One of the most important tools in my office is the Vectra 3-D imaging system. This system uses six cameras that take simultaneous photos of your face in order to construct a 3-D virtual model. This model can then be morphed, allowing us to show the possible results of aesthetic procedures such as rhinoplasty, facelifts, revision rhinoplasty, and even fillers.
What makes this a great piece of equipment is the stereoscopic 3-D view of an image, which we can rotate and view from any given angle. This image can then be morphed without the need to repeat for each view, as is necessary with 2-D imaging.
We can show actual volume changes, such as how much to remove or add to the nose, cheeks, or chin. This new technology is great for giving the patient a full in-depth look at what their results will be.
Another great advantage of the Vectra 3-D is the wide array of analysis tools that are available. Facial contour change can be evaluated by color changes like a topographical map. We can actually measure the volume changes that will occur following facial fillers.
Overall, the Vectra 3-D imaging system is a great addition to the tools for facial assessments and is a great device for evaluating changes that may result from surgery and fillers.