Vectra 3D Imaging

Computer Generated Surgical Models in Vernon Hills

Our unique features are what make us beautiful. They inspire us to choose flattering clothing and makeup; to cultivate an original style of expression that’s completely our own. When selecting cosmetic procedures, however, our distinctive features can pose a problem: A treatment that worked beautifully for someone else might not produce the results you’re looking for.

That’s why we use Vectra 3D Imaging at the Ritacca Laser Center; this innovative software program creates accurate models of what patients will look like after treatment. With the assistance of Vectra 3D Imaging, you’ll be able to precisely visualize your results—without making any changes to your face or body. You’ll also be able to make adjustments to your treatment plan and see your outcomes updated in real time.

How Does Vectra 3D Imaging Work?

Vectra 3D Imaging begins with a comprehensive scan of the treatment area. During the scanning process, you will be asked to stand in front of six high-definition cameras. These cameras will be positioned in such a way that your body will be captured from multiple angles with complete accuracy. Then, the Vectra 3D program will assemble the captured images into a 360-degree picture of your features. This computer-generated image can be rotated in order to provide a detailed representation of your projected treatment results. The Vectra 3D system also automatically collects relevant information about your anatomy, such as your exact measurements.

After an accurate 3D image of the treatment area has been created, it’s duplicated by the Vectra program. Changes are made to the duplicate image, while the first image is left in its original state. This allows the patient to compare his or her projected results with his or her current features, taking note of even the subtlest changes. Patients will also be able to see exactly how an alteration will look in proportion with the rest of their features. If you wish to have a rhinoplasty, for example, you’ll be able to accurately assess how changing your nasal tip or bridge will affect the appearance of your eyes, cheekbones, etc. With Vectra 3D Imaging, patients have absolute control over the treatment process.

The Benefits of Using Vectra 3D Imaging

The use of Vectra 3D Imaging has been shown to increase patient satisfaction and reduce the need for revision surgery. Vectra 3D Imaging can improve patient comfort and confidence in all of the following ways:

  • Patients can review their projected results in the comfort of their own home. Virtual “before and after” images created by the Vectra 3D system can be printed out and given to the patient. Digital copies of these images can also be provided if the patient prefers to view them on a digital device. Patients can study different projected results over a period of days and then return to Ritacca once they have decided on the final appearance they would like to achieve.
  • Vectra 3D Imaging is highly versatile. Vectra 3D Imaging can be used with virtually any aesthetic procedure. Even complex, invasive procedures like tummy tuck surgery can be accurately modeled by this powerful, intuitive system.
  • Vectra 3D Imaging greatly reduces patient confusion. Some procedures, like breast augmentation surgery, are difficult to plan through verbal communication alone. Many patients ask to be made a certain cup size, not realizing that cup sizes vary widely according to band size. They then end up with breasts that are much larger or smaller than they had anticipated. Vectra 3D Imaging eliminates these kinds of misunderstandings by allowing the patient to see exactly what her proportions will be like before she has surgery. (Vectra 3D also comes pre-loaded with a wide array of different implant types that the patient can virtually try on, i.e., silicone gel implants, saline implants, and highly cohesive “gummy bear” implants.)

Patients are encouraged to ask any questions they have about their chosen procedure while their surgeon is making virtual adjustments. This can lead to a better understanding of how plastic surgery is performed and a more complete knowledge of the steps needed to recover from a specific procedure.

Enjoy the Advantages of Vectra 3D Imaging in Vernon Hills

If you’re ready to revitalize your look, contact our Vernon Hills, Illinois plastic surgery practice to arrange a personal consultation. We can help you select the right procedures to meet your cosmetic goals and then demonstrate their results in real time, giving you the confidence you need to proceed with treatment. With Vectra 3D Imaging, we can create a truly personalized treatment experience from start to finish.