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Four Surprising Habits to Keep Your Breasts Lifted

By Jaime Perez on July 10, 2014

We all know by now that aging affects our body in mysterious ways. Skin stretches, foreheads wrinkle, muscles and joints grow weaker, but there are worse things that can happen. Ladies, aging gracefully does not stop at using the latest exfoliates and creams to fight against facial aging, your breasts require proper care to avoid premature aging. Some females may have normal sized breasts and not have concerns for unwanted sagging, but in others large breast tissue may increase significant change in the breasts’ appearance. Of course the best solution to fight against unwanted sagging is with a breast lift, but there are very few solutions to help keep your breasts lifted and looking youthful for as long as possible.

A breast lift in Tampa, also known as mastopexy, is the gold standard procedure that is designed to reduce skin envelope, the amount of skin covering the breast, and reposition breast tissue to have the inframammary crease and height of the nipple is raised up to the natural position for a more beautiful shape. Female patients still have the luxury of taking precautionary measures to help maintain the natural breast position with a few common practices that every woman can benefit from. Here are the top four habits every woman can follow to help maintain supple shape and natural position before resorting to breast lift plastic surgery.

Wear a Proper Sports Bra

It is always a must to find the support you need with a properly fitted sports bra, especially during physical activity. Breasts are made of soft tissue connected to the chest wall by a number of ligaments and muscles, and over time the ligaments and muscles stretch farther than normal which cause sagging. Wearing a supportive sports bra that provides ample coverage for your breasts is crucial, particularly during high impact activities such as running or high intensity interval training.

Moisturizers and Sunscreen

It is true that creams and sunscreen cannot reverse the effects of current sagging breasts, but together they can work to help promote healthy and firm skin. Creams and lotions have the right balance of nutrients that protect delicate breast skin and those who apply sunscreen regularly to exposed parts of the chest protect against unwanted sun damage.

Practice Good Posture

You always rolled your eyes whenever your mother told you to sit up straight, but sitting up straight is actually great for your breasts. Poor posture only exacerbates the problem of drooping breasts. Sitting up straight promotes a youthful profile and can actually help make your breasts appear fuller than if you were slouching all the time. Start building better posture by including some daily exercises to strengthen the chest, shoulders and back, which will make it easier to maintain good posture throughout your 9 to 5 days.

Maintain Stable Weight

Any overweight body will have heavier and bulkier breast tissue. The more weight that a woman’s breasts have is the increased risk of stretching ligaments that support them. If you want to prevent damage to the ligaments in your breasts, then it is recommended to adopt a well-balanced diet to help maintain a healthy weight.

Breast Lift in Tampa

Every woman’s body is unique and responds differently to these common health practices. Natural aging is inevitable, so when common habits have been exhausted a woman can consider a breast lift to help restore the beauty and shape in her breasts. If losing volume is a concern, then it is possible to have breast augmentation in conjunction with a breast lift to maintain the current size of breasts. As per the recent study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), undergoing a breast lift may decrease the patient’s average cup size by one bra cup. The important thing to take away from a breast lift is that a breast lift patient will achieve a correct bra fit that is comfortable for her body.

If you are dealing with unwanted sagging breasts and see the need to improve breast shape this summer, schedule a consultation with our Plastic Surgery Tampa office and have us review your options for a more beautiful look. Breast lift with breast augmentation may be beneficial for you to maintain current volume and we will help recommend the best options for aesthetic improvement. Call us at (813) 877- 3739.

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