App Shows Breast Implants Before and After
Breast augmentation surgery comes with emotional baggage for women, including higher suicide rates after the procedure, research shows.
A plastic surgeon has created an app that performs virtual plastic surgery on photos to show women curious about breast implants what it would be like to have a different bra size.
The free iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad app, called iAugment, uses 3D imaging technology to simulate different implant sizes and allows users to visualize what larger breasts would look like on them in just a few seconds.
Dr. Elizabeth Kinsley, a New Orleans-based plastic surgeon, said she created the app to give people interested in breast implants a tool to not only visualize what implants would look like but also determine which size would be the best fit.
Users choose a new or existing picture and then highlight the breast area by clicking on it. It’s recommended that photos be taken in a bra, bathing suit or light-colored top for best results.
A tool bar then appears at the bottom of the screen and acts as a slider to adjust the breast size. The app, which also links to surgeons in the area, allows users to post the augmented pictures to Facebook , so friends and family can weigh in on the new look.