By: Dr. Masoud Abdar
1: DO CHEST EXERCISES AND PUSH-UPS PROMOTE PERKINESS?
Putting yourself through a gruelling push-up routine regularly will work out the surrounding muscles, and while the exercise can help promote tighter pectoral muscles over time, no exercise can directly tackle the sight of sagging breasts.
This is because breasts are purely made up of fat tissue. The firmness of the breasts is related to the skin quality and the size of the mammary gland.
Women will experience a deterioration of these two physical characteristics as they age, because the skin will become less elastic and the size of the gland will decrease.
2: DOES WEARING A BRA IN BED PREVENT SAGGING?
Even Halle Berry confessed in an interview that she would wear a bra in bed to prevent sagging breasts. But this is a false misconception.
Wearing a bra can even aggravate the saggy effect as its wire support works against gravity, weakening the breast’s natural ability to self-lift.
3: WILL SPLASHING WATER ON YOUR BREASTS KEEP THEM FIRM?
There is a common misbelief that splashing cold water on the breasts could cause the tissue to shrink, which will lift the boobs, contributing to a perkier shape.
This remedy will only serve to increase the skin’s elasticity only immediately, and won’t help to firm.
4: WEARING A LARGER BRA CAUSES SAGGING?
Opting for a large bra can help to create a fuller looking cup size, and there is no scientific evidence to suggest that wearing a large bra contributes to sagging breasts.
5: CAN RUNNING HELP PREVENT SAGGING?
Exercise is always recommended because it contributes to a healthier lifestyle.
*However, when training, women should wear sports bras to counteract the tugging and sagging effects.
6: WILL CHEST EXERCISES MAKE YOUR BREASTS SMALLER?
Don’t let this thought keep you from exercising and staying healthy. Training helps with weight loss and, as a consequence, can reduce any excessive fat tissue around this area, but the amount depends on each woman’s metabolism and genetics. Again, wear sports bras and eat a nutritional, balanced diet.
7: IS THERE ANYTHING TO PREVENT SAGGING BOOBS?
If you are healthy, eat well, exercise and avoid excessive exposure to UV rays and smoking, this will play a significant role in maintaining the quality of your skin and breasts.
Deter away from yo-yo dieting, as it is detrimental on the breasts because it causes skin to loosen and creates stretch marks, which are difficult to remove.
Applying creams which can improve the skin’s complexion and prevent its aging is also helpful.