If you are a professional fitness model, or if you at least look like one,
you’re probably extremely aware of the fact that when your body
fat levels drop down below 15%, your breasts can shrink to a B or even
an A cup. In fact, this reduction in breast cup size can happen well before
you reach a low body fat level. It can happen when your body fat is in
the 20% range.
Today, a large percentage of fitness models elect to have a breast augmentation
– it’s almost become a standard in the industry, but you already
knew that. As we mentioned above, fitness models tend to have a very low
body fat percentage. Because of this, most fitness models are a size 2
to 4, and their breasts will shrink with all the exercise.
Active Lifestyles Lead to Breast Reduction
The typical fitness model is a size 2 to 4 and has a very active lifestyle.
She usually works out six or seven days a week. Not only does she limit
her calories and eat clean, she’s far more active than the average
female. As a natural result, her breasts will shrink to an A or B cup
and this can lead to insecurities.
To improve her appearance and overall symmetry, she may purchase padded
bras, silicone bra inserts – anything she can find to “add
volume” to her small chest. But when the $64.50 Victoria’s
Secret Bombshell bra comes off, she can feel like she’s been false
advertising. Of course, given the choice she’s prefer to keep her
tiny, fit frame over gaining weight so she can get a bigger chest. The
next best option? A
Achieving ‘Natural-Looking’ Breasts
Typically, fitness models want natural-looking breasts, and since they
have a very active lifestyle, their breasts can’t get in the way
of their workout routine. After an augmentation, they want to be comfortable
in a sports bra and they want to look good in a form-fitting dress. They
also want their breasts to look and feel natural.
What athletic women need to know about breast augmentation:
- Many fitness models opt for a full C or a D cup.
- Silicone is typically the material of choice because it feels natural and
is less likely to ripple.
- The surgery itself takes about one hour.
- Patients can often resume a moderate lower body workout after a couple of weeks.
- In regards to resuming an upper body workout, it must be gauged by the
implants’ healing and settling.
- Since athletes have to limit their physical activity after surgery, they
can minimize the effects of the downtime by eating clean.
If you are a fitness model or an athlete who is interested in a breast
augmentation, contact our office
to meet with
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon,
Dr. Yuly Gorodisky.