How accurate are computer images projecting the result of a nose job? Can these really be relied upon?
We undertake computer imaging in every patient seeking a rhinoplasty. Computer imaging is a very helpful way to communicate surgical goals. The patient understands that computer imaging is a video game – it is not a guarantee, but it is a way to find our shared goal. I am generally able to achieve a result that is within the range of the computer imaging goal-of-surgery.
I do computer imaging with every patient seeking rhinoplasty because it is essential for me to know what the patient wants to accomplish, and the patient must know what I envision as a goal for the surgical result. I work with the patient to generate an imaging result because I want to be sure that the patient and I agree on the goal. The patient understands that this is not a guarantee, but that this is our shared goal. I have found that computer imaging is tremendously helpful tool.