Women who are engaged in a
serious exercise regime can still enjoy a feminine figure without having to
compromise on body fat levels, according to a cosmetic professional.
Female athletes, especially
those who are regularly involved in high-intensity aerobic exercise,
often find that as their body mass reduces, so does the size of their breasts.
Breasts contain fatty tissue and so general weight loss often affects this
specific area of the body.
However, according to
Denver-based plastic surgeon Gregory Buford, women can undergo breast
augmentation surgery in order to achieve a natural-looking body shape that
boosts their self-confidence and fits with their athletic lifestyle.
He said implants can now be placed
under a person's muscle tissue so they will not interfere with the muscle
activity and will be less obvious - ideal for women involved in activities such
as racquet sports or golf.
"The surgery takes longer
and requires more recovery time than an implant placed above the muscle
(sub-glandular), but the more natural-appearing results are worth the extra
effort," Dr Buford said.
Anyone considering undergoing a
cosmetic procedure should first discuss the available options with a qualified
surgeon, he added.