Breast Augmentation and Athletic Performance: What to Know

As an athlete, you know that your body is your temple. You work hard to improve your performance and push your limits to reach your goals. However, there may be times when you want to enhance certain aspects of your body. At NuBody Concepts, we understand the unique needs of active individuals, which is why we personalize our specialized treatments to meet the needs of each patient. 

Breast augmentation surgery is appealing to many women who want to adjust their bodies to look the way they desire. Our cosmetic surgery center is based in Tennessee and has offices in Nashville and Memphis. We help patients from all over the region achieve their cosmetic goals, and we don’t want fear to hold you back. We can help you create a personalized treatment plan that supports your aesthetic aspirations and respects your athletic endeavors.

How Breast Augmentation Impacts Exercise

Breast Augmentation for Active Individuals

At NuBody Concepts, we provide athletic breast augmentation for people who lead active lifestyles. We understand that athletes come in all shapes and sizes, and everyone deserves to feel confident in their skin. Our treatments can help enhance your natural curves and contours, regardless of your sport.

Whether you’re a professional athlete or a fitness enthusiast, we offer treatments designed to meet your specific goals. From soccer players to gymnasts, runners to swimmers, we have experience working with athletes across various sports. Our priority is to provide a safe and effective solution to help you achieve the look you desire so you can feel your best both on and off the field.

Our fully equipped plastic surgery centers in Nashville and Memphis use FDA-approved saline and silicone breast implants. Our experienced surgeons and consultants understand that each patient is unique and work with you to determine the best implant for your body type, size, and preferences. The final decision is ultimately yours, and we are here to guide and support you every step of the way.

Considerations for Implant Type, Size, and Placement

Our team of board-certified plastic surgeons and medical professionals actively participate in helping you choose the right type, size, and placement of implants for your cosmetic procedure. When it comes to implant selection, most patients balance the look and feel of the implants with the overall cost since the price of implants varies between types. Additionally, there are differences in firmness and shape, and depending on your preference, we will help you select what works best for you. 

Our board-certified plastic surgeons offer a range of implant types, including saline and silicone, as well as different sizes and shapes, to ensure a natural-looking enhancement that complements your athletic build.

Impact on Physical Activity and Sports

Athletes considering breast augmentation may worry about how the procedure might affect their physical activity and sports performance. However, do not fear! Modern surgical techniques and implant technology have significantly reduced the impact of breast augmentation on athletic ability and comfort. Many professional athletes have undergone breast augmentation without negatively impacting their performance on the field or in the gym. 

Our skilled plastic surgeons consider your specific athletic requirements and customize the procedure to minimize any potential interference with your training regimen. Our offices are led by two board-certified plastic surgeons with over 25 years of experience each: John D. Rosdeutscher, MD in Nashville and Mark H. Peters, MD in Memphis. No matter your situation, you are in good hands at NuBody Concepts. 

Recovery Timeline and Returning to Exercise

Breast augmentation for athletes involves a specific and important recovery period. Although the recovery period and timeline can vary from person to person, our surgeons will provide personalized guidance to ensure a smooth and efficient recovery. On average, it takes 3-5 days after breast implant surgery to return to regular daily activities. For those wondering what activities you cannot do with breast implants, any strenuous activity should be on hold for at least six weeks while you recover. Knowing this, it’s best to plan well in advance for a time when you might already reduce physical activity, such as during the winter. Planning ahead can also give you time to devise an exercise routine that minimizes strenuous activity while still providing the benefits of regular physical movement.

To avoid complications and ensure a solid recovery, it is essential that you follow post-operative instructions carefully and progressively ease back into exercise after breast augmentation. Here are some post-operative instructions that athletes should keep in mind following their breast augmentation surgery:

  • Take time to heal: Rest is an essential part of recovery. Allowing your body to rest the first few days after surgery can lead to a more effective recovery.
  • Avoid strenuous physical activity: Strenuous physical activity, such as running or weightlifting, should be avoided for up to 6 weeks following surgery. This will help to minimize the risk of complications and ensure a smooth recovery. 
  • Wear a compression bra: Avoid underwire bras for at least the first six weeks post-surgery. Instead, your plastic surgeon should provide you with a surgical bra that you should wear around the clock for 4-8 weeks (only to be taken off to shower or wash the garment).
  • Follow a healthy diet: A healthy diet is essential for optimal healing and recovery. We recommend a diet rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals to help your body heal and recover faster. 
  • Attend follow-up appointments: It is essential to attend all follow-up appointments with your plastic surgeon to monitor your recovery progress and address any issues or concerns that may arise. 
  • Ease back into physical activity: Gradually ease back into physical activity after surgery—don’t expect to jump back into pre-surgery routines. Start with light exercises and gradually increase the intensity over time. 

By following these post-operative instructions, athletes can help ensure a smooth and successful recovery following their breast augmentation surgery. Our team at NuBody Concepts is with you every step of the way, providing support and guidance to help you safely and confidently return to peak performance.

At NuBody Concepts, we specialize in athletic breast augmentation and provide customized treatments to meet each individual’s unique needs and goals. Don’t let concerns about your appearance prevent you from achieving your full potential on and off the field. Schedule a consultation with NuBody Concepts today to learn more about our breast-related procedures and see some of our before and after photos. We are committed to helping you look and feel your best so you can focus on what you do best—excelling in your sport and living life to the fullest.

Each patient is unique. What your treatment will look like is determined by you and the plastic surgeon who you will meet with in a personal consultation.