Seven Tips for Young, Perky Breasts
Over time, all women can expect some degree of ptosis, or breast sag. The natural aging process, gravity, pregnancy and menopause all contribute to the gradual drooping and sagging of the breasts. While these factors are unavoidable, there are ways you can maintain the youth and beauty of your breasts for as long as possible. Here, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ronald DeMars shares seven tips for perkier breasts.
- Wear a Supportive Bra
- Quit (or Don’t Start) Smoking
- Exercise Your Chest Muscles
- Moisture Your Breasts Daily
- Avoid Sunbathing
- Maintain a Healthy, Stable Weight
- Consider Breast Lift Surgery
Proper breast care starts with the bra you wear. A loose and/or unsupportive bra won’t protect the breasts from bouncing. Too much bouncing puts stress on the breasts, gradually leading to breast sag.
Not only does smoking dry and dull the skin, it also damages collagen and elastin, the two proteins that keep your skin, including the breast skin, firm and elastic. Smoking also compromises the beauty of your breasts by creating wrinkles and sagging skin.
By strengthening the pectoral muscles underneath the breasts, you can achieve a subtle, yet natural breast lift. Additionally, exercising the muscles on your back, chest, arms and abdomen will help you maintain good posture, instantly making you look slimmer and your breasts perkier.
Moisturizing not only hydrates your skin, it also keeps it strong and firm. A good moisturizer should be rich in nutrients like Vitamin C to maintain the breast skin’s elasticity. Moisturizing daily also promotes collagen production, which keeps breast skin tight and prevents sagginess.
Too much sun exposure leads to noticeable signs of aging, including wrinkles and sagging skin. Limit your time outdoors and remember to apply sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 30 or higher to all areas of skin that are exposed, including the breasts.
Extreme weight gain and loss, especially in a short amount of time, weakens the breast tissue and skin. While some weight fluctuation (such as during pregnancy) is inevitable, the best way to avoid ptosis is by maintaining a stable, healthy weight. If you do choose to lose weight, do so at a gradual pace. Avoid crash diets and exercise regularly to keep the muscles strong and the skin firm.
If you have incorporated these habits into your everyday routine and are still concerned about breast sag, it may be time to seek professional help. Dr. DeMars is a talented and experienced plastic surgeon who performs breast lift surgery on women who seek perkier, younger-looking breasts. The procedure removes excess, drooping skin, restoring breast shape. The procedure also lifts the nipple and breast to a higher position on the chest wall for a more youthful appearance. Depending on your aesthetic goals and concerns, Dr. DeMars may recommend combining breast lift with implants, for fuller, perkier breasts.
To learn more about your breast enhancement options, schedule a personal consultation with Dr. DeMars. Please call his Portland office at (503) 253-3458.