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How Will I Look After Cosmetic Surgery?

Look After Cosmetic Surgery
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Dr. Phillip Chang

Board Certified By The American Board of Plastic Surgeons.
Voted Top Plastic Surgeon in Loudoun, Virginia
Offices in Leesburg, Virginia.

Best of Loudoun 2019
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Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center has the next best thing, the VECTRA XT 3D imaging system. With the VECTRA XT, doctors can take a photo of your body or face, create a realistic 3D image from it, and simulate realistic results of your surgery. You get to “try on” your surgery and see how you like it.

When you’re considering cosmetic surgery, you review a lot of before and after photos, but it’s hard to imagine how the procedure will look on you. Wouldn’t it be great if your future self could pop by in a souped-up DeLorean time machine and show you how it turned out? Well, we don’t have a time machine, but Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center has the next best thing, the VECTRA XT 3D imaging system. With the VECTRA XT, doctors can take a photo of your body or face, create a realistic 3D image from it, and simulate realistic results of your surgery. You get to “try on” your surgery and see how you like it.

Relax With Confidence In Your Procedure

Vectra XT

At your initial consult, the doctor will use the VECTRA XT camera to take 180 degree pictures of your face or body. Then, the software converts it into 3D so you can view your form from the left or right, top or bottom. Next, the doctor simulates the surgical changes to your electronic self, so you can see what happens.

The 3D likeness helps ensure your expectations match your outcomes. You and the doctor can discuss anything that concerns you and adjust your treatment plan until you see the results you want. You can even use the visualization to compare different operations or observe the result of combining two or more procedures.

When you’ve zeroed in on the look you want, the 3D picture acts as a basis for your treatment plan, recording the decisions you’ve made for your surgical team to follow. You’ll not only lower the stress for yourself, but you’ll reduce the possibility of miscommunication between you and the doctor. Having a simulation of your results also minimizes the chances that you’ll want or need additional adjustments because your original surgery didn’t turn out the way you expected.

Review All the Options for Breast Augmentations

For breast augmentation, the software can help you decide on the size of the implants and even the brand. You can determine whether you should also include a breast lift for best results. Because the illustration is based on your own body dimensions, you and your doctor can tell if one breast is slightly larger than the other and plan the surgery accordingly. You can even super-impose your simulated bust over your current one to see how your silhouette changes.

Get the Best Angle on Facial Surgeries

In the past, it was hard to imagine how facial surgery such as rhinoplasty or chin implants could could affect the overall look of your face. However, with VECTRA XT, you and your doctor can predict how surgery will change the angles and architecture of your face. You’ll be able to see your profile from different positions and make small adjustments until you reach the look you want. You can also explore whether you’ll get better results by combining treatments. Your new nose may work best with a slightly re-shaped chin, for example.

Before and after photos reveal how close the VECTRA XT simulation comes to the real results shown in the last frame.

Find the Contours that Flatter Your Shape

If you’re considering body contouring, such as liposuction, abdominoplasty, or cool sculpting, the VECTRA XT can show you changes in contours and volume, so you can see how some areas of your figure will plump up and how others will diminish or smooth out. Because the 3D model mimics your unique frame and musculature, you’ll see how the procedure works with your shape, so that you can work with your doctor to achieve the most attractive and natural-looking results.

Get the Whole Picture

When you go in for your VECTRA XT imaging session, be prepared for a little surprise. The screen will show you a view of your face and body that you rarely see. For example, the computer might reveal differences in breast size that you’ve never noticed before. But that’s another reason VECTRA XT is so powerful. It gives you a rare opportunity to view the simulated results of your procedure from angles that you might not even see in a mirror.

At Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, we want you to be thrilled with your new look. We’re offering the VECTRA XT so you can have the comfort and confidence of reviewing your results before the end of your first office visit. If you’d like to try it out, contact us for your free consult and see the beautiful future could be in store for you.


Most frequent questions and answers

Acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S. affecting nearly 50 million Americans at any time. Acne is caused when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. It can often be persistent and unsightly.

The Acne Clear BBL is a cutting-edge acne treatment that uses the power of light to comfortably and effectively clear acne without expensive creams or toxic medicines…

Brown sun and age spots are some of the first signs of aging and sun damage.

Treatment options include

  1. Creams such as hydroquinone and retin A.  Hydroquinone is a bleaching agent while Retin A increases cellular turnover.  Over-the-counter creams will generally not have high enough concentrations to be effective.
  2. Forever Young BBL – Cutting edge technology providing the most powerful and effective IPL option.

The Forever Young BBL uses Broad Band Light to alter skin melanin and rejuvenate cellular DNA.  Instead of spending time and money on ineffective skin care products many of our patients have turned to the Forever Young BBL to make their skin more vibrant and youthful; reducing brown and red pigmentation problems, promoting collagen, and rejuvenating cellular DNA. It is the most popular laser treatment in our clinic.

What to expect from the Forever Young BBL:

  • Treatments take 20-30 minutes
  • Up to 80% improvement after a single treatment.
  • Most patients will benefit from adding a Micro Laser Peel and a Profractional Laser Peel ( Triple Laser Package )
  • Fine facial lines and wrinkles are a result of UV sun damage, the breakdown of collagen, and a decrease in skin hydration. The Micro Laser Peel and the Profractional Laser are ablative lasers designed to reverse these changes.

    • The Micro Laser Peel precisely ablates the surface skin in order to remove UV damaged skin
    • The Profractional Laser ablates deep columns of skin that can reach to the deep dermis. This allows for skin contraction but it also encourages new cell grown and organizes new collagen

    Results depend on the depth of treatment. Recovery from a maintenance treatment can be as little as a day; but recovery from aggressive treatments can be as much as 7 days. Many patients will benefit from the addition of the Forever Young BBL ( Triple Laser Package ).

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