Archive for November, 2010

Computer Imaged versus Real Results III

November 06th, 2010 | Category: Rhinoplasty Philosophy

And now for the final installation in our series of photos demonstrating the comparison of simulated surgical results done pre-operatively with actual rhinoplasty results obtained over one year after surgery. This already beautiful young woman wanted her nose to better balance with her face through hump reduction, tip narrowing and refinement, deprojection, and correction of a hanging columella.

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Computer Imaged versus Real Results II

November 05th, 2010 | Category: Rhinoplasty Philosophy

Continuing from our last post, we want to show you another example of how closely computer imaged results compare to the final surgical rhinoplasty outcome. This young woman had undergone previous rhinoplasty that left her with a wide, unrefined tip from the front view and a pollybeak-type fullness above the tip on profile view.

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Computer Imaged versus Real Results I

November 04th, 2010 | Category: Rhinoplasty Philosophy

Computer imaging is extremely important in our practice in helping our patients to articulate their goals for rhinoplasty surgery and for us to be able to communicate effectively what can or cannot be accomplished with surgery. It is not just about drawing a picture of a good-looking nose. For us, it is about being able to show accurately how each proposed change in surgery will truly affect every other aspect of the nose. It is critical for us that we are honest, precise, and real in our imaging. For that reason, we do not over-image but, instead, image a change that we know we can deliver. As a result, we are not only comfortable sending our patients their images before surgery; we use these images as a vital tool to facilitate conversation during the final pre-op visit to make sure that we completely understand the desired aesthetic. And then, we do not deviate from this aesthetic during surgery.

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