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Breast Augmentation and Athletes: What You Need to Know

There’s a price to pay for being athletic. Many women find that as their muscles grow, their breasts shrink. And for feminine, beautiful athletes, this isn’t always appreciated. Breast augmentation may be the solution. Here’s what you need to know.

Will Implants Impact My Athletic Aspirations?

If you’re athletic and considering implants, you do need to give consideration to how your implants will impact your body long after the healing is complete. Wide or large implants can impact your range of motion and your ability to move freely. Athletic women should generally consider small or moderately sized implants, not large implants. Dr. Sajjadian has performed many breast augmentations on athletic women and can help you choose an appropriately sized implant that will complement both your body and your athletic aspirations.

Saline or Silicone?

Both saline and silicone implants can be used on athletic women. Silicone implants are lighter than similarly sized saline implants, a possible benefit in some circumstances.

Does Implant Placement Matter for Athletic Women?

Typically, women considering breast augmentation have a few placement options: over the chest muscle or under the chest muscle. Each placement option has its benefits, but for athletic women, placement over the muscle is often preferred. This keeps the implant from limiting muscle movement (and the pectoral muscles are very important in sports). Your body type will have an impact on your options for implant placement.

Recovery: How Long Will I Be Down?

A big part of breast augmentation recovery is rest. Your body needs time to heal and recover. For the first few days, this might mean extra sleep, but you’ll be able to move around long before you can head back to the gym. In general, women in good physical condition recover more quickly from surgery. Talk with Dr. Sajjadian about your expected recovery period and plan on missing out on a couple of weeks of training at the least. Many women choose to schedule their surgeries right after a big event or during the off season for their particular sport so they can take a quick break from training during the healing process.

The Importance of Choosing a Surgeon

Your choice of surgeon is important any time you’re considering plastic surgery, but is especially important for athletic women considering breast augmentation. Choose a surgeon that is skilled not only in breast augmentation, but also in working with women that are very active. Dr. Sajjadian is triple board certified (one of only a few U.S. plastic surgeons to hold this distinction) and specializes in nose and breast surgeries. He is well known for listening to his patients, an important factor in finding a surgeon who will work to ensure your athletic goals won’t be hindered by your breast surgery.

Breast implants are possible for athletic women and may be the key to achieving those feminine curves and your athletic goals simultaneously. Call us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Sajjadian.