When looking for the perfect breast implant, choosing the correct size is a high priority. Since one of the main goals of a breast augmentation is to enhance breast volume, it is important for you to be able to look at the different options available.

Choosing the perfect implants sounds like a pretty straightforward process but with all the different profiles, sizes, and materials available it can actually be a lot more involved than you might think it to be. 3D imaging services help plastic surgeons at Capizzi, M.D. show you exactly what certain implants look like on your body. In addition, your board-certified plastic surgeon can help assist you in making the best decisions based upon your needs and goals.

How Does 3D Imaging work?

First, the imaging device takes a lot of picture of your body from different angles. It then uses those pictures to create a digital representation of your body. Using 3D imaging software and the model of your body, you can discuss different options with your plastic surgeon and then “try on” those options to see which implants suit your frame best.

Choosing The Perfect Breast Implants


To begin choosing your perfect breast implants, you will likely think about your desired size before your consultation appointment. When thinking about what size you want, think about your breast augmentation goals:

  • Do you want to fit into clothes better?
  • Do you want more cleavage?
  • Do you want to have a natural look?

A general rule of thumb is every 250-300 cc’s equates to an increase of approximately one to one-and-a-half cup sizes.


In addition to choosing implant size, you’ll also need to decide on the perfect implant profile. Implants profiles refer to the amount of outward projection from your chest and range from low to high. Low profile implants offer the least amount of projection, but can be great for patients with wide chests. Moderate profile implants are ideal for many patients and provide a good balance between cleavage and volume. High profile implants can produce great results on patients with narrow chests and provide the greatest amount of projection, resulting in the most dramatic outcomes.

When choosing the perfect breast implants, 3D Imaging can assist you in seeing how certain sizes and profiles look on your body. Also, don’t hesitate to ask the professional opinion of your board-certified plastic surgeon. Your plastic surgeon will be your primary resource in the entire breast augmentation process and can help you make the best decisions to achieve your goals.