New technology allows patients to preview how they will look with aesthetic procedures
If you are one of the thousands of people each year considering plastic surgery, Dr Charles Cope has some good news for you. Recent advances in three dimensional (3D) photography combined with revolutionary new software allows prospective patients to accurately preview what they will look like as the result of breast augmentation and breast lifts, body contouring, facial procedures such as rhinoplasty, chin augmentations and more, well in advance of any surgery.
The process starts with the VECTRA 3D camera which produces a three-dimensional photograph of the patient. Then, using Sculptor software, the surgeon is able to simulate the expected results of a variety of aesthetic procedures. One of the main advantages of the Sculptor software, if you are not sure which operation is right for you, is that you can view simulations of alternative procedures eg breast augmentation compared to a breast lift next to each other, which allows you to make a decision about which procedure is right for you. It also allows patients to view results from different size, style and shape implants next to one other, making the choice of implant easier.
“My patients absolutely love this,” said Dr. Charles Cope. “For the first time, they’re able to see a 3D picture of themselves with their new look. Because it’s in 3D, I can rotate their picture to any viewpoint and they can really examine the desired result. We can make changes here and there and agree on a final look in advance, and this truly helps them make a decision”.
In a recent article (Oct 2013) of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Journal (Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 132: 810, 2013.), the main Plastic Surgery Journal worldwide, the 3D imaging VECTRA machine was found to be beneficial for patients considering breast augmentation surgery. The article concluded that patients prefer a centre that offers three-dimensional imaging technology; they feel that the simulation is very accurate and helps them greatly in choosing the implant; and that if they could go back in time, they would choose the same implant again. View Oct 2013 PRS article on Vectra 3D imaging See more information on the Vectra, or see some examples of how reliable the Vectra can be for predicting the postoperative result of breast augmentation here. Below is an image comparing the Vectra image (on the left) and the postoperative result (on the right) showing accurate the result can be.
If you would like to book a consultation with Dr. Cope or you would like any further information please visit http://drcharlescope.com.au/vectra/ or call (02) 9908 3033.