What to Do About Sagging Breasts

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Aging is just one reason a woman could have sagging breasts. Pregnancy also adds to the problem. The breasts get larger during pregnancy and lose elasticity afterwards. Further, physicians say fluctuations in weight make the breasts lose volume. Fortunately, there are ways to regain youthful, perky breasts and feel attractive again. The best of these methods is a breast lift.

Preventative Measures

There are simple lifestyle changes that help women maintain a youthful appearance. For example, medical evidence shows a correlation between smoking and sagging breasts. A recent study showed that women who smoked were more likely to develop sagging breasts after pregnancy. Further, smoking breaks down collagen in the body. Collagen helps the breasts stay firm.

Exercise and Diet

Exercise will not stop the breasts from sagging. However, the breasts are close to the pectoral area. Lifting weights and toning the area sometimes improves the overall appearance of the breasts. Additionally, staying fit prevents huge weight gains that contribute to sagging. Eating a healthy diet can help maintain the breasts’ perky position; however, this eventually won’t be enough.

A Good Bra

Wearing a supportive bra lifts the breasts and makes them look more attractive. However, the bra cannot stop breast sagging. Further, one should wear the correct size bra to be comfortable and get a lift. Still, this can only do so much. Once the bra comes off, the breasts are right back to where they were before.

How a Breast Lift Can Help Sagging Breasts?

Consider a breast lift if you’re unhappy with your sagging breasts. Surgeons advise women to wait until they’re finished having children. Consult with our board-certified plastic surgeon for the best information and results. The surgery is done in one of various ways depending on the amount of tissue that needs to be removed and other factors. It’s common to add implants during a breast lift for a fuller appearance. Further, the surgeon is able to correct areola size during this procedure.


Since a breast lift is a surgical procedure, there is a period of recovery involved. Patients can return to work in time once the surgeon has advised. Strenuous activities should be avoided for a set amount of time.

Why feel bad about your sagging breasts? A breast lift restores a woman’s confidence and makes her look and feel young again. Don’t let gravity and aging take a toll on you. Consult the professionals at Salas Plastic Surgery in Miami when you’re interested in lifting your sagging breasts. Contact our office today to book your consultation and get started!