6 Popular Myths About Causes Of Breast Sagging And Ways To Improve It

Lifestyle & Health

When you look through a fashion or sports magazine, you see women with perfectly shaped breasts. Most of those are heavily photoshopped, but some women are simply lucky enough to have been born with the genes that give them perky breasts. But there are factors other than genes that influence the way your breasts look. And there are plenty of myths about things that can make your breasts sag and things that can improve the situation.

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Here are 6 of them:

1. Wearing a bra in your sleep can help prevent sagging.

There is no evidence that sleeping in your bra can make your breasts look perkier. Wearing or not wearing a bra during nighttime is only a question of comfort.

2. Pouring cold water on your breasts can make them firmer.

The idea behind this claim is that cold water can shrink the tissue in your breasts, giving them a better appearance. Cold water can make the skin of your breasts more elastic, but it doesn't have an effect on breast tissue.

3. There are exercises that can significantly improve the shape of your breasts.

Breasts are composed of fat and glandular tissue, but not of muscle tissue. There are no exercises that target the breasts themselves, but you can improve their appearance to some extent by doing exercises that target pectoral muscles (chest muscles). Speaking of exercises, wear a sports bra when you hit the gym or go for a run to keep your breasts in place and prevent the tissue from stretching.

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4. Eating specific foods can give you firmer and perkier breasts.

While there are no specific foods that can give you better-looking breasts, eating an overall healthy diet and drinking enough water can help maintain their shape and keep the skin on the breasts in a healthy condition.

5. Breastfeeding causes your breasts to sag.

Studies have found no connection between breastfeeding and breast sagging. What really makes breasts sag is weight gain during pregnancy. In this case, the breasts usually get back into shape over some time.

6. You can't do anything to prevent breasts from sagging.

Your age and genes are among unchangeable factors that influence the shape of your breasts. But you can keep them looking good by maintaining a healthy weigh, avoiding excess exposure to harmful UV rays, and leading an overall healthy lifestyle.

For those who aren't satisfied with the shape of their breasts, there are certain procedures that can enhance their appearance - there is no shame in having surgery or other procedures to get the perfect breasts you want. If this is your option, just be sure it's done by certified professionals.

Source: Prevention, Health, Express.co.uk

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This article is purely for informational purposes. Do not self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for harm that may result from using the information stated in the article.

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