Crisalix Launches the First 3D Imaging System Using 2D Digital Photography for Facial Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery

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Through its "Cloud" based application, Crisalix offers physicians and aesthetic professionals around the world an affordable solution requiring no hardware, to finally answer every patient’s primary and most common question: “how can I look after the procedure?”

Crisalix 3D Face simulator

By providing accurate and clinically validated 3D images, Crisalix’s software is indispensable in providing highest level of patient satisfaction.

A survey conducted in Switzerland between 2007 and 2010 showed that 90% of women would prefer to consult a doctor using a 3D simulator over a doctor using standard methods for showing post-surgical results [Crisalix]. Any decision to modify one’s physical appearance cannot be taken lightly and being able to see the final result beforehand helps in clarifying desires and expectations. This contributes to improving the decision-making and overall post-procedure satisfaction.

Any plastic surgeon, dermatologist or aesthetic professional can now show their patient an accurate simulation of the final results of every facial modification, with Crisalix’s 3D Face simulator. With Crisalix the physician or specialist can simulate any type of facial aesthetic procedure, such as Botox®, dermal fillers, cleaning of moles and veins, wart removal, but also plastic surgery procedures such as rhinoplasty, facelift, browlift, eyelift, fat injection, facial implants, earlobe repair, facial liposuction, cranio-maxillofacial surgery, eyebrow lift, chin enhancement & more.

In 2011, the total number of cosmetic procedures in the US reached over 13.8 billion, representing a 5% increase over 2010 and an 87% increase since the year 2000 ( The worldwide market is expected to grow by more than 10% per year during the next 5 years ( This trend clearly shows that people are increasingly concerned about their appearance. 3D simulation applications have only started started being used a few years ago in this field.

About Crisalix

Crisalix 3D Face is a continuation of the existing Crisalix 3D Mammo, the first cloud-based 3D breast implant simulation tool for plastic surgery, based on the physical properties of the body. With only 3 standard digital photos, Crisalix can generate a 3D model of the patients’s pre-procedure face. The physician or specialist can then present the patient with simulations of a wide variety of facial aesthetic procedures to show what their post-procedure face could look like.

Within one year of commercial activity, this existing technology for breast augmentation has already enabled Plastic Surgeon clients in over 70 countries to benefit from state-of-the-art 3D simulations, thereby helping their patients express their desires and expectations to further improve post-procedure satisfaction, as ongoing patient studies demonstrate [Crisalix].

Based in the fastest growing life science cluster in the world, The Swiss Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, and collaborating with renowned academic R&D centers such as the Institute of Surgical Technology and Biomechanics (ISTB) of the University of Bern, and the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the National Hospital also located in Bern, Crisalix brings together the latest advancements in surgical and aesthetics technology, 3D and information technology. Crisalix’s 3D simulations recently underwent a Clinical Validation, published in Journal of Medical Internet Research (, which confirmed the high level of precision of Crisalix’s web-based, instantaneous 3D simulations.

IPRAS (International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery) recommends Crisalix for the significant progress Crisalix brings to the entire medical community and its contribution to providing the highest level of patient care.

Crisalix is already supported by the world’s most recognized plastic surgeons and a Medical Advisory Board that includes, amongst others, Prof. Yves-Gérard Illouz (inventor of liposuction), Prof. Thomas Biggs (Editor-in-Chief, IPRAS Journal) and Prof. Jan Poell (President of the ISAPS – International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery).

“Contrary to most Medical 3D imaging systems which are rapidly obsolete, Crisalix has developed an easy-to-use 3D simulation ‘software-as-a-service’ based on "normal" 2D pictures of the patient’s body or face. By providing accurate and clinically validated 3D images, Crisalix’s software is indispensable in providing highest level of patient satisfaction.”
Jean-Luc Levy, M.D., Member, European Society of Laser Dermatology

Further information

Patients looking for facial aesthetics or surgery should schedule a consultation by finding their nearest specialist with Crisalix simulations using the Sublimma directory.

Plastic surgeons, dermatologists or aesthetic specialists interested in incorporating Crisalix 3D simulations in their consultations should contact a Crisalix product specialist via email or Live Chat on the following contact page:

Press contacts: Nandan Sampatkumar
Tel: (00 41) 21 693 90 01
Email: press(at)crisalix(dot)com

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