Spring Training: 3 Things to Look for In a Workout Bra
While you may not be spring training quite as hard as The Yankees are, let’s just say that May is the perfect time to hit the gym extra hard because bikini and shorts season is almost here. If you just got new breasts from our office, however, you may not know the first thing about what to look for in a sports bra.
The biggest thing that you want to look for is a bra that has enough support in it; especially if you are running or doing something that is really high intensity. When you are trying on bras, look for ones that are meant for “high impact’ because these usually have more spandex in them which will help to keep your breasts in place. Then, when you actually try it on, remember that you want it to compress your breasts but you don’t want it to feel so tight that you feel restricted.
It used to be that you had to get a workout bra with a lot of padding, but now that you have bigger breasts, you probably don’t need quite as much padding. In fact, the only reason why you may want padding is if you’re worried about being cold in public or something; otherwise, you can leave the padding at the door and show off your new breasts.
Your larger breasts need a little bit more support from all angles. For instance, rather than just getting a bra that has a lot of support in the front, look for one that also has a lot of support in the back due to the straps. For instance, when you choose a thick strapped racerback bra, you know that it’s going to give you more support than one that is just spaghetti strapped.
Make sure that you take care of your new breasts when you get back into working out this spring. If you want to learn more tips and tricks, contact us at our Huntington office today and callus at (631) 423-1000.
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Considering Gender Affirmation Surgery? How a Counselor Can Help
Gender affirmation surgery is a surgery that Dr. Duboys and the rest of or staff take very seriously. As such, Dr. Duboys follows the standards of care procedures that are adopted by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). These guidelines follow a series of steps to see if Dr. Duboys will consider surgery. Typically, the first step involves having patients meet with a mental help professional. As a step that many patients dread because of many misconceptions out there, Dr. Duboys thought it would be nice to lay out some of the basics that you can expect from your meeting with your mental health professional. Let’s take a closer look.
It’s a Helpful Tool
One of the things that we tell patients who are nervous about going into therapy before gender affirmation surgery is that they should look at it as a helpful tool. Think of it this way, we want you to go into surgery having every tool that you need in order to head into recovery feeling better than ever, both physically and mentally. During therapy, you will be able to better determine whether or not surgery will give you the outcome that you are going for. Additionally, if you have any issues that you are working through that may pertain to surgery, this will be held prul time to do that.
It’s Not Designed to Dissuade You
As long as you go to the right therapist, you should know that this form of therapy is not designed to dissuade you from going through with surgery. In fact, it’s just there to help you through the process. Going through gender affirmation surgery is a huge deal on your mentally, physically, and emotionally. Even though Dr. Duboys can help you out physically, it’s important that you get mental and emotional support as well; that way you can get through this feeling whole and complete.
If you want to learn more about gender affirmation surgery and the steps that you need to take before the actual surgery, contact our Huntington office today and call us at (631) 423-1000.
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