You should look at photos of the doctor's work, speak with other patients, verify credentials and research the doctor's reputation before you commit. (Bearing in mind that photos may be digitally altered and doctors' referrals are usually their best work, ask lots of questions.)
"Convey what your expectations are to the doctor," says Stevens, who advocates bringing in photographs showing the results you're looking for as well as looks you don't want to end up with.
Stevens uses 3-D computer imagery to help predict outcomes. "Photographs help the doctor see what the patient's vision or expectations are," he says.
Mind details, be conservative
Research the techniques the doctor plans to use. Stevens says some can minimize scarring or avoid that pulled-back, drawn look. For eyes and brows, less is more, especially for men. "If you lift their brows too much ... on men, it feminizes them. It makes them look weird," he says.