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At Yorkville Institute of Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Lawrence Tong, MD is dedicated to ensuring you receive an unprecedented level of care throughout every stage of your procedure. In an effort to enhance the pre-surgical consultation process, Dr. Tong offers VECTRA® 3D imaging – a state-of-the-art system designed to simulate results that can potentially be achieved with your cosmetic enhancement. Ultimately, VECTRA® 3D imaging allows you to be more involved with the decision-making process while helping you visualize realistic expectations for the outcome of your procedure.

How VECTRA® 3D Imaging Works

Developed by Canfield Scientific, Inc., this revolutionary technology is comprised of six high-resolution cameras positioned to capture multiple angles of the targeted treatment region (eg: face, breast, or body). During your consultation, our board-certified plastic surgeon will have you stand in front of the VECTRA® system as your picture is taken simultaneously from all six angles. Once the photograph has been processed by powerful imaging software, a three-dimensional digital reproduction of the targeted area will be generated on the computer. Dr. Tong will use advanced modeling software to perform ‘virtual surgery’ on the image in order to show different surgical approaches as well as their expected outcomes. Additionally, a printout or electronic copy of all surgical options covered during the consultation can be provided for you to review in the comfort of your own home.


VECTRA® 3D imaging can be utilized to help you visualize potential cosmetic enhancement results for a variety of face, breast, and body procedures. The two most common procedures during which Dr. Tong employs VECTRA® 3D imaging are breast augmentation and rhinoplasty.

Breast Augmentation

VECTRA® software houses a database with all the different implant options available, including saline, cohesive gel, and highly-cohesive gel (gummy bear) implants. If you are interested in breast augmentation, you can choose whichever implant you would like to view, or select different combinations until you find what shape and size looks best on your unique figure. In addition to trialing implants, reviewing photos, and discussing your goals with Dr. Tong, the VECTRA® 3D imaging process is a powerful adjunct to help you achieve an optimal outcome.


If you are interested in rhinoplasty, the system allows for multiple simulated rhinoplasty maneuvers. For example, the VECTRA® software allows you to straighten the nasal bridge, increase or decrease projection, refine and narrow the tip of the nose, and even reposition bone structure to simulate which change(s) will most effectively help you achieve your goals.

Ultimately, it is important to remember that no matter what treatment or procedure you are seeking, VECTRA® 3D imaging is only capable of showing potential results. While your final result cannot be predicted with 100% certainty, Dr. Tong will utilize his extensive surgical skill and expertise to help you achieve the aesthetic goals that you and he formulate with this innovative technology.

Contact Yorkville Institute of Plastic Surgery

For more information about VECTRA® 3D imaging, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tong, please contact Yorkville Institute of Plastic Surgery today.