Like many other fields in the medical industry, plastic surgery has seen an influx of amazing technological developments over the last several years. This is obviously great news for prospective and current plastic surgery patients. In addition to advanced surgical techniques, many new technologies are helping plastic surgeons like myself improve the surgical experience for patients during the pre-surgery consultation phase. These advancements allow my patients and me to develop more precise surgical plans together based on information that was previously unavailable.
TouchMD is a revolutionary education software that can help patients before and after their consultation. The process works by uploading a patient’s before photos to the online TouchMD patient consultation system. Once uploaded, we can use drawing tools and graphics to help illustrate the effects that a certain cosmetic procedure may help them achieve. We can also use TouchMD to look at before and after photos from previous patients, procedural videos, and more to help provide a clearer understanding of what is possible with plastic surgery. TouchMD allows patients to easily access all of the materials we discussed during their consultation in the privacy of their own home with any computer, tablet or mobile device. To help protect the patient’s privacy, TouchMD uses a secure network and log-in system.
On a similar note, the Crisalix 3D Imaging system allows patients to see a projection of what their final results may look like following cosmetic surgery. Like TouchMD, Crisalix is a software-based system that uses pictures uploaded online by the patient. These photographs are then used as the basis for virtual projections of what the patient may look like after their surgery, based on their current appearance and the specific details of their procedure. The projections can be altered to show what a patient may look like with certain surgery preferences, like different breast implant sizes for example, to help determine the best fit for each patient.
Check out the video below where I discuss how we utilize the most current plastic surgery technology available to assist our patients at Southern Plastic Surgery:
Anything we can do to ease a patient’s nerves or concerns before surgery is certainly a good thing. By utilizing these newly-available cosmetic technologies, I feel we are doing everything we can to help our patients understand their respective procedures and establish realistic expectations for their final results. For more information on plastic surgery technology or if you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation today, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman. Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for additional plastic surgery videos, tips, news, and more.