It is utilizing of medical 3D facial scanning images validated in true measurements to accurately plan surgery in a digital environment and afterwards simulating the present scanned data by performing “virtual rhinoplasty” applied through “haptic technology” operated by the surgeon. Hence, the surgeons apply his/her surgical knowledge virtually to obtain the recommended measurements. Afterwards, these measurements are transferred to 3D software. According to these measurements, patient-specific disposable instruments are manufactured using 3D printing and are used as measurement tools during the actual surgery in return.
Dr. Karaaltin utilizes the “haptic stylus” to perform digital rhinoplasty on the 3D clay. The device puts the digital content in the surgeon’s hand, allowing him to actually feel models on the screen. Designed for intuitive 3D sculpting, also it eliminates the intimidation of traditional 3D modeling.
CREATING TRUE MEASUREMENTS ON THE VIRTUAL CLAY
Nasal analysis in rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty is the process by which a plastic surgeon evaluates the nose for possible cosmetic reshaping. In order to properly analyze the nose for rhinoplasty surgery, you must take into consideration how the nose appears in context of the surrounding facial features. You can then look more closely at the nose itself to determine what changes might need to be made to maintain proper balance with the remaining face.
The following are the parameters that are involved to determine the ideal anatomical nose shape:
- 1. THE NOSE IN CONTEXT RELATION WITH THE FACIAL STRUCTURES
- 2. BROW – TIP AESTHETIC LINE
- 3. THE NASOFRONTAL ANGLE
- 4. NASOLABIAL ANGLE
- 5. TIP ROTATION & FRANKFORT PLANE
- 6. NASAL TIP PROJECTION
- 7. COLUMELLAR SHOW
- 8. NASAL TIP & NASAL BASE