WHAT IS THE VECTRA XT 3D SIMULATOR
Vectra XT 3D is an innovative and revolutionary software that allows you to see in real time the “before and after” of a plastic surgery, allowing patients to have an idea of the results they can achieve with the surgery, thus managing their expectations in a more realistic way. The system was developed by Canfield Imaging Systems, a department of Canfield Scientific, a company specialized in photographic applications in aesthetic medicine with customers all around the world.
IN WHAT SITUATIONS CAN THE VECTRA 3D SIMULATOR BE USED?
This technology can be used to perform a simulation in several plastic surgeries, namely:
- Augmentation Mammoplasty;
- Mastopexy with implants;
- Mastopexy without implants;
- Reduction Mammoplasty;;
HOW DOES THE VECTRA 3D SIMULATOR WORK?
The system uses 12 digital cameras that collect 3D images of the patient, then building a three-dimensional model of their current appearance. These images are then processed by the software and the doctor uses the simulation tools to create an image of the expected result after the surgery, additionally enabling visualization from different angles. Using this advanced technology gives the patient a clearer idea of the results to be obtained with the surgery, while also making it easier to clarify any doubts with the doctor. It is easier to explain in detail what is intended with the surgery and the doctor can ascertain whether the patient’s expectations are realistic.
Vectra 3D also allows doctor and patient to analyze together several different options regarding the surgical procedures, choosing the one that best responds to the needs and expectations of the person undergoing the surgery.
THE VECTRA XT 3D SIMULATOR
STEP BY STEP
1. The experience with the Vectra 3D simulator at Clínica de Cirurgia Plástica LMR in Lisbon begins with photographic image capturing of the area of the body or face to be treated. This is the starting point of your plastic surgery medical appointment towards obtaining the desired result.
2. Using innovative and revolutionary software, our plastic surgeons will show the results that can be achieved. In the case of Augmentation Mammoplasty, you can simulate the result with implants of different sizes and shapes.
3. After viewing the images from different angles and clarifying all your doubts, a treatment plan will be presented. This revolutionary technology allows you to have an idea of the results and reduce the insecurity regarding the final results of the surgery.
BENEFITS OF VECTRA 3D
Using Vectra 3D has proved to be a very positive experience for patients as having an idea of the surgery result helps to reduce the doubts they may have regarding the procedure as well as better understanding the entire process towards the desired result.
In the case of breast implants, for example, the doctor can make simulations with different sizes and shapes of implants, enabling the patient to analyze various possibilities and choose the one she feels more comfortable with. As the images captured in 3D are very real, the plastic surgeon can clearly identify any breast asymmetries and correct them during the surgery.
Although it is possible to view in real time the “before and after” a surgery, it is important to understand that the final result may not be exactly what was visualized in the simulation. The Vectra XT 3D is a simulation tool and the final result of the surgery depends on several factors such as the genetic characteristics of each patient, the elasticity of the skin, amongst other factors. All doubts related to the surgery or other procedures as well as the patient’s expectations should be analyzed together with the plastic surgeon.
Dr. Luísa Magalhães Ramos / Plastic Surgery
PORTUGUESE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, Nr. 42810
Graduated by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, she specialized in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, at Hospital de São José, in Lisbon.
Throughout her training, she subspecialized in aesthetic plastic surgery, having worked in world-renowned clinics.
Currently, she is mainly dedicated to face and breast aesthetic plastic surgery and to intimate female surgery.
Dr. Alice Varanda Pereira / Plastic Surgery
Member of The Portuguese Medical Association, Nr. 47051
Graduated by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon, she completed her master’s degree in human sexuality and is currently developing her PhD at this same institution.
She joined the University faculty academic staff in 2008 as a lecturer of the Institute of Anatomy. It is in this unit that she produces most of her research projects, mainly in the area of surgical anatomy, whilst also supervising master’s thesis for undergraduate students.
Dr. Marta Gouveia Duarte / Plastic Surgery
Licenciada em Medicina pela Escola de Ciências da Saúde da Universidade do Minho, onde concluiu a sua tese de Mestrado em Envelhecimento Humano.
Concluiu a especialidade em Cirurgia Plástica Reconstrutiva e Estética, no Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central – Hospital de São José.
Colabora em vários projetos de investigação na NOVA Medical School.
Dr. Mariana da Rocha Martins / Plastic Surgery
Member of The Portuguese Medical Association – Nr. 55124
Graduated by the Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Porto and specialized in reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery at Hospital de São José, in Lisbon.
Throughout her specific training in plastic surgery, she worked in internationally renowned institutions such as Institut Kaplan (Barcelona), La Clinic (Montreux) and Great Ormond Street Hospital (London).
Dr. Ana Mendes Gomes / Aesthetic Medicine
Member of The Portuguese Medical Association – Nr. 55658
Has a master’s degree in medicine by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Masaryk in Brno and later completed a master’s degree in aesthetic medicine and anti-aging at the Complutense University of Madrid. She is a specialist in family medicine by the Regional Health Administration of the Lisbon Area.
Throughout her career, she undertook specific training in minimally invasive procedures, namely in the application of Toxin, facial fillers, thread lifts and facial mesotherapy, thus differentiating herself in the treatment and prevention of skin aging.
Dr. Mafalda Cleto / Aesthetic Medicine
Member of The Portuguese Medical Association – Nr. 52818
Has a master’s in medicine by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon with a specialization in family medicine. She specialized in aesthetic and anti-aging medicine at the Complutense University of Madrid.
Throughout her training, she took several national and international courses in the field of aesthetic medicine, namely training in different types of facial fillers, application of toxin, application of peels and she took several courses on corpses in order to deepen her knowledge on facial anatomy.
In the area of aesthetic medicine, she performs numerous procedures, such as the application of toxin and fillers, both for correcting wrinkles and for facial harmonization (filling in dark circles, cheekbones, lips, jaw, chin and rhinomodelation), usage of biostimulators to improve skin quality and flaccidity; thread lifts and biostimulation; techniques that aim to improve the texture and quality of the skin, such as chemical peel, microneedling, facial and body mesotherapy, and sclerotherapy.
In her view, aesthetic medicine encompasses a set of minimally invasive medical procedures, which should be used to enhance the natural beauty of each individual and help delay the signs of aging.
She found her vocation in aesthetic medicine as it allows her to help people regain their self-esteem and increase their physical and psychological well-being.
Dr. Joana Dias Coelho / Dermatologist
Graduated by the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Nova University in Lisbon, she specialized in dermatology and venereology, at Hospital dos Capuchos in Lisbon.
Throughout her training, she took several international dermoscopy courses, namely the International Course on Dermoscopy in Graz – Austria (2009) and the Advanced Dermoscopy Course in Barcelona (2016), thus differentiating herself in the evaluation of pigmented skin lesions.
Vectra XT 3D – Plastic Surgery Simulator
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SIMULATOR RESULT AND THE FINAL RESULT?
We can never forget Vectra 3D is only a simulator and it does not have the capacity to evaluate characteristics such as skin quality, flaccidity, etc. Together with the plastic surgeon evaluation, a joint decision can be reached regarding what is best for each case, and then visualizing a possible result.
IN THE CASE OF AN AUGMENTAION MAMMOPLASTY, IS IT POSSIBLE TO SEE WHICH IMPLANTS ARE MOST SUITABLE FOR MY CASE?
Yes. With this technology you will be able to preview which is the best set of implants both in size and shape. You can also preview the result of associating a breast lift to your procedure.
DOES THIS TECHNOLOGY ENABLE ASYMMETRIC BREASTS EVALUATION?
Yes. The vast majority of women have asymmetrical breasts. This software enables the evaluation of this asymmetry regarding both the volume and the position of each breast. Your plastic surgeon will be able to design a surgical plan that will retrieve the symmetry and harmony of your breasts.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO PREVIEW THE SCAR POSITION?
Yes. During the initial medical appointment, Dra. Luísa Magalhães Ramos will indicate the position of the scar.
IS THE SIMULATION IN VECTRA 3D INCLUDED IN MY MEDICAL APPOINTMENT?
Yes. We were the first clinic in Portugal to make Vectra 3D available to our patients. It has proved to be a very positive experience and is an excellent tool for communicating with our patients. Whenever possible, we provide a simulation of the surgery result to our patients.
HOW CAN I SCHEDULE MY VECTRA 3D SIMULATION?
If you are interested in undergoing plastic surgery and simulating the result in Vectra 3D, just schedule an appointment at our plastic surgery clinic in Lisbon using this contact form. Alternatively, you can call 21 099 91 38 and one of our assistants will help you find the best date and time to schedule your initial appointment.