FACIAL PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
How 3D Tools Assist the World of Rhinoplasty
Deciding to undergo a Rhinoplasty procedure, or nose-job is a life-altering decision which can positively or negatively impact your life. Though your current nose definitely needs a change, choosing to go under the knife blindly can be scary. Scientists in Belgium have recently created a revolutionary tool which reveals a sneak-peek at your re-sculpted nose post-operation. The software utilizes symmetrical and balanced facial models along with patient input to produce a natural nose as a basis for comparison throughout the surgical procedure. Though there are other 3D rendering applications on the market, this particular development is the first of its kind to provide a successful nose replacement option for amputees. The advanced software combines various facial characteristics, patient input and various algorithms to produce realistic results.
How is 3D Technology Improving Doctor/Patient Communication?
In cases of facial alteration, it is imperative the patient has the final say and decision when it comes to procedures done on their face. A number of facial plastic surgeons incorporate three-dimensional technology as a tool to increase patient involvement and provide optimal results in rhinoplasty procedures. In doing so, the facial plastic surgeon works with each patient from start to finish to visualize post-op imagery based on the patient’s desired results. This method works especially well if the individual is not quite sure of what they would like to achieve with surgery.
Individuals who Have Successfully Utilized 3D Rhinoplasty Rendering
Rhinoplasty procedures are performed on individuals of all ages who would like more balanced and appealing noses. Many case studies reported improved breathing along with a better physical appearance after utilizing the 3D rendering to perfect their nose-job procedure. The interaction between patient and medical professional is made possible with this innovative technology. Patients love seeing results before they’ve happened and are astounded by witnessing the life-like changes in their own face.
How Does the Technology Addresses Patient’s Expectations?
Three-Dimensional rendering allows patients to see simulations of their face in the form of various visuals displayed in a 360 display. The Rhinoplasty module projects the width, tip, point and prominent landmarks of the patient’s face and alters the canvas to reflect potential results. If a patient is unhappy, they may work with the doctor to reach results perfectly tailored for their face. As with all procedures, patients shouldn’t expect complete accuracy, as this is still a digital and not physical model.
With rhinoplasty being Dr. Milgrim’s forte, he encourages prospective patients to schedule a consultation at his New Jersey office to discuss different aspects of the procedure as well as new technologies such as this one.Back to Main Blog Page