Our office provides computer imaging because we feel a consultation without it has little value. Shouldn’t the patient see a predicted outcome that will satisfy him or her. Otherwise, it is all talk; abstract. The surgeon’s computerized portrayal of the outcome must be achievable by his/her hands. Not fair to show a result that the surgeon is incapable of achieving. The computer imaging is a joint session, surgeon and patient, where agreement upon the desired and achievable result take place.
We have offered computer imaging since 1989 when the computer technology became available. And, happily, no patient has ever been unhappy because there was a mismatch between the computer image and the outcome.