3D at the service of cosmetic surgery
Today, cosmetic surgery is becoming more and more high-tech. 3D technology is strongly present and brings a real added value to cosmetic procedures. And technological advances in this field have not finished revealing their secrets… Discover a new technology skin : camera analysis.
Precision of gestures through three-dimensional imaging
The main advantages of 3D printing in the world of cosmetic surgery are the ability to create custom-made implants that are personalized down to the last detail, to visualize point by point simulations of results, to significantly reduce the duration of operations and to eliminate possible risks of infection. The goal is to make each procedure more precise with the help of highly representative scanner images, for the purpose of reconstitution and impeccable rendering. While 3D unquestionably facilitates the surgeon’s action, it is particularly advantageous for the patient.
3D: a valuable decision-making aid
With the help of 3D, a large number of surgical procedures have been initiated with a convincing realism of the result: breast augmentation, blepharoplasty, liposuction, rhinoplasty, etc… The results of the technique are indeed indisputable. The patient has the latitude to better express his expectations through realistic simulations. The doctor can also give well-argued explanations that illustrate the final result with images. 3D technology thus facilitates the dialogue between practitioner and patient. The patient can then make a decision with complete peace of mind.
3D in cosmetic surgery: how does it work?
For a three-dimensional representation of the results of a cosmetic surgery operation, the standing image of the patient is scanned by the device that projects visible and invisible (infrared) light waves on her for a few seconds. The resulting data is then sent to the computer for a 3D reconstruction. The mode of data collection is safe for the patient because there is no irradiation. This allows the experiment to be repeated several times until usable images are obtained.
Non-exhaustive perspectives of care
The perspectives of 3D imaging are numerous and offer a multitude of clinical applications. The reactivity of plastic surgeons is multiplied tenfold, with the benefit of faster and more efficient solutions. An accident victim, for example, will no longer have to wait several months to see his face completely reconstructed. This efficiency also remains valid for a fractured skull or arms, or a seriously damaged pelvis. Moreover, the interventions are less risky and more effective for the patient, who is now at the heart of all decisions.