I brought the VECTRA® in with the other partners kicking and screaming, saying that it was never going to help them and wouldn't be worth the cost. And I can tell you that they are now VECTRA's biggest advocates. None of us would want to go back to the way we worked before. I can't believe that I waited this long to incorporate it into our practice.
The Wall Center for Plastic Surgery occupies a luxurious 17,000 square foot facility housing a Medicare certified, State licensed, AAAASF accredited Ambulatory Surgery Center, with a comprehensive laser center & medispa, extended stay guest suites, private fitness center, and plastic surgery clinic. With four board certified plastic surgeons, it is among the largest, and most prominent, practices of its kind in the region. Dr. Wall Jr's practice is focused on primary and revisionary breast enhancement and body contouring, with an interest in facial rejuvenation and rhinoplasty.
"We have always been on the lookout for better ways of communicating with our patients, to be sure we are on the same page, that we know what our patients want and expect, and that our goals were aligned. We've also been looking for ways to accurately predict if we could achieve those goals." Explains Dr. Wall. "I saw that the VECTRA could help with all of these things." In 2013, he installed a VECTRA XT, although not without some reservations from the other partners. It didn't take long, however, before VECTRA was embraced practice-wide as an integral part of the patient education and consultation process.
In fact, as Dr. Wall puts it, "VECTRA has exceeded my expectations of what I thought it could be useful for. We use it for most of our breast procedures; augmentation, simultaneous short scar mastopexy with augmentation, short scar mastopexy by itself, as well as with many breast revision cases. I do a lot of breast and buttock augmentation with fat grafting, and Iï¿½ve really appreciated the volumetric assessments both before and after surgery, to accurately assess the volumes of fat grafted. We use it for many of our facial procedures; facial sculpting, neck contouring and chin augmentation, all of our rhinoplasty procedures, and volumetric enhancements for the cheeks. VECTRA has also been useful for targeted fat grafting of the buttocks or mid buttocks, and we are working with Canfield right now on 360 degree 3D simulations for our circumferential SAFELipo and fat grafting procedures."
VECTRA has brought a multitude of benefits to the patients as well as the surgeons. "There is no doubt that VECTRA has helped our patients in a variety of ways. Whether that's putting them at ease before surgery or making sure their expectations are in line with what we can achieve, or making them aware of their own asymmetries and specific body issues, or giving them a visual simulation as opposed to just wondering what it's going to look like, VECTRA has helped with all of it. It's one more indication to our patients that they can trust us to go the extra mile to do everything we can to enhance their satisfaction, in this case, by utilizing advanced technology and our resources to give them a result and an experience they can't just go anywhere to get."
Simeon Wall Jr, MD, is an aesthetic plastic surgeon in private practice in Shreveport, LA. He earned his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin, and his medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Wall Jr completed his combined General Surgery and Plastic Surgery residency at Stanford University Medical Center, where he met and trained with his future wife and partner plastic surgeon, Dr. Holly Wall. Dr. Wall Jr, his wife Dr. Holly Wall, his father Dr. Simeon Wall Sr, and Dr. Michael Lee, are all plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic surgery, practicing together at The Wall Center for Plastic Surgery, a fixture in Louisiana for over forty years.