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Breast Augmentation for Athletic Women: 4 Key Considerations

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that involves the use of breast implants to increase the size and enhance the shape of the breasts. Active or athletic women tend to have lower amounts of body fat, which can affect the size of their breasts. For some women, this means their breasts are smaller than they would like. Additionally, weight loss from athleticism can leave the breasts looking deflated and without shape.

If you are an active woman considering breast augmentation, here are 4 key considerations to keep in mind from Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery in Knoxville:




1. Type of implants

Saline or silicone? Both saline and silicone have advantages and can work well on active patients. Silicone breast implants are soft and feel natural. They are a popular option for breast augmentation, especially with women that live an active lifestyle. Saline implants can feel slightly firmer than a silicone implant. In women with little natural breast tissue, this can mean that implants don’t feel as natural. Our Premier Plastic Surgeon, Dr. David Lo will help you choose the best breast implant type for your lifestyle, anatomy, and aesthetic goals during your consultation.


2. Size of implants

The first secret for athletic women is to keep their implant size within a reasonable range of their natural breasts. Athletes need to be able to comfortably move. It is important to choose the size of your implants carefully, as larger implants may put more strain on your breasts and chest muscles, which could affect your ability to participate in certain athletic activities.


3.Placement of implants

Breast implants may be placed beneath the mammary gland and above the muscle in subglandular placement, or beneath the pectoral muscle in submuscular placement. The best placement usually depends on how much existing breast tissue you have. Submuscular placement can benefit active women as it better protects the implant and gives the breast a more gradual, natural silhouette. There is no single “correct” answer to any of these questions that will apply to 100% of women. To know which placement is right for you, come see Dr. David Lo of Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery in Knoxville.


4. Recovery time

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that requires a period of recovery. It is important to be aware that the procedure may affect your ability to participate in certain activities, particularly high-impact exercises and sports, for a period of time after the surgery.

Are you an active or athletic woman interested in breast augmentation surgery? Call Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery Office in Knoxville at (865) 306-5680 for a personalized consultation  with  plastic surgeon, Dr. David Lo. You may also book online at: https://www.premiersurgicalplasticsurgery.com/request-a-consultation