How to Fix Saggy Breasts

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As you age, your skin loses elasticity and your breasts naturally start to sag. Factors such as smoking and multiple pregnancies may cause your breasts to sag more than if you had not smoked or given birth, but sagging, drooping skin is still a normal part of the aging process. If you have saggy breasts that bother you, you have options for firming them up. From quick home fixes that make your breasts look perky again to permanent surgical procedures, choose the method that is right for you.

Step 1

Get a professional bra fitting. Wearing bras that are too loose or stretched can make your breasts appear saggier than they are, reports Allure.com. Look for a shop that specializes in bras and bra fittings. Make an appointment to get measured and ask your salesperson to help you find a bra to minimize sagging.

Step 2

Replace your bras when the elastic wears out. Wearing a worn-out bra can lead to saggy breasts, says Allure. Hand wash your bras and hang them to dry to help the elastic last longer. A frequently worn and washed bra lasts about a year.

Step 3

Exercise to help get your saggy breasts back into shape. Focus on chest exercises to tone your pectoral muscles and lift your breasts, making them appear perkier. Perform push-ups daily to work your chest area. Lie on your back on a workout bench and use weights to perform chest flies and further work your pectoral muscles.

Step 4

Visit a plastic surgeon. Ask the doctor about your options for surgical procedures that can help make your breasts less saggy. Consider a breast lift to remove excess skin and reposition your breasts so they are returned to their former perkiness. Women with small, saggy breasts are the best candidates for breast lifts, advises the State University of New York's Department of Surgery.

Tip

Don't bother with pills or creams that claim to make your breasts firmer. These treatments are proven to have no effect on saggy breasts, Parents.com reports.

Warning

Check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise program, especially if you have recently given birth.

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