Body contouring procedures, such as abdominoplasty and breast augmentation, can make dramatic changes to your body. If you’ve been planning for a surgery of this nature, you know the planning of every detail can be extensive. After all, you and your plastic surgeon both want to achieve the results you’ve been wanting. If you don’t plan out your procedure ahead of time, how can you be sure you’re going to get what you asked for? The new 3D Imaging technology now used by some plastic surgery clinics can improve your entire body contouring experience, from consultation to post-op evaluation.
What Is Body Contouring?
There is no one procedure that is called body contouring in the world of plastic surgery. Rather, this term comprises a group of procedures all with one goal: to improve the look and contour of your body. Nearly every plastic surgery procedure performed on the body can be classified as body contouring. These typically include abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), arm lift, breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, cellulaze, Smart Lipo Triplex (a form of liposuction performed with a laser), and a thigh lift. The Mommy Makeover, a package of procedures designed to help moms pick and choose the surgeries that will help restore their bodies, is also categorized under the larger heading of body contouring.
All of these procedures are surgical in nature, with many designed to remove fat and tissue from the body. Excess skin and fat are involved in the arm lift, tummy tuck, breast reduction, breast lift, and thigh lift, changing the very curves of the body. Implants are added in other procedures, like a breast augmentation, with much the same effect. When you are planning a body contouring procedure, your doctor will strongly advise you to prepare yourself for the changes to your body. This is where the 3D Imaging systems can really come in handy.
What Is 3D Imaging?
Three-dimensional imaging offers a full digital 3D view to life-like models that can be turned and moved to make all angles visible. The Canfield VECTRA 3D Imaging System is one example, offering state-of-the-art technology that can revolutionize your consultation experience with a plastic surgeon. Not only can a patient and a plastic surgeon jointly preview the projected results of the surgery before it even happens, but the 3D system can also allow them to precisely measure and analyze the post-operative results. Both body and face imaging views can be used for patients of different surgeries.
Using 3D imaging during a body contouring consultation is a wonderful way to clarify the intended results of your surgery. With a clear visual representation of your future body, you as the patient know what to expect and you can also be sure that your plastic surgeon has heard and understood the goals you have for your surgery. Patients can benefit from these images that are specifically tailored to their body shape, not approximations from a book of photos as was previously done. Even if both patient and surgeon think they understand the other person, mistakes and miscommunications can happen. With a digital 3D image to consult about, these differing ideas are now eliminated.
Further, the imaging is designed to help you see what you can expect, so you’re not shocked by your results. Maybe taking off a few inches seemed like a good idea, but the imaging system can show you how you’ll look. Do you need more? Do you need less? The plastic surgeon can offer you a visualization of how your surgery will affect your proportions. It’s a tool that can make surgery run much more smoothly and set your mind completely at ease.
Plan Your Body Contouring Procedure with 3D Imaging
To ensure the best results of your body contouring procedure, schedule your initial consultation with a plastic surgeon who uses 3D imaging in his practice. At Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, New York plastic surgeons Dr. Ran Rubinstein can offer this advanced technique during your consultation and post-op evaluation to guarantee your best results.
Renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Ran Rubinstein at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists of Newburgh, New York. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is the only specialty plastic surgery practice in the Hudson Valley area with an on-site joint commission certified surgical suite. To contact Dr. Rubinstein, please call 845-863-1772. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is located at 200 Stony Brook Court #2 in Newburgh, New York.