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The Brazilian man was left with a hole where his eye, cheekbone and part of his nose were. With the use of the ground-breaking procedure that was conceived with a free app on a smartphone and a 3D printer, the man’s life has been transformed for the better.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon says this technology is the newest and hottest topic in the plastic surgery world when it comes to treating major defects in the head and neck area.
Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra agrees, calling this type of technology the future of medicine. She explains that the 3D printer created a silicone prosthetic which is held in place on the man’s face with titanium screws and a magnet. The revolutionary and ingenious fix completely changes the man’s face and has given him a new lease on life.
The Doctors note that this type of tech will give people around the world access to procedures and medical fixes they might not have previously been able to afford.