This is an excerpt about a patient who was metaphorically a “virtual reality” 7 weeks ago and today walked through the door in the flesh as an”actuality”
Today a patient came in who I had worked with prior to them undergoing rhinoplasty surgery performed by Dr Hodgkinson and the result has inspired me to put pen to paper to let you know of this amazing outcome. This patient has literally been transformed from being very good looking to become exceptionally beautiful with glamorous, model-like features because of the fine result obtained from Dr Hodgkinson’s surgery. The patient’s nose pre-operatively detracted from her beauty but post-operatively it is so soft looking, natural, without an “operated look” from every viewpoint.
Normally, the computer imaging program we have on site provides improved communication between doctor and patient but in this instance, the results were so accurate comparing the virtual reality to the physical reality. It is very satisfying to know that the “marriage” of software, artistry and expertise can be amalgamated and substantiated in the flesh, no longer justan illusion, expectation or hope.
Using the computer imaging program, which is a superlative tool and usually an accurate forecaster of the real, final result of Dr Hodgkinson’s rhinoplasty surgery and with my inimitable artistry, 7 weeks ago, I sat down with this extremely pleasant patient, very creative in her own way, to customize a nose that she would love to have and that would suit her physiognomy and facial features.
When a patient comes in for a consultation, we have a proper photographic studio and take good photos preceded by computer imaging which affords you a great glimpse of the surgical outcome given your expectations, desires and what Dr Hodgkinson feels he can achieve as well. This is particularly pertinent with respect to the nose.
In plastic surgery, it is standard to have a consent form for every procedure and this does include the computer imaging. How a patient heals is not particularly predictable so the computer imaging may vary somewhat from the actual result, especially in secondary cases but in primary cases and healthy patients, the images produced with the patient present, usually come very close to what Dr Hodgkinson agrees to with the patient pre-operatively. The computer images are not a guarantee but a proposed, aesthetic outcome; with Dr Hodgkinson’s expertise though, he usually comes very close to the computer images” and often, the results are superior to the imaging because they are real not just imagined or virtual any longer.
There are other industries whereby the computer imaging may not be so accurate to being really inaccurate but here at the Cosmetic and Restorative Surgery Clinic, Dr Hodgkinson is performing truly outstanding work, not just in his Rhinoplasties. The computer imaging preceded by photographs, is an invaluable tool to help realize the aesthetic desires particularly pertinent to the nose.