MirrorMe3D, a New York-based plastic surgery practice, takes 3D scans of faces and other parts of the human anatomy that people like to augment or change through plastic surgery — and prints them out in varying sizes.
Doctors can use these models to show patients how surgery could alter their appearance. “MirrorMe3D will put an exact replica of you in your hands,” the website reads. The printouts range from $60 for a small bust to $300 for a life-size one.
MirrorMe was founded by New York plastic surgeon Carrie Stern. Many plastic surgeons, she noted, already have 3D scanners in their office. Now, they can use MirrorMe to make it easier for people to understand how their bodies will be changing. “Patients are not good at understanding 3D simulations on a computer screen,” Stern said.