At ARC Plastic Surgery, Mr Howard Webster, Mr Richard Bloom, Dr Kim Taylor, Mr Dean Trotter and Dr Sophie Ricketts have extensive experience in all areas of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Whilst each surgeon has their individual expertise, their four main areas of focus are Breast, Body, Face & Neck and Nose.
Mr Richard Bloom, Dr Kim Taylor, Mr Dean Trotter and Dr Sophie Ricketts are available to see patients for Reconstructive Surgery, including skin cancers, hand surgery, microsurgery and minor trauma.
Vectra 3D Computer Imaging System
We employ the latest technology to assist in the consultation process. When appropriate, we can use the Vectra 3D computer imaging system, which simulates the outcome of many surgical procedures with three-dimensional imagery. Using the Vectra 3D during a consultation allows you to explore the surgical outcomes with your surgeon and see an accurate visual representation. The surgical procedures which can be demonstrated using the Vectra 3D include rhinoplasty, breast augmentation and chin augmentation.
So how does it work? During a consultation, we will discuss your objectives and what features you like and dislike. We will then come up with the best course of action based on your individual needs, which may include using the Vectra 3D if appropriate for your consultation. If this is the case, your surgeon will take a series of pre-operative photos using the Vectra 3D, with the assistance of the clinic’s nursing staff. The surgeon will then use the computer system to alter and change the features of your face or body, creating a simulated image of what you could potentially look like post-surgery. During this exploration process, the images generated by the Vectra 3D help to demonstrate that you and your surgeon are working towards a common vision.
In a follow-up consultation post surgery, images will be taken again with the Vectra 3D to compare the pre and post-operative results.
Ultimately, the Vectra 3D computer imaging system is a simulating tool that provides you with a visual representation of your potential post-operative results. It can also be a helpful tool to increase your comfort level, visually demonstrating that your needs have been heard.