Crisalix 3D & 4D Virtual Reality Tool
Crisalix is an innovative new 3D and 4D virtual reality tool that allows you to see the results of your plastic surgery before you’ve even gotten anything done. At Houston Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Rappaport utilizes this exciting technology to help his patients visualize and “try on” the best look for them before they undergo surgery.
How Does Crisalix Work?
Crisalix works in a couple of different ways. You can take high quality still photos and securely upload them to Dr. Rappaport’s Crisalix simulation site, or you can come into our office, where you can get a scan or photo of your body, which is then uploaded into the system. The program creates a 3D simulation of your “before” body, which it can digitally manipulate based on what surgery you are considering and your desired results. Not only does this give you an opportunity to preview your “after” body, but it can help you to determine exactly what you want done.
A perfect example is if you are considering breast augmentation. There are a myriad of options to choose from – size, shape, type of material, placement – that the process can be a bit overwhelming and it may be difficult to visualize the final result. With the Crisalix system, Dr. Rappaport can guide you through the decision-making process by providing you with a 3D visual representation of what your breasts would look like using the options you choose. You can tweak any of the details so that you can easily create the beautiful feminine contour you are looking for before your surgery, helping to ensure that you are thrilled with your results.
There are other digital imaging systems available that can simulate your results, but Crisalix takes the technology a step further with the use of 4D virtual reality (VR) goggles. Once you’ve been scanned into the system and the information about your procedure has been entered in, you can put on the VR headset and actually see yourself as you would look after your surgery. Again, using breast augmentation as an example, this can help you decide on the implant that will best fit your frame, ensuring that they look natural and proportional.
What Procedures Can Crisalix Simulate?
The Crisalix system has the ability to simulate just about any surgery on just about any part of your body, including:
With the Crisalix system, you will not only be able to see your results, but Dr. Rappaport will show you exactly where any potential scars are located.
Benefits of the Crisalix System
There are a multitude of benefits to utilizing the Crisalix system during your pre-surgery consultations, including:
- The image used for manipulation is your own body with your exact proportions, making it easier to more accurately visualize your results.
- The ability to try several different looks, so that you can see how certain procedures will affect your overall appearance, or how one procedure can be better tailored to your specific needs.
- Confidence that you’ve chosen the right options for your procedure. Using Crisalix can give you peace of mind, because you know just what to expect from your post-surgery results.
- The ability to access your results right on your phone or computer. Crisalix is a web-based software that allows you to pull up your results anywhere. In addition, Crisalix offers an online community where you can upload your images anonymously and get feedback and advice from other patients.
In surveys performed on Crisalix users worldwide, nearly 98 percent of patients that used Crisalix before their surgery reported that they were satisfied with their results, while 86 percent said that Crisalix helped them make a quicker decision about whether or not to undergo surgery. Additionally, no matter what type of cosmetic surgery you choose, it is vital that you have realistic expectations of your surgery results, and that you and your surgeon are on the same page. Crisalix takes the guesswork out of both of these situations, and allows you and your surgeon ensure that you have the same goals in mind.There’s no reason to wait until after you’ve had surgery to see your results! Using the innovative Crisalix 3D imaging system at Houston Center for Plastic Surgery, you no longer have to imagine what you’ll look like – you’ll be able to view yourself in your “after” body before any surgical procedures are done. Call us today at 713-790-4500 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Norman Rappaport.