Breast Enlargement patients to see results before surgery

30 July 2014

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported a huge 290,224 Breast Enlargement procedures during 2013. Considering the high demand for this Cosmetic Surgical procedure, it is understandable that patients want to be made fully aware of how their new breasts will look before they undergo surgery. For this reason, new imaging software has been created which will allow the patient to see a projected image of the results of the Breast Enlargement procedure before they have surgery. The Vectra 3D Computer Imaging System will give patients access to images of how they would look with Breast Implants of varying sizes and shapes, to allow each patient to make a fully informed decision and to ensure that they know what to expect following surgery. The software has been designed to predict what the breasts will look like after 12 and 24 months, reducing the number of patients who end up being unhappy with their new breasts following surgery. Toronto-based Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr Mulholland said: “In the past, up to 20-30% of women have been somewhat disappointed by the results of their breast augmentation surgery. “Most of these women, although happy they had their breast augment surgery performed, were left with a nagging perception that they would have looked better if they had selected a different shape or size breast implant.” While this new technology will help to give prospective Breast Enlargement patients a realistic view of what they can expect from the surgery, patients should still take care to book a consultation with a trained specialist prior to consenting to Cosmetic Surgery. Discussions about optimum breast shape and size can be aided with the use of the Vectra 3D imaging software. What are your thoughts on this new technology? Would it help you to make a better informed decision about Breast Enlargement surgery? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter.