If you are considering plastic surgery, there are many things you should look into prior to going ahead with a procedure. Deciding on the right doctor takes research, as does determining the right procedure for you. Plastic surgery requires you to conduct independent research and is a serious process that should not be rushed. One of the things that you need to look at is what the results will really be like once the procedure is completed. Will a cosmetic procedure create the look you've envisioned?
There are many ways that you can get an idea of how you will look once your procedure is done. If you are having breast augmentation for instance, there are prosthetics you can wear to see how you will look with a larger breast size. However, if you aren’t looking at implants, it might be a little more difficult to get an idea of how you will look once your procedure is completed.
But then again, that was before the arrival of "virtual plastic surgery," a popular advance in computer imaging technology and one of the most helpful tools yet devised for determining if a procedure is right for you. With virtual plastic surgery, you no longer need to guess at what your results will look like. Be it a breast augmentation, facelift, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, or any other number of cosmetic procedures, many plastic surgeons can now use specially designed computer programs to easily project how you will look after the procedure is completed. This advance in plastic surgery also lets patients try out different a number of different aesthetic options without ever having to go under the knife. Say you are going in for rhinoplasty: you think you want a certain shape or size, but aren’t quite sure. The doctor can take a photo of you and, using the computer software, digitally alter the photo by switching out your nose with a wide array of other nose options, helping you to see which nose truly works best with the structure and shape of your face.
This advance in technology takes the guesswork out of plastic surgery for both the doctor and the patient. The question of “how will I look” is less of an issue, replaced with, "what will it take to make me look that way?" Today, with just a few clicks of the mouse, virtual plastic surgery simplifies a once highly stressful process.
Now you can work with your plastic surgeon to try all kinds of “looks” out on you. This is all part of the process to make sure that you are happy with the results of your surgery. Just because you think you want the nose of a famous movie start or the chin of your best friend, doesn’t mean that it will actually look good on you. It is important to use virtual plastic surgery programs as a tool in your preparation. There is no sense in being surprised by your results when you can easily know what they will be ahead of time.