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Plastic Surgery Growing in Popularity Among Female Athletes

July 27, 2012

Female athletes have sought out plastic surgery to prepare for the 2012 Arnold Classic. Columbus, Ohio plastic surgeon, Jeffrey Donaldson was featured on WSYX-TV6 to talk about this new trend.

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) April 24, 2012 (Vocus/PRWEB) — There is an emerging trend in female athletes who turn to plastic surgery. Columbus, Ohio recently became the proving ground for this development when the Arnold Sports Festival returned to town last month.

For some female competitors, cosmetic procedures like liposuction and breast augmentation offered valuable solutions to the imbalance and disproportion caused by training. Local reporters from WSYX-TV6 spoke with Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson about the number of women seeking plastic surgery prior to competition.

“Certain times, genetics can’t get them all the way,” Dr. Donaldson said. “[Cosmetic surgery] is one way in which they can enhance their physiques to try and win.”

Dr. Donaldson has assisted fitness competitors, triathletes, bodybuilders, marathoners and professional players to achieve their cosmetic surgical goals – most recently in preparation for the Arnold Classic. Columbus, Ohio serves as a major hub for athlete development and fitness competition, and Dr. Donaldson’s practice is well situated to serve these individuals.

“In the case of a female athlete who loses breast volume while she’s training to increase her musculature, it may be appropriate to reconstruct the breast that’s been lost,” Dr. Donaldson said.

Breast augmentation, liposuction and procedures involving BOTOX and Restylane may boost confidence and lend a competitive advantage; however, Dr. Donaldson does not offer implants for calves, biceps, buttocks, pectorals, shoulders or other muscular areas that may be directly judged during bodybuilding competition.

The Arnold Sports Festival features 45 sports including weightlifting, gymnastics, boxing, judo, karate and more. Approximately 175,000 fans converge on the Columbus area over three days to witness competition among 18,000 athletes – it is the largest multi-sport event of its kind in the world.

The event, headlined by former bodybuilder, actor, and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger, was another huge success in 2012. It continues to grow as a proving ground for serious athletes, and with help from Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson, a local plastic surgeon, Columbus, Ohio may also become a proving ground for advances in cosmetic procedures among athletes.

About Dr. Donaldson

Dr. Jeffrey H. Donaldson is highly accomplished in the field of plastic surgery. Columbus, Ohio serves as the base of his comprehensive practice. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has trained with many influential experts in his field. Dr. Donaldson is regularly sought out by the media for comments due to his expertise on a wide variety of aesthetic medical and plastic surgical topics. For more information, go to, call (614) 442-7610, or visit his office at 4661 Sawmill Road Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43220.

*Earned by Dr. Donaldson