The Plastic Surgery Network (PSN) has launched a unique app on Apple TV which is ‘the first and only proficient, content-driven on-demand television channel for plastic surgeons, cosmetic authorities, and the beauty industry to share their prowess and online generated composition’.

The app enables potential patients to look through videos, upload questions, peruse articles that help them understand what to expect and lessening the mystery and fear that can surround any hospital visit using web, mobile and now Apple TV from the safety of their couch. Surgeons will be rated on the patient’s procedural needs, the doctor’s skill and the desired outcome.

PSN could become a Yelp for surgeons which has positive and negative issues for the industry. The developers are already working on adding elements that utilize Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technologies that will add further functionality within the next 12 months. Imagine entering a virtual consultation room guided by your own personal patient care coordinator who is focused on explaining all of your cosmetic options.

As the home becomes a fresh battleground for tech companies and platforms thanks to Alexa and Google, services like PSN offer people something different – an immersive experience that can belay fears and save time in offices and scheduling appointments. The advantages are clear.

Beyond privacy and saving doctor time, consumers also get more information to understand complex cutting-edge techniques used and ‘Before & After’ transformation animations and photographic results for this highly personal decision.