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Dr. Charles Perry reveals how 3D Imaging software can help to improve the patient experience, enhance aesthetic outcome, and reduce revision rates when utilized during the consultation process.

Sacramento, CA—Most plastic surgeons encourage patients to review before-and-after photos of the cosmetic procedure they are considering to develop an idea of the potential results, states Sacramento plastic surgeon Charles Perry, MD. While this method can be helpful, discrepancies in face and body shape can mean that what looks aesthetically pleasing on one person may not appeal to another, he notes. As a result, he says he often utilizes an advanced computer imaging system called Axis Three during his consultations to enhance doctor-patient communication and optimize the outcome.

Axis Three, Dr. Perry explains, is a state-of-the-art 3D imaging platform that uses highly precise image capture and modeling software to reproduce the potential results of a cosmetic procedure, such as breast augmentation, breast lift, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), or facial implants. He indicates that the technology is designed to accurately show changes in tissue volume, shape, and movement so patients can have a visual representation of how an operation could affect their unique anatomy. Particularly effective at improving the breast augmentation experience, the Sacramento plastic surgeon says, “It is very helpful to see what an implant will look like before surgery so that there are no surprises. We have seen a decreased need for revisional surgery with the pre-operative use of Axis Three.” He also notes that the computer program allows him to further customize the treatment plan to suit the individual, as he can analyze his approach and refine his technique to provide the best results possible.

Ultimately, Dr. Perry believes Axis Three 3D imaging technology enhances several aspects of the cosmetic surgery process, most notably patient confidence with regard to the outcome. By having a clearer idea of what to expect, he says individuals can feel reassured about their decision and provide more specific information about their aesthetic goals. “It is like trying on an implant and seeing how it fits the body and helps expectations.”

About Charles Perry, MD, FACS

A graduate of the University of Puget Sound and the University of Washington, Dr. Perry is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Sacramento, California. After earning his medical degree, he completed a general surgery internship at Maricopa County Medical Center, a general surgery residency at the University of Arizona, and a plastic surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts before settling in Northern California. He is the recipient of numerous awards, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and an active member of several prestigious medical organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Perry is available for interview upon request.

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