If you are considering plastic surgery as a treatment for skin and facial flaws then you should choose a plastic surgeon that uses digital imaging software during their consultation process.  Digital imaging software is “virtual plastic surgery” that allows the profession to upload front and side facial photographs and then modify them using software tools.  If you are considering a non-surgical nose job but would like to better visualize the final result on your own face—literally—then digital imaging software is an invaluable tool.

When you arrive for your consultation, a member of the surgical team will take several “naked” photographs of your skin and facial features at several different angles and then upload them so you can review them together.  The digital imaging software allows the plastic surgeon to personally alter your facial images, based on your feedback in real-time, and help you to determine exactly how subtle or extreme you would like your potential procedure to be.  Best of all—if you have been considering any additional procedure to further emphasize the desired final product then the imaging software will easily give you full control.

There are some at-home programs that will do similar tasks but you completely miss out on the the personalized aspect of the consultation process  and the experience and input from the plastic surgeon and the customer service that goes along with the in office consultation.  Even though it is nice to be able to preview a cosmetic alternation in the privacy and comfort of your own home, what is the next step if you wonder about lifting the nose as well as the cheeks, or if you want to explore the option of adding in a facelift and a lip filler?  When you pay for the expensive at-home digital imaging software, you lose the benefit of a professional walking you through the steps of using the software and giving direct feedback in the form of his or her expertise.

It is important not to rely disproportionately on the visual displayed by the digital imaging software because it is not a guaranteed result.  The actual surgical procedure may not turn out exactly like the picture.  Dr. Dominic Castellano, a board certified, facial plastic surgeon in Tampa, Florida, states that, “No patient should ever try and let this new technology take the place of open doctor-patient communication.”  As a collaborative effort, digital imaging software because one of the most important tools for the consultation process.

If you are considering a plastic surgery procedure and would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with digital imaging software at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, please call 813-975-3223 or visit us online.

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