Many active women who choose breast augmentation and subsequently love the way their new breasts and figure look, worry that breast implants will affect their athletic or work performance and ability to exercise.
“This should not be a major concern,” says Dr. Evan M. Feldman, board certified plastic surgeon, who specializes in breast enhancement. “While we encourage all of our patients to discuss their lifestyles and goals with us so that we can advise them about what surgical options and sizes are best for them, long-term breast augmentation doesn’t conflict with exercise, work or living a healthy, active life. I have operated on elite athletes, rock climbers, fitness competitors, ironman triathletes, volleyball and tennis players, and they all report getting back to their pre-surgery performance levels, but it does take time.” These elite athletes report about a year before feeling as strong as they did prior to surgery, but most people will easily return to their daily activities within a few weeks after surgery.
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Sonia is a mother of two who both lives and works in Sugar Land. In March 2012, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She went to the MD Anderson Regional Care Center in Sugar Land for treatment, and in June 2012, she underwent a double mastectomy and lymph node removal, with immediate reconstruction performed by Dr. Feldman.
This June she will be able to celebrate the one year anniversary of her breast cancer survival with an actual award: On May 18, Sonia entered the Musclemania Natural fitness competition, held at the Moody Gardens Resort & Spa in Galveston. She won second place in her age category (35 and over) and fifth place overall.
Dr. Feldman and the entire staff of Bancroft Feldman Plastic Surgery are so proud of Sonia and her amazing accomplishment. She is an inspiration to both us and our patients. Congratulations!
Dr. Feldman's Answer:
Do I need a breast lift (mastopexy) or not?
This is probably the most common question asked by my cosmetic breast patients with any droopiness or ptosis of their breasts. There is no absolute or correct answer. It depends on your (the patient's) expectations and desires. Just remember the implant needs to be centered directly behind the nipple, so wherever your breasts/nipple sit currently this is approximately where you can expect the implant to be positioned/settle. Breast implants alone simply add volume to your breasts. They do not lift or shape your breasts. If you are happy with the look of your breasts and just want them to be a bit fuller then a breast augmentation alone may work.
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By: Evan Feldman, MD