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Method for the analysis of the 3-D shape of the face and changes in the shape brought about by facial surgery
Author(s): Anne M. Coombes; Alfred David Linney; Robin Richards; James P. Moss
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Paper Abstract

A method based on differential geometry is presented for quantitatively measuring facial (or body) surfaces and the amount of change produced in them by facial surgery. Facial shape is described mathematically in terms of 8 fundamental surface types. Changes produced in the shape of the face are described in terms of changes in these constituent surfaces. The method is illustrated using examples of faces changed by reconstructive surgery and its relationship to clinical observation explained.

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Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1380, Biostereometric Technology and Applications, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25119
Show Author Affiliations
Anne M. Coombes, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Alfred David Linney, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Robin Richards, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
James P. Moss, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1380:
Biostereometric Technology and Applications
Robin E. Herron, Editor(s)

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