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Can You Regain Full Breasts After Losing Weight

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author image Lillian Downey
A Jill-of-all-trades, Lillian Downey is a certified Responsible Sexuality Educator, certified clinical phlebotomist and a certified non-profit administrator. She's also written extensively on gardening and cooking. She also authors blogs on nail art blog and women's self esteem.
Can You Regain Full Breasts After Losing Weight
Push-ups can help you build chest muscle. Photo Credit DaniloAndjus/iStock/Getty Images

Your waistline isn't the only thing that shrinks when you lose weight. Because your breasts are made up primarily of fatty tissue, significant weight loss sometimes leaves them looking deflated. Deflated breasts don't pose any medical problems because there's no standard shape for healthy breasts, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While there's no sure-fire way to regain your pre-loss bustline, you can use a few diet and exercise tricks to help improve their appearance and fullness. If you're interested in significant results, however, you'll need to seek treatment from a plastic surgeon.

Step 1

Can You Regain Full Breasts After Losing Weight
Work on building upper body strength. Photo Credit Jacob Ammentorp Lund/iStock/Getty Images

Build upper body strength, especially in your chest, to help fill out loose, sagging skin and tissue. While you cannot completely fill out loose breasts with muscle, you may be able to tighten your skin slightly and replace a small amount of lost volume with lean muscle. Perform chest exercises, such as cable crossovers, military presses, chest flys and bench presses.

Step 2

Can You Regain Full Breasts After Losing Weight
Strengthen the muscles in your back and shoulders. Photo Credit Antonio_Diaz/iStock/Getty Images

Strengthen the muscles in your back and shoulders that improve your posture. Improving your posture can provide a mini-breast lift and make you look taller and slimmer. Perform exercises like seated rows and push-ups to improve back and shoulder muscles.

Step 3

Can You Regain Full Breasts After Losing Weight
Build skin elasticity by consuming plenty of fruits and vegetables. Photo Credit LuminaStock/iStock/Getty Images

Build skin elasticity by eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants and selenium, which help prevent skin damage and loss of skin firmness.

Step 4

Can You Regain Full Breasts After Losing Weight
Stay hydrated to keep your skin firm. Photo Credit Slawomir Fajer/iStock/Getty Images

Remain hydrated to keep skin supple and firm. Dehydrated skin appears drawn and loose while hydrated skin appears plump and vibrant. Drink water in place of sugary colas and juices, and hydrate before, during and after each workout.

Step 5

Can You Regain Full Breasts After Losing Weight
Wear a supportive bra when you exercise. Photo Credit Maridav/iStock/Getty Images

Wear a supportive bra, especially when you exercise, to prevent gravity and excess movement from further stretching the ligaments associated with breast drooping. A supportive bra can also make your breasts look as large and full as they did before your weight loss.

Step 6

Can You Regain Full Breasts After Losing Weight
Talk to your doctor about breast reconstruction surgery. Photo Credit Catherine Yeulet/iStock/Getty Images

Talk to your doctor about breast reconstruction surgery if you lose a significant amount of breast volume. Your surgeon may recommend excess skin removal, a breast lift or breast implants to restore shape and fullness.

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