Plastic surgeons today are able to provide patients with computer generated modifications of photographed images, also known as “morphs”. Through the use of this software, the doctor can show someone how certain surgical and non-surgical cosmetic changes may alter the face. Some providers have 3D imaging available which allows both patient and surgeon to assess individualized treatment plans from varying angles.
Reconstructive results before Rhinoplasty
Virtual imaging is especially important for patients seeing Dr. Bustillo for secondary rhinoplasty. These individuals are looking to address complications or dissatisfaction following a primary rhinoplasty and may be hesitant to undergo another surgery, even with a new facial plastic surgeon. Some patients have been through a number of rhinoplasty procedures before they visit Dr. Bustillo, which can create the necessity for reconstructive plastic surgery techniques. The doctor has an impressive array of patient photos in his Revision Rhinoplasty Photo Gallery, but it is important for prospective patients to know how their own face will improve, too.
Prior to one’s visit to Dr. Bustillo’s Coral Gables office, he or she should be aware that computer imaging is a tool that is dependent on the doctor’s sincerity in regards to his surgical ability. Dr. Bustillo’s vast experience in revision rhinoplasty gives him the ability to know how close he can achieve a result to that of the computer image.
Intuitive approach to provide Rhinoplasty patients natural looking results
Most commonly, patients visit plastic surgeons for rhinoplasty to reduce the size of the nose, which means tissues will be both reformed and removed from the nose. Some plastic surgeons are aggressive in their approach, removing too much bone, cartilage, and other parts of the nose. Dr. Bustillo often uses cartilage grafts to reconstruct the nose, bringing it back to a natural shape.
Though the doctor has the ability to morph patient photos and create an ideal image, patients should be aware that the goal is not perfection, it is improvement. Facial anatomy does not always permit the extent of changes patients wish, even though these can be accomplished digitally. It is for this reason Dr. Bustillo will address these issues when working with patients. However, digital imaging is an excellent tool for aiding in communication, allowing patient and doctor to arrive at an agreed-upon goal for surgery.
Excellence in Revision Rhinoplasty
Understandably so, many revision rhinoplasty patients are hesitant to undergo a second nose surgery, especially when it is due to cosmetic imperfections. Dr. Bustillo has formed a great rapport with former patients who explain their patient experiences for others to read, watch in video form, and observe through photographs. Don’t hesitate to contact his Coral Gables office today at (305) 663-3380 to schedule your consultation for revision rhinoplasty, or one of the other specialty surgeries the doctor offers.