Preview Plastic Surgery Procedure with 3D Printing
With every passing week, we are witnessing the continual advancement of 3D technologies in the medical world. From prosthetics to pre-surgical models for the rehearsal of complex procedures, the progress of 3D printing and related technologies is having tremendous implications to medicine. A natural extension of this progress is in the practice of cosmetic surgery and MirrorMe3D is set to revolutionize the way people approach it.
At $225, the models aren’t cheap, but when you consider the physical and mental cost of a disappointing surgical procedure, the price is well worth it. There are a variety of reasons why a person may need cosmetic surgery and, whether it is due or purely aesthetic to a birth, accident, or illness defect, 3D printing allows the patient to have literal hands-on involvement in their procedure, and for a much greater rate of happy and satisfied patients.
And some studies have shown that up to 1/3 of plastic surgery patients are unhappy with the results. Up until now, there was no real way far a patient to see the possibilities of their post-surgery appearance as a tangible 3D model, so that going through the process involved a bit of a leap of faith.
Founded by Plastic Surgeon Dr. Carrie Stern, MirrorMe3D takes full advantage of 3D technologies to eliminate the fear of the unknown. MirrorMe3D then makes a 3D model which the patient can modify in order to simulate their ideal look. The patient can then order a 3D print of their ideal look and it will be shipped to them within one week.