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Rhinoplasty Patients Benefit from Computer Imaging

Rhinoplasty Patients Benefit from Computer Imaging

Rhinoplasty patients can benefit from computer imaging. Watch to find out which nose the patients are choosing most often.

doctor_computer_0325A new study indicates that computer imaging can be a useful tool to help surgeons and rhinoplasty patients decide how the patient’s new nose should look. The report, published in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, indicates that computer imaging software helps doctors offer their patients the “ideal” nose.

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin studied 20 women who were undergoing rhinoplasty. They examined each patient’s facial proportions before and after surgery. The researchers found that most of the desired parameters were close to the ideal.

But, this ideal isn’t based on celebrity examples – instead, it is based instead on “Proportions of the Aesthetic Face.” This is the 1984 standard established by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

The report, published in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, indicates that computer imaging software helps doctors offer their patients the “ideal” nose.

The researchers later concluded that doctors are using computer imaging software to store information about common patient preferences. And, they can also use it to help future patients make choices that work just as well.

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