VECTRA® 3D has been extremely useful in helping me understand the patients' expectations. And when you can educate them about what can and can't be accomplished, you're going to have a higher percentage of satisfied patients. It gives them a comfort level with the decision, and the fact that we've gone the extra mile to educate them enhances their whole experience.
Dr. Zubowski's practice provides a complete range of plastic surgery procedures for the face, breast and body as well as non-surgical procedures and skin care. In addition to cosmetic procedures, Dr. Zubowski specializes in breast reconstruction as well as post-bariatric body contouring. He is sought after as a speaker, and has had numerous appearances on broadcast television, including "the View" and "Real Housewives of New Jersey".
"I initially bought the VECTRA because of feedback from patients who wanted a better way to understand how they would potentially look after breast augmentations. It's one thing to look at photographs of other patients, but looking at the changes on their body is much more useful and beneficial for them. It makes them more comfortable about their decision for a particular size. An added benefit for me is that if I show them a realistic image of the expected outcome, and they're not satisfied, it throws up a red flag that they may not be satisfied with the surgery."
The result for Dr. Zubowski is a higher percentage of satisfied patients. "They really appreciate that you have a tool that makes them feel more comfortable, that you've taken the extra time to explain the surgery." And the patients aren't the only ones who are satisfied with VECTRA. "The people at Canfield have been superb," offers Dr. Zubowski, "everyone has been responsive in every way in terms of hardware support, software and training. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give them a 20."
Dr. Zubowski completed residencies at both New York Medical College and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and is board-certified in both plastic and general surgery. He has served as an associate professor of Plastic Surgery at New York Medical College and as the plastic surgery specialty director of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Alumni Association, where he is also an adjunct staff member. He is a former associate director of plastic surgery at Ridgewood's The Valley Hospital and holds a Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery from the American Board of Plastic Surgery.