Paper 10.213

A. Bottino et al., "A Computer-Aided Technique for Planning Plastic Surgery Based on 3D Face Scans: Preliminary Results", in Proc. of 1st Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 2010, pp. 213-221,


A Computer-Aided Technique for Planning Plastic Surgery Based on 3D Face Scans: Preliminary Results



Dipartimento Automatica e Informatica, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy


Plastic surgery plays a major role in today's health care. Planning plastic facial surgery requires dealing with the elusive concept of attractiveness for evaluating aesthetically effective outcomes for a particular face. A number of computer tools have been proposed for previewing possible surgery results and allowing their aesthetical evaluation by surgeons and patients which are based on the manual warping of 2D images or 3D scans. How to manipulate faces, as well as the evaluation of the results, are left to the surgeon's judgment. In a previous work, we proposed a quantitative approach able to automatically suggest effective patient-specific improvements of facial attractiveness and we applied it to 2D face profiles. In this paper we describe the application of the approach to 3D scans, and present some preliminary results.


planning plastic surgery, 3D face scan, automatic beautification


Full paper: 10.213.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBST 2010, 19-20 Oct. 2010, Lugano, Switzerland
Pages: 213-221

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