Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery

Michael R. Whetstone, M.D. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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Patient Imaging – What Can it Do?

May 10, 2014  |   Uncategorized

Plastic surgery has many goals, one of them being to help people look better. This, in turn, increases their confidence. Increased confidence enhances many parts of life, such as social interaction and achievement of workplace success. As a growing field attracting more clients, plastic surgery is constantly advancing with new techniques and technology to raise client satisfaction. One of these technologies is patient imaging. Imaging is a computer simulation which shows a patient the possibilities available to them through plastic surgery. This software improves client education as it gives them visual information on the limits of surgery. When patients have unrealistic expectations about the degree to which plastic surgery will change their appearance, patient imaging helps them adjust those expectations to better fit with reality. Patient imaging also increases communication between patient and doctor, so both enter the surgery with similar goals in mind. This pre-operative communication leads to the optimal outcome and results are met with greater satisfaction. The patient imaging system used by Dr. Whetstone of Las Colinas is the Vectra 3-D system, manufactured by Canfield. The images produced are incredibly realistic, but of course are not perfect. No digitally produced image can account for a patient’s individuality or guarantee a certain outcome. For more information regarding the Vectra 3-D System, go to As research and development in plastic surgery continue, the technology available to clients and surgeons will only improve, and the possibilities of what might be achieved are endless. To learn more about patient imaging at Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery, give us a call today at 972-831-8822.