3D Printing Plastic Surgery

3D printing is gaining considerable success in many medical fields including surgery. Here, the technology was introduced for increasing the level characteristics of 3D printed models these are highly accurate and customized reproductions, being obtained from own radiological imaging of patients, and are solid graspable objects allowing for free manipulation on part of the user 3D printing was also employed for creating surgical tools and reproducing anatomical parts, respectively for specific tasks of the surgery and individualized implantable materials in reconstructive procedures. Future expectations concern on one side the reduction of manufacturing further increase the accessibility of 3D printing, while on the other the development of novel techniques and materials suitable for 3D printing of biological structures by which recreating the architecture and functionality of real human organs and tissues.