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Vectra 3D Imaging, Before & After Plastic Surgery Simulation

Vectra 3DCosmetic surgery can transform how you feel about yourself and the image you present to others. Envisioning the final result of your aesthetic procedure and conveying those expectations to your surgeon can be difficult without a visual aid. At Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, Dr. Elie and Dr. Jody Levine utilize the most advanced simulation imaging technology, the VECTRA 3D System and Sculptor Software in New York. This imaging system allows patients to preview the expected results of their procedure before committing to surgery.

VECTRA 3D can be used before a variety of our plastic surgery procedures, including breast augmentation, body contouring, breast lift, chin augmentation, rhinoplasty, facelift and neck lift. During a private consultation, Dr. Elie or Dr. Jody Levine will take a three dimensional photograph of the patient prior to surgery. Then, using VECTRA’s software simulation tools, we can create 3D digital replication of the expected result after surgery. This essential stage in the decision making process gives patients the opportunity to preview various surgical options and decide on the procedure that best suits their personal goals and expectations. This technology also ensures that our physicians and patients are communicating clearly about those expectations. The entire scanning and digital sculpting process takes only a few minutes, and patients can request alternative simulations to ensure they are comfortable with the recommended surgical plan and determine the treatment necessary to best serve their needs.

VECTRA 3D Picture Session

The VECTRA 3D simulation is created using multiple pictures of your current facial features or body. This photo session will be conducted in the privacy and comfort of our office. The images taken for the VECTRA 3D will create the starting point for your aesthetic consultation.

Simulation Sculptor Software Using Simulation Sculptor Software on your 3D image, Dr. Elie or Dr. Jody Levine will show you the expected results of your cosmetic procedure. You may hone aspects of your procedure to fit your individual aesthetic goals and expectations you have going into surgery.
Develop Surgical Plan Once your expectations are fine-tuned, and the digital simulation matches the cosmetic appearance you’re anticipating, this simulation will provide a basis for your surgical plan. Having already witnessed the digital results, you can feel confident with the expected outcome of the procedure.

What is VECTRA 3D Simulation Technology?

Canfield Imaging Systems, a division of Canfield Scientific, is the leading provider of clinical imaging systems. Their team developed VECTRA 3D simulation technology and Sculptor Software to help doctors better serve their patients, improve communication between patients and physicians, and better inform patients while discussing the expected results of plastic surgery. Canfield Imaging Systems specializes in photographic applications for aesthetic medicine, and although Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC are one of the few practices in the area to provide VECTRA 3D simulation technology and Sculptor Software in the area, Canfield Imaging Systems products are used in patient consultations by thousands of practitioners worldwide. Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC only uses the most advanced procedures, techniques, and medical equipment while consulting with and treating patients.  

How does the VECTRA 3D Camera work?

The VECTRA 3D camera captures a three dimensional photograph of patients during their photo session. This photo session can be performed from the comfort of our office, is relatively short, and completely harmless. Using multiple cameras, the VECTRA 3D technology takes a number of pictures simultaneously from several different points of view. These images are used to build a three dimensional virtual model of the patient, replicating the patient’s current appearance, or their “before.”

Vectra 3D Imaging Vectra 3D Before And After

Vectra 3D Imaging Before And After Vectra 3D Software Imaging

How does the Sculptor 3D Software work?

The Sculptor 3D Software uses the image created by the VECTRA 3D camera to create the “after,” or the expected results following treatment. The VECTRA 3D photograph is processed by Sculptor software to display the virtual model on a computer monitor. The model can be rotated on the screen and viewed from almost any angle. The Sculptor 3D Software then allows Dr. Elie or Dr. Jody Levine to apply simulated sculpting tools that change the size, shape and position of the treatment area. Depending on the procedure being considered, facial features can be smoothed, tightened, and resized, and breasts can be made larger, lifted, and shaped to achieve the desired appearance. Once a patient is satisfied with the expected results, Dr. Elie or Dr. Jody Levine can fine-tune their treatment plan based on the expressed desires and goals of their patient.

Vectra 3D Aesthetic Simulation Image Vectra 3D Aesthetic Simulation Before And After

Will VECTRA 3D Aesthetic Simulation determine if I’m a good candidate?

Although VECTRA 3D Aesthetic Simulation can help patients determine and express the results they anticipate, the visual guidance this system provides cannot determine if you are an ideal candidate for the procedure. Only a consultation with Dr. Jody or Dr. Elie Levine can determine if a patient is medically qualified for a procedure.  VECTRA 3D Aesthetic Simulation can, however, demonstrate the differences and possible outcomes of various facial rejuvenation and implant options. Utilizing a combination of our physicians’ artistic expertise and the visual guidance of VECTRA 3D technology is a convenient and informative method of determining the best procedure for each individual patient.

How close is the VECTRA 3D simulation of my results to the actual results of surgery?

Actual results will be very similar to the simulations, although not exact. VECTRA 3D simulations are based on the actual surgical techniques and treatments that our physicians will use during the procedure and therefore are as accurate as possible with today’s advanced technology.*

How can I find out more about VECTRA 3D simulation technology?

Dr. Elie Levine and Dr. Jody Levine will be happy to meet with you to discuss VECTRA 3D simulation technology in NYC. Please call our office at 212-988-1800, or make an appointment online for a personal consultation in our New York City offices.