Modern cosmetic surgery has several significant advantages over that from years passed, thanks in part to cutting-edge advances in computer technology. Computer imaging is one such tool that has proven to be invaluable. Visualizing potential establishes mutual goals and expectations for both the patient and surgeon.
At Renu by Dr. Schonfeld, Dr. Schoenfeld brings innovative computer imaging to his patient evaluations. The technique provides an important starting point to the consultation process. Using computer imaging, Dr. Schoenfeld is able to bring his patients more satisfying and long-lasting results.
Computer imaging refers to the process of uploading digital photographs, and then using specialized morphing software to make specific changes to the image. At Renu by Dr. Schoenfeld, Dr. Schoenfeld uses computer imaging to demonstrate the potential changes that can be seen after a surgical or noninvasive procedure. Computer imaging allows patients to visualize possible results for the face, eyes, nose, chin, and neck.
Benefits of Computer Imaging:
- Clearly establishes desired results
- Side by side comparisons of multiple before/after scenarios
- Ensures reasonable surgical expectations
- Creates a shared goal between surgeon and patient
The Computer Imaging Process
During your consultation appointment, a series of photographs will be taken by Dr. Schoenfeld or one of his aesthetic professionals. These pictures are then fed into a computer with morphing software, used exclusively for cosmetic surgery. In just a few minutes, the images are adjusted to show potential results. The unique capabilities of this software will allow the images to be further sculpted while you watch.
Dr. Schoenfeld can use morphing software to present different scenarios and potential outcomes. For example, computer imaging can show what you will look like after narrowing the nasal tip or lowering a hump on the nasal bridge. If you are interested in what your chin may look like following chin augmentation, the software allows Dr. Schoenfeld to increase the projection of your chin on profile, or widen the chin and strengthen the jaw line on a frontal view. If you are concerned with sagging neck or jowls, Dr. Schoenfeld can show you the areas of your face that will be addressed with neck lifts, facelifts, or mini facelifts, giving you a good idea of how each area of your face will be affected by the surgical procedure.
Limitations of Computer Imaging
It is important to remember that the images seen with computer imaging are cannot predict the exact results. This is a simulation process and not an exact portrait of the final product. Swelling, healing variations, and scar tissue formation can affect the results. Dr. Schoenfeld will use the computer imaging technique, in combination with multiple Before/After photographs of his recent patients, to paint the most complete image of the potential results possible.
Computer Imaging at Renu
As computer technology continues to advance, the benefits of computer imaging will continue to improve. Dr. Schoenfeld brings the most current, innovative computer imaging software to his patient consultations. With an eye for technical details, along with an artistic touch, Dr. Schoenfeld utilizes this cutting-edge technology to develop a meticulous surgical plan, designed to achieve the desired results. More than 20 years of cosmetic experience makes Dr. Schoenfeld one of the top cosmetic surgeons the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.
If you are in interested in a surgical or noninvasive cosmetic procedure, contact Renu by Dr. Schoenfeld to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schoenfeld at 301.652.7368. For those patients coming to Renu by Dr. Schoenfeld from outside of Chevy Chase, Maryland, please talk to your patient coordinator for driving directions or assistance with local accommodations.
Computer imaging provides a visual representation of an intended surgical procedure. This process allows patients to see the potential results from various techniques, which in turn will shape the surgical plan created by Dr. Schoenfeld.
Anyone can benefit from computer imaging at Renu by Dr. Schoenfeld. Patients who are looking for surgical or noninvasive changes to their face, neck, lips, ears, eyes, nose, and chin are most likely to find excellent results with the process.
Dr. Schoenfeld or one of his aesthetic professionals will take several photographs, then upload these into the computer. Using morphing software, changes are then made to the image to show potential results.
How long does computer imaging take?
The computer imaging process takes only a few minutes during the consultation appointment.
Can the results of my computer imaging be further manipulated?
Yes, once your photos have been loaded into the morphing software, Dr. Schoenfeld can make multiple edits as you determine the right technique and extent of correction that works for you.
Can computer imaging be used for every technique, or on any part of the body?
There are limits to the realistic images that can be obtained with computer imaging. Liposuction results cannot always be seen well with morphing software. During your consultation, Dr. Schoenfeld will explain if and how computer imaging can be used in your situation.
Are the images from the morphing process exact?
The pictures that result from computer imaging are meant to be a guide to potential results. Unfortunately, there is no way to know the exact results that will be seen after your procedure.
Does computer imaging cost extra at Renu by Dr. Schoenfeld?
Dr. Schoenfeld offers his patients complimentary computer imaging as part of the consultation process. There is no hidden fee for the service.
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