Latest advancements of 3D Printing in plastic surgery
We’ve closely watched and broadcasted the latest evolutions of 3D Printing because we strongly believe that this probably the most important game changer at the moment in plastic surgery.
A recent demonstration of 3D printing potential came from NYU Langone Medical Center where Zeesy Stern, was unconscious in an operating table in order to remove a part of her jaws because a tumor was developed there. At the same moment a 3D expert was working hard to create a 3D print of the part of the jaw that would be removed. Before the coming of 3D printing it could take 18 months to reverse such issue (without flawless results) but 3D printings make it possible to fix it in a matter of hours.
Dr. Jame Levine the microsurgery expert of NYU Langone states: “It’s a paradigm shift in the way of doing surgery,” and adds “There was a need for it to be more precise”. As for the extra benefits of 3D printing, it seems that the printers make it possible to achieve higher predictability and precision, saving almost also $20k-$30k and many hours of surgery.
Also during 2015 the first 3D printed nose was manufactured while FDA approved 3D Printed pills and vertebrae. Bionic hands are also possible to be constructed while several scientists working on printing organs from living cells.
So it becomes pretty obvious 3D Printing is among the best chances for plastic surgery to move forward, to solve many important issues.. we will keep watching the evolution of 3D printing and will soon come back