I have been using VECTRA® 3D for three years and it has absolutely transformed my practice. The patients benefit by seeing their results prior to surgery, the surgeon benefits through improved surgical planning and there are obvious marketing benefits for my practice.
An innovator and researcher in the field of breast aesthetics, the first time Dr. Bengtson saw Breast Sculptor in action he immediately recognized how powerful it would be as both a practice enhancement and educational tool for his breast surgery practice. "Breast Sculptor has broken down the 'outcome/how big' barrier to booking surgery" states Dr. Bengtson. Working with the patient, he reviews a range of implants that will restore her breast to a natural proportion. "This enhanced visual reinforcement and communication allows the patient to go into surgery extremely confident in her implant choice and decreases her anxiety about the outcome."
As a clinical investigator involved with next-generation form stable implants Dr. Bengtson is using the VECTRA system to plan for the future. "The appropriate form stable implant options for a patient are determined by size and tissue characteristic of the breast," says Dr. Bengtson. The automated breast measurements and the built-in implant catalogues expedite this process by presenting the appropriate range of choices for simulation and review with the patient. "It is easy to see that this system will be essential tool in every plastic surgeon's office in the near future," he predicts, "and also easy to see how 3D technology will eventually replace 2D."
Dr. Bengtson is a founding partner of The Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery in Grand Rapids, MI. He is currently the Lead Investigator of a major clinical trial of form stable breast implants and a member of the company's Executive Council. Dr. Bengtson has authored numerous publications, is a patent holder of medical devices, and a recognized educator and leader in breast aesthetic research. In May 2009 The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery presented Dr. Bengtson two Tiffany Awards for breast implant-related research.
Dr. Bengtson received his plastic surgery training at GRAMEC - Michigan State University, followed by an Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction Fellowship at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He has been in private practice and involved with the plastic surgery training program in Grand Rapids for 20 years.