The athletic woman and the fitness model are a large percentage of my patient population. I would say if I had a brand, I'd be the yoga-Pilates plastic surgeon. And so I do understand a lot about what these women want and what they do do. And people who are physically fit do push-ups, and play golf or stand-up paddle board, are going to be much more thick in their pectoralis muscle or chest muscle.

So typically what we've seen probably over the last seven years, I've seen a decrease in the size, and the volume, and the shape of the requested implant primarily because a surgeon couldn't match any body with almost any size implant but ideally if you have that visualization of what you want to get and how you want to be able to go back. And if you are a bikini model who is making that ideal of a young person, a lot of bikinis now are not really designed for big, busty women. They're designed for the resilience, and the little, tiny, pretty ones.

So, yes, I think it's important to say that bigger implants are going to push harder on your muscle. And many of the younger fitness models are choosing smaller sizes, but really look like they'd go with their bodies. I can't argue with that and I like the look, too.

When I go to my studio, the issue is that if you're doing [inaudible 00:01:39], if you're headstands, if you're doing a wheel, it's very difficult because when you pull on that muscle, it's going to push back on you. So that's a reason why women, if they're opting for implants, they're opting for very small ones.

Active Women Are Trending More Toward Smaller Implants

As active women are a large part of Dr. Lavinia Chong's practice, she has noticed the trend toward smaller, more naturally sized implants for these women.