shutterstock_1812866273D imaging is a useful technology for seeing a visual representation of how you will look after your desired cosmetic surgery. At Michaels Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, we use Crisalix 3D imaging technology. A 3D camera takes a picture of the patient, and the software is then programmed with the specifics of your procedure to produce an image of what you will look like after your operation. In this post, Rockville cosmetic surgeon Dr. Joseph Michaels discusses the benefits of 3D imaging.

Visualize Your Results

3D imaging allows you to visualize what your results from plastic surgery will look like. Whether you’d like a breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, or Botox, 3D imaging can show you what your “new look” will be. Because the 3D imaging uses your actual image, it is much more helpful than a computer simulation. These simulations can also be beamed to Samsung Gear Virtual Reality glasses so you can see what your results will look like from any angle, and “try on” different looks with just a few keystrokes.

Set Realistic Expectations

It’s important that the patient and surgeon have similar expectations in mind going into any procedure. By referring to a 3D image, you can clearly point out what you like or don’t like about the image to your plastic surgeon. It’s also important that the surgeon is assured that the patient has realistic expectations. 3D imaging helps make sure the doctor and patient are “on the same page.”

Peace of Mind

Being able to see an image of your expected results from surgery can help you feel at ease with your decision. You can easily examine images of different options, and be confident that you’ve chosen the one that matches your desires. If your significant other is concerned about what you will look like after your procedure, you can access your simulated results on the web to show them what to expect.

Come See Your Simulated Results

Seeing simulated 3D images of your post-operation results is just one part of your consultation at Michaels Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Dr. Michaels will also carefully examine your medical history and answer all of your questions about your desired cosmetic procedure. Schedule an appointment today by calling our Bethesda office at (301) 468-5991 or our Fairfax office at (703) 957-8610.

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