VECTRA 3D Aesthetic Simulation

07 September 2015

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Dr Tuan V. Pham, FRACS, at Perth Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery uses the advanced VECTRA 3D imaging system to provide our patients with the most complete education possible regarding their plastic surgery procedures. Using this system, we take a three dimensional photograph of the patient prior to surgery. Then, using VECTRA’s software simulation tools, we can create 3D representations of how you could look after surgery. This allows you the opportunity to preview various surgical options, and decide on the procedure that best suits your personal goals.

VECTRA 3D is used for breast augmentations, rhinoplasty, chin augmentations, Neck Liposculpture, Breast Lift, and certain case of face and body contouring. The entire process takes only 10-15 minutes, and you will have the opportunity to review the results during your initial consultation. At that time you can request alternative simulations to be sure you are comfortable with the recommended surgical plan.

What to Expect

1. Your VECTRA 3D simulation experience begins with a picture session in Dr Pham’s office. This creates the starting point for your aesthetic consultation.

2. Using special simulation software on your 3D picture, Dr Tuan V. Pham and Associates will show you the possible results of the aesthetic procedures you may choose to have. You will be able to experiment with different looks until you find the one you want.

3. Once you have decided on the appearance you want, this simulation will provide a basis for your surgical plan. Because you have already seen the result, you can be confident in the outcome of the procedure.

About the Technology

VECTRA 3D Simulation Technology

VECTRA 3D simulation technology that will be used by Dr Pham was developed by Canfield Imaging Systems, a division of Canfield Scientific, the leading provider of clinical imaging systems. Canfield specializes in photographic applications for aesthetic medicine, and their products are used in patient consultations by thousands of practitioners worldwide

The VECTRA 3D Camera

The VECTRA 3D camera captures a three-dimensional photograph of the subject. Using multiple cameras, it takes a number of pictures simultaneously from several different points of view. This is used to build a three dimensional virtual model of the subject

Sculptor 3D Software

The three dimensional photograph is processed by Sculptor software to display the virtual model on a computer monitor. It can be rotated on the screen and viewed from almost any angle. The software then allows Dr Pham to apply simulation tools that change the size, shape and position of your breasts and nose to achieve the desired appearance. Once you are satisfied with the result, Dr Pham will develop a realistic surgical plan based on the changes you have made.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Breast Augmentation

Will I be able to see what different implants are best for me

Yes. You will be able to see how you would like with different size and types of implants.

How close will the simulated result be to the actual result

Actual results will be very similar to the simulations. VECTRA simulations are based on the actual implants that your surgeon will use.

Will this software help my surgeon to see that my breasts are different sizes

VECTRA software includes special tools to show the size and position of each breast. Breast “asymmetry” is very common, and VECTRA analysis helps Dr Pham develop a surgical plan which will compensate for it if necessary.

Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery

That is a decision you will make with Dr Pham. VECTRA 3D can show you the possibilities of the procedure, but is not intended as a substitute for a medical consultation.

How much will my breast augmentation surgery cost

That will depend on the type of procedure you choose, where it is performed and other factors. You should discuss costs with your doctor during the initial consultation.

Can DR Pham show me where the scars will be

Dr Pham will discuss the possibility of scarring or any other effects from the surgery.

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