Breast Implant Size Estimations

One of the standard methods that plastic surgeons use to help women determine the appropriate breast implant type for their breast augmentation procedure is through one and/or two dimensional imaging technology. When women interested in breast augmentation visit plastic surgeons to inquire about breast augmentation, plastic surgeons will allow women to try on different breast implant types in order to help determine the appropriate breast implant size. Plastic surgeons will also take digital photos or two-dimensional computer generated images that provide women interested in breast augmentation with an estimation of the appropriate breast implant size. Now, plastic surgeons may purchase the first ever three-dimensional breast imaging technology through Canfield Scientific, Inc.

In September of 2008, Canfield launched the Breast Sculptor, a new product to allow women interested in breast augmentation and breast reconstruction an improved means for selecting the right breast implant type. The Breast Sculptor allows for the image of an infinite number of breast implant types to be impressed upon an image of a woman’s breast so that changes in surface, volume, projection and profile can be documented to a precise degree. This, in turn, helps plastic surgeons to customize breast implant choices for women interested in breast augmentation.

In fact, today there are many breast implants to choose from. Breast implant manufacturers have dedicated time to develop a wide variety of breast implants to choose from. Women interested in greater volume in the upper breast pole may achieve that goal, just women interested in greater volume in the lower pole of the breast. Women interested in greater breast projection may achieve such a goal as much as women interested in smaller breast projection. Breast implants today are also customized to accommodate for chest width size. And the added dimension to better breast implant choices for women interested in breast augmentation is the Canfield Technology which may provide a more customized fit in the breast area for breast implants today. In addition, women may view simulated images of the results of a breast augmentation procedure in varying body positions. The infinite number of image choices through Canfield’s technology is expected to assist women in making better breast implant choices. This, in turn, may impact the reoperation rate in women that have had breast augmentation, but a desire to change breast implant size.


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