Advanced digital imaging is a valuable tool to use before getting a rhinoplasty. Here’s what you need to know before your surgery and before imaging your future rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty Digital Imaging
Computer imaging software makes it possible to visualize rhinoplasty results better. The rhinoplasty digital imaging software scans your face to map out a 3-dimensional image. By creating this digital map, the program creates a model of how you would look after specific procedures.
Seeing your potential “after” picture before getting the surgery is a great way to determine what adjustments are right for you. The surgeon can sit with you and take you through various adjustments, displaying how they would affect your appearance.
A virtual nose job can illustrate:
- Removed bumps
- Nasal tip adjustments (ex. set back, narrow)
Using a Virtual Nose Job to Pick Your Adjustments
When you know that you want to change your nose but aren’t sure which adjustments you want, a virtual nose job is a great option. By performing the rhinoplasty virtually, the surgeon can let you see the possible results without committing.
A virtual nose job is also beneficial if you want extra reassurance about the procedure you want.
Use it to Pick a Solution, Not a Surgeon
Although digital imaging can help you see the difference a rhinoplasty procedure might have, it doesn’t show the surgeon’s actual quality. Unlike the program, actual rhinoplasty requires a lot more expertise than clicking a few buttons. And the “Undo” button is a lot more intensive than just closing an app.
A virtual nose job helps to show the possibilities, but it does not guarantee results. Just because a plastic surgeon can show you your ideal nose job on the program doesn’t mean they can achieve it.
The computer program may be able to get each procedure right every time. But, it cannot see underlying structures or complications that could change or limit the results.
Only a qualified and experienced surgeon can assess these nuances, helping you form a better picture of the possible results.
It’s essential to choose the right rhinoplasty surgeon for you and your nose. Their expertise can help you understand what your possible options are and provide realistic expectations. Rhinoplasty is a highly-specialized surgery that, in the right hands, can have a significant positive impact on your facial aesthetics. Do not place that trust lightly.
In selecting a plastic surgeon, review their work on rhinoplasty before and after galleries and look at reviews. These can help to find the rhinoplasty surgeon who is capable of delivering the results you desire.
A Simulation is Not a Replacement for a Consultation
Although the simulation can help you understand what you may want to achieve with rhinoplasty, you still need to talk to a surgeon.
The surgeon will help you understand what is or is not possible with the nose’s structure and help establish realistic expectations.
Dr. Rival has conducted thousands of rhinoplasties, having the experience to work with many different face shapes to achieve the patients’ ideal results. He provides the highest level of care and expertise in virtual and real rhinoplasty.
Get in touch today to book your initial consultation.