Suggestion over or under muscle for female weight lifters?
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Textured implants best
Gary Horndeski, M.D.
Breast Implants in Weight Lifters
Breast implants placed under the muscle can work well for weightlifters
However in my experience treating many bodybuilders and weightlifters is that the numerous benefits of placing the implant under the muscle outweigh the disadvantages of animation. I have never seen one of my patients who lifts weights find that their implants are displaced laterally by stretching the pocket.
The benefits of submuscular placement are better coverage of the implant, less visibility of the implant edge, and most importantly a reduced chance of capsular contraction. If you decide to have Sub-glandular augmentation I concur that textured implants are likely a good choice to attempt to avoid capsular contraction.
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Many of us will consider above the muscle placement in lifters. However there are drawbacks, some of which involve unnatural appearance, especially in a woman with little breast tissue who wants larger implants.
Consider using the newer highly cohesive implants that have a more natural breast shape engineered into the implants.
All the best.
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After doing about a half dozen subglandular implants on professional body builders, I have moved back to doing subpectoral augmentations.
Instead of using smooth silicone implants, I now use textured implants.
This implant allows me to have a lot more control on the pocket.
Even with a lot of activity, the implants should not migrate.
This approach avoids all the negative issues associated with subglandular implants.
Patients who have had this procedure are extremely happy.
Hope that helps.
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