As a team we could not be more excited to present this new, amazing technology to our patients. Vectra 3D imaging is the newest tool in Dr. Khanna’s tool box, that can be used to help patients make the most educated and informed decision when considering breast augmentation surgery. Deciding to have surgery is clearly a huge decision that takes a lot of preparation, research and self-education. Most people who decide to have surgery have been considering it for some time. One of Dr. Khanna’s most important jobs is to present all of the pros, and all of cons of surgery. It is only when the pros outweigh the cons, will she recommend any particular procedure.
There are a number of tools Dr. Khanna employs to help women make the best decision when it comes to breast augmentation surgery.
#1 The Rice Trick
Dr. Khanna asks patients to take a cup of uncooked white rice and pour it into the toe of a stocking. The patient then ties the stocking to make a kind of bean bag. Using a sports bra and tank top, the “rice bag” is put into your bra to get an idea of the amount of volume you like. You can then remove or add rice depending on the amount of volume you like on your body. Make sure to document the amount of ml’s of rice used, as this information will be used by Dr. Khanna to help you in choosing the size of your implants.
#2 Breast Images in Print, Web & Magazine
Dr. Khanna will normally ask that you bring a variety of magazine or web images, of women whose breasts you like. This can be at the time of consultation or at the pre-op visit. All of this information will help Dr. Khanna in choosing the implants that will be best for your body.
#3 Vectra 3D Imaging
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The newest tool in the tool chest is Vectra 3D imaging. The technology captures a three-dimensional photograph of the subject using multiple cameras and different points of view. A virtual model of the subject is then built. Using special simulation software, Dr. Khanna is able to help you visualize the possible results expected based on your own body. Dr. Khanna and Brenda our post-op nurse will be able to experiment with a variety of different styles, shapes and sizes of implants, to help make a decision based on your own body measurements and proportions.
It is important to understand that none of these tools are the be-all-to-end-all. Dr. Khanna uses them as a way to build realistic expectations, and educate her patients so they are happiest with their surgical experience.