Vectra breast photo simulation - The top 5 questions

Breast Augmentation / Breast Reduction / Breast Lift / Surgical Tips

19 May 2021

Vectra breast photo simulation - The top 5 questions

Considering breast augmentation or reduction? Our Practice Manager Jessica who has worked with Dr Moncrieff for over a decade, answers the top 5 questions we are asked about our Vectra surgery simulations.

Our Vectra photo simulation service is one of our most popular services for people looking at breast surgery. We are asked so many questions about it, so I thought you might be interested in my answers to the top 5 Vectra questions:


1 – What happens at my Vectra appointment?

You meet me and we have a quick chat about what you are trying to achieve. I will then ask you to undress from the waist up in our private Vectra room and the machine will take a 3D photo of your chest.

After popping your clothes back on, I will run through a variety of implant options that the Vectra software recommends for your size and shape based on Dr Moncrieff’s parameters. You get to see these from every angle as your 3D photo can be fully rotated. An example of what you get to see on the screen is here.

Importantly, you do not have to place your breasts in the machine – it isn’t a mammogram!


2 – Can I look at real implants on the day too?

Absolutely! We have a full range of all the most popular options so you can see it in the simulation then try on the sizes you like the most in real life.


3 β€“ Does it work for breast implant replacements, reductions and lifts too?

In some cases yes, but the Vectra may not show a simulation result for some larger breast reductions, lifts or for implant removal and replacement. But the appointment still gives you the the opportunity to discus the surgical journey including possible Medicare and fund rebates, likely costs, results Dr Moncrieff has achieved for similar patients, and access to earlier appointments if you wish to continue exploring your options with Dr Moncrieff.


4 β€“ How much does it cost?

A Vectra simulation at Hunter Plastic Surgery is only $100. If you decide that you want to proceed to a consultation with Dr Moncrieff within 12 months, that $100 is credited towards his $350 consultation fee.


5 β€“ If I have a Vectra, how soon can I book in for surgery?

The next step is a consultation with Dr Moncrieff who is generally booked ahead 4-6 weeks. However, I have has access to his diary and can get you in earlier in many cases.

In terms of surgical dates, again, Dr Moncrieff generally books two months ahead, but if you have a Vectra and want to secure a date in advance, we can discuss your options.


You can book your Vectra simulation by calling 4920 7700 or sending us a message via the contact form below.

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Blog Author:

Jessica Laing, Practice Manager, Hunter Plastic Surgery

About Jessica

Jessica joined our team in 2010 and has worked very closely with Dr Moncrieff as Patient Manager and then Practice Manager since 2015. 

Her commitment and care for patients is legendary. She has even won awards for her focus on service including at the 2020 Stevie Global Sales and Customer Service Awards as Young Customer Service Professional of the Year, as the Australasian Practice Manager of the Year at the 2019 MyFaceMyBody Global Awards and at the 2017 Lake Macquarie Business Excellence Awards.

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