Nose Job Apps
It’s often difficult to imagine what your face will look like post-rhinoplasty. Sometimes, even patients who end up being very happy with their results go through a difficult period of adjustment. It can take a while to get used to your new look, even when that look matches your expectations!
Fortunately, this adjustment period can be partly avoided by using a rhinoplasty app. These apps show you what your nose could look like after surgery, and they also help you figure out in advance what sort of changes you’d like to make. For this reason they can be extremely valuable in giving your surgeon a clear idea of what you want to achieve from the surgery.
There are many substandard apps out there, so let’s have a look at some of the better ones on the market:
Face Touch Up ( www.facetouchup.com )
Face Touch Up is easy to use, and doesn’t require any downloads—you just need to visit the website, register, and upload your photo. (It also has sample photos that you can experiment on without having to register). With this technology, you can get a pretty accurate idea of what your new nose might look like. It’s also great for visualizing chin reductions and augmentations.
Surgery Morph – no longer available ( http://www.surgerymorph.com/ )
Surgery Morph operates on a similar basis to Face Touch Up. Unfortunately, this one is a bit more complicated to get your hands on: you need to contact the provider just to access the demo.
Plastic Surgery Simulator ( http://www.plastic-surgery-simulator.com/ )
This app is a bit more complex than the ones above, and offers a greater variety of tools that you can use to modify your photo. Customer reviews range from delight to disappointment, but it should be fairly effective at helping you envisage how a nose job could change your look. It’s available for Mac, Windows, Android, and iOS.
Of course, the results you get from a nose job app serve as a visualization only—it’s not always possible to replicate them exactly in surgery. In saying that, there are some kinds of rhinoplasty that can be performed by a surgeon but not easily explored via an app. (For a full list of rhinoplasty procedures offered by Dr. Siegel, you can start by visiting this page.)
Ultimately, the apps have two important uses. First, they can help you decide whether rhinoplasty is something you’re interested in. After that, when you’ve made an appointment with an experienced facial plastic surgeon, you and your surgeon can use the app to ensure that you’re on the same wavelength about your desired results.
Dr. Siegel is Houston’s rhinoplasty specialist. According to his philosophy, small and minimally invasive alterations—made with the patient’s unique set of features in mind—can yield impressive results. Contact his office today to learn more about what he can do for you!