There are a number of home remedies for regaining the firmness of saggy breasts, including regular pectoral exercises, olive oil massaging, ice massaging, cucumber and egg mask, vegetable oils and essential oils in different forms. Regaining the firmness of saggy breasts is very important for breastfeeding mothers, but it is important to take precautions while doing any exercises or changing your diet and behavior during your pregnancy.
Before we analyze some of the solutions for sagging breasts, it is important to understand what some of the causes are, so you can specifically direct your preventative techniques or treatments.
Causes of Sagging Breasts or Loss of Firmness
Age is an important factor in the reduction of firmness in the breasts. Size is not important, but it is important to have a firm and properly-shaped breast if you want to keep your breasts healthy and effective.
According to various studies, it is understood that when a woman reaches her late thirties, the skin of her body becomes loose and begins to show signs of aging. This is especially true in the breasts, particularly if a woman has gone through a pregnancy, according to the Oregon Institute of Breast Health Education. The chest tissues become looser while breast feeding, therefore after nursing a child, breasts lose their firmness and shape, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It is safe to say that the main reasons or causes of reduced breast firmness are age and breastfeeding.
Some diseases are also connected to sagging, loose, or “fallen breasts”. Breast cancer or respiratory conditions like tuberculosis can cause a significant weakening of the cells and internal organ structure, so there is very little support for the breasts, and subsequently, they begin to sag and fall. Excessive consumption of nicotine, alcohol, and carbonated beverages have all been associated with premature aging of the skin and weakening of the cellular structure, so cut down on these damaging agents in your body, and you will probably see a positive improvement in the firmness of your breasts.
There are a wide variety of creams and lotions available on the market today to tighten and tone up skin, but these solutions often have a dangerous amount of side effects, so be sure to consult your medical specialist or gynecologist before starting this form of at-home treatment.
The best way to go about regaining firmness in your breasts is an organic home remedy. They are very effective without any side effects, and they are also far less expensive. One relatively safe option is a formal operation, like breast firmness surgery, but there is not sufficient evidence that the effects are long-lasting. Apart from that, there is always a danger to surgery, and there is never a guarantee against complications when you go under the knife!
Following are some of the home remedies that can help you get rid of sagging breasts and achieve the the firmness you desire. Exercises and massage are actually the best ways to keep your breasts firm and in proper shape, but we will explore many more of the home remedies below.
Home Remedies for Adding Firmness to Sagging Breasts
Breast Exercise: One of the best ways to add firmness to breasts is pectoral exercise. The easiest and most popular exercise is to do push-ups, which strengthen the pectoral muscles beneath the breasts. Overall, it will help to shape up the breast and reduce the excess fat deposits around the chest. Lifting weights can also strengthen pectoral muscles, including arm curls, chest presses, dumbbell flys (on your back, arms out to the sides, rising above you), and many other variations you can try that make you feel your chest muscles working.
Yoga: The benefits of yoga for the entire body have been widely studied, and it is primarily a mechanism of toning the body and increasing flexibility. Some of that toning can occur within the breast, depending on which positions you commonly practice. Different yoga styles focus on different parts of the body, so those that focus on the upper body, shoulders, pectorals, or upper arms are best for adding firmness to breasts. Some of the best positions for strengthening the chest muscles are the Triangle Pose, the Cobra Pose, and the Standing Forward Bend. Certain yoga positions also battle the effects of gravity, which is a major component of sagging breasts. Try headstands, back-bends, and the Inverted Leg Stretch to reverse some of the negative effects of gravity on your breasts.
General Physical Activity: There are some normal behaviors and physical activities that are detrimental to the firmness of breasts. Some of them are unavoidable, but by being conscious of these movements, you can reduce how often you do them, or at least the way that you do them. Excessive forward bending, jogging, and running can all speed up the sagging behavior of your breasts. The jerking motions stretch the skin and the muscles, making it more difficult to correct and reverse the effects. However, the benefits of jogging and running are well known, so many women still want to participate in these exercises. A solution is to buy appropriately sized sports bras that reduce movement of the breasts. Some women even wear two sports bras to completely isolate the breasts from excessive movement during jogging or other physical activities and sports.
Massage: Massage your breasts at least 2-3 times per week with olive oil. It will help add firmness to the skin as well as improve the skin tone and texture. It will also tone your chest and increase the elasticity of the skin. Massage draws blood to the surface of the skin, and increased blood flow stimulates muscle growth, cell repair, and other beneficial activities that will reduce the appearance and severity of sagging breasts.
Posture: Poor posture is one of the most overlooked causes of sagging breasts. By lowering your shoulders and hunching forward, you are not giving any structural support to your breasts, and they hang freely, completely at the mercy of gravitational forces. Poor posture can also exacerbate any back pain or muscle soreness you have from large breasts, which happen to be the type of breasts that show signs of sagging the most dramatically.
Ice Massaging: Ice massaging can be another effective form to regain firmness in sagging breasts and uplifting them. Take two cubes of ice and massage it in a circle around your breast for at least a minute. Don’t do it for too long, as the skin of the breast is very sensitive. This will help tighten and tone the skin of your breasts. Cold temperatures naturally tighten up skin and slow cellular movement. This is a good technique when combined with immediately putting on a properly fitting bra and then staying in some sort of reclined position to allow the effects of the cold to sink in, thereby increasing the effects.
Special Bras: It is very important to consider the kind of bras you wear if you are not happy with how saggy your breasts have become. You need to select the appropriate bra which makes the breast look firm and provides enough support to keep it high and tight. There are special bras available in the market which have strong support holders at the cup bottoms which lift your breast and keep them firm. Usually, the employees at lingerie stores or department stores are able to point you in the right direction for the bra which will best satisfy your needs.
Breast Mask: Some people also choose to use a breast mask once a week. To prepare the mask, grind a cucumber and add an egg yolk, then add some butter or natural cream into the mixture. Blend the ingredients into a paste and apply it to your breasts, allowing it to sit for around 15 – 20 minutes. Then, wash it off. This technique will help strengthen the tissues of the breast and add firmness to them.
Vegetable Oil: You can also use vegetable oils like almond oil or grape seed oil to massage onto your breasts. It will help the nourishment of the skin, toning the structure and giving extra zeal. One can add essential oils along with vegetable oils, if you think it is required. Olive oil has long been suggested as one of the best oils to use,
Essential Oils: Carrot oil, cypress oil, fennel oil, lemongrass oil, and spearmint oil are some of the essential oils which can also help or be used to increase the firmness of sagging breasts. Do not use more than 2 drops every time you massage the breast as they are very strong and can cause a burning sensation. It would be best to use them in a mixture along with other vegetable oils.
References: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and Oregon Institute of Breast Health Education