Simulating Plastic Surgery With Your Cell Phone? Don’t Base Your Decision On An App.
Posted August 04, 2020 in Plastic Surgery News, by Dr. Fiorillo
In today’s world, it seems there’s an app for everything, but how about an app to simulate the results of plastic surgery? Seems it’s not a joke. French company, Kaeria EURL, has recently released an application that, in their words, “will let you modify photos to simulate plastic surgery results on anyone’s face and body.” So, what’s the harm in that? Nothing, so long as patients remember that this is only a simulation—nothing more. With the swipe of a finger or the press of a button, users can simulate rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, liposuction and other popular cosmetic procedures.
Keeping Your Surgery Goals and Expectations Realistic
Although this can be a fun and somewhat informative tool, patients must remember that opting for plastic surgery is a serious decision that requires a great deal of consideration. Meeting with a qualified plastic surgeon is also key. Only we can properly explain to you the potential benefits and risks associated with any cosmetic procedure.
It’s essential to also remember that your expectations should not be based on simulated images. To understand this better, one need only look to the company’s disclaimer: “There can be a huge difference between what can be achieved in the context of a real plastic surgery, and on a computer simulation tool. Only a real, certified surgeon will be able to assess what is realistically achievable. Always ask a certified plastic surgeon about possibilities, risks and financial cost of plastic surgery procedures.” They say it themselves. Although this app is certainly an interesting conversation-starter, it should not—and cannot—be the basis for your cosmetic surgery goals or expectations.
Considering Plastic Surgery Yourself?
While simulation apps can be fun, if you want to find out what you can really expect from Cosmetic Surgery, contact us and make an appointment. We have offices in Pearl River, NY and Montvale, NJ, and you can reach us at (845) 842-1258. Call today!
Stock images of models are used throughout this website and should not be interpreted as actual patients of our practice. Individual results may vary.