Advanced computer imaging is a form of facial scanning and rendering technology that allows for near photorealistic representations of various nasal features, contours, and dimensions. For instance, a doctor may take several pictures of a patient’s face and then relay the information into a computerized feedback system. The procedure usually does not take long (15-20 minutes) and then the doctor and patient can look at the images generated together to help determine the patient’s aesthetic goals.
When it comes to Rhinoplasty surgery and other procedures that are related to aesthetical and pragmatic enhancements computer imaging is a helpful tool for the patient and the surgeon. Digital imaging is a useful tool for patients in Toronto who want to analyze a digital simulation of what their new face may look like with an array of different nasal options. In fact, there are many companies in Toronto as well as other parts of North America that provide state of the art and cutting edge software tools that allow surgeons like Dr. Solomon to provide patients with a variety of simulated possibilities. For instance, some of these programs will allow a patient as well as the doctor and his or her assistants to remove a bump with ease. They can also use the leading edge proprietary digital software to narrow, set back, or even rotate a nasal tip within the safe confines of a virtual environment.
Most experts in the field of Rhinoplasty, and other surgical procedures, believe that using such digital tools can provide patients, or even those who are simply part of a consultation, to properly assess or evaluate a multitude of options before any work is actually done. Put another way, advanced computer imaging for Rhinoplasty can serve as the quintessential communication catalyst between patient and surgeon before the patient goes under the knife. Please note, however, that a virtual simulation is limited by the software, however advanced it may be. In other words, there is no guarantee that you will obtain a nose identical to what what is generated by the digital rendering software, but gives a general idea of what the outcome be.
To help patients visualize their possible surgical outcomes, Dr. Solomon offers advanced computer imaging during consultations. Dr. Solomon uses Canfield Imaging software that is especially helpful for patients considering Rhinoplasty Surgery. Dr. Solomon will take professional photographs of your nose from different angles. He will then download your images into the imaging software. The morphing program will modify your nose on static images of your face. With this technology, patients and Dr. Solomon can review different surgical options.
While computer imaging cannot guarantee results, it ensures that you and Dr. Solomon share a common surgical goal. The Imaging software generally is very close to actual results in most cases. Imaging can also help patients and Dr. Solomon establish what may be the desired ideal aesthetic goal. An example of this is a patient who has a moderately enlarged nose but small chin. With imaging, a patient may find that what they actually desire is a conservative Rhinoplasty and chin augmentation for facial balance rather than an aggressive reduction Rhinoplasty.
If you decide to undergo a Rhinoplasty procedure, then you can use advanced computer imaging to obtain a profile view or a front on view. Generally speaking, the profile view is recommended for new patients, as it helps illustrate the bevy of effects of the most commonly performed Rhinoplasty surgeries.
For instance, let us imagine that a patient comes into the office and tells their surgeon that they have a noticeable bump on their nose and that they are interested in having it removed. The advanced computer imaging can make the entire process far more predictable. In fact, the software available has become so advanced that the surgeon can show the patient a multitude of bump reductions, step by step, until they find the exact fit that they desire.
For other patients, a bump reduction on the nose may not be a priority or even desired. They may, instead, claim that their nose is too bulbous or full. In such an event, the doctor can manipulate the software to generate various degrees or levels of thinness until the patient is satisfied. It should also be noted that the effects are photorealistic, so the patient will more or less know exactly what their nose will look like after the surgery is performed. This includes immediately afterwards, as well as during the healing process and beyond.
In fact patients and surgeons can even adjust the software parameters in order to generate a cornucopia of nasal projections (i.e., more or less projected), as well as how much they want their nose to be turned up (i.e., more or less turned up). They can even determine if they want their nasal bridge to be concave or straight.
Again, it is important to reiterate that, while the images are near photorealistic and even lifelike in their dimensions, that they are not a factual representation of what the patient’s nose will look like after they have undergone successful Rhinoplasty surgery. Instead, try to look at advanced computer imaging for Rhinoplasty as an impressive communication tool that the surgeon and patient can collaborate on to increase the probability of success. If you have any concerns about the limitations or implications of using advanced computer imaging software and printing please do not hesitate to discuss your concerns with Dr. Solomon. He will be more than happy to walk you through every step.
It should also be noted that the field of Rhinoplasty has a fairly high revision rate. In other words, procedures are often repeated due to patient dissatisfaction or botched work that needs a complete revision or frequent touch-ups. Such worse case scenarios are often a point of concern of patients; and understandably so. Dr. Solomon discusses all rewards and risks from rhinoplasty surgery and is committed to the best possible outcome for each and every patient.
Dr. Phillip Solomon, MD, FRCSC, is world renowned for his Rhinoplasty work in Canada and abroad. He specializes in Rhinoplasty and facial cosmetic surgery procedures. Furthermore, Dr. Solomon is an Otolaryngologist, and Head and Neck Surgeon; sub-specializing and practicing in Facial Plastic Surgery in Toronto. His practice is located in Thornhill, and he also has a clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital in downtown Toronto.
Computer technology has become so advanced that the probability or error and/or dissatisfaction has been reduced dramatically. This has allowed Dr. Solomon to become even more effective and precise with his work, reducing recovery times, pain, complications, and other such issues, while also ensuring quality work that boasts high patient satisfaction rates and retention.
If you are considering Rhinoplasty we invite you to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. Dr. Solomon has studied the latest advancements and techniques in Rhinoplasty, and offers a plethora of different procedures upon request; including, but not limited to, primary Rhinoplasty, injection Rhinoplasty, transgender Rhinoplasty, revision Rhinoplasty, African American Rhinoplasty, Persian Rhinoplasty and Asian Rhinoplasty.
You can fill out the contact form on this page to inquire or arrange a consultation and/or if you would like to learn more about the advanced computer imaging technology that we use, please contact the offices of Dr. Solomon today.
Furthermore, you can go through the various high resolution before and after images that are available to take a look at the profile photos of actual satisfied patients of Dr. Solomon. Please note that Dr. Solomon will also provide post-operative consultations and follow ups for up to a year after the initial Rhinoplasty surgery has been provided. His number one priority is your safety and wellbeing and he will take all of the necessary steps to ensure that you are completely satisfied and feeling confident with your new nose.
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