Our Torrance plastic surgery group is known for excellent cosmetic surgery results for breast, body and face. For patients who’d like another layer of reassurance as to how they’ll look after a cosmetic enhancement, we have the latest version of the VECTRA® 3D imaging system. When our patients attend a cosmetic surgery consultation at our Torrance office, our VECTRA 3D system can give them a digital look into their future!
What is the VECTRA 3D Imaging System?
The VECTRA 3D imaging system was developed by Canfield, a technology company in New Jersey. It can transform a digital “before” photo into a digital “after” photo in advance of surgery. The surgeon can easily adjust the size and shape of the image to suit the patient’s specific beauty goals. VECTRA 3D can be used for the face, breasts and body.
How the VECTRA 3D System Works
Using the system is as simple as taking a photo! You simply stand in front of the VECTRA while our staff member positions the camera and takes one photo. Your Torrance plastic surgeon then manipulates the resulting image to “match” your desires. For example, if you’ve come to us for a breast augmentation, various sizes and projections of breast implants can be digitally “inserted” into the before photo to show you approximately how you’ll look afterwards–in a bikini top, T-shirt or blouse! We insert sample breast implants in a special bra during your breast augmentation consultation to give you an idea how different sizes might look on you, but the VECTRA 3D provides a more accurate depiction. Further, for rhinoplasty patients, nothing beats the VECTRA, which can eliminate humps and bumps, adjust the length of the nose, and change the angle of the tip.
How Accurate are the Results of the VECTRA 3D System?
Although the VECTRA is an excellent tool, nothing is as accurate as the final postoperative result of your cosmetic surgery. However, the VECTRA 3D system can get extremely close. Each person’s body is unique. Therefore, each surgical procedure is unique, so it’s impossible to predict with 100% accuracy in advance, even with a tool as advanced as the VECTRA. The VECTRA 3D is an excellent way for you and your surgeon to better understand your expectations, as many patients find it difficult to put into words exactly what they’re hoping to achieve. The VECTRA 3D Imaging System makes it easier!