We really try to achieve a natural result that's well-balanced, and we let patients try on implants ahead of time so that they can have an idea of what a certain 'size' is going to look like under their own clothes.
Reno, NV (Vocus) September 23, 2009
With technology becoming more and more futuristic at a faster and faster pace, and more people opting for aesthetic enhancement to help them feel better about the way they look, one Reno plastic surgery practice is embracing some of the latest advances to help patients who are considering two of the most popular methods to renew their appearance.
Portrait 3-D Surgical Simulation Platform
At McCormack Plastic Surgery, patients considering breast implants in Reno Nevada can get a sense of what they may look like after the procedure before setting foot inside the operating room. Axis Three computer software combined with image-capture technology patented and developed by Siemens has resulted in the Portrait 3-D Surgical Simulation Platform, a way for Dr. Tiffany McCormack to show patients a view of the possible outcome after breast augmentation, lift, reduction, or breast reconstruction procedures. While nothing can be said to completely and accurately predict the future, the Portrait 3-D system takes the best guess it can by using data and computer imagery based on photos taken of the patient to simulate likely results. The manipulated image displays results from a variety of angles, and allows the patient to “try on” different sizes of implants so she can compare outcomes. Dr. McCormack uses the Portrait 3-D Surgical Simulation Platform in her initial breast surgery consultations, and says it’s just part of the overview for patients so they can get a general idea of what they may look like after the procedure. “We really try to achieve a natural result that’s well-balanced, and we let patients try on implants ahead of time so that they can have an idea of what a certain ‘size’ is going to look like under their own clothes.”
ActiveFX™ and DeepFX™ Laser Skin Treatments
Another new and innovative technology being used by Dr. Tiffany McCormack offers Reno laser skin resurfacing patients a new way of restoring healthy skin and revitalizing skin texture. The ActiveFX™ and DeepFX™ fractional laser skin treatment systems by Lumenis are gaining more and more notoriety for their effectiveness in rejuvenating skin affected by sun damage, uneven pigmentation, wrinkles and fine lines, age spots, and even some cases of deep scarring. The ActiveFX™ system differs from other laser skin treatments in that it typically takes only one treatment to provide significant results, whereas other techniques may involve four or five. DeepFX™ laser rejuvenation works to restore areas of skin that exhibit stretch marks and scars. The system is designed to promote healthy skin growth and tighten the skin, with only gentle penetrations of light energy. This can allow patients to experience a more rapid, and hopefully more comfortable, recovery.
As the number of women considering aesthetic enhancement procedures continues to climb, Dr. McCormack embraces new technologies to help patients in their decisions, as well as to offer only the most advanced treatments.
About Dr. Tiffany McCormack
Dr. Tiffany McCormack is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons. She recently received the 2008 Goldline Research Award recognizing her as one of the Ten Most Dependable Plastic Surgeons of the West. Dr. McCormack’s work has been published in a variety of books and medical journals, and she has traveled abroad to offer her expertise in repairing craniofacial abnormalities in an area with limited access to medical treatment. Dr. McCormack completed residency training at Stanford University and practiced in the San Francisco Bay Area for 10 years. She opened McCormack Plastic Surgery in Reno and the Lake Tahoe area in 2007 with a goal of offering comprehensive, personalized care for all patients. “We hand-hold our patients from beginning to end. We get to know them all very well, and we truly care about our patients. I love the fact that we can change somebody’s life, and change the way they feel about themselves.”
For more information on state-of-the-art laser skin resurfacing procedures and Portrait 3D in Reno at McCormack Plastic Surgery, the practice can be reached at 10685 Professional Circle, Suite B, Reno, NV 89521, or by visiting http://www.plasticsurgeryrenotahoe.com.