Many people think portrait retouching is limited to just removing a pimple here and there. In reality, portrait retouching (when done right) is about making you look your best and enhancing your natural look. It’s not about making any wild changes in Photoshop or making any extreme body modifications. We like to keep things on the natural side but simply enhance and make small modifications where needed. If you look at the photo above, you can see we made many small changes which contribute to making a big improvement in the overall image.
In the end, you can choose if you think it’s worthwhile for your photos. Many choose to have their teeth whitened at the dentist, have a professional make-up artist come in, and their clothes professional tailored. Others ask we accomplish the same objectives in Photoshop. You be the judge of which path is right for you.