Cosmetic surgery patients will now be able to conduct the ultimate research on their chosen procedure courtesy of a new online tool.
FaceTouchUp.com is an interactive website that enables patients to gain an impression of how they could look after undergoing plastic surgery.
The tool may help individuals have a more realistic expectation of how much their appearance can be transformed by going under the knife.
Hisham Jawad, founder of FaceTouchUp.com, commented: "One of the most common regrets of plastic surgery patients is not having done enough homework before they commit to the surgery.
"In many cases, this lack of due diligence results in disappointment with the final result. To help give plastic surgery candidates an idea of what to expect, we've created a web-based virtual plastic surgery application."
He added that the resource will prove particularly useful for those individuals who were interested in undertaking complicated cosmetic surgery.
Writing in the London Evening Standard, Channel 4's Dr Christian Jessen urges those considering undergoing plastic surgery to thoroughly their options before taking the plunge.