Vectra 3D Imaging

Breast Vectra Content ImageMancoll Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery is the only practice in the area that uses the advanced VECTRA 3D imaging system to provide our patients with the most complete education possible regarding their plastic surgery procedures. Using this system, we take a three-dimensional (3D) photograph of the patient prior to surgery. Then, using VECTRA’s software simulation tools, we can create 3D representations. This allows the patient the opportunity to preview various surgical options and decide on the procedure that best suits his or her personal goals. VECTRA 3D is used for breast augmentations, breast lifts, body contouring, rhinoplasty, chin augmentations, and more. The entire process takes only a few minutes, and the patient will have the opportunity to review the results during his or her initial consultation. At that time, alternative simulations can be requested to be sure the patient is comfortable with the recommended surgical plan.


What to Expect

  1. Your VECTRA 3D simulation experience begins with a picture session in our office. This creates the starting point for your aesthetic consultation.
  2. Using special simulation software on your 3D picture, Dr. Mancoll will show you the possible results of the aesthetic procedures you may choose to have. You will be able to experiment with different looks until you find the one you want.
  3. Once you have decided on the look you want, this simulation will provide a basis for your surgical plan. Because you have already seen the result, you can feel more confident in the outcome of the procedure.

About the Technology

The VECTRA 3D simulation technology 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 its 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 patient. 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 patient.

Sculptor 3D Software

The three-dimensional photograph is processed by Sculptor software 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 Dr. Mancoll to apply simulation tools that change the size, shape, and position of your breasts to achieve the desired appearance. Once you are satisfied with the result, Dr. Mancoll will develop a surgical plan based on the changes you have made.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Will I be able to see what different implants are best for me?

Yes. You will be able to see how you would look with different sizes and types of implants. You will also be able to see the possible benefits of a breast lift in conjunction with the augmentation.

How close will the simulated result be to the actual result?

Actual results will be very similar to the simulations. VECTRA simulations are based on the actual implants that will be used.

Will this software help Dr. Mancoll to see that my breasts are different sizes?

VECTRA software includes special tools to show the size and position of each breast. Breast “asymmetry” is very common, and VECTRA analysis helps Dr. Mancoll develop a surgical plan that will compensate for it if necessary.

Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery?

That is a decision that should be made with Dr. Mancoll during your consultation. VECTRA 3D can show you the possibilities of the procedure but is not intended as a substitute for a medical consultation.

How much will my breast augmentation surgery cost?

That will depend on the type of procedure you choose and other factors. Our surgical coordinator will discuss costs with you during your initial consultation.


Visualize your new body in 3D. To schedule your VECTRA 3D consultation contact Mancoll Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery at (757) 305-9185 or fill out our online contact form