3D imaging allows patients to visualize post-surgery bodies
November 2, 2010
A new technology being used by some plastic surgeons allows patients to view images of what they might look like post-surgery. CBS Atlanta reports that the 3D imaging process involves six cameras. Pictures are taken of the patient beforehand, and the doctor can then adjust the photos to illustrate how the patient may look after the operation.
One individual who benefited from the imaging was Jessica Hartin, who used it to see how she might look after her breast augmentation surgery. The 5-foot-10 inch woman felt the surgery would make her appear better proportioned.
3D Imaging is another tool, along with proper consultation, that can be used by plastic surgeons to help patients make decisions that fit their needs and expectations.
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