Breast Augmentation Goes High Tech
It’s a boom for busts. New digital wizardry is enhancing the breast surgery market, with an augmented reality app to show potential patients how different kinds of implants would look on them and technology that can 3-D print nipples from skin cells for reconstructive surgeries. Implants themselves can now be specially designed to fight cancer, or offer a six-month window in which they’re adjustable in case of buyer’s remorse. With aesthetic surgical procedures projected to see 10.8 percent annual growth through 2020, both gimmickry and innovation seem inevitable.