Ways to Help Prevent Your Breasts from Sagging
Dr. Bishop has long been recognized as one of the best plastic surgeons in Utah, with a specialty in Mommy makeovers and breast augmentation. Common questions that he regularly answers include those about how the need for breast surgery for sagging breasts could be prevented, if not for the patient, but for her daughters. While there is no way to completely prevent sagging breasts, there are some lifestyle choices that influence the degree of sagging.
Diet and healthy lifestyle
Eating a well-balanced diet can help your overall heath and keep your skin’s elasticity. For those who eat healthier foods, it is generally expected that their weight is in the target zone, which also can cause sagging. Rapid weight gain or loss is associated with a higher risk/degree of sagging.
Exercise with support
While the breasts are composed of fatty and fibrous tissue, there are ligaments that support the breasts that are attached to the chest muscle wall. Targeting these areas can reduce your chance of getting saggy, since stronger tissue can support the breast tissue more effectively.
Support the girls
Yes, those girls. Wear a supportive bra, especially when exercising. You know that you have good support when your breasts don’t move when you are exercising. Basically, if you bounce, you need more support. Straps in a sports bra should be wide enough to carry the load, so to speak, usually an inch or so wide. Daily bras should also support the breasts. If you are large busted, wearing a sleep bra can help.
Or, if you’re French, don’t hoist and raise the girlies
Yep, you read that right. There is a study done in France that suggests that wearing supportive bras makes no difference in future sagginess. This study has not been replicated and had a highly limited sample size, so these results are in question.
After each shower, take time to moisturize your skin with lotion or cream to improve your skin’s elasticity. This small daily practice can keep your skin looking great.
Age and gravity
No matter how hard you try to avoid droopy breasts, at some point gravity and age win and the girls start to slide. For many women, this makes them very uncomfortable and visiting Dr. Bishop to discuss options for breast augmentation in Utah County is their preferred option.
Come on in and we’ll see what we can do to help.