Crisalix-simulation 3D

“What will I look like after my breast augmentation surgery”?

This is a question you may be asking yourself before you go for a consultation with Dr Cornette de Saint Cyr. That is why, to meet your wishes and help and satisfy his patients, Dr Cornette de Saint Cyr uses state-of-the-art technology that involves modelling your bust in 3D using 3 photographs and then showing you the results of various simulations using a chosen implant. Naturally, the software takes account of the shape and volume of the implant but also its position so as to achieve greater realism and total precision.
This technology, which you can go through with your doctor, is an important aid to helping you become aware of the changes that will be made to your body, taking account of your essential physical characteristics. This will allow you to assess the possible outcome but also to express your intentions and wishes in relation to your future body. The whole process will be supported by experienced advice from Dr Cornette de Saint Cyr who will explain, using pictures, how the breast augmentation operation will be carried out and its characteristics.
If you wish, you can prepare for your future 3D consultation on breast augmentation by creating your 3D profile before the date of your appointment. This is very simple to do, you just need to click on the moving banner on the home page and follow the different stages.

“A picture is worth a thousand words”
Dr Bernard Cornette de Saint-Cyr.

Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most frequently performed procedures for women who are dissatisfied with the size of their breasts. Various techniques can be used to increase breast size. Breast augmentation with prostheses is the most commonly used method. Here’s everything you need to know about this operation.

Prostheses are implanted to increase the volume of breasts deemed too small.

Breast hypoplasia is defined as breasts whose volume is insufficient to match the patient’s figure. It often results from poor development of the gland during adolescence, or occurs later, for example after hormonal upheaval, pregnancy or weight loss, all of which reduce the volume of the gland.

As it affects femininity, this defect is generally resented by the patient, both physically and psychologically (leading to complexes and loss of self-confidence). Breast augmentation with a prosthesis can solve the problem of breasts that are too small.

During the operation, a small amount of fat can be added around the perimeter (composite technique), in order to better harmonize the breasts.


Breast augmentation with breast implants is a technique for increasing breast volume in women who find their breasts insufficiently large, or who suffer from breast malformations. The operation restores overall harmony to the figure.

Breast augmentation is possible once puberty is over and the breasts have reached their adult volume. It can then be performed at any age.

Breast surgery is often performed on :

  • women with underdeveloped breasts ;
  • women whose mammary glands have not developed at all;
  • women who have undergone major weight changes or pregnancy (often with associated breast ptosis, which can be treated with a breast lift);
  • women treated for breast cancer as part of breast reconstruction.

The breast implants used in France today are made of silicone gel, with a smooth or micro-textured envelope. Dr Cornette de Saint Cyr uses only this type of implant, which is the only one authorized in France. They undergo stringent controls to ensure that patients benefit from a safe procedure, with reduced risks of complication.


During the pre-operative consultation, Dr. Cornette de Saint Cyr uses 4D/3D Crisalix software to simulate the final result to be expected from breast augmentation surgery with prostheses. Using artificial intelligence, augmented reality and computer vision, this innovative tool creates a faithful 3D reconstruction of the patient’s body from standard photos. It enables the patient to compare different prosthesis options (type, shape, volume, profile) and choose the one that suits her best. The software also enables the result of breast augmentation to be visualized in 4D virtual reality, in motion and interacting with the environment.

Breast augmentation Crisalix Simulation 3d

Several projections are possible, depending on the desired shape and the patient’s general morphology. There are prostheses with different profiles (medium, high), and different volumes.

Depending on the case, a composite technique is also possible: the procedure combines the fitting of breast prostheses with the injection of a small layer of autologous fat (breast lipofilling) to improve breast shape and comfort.

The appointment is also an opportunity to choose the approach, which will depend on the choice of implants and the patient’s figure. Implants can be inserted via the submammary, periareolar or auxiliary routes.

The surgeon provides an information sheet and a detailed estimate.

After this medical consultation, a mandatory 15-day waiting period must be observed before scheduling an operation.


Do you want to know what your breasts and figure will look like before you undergo surgery? What will be the shape and volume of your breasts after surgery? 3D simulation makes it possible.

All these essential questions, which it’s normal to ask yourself during a consultation with your plastic surgeon, can now be answered.

To meet the needs of all his patients, Dr. Cornette de Saint Cyr has integrated state-of-the-art 3D simulation technology (CRISALIX) into his practice to help you understand future changes and express your expectations during the consultation.

For breast augmentation surgery, the 3D software models your bust and breasts in just a few minutes, and then proposes different simulation results, taking into account the essential characteristics of your anatomy.

This technology represents an important aid in the final choice of breast augmentation by prostheses, and will help you to project yourself and realize what changes will be made to your breasts.

Crisalix Simulation 3d breast


  1. The surgeon scans your body during the consultation at the Paris office.

During the initial consultation, the patient meets with the surgeon to discuss her expectations and goals for breast augmentation.

The surgeon takes photos of the patient’s torso from different angles. These photos serve as the basis for creating the 3D model.

The photos are uploaded into Crisalix software, which uses advanced technology to convert the 2D images into an accurate 3D model of the patient’s torso in just a few minutes.

  1. Visualization of your silhouette in 3D

Once your silhouette has been modeled, the Dr. will be able to suggest different breast augmentation simulations based on your wishes and physical characteristics.

The plastic surgeon can make adjustments to the 3D model, modifying various parameters such as the size, shape and positioning of the breast prostheses to achieve the desired result.

The patient can visualize the potential results of breast augmentation from different angles and with different sizes and shapes of prostheses. The patient and surgeon discuss the simulations, and adjustments can be made in real time to suit the patient’s preferences and expectations.

With a clear visualization of potential results, the patient can evaluate her options and make an informed decision on the size and type of prosthesis to use.

  1. Finalizing the surgical plan

Once the patient is satisfied with the simulations, the surgeon finalizes the surgical plan, taking into account the choices made concerning the characteristics of the breast prostheses.

Thanks to Crisalix, the process of planning and visualizing the results of breast augmentation with prostheses is greatly facilitated, enabling better communication and greater patient satisfaction.

The simulation is sent to the patient by email, so that she can think about it at home.

result simulation 3d cisalix


Since the operation is performed under general anesthesia, an appointment with an anesthesiologist is scheduled a few days before the procedure (and up to 48 hours before surgery).

Additional tests may be required, such as a blood test, mammogram and ultrasound.

Before beginning the operation, certain instructions must be followed:

  • stop taking any anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant or Aspirin-based medication for 10 to 15 days prior to the operation;
  • stop taking oral contraceptives the month before surgery;
  • fast for 6 hours without eating or drinking;
  • stop smoking for 1 month before the operation, then 1 to 2 months afterwards to optimize healing;
  • shower with Betadine (body + hair) on the morning of the operation.


The surgical procedure is performed under general anesthesia. Its duration varies according to the procedures to be performed.

The breast prostheses are inserted through a small incision, depending on the approach chosen, which will determine the location of the scars:

  • axillary route: the scar will be located under the armpit without impacting the breast (ideal for women with very small breasts);
  • areolar route: the scar will be located around the areola (ideal in the case of an associated breast lift) or inferior hemi-areolar route.
  • Sub-mammary route.

The placement of breast prostheses can vary from one person to another. They can be placed in front of the pectoral muscle (retroglandular position), behind the pectoral muscle (retropectoral position), or both at the same time by combining the two techniques (dual plane position). Placement of the prostheses depends on the patient’s anatomy. Retropectoral placement may be particularly suitable for very thin women with very small breasts, as it softens the contours of the prosthesis for a more natural effect.

At the end of the operation, the surgeon sutures the incisions with absorbable sutures, then applies a dressing and a support bra that the patient will have to wear daily (day and night) for around 1 month.

The procedure usually involves an overnight stay in hospital (sometimes on an outpatient basis).


After surgery, some swelling and bruising may appear on the breasts. These symptoms are benign and natural, and should subside after about twenty days. Drains are inserted at the end of the operation to reduce the risk of hematoma. They are sometimes removed the following day, or after 2 or 3 days.

The post-operative period may be marked by some mild to moderate pain, well relieved by simple analgesics. Pain is greater in the case of retropectoral placement.

The patient can resume her social and professional activities after about 1 week. On the other hand, it will take longer to resume sporting activities, depending on the sport practised (variable between 2 and 6 weeks).

Post-operative follow-up is carried out with the surgeon to monitor progress and healing.

Check-up mammograms as part of breast cancer screening are perfectly feasible. You simply need to inform the health professionals concerned. It may also be advisable to have a baseline mammogram after the operation.

Furthermore, breast implants do not represent an increased risk of developing breast cancer.

Breast-feeding also remains possible. It is recommended, however, to wait about 6 months between breast surgery and pregnancy.


It is possible to visualize the temporary result as soon as the operation is completed. However, because of swelling and the healing process, which can take several months, the final result is not visible for around 6 months.

Scars will be red and swollen for the first few weeks. They must be protected from the sun for a year after the operation.

The lifespan of breast implants varies from 10 to 15 years or more. After this period, they can be replaced in the event of complications, rupture or deformation. Regular follow-up with consultations and medical imaging examinations enable their condition to be monitored.


Most of the time, this procedure is purely cosmetic and cannot be reimbursed by health insurance or mutual insurance companies. However, in certain cases, such as in the presence of a malformation (Poland syndrome, tuberous breasts), breast agenesis or severe hypoplasia, the procedure may be reimbursed.

The price depends on a number of parameters, such as practitioner fees, hospitalization costs, type of breast implant, etc.


In the highly specialized field of cosmetic surgery, experience and innovation are essential pillars of success. With over 25 years of dedicated practice, Dr Bernard Cornette de Saint Cyr, cosmetic surgeon in Paris 16, is a true benchmark in breast augmentation. Over the decades, he has refined and perfected his prosthetic breast augmentation techniques, incorporating the latest technological advances into his surgical arsenal. His artistic mastery and acute sense of detail enable him to sculpt results that not only enhance the appearance of patients’ figures, but also harmonize the body’s natural proportions, delivering a transformation that is both subtle and significant. His extensive experience is testament to his unwavering commitment to excellence, making him the preferred choice for those seeking breast augmentation in Paris that combines beauty, naturalness and safety.

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