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
"I love everything about this office. The staff is amazing !! And Dr Fernau goes above and beyond to have a satisfied patient and awesome results ?"- M.D. / Facebook / Jun 08, 2018
"Great doctor, with great experience, explains everything you need to know, well skilled and smart. A+"- D.X. / Google / May 09, 2018
"Turning 41 this year and being active my whole life I started to realize areas that were always lean began to have fat deposits. I began to look for a remedy. I found Doctor Fernau on an internet search of top plastic surgeons in Pittsburgh. After reading hundreds of positive reviews I decided to make an appointment. When I first walked in the office I was greeted by his staff. During my consultation I found Doctor Fernau to be really down to earth. He answered every question I had and made suggestions of what my options were. I decided to have abdominal etching, liposuction of my love handles, and some fat grafting using the Hydrosolv form of liposuction. The day of surgery I was visited by Dr. Fernau and went over each step of the operation. During this time I asked Dr. Fernau if some of the fat taken could be placed into my calves. With out hesitation Dr. Fernau made this happen. I'm currently 6 weeks post op and couldnt be more satisfied. He's a skilled surgeon, but most importantly he honestly makes you feel like you matter. Any one looking to have any type of cosmetic/reconstructive surgery Dr. Fernau should not only be first on your list, but the only one on your list."- D.A. / Google / May 09, 2018
"Dr Fernau not only fixed my deviated septum, he also made my nose look beautiful! Way beyond my expectations! He and his staff are not only caring, but they are excellent at what they do!"- L.P. / Google / May 08, 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.