Since I started using VECTRA® my fat transfer and use of fillers have increased exponentially, and as a result my patient satisfaction has increased. I've used imaging for 25 years and the hand held VECTRA H1 3D camera is the very best, most versatile, easiest to use product ever. It's extremely portable and produces amazingly realistic simulations.
Alford Facial Plastic Surgery in Houston, Texas is the home of facial plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene L. Alford, a recognized leader in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. His philosophy is that cosmetic surgery of any type should be used to improve one's appearance rather than change it. And that's what drew him to the VECTRA 3D system, with its extensive suite of aesthetic simulation tools. "I purchased VECTRA because I was missing an element of communication with my patients" He explains, "the ability to three dimensionally model and communicate the possible results of facial plastic surgery. VECTRA is the only product that allows you to do that."
VECTRA's ability to facilitate two way communication has proven its value to both Dr. Alford and his patients. Rather than guessing at their desires, he can show them the expected results on the monitor and give them the opportunity to make changes before they commit to the surgical plan. Now the patient is more confident, and so is Dr. Alford. "I'm relatively conservative and I don't want to offer something to my patients without a certain surety of its result. VECTRA has given me confidence to do that."
This confidence allows Dr. Alford to offer a wider range of treatment options during the pre-operative consultation. "I've found that since I started using VECTRA, my fat transfer and use of fillers has exponentially increased, and as a result, my patient satisfaction has increased. That's because they look better, and the results are much more natural. That's what a lot of people miss out on. You can tighten people and they look good, or you can volumize them and they look fabulous. That's just one more way that VECTRA helps me to help my patients."
Dr. Eugene L. Alford is a renowned specialist in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery who has authored more than 45 original peer reviewed articles, 14 original book chapters, and given over 100 invited lectures both nationally and internationally. He is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Alford completed his undergraduate studies in Biomedical Science at Texas A&M University and earned his medical degree from the University of Texas. He has served as Vice President of the AAFPRS.