If you were unsatisfied with the results of your original breast augmentation, it is completely understandable that you may be hesitant about undergoing a revision. While there is, unfortunately, no way to guarantee the results of breast augmentation with absolute certainty, the advances in modern technology now allow some surgeons to offer patients a glimpse into what their surgical results could be. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters is proud to offer the breakthrough Vectra 3D Imaging tool in his state-of-the-art Metairie, LA facility. Using Vectra 3D Imaging, Dr. Walters is able to give patients a reliable visualization of their potential outcome from breast augmentation, breast revision, and other procedures.
What is a breast revision procedure, and who needs one?
A breast revision is a surgical procedure designed to alter the size, position, or other characteristic(s) of breast implants that were previously placed. A breast revision can also address issues that have developed as a result of breast augmentation using fat grafting.
Breast revision surgery can be performed, in almost any case, where a woman is unhappy with her original breast augmentation or has developed a condition requiring implant replacement. Some of the most common concerns, complaints, and conditions that lead to the need for breast revision include:
- Implants too small or too large
- Breast asymmetry
- Sagging or droopy breasts
- Implants “bottoming out”
- Implant rupture
- Capsular contracture
- Chronic implant pain
- Change in personal preference
Regardless of a patient’s reasons for pursuing breast implant revision surgery, Dr. Walters and his caring team at Walters Plastic Surgery are here to help in the Greater New Orleans area.
Is there a way to see what my breast implants will look like before surgery?
With the increasingly common “try before you buy” mentality of today’s world, it is not surprising that more and more women are searching for a way to preview the potential results of their breast augmentation before committing to surgery. Fortunately, the innovative Vectra 3D Imaging system now provides patients and surgeons an effective simulation tool specifically for this purpose.
During your preoperative appointment at Walters Plastic Surgery, Dr. Walters will capture Vectra 3D images of your body from several different angles. The Vectra system will then be able to produce realistic and accurate images depicting how various implant sizes, fat transfer to the breast, and the results of other tools and techniques may look on your body.
How accurate are Vectra 3D images?
Vectra 3D Imaging is one of the most exciting technologies available in cosmetic surgery today, thanks to its ability to produce realistic and accurate simulations of patients’ potential results. However, the images created using Vectra 3D Imaging are not guaranteed to reflect the actual surgical results. Many variables, including a patient’s anatomy, intraoperative decisions or changes made by the surgeon, and postoperative care can have a significant impact on how a patient heals and the outcome of the procedure. While Vectra 3D images can certainly help patients get a sense of how breast revision can alter their appearance, it is important to have realistic expectations for the procedure and realize that your results may vary from the simulated images. Another important consideration is that perfection is often a subjective concept, and most surgeons discourage patients from seeking the “perfect breast augmentation.”
Do any plastic surgeons offer Vectra 3D in New Orleans?
As with any procedure, choosing a highly qualified, certified, and experienced surgeon who has the most current tools and technologies available is essential in ensuring the best possible outcome. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters and his knowledgeable team are dedicated to providing the most exceptional level of care for each and every patient, utilizing the most exciting and up-to-date systems and approaches in the industry.
If you are interested in learning more about how Vectra 3D Imaging can give you peace of mind regarding your breast revision surgery, call the convenient Metairie, LA office of Walters Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jules Walters.