After Breast Lift: At-Home Habits that Help Breasts Stay PerkyPosted on January 10, 2020
It’s a big decision to have a breast lift. It’s an investment in yourself that can give you a huge boost to your self-esteem. And you want the results to last.
Clearly, you need to follow your doctor’s guidance in the days and weeks immediately after the procedure to promote healing and optimal results. But what steps can you take longer-term to help your breasts stay perky?
Here are some habits you can adopt at home to maintain your youthful shape.
Maintain Your Weight With Healthy Eating
The see-saw effects of weight gain and loss can take a big toll on the appearance of your breasts. Weight fluctuations cause the skin on your breasts and the supportive tissue inside to stretch and contract. Over time, this leads to a loss of elasticity and sagging.
Diet and exercise both contribute to weight changes. Exercise is important to your health, and we’ll get to that next. But healthy eating habits are a powerful factor in tipping the scales in the right direction.
If you want to keep your breasts in their newly perky form, it’s important to break the cycle of seasonal dieting and weight gain. Instead, get into the habit of eating healthy food in moderate portions as your new normal. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Switch to whole grains and stay away from refined carbohydrates. Drink water throughout the day. Keep unhealthy foods, like ice cream and fattening desserts, out of your house to eliminate temptation.
Once healthy eating becomes a habit, you’ll find that you enjoy eating better-quality food and that you have more energy. Good nutrition also contributes to healthy skin and is critical to your overall well-being.
You know that exercise is important to your overall health. The right kinds of exercise habits can also help you maintain the perkiness of the breasts.
First, we should dispel a myth. Many women avoid vigorous exercise out of fear that the bouncing will cause their breasts to sag. However, there is no connection between bouncing and breast sag. Especially with the use of a supportive sports bra, you shouldn’t worry about any exercise negatively impacting your breasts. On the other hand, there are loads of scientific evidence tying exercise to maintaining a healthy weight. And maintaining your weight is key to keeping your youthful breast shape and position.
So find a way to work regular exercise into your daily and weekly routine until it becomes a habit — something you do to feel good rather than something you have to force yourself to do.
Certain muscle-strengthening exercises can also help firm up the shape of your chest and improve your posture, both of which can have a modest effect on maintaining your breast-lift results. These include bench presses with dumbells, push-ups, and planks. If you belong to a gym, a trainer can show you other exercises to improve your upper body posture and strengthen your pectoral muscles, the muscles that lie just below your breasts.
Take Care of Your Skin
Use quality moisturizers and sunscreen to help your skin stay strong and firm. Skin tone and elasticity are factors in breast droop, and exposure to the sun’s UV rays is one of the biggest factors in skin damage. The chest is a common spot for sunburn, and that can weaken and coarsen the skin on your breasts.
Make it a habit to keep your skin moisturized. Use sunscreen regularly and avoid harmful overexposure to the sun.
Wear a Well-Fitted Bra
You’ll need to wear a supportive bra while you heal from your breast lift. After that, a well-fitted bra continues to be important, but for different reasons. Bras that give too much lift can actually weaken the muscles supporting your breasts. They may look great while you’re wearing them but aren’t the best option for everyday use. Instead, get yourself fitted with bras that provide some support but that allow breasts to do some of the work themselves. It’s worth getting a professional fitting at a lingerie store now that your breasts have been reshaped. The bras you had from before your surgery may not be providing the support you need.
Get a Free Professional Consultation
To learn more about how a breast lift can transform your appearance, make an appointment with Dr. David Kim and Dr. Eugene Kim at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery. Contact them today at (310) 746-5475 or send an online request to schedule a free consultation.