Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Women who are thinking about going under the knife can now get an instant boob job for free thanks to a new iPhone app.
The app is the brainchild of US plastic surgeon Elizabeth A. Kinsley, from New Orleans, who was the first doctor to employ 3D imaging technology to show women what they will look like after surgery.
Called iAugment, the app allows iPhone users to take a picture of themselves and virtually boost their cup size.
While it's intended for people considering plastic surgery themselves, we can imagine one or two blokes will be testing to see what their other half might look like with bigger breasts.
Makers say users considering plastic surgery should start off by taking a photo of their chest, ideally in a bra or bikini.
They then use two on screen cursors to mark out the breasts, before choosing from 17 different sizes of virtual implant, ranging from 210cc to 690cc which are instantly visualised.
It's said the app is designed as a "fun first step" for women who are considering going under the knife. And if women are happy with their results, they can use the app to find their nearest approved plastic surgeon.
Dr. Kinsley said: "Breast augmentation can be a complicated procedure with women asking questions like 'what will they look like?' or 'what size is right for me'.
"This is designed to give them the best idea possible of how they might look after surgery.
"You can show your friends, your boyfriend or your husband and say 'what do you think?"