Plastic Surgery Blog: Athletic Women and Breast ImplantsPosted on June 5, 2017
Women who are extremely athletic will sometimes forgo the idea of breast augmentation because they do not want to compromise their athletic lifestyle. According to a recent article athletic women need to make some considerations when choosing breast augmentation; however, there is no reason they cannot have a beautiful figure also. Female athletes, particularly those who are regularly involved in high-intensity aerobic exercise usually discover that their body mass reduces and thus they no longer have shapely breast. Breasts contain fatty tissue, so generally when weight loss takes place the breast size is likely to decrease. Breast augmentation can be an excellent choice even for athletic women when they make the right breast augmentation choices. Most patients who are extremely athletic should opt for submuscular implants. This means that the breast implant is placed completely behind the muscle and therefore less obvious. This is ideal for women who have very little of their own breast tissue even though it can be a bit more uncomfortable especially for women who have a developed pectoralis muscle. Dr. Kim explains to athletic patients that submuscular implants will move when the patient is performing exercises that noticeably move the pectoralis muscle. This is not a negative; however, patients should be aware that this is a difference between breast implants and natural breast tissue. Also, athletic women should consider breast implant sizing that takes into consideration their active lifestyle. Dr. Kim provides expert advice to help women choose the right size for their body as well as their lifestyle. Patients who are considering breast augmentation are encouraged to contact Dr. Kim and schedule a consultation.