There is an abundant amount of information on the internet regarding how to improve the appearance of just about any body part using only diet and exercise, and maybe a few snake oils. Many sites claim that a woman can lift sagging breasts by performing certain exercises, such as bench presses or pushups. We are often asked about our position on these assertions, and there are some who may not be thrilled with our response. That being said, our role is to provide truthful information about what can and cannot be achieved with any given method. So here it goes . . .
When it comes to sculpting and toning the muscles beneath the breasts, specific exercises really can help. However, it is not only the muscle tone in this area that supports the position of the breasts on the chest wall. Therefore, there is a limited degree of improvement possible with healthy diet and exercise alone.
The Underlying Cause of Sagging Breasts
Across the body, there is a certain amount of tissue loss that occurs with age. We see this on the face, as cheeks tend to become flatter over time. We see this on the breasts as a result of aging, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and of weight loss. Oh, and let’s not forget that little thing called gravity. The volume loss that occurs in the breasts has nothing to do with the muscle that lies beneath. In the end, that means that a healthy diet and lifestyle, including specific chest-toning exercises, is nothing more than a good way to stay physically fit and filled with energy.
Resolving the Issue at Hand
To engage in months of intense exercise could lead to frustration if you’re after the wrong goal. If the desired result from all this effort is to restore more perkiness to the breasts, the straightest path to get there is a consultation with your trusted cosmetic plastic surgeon. Breast lift surgery is designed specifically to reshape and reposition the breasts to a higher place on the chest. This procedure does not need to involve augmenting the breasts with implants, only the restructuring of your natural tissue to bring out body-enhancing curves.
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