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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Try before you buy: Scanner lets patients pick and choose virtual breast enhancements

  • New software produces a 3D image of patient's body and simulates the expected results of plastic surgery
  • Nose jobs, liposuction and chin implants can also be digitally reconstructed for £200 a time

By Sadie Whitelocks

Last updated at 4:33 PM on 11th November 2011

Chloe Sims, who has already had breast enlargements, tested the new 3D imaging system to see what bottom implants would look like

Chloe Sims, who has already had breast enlargements, tested the new 3D imaging system to see what bottom implants would look like

Before going under the surgeon's knife, patients can 'virtually' try out different sized breast implants.

Thanks to a new 3D scanner women can see what their body would look like after breast enhancement surgery.

Nose jobs, liposuction and chin implants can also be digitally reconstructed for £200 a time.

The Vectra 3-D modeling system - which is currently only available at London clinic Simply Better Breasts - is already proving a hit in the UK and The Only Way Is Essex star Chloe Sims, 29, recently used the technology to select buttock implants to enhance her petite figure.

Already known for having numerous face and breast surgeries, the reality star met with 3D imaging specialists to find out more about how the derriere enhancing procedure works and what the results would look like.

Medics claim that most patients have been selecting smaller assets than originally intended after using the imaging service.

They noticed that many considering breast augmentation ended up choosing implants only one or two cup sizes bigger - with the average being a C cup.

'When we make changes to the breasts on the computer, we can see a very realistic and accurate view of how they will look after surgery.

'It also allows us to view the body from different angles, reassuring the patient and allowing them to make an educated decision.' Surgeon Miles Berry told The Sun.

Thanks to a new 3D scanner, available at London clinic Simply Better Breasts, women can virtually see what their body would look like after breast enhancement surgery

Thanks to a new 3D scanner, available at London clinic Simply Better Breasts, women can virtually see what their body would look like after breast enhancement surgery

Developed in New Jersey in the U.S. the machine works by producing a three dimensional photograph of the patient's body.

The software then simulates the expected results of a variety of surgical procedures, allowing patients to view the specific area from multiple angles.

Dr. Mark Epstein, from the Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in New York, where the service is also available said: 'My patients absolutely love this.

'For the first time, they're able to see a 3D picture of themselves with their new look. Because it's in 3D, I can rotate their picture to any viewpoint, and they can really examine the desired result.

Virtual Plastic Surgery
Virtual Plastic Surgery

Nose jobs and chin implants can also be digitally simulated for £200 a time

'We can make changes here and there and agree on a final look in advance, and this truly helps them make a decision.'

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