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Google Glass can give you a perfect facelift

The world's first plastic surgery procedure performed using Google Glass has shown promising use of the eye-wearable device in plastic surgery.

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A-woman-wearing-Google-Glass-Photo-AFP

The world's first plastic surgery procedure performed using Google Glass has shown promising use of the eye-wearable device in plastic surgery.

People discuss the Surface 2 tablet computer at its introduction in New York. Microsoft is trying hard to succeed in tablets as personal computer sales are falling. Photo: AP/Mark Lennihan
People discuss the Surface 2 tablet computer at its introduction in New York. Microsoft is trying hard to succeed in tablets as personal computer sales are falling. Photo: AP/Mark Lennihan

'Google Glass is an exciting technology, attracting global interest from multiple industries, professions and individuals,' said surgeon Lorne K Rosenfield from the Stanford University.

Rosenfield performed the first plastic surgery procedure with Glass - an eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) performed in combination with a facelift procedure.

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According to Rosenfield, the recordings also have unique value for self-evaluation by the surgeon.

In the future, Google Glass technology many enable surgeons to receive remote consultations and even 'virtual assistance' during actual procedures.

Introduced on a limited basis in 2013, Glass is a hands-free, computerised eyewear that can present information to the wearer and enable recording and sharing of video.

Glass may also be useful in providing rapid access to medical documentation - for example, doctors could call up and view necessary medical records, imaging studies, or checklists.

This might even reduce the spread of infection from handling pens and paper, computers and other sources.

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Panos Panay, corporate vice president of Microsoft, introduces a new Surface tablet in New York. Photo: AP/Mark Lennihan
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