When you are having your first breast enlargement you will probably be unsure of the differences between a 300cc and 400cc implant, a moderate and a high profile, sub-pectoral and sub-glandular placement. Are you looking for a natural result? Wondering how you will look after primary breast augmentation, primary uplift surgery or breast reduction surgery? We can simulate these using your current breast shape in 3D. Patients usually have limited choice when trying to judge how they might look after primary surgery, relying on other patient’s photos or trying implants in a bra. Mr Turton understands patients and combines his extensive expertise in aesthetic breast surgery with detailed biodimensional assessments and where appropriate to use, he can also offer the advanced Crisalix 3D imaging technology. Crisalix delivers anatomically accurate 3D images so you have the very best approximation of how you will look with implants. We can select from thousands of different implant types and sizes (from any of the implant manufacturers whether anatomical or round, textured or smooth, sub muscular or sub glandular). Your images of your current appearance will be shown to you side by side with your potential breast appearance after surgery and can be viewed in full interactive 3D. It can even simulate for breast reduction, giving quite realistic results of what we aim for. Beast uplift is a little harder to simulate but again is can give a reasonable idea. For exchange of implants the accuracy declines, particularly as me patients might have capsular contraction and need capsulectomy, which the software can’t predict. Implant removal can be simulated showing the emptiness, but again the software will not be able to predict crease lines across the areola which are possible. With mastopexy-augmentation, the software can show scar lines and give a good idea of final shape and size, but is less accurate overall. With primary augmentation, the software has proven very reliable and it helps most patients. But like any software, it has limitations and should serve as a guide only and not be considered as exactly representative or a guarantee of a final result- the way your tissue behaves in real life with an implant varies between individuals and is affected by many things the software can’t predict such as skin elasticity.
But we have found that this 3D interaction increases patient education, expectations, confidence and post-procedure satisfaction to a previously considered unattainable level. These assessments and discussions take up to one-hour of 1-1 time with Mr Turton and are usually conducted in his Saturday clinic at the Leeds Nuffield, booked as a ‘Specialist Consultation’. She patients in other parts of the country, or indeed in other countries, book to do a remote simulation – this is useful if you want to see how you look with a specific size but don’t want a consultation yet. Please enquire further as to how this is done.