VECTRA® 3D At The Bengtson Center
Call for your appointment today to turn your dreams into a reality! Visualize your very own results at the Bengtson Center – See your Afters… before!
Have you ever wondered what you would look like after cosmetic surgery? Now you can get a good idea with an exciting new technology exclusively offered in Grand Rapids by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Brad Bengtson. The Vectra 3D Imaging and Simulation system better illustrates your individualized and personal potential outcome. Although there is no single method or simulation that is 100% accurate, the Vectra 3D Imaging and Simulation Breast Imaging system gives you an amazing 3D visual image range of outcomes that show you a proportional range for your breast and body, provides a realistic expectation of the appearance of your breasts, is a great educational tool and helps dramatically with the implant selection process. With VECTRA Breast Imaging, you can now visualize your Afters… before surgery! It is also more accurate than placing an implant in you bra, although you are free to do this during your consultation – You are able to visualize and experience your own result in 3D pre-operatively.
Details & FAQ
What is 3D Breast Imaging & Simulation?
Using Vectra during a consultation allows for a detailed surgical planning by providing the patient with visual answers to your questions and setting reasonable expectations about your results. The VECTRA session will begin by capturing a 180-degree image of the area you want to improve. Precise measurements and details of your individual anatomy are recorded by the software system and a very accurate virtual image is developed. Simple graphical tools clearly model surgical results. Imaging uses a 3D photo of your body and allows Dr. Brad Bengtson to simulate different size implants and shapes to better visualize how you may look should you elect a breast enhancement procedure allowing the patient to view their side-by-side before-and-after photos for easy comparison
Why might I choose 3D Breast Imaging & Simulation?
See your Afters… before! Dr. Bengtson is the first and only Plastic Surgery practice in West Michigan to offer this amazing system to his patients. The unit takes a 3-dimensional photograph that can then be visualized and used to simulate your actual range of results following surgery – before your procedure. Choosing to have 3D Imaging of your breasts and body gives you a chance to preview a range of what your breast augmentation will look like on your own body. The powerful before and afters allow you and Dr. Bengtson to make important decisions regarding your treatment plan.
Is Vectra 3D Imaging and Simulation really that good?
Breast surgery is highly individualized, and it is often difficult to explain or express your goals. Looking at other patients results is inaccurate because the main contribution to your outcome is your unique breasts and bra stuffing does not give an accurate appraisal either and will overestimate your result. In order to better illustrate potential outcomes that may be achieved, the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery is the first and only plastic surgery practice in West Michigan to offer highly advanced 3D breast imaging and simulation. Although there is no method or simulation that will allow you to experience exactly what your breasts will look like post operatively, VECTRA Breast Imaging gives you a visual image for the range of outcomes that may be achieved for your body. VECTRA Breast Imaging provides a very realistic view of your breasts 3-dimensionally, and helps visually with the implant selection process.
Do all plastic surgeons offer 3D Breast Imaging & Simulation?
No, the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery is one of only 25 locations in the U.S. and only Plastic Surgery practice in West Michigan where you can experience this revolutionary technology to see what you may look like following your breast enhancement surgery.
Will the results of 3D Breast Imaging & Simulation be the same as my surgical outcomes?
No, imaging provides a range and an approximation of what you may look like after surgery, it is not an absolute. Your results take into account not only the breast implant size and shape that will be placed, but also your own natural tissues, the density and firmness of this tissue, sagginess of the breast and other anatomical features that simulation cannot 100% duplicate, however we are finding the simulation results very accurate and a great visual for patients.
Is there an added cost for 3D Breast Imaging & Simulation?
No, at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, we believe 3D Breast Imaging & Simulation is an important part of your education, informed consent, consultation and experience. There is no added charge.
Is 3D Breast Imaging & Simulation required?
3D Breast Imaging & Simulation is not a required part of your consultation or surgery; however we do incorporate it into our method of implant selection.
Research and Innovation
Dr. Brad Bengtson is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeron and is recognized as one of the leading clinical investigators in the United States with the Natrelle 410 Silicone “Gummy Bear” gel implant. To learn if you are a good candidate for the 410 Silicone “Gummy Bear” implant, call our office. In general you need to meet these criteria:
- Be a female18 years of age or older
- Have a condition appropriate for breast augmentation, reconstruction, or revision
- Have adequate tissue available to cover the implant(s)
- Be willing to sign the Informed Consent document which gives you information about your breast implants and confirms your commitment to follow study requirements and acceptance of the potential risks involved
Dr. Bengtson has nationally supported research looking into the high resolution ultrasound and gel breast implants
Dr. Bengtson has many studies looking into 3D photography and simulation of your before and after results
Dr. Bengtson is one of the global leaders of Acellular Dermal Matrix such as Alloderm and Strattice for breast augmentation secondary revision surgery