May 8, 2012 – Computer imaging has become an important decision-making tool in the world of cosmetic surgery, both for patients and surgeons. You can get a reasonably good idea of how you may look after a facelift, chin augmentation or breast augmentation. We recently told you about the new VECTRA 3D imaging that many surgeons are using. It combines six photographs of a patient to produce life-like 3 dimensional images of the face, neck and chest from different angles. It can also overlay before and after photographs so you can see how your features will change. But now VECTRA is also being used to show how dermal or soft tissue fillers can be used for facial rejuvenation.

This new use of computer imaging was highlighted in a recent Marketwire press release that stated many cosmetic surgeons are using VECTRA to show patients how dermal fillers like Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, Belotero or Hylaform can smooth out wrinkles and restore more youthful contours in the face. VECTRA can also create a 3D mold of the patient’s face, which is a fantastic aid in determining where the cosmetic surgeon needs to inject the fillers and how much to use.

The latest report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows that dermal fillers were the fastest growing minimally invasive cosmetic procedure in 2011, so having the ability to see what you’ll look like before you have the injections is bound to become popular with patients and cosmetic surgeons.

[tags]Dermal Fillers, Juvederm, Cosmetic Surgery[/tags]