Breast Lifting Exercises

My breasts are starting to droop more as I get older. Are there any exercises I can do to lift my breasts? Will working on my pectoral muscles help?

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Exercises to avoid a breast lift.

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Thank you for your question.  I see a similar question frequently when it comes from the abdomen.  Most of my patients want to know what they can do to tighten loose breasts and abdominal skin after childbearing.  The the short and unfortunate answer is not much.

After childbearing the skin of the breast as well as the abdomen lose their elasticity.  Diet and exercise unfortunately cannot regain that lost skin tension.

The paradox of exercising, which I strongly encourage is that it will lead to less body fat which will ultimately further loosen the skin of the breast as well as the abdomen.  So paradoxically, patients who do everything right often wind up getting even looser.

If you work on your pecks enough you will diminish your body fat and get looser.

You may wish to see a board certified plastic surgeon who can at least give you options.


Hope this helps.

Breast lift exercise

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Unfortunately, there is no "breast lifting" exercise.  Our breasts sag with time and weight fluctuation.  Breasts get droopy as we lose the breast volume and retain the breast skin.  Breast lift rearranges underlying breast tissue and removes excess breast skin so that your breasts become perkier. No amount of muscle (pectoralis) exercise will correct the breast shape and excess skin.  

Exercises Don't Lift a Sagging Breast

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Unfortunately exercises do not lift the breast.

Exercising the pectoral muscles can reshape the chest, but will have no effect on breast position and little or no effect on breast shape.

Breast exercises for sagging breasts

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Thanks for your question.

Unfortunately, there are no exercises to stop or reverse breast droop. Breast ptosis (sag) can be caused by time or changes in breast size (through breast feeding or weight loss). These factors cause the elasticity of the skin and the Cooper's ligaments (internal supporting structures that keep the breast perky) to decrease. This leads to breast sagging.

There is no exercise that will reverse or prevent this. Exercise only helps the underlying pectoralis muscle but will not improve the sag of the breasts.

I hope this helps!

Breast Lifting Exercises

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Thank you for your question. There are no exercises that will lift your breast. A breast lift, or mastopexy is a surgical procedure used to raise and reshape sagging breasts.  Factors such as pregnancy, nursing, weight change, aging and gravity produce changes in the appearance of a woman’s breasts.  As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and begin to sag. If your breasts are small or have lost volume after pregnancy, breast implants inserted in conjunction with mastopexy can increase both firmness and size. There are a variety of different surgical techniques used for the reshaping and lifting of the female breast. I recommend that you make an appointment with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options.

Breast Lifting Exercises

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I wish that I had better news for you but unfortunately exercises will not do much to help lift the breasts.  The reason why is that breast ptosis, or breast droop, is the result of loose skin, poor skin elasticity and a loss of breast volume.  While diet and exercise are fantastic for ones general health and well being, these activities in the absence of a surgical intervention cannot do much to correct skin elasticity and the sagging of ones breasts.  
I would recommend seeking out a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast lift procedures.  This way your anatomy can be examined, your concerns can be addressed and you can at least be provided with what options are available to you to give you the results you hope to achieve.  All the best.

Exercise for Breast Lifting? Not Much.

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Getting in excellent shape helps the muscle tone and improves the appearance of the torso.  Don't sell fitness short! 

Unfortunately, exercises don't lift the breast much at all.  

Breast Lifting Exercises

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Thank you for your question.  Unfortunately, there are no exercises that can tighten sagging, excess skin.  Similar to the excess skin of the abdomen following pregnancy, excess skin of the breasts and other areas of the body can only be eliminated via surgical excision.  The scars from a breast lift tend to heal extremely well and fade with time.  

Breast lift exercises

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In sort there are no exercises to lift a breast or tighten skin. Gaining more muscle mass may help the overall appearance of the chest or arms, but it will not lift your breasts.

Breast Lift

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It would be great if there were some kind of exercise, magic wand or cream that could perk up the breasts. From the surgical standpoint, the best option for lifting the breasts is either a breast augmentation and/or a breast lift. Sometime a combination of the two procedures will provide the best results possible.

Joshua Kreithen, M.D.
Sarasota, FL

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