When it comes to getting breast implants, there are more options than ever to help women achieve the gorgeous results they’re looking for. For many patients, it can be difficult to know which implants work best with their frame and body type. At Walters Plastic Surgery, we offer Vectra 3D Imaging so you can get a full understanding of what to expect after breast augmentation.
Vectra 3D Imaging is a program that simulates your augmentation results on a screen before you undergo surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters is excited to offer this advanced computer technology to help you get a complete understanding of what to expect. To learn more about the Vectra 3D Imaging system or to schedule an appointment, call our practice in Metairie, LA.
What to expect at a breast augmentation consultation
While most patients describe their ideal breast size in terms of cup size, breast implants are measured in volume or CCs (cubic centimeters). With the help of 3D visualization, patients and plastic surgeons can be on the same page about the final breast augmentation results. When you schedule your consultation at Walters Plastic Surgery, Dr. Walters will assess your natural tissue and listen to your goals for treatment. We will then explain all of your options for augmentation in full, including fat transfer, breast implants, or a measured combination of the two. Vectra 3D images provide a realistic simulation of how the breasts could look after surgery with each of these options.
The decision to go through with breast enhancement surgery is a personal one, which is why we take the time to review options and potential results before each surgery. If your breasts have changed due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss, this procedure can restore their shape and fullness. It is also an excellent option for patients who have little to no original breast mass. Ideal candidates for breast augmentation surgery should be in good general health and have realistic expectations about their outcome. While a Vectra 3D simulation won’t exactly mirror the actual results, this technology is a useful tool for managing expectations.
Breast implant options
We understand all of the options for breast implants may be overwhelming, but the team at Walters Plastic Surgery strives to make the process easy. Our experience and skill, along with our modern Vectra 3D tool, ensure a very natural look and outcome. While the main types of breast implants are saline and silicone gel, there are a few other factors to consider during your consultation in Metairie, LA. Below, we have outlined the various implant options available for breast enhancement:
- Breast implant size: As we stated before, cup size is not the best way to describe size, since this varies between bra manufactures. CCs are a more accurate measurement.
- Breast implant shape: Implants come in round and teardrop shapes. While both are widely used, most people select a round implant to add fullness to the top of the breast.
- Breast implant profile: This equates to projection, or how far out the implant looks. Most people desire a full or perky profile without going overly large.
How does 3D Vectra Imaging work?
The Vectra 3D Imaging system uses multiple cameras to take high-resolution photographs of your body from a number of different angles. These pictures are then put together to create a three-dimensional virtual image. Once the software processes the image, Dr. Walters can display it on a monitor at our office. The virtual image can be viewed and rotated from almost every angle. Since this entire process is done digitally, we can explore options and compare results together until you find your ideal look.
It is important to know that the end result may differ slightly from the 3D virtual image. Not only that, patients should wait until they have fully recovered from their procedure before comparing their results on the screen. With this in mind, Vectra 3D Imaging is actually very useful for making decisions such as implant type and size before planning your breast augmentation procedure. Not only does 3D imaging improve patient comfort and confidence, but it also reduces the need for revision surgery in the future.
Learn more about 3D Vectra Imaging
At Walters Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jules Walters is pleased to offer the latest advancements in cosmetic technology. With 3D Vectra Imaging, we can have the detailed information and measurements required to create a better surgical plan for your breast augmentation. Understanding the various sizes and shapes of implants will make your outcome even more successful. To schedule your breast augmentation consultation with 3D imaging, contact our professionals today in Metairie, LA. Get increased breast volume and fullness with a planned procedure from our clinic.