Developed in collaboration with SiemensR, AxisThreeR, Inc. of Pacific Palisades, CA is introducing Revolutionary Breast Surface Imaging and Morphing Technology into the Plastic Surgery office of Dr. Steve Laverson this week in Encinitas, CA. This device, the XS-300T, is the first of its kind, and is based on breakthrough image capture and simulation technology combined with innovative proprietary software. The XS-300T platform photographs a patient’s body before her breast procedure, captures linear and volumetric measurements, and creates an exact three dimensional replica of her body on screen. Dr. Laverson examines this model with the patient during consultation, and performs breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, or post-mastectomy breast reconstruction on the 3D model to visualize the expected result in advance of an actual surgical procedure. The photo-realistic result can be viewed from all angles, and implant size adjusted to most closely meet the patient’s needs. This allows women for the first time to select implant size, shape, and position based on the expected outcome on their own body. Until now, patients have depended primarily on the surgeon’s judgment and recommendations alone, supported by his or her reputation, results on photographs of past patients, and their own appearance with various implant sizes placed in their bra.
Dr. Laverson believes XS-300T imaging and predictive surgical simulation will enhance the consultation experience for women by allowing them to proceed with surgery feeling more confident about their choices. “Consultations will be more interactive. Many patients express significant anxiety about implant size before breast augmentation, and are fearful of still being too small after the procedure, or ending up too large and obvious. By visualizing the result with different implant sizes in advance, women will be more relaxed. Usually, I understand what patients want, but the XS-300T will further clarify and document the desired result, and may help me to more precisely achieve that result,” says Laverson. “Many patients have been loyal to me, and have come to expect the most advanced surgical techniques and the best products in my office. We see hundreds of breast augmentation patients a year, and can truly elevate the standard of care for women by improving communication during the pre-surgical planning stage. When I saw the demonstration, I immediately knew I had to have it,” he added. About 22 XS-300 platforms have been installed in plastic surgery offices across the United States, and Dr. Laverson’s is the first in San Diego.
Dr. Steve Laverson is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and has been practicing in North San Diego County for fifteen years. He specializes in cosmetic improvement of the face, breast, and body. He sees patients at his beachfront Feel Beautiful boutique in Carlsbad, his primary plastic surgery office in Encinitas, and in Pukalani Day Spa & Salon at Flower Hill Promenade in Del Mar. Phone 760-753-6464 or 760-729-8016.