Innovative diagnostics in Facial Feminisation Surgery
IN THE 21st CENTURY, ALL SURGICAL DISCIPLINES NOW COUNT ON AN INVALUABLE ALLY IN THE ADVANCEMENT OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND THEIR GROWING APPLICATION TO SPECIFIC AREAS.
Specifically, the field of radiology has undergone a spectacular development in imaging techniques which permit a superior level of anatomical detail. It is important to highlight how facial feminization surgery now benefits from the current innovations already successfully applied in various fields of medicine and surgery.
Facial Team has implemented new protocol based on the application of advanced techniques to one of the most complex surgeries of facial feminization: mandibular remodeling.
In selected candidates for jaw surgery who require bone sculpture of the mandibular body and angle, we may request a computerized tomography (CT-scan) with special characteristics. Once completed, the images are sent to a partner laboratory that creates an exact three-dimensional model of the patient´s jaw within one week.
What do I need to do?
To create the model, send us a number of CT images on CD according to our instructions, at least one month before surgery. The CT-scan may be performed in any radiological imaging center near your residence. In case you are interested, let us know and we will send you the details.
What is the cost?
The additional cost for the model is approximately 500 € (not including the completion of the CT scan). The cost of mailing and the CT scans will be the responsibility of the patient.