Patients with severe facial deformities present serious dysfunctionalities along with an unsatisfactory aesthetic facial appearance. Several methods have been proposed to specifically plan the interventions on the patient’s needs, but none of these seem to achieve a sufficient level of accuracy in predicting the resulting facial appearance. In this context, a deep knowledge of what occurs in the face after bony movements in specific surgeries would give the possibility to develop more reliable systems. This study aims to propose a novel 3D approach for the evaluation of soft tissue zygomatic modifications after zygomatic osteotomy; geometrical descriptors usually involved in face analysis tasks, i.e., face recognition and facial expression recognition, are here applied to soft tissue malar region to detect changes in surface shape. As ground truth for zygomatic changes, a zygomatic openness angular measure is adopted. The results show a high sensibility of geometrical descriptors in detecting shape modification of the facial surface, outperforming the results obtained from the angular evaluation.
Three-Dimensional Evaluation of Soft Tissue Malar Modifications after Zygomatic Valgization Osteotomy via Geometrical Descriptors / Olivetti, Elena Carlotta; Marcolin, Federica; Moos, Sandro; Ferrando, Alberto; Vezzetti, Enrico; Autorino, Umberto; Borbon, Claudia; Zavattero, Emanuele; Gerbino, Giovanni; Ramieri, Guglielmo. - In: JOURNAL OF PERSONALIZED MEDICINE. - ISSN 2075-4426. - 11:3(2021), p. 205. [10.3390/jpm11030205]
|Titolo:||Three-Dimensional Evaluation of Soft Tissue Malar Modifications after Zygomatic Valgization Osteotomy via Geometrical Descriptors|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jpm11030205|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|