The Best Way to Choose a Breast Implant Size
Selection of the correct size breast implants for someone’s proportions, and desires used to be limited to an art form that was dependent on the experience and judgement of your surgeon. A patient’s idea of a C cup could be totally different then her surgeon’s. It is often a hit or miss process, where sometimes patients felt their implants were too small and sometimes they felt self-conscious because the doctor chose too large of an implant. How accurate can it be to fill a baggy with rice or bird seed, placing it in your bra to interpolate an implant size? How accurate can it be doing the same thing with a breast implant in a bra? The answer is not very. Think about it. A breast implant lies deep under the breast and in most individuals under the pectoral or chest muscles as well. It acts by pushing the breast tissue and skin envelop outward. A bag of rice, bird seed, or an implant in a bra is hanging there like a rock in a sock. What about women with breast size asymmetry? This adds another layer of guess work as to what the appropriate size implants should be. Volume differences in ones breast can be equalized with two different appropriately sized implants. But how does your surgeon accurately judge the volume difference between the two breasts and decide on how much compensate for that difference?
There is now a virtually foolproof technique for visualizing, and choosing implant size to achieve the results you have desired in the proportion and cup size you wished for. Using Canfield Scientific’s Vectra 3D imaging system, a three dimensional photo is rendered of your torso. The Vectra’s powerful software can calculate proportions of your chest and breast and even accurately measure volume differences. The system has a catalogue of every breast implant that is FDA approved for augmentation. The appropriate implant can then be “digitally” inserted in your breasts giving you and your surgeon an accurate and predictable image of what you will look like with that implant size. The system can even do a “breast lift” if needed by the patient.
Since using this system, choosing a breast implant size has been concise and easy. The 3D images can even be uploaded to a secure server for patients to visualize in the privacy of their own home. The 21st century of choosing a breast implant size has truly arrived.