KANSAS CITY – To provide potential plastic surgery patients with a more accurate portrayal of cosmetic outcomes, the board-certified physicians at Premier Plastic Surgery of Kansas City have added VECTRA® M3 imaging and “Sculpt My Dream” simulation technology to their patient services. These tools allow patients to visualize surgical options and give doctors the means with which to explain procedures and show cosmetic choices.
In the past, viewing before and after photos of other people was the only way to show clients their options. However, all patients are different and pre and post op photos have limited value and may allow patients to develop unrealistic expectations. While the doctors at Premier Plastic Surgery encourage clients to look through the photo galleries on this website, they were excited to adopt the latest consultation-enhancing technology.
Drs. Moore, Storm and Gonzalez have partnered with Fairfield, New Jersey’s Canfield Scientific, Inc., a leading provider of clinical imaging systems in the United States. The surgeons now are using Canfield’s VECTRA® M3 system. Incorporating multiple cameras, VECTRA takes a series of high-resolution photos of the patient from different angles. These simultaneous images are used in conjunction with a patient’s personal information, resulting in a customized, three-dimensional virtual model of the patient.
While VECTRA is useful for planning cosmetic surgery of the head and neck, rhinoplasty surgery for the nose, chin implants and body lifts, the program is especially beneficial in determining whether a breast lift is needed and what size and style of implants best suit augmentation candidates. Uneven breast size and positioning are common. This new 3D software allows surgeons at Premier to pinpoint asymmetry and show patients a surgical plan to address the unevenness.
Canfield’s “Sculpt My Dream” simulation also delivers a dose of reality. It allows our surgeons and clients to manipulate physical traits and rotate the model, so they can visualize potential surgical outcomes. A ghost image can even be overlaid with original physical traits to help the client “project into the future.” The enhanced communication maximizes understanding during consultations and helps clients make more informed decisions.
Premier Plastic Surgery believes that when combined with accurate medical history, a healthful lifestyle, and strict attention to post-surgical after-care, VECTRA and the Sculpt My Dream technology pave the way for long-term patient satisfaction. If you think you are ready to weigh the possibilities, please call (913) 782-0707 to set up a consultation with Dr. John B. Moore, Dr. Brad Storm or Dr. Federico Gonzalez.
Premier Plastic Surgery of Kansas City is located in Suite 370 in Doctors Building No. 1 at 20375 W. 151st Street in Olathe, KS, 66061. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.