What is crisalix 3D augmented reality imaging system?
"I will have an aesthetic operation, but how will I look after it?"
“How will my nose look after surgery?”
“How will the larger size implant look?”
"These questions come to mind before any aesthetic intervention. Patients, especially before plastic surgery, want to get an idea of how they will look after the procedure.
Are before-after photos sufficient?
In this case, there are two options we, plastic surgeons, have.
The first option is to select the ones among our previously operated patients who are similar to the applicant and to show their before/after photos. For example, it is quite a good method to show the results of our patients who had undergone abdominoplasty to an applicant for abdominoplasty.
To show the first year post-op photos of a former patient is usually helpful to tell the person requesting breast reduction that how thin the scar will look one year later. This allows applicants to understand the scar condition after recovery and to have some idea about the late-term results.
In some cases, however, before-after photos of our former patients will not be enough. For example, the person applying for a nose surgery wonders how it will look frontally, from the side and bottom. Or she/he comes with many questions such as “How would the nose look better, curved or flat? How much should the tip of the nose be lifted? How will my upper lip look after nose surgery?".
A woman who is considering breast augmentation also has many questions in her mind about the size and shape of the prosthesis.
It is not possible to reply all these questions by showing previous patient photographs.
So, what's the solution?
In recent years, we have better weapons to answer these questions: photo-editing and simulation programs.
Today, every plastic surgeon uses at least one of these photo-editing programs. First, the patient's photograph is taken, then the most desirable result is reached by making changes on this photograph.
We use the CRISALIX simulation program among them.
What is crisalix?
Crisalix is an advanced program for creating 3D images using artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) technologies. This program is capable of self-learning and can develop itself over time and produce higher quality images.
What is the advantage of crisalix?
- When you arrive for examination, the operation area is scanned in 30 seconds to create your 3D image. Then, the created image is changed as desired with the program. Changes that the patient or surgeon wants or wonder can be made on the image.
- So you can have an idea about your post-procedure appearance very quickly.
- You can even look at yourself from the outside using VR (virtual reality) glasses if you want, for example, to see how your new breasts will look in your bikini. VR 4D imaging is a technology available today only with Crisalix.
- For people who apply from another city or country, via on-line consultation, it is also possible to talk with the simulation generated from 3 photographs taken suitably and sent.
Does the simulation generated show the exact result of surgery?
Surely, a surgical operation is different from a simulation created in 30 seconds. While any desired changes can be made in the simulation programs, in real life these changes are possible as much as tissues and structures allow.
In addition, while the simulation programs create completely still, static images, in real life, all the muscles of our body are always dynamic and change shape-position momentarily.
Therefore, the images created do not show the exact final state. Based on the images generated, the result of the surgery cannot be guaranteed.
The main purpose of these simulation programs is not to show the final form but to give an idea about the eventuality of procedure, to ensure the surgeon and the patient to understand each other better.