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Can I Predict How Breast Implants Will Look on My Body During A Consultation?

Can I Predict How Breast Implants Will Look on My Body During A Consultation?

If you are considering breast augmentation you’re probably very anxious to find out what your results will look like. Trying to decide on the size of the implant that will work best for you can be confusing. That’s why most women undergoing breast augmentation, would like to be able to predict how their breast implants will look on their body during consultation. But is it possible to visualize results?

Breast augmentation

Breast augmentation is done to increase the size of the breasts, and this is usually achieved with the use of implants or with fat transfer. Breast implants are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, and are typically made of sterile saltwater or silicone gel.

Choosing the right size breast implant

Choosing breast implants that are the right fit, is one of the most important decisions women have to make about breast augmentation, because proper implant selection is essential to achieving a natural look. When selecting the best size implants, women must consider the characteristics of their breast tissue. This is crucial, because the breast tissue must be able to support the size and shape of the breast implants they choose.

Can I Predict How Breast Implants Will Look on My Body During A Consultation?

Every breast augmentation patient would like to be able to see what their breast augmentation results will look like, before surgery. Thanks to technological advancements, 3D cosmetic surgery imaging is now available to help patients visualize how their breasts will look with implants.

3D imaging takes the wonder and surprise out of breast augmentation because it simulates the results, and is therefore useful for implant selection. There are different 3D technologies now available that can help predict the outcome of breast augmentation surgery, including the Crisalix 3D Imaging system.

What is Crisalix 3D Imaging?

Crisalix 3D Imaging is an augmented reality software that provides patients with a virtual preview of how their new breasts will look after surgery. Crisalix is available online, and consists of advanced software and a scanner.

With the help of Crisalix 3D imaging, patients are better able to select the right size breast implants. Crisalix gives patients an accurate depiction of how breast implants of different shapes and sizes will appear on their body.

The technology also helps patients to mitigate any fears they may have about the appearance of their breasts after surgery. Consequently, they are more comfortable and satisfied during their consultation.

How Crisalix 3D Imaging works

The plastic surgeon will use an iPad plugged into a 3D sensor to scan the patient’s body, and the image will appear on the screen in a few seconds. The surgeon can then manipulate the image by adjusting both the shape and size of the breasts, in accordance with different implant types. The image can be viewed in real time from various angles on the iPad.

Previewing these options is especially beneficial for patients that are unable to accurately communicate the results they would like to have. Being able to ‘see’ possible results helps them to have realistic expectations of the outcome.

Benefits of Crisalix

Crisalix is beneficial because it allows patients to be more involved in the implant selection process. It answers the questions they have about how their breasts are likely to look, as they can see the changes before the procedure is done. Therefore, Crisalix provides some level of reassurance regarding the type of results they can expect.

Being able to view these 3D images makes patients more comfortable about their decision to undergo breast augmentation. In some cases Crisalix may be the deciding factor in helping patients that may have reservations about breast augmentation, as it provides a real answer to the question of what they will look like after surgery.

Although Crisalix can assist patients with a realistic picture of breast augmentation outcomes, it is only a predictor tool, and there are several factors that will determine the actual results.

If you are in the Liverpool, Merseyside UK, or in Chester and Ormskirk, contact Sthetix Cosmetic Clinic for more information on breast augmentation and Crisalix 3D imaging system.

Call 0151 669 1114 today to arrange a consultation.

Round or Shaped breast Implants: Which Implant gives a more natural, modest result?

Should I choose round or shaped breast implants? This is perhaps one of the most popular questions women undergoing breast augmentation ask their surgeons. They want to know which implant gives a more natural, modest result, and will therefore be aesthetically pleasing for several years to come (click here).

Many surgeons agree that the anatomical or shaped breast implants provide a more natural looking enhancement. There are several reasons for this.

Round vs Shaped implants – Which is more natural
Tear drop shaped implants closely resemble the natural shape of the breasts, as they have more fullness in the lower pole and less in the upper. On the other hand, round implants look unnatural because they are uniformly round, rather than being thinner in the upper pole.

Shaped implants are usually made of cohesive gel that makes them ‘form-stable.’ This form stability allows them to hold their shape even when compressed. It also gives them a firm consistency, which makes them feel natural. Round implants are made of a softer gel that is less form-stable, so they don’t have a natural feel.

Anatomical breast implants allow for a more proportionate enhancement, because they can be customized based on shape and volume. However, the round implants do not have this type of flexibility, and may end up being out of proportion with the chest and shoulders.

Having said all that, the choice of implants is also influenced by other factors such as the amount of existing breast tissue, as well as the placement of the breast implant i.e. Subglandular or Subpectoral.

The decision regarding the choice of round or shaped breast should be discussed with your plastic surgeon. Clients in Orange County can contact Dr. Kyle Song of Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine for consultation on breast augmentation. Call (949) 701-4454 today for an appointment.