Updated for 2018
Ongoing innovation in plastic surgery has resulted in an array of options for women who want to enhance their breast size. Long gone are the days when breast implants were synonymous with fake-looking results.
Choosing Implants to Complement Your Anatomy
It turns out that there’s a method to obtaining an authentic appearance from breast augmentation, and it has a lot to do with math. Don’t worry, no one’s going to ask you to revisit your high school algebra in pursuit of the perfect breast augmentation results. An experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon can help you obtain ideal proportions by following what’s known as the ICE principle:
- I = Implant Dimensions
- C = Capacity of the Breast
- E = Excess Tissue Required
The ICE principle is a formula that’s designed to replicate the natural dimensions of real breasts, so that both the shape and position of the implants emulate the real thing. By carefully evaluating your anatomy, a plastic surgeon can determine the necessary dimensions of the breast implants that are best-suited for you, as well as optimal incision placement.
How 3D Imaging Can Help
Beginning with a photograph of your body, Vectra 3D imaging uses advanced simulation software to create a visual image of how you’ll look after breast augmentation surgery. The image can then be adjusted to reflect different options like implant size and placement.
Vectra 3D imaging is more than just an innovative tool to help you envision your breast augmentation results. 3D imaging aids your plastic surgeon in understanding the precise shape and dimensions of your chest, helping him or her custom-tailor your breast augmentation for beautiful, natural-looking results.