Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. James Fernau offers patients the unique opportunity to "try on" their new look prior to undergoing a cosmetic procedure. Whether you want to see what your breast enhancement could look like, or how dramatic a facelift could appear, Vectra 3D Imaging offers patients the exciting opportunity to see what their visual result may look like before actual surgery. Dr. Fernau is known for his patience and knowledge during the initial consultation, and he takes the necessary time and a personalized approach with each patient so that each question is answered thoroughly. With the help of the Vectra 3D system, patients often find themselves more confident in the decision-making process.
Our Vectra 3D simulation station is used during many of our consultations. The projected outcome from a surgery is created for the patient to see through a set of high-resolution 3D images that are captured. The system then displays the “after surgery” effects onto a screen for the patient and Dr. Fernau to discuss.
The Canfield Vectra Imaging System contains a photograph station and a realistic 3D simulation using Sculpting Software®. Vectra’s Face Sculptor®, Breast Sculptor®, and the Body Sculptor® software contains extensive assessment tools and high-resolution cameras for optimal viewing clarity. Dr. Fernau uses the Vectra system during consultations for procedures such as a facelift, breast augmentation, breast lift surgery, rhinoplasty, and much more.
"If you want to be treated like family and get world class treatment at a very very reasonable cost this is the place to be. Thanks a lot doctor, and you wonderful staff. The best experience I have had at any doctor's office."- P.G. / Facebook / Sep 02, 2015
"Excellent, Talented Surgeon - Dr. Fernau performed a rhinoplasty, septoplasty, and otoplasty on me. I am extremely happy with the result. In addition to being extremely talented, he is also very big on patient safety and I would recommend him 1000%. The office staff were always very kind and willing to answer any questions."- Anonymous / Vitals / Feb 26, 2019
"Dr. Fernau and his staff are amazing! In June 2018 I had a no drain lipoabdominoplasty and the results are better than I ever could have imagined. During the consultation, I was given the options based on what I wanted to accomplish and Dr. Fernau was very honest with me in which procedures would get me the best results. In deciding to go through with the tummy tuck, Sheila was a wealth of knowledge in going over the paper work and preoperative procedures. On the day of the surgery at Trinity Hospital (and their staff was amazing too!), I was nervous, but knew I was in good hands because of how thorough and meticulous Dr. Fernau was before we went into the room for surgery. After surgery I couldn't believe how good I felt and already looked! The recovery process was much better than expected (I never took a pain pill!). I was walking pretty much normal after a week and back to normal activities within 6 weeks. My life has changed completely due to this procedure and the wonderful results thanks to Dr. Fernau. I am continuing to workout and watch my diet and after 5 months post-op I am down 20 pounds and look like a whole knew person! I highly recommend Dr. Fernau and his staff. They are truly AMAZING!"- A. / Google / Nov 26, 2018
"No drain tummy tuck with amazing results - Dr. Fernau and his staff are amazing! In June 2018 I had a no drain lipoabdominoplasty and the results are better than I ever could have imagined. During the consultation, I was given the options based on what I wanted to accomplish and Dr. Fernau was very honest with me in which procedures would get me the best results. In deciding to go through with the tummy tuck, Sheila was a wealth of..."- M. / RealSelf / Nov 26, 2018
"Very happy with my results - I had a Labiaplasty with Dr. Fernau and I'm very happy with my results. He and his staff are great and he just very thorough in expaining your procedure. He truly cares about his patients and their satisfaction with his work. I highly recommend him!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Nov 16, 2018
How it Works
Vectra 3D Imaging is quick, insightful, and remarkably simple. Here is how Vectra 3D Imaging works:
- During the initial consultation, the patient is guided through a series of pictures that will be taken using Vectra’s high-resolution cameras
- Dr. Fernau will review the images with the patient to go over anatomy, procedure possibilities, and anticipated results. The patient will have the opportunity to “try on” numerous looks.
- Both parties will work together to develop a desired outcome. Many patients feel more confident walking into surgery following this process with a better understanding of the anticipated results.
How Realistic are the Results?
Actual surgery results will be very close to what the Vectra 3D Imaging predicts. Most patients are very impressed by the similarity between the physical outcome and the digital simulation.
Will This Improve the Surgery?
Vectra 3D Imaging permits both our team and the patient to align surgical hopes and develop comprehensive outcomes to deliver the best results for each patient. The patient will be able to approve anticipated results before the surgery takes place, thus improving the entire surgical experience.
What Procedures can I Preview?
Vectra 3D Imaging can show possible results for nearly all breast, facial, and body procedures. Our patients commonly request possible results following nose surgery, breast augmentation, facelift surgery, liposuction, and tummy tucks (to name a few). Ask our team and learn if Vectra 3D Imaging can assist you during your initial consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 minutes
Learn More Today!
The plastic surgery office of Dr. James Fernau is proud to offer patients throughout the Pittsburgh area the opportunity to visualize their surgical results before undergoing any procedure. We offer this exciting technology to our patients during the consultation process. To learn more about this advanced technology, call our cosmetic surgery practice today for your private consultation.