Do you wish your boobs were firmer and perkier? You’re not alone. As women age and experience different stages of life, it is completely normal for our bodies to change, including our breasts. You may notice they can grow or shrink due to weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or breastfeeding which causes the skin and muscle around your boobs to stretch as well as loosen. Gravity, not to mention, is always fighting against our bodies. Unfortunately, over time, the larger our breasts, the more likely they will be pulled downwards. After menopause, our boobs will also become softer and less dense. Although aging is an inevitable part of life, practicing mindful habits will help keep your breasts supported and perky. Today we’ll be talking about how you can help lift sagging boobs or prevent them from pulling downwards.
What exactly causes sagging breasts?
But first, let’s discuss what really causes the chest to droop.
Estrogen helps keep the skin on breasts firm and supple. As we get older, our estrogen levels begin to decline, and our breasts (along with the rest of the skin on our body) begin to lose its firmness and elasticity, which can lead to sagging. The decline in estrogen signals the body that we are becoming less fertile, and so the body responds by replacing firm, milk-producing mammary glands with softer and less supportive fat tissue.
Contrary to popular beliefs that breastfeeding causes your boobs to sag, pregnancy is often the real culprit. The sudden increase in breast size and weight over the course of 9 months in preparation for breastfeeding (whether you choose to or not) stretches the breast ligaments and unfortunately not always bounces back to its pre-pregnancy shape. Once your breasts are depleted of the produced milk supply, you may notice a more deflated and droopy chest.
There are a lot of claims that certain lifestyle habits like sleeping braless causes your breast tissue to stretch, but there hasn’t been much evidence to support this as fact. Past studies have actually shown otherwise. Wearing bras too often can actually weaken the muscles in the chest, causing them to droop over time, so ditch the proper bras every once in a while to help strengthen and improve the shape of your breasts. Smoking is actually a top cause for sagging boobs because it accelerates aging overall by destroying elastin, the protein responsible for keeping your skin nice and supple.
How to Lift Sagging Breasts
Though your chest isn’t made of muscle, there is an exercise that can help lift them back up. Your pectoral muscles are located behind your breasts and some exercises targeting this muscle can help strengthen, perk up and firm your breasts. You may notice improved results within 2 weeks of consistent pectoral exercises, and implementing these exercises permanently into your workout routine may yield longer-lasting results.
Best chest exercises to tone and strengthen:
- stability ball chest press
- dumbbell pullover
- elbow squeeze shoulder press
- tricep dips
- chest fly
Proper protection from the sun
We are often consciously better at protecting our faces from the sun than the rest of our body. Especially during the summertime, when we wear less clothing due to the hotter weather, we often forget to apply proper sun protection on the exposed skin. Sun damage can cause premature aging as well as sagging breasts, so it is important to remind ourselves to apply sunscreen on our face and body 15-30 minutes before going outside every day (even on cloudy days).
Consider Vampire Breast Lift
If you want to explore other options to help achieve the perfect shaped breasts for you, a Vampire Breast Lift may be a great solution to consider. Dr. Rand at Healthy-Aging Medical Centers of New Jersey designs a unique protocol for each patient based on their individual needs and goals to obtain perkier breasts. A sample of the patient’s own blood is taken and is spun down to extract the platelets and growth factors needed for the procedure. The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is then injected into the areas of the breast that need plumping. The vampire breast lift procedure typically takes less than an hour from start to finish and does not require anesthesia or downtime. The results are usually immediate and will continue to improve as the PRP and growth factors continue to develop over the course of a few weeks.
If you think you may be a good candidate for this relatively painless procedure, schedule a vampire breast lift consultation with Healthy-Aging today!
If you feel your breasts can use some improvements, there are several options available – whether naturally, or with the help of a professional. You can start making some changes to help give your confidence a boost today! It’s okay to put yourself first, and we at Healthy-Aging Medical Centers are here to help you achieve the body of your dreams. We also offer many other anti-aging services as well!