If you are considering breast enhancement surgery, you may be wondering—and worrying—about how you might look after the procedure.

While previous pre-surgical consultations involved surgeons and patients discussing the hypothetical after-effects, a new kind of software will allow patients to have a clear visualization of what they might look like after the procedure.

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How Does The Software Work?

Crisalix’s software and similar programs offer a unique way for patients to realistically visualize the way they might look after undergoing breast enlargement. These 3D physical simulators work almost instantly, and stem from a series of scientific projections based on the patient’s current body, including the skin and fat composition, as well as the desired type of implant. It allows surgeons to help patients fully understand how they themselves will look after the surgery, (as opposed to general before and after pictures).

The software provides a before and after simulation image for comparison, and in Crisalix’s case, provides simulations for 4,600 different implants available in the current market. The software is able to make both analysis and predictions for patients based on their unique body types, including possible asymmetry, and pre-surgical vs. post-surgical volume of each breast.

Accuracy And Effectiveness

Understanding the effects of a breast augmentation is relatively easy, but many patients can and will have trouble successfully visualizing the way they might look once the procedure is complete. Having a valuable and reliable gauge of the post-op changes can help patients make a final decision and have realistic expectations, making the degree of accuracy crucial in this type of software.

Many physicians vouch for the system’s effectiveness, using the software as a prerequisite for all patients who are interested in a breast augmentation. Since the system is based on scientific formulas and a wide range of variable inputs, the projections are as accurate as any hypothetical software can be.

Results are catered to each individual, and target the unique qualities of each patient very specifically, in order to generate the most accurate visual prediction. The software’s projections aren’t a guarantee, since a number of surgical variables could change the end result, but they do convey a reasonable estimate.

Peripheral Uses

The use of this kind of software in plastic surgery facilities is gaining momentum, though it is not yet available everywhere. Most physicians who have access to this kind of program will provide it for free to prospective patients. Currently, this software has only been released as a means of projecting the after-effects of breast implants, but the wider potential for the program is enormous. Surgeons and software developers are looking forward to future iterations of the software that can make similar predictions for patients undergoing other forms of reconstructive or cosmetic surgery—including liposuction or facelifts.

Having a defined visualization can be an enormous comfort and decisive factor for patients considering breast enhancement surgery. Rooted in science and unique individual analysis, the software has been leveraged by thousands of physicians, and can offer a realistic, accurate representation of a patient’s body post-surgery.