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Have We Found the Most Beautiful Breasts?

Posted February 07, 2012 in Breast Augmentation, Plastic Surgery News, by Dr. Fiorillo

With the incredible rate technology has been advancing, staying up to date on the latest advancements in the medical industry has become more and more important to our practice. Usually this involves knowing about the latest equipment and innovations in procedures, but a recent article caught our eye for being uniquely related to the breast augmentation procedures here at the offices of Dr. Fiorillo. Doctors in London may have discovered the perfect breast size.

The truth is that it is not so much a specific size, as it is a set of principles for the perfect breast to body and curvature ratio. What this means is every body type has a different “ideal” breast size, and we may now have a system for knowing exactly what that is. These breast augmentation doctors have developed what they call the I.C.E. principle. Basically it is a set of rules for judging breast capacity, tissue required, and nipple angulation.

From the Study Background:

“The placement of an implant into a breast has an impact on the soft tissue… It is important to understand how much skin is required for a given implant. This is determined by the relationship between the implant dimensions and the natural capacity of the breast”

From the Study Conclusion:

“The authors have shown using the simple ICE principle for surgical planning in breast augmentation that attractive natural breasts may be achieved consistently and with precision.”

-Study by Cadogan Clinic; the Department of Plastic Surgery, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust; and the Royal Marsden Hospital. http://journals.lww.com/plasreconsurg/Fulltext

How Do We know What Breast Augmentation Size is Ideal?

It’s true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and you will never be free from controversy and debate on the topic but the ICE principle will win in the game of averages. To understand the I.C.E. principle of breast augmentation, you have to understand the standard of beauty they are going for. According to them (they do cite some sources to justify this decision) the beauty of a breast comes from the lower pole (bottom curvature) of the breast. This is where a breast gives signals the brain picks up on like whether or not they look youthful or have been distorted by weight fluctuation and iatrogenic distortion.

Breast augmentation is a personal decision, but it never hurts to be fully informed about your choices and the science behind them.

If you are interested in breast augmentations or any other cosmetic surgery, then please do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Fiorillo of Pearl River, New York and Montvale, New Jersey. He will be happy to give you a free consultation and lead you in the right direction. Dr. Fiorillo is a medical expert who is double board certified. Call now at (845) 623-6141.

Stock images of models are used throughout this website and should not be interpreted as actual patients of our practice. Individual results may vary.

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