Gravity can be a real…downer! Okay, now that I’ve got that joke out of the way, let’s continue.
The problem with droopy or sagging breasts can be the result of several different factors. First, let’s discuss what your life-supporting boobs are made of. The breast is made of fat, skin, and breast tissue and they tend to change over time for a few reasons.
You’ve probably experienced small changes in your breast’s appearance throughout the month depending on where you are on your cycle. But in the long run, over time, the skin on our bodies loses its elasticity which can lead to breast sagging.
The Main Cause of Saggy Breast
There are ligaments in your breasts known as Cooper’s ligaments that help keep your breasts lifted, tight, and perky while you are young. Over time, gravity can cause these connectives ligaments to stretch, gradually resulting in boobs that sag or appear as if they’re pointing down.
The stretching of Cooper’s ligaments and resulting breast sag can also be influenced by a number of factors:
- Drastic weight change
- Lack of estrogen and/or coallagen
- Large breast
- and more
Weight fluctuations are a common factor and can cause changes in boobs. If you gained any weight followed by any kind of weight loss (Most Common Mistakes That Stop Weight Loss), the result could be sagging breasts…Pregnancy would be a great example of this kind of weight change.
The good news is, there are a few different natural solutions you can do to help with saggy breasts. Below are some solutions for saggy breasts you can incorporate doing today.
Solution #1 – Exercise for Sagging Breast
Best Exercises to Lift Saggy Breasts
You probably wish there was some muscle in the breast tissue, then all we would have to do is bust out some pushups every once in a while and we would have our perkiness back.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. While there isn’t any muscle in the breast tissue, there is the muscle behind the breast tissue. By toning these muscles behind your boobs you can give them a slightly lifted appearance. Not to mention, better posture, toned shoulders and arms which always look good in a dress.
To get you started on some simple bodyweight exercises (Bodyweight Burn Review) you can do at home to start working on those muscles, see below:
The tried and true pushup is a fantastic upper body exercise. There’s a reason we all had to do them in gym class as a kid because they work. Still today, at the gym, you’ll see people doing pushups. If you have trouble doing pushups, you can either drop your knees down, or you can start by leaning against a wall and doing them. As your strength grows, you can move on to more difficult pushups.
Bench Press or Dumbbell Press
If you have access to a few dumbbells or a gym, doing some bench press (Chest Press Machine vs Bench Press) with just the bar is a good start. Again, as your strength grows you’ll be able to slowly add some weight.
Planks are the first step in a pushup. By holding this position for 30 seconds, you’ll be hitting your chest, shoulders, and abs. It’s a great way to tone the entire upper body. If it feels too easy, slowly try to squeeze your hands towards each other. This will engage your pecs (chest muscles).
Plank with Shoulder Tap
Very similar to the plank, but a little bit more advanced, involves incorporating a should tap while holding the plank. As you can imagine doing a plank (albeit briefly) with one hand is more difficult than with both hands on the ground. The movement here is to get into the starting position, and lift one hand and touch the opposing shoulder, and then placing that hand back on the ground. Do the other hand, and alternate back and forth.
Things to Keep in Mind
If you can start doing a few of these exercises just a couple of times a week, you can feel and see some differences. Additionally, doing upper body workouts like shoulder workouts (Best Home Shoulder Workouts Without Weights), and back workouts will help keep your back straight and strong. As we get older we tend to curl inward, and this doesn’t help. So do both push and pull muscle upper body workouts.
Better yet, by incorporating a healthy diet, you can keep body fat to a minimum. If you’re lucky enough to have a high metabolism (How To Boost Your Metabolism) and you’re looking to fill out a bit, healthy foods like avocados, nuts, and coconut oil can help fill out loose skin and plump up the breasts.
Another solution is to wear a better bra.
Solution #2 – Better Bra Support
Best Bra Type for Saggy Breasts
I get it, we all have our favorite, most comfortable bra. We also have our best-looking bra for date night, that can really make the girls shine. And we have our everyday nothing special going o bra, and we have our professional or work bras. And that’s fine, but a properly fitting bra can help with sagging, even if it’s temporary.
The Coopers ligaments will slowly start to lose their elasticity over time. It’s just a fact of life. And once they have started to stretch out, there’s virtually nothing you can do to get that elasticity back. A quality bra can help support your boobs and help retain that elasticity in your ligaments.
The best bra for saggy breasts may use underwires, have front and side support, and might have a bit of padding. It primarily depends on what you’re looking for.
Below is my short-list of bras for saggy breasts.
Playtex (Editor’s Choice)
1) Playtex 18 Hour Bra – The Playtex 18 Hour Collection introduces a unique uplifting bra that works all day to offer ultimate lift and support. The comfortable wire-free design lifts and supports from the bottom to provide a great natural shape.
Features and Benefits:
If you’re looking to go wire-free, yet still looking for full coverage to avoid any spill out, this multi-styled bra might be best for you. The cushioned straps will help to avoid cutting into your shoulders as well as avoid falling off the shoulder, making more a more comfortable garment. Current users are saying “it’s the most comfortable bra ever!”
Chantelle Rive Gauche – (Runner up)
2) Chantelle Full Coverage – The rive gauche full coverage unlined bra is designed for all-day comfort and support. The three seams on the cups providing a slimming effect. The beautiful stretch lace is soft and lays flat under clothing. The Full-coverage, stretch lace cups adapt to your shape and provide maximum containment and support, while the flat seams inside the cups work to center and lift the bust, creating a flattering, feminine shape that is ideal for everyday wear.
Features and Benefits:
This underwire, full-coverage bra has fully adjustable straps, full-support lift, stretch vintage style lace cups that adapts to your shape, all while providing a slimming appearance. You can look and feel your best in this one.
Fruit of the Loom (Budget-Friendly)
3) Fruit of the Loom – from a brand that you can recognize and trust, Fruit of the Loom makes my list. The Fruit of the Loom women’s seamless wire-free lift bra is the smooth and supportive style you’ve been searching for. This bra is made of soft, stretch fabric that provides all-day comfort. Padding designed with a bottom bump to perfectly lift and shape, so that you’re always looking and feeling your best!
Features and Benefits:
If you’re looking at a bit of padding and extreme comfort this Fruit of the Loom line hits the spot. If wires seem to poke and prod or you have sensitive skin, these take the cake. They’re affordable, fit well, and come in a variety of colors.
Solution #3 Hydrate
You’ve heard it a hundred times, but drinking plenty of water is so good for you. It’s especially good for the skin. Staying hydrated helps increase elasticity in the skin as it stays moisturized for longer. Increased elasticity in the skin implies delayed sagging of the skin, which is a major contributing factor to saggy breasts.
Benefits of Preventing Saggy Breasts
There are several reasons why delaying or preventing your boobs from sagging will benefit you. Some are no-brainers, but other benefits might suprise you.
As your boobs begin to sag or droop they don’t have or maintain the perky shape we all had when we were younger. If the shape is important to you, preventing or finding solutions to sagging breasts can boost your self-esteem.
As your breasts begin to sag, it can affect your neck and back muscles, causing a bit of strain. This is especially true if you have larger breasts. I’ve spoken to a lot of women who are always in a bit of pain from having large boobs. If you can prevent your boobs from sagging, keeping them up higher can help relieve neck and back pain associated with sagging boobs.
If your boobs sag and start to rub on your upper belly, this can cause skin irritation. This becomes very noticeable if you exercise a lot or live in a warmer climate. We can all probably relate to that underboob sweat mark. This can lead to itchy dry skin or even rashes. Keeping your girls up high and preventing them from rubbing on your upper abdomen will alleviate any skin irritation.
Conclusion of Solutions for Saggy Breasts
We can’t turn back the clock but we can take preventative measures (How To Maintain Good Health) to slow it down. We can exercise well, eat better, and wear better fitting clothing, all of which will help with sagging breasts. Take the aforementioned solutions to heart so you can look and feel your best all day every day.
FAQ on Solutions for Saggy Boobs
How do you get rid of saggy boobs naturally?
Maintaining a proper diet and exercise routine will help the appearance of sagging boobs. Also, drink plenty of fluids.
Can you fix saggy breasts?
Time and aging are inevitable. As your skin loses its elasticity, the result can be droopy boobs.
Will surgery fix my saggy breasts?
For some, surgery is an option. Implants and breast lifts are common procedures for sagging breasts.
What exercises fix saggy boobs?
Your breasts are connected to the pectoralis major muscle. So by strengthening this muscle, you can reduce the appearance of sagging. Pushups and bench press are great exercises for the chest.
At what age will my boobs start to sag?
There is no certain age that boobs will start to sag. For some it could start to happen in your 20’s while some women in their 40’s continue to have perky boobs.