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It’s common for female bodybuilders to lose a lot of fat throughout their body as they build muscle. Whenever there is a significant amount of weight loss, it’s inevitable that there will be less fat in the breast area. In fact, the loss of fatty breast tissue is observed among women throughout the world of bodybuilding, especially women that engage in the sport on a competitive level. Subsequently, female bodybuilders often seek out options for breast enhancement.
Is It Possible for Female Bodybuilders to Maintain Breast Tissue?
While it’s not altogether impossible for female bodybuilders to maintain fatty breast tissue, it’s difficult to maintain a significant amount during bodybuilding competitions. This is especially true during bikini competitions where the goal is to decrease the amount of body fat you have. There is a chance that the breast size of female bodybuilders will fluctuate to some degree based on the frequency in which they compete. This is precisely the reason why breast implants are so common among female bodybuilders.
Can You Win a Competition Without Implants?
Even though it’s been said that a woman can win a bodybuilding competition without breast implants, it seems to be a general consensus that implants are an effective way to develop a more balanced appearance for competitions. Another reason why it has become so commonplace is that many women work hard to achieve their physical goals and automatically assume their competitors will opt for breast enhancements.
Although there is a lot of pressure to have a body that’s balanced, getting breast enhancements is ultimately a decision that must be made by each individual. It should always be a personal choice. It’s worth noting that some competitors prefer not to get implants because they want a more natural appearance. If you’re someone that would like breast implants, but you’re concerned about whether they will look natural, there are options that can produce a more natural aesthetic.
Other Considerations for Female Bodybuilders
There are solutions for breast enhancement that focus on accentuating your current physique as opposed to drastically changing your appearance. After spending many hours in the gym on a daily basis and finding that they have lost fatty breast tissue, some female bodybuilders find the addition of breast implants to be a perfect way to regain femininity. Another reason why it’s become so common is because competitors are accustomed to seeing their peers with implants, which tends to remove the stigma that’s sometimes associated with enhancements.
The decision about whether or not to get implants is a very personal one. Even if you know that your peers have them, there are personal considerations that should be made before you move forward. It’s more than just a decision that will affect you physically, it’s also something that will have a mental and emotional impact. Part of the process of getting implants is meeting with the surgeon or the medical team to get an understanding of what’s involved. Counseling is often made available to ensure you’re making the decision to get implants for the right reasons.
Another important consideration is whether getting implants is an effort to change who you are as a person, which is never a good reason because breast enhancements will not change you on the inside. Pre-op counseling can investigate whether getting implants is something that makes sense at this point in your life or if it’s something that should be considered in the future.
Dr. Christopher Newman is Board Certified in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery. Contact our office today to learn more about breast implants, including whether they are right for you.