Dr. Yakup Avşar, founder of AVSAR Aesthetic Surgery Clinic in Istanbul, Turkey, used to create hand-sculpted masks of his patients’ faces to give them an idea of what changes they could expect. The technique wasn’t perfect, though; it was a time-consuming, arduous process that was difficult to make alterations to, and the results just weren’t realistic enough for the patients to get an accurate idea of how they would look. Then he discovered 3D scanning and 3D printing.

After seeing a 3D scanning and printing demonstration by Teknodizayn, a Turkish reseller for several prominent 3D printer and scanner manufacturers, Dr. Avşar realized he had found a perfect solution for his practice. He purchased an Artec Eva handheld scanner from Teknodizayn partner Artec 3D and began using it to scan the faces of his patients prior to surgery.