Dr. Carrie Stern, a New York-based surgeon, established MirrorMe3D in
order to transform the plastic surgery experience for both patients and
doctors. With 3D technology, MirrorMe3D is changing the overall
approach to plastic surgery consultations and treatment plans, which at
present are based on standard 2D photography. Patients can now better
visualize what they may look like after a plastic surgery procedure.
Using full-color 3D printed before and after models, MirrorMe3D is able
to provide patients with a life-like physical representation of their
potential surgical outcome. These patient-specific models provide
confidence and control to patients during the consultation period, and
serve as a valuable reference tool for plastic surgeons in the
operating room. Watch a video to hear from a patient and practitioner
on the impact of this 3D printing application in cosmetic surgery.
"This is a game-changer in the field of cosmetic surgery," said Dr.
Stern. "3D printed models relieve a lot of the anxiety that patients
have about their surgical outcome, and assist surgeons during
procedures in the OR."
MirrorMe3D's innovative approach to plastic surgery is made possible by
3DS' end-to-end digital thread in healthcare. Working closely with
biomedical engineers at 3DS' Healthcare facility in Golden, Colorado,
3D models are prepared for printing utilizing the latest Geomagic(R)
Studio and Geomagic(R) FreeForm(R) software. Using 3DS' ProJet(R) 660
full-color printer, the high-resolution models are then printed,
post-processed and shipped to the plastic surgeon's office for patient
and doctor review.
"MirrorMe3D is a perfect example of how medical professionals today are
combining 3D software tools and 3D printing in order to enhance their
services and provide more personalized care," said Kevin McAlea, Chief
Operating Officer, Healthcare, 3DS. "From virtual surgical planning and
simulation to 3D printed models, instruments and implants, our digital
thread is powering the future of patient-specific healthcare."
The full benefits of 3D printed patient-specific models for plastic
surgery applications will be on display in MirrorMe3D's booth at the
upcoming annual meeting for the American Society of Plastic Surgery
(Plastic Surgery The Meeting), October 16-20 in Boston.
To find out more about 3DS' healthcare solutions and see how 3DS is
manufacturing the future, visit www.3dsystems.com.
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