Body Aspect - Shape Capture Technology

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NHS Breast Assessment -
a new pathway

Body Aspect’s breast assessment service enables CCG commissioners to objectively assess patient eligibility for elective breast reduction and asymmetry correction.


  Patient assessment for NHS-funded elective surgery has often been time consuming, subjective and unsatisfactory for the patient.  Following a consultation in 2018 (Evidence-Based Interventions), new NHS guidance for breast reduction eligibility criteria was issued.   The new guidance states that there should be a planned reduction of at least 4 cup sizes. Unfortunately, methods of bra sizing and bra fitting vary widely making this an unreliable and inaccurate method for estimating breast volume.

We worked with NHS organisations to find a solution that offers a fairer and more accurate method for making decisions than has previously been possible.  We use 3D body scanning technology to accurately capture and assess breast size in relation to the torso, and compute differences in breast volume and shape.

We have scanned over three thousand NHS patients, resulting in a very good level of satisfaction amongst commissioners and patients alike.  As a result of the new pathway equity of access for patients is assured, inappropriate referrals are eliminated and the length of the pathway is decreased.

You can read about the background to the service here. Or you can contact us by clicking here.


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