Breast Augmentation for Athletic Women: Achieving Natural Results with Subfascial Implants

Profile Aesthetic
Profile Aesthetic
August 14, 2023
5 min read

Are you an athletic woman who trains hard and maintains a healthy lifestyle? You're mindful of your caloric intake and your general appearance, and you might even compete in professional sports. However, you may find that your breast tissue is smaller than desired, making you feel self-conscious when working out or wearing form-fitting clothes. That's where breast augmentation comes in, but as an athletic woman, you want to ensure a natural-looking result that fits your physique.

At Profile Aesthetic, a plastic surgery and aesthetics clinic in Aberdeen, Scotland, we understand the unique needs of fit women when it comes to breast augmentation. With our expertise and the use of advanced implants from Motiva, we can help you achieve the natural look, feel, and movement you desire with the subfascial technique.

Subfascial Breast Augmentation: Advantages for Athletic Women

Subfascial breast augmentation is a technique that places the implant under the fascia, a thin layer of connective tissue that covers the chest muscle. Compared to traditional implant placement under the muscle, this technique has several advantages for athletic women:

  • Lower incidence of complications: With subfascial placement, the implants have a lower incidence of problems like double-bubble and capsular contracture, giving you a smoother, more natural-looking result.
  • Avoiding disruption of the chest muscles: traditional submuscular or dual-plane augmentation require division of the muscle from its attachment to the chest, which can lead to discomfort and longer downtime, although this doesn't seem to impact longterm performance.
  • Reduced animation deformity: One downside to traditional implant placement under the muscle is the animation deformity, where the implants move with contraction or flexion of the chest muscle, giving an unnatural appearance. Subfascial placement helps to prevent this phenomenon and keep the implants in place during activity.
Diagram showing implant planes in cross-section

Achieving Natural-Looking Results with Subfascial Breast Augmentation

At Profile Aesthetic, we take a personalised approach to breast augmentation for athletic women. We carefully consider your muscle to soft-tissue ratio to select the most suitable implant shape and size for your physique. We also use advanced implants from Motiva, which have a more natural look and feel than traditional implants, to help you achieve a beautiful, natural-looking result.

The subfascial technique further enhances the natural look of your breast augmentation by providing more tissue coverage for the the implant, resulting in fewer ripples and ensuring a smoother transition in the upper pole of the breast. Additionally, subfascial placement provides more support for the implant, reducing the risk of sagging and ensuring a long-lasting result.


If you're an athletic woman considering breast augmentation, the subfascial technique may be the right choice for achieving a natural-looking result that fits your lifestyle. At Profile Aesthetic in Aberdeen, we offer advanced breast augmentation techniques and personalised care to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about your options.

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