After the first VECTRA® XT consult my nurses and staff immediately saw the value in this system. When the patient saw her breast augmentation 'post-op' image before the surgery, her uncertainty vanished and she couldn't wait to move ahead. We have had the VECTRA system for a year and half now, and we see this scenario every day.
After Dr. Christine Stiles saw the VECTRA XT demonstrated at the Allegan Academy in 2012, she was determined to bring it into her practice. Today, she is convinced that it was the absolute right decision. "VECTRA gives patients a realistic view of how they would look with different implant sizes and helps them make the right decision. With the mastopexy module I am able to show the patient side by side views of how she would look with a lift alone, implants alone, or a lift and implants together."
Because of this dynamic, VECTRA has both improved Dr. Stiles' conversion rate and changed the way she does consults. "We don't go through the before-and-after photographs in the same way since most of our patients have seen these on our website before coming into the office. Instead of looking at PowerPoint presentations of other women, we are able to spend our time looking at and modifying the patient's actual image with the VECTRA system. At the end of our consultation, they are able to walk away with a printed version of what they could look like. So if a woman comes in by herself, she is able to go home and show her husband the potential results."
VECTRA also helps Dr. Stiles thrive in a competitive market. "It's very common for a patient to schedule consultations with several different practices. If they have been to other practices without a VECTRA, they are impressed by the technology and the ability to visualize their results. This is one of the first things they will point out to us. They will say 'That's really neat, no one else has shown me this' or 'No one else had that kind of technology'. For the physician, it shows that you are interested in staying current with technology. More importantly it is a helpful tool for the patient, in making the right decision for herself."
Dr. Stiles is a board certified plastic surgeon practicing in Frisco and Plano, Texas. She earned an undergraduate degree in Biology at Manhattan College and her medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She went on to complete residencies in Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and then in Integrated Plastic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In 2005 she founded The Center for Breast and Body Contouring in Frisco, Texas.