Patients have come to value a new cosmetic surgery device which helps to predict the results of surgery.
The computer imaging device, which shows how patients will look after cosmetic surgery on their nose, has been found to be "moderately accurate".
Furthermore, patients "value its inclusion in the preoperative consultation".
This is according to a report published in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.
According to the study, the use of computer imaging is now common in facial plastic surgery.
It is thought to improve communication between the patient and the surgeon as well as helping to identify and talk through any unrealistic expectations.
"Patients found the preoperative computer imaging process to be extremely useful in several respects and stated that they would highly recommend the process to anyone undergoing the surgery," the report concluded.
It also noted that there appears to be a "correlation between accuracy of imaging and the patient's overall satisfaction level".