Natural Breast Lift

I have sagging boobs and want to know what treatment is available. I don't want to do cosmetic surgery.

Doctor Answers (43)

Breast Lift Alternatives


The only alternative is surgery is a push-up or specialty bra.  I would suggest that you consult with a well trained board certified plastic surgeon in your area.

Columbus Plastic Surgeon
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Unfortunately not


There is no durable way to lift and reshape ptotic or droopy breasts without some type of surgical intervention. There are some laser companies that claim that their lasers, when applied onto the breast skin, can "lift" the breast, but when you look carefully at their before and after pictures, there is very little if any improvement, and certainly if you need a significant lift or have thin skin, this will absolutely not work.

If you are truly averse to any type of surgical procedure, the only option that isleft is a good bra with excellent support.

Shahram Salemy, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Improving the Look of Sagging Breasts

To achieve a lift in the breast and bring the nipple higher your only option is surgery. There are procedures which will add volume to the breast without surgery (e.g. fat grafting) however these will not provide the lift you are looking for.

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 76 reviews

Natural or non-surgical breast lift


There are no creams or exercises that can firm up your breasts. Other than the wounder-bra the only other thing is to get a breast implant in addition to breast lift. adding volume to the breast can to some extend reduce the extend of necessary breast lift and thus scars.

S. Sean Younai, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Non-surgical Breast Lift - Not effective


For sagging breasts with excess skin or a low set nipple, only a surgical breast lift can help place the nipple where it belongs and increase overall fullness of your breast. I would not waste money on any non-surgical options as you will likely regret it.

Ankit Desai, MD
Jacksonville Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Natural Breast Lift

Unfortunatley, there are no permanent non surgical solutions to correct breast prostosis or sagging boobs. Consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your surgical options.

Donna Rich, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Natural breast lift?

Surgery is the only thing you can do to make your breasts perkier. You can try strengthening your chest muscles, which may make your breasts protrude more, however it won't be that effective. Your only option is a bra if you don't want surgery.

Michael Constantin Gartner, DO
Paramus Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 60 reviews

Non-surgical treatment for sagging breasts?

A lot depends on how "sagging" your breasts are as well as the quality of your skin.  There is no non-surgical substitute for a breast lift if that is what you need based on a physical exam by a qualified surgeon.   If surgery is not for you, there are a lot of bras that help support breasts and create upper breast fullness. 

Best wishes,

Dr. Michelle Spring

Michelle Spring, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Non-surgical Breast Lift

Unfortunately there are no good nonsurgical techniques to lift sagging breasts. As we age breast tissue descends. The nipple moves lower on the breast. A breast lift uses incisions to elevate the nipple and areola. The skin is tailored and tightened. It leaves the breast with a lifted and more youthful appearance. Unfortunately this result can only be obtained with surgery. Changes in breast size can also be made during the surgery. Breast tissue can be removed to make the breast smaller, or an implant can be placed to augment the size of the breast.

If someone is averse to surgery to reshape the breast, then their only option is a supportive bra that can hold the breasts in the position that they desire.

Austin Hayes, MD
Portland Plastic Surgeon

Few non-surgical options to dramatically improve your breast shape

Although there are many creams and skin-tightening modalities on the market that claim to tighten skin, most will provide little or no longstanding significant improvement in breast shape.  A good support bra with padding may be a better investment.  If you do decide to consider cosmetic surgery, ask your plastic surgeon about all the different options to improve your breast shape because there are many options that all have unique advantages and disadvantages.

William Andrade, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

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