No surgery should be taken lightly, and to help provide you with all of the tools for you and your doctor to make the best decisions, Dr. Waslen and The Plastic Surgery Centre put great emphasis and consideration into communication for all patients, through all stages of their care. Communication is the simple concept behind our digital imaging tool. Through the use of photography and specialized computer resources, you can actually preview achievable surgical results with Dr. Waslen before any surgery takes place.
A simple process taking only a few minutes, your picture will be captured on to a computer by a digital camera. Our digital imaging specialist will then modify the full colour image on screen to reflect the changes you desire, and Dr. Waslen will then discuss with you how those changes may be achieved through surgery.
At the Plastic Surgery Centre we use digital imaging mostly for facial imaging, such as for patients interested in a face or neck lift, or rhinoplasty. Imaging is a valuable tool providing patients with realistic expectations and allowing greater peace of mind. Used as part of a two-way discussion, Dr. Waslen benefits from gaining a greater sense of your aspirations, and he can better explain to you achievable outcomes. Imaging is about communication, and in cosmetic surgery, communication is an indispensable tool.
It is important to note that digital imaging is a simulation of what Dr. Waslen considers surgically feasible, but it is by no means a guarantee “blue print” of surgical results as all patients and their individual characteristics and care needs vary.