Being the first practitioner in my area to have the new VECTRA® system, I found it invariably impresses and intrigues those who see it for the first time. There are now a number of systems in this region and patients have come to expect it as an essential part of the consultation process for breast augmentation and rhinoplasty as well.
In the heart of Australia's "Gold Coast", plastic surgeon Terrence Scamp has realized his vision of "putting all the beautifying processes under one roof." Here, at the Esteem Day Spa, visitors find everything from hair dressing and nails to breast augmentation and rhinoplasty. And it's no surprise that with this type of focus on the patient experience, Dr. Scamp he was one of the first practitioners in the region to install a VECTRA 3D face and body system.
It didn't take long for VECTRA 3D to become an integral part of his practice. "I use VECTRA in every breast consultation. In augmentation, it's a remarkable communication tool. I also use it routinely in rhinoplasty, again as a communication tool, but also to educate myself to the appropriate changes needed for a "difficult" nose. I use it often in liposuction to demonstrate the desired contour improvements and in facial rejuvenation as well. Even when I'm not using the simulation tools, it's an excellent device to identify asymmetry, age related changes and to explain the operative plan."
Dr. Scamp's patients appreciate the difference it makes in their experience. "What I think benefits patients the most is the striking decrease in anxiety prior to surgery. It gives them a greater sense of security in the destination of their journey, be it rhinoplasty or breast augmentation." As an added benefit to both patient and surgeon, it has greatly reduced the number of repeat consultations where patients vacillate between similar implant sizes.
Dr. Terrence Scamp graduated from of the University of Queensland in 1980 and interned at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. He then moved into surgical training and obtained experience in Vascular, Orthopedic, Neurosurgery and General Surgery. He trained in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, followed by a further year at Princess Alexandra Hospital. Dr Scamp obtained his specialist qualification as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in the division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1990. Dr Scamp completed his training with over 3 years abroad, in leading centers in the United Kingdom, Europe and the USA. Following this, he returned to surgical practice on the Gold Coast.