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Three-Dimensional Surface Imaging in Plastic Surgery

Volume 4 - Issue 3

Jamal Jomah*

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    • Consultant Plastic Surgeon, American College of Surgeons (ACS) Governor, Saudi Arabia

    *Corresponding author:Jamal Jomah, Triple Board (USA, Canada, UK), Consultant Plastic Surgeon, American College of Surgeons (ACS) Governor, MEDART & AJMAL General Manager, American College of Surgeons (ACS) Governor, KSA, ATLS Course Director, Saudi Arabia

April 30, 2018;   Published: May 09, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.04.001054

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Abstract

Three D surface technology is used to demonstrate to the patients the expected changes possible with a particular procedure. This technology has allowed the patient and surgeon to both see the expected result at the same time on the same screen. This will help the surgeon identify the patient’s expectations and be cautious about patients who have unrealistic expectations. The Surgeon can also define the steps of surgery and plan it more accurately. The goal is to improve the patient’s satisfaction with this technology and minimize the revision. Three Dimensional Surface Imaging (3DSI) represents a revolution providing objective information on changes in volume or shape before and after treatment [1]. The introduction of Three Dimensional Surface Modelling (3DSM) represents a paradigm shift towards more realistic results that the patients can see and feel and appreciate from all dimensions. The aim of this paper is to describe the author’s experience with 3DSI and 3DSM.

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