If you're a plastic surgeon dealt with the task of removing faulty, and now infamous, PIP (Poly Implant Prothèse) implants, there's now a tool to help break the news to the patients of what their mammaries will look like following explantation. Crisalix, a Swiss maker of the e-Stetix 3-D simulation system for breast implantations, has released a new "implant revision" add-on specifically for the PIP debacle.

As a result of the plastic surgery association recommendations, and having received numerous patient enquiries about PIP implants through Crisalix's patient-orientated website Sublimma, Crisalix has developed a new "implant revision" tool and is offering this update to its e-Stetix 3-D simulation system free to any plastic surgeon conducting a revision of PIP implants.

The 3-D simulation procedure involves taking three photos of the patient's torso, and using the e-Stetix 3-D editor to remove the original implant volume. Once the new 3-D body simulation has been saved without implants, the new surgery can be planned in 3-D.

e-Stetix is the first Web-based 3-D breast implant simulation tool for plastic surgery based on the physical properties of the body.


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