COSMETIC SURGERY FOR AGING EFFECTS ON FACE IMAGES-A PROPOSED METHOD
Prof. Samir K. Bandyopadhyay, Sr Member IEEE Professor
Dept of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Calcutta, 92 A.P.C. Road, Kolkata â 700009, India
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Cosmetic surgery was intended and typically reserved as a repair mechanism to assist wounded and deformed soldiers in war. Soldiers returning from war with missing limbs and shrapnel torn faces entrusted their appearance to the hands of skilled surgeons of the time. The development of cosmetic surgery received a push for movement from the need to repair gross deformities sustained in war to the need to change normal and typical physical appearances. Early surgeons intended cosmetic surgery for surgical repair of congenital or acquired deformities and the restoration of contour to improve the appearance and function of tissue defects. Throughout history, women have been fed the notion that beauty is all that matters in their life. Today, in the 21st century, women are the basic targets of the media industry. Media manipulation shows women's perspectives related to their appearance routinely occurs, as media moguls persist to work hand in hand with the cosmetic industry, feeding society with unattainable ideals, encouraging women to mutilate themselves for psychological reasons, often with lethal consequences usually hidden in final print. Facial plastic surgery is generally used for correcting feature defects or improving the appearance, for example, removing birth marks, moles, scars and correcting disfiguring defects in the face. This paper describes a system that replaces an individual's facial features with corresponding features of another individual possibly of different skin colour and fuses the replaced features with the original face, such that the resulting face looks natural. The results also suggest that it is imperative for future face recognition systems to be able to address this important issue and hence there is a need for more research in this important area.