Let’s face it ladies – Saggy boobs happen to the best of us! We wish we could keep our youthful, perky breasts… but it doesn’t always work out that way. Is it possible to defy the laws of nature and gravity?
Let’s talk about lifting our sagging breasts. Yes – It IS possible. But first, let’s get clear on WHY we get saggy breasts.
Our breasts are under constant stretch due to the effects of gravity. Sagging happens when our Cooper’s Ligaments, (the ligaments that suspend and support the breast) get stretched and the skin around the breast loosens. Gravity, and the weight of the breast, over time can sure take their toll!
It is commonly known that pregnancy leads to many changes in the breasts. Here’s why: During pregnancy, 2 hormones are secreted by the ovaries and the placenta. These 2 hormones are estrogen & progesterone, and they stimulate the development of 15-20 lobes of milk-secreting glands. These glands are embedded in the breast’s fatty tissue. These changes are permanent. The glands remain empty in the breast, even after they are no longer needed to produce milk, adding extra weight and making the breasts sag.
Unlike during pregnancy, during menopause there is a lack of the hormone estrogen. This affects all body tissues, especially breast tissue. This lack of estrogen reduces the size and fullness of the breast. Also, because there is no estrogen, collagen levels decrease. Collagen is a fibrous protein found in the connective tissue of the breast. Collagen needs estrogen to stay healthy. Without estrogen, it becomes dehydrated and loses its elasticity. This causes the saggy breasts.
Many people also believe genetics plays a role in breast size and sagginess, but this many not be entirely true. It may be more of people’s perceptions of what their genetics should be that causes saggy breasts.
How can we defy nature and gravity? Now let’s talk about lifting our sagging breasts.
Sagging is going to happen. But we don’t have to just accept that! We can take charge and do something about it! Here are some suggestions to help slow down and fix the sagging:
WEAR THE RIGHT SIZE, SUPPORTIVE BRA:
If you go without support on a regular basis, gravity is working against you. By simply wearing a bra, you’ll be greatly helping your breasts from sagging.
Also, consider getting an assortment of bras for different activities. For example, if you’re exercising, it is recommended to wear a very supportive sports bra. This will keep the girls in place while you’re actively moving around. With a strong, supportive, sports bra, you can wrestle with gravity… and WIN!
On the other hand, if you’re not exercising, perhaps consider a push-up bra. These bras have extra padding on the outside and bottom of each cup, lifting the breasts up and in.
PRO: This is a huge help in reducing the affects of gravity
CON: This is only helpful when your clothes are on. Take it all off, and you’ve still got the same saggy breasts.
DO PECTORAL EXERCISES:
While some women believe these types of exercises reduce breast mass, when done moderately, they can firm up the bust-line and reduce sagging. Push ups, dumbbell flies, and chest presses all strengthen the pectoral muscles, which are found underneath the breasts. Do these exercises 3 times a week to tone up.
PRO: This is exercise, and exercise is always good for you and your overall health.
CON: Doing these exercises may not actually bring you the results you want, plus, if you stop exercising, your muscles will return to the way they were, and the sag will come back.
DRINK LOTS OF WATER:
Will this in itself keep your breasts for sagging, or even help to lift them? No, it will not. But drinking lots of water is very healthy, and to help eliminate sagging it is hugely important to stay hydrated. So keep the bottle of water nearby!
PRO: Same as the point above, this is just a really good thing to do for your overall health! Water is the best thing for you!
CON:Drinking water is great at keeping the elasticity of the skin, but using this by itself is not going to lift sagging breasts.
Moisturize your breasts twice a day to help keep and rebuild elasticity. And while you’re moisturizing, you can even try massage treatments. Advocated of gentle, non-erotic breast massage believe it gets rid of wastes from the tissues and increases blood flow. Therefore, this should help to tone and enhance the shape of the breast.
What should you use to moisturize? You have choices. Even just a regular body lotion will help to keep the skin hydrated and elastic. There are also creams designed especially for firming and tightening the skin. You are welcome to try one of these if you choose.
PRO: A combination of the right product, with dedicating time each and every day, can produce dramatic results.
CON: Be very careful what products you buy into. Make sure you research them thoroughly, as there are some products that are a little more questionable than others. Use our friend ‘Google’ and do your research. Read reviews of what other ladies have to say, and only buy into the products that have a proven track record.
USE THE POWER OF YOUR MIND AND GUIDED VISUALIZATION:
The practice of using mind power for lifting sagging breasts is not new. Studies have been conducted since the 1960s demonstrating the relationship between mind power and breast physiology. The research demonstrates that breast size, shape and fullness can be dramatically transformed by harnessing the power of one’s mind.
Guided visualizations, through downloaded audio programs, help ladies focus on creating the breasts they desire. When in a relaxed state, usually just before bed, participants are encouraged to listen to an audio, focus on what is being said, and visualize themselves with their desired breasts.
This method may sound farfetched to some, as it has not yet hit the mainstream, but it is slowly creeping in. Many ladies are giving it a try, and having great success.
PRO: This is a proven method that work on even more than just sagging breasts. It also improves self esteem and aids with weight loss. There are many benefits to this method.
CON: This will only work if you are open to the possibility that it just might help you. If you can believe it, you will achieve it.
In conclusion, from one woman to another, saggy breasts happen. It’s OK if your breasts are starting to head south. It’s totally normal. But you don’t have to live with saggy breasts forever. Try the suggested methods listed above and find the one that is right for you. Good luck to you lifting your sagging breasts!