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Plastic Surgery Solutions for Athletes

Apr 30th 2012 at 11:01 PM

Body-building guy, movie actor, and politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger, was on the poster of Arnold Sports Festival, a stepping stone event for a lot of future athletes for the US. It has a total of 45 sports events, including boxing, weight lifting and judo, among others. It is considered as the largest multi-disciplinary sports competition in this side of the world, involving over 18,000 athletes and garners over 175,000 followers. The Arnold Classic serves as a doorway for athletes striving to become like Arnold Schwarzenegger, a person who has achieved his dreams.

Aesthetically speaking, most athletes have conflicting desires regarding looks and form. Almost all athletes require intense physical training and muscle development. Because of this, most women athletes lose their aesthetic appeal due to training. Their breasts are the primary concern, since breast tissue is primarily made up of adipose or fat tissue; and as muscle training continues for these athletes, fat is consequently lost in the process as with breast cup size.

This is one of the reasons why athletes from Columbus, Ohio are turning to plastic surgery to solve their aesthetic woes. Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson, an Ohio plastic surgeon, said that genetics alone cannot catch all drawbacks of physical looks. Dr. Donaldson suggested plastic surgery to solve some of the issues with regards to the looks of athletes. He said that intensive physical training causes a lot of imbalances and disproportionation with muscle form and tone. Technically speaking, no problems arise when competition day arrives, but disputes happen when the sports end, and the normal-everyday-life resumes. Women athletes develop overly muscular arms and legs, but have smaller breasts due to decreased body fat. Other athletes on the other hand, have the potential to be world-class competitors, but have genetically too much adipose tissue volumes present all over the body.

Breast augmentation and liposuction, according to Dr. Donaldson, are the most popular plastic surgery procedures that athletes undergo in order to improve performance without intake of performance-enhancing drugs, or to plainly just look good physically. Dr. Donaldson is a board-certified plastic surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has worked with a multitude of athletes, including marathon runners, body-builders, di- and tri- athletes. He said that medically speaking, liposuction and breast augmentation definitely help improve athletic performance by increasing self-confidence and thus, gaining a tactical psychological advantage over one’s opponent. The only surgical areas that Dr. Donaldson does not touch when athletes are involved are anatomical areas that are directly involved during judging or areas that might result in an unfair advantage of one party.

Finally, athletes have an alternative solution to physical attractiveness through plastic surgery. Even though there might still be some stigma remaining when it comes to people receiving cosmetic surgical procedures, there might come a time when athletes openly accept the fact that a pretty body might not be available to them anymore due to their muscular and cardiovascular training. With this acceptance comes the opening up to new ideas and possibilities offered by plastic surgery. Not only do these medical procedures improve the physical attractiveness of a person, it also contributes to the mental well-being of the athlete in question. With this increase in self-esteem and confidence, competition also increases. Higher competition is healthy for all athletes, since these results in a more well-rounded and holistically-developed sports enthusiast. Who said that plastic surgery is a medical procedure reserved for people who have too much love for their body? Now, cosmetic surgery opens new doors to athletes wanting to perform better, faster, and stronger.

 

NOTE : This Article Is originally posted by cosmeticsurgerynews.

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