Physicians have sought after opportunities to explain the intricacies of medical sciences to laypersons from different backgrounds for centuries. We're all familiar with the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and with this 3D visualization technology, patients can see and appreciate the potential of breast reconstruction surgical aesthetic outcomes before surgery ever begins.
The Crisalix Virtual Reality system was designed to provide three-dimensional views of post-operative breast reconstruction outcomes with unparalleled accuracy from multiple angles. Patients find it useful because it shows them what they should look like after surgery, while surgeons enjoy the ability to properly explain surgical options including size, shape, implant type, and other crucial factors that ultimately influence aesthetic appearance.Scott Chapin, MD Medical Director: Chapin Aesthetics Reference(s): Vorstenbosch J, Islur A. Correlation of Prediction and Actual Outcome of Three-Dimensional Simulation in Breast Augmentation Using a Cloud-Based Program. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2017 Jun;41(3):481-490. doi: 10.1007/s00266-017-0830-2. Epub 2017 Mar 13. PubMed PMID: 28289827.