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 just finished day seven of my post-surgery checkup with Dr Fernau, and here’s my personal experience. Upon arrival of my consultation, I was greeted by the friendliest staff. Every one of them helped in my progression, aided in my treatments, calmed my anxiety, and exceeded my expectations. Scheduling surgery and getting the medications for the operation were straightforward. As for the surgery, the instructions were clear, the procedure explained, and questions answered. The results were beyond what I expected. Dr Fernau is exceptionally passionate about his work and cares for his patients. The open communication that Dr Fernau has with his staff is what creates such a successful business model and positive outcomes for his patients. After surgery I had difficulty walking, and one of the staff members helped my wife with taking me home. The compassion, dedication, and excellence that I experienced with Dr Fernau and his staff give me the pleasure of providing the highest of recommendations."- C.M. / Google / Nov 24, 2019
"I highly recommend Dr. Fernau! If you are looking for a surgeon who cares about his patients and pays attention to detail, look no further. He is extremely talented and precise in everything he does. He is a leader in patient safety and recovery. He takes every measure to assure a good experience from start to finish. He is up to date on the techniques, technology and the latest developments in this field. He is meticulous and treats his patients like family. After my initial consultation with Dr. Fernau I knew he would be the one I would trust for my own care, and after the ensuing experience with him and his staff I was convinced he is the only one I would also trust to care for my family."- A.B. / Google / Nov 13, 2019
"I was very nervous about having any type of surgery let alone plastic surgery. I researched several doctors and had 3 consults. I am so very pleased with my results and with the entire process. Dr. Fernau was amazing. He explained everything and took the time to answer my questions. He has an eye for detail and strives for perfection. Highly, highly recommend. I felt safe and secure with him as my surgeon. Follow up with so easy and timely. Overall the procedure had very little pain or down time. Would do it again."- S.W. / Google / Oct 10, 2019
"I was very nervous about having any type of surgery let alone plastic surgery (breast reduction). I researched many doctors and had 3 consults. I am so very pleased with my results and with the entire process. Dr. Fernau was amazing. He explained everything and took the time to answer my questions. He has an eye for detail and strives for perfection. Highly, highly recommend. I felt safe and secure with him as my surgeon. Follow up was so easy and timely. Overall the procedure had very little pain or down time. The results are amazing. Wish I would have done it years ago. Would do it again. And would go with Dr. Fernau a thousand times over."- C.S. / Facebook / Oct 10, 2019
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.