Virtual Plastic Surgery
The most common question everyone thinks about when
considering plastic surgery is: how will I look after the surgery? The famed
saying "a picture is worth thousand words" would definitely apply here. The
answer may be a little easier to get these days with the advent of 3-D
computer technology, and a prominent facial plastic
surgeon in Beverly Hills is taking full advantage of it.
Dr. Payman Simoni is one
of the most sought after physicians in his field. Using an innovative
VECTRA® 3-Dimensional camera and Sculptor™ software, developed by Canfield
Imaging Systems (Fairfield, NJ) Dr. Simoni can provide plastic surgery
patients with life-like simulations of their faces in 3 dimensional spaces.
With 3-D imaging, patients considering procedures such as
Rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills are
photographed from a variety of angles with multiple cameras. The digital
images from all the cameras are then combined with the Sculptor™ software to
create a 3d image of the face.
Since Rhinoplasty can potentially affect the balance of the entire face, the
3-D VECTRA® technology comes in very handy for patients who wish to undergo
Rhinoplasty. Dr. Simoni is one of the most meticulous
Rhinoplasty specialists and 3-D imaging is one more way for him to
communicate with his prospective Rhinoplasty patients what the goals for the
surgery should be.
In rare cases where the patient is not certain of their
goals, the 3D imaging can be priceless. “Because the images are in 3-D, I
can rotate their images to any viewpoint, and they can clearly examine the
final outcome. I can make simulated changes and examine surgical goals in
advance, and this truly helps them make sounder decisions.” Says Dr Simoni.