3D Simulation Brings New Dimension to Plastic Surgery
—New technology allows patients to preview how they’ll look with aesthetic procedures—
If you are one the thousands of people each year considering aesthetic plastic surgery, PeaceHealth Medical Group has some good news for you. Recent advances in three dimensional (3D) photography, combined with revolutionary new software, allow prospective patients to preview what they will look like as the result of breast augmentation, facial procedures, and more, well in advance of any surgery.
Both the VECTRA® 3D camera and Sculptor software which make this possible were developed by Canfield Imaging Systems of Fairfield, NJ, the world’s leading provider of medical photography systems. The process starts with a VECTRA 3D session 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.
Kalama, Washington resident Amanda Durden had a bilateral breast augmentation three months ago and used Vectra 3D imaging to help her decide her implant size.
“I was amazed how the Vectra images were a perfect match to my new look after surgery.” “I was originally going smaller, but decided to go bigger using the Vectra. It helped me determine the best look for me.”
“My patients absolutely love this,” said Allen Gabriel, MD, Chief of Plastic Surgery at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, who helped develop the Sculptor software. “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”.
The board-certified doctors at PeaceHealth Medical Group Plastic Surgery are dedicated to helping people in Vancouver, WA and the greater Portland-metro area achieve their physical ideal. They are experienced in all types of reconstructive and cosmetic procedures – from breast reconstruction and cranio-facial repairs to breast augmentation, facelifts and body contouring. Please go to www.swPlasticSurg.com now for lists of all procedures, info on our Spa services and more.
PeaceHealth Medical Group
PeaceHealth Medical Group providers in Clark and Cowlitz counties are closely aligned with PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview. As part of the larger PeaceHealth family, PeaceHealth Medical Group (PHMG) is made up of more than 820 physicians and allied health providers and 2,000 caregivers across three states (Alaska, Washington, and Oregon). PHMG providers practice in more than 40 specialties and subspecialties in PeaceHealth inpatient settings and more than 50 outpatient sites.
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