While female bodybuilders increase muscle tone and lean tissue, they lose fat. Reduced amounts of fatty tissue in your breasts will make your breasts appear smaller, and a breast augmentation may be the solution to restoring your breast size.
As a bodybuilder, the location of your breast implant is an important thing to consider. Breast implants can be placed above the muscle (subglandular), below the muscle (submuscular), or partially under the muscle. Which location you choose will depend mostly on what you want from breast augmentation and your lifestyle expectations after surgery.
As a bodybuilder, you should consider:
- A submuscular implant may limit the intensity of your chest exercises. It is possible for an implant beneath the chest muscle to move when the muscle is contracted.
- Submuscular implants have a natural appearance. Placed beneath the muscle, their contours are invisible.
- Subglandular implants are not affected by the contraction of the chest muscles. You will still be able to do intensive chest exercises once you have healed completely.
- Especially in bodybuilders who have very little breast tissue, a subglandular implant may be more obvious because it lies just beneath the breast tissue and above the muscle.
During a consultation with Dr. Eugene Kim, you can discuss the advantages and disadvantages to each placement option. The best solution for you will depend on your expectations of results, as well as the amount of tissue in your breasts.
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