It is an indispensable tool for plastic surgeons and their patients because it allows the patient to take on a more active role during the consultation process.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 09, 2011
The Vectra 3-D modeling system brings new dimensions to Dr. Babak Azizzadeh’s facial reconstruction patients at the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA. With the help of facial surgery 3-D modeling, patients suffering from facial paralysis or facial trauma can become more active in their consultation and surgery planning with Dr. Azizzadeh.
“Recent advances in 3-D photography, combined with stunning software, allow patients to preview what they will look like as a result of facial reconstruction surgery. It is an indispensable tool for plastic surgeons and their patients because it allows the patient to take on a more active role during the consultation process,” said Dr. Azizzadeh.
First, 3-D images are taken of the patient with Vectra’s Sculptor software. Then, using the Sculptor software, Dr. Azizzadeh simulates a variety of facial reconstruction surgery outcomes for the patient to view. The 3-D models of the patient’s face can be viewed from all angles, which was previously not possible. Additionally, this newer software allows Dr. Azizzadeh and his patient to view side-by-side comparisons and translucent overlays to get a more accurate image.
Looking at the 3-D images, Dr. Azizzadeh educates the patient about facial asymmetries. “I highly recommend the 3-D imaging technology to all of my facial reconstruction patients. It allows patients to have a more realistic idea of what results they will be able to achieve from surgery,” said Dr. Azizzadeh of the technologically advanced Vectra system.
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, the Chairman and Director of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles, is a Harvard-trained facial plastic surgeon, specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery of the face, eyes and nose. He is double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. His expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery has made him one if the most sought-after surgeons in the country.
In addition, Dr. Azizzadeh is also highly skilled in non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments, including lasers, Ulthera, injectables, fat grafting, chemical peels and liquid facelifts. He has written 5 medical textbooks, lectured around the world and been featured in national media outlets including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Doctors, The New York Times and Discovery Health for his extensive knowledge in facial plastic surgery.
Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, the CENTER provides our patients with the most comfortable and technologically advanced facilities in the field of medicine. For more information about the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery visit http://www.facialplastics.info.