There are some doctors who criticize the use of a computer manipulated photograph to demonstrate the possible result of a nose surgery, claiming that there cannot be a guarantee with anticipation how the nose operation will result. I have a different opinion. I am convinced that the image on the computer benefits the patient because it helps them to eliminate doubts regarding the shape of the nose that they would like to have.
This is a benefit because the patient can see that the little lifted nose of a certain movie star, that they thought they wanted, may not look natural on their face. Each face has its own proportions and balance, and it is within these proportions that the new nose should be: in harmony and looking natural
It has been now more than 10 years since I have used computer manipulated photographs on patients for rhinoplasty and other surgeries and so far, it has shown to be beneficial.
Being absolutely transparent and clarifying that the computer manipulated photographs or the nose are only used as a reference, the patient understands that it is not possible to guarantee the final results.Through scientific honesty and professionalism from the plastic surgeon, there will not be any illusions or bad understandings.