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Facial model reconstruction and surgical simulation are essential to plastic surgery in today's medicine. Both can help surgeons to design appropriate repair plans and procedures prior to actual surgery. In this paper, we exploit a metamorphosis technique in our new design. First, using metamorphosis and vision techniques, we can establish 3D facial models from a given photograph. Second, we design several morphing operators, including augmentation, cutting and lacerating. Experiments show that the proposed algorithms can successfully create acceptable facial models and can generate realistic visual effects of surgical simulation.
Information Technology in Biomedicine, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:3 , Issue: 3 )
Date of Publication: Sept. 1999