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Beauty Mirror App Allows Users to Experience Virtual Plastic Surgery

Stephanie Reid | July 30, 2014 | Posted in Body, Breast Augmentation, Facelift

virtual plastic surgeryMaking the commitment to undergo plastic surgery can be a daunting decision for many potential patients. Not only is plastic surgery a significant financial investment, but it is not uncommon for those considering a procedure to feel anxious at the thought of invasive surgery.

Thankfully, a new app offers automatic enhancements of “selfie” pictures, perfect for subtlety correcting the lines, wrinkles and dark under-eyes we all wish we could do without.

Beauty Mirror is highly touted as not only a great way to enhance Facebook and Instagram pictures, but as a virtual plastic surgery tool for those considering a cosmetic procedure.

How the Beauty Mirror app works

Beauty Mirror is not meant to create drastic changes in users’ appearance, but focuses on the subtle nuances showing age or sun damage. When a user uploads a photo, the Beauty Mirror technology is able to fixate on “problem areas,” quickly fixing them and providing the user with a beautifully-retouched image for upload.

Toronto-based CEO Parham Aarabi further explained the endeavor: “Our idea was to apply a subtle, realistic change to a person’s reflection so that when someone put it on Facebook no one would know it was an altered video.” With the influx of selfies and their accompanying apps, an increase in plastic surgery procedures has inevitably followed, and Aarabi is hoping to allow users the opportunity to see into the future before going under the knife.

Virtual beauty apps expanding

Similar virtual beauty apps have cropped up in other areas of cosmetology, including makeup, hair design and skin care. For instance, Makeup Genius – developed by French cosmetic company L’Oreal – is a new breed of makeup application designed to give users the opportunity to test makeup shades before committing to a purchase. Like Beauty Mirror, Makeup Genius, and dozens of other similar designs, are available for iPhone and iPad. While many virtual beauty apps come free of charge, advanced or customized options may cost users a few dollars to download.

Virtual plastic surgery helpful for potential patients

If you are considering plastic surgery, our office can utilize similar technology to help you get a better feel for how the results of your intended surgery will look. Our computer imaging can offer a preview of any of the following facial procedures:

  • Eye & brow lift
  • Facelift
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Face & neck liposuction
  • Lip, chin & cheek augmentation

Virtual plastic surgery technology can also be used for various other procedures on the body, including breast augmentation, tummy tucks, thigh lifts, butt lifts or most other procedures offered by Dr. Thomas Loeb. Our technology uses computer-assisted, detailed before and after photos to give you a realistic understanding of how your surgery will improve and enhance your body.

Ready to get started? Contact Dr. Loeb, Manhattan plastic surgeon

If you are considering plastic surgery, but are not sure if you are ready to commit, contact Dr. Loeb’s Manhattan office for a private consultation. Using our innovative software, we can help you get a feel for how you will look post-procedure, and get you on your way to the beautiful results you desire. For more information, please call the Fifth Avenue office of Dr. Thomas Loeb at 212-327-3700.

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  1. New York Daily News, Virtual plastic surgery app lets users alter photos, http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/virtual-plastic-surgery-app-lets-users-alter-selfies-article-1.1875734 
  2. Reuters.com, Beauty apps show ‘before and after,’ glamorize selfies http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/21/us-apps-beauty-idUSKBN0FQ1LH20140721
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