Pregnancy is an exciting time for many women, but very few are prepared for the effect pregnancy has on their bodies postpartum. Many new moms assume that they will automatically return to their pre baby shape immediately after giving birth. On the contrary, pregnancy can have an immense impact on several areas of a woman’s body.
As you grow, you will likely notice changes in your breasts, including sagging or loss of shape. Fortunately, it’s never too early or too late to maintain or restore the perky, youthful look to your breasts. Here are a few tips on how to keep your breasts looking young at any age.
A balanced diet is essential to keeping skin smooth, including the skin on your breasts. Foods high in fat and sugar can dry the skin or cause breakouts. Processed foods, such as chips and French fries, can make your skin oily, clog pores, and age the skin. Following a proper diet includes taking in lots of fluids, as hydrating can help your skin stay bright and fresh. Make sure to drink six to eight glasses of water a day to prevent the skin on your breasts from looking dry, flaky or wrinkly.
Maintain Your Weight
It’s inevitable that women will fluctuate in weight for a variety of reasons, including pregnancies and menstrual cycles. But an extreme change in weight can affect your skin’s elasticity and cause your breasts to sag. Try to maintain a weight that works for you, and avoid extreme diets that will cause you to lose a lot of weight in a short amount of time.
Just like your facial skin, the skin on your breasts can also get sun damage. Too much time out in the sun without sunscreen can lead to wrinkles and premature aging of the skin. Ultraviolet light breaks down the collagen and elastin that keeps your breasts firm, so it’s important to wear sunscreen while outdoors. Dermatologists recommend wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.
Many women remember to moisturize their faces daily but forget to moisturize the rest of the body, including their breasts. Moisturizing once a day keeps your breast skin hydrated and provides the needed nutrients to keep skin firm and smooth.
Standing up straight can do wonders to your appearance, including your breasts. Slouching can cause breasts to sag and drop while sitting up straight can make them look perky. Need help standing up straight? Try standing in front of a mirror with your shoulders back, your head and chin up, your back straight, and your chest pushed outward and upward. The better your posture, the more confident you look and feel.
Wear the Right Bra
It’s hard to believe, but researchers have found that eight out of 10 women do not wear the correct bra size. Wearing the right bra size gives your breasts the proper support they need to stay perky and look great. Several department stores offer to measure women’s bra sizes to help them find the right bra size. When exercising, opt for sports bras that support your breasts and protect them from getting hurt during high-intensity activities, such as running.
Smoking cigarettes can add years to your appearance, including your breasts. Tobacco damages the skin collagen and elastin on your breasts, causing premature wrinkles and sagging. Smoking also reduces blood flow and oxygen to the skin, causing it to dry.
You can give your breasts a “natural” lift by strengthening the pectoral muscles underneath your breasts. Exercises like chest presses and bench presses tighten and firm the pectoral muscles and can give your breasts a natural lifting effect. Core exercises like Pilates also help by improving your posture.
Perk Up With a Breast Lift
A breast lift can help restore beauty and shape to your breasts after they begin to droop or sag. This procedure removes excess stretched skin, reshapes the breasts and lifts the nipples to a higher position. The result is perkier, fuller, more young-looking breasts.
Would you like extra help achieving livelier, youthful-looking breasts? South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery specializes in helping women achieve perkier, younger-looking breasts through a breast lift and other breast surgery procedures. To find out more about a breast lift or any other cosmetic surgery procedures we offer, please call (954) 565-7575.