We understand that uncertainty can be uncomfortable. That’s why we acquired the technology needed to make you feel more confident from the very first consultation.
Our VECTRA 3D Imaging System allows patients to visualize their results long before the procedure takes place. No more wondering how you’ll look afterwards. No more worrying about whether or not it’s the right procedure for you. With the help of this technology and our team of experts, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t invest in yourself sooner.
How It Works
Dr. Lucas and his team have been using the VECTRA 3D Imaging System to help patients visualize their best self since 2013. The high resolution system takes three dimensional photographs of the area you wish to enhance, providing patients with a realistic representation of their results.
Using this high resolution imaging system, we take a three-dimensional photograph of the area you wish to enhance. The VECTRA software simulation tool then creates a 3D rendition of what the area will look like after the procedure so that you can preview the outcome from multiple angles.
From start to finish, the imaging process takes only a few minutes and produces results right away. We can run multiple simulations and overlay translucent before and after photos in order to help guide you toward the best outcome for YOU.
This technology is best suited for patients considering a breast augmentation or reconstruction, abdominoplasty, or changes to the chin, nose, or face.
What To Expect
Your VECTRA 3D simulation experience begins with a picture session in our office and acts as the starting point of your personalized consultation.
Using special simulation software on your 3D image, Dr. Lucas will show you the outcome of the procedure(s) you may choose to have. Once you decide on the result you want, the simulation will serve as the base of your surgical plan— and because you’ve already seen the result, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing you’re completely confident in your decision!
Frequently Asked Questions
How close will the simulated result be to the actual result?
The simulation is used to provide patients with a realistic vision of their desired outcome. You can expect simulated results that are extremely similar to your real post-procedure results.
In the case of implant surgery – breast, chin, or other – will I be able to see which implants are best for me?
Yes. You will be able to see how you would look with different sizes and types of implants. You’ll also be able to see the possible benefits of other shaping techniques in conjunction with the implants.
Will the software show if my breasts are different sizes?
VECTRA 3D software includes special tools to show the size and position of each breast. Breast “asymmetry” is very common, and analysis of the photo rendition helps us develop a surgical plan which will compensate for it if necessary.
Am I a good candidate for cosmetic surgery?
That is a decision you will make with Dr. Lucas. While VECTRA 3D can show you the possibilities of a procedure, it is not intended as a substitute for a medical consultation.
How much will my cosmetic surgery cost?
Cost of surgery depends on many factors, including the type of procedure you choose and where it is performed. In your personalized consultation, you will have the opportunity to sit down with a trusted member of our team to discuss cost and possible payment plans.
Can you show me where the scars will be?
Because each body is different, Dr. Lucas will discuss the possibility of scarring or any other effects during your initial consultation.
VECTRA 3D Simulation Technology
VECTRA 3D simulation technology used by The Lucas Center was developed by Canfield Imaging Systems, a division of Canfield Scientific, the leading provider of clinical imaging systems. Canfield specializes in photographic applications for aesthetic medicine, and their products are used in patient consultations by thousands of practitioners worldwide.
The VECTRA 3D Camera
The VECTRA 3D camera captures a three dimensional photograph of the subject. Using multiple cameras, it takes a number of pictures simultaneously from several different points of view. This is used to build a three dimensional virtual model of the subject.
Sculptor 3D Software
The three dimensional photograph is processed by Sculptor software (VECTRA 3D) to display the virtual model on a computer monitor. It can be rotated on the screen and viewed from almost any angle. The software then allows us to apply simulation tools that change the size, shape and position of your tissue to achieve the desired appearance. Once you are satisfied with the result, Dr. Lucas will develop a surgical plan based on the changes you have made.