Considering Plastic Surgery? Don’t Put Off That Procedure

Are you on the fence about having a cosmetic procedure? You’re not alone. Many men and women think about having a cosmetic procedure for months or even years before scheduling. If you want to make a change, but you’re not sure about what changes to make, read on.

Thinking about breast implants but not sure what size you should get? Many women seeking breast-implant augmentation struggle with choosing an implant size. It can be difficult to know for sure what you should get – go too big, and you may not like how you look; go too small, and you may regret not going bigger. If you are struggling to choose what size breast implant is best for you, consider this: Dr. Jack Peterson has helped thousands of women choose the right implant for their breast-augmentation procedure to look their very best.

One way women can determine what is the best breast implant size for them is to use 3D imaging. This technology allows patients to use virtual reality to “try on” implants in different sizes, shapes and profiles. This 3D imaging will allow patients to see themselves at different sizes and how each would look on their body.

How Does 3D Imaging Work?

The 3D imaging works by scanning your body and taking dozens of photographs from multiple angles. The scan and images are then used to create a computerized 3D model of you to test out various implant sizes and types and find your best fit.

Size Matters

When searching for the perfect implant size, you should keep in mind that the volume of implants is not the same as a cup size and that cup size varies between manufacturers. So, to accurately get the implant that is best for you, switch your thinking from cup size to “CCs.”

So Does Profile

One thing you should also consider when you are thinking of breast implants is the implant profile or the level of outward projection from your chest that your implants will have. High-profile breast implants have the greatest projection; low-profile implants will have the least projection. For middle-of-the-road projection, there are also moderate and moderate-plus profile options, too.

Most women fall into the moderate to moderate-plus profile category. Women with narrow chests typically have excellent results with high-profile implants. Women with broader chests usually have excellent results with low-profile implants.

Using 3D imaging can allow you to virtually “try on” profile sizes to find which one is best for you.

Alternatives to 3D Imaging

If you want to try an alternative to 3D imaging, try rice sizers. You can make rice sizers at home using pantyhose and rice. Cut the legs off the hose and fill with different amounts of rice to get an idea of what size implant would look and feel the best.

Another alternative is to look at the before and after photos of women who have a similar body type to you and have had breast augmentation.

You also have the option of calling Dr. Peterson, an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who can not only help you determine the best breast implant size, shape and profile for you, but also perform your procedure. Learn more by calling Dr. Peterson today at 785-234-9000.