Breast Augmentation: How Do I Know This Works for Me?
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Crisalix 3D is a virtual imaging tool that breast specialists use to plan, prepare, and set realistic expectations for their patients. This technology is widely used in the aesthetics field to simulate what different cosmetic procedures may look like on a given patient. Though it can be used for breast augmentation, the program also works for body and facial reconstruction.
Several plastic surgeons use this system in their practices, such as Dr. Troy Pittman of Somenek+PittmanMD: Advanced Plastic Surgery in Washington, DC. "Since implementing the program into our practice, our patients have been more engaged and tend to feel more comfortable going through their procedure. This simulation offers them a visual of what they could look like post-op."
Plastic surgeons may also use technologies like Crisalix 3D for other breast procedures. The program, and other similar versions, let doctors see if the patient simply needs a breast lift or if they will require a complete surgery. It also provides the patient a preview of the visual change they should expect from surgery. Once that has been decided, the surgeon can then review different breast sizes with clients to see what best fits their desires.