New iPhone app helps women imagine a new look
June 17, 2011
A new iPhone app aims to help women considering breast implants decide on whether or not they want the procedure. The program allows users to take a photo of themselves in a bra and digitally increase the size of their photographed breasts, according to The Daily Mail.
While the application is likely not as useful as before and after pictures or a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon, the novelty of the app seems to be appealing. Similar apps have been appearing in the iPhone and Android market rapidly over the past couple of years and will no doubt increase along with both the app trend and the rise in plastic surgery.
Once women have snapped a photo, they can use a cursor to show the program where the breasts are in the picture. They can then choose from more than a dozen sizes, ranging from 201cc to 690cc, according to the news source. There have been more than 7,000 user ratings generated for the product, though there is some suspicion that men are using the program to alter the pictures of their girlfriends or wives.
One reviewer wrote "I'd been thinking of getting a boob job for a while but wondered what it would look like. This was a great way to visualize how it would look and which sort of size I could boost my bust-size too," according to the news source.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, breast augmentations were the top surgical procedure in 2010, with 318,123 of the operations taking place.
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