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Three-dimensional imagery for plastic surgery:Mendelssohn Clinic in Hanover, Germany uses the Body Scanner by Human Solutions

This system enables the three-dimensional documentation of fat suction and the compilation of data for accurately forecasting the results of future operations - a first in the world of plastic surgery.

Kaiserslautern, 18th September - "Focusing on the Human Being" - this is Human Solutions' slogan, in line with which the company offers solutions for the electronic capture and simulation of the measurements of human beings. These innovative hard and software systems are deployed mainly for ergonomic optimizations in the automotive industry as well as in the garment industry. Now the Body Scanner by Human Solutions has been used in plastic surgery - a worldwide first.

Body scanning in plastic surgery

For better evaluation of the "before and after" effect after an operation, patients can now be scanned in the Mendelssohn Clinic in Hanover. Doctor and patient can then see a digital twin in three-dimensional imagery on screen. The scanner is especially useful before and after fat suction, since it documents the changes in problem zones like midriff, lower abdomen, hips and waist, thighs, knees and double chins. In addition to the optical control possibilities for doctor and patient, the technology also offers further advantages: doctors can now create a database with which they can now determine values that make the planning of further operations much more efficient.

First application in the Mendelssohn Clinic, Hanover, Germany

For the first time ever in the medical sector, the Mendelssohn Clinic in Hanover used a Body Scanner by Human Solutions. The team of doctors led by Dr. Claudia Neumann specializes in body shaping and the treatment of problem zones - over 5000 operations have already been carried out in the clinic. This private clinic is renowned for its liposculpture, a refined surgical method of fat suction in cosmetic and aesthetic surgery. “The Body Scanner by Human Solutions complements our medical spectrum of services perfectly”, says Dr. Neumann. "Now we have an instrument that provides us with objective evaluation possibilities - in 3D. In the past, we measured the amount of fat taken from a patient - now for the first time we can actually document changes in size. This pilot project should provide us with information on whether a correlation exists between the amount of fat and actual reduction in size. “If we were able to verify a correlation like this, it would enable absolutely precise forecasts about the results of future treatment.”

How the Body Scanner by Human Solutions is used is shown by the example of a female patient in the Mendelssohn Clinic, from the first consultation to the post-operative check on the results six weeks after abdomen fat suction. Her opinion: "Only a short time after the operation my stomach was a lot flatter. And the Scanner confirmed my subjective appraisal. It's marvelous for me to be able to look at myself from all sides, without having to peer over my shoulder! And I found the comparison between the before and the after scans to be most interesting: it's just great seeing how my figure has improved!"

The Scanning procedure

The Body Scanner captures the patient's body measurements in a contact-free procedure. In just a few seconds, laser units capture and store the three-dimensional body measurements of the subject. The body scan is then made immediately available in the form of a 'digital twin'. Since patients are scanned before and after their operations, any differences can be clearly discerned and accurately calculated.

And what is so special about this method, you might ask? It’s thanks to the 3D imagery that both doctor and patient can for the first time see the entire body, thereby enabling a better total appraisal of the effects of the operation on body contours.

Should you wish to have relevant photos on how the Body Scanner is used in this sector, etc., just get in touch with us at the number shown at the end of the article - we'll be happy to send the photos to you. Of course we can also arrange for you to visit the Mendelssohn Clinic and watch the Body Scanner in action 'on site'.

Mendelssohn Clinic – Specialist Clinic for fat suction/liposculpture

The Mendelssohn Clinic is an established specialist clinic for suction/liposculpture. Among its patients are well-known personalities from the worlds of economy, politics, art and culture, from both Germany and abroad.

In building this private clinic, founder and Doctor of Anesthesiology Dr. Claudia Neumann followed the health trend change to comprehensive health awareness, encompassing physical well-being and its self-definition.

Head Surgeon Dr. Harald Krutzsch has performed over 5,000 operations. He studied under Professor Fournier, the acknowledged expert on fat suction.

The corporate culture of the Mendelssohn Clinic is based on its high level of medical qualifications, its excellent qualitative standards in treatment results and on attaching absolute priority to the well-being and health of its patients. The continual optimization of figure shaping will remain a targeted objective, not only thanks to the use of medical innovations, but also through the critical appraisal of such innovations and the bundling of experience through specialization.

Human Solutions GmbH

Human Solutions GmbH is a global software and system house with around 70 employees in Kaiserslautern, Germany and Detroit, USA. The company develops and sells hardware and software solutions for body scanning, ergonomics and simulation applications. Human Solutions GmbH has over 300 customers, including famous names like Daimler - Chrysler, BMW, Volkswagen, Airbus Industries, the German Federal Army, the Hohensteiner Institute and C & A of Hamburg.

Our Performance Spectrum: Ergonomics, Simulation and Body Scanning

For the past 15 years, Human Solutions has offered solutions for the electronic data capture and simulation of human beings. Over 70% of all automotive manufacturers worldwide use the human model RAMSIS for the ergonomic calculation of movement sequences.

RETAILOR is a worldwide, unique data platform created to sell high quality menswear and ladies' wear through the retail trade. It is an innovative system that links automatic body measurement, computer-supported product selection and immediate order dispatch in the most comfortable way imaginable. The retail trade can now offer customized clothing from well-known manufacturers at mass-produced prices - individualized, but without the effort of individual tailoring and at prices normally associated with ready-made clothing.

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