Every woman out there loves to have perfectly shaped breasts and wants them to remain that way throughout her life. Sadly, that doesn’t happen in most cases. Breast sagging is a natural process wherein the breasts lose their suppleness and elasticity, and begin to sag down.
Although this physical process would most usually set in when the woman reaches her mid- 40s’, certain factors can lead to a woman developing saggy breasts at a very young age itself (even in her 20s’.)
Finding out the exact reason for saggy breasts is half the battle won in trying to find out a way to correct them. Accordingly, some of the most common causes for saggy breasts in women include negligence, improper care, childbirth, breastfeeding, nutritional deficiencies, age, existing medical ailments like breast cancer and tuberculosis etc., wrong sized bras, menopause and of course the earth’s gravitational pull.
USEFUL HOME REMEDIES FOR SAGGY BREASTS
Most women opt for surgery to correct saggy breasts. In addition to being extremely expensive, these surgeries would not deliver desirable results in most cases. Added to this is the worry of side effects that can be detrimental to the individual’s overall health.
As a suitable alternative, one can opt for natural home remedies to correct saggy breasts. In addition to being equally effective as other conventional treatments, these remedies would not cause harmful side effects and would not cost much either. Here are some of the most common home remedies for saggy breasts.
ADD MORE NUTRITIONAL VALUE TO YOUR MEALS
Nutritional deficiencies can prevent the nutrients needed for breast growth and support from reaching the breasts. For instance, a protein deficiency can result in the breast muscles losing their strength and firmness, thereby leading to saggy breasts.
Therefore, it is considered essential to eat foods that are nutritionally rich and contain at least a few essential nutrients like proteins, vitamins, calcium, minerals, carbohydrates and essential fats etc. Accordingly, some of the foods that you need to include in your meals every day would include tomatoes, onions, carrots, cabbages, broccoli, cauliflower and garlic etc. in order to get your breasts back in shape.
EXERCISES TO CORRECT SAGGY BREASTS
Certain exercises can help tone the connective tissues and muscles present in the breasts, and prevent them from sagging. These exercises can also effectively lift up and firm sagging breasts. Here are some of the more common exercises often recommended for the same purpose.
Lie down flat on your back on the floor. Hold a dumbbell in each hand (a weight of 2-lb each would be appropriate). Your hands should be placed right above your chest. Extend your arms upwards until they are straight.Hold this position for 10 counts and then lower your arms back down until they nearly touch your chest. Hold this position for 10 counts as well. Repeat the exercise for at least 10 times every day.
Raise your arms high above your head and join the palms. Stand straight and push your arms upwards as much as possible (like extended stretching). Maintain this posture for about 20 counts and lower your arms slowly to your sides. Repeat this exercise for 15 times at regular intervals throughout the day for quick and effective results
Lie down on your stomach on the floor or a flat surface. Keep your knees bent and your ankles crossed. Now place your palms parallel to your shoulders on the floor and bend your elbows.Keeping your ankles crossed, use your palms to raise your torso off the ground. Lower your body after 5 counts, making sure you don’t touch the floor when you come back down. Repeat this exercise for about 15 times every day.
Lie down on your back on the floor and hold a dumbbell in each arm. Extend your arms upwards until they are straight. Slowly lower the arms to either sides of the body, making sure you don’t bend your elbows in between. Don’t let your arms touch the floor as well.Rather, stop a few inches above the ground. Maintain this posture for about 10 counts and bring your arms back above your body. Repeat this exercise for about 10 times every day to strengthen the chest pectoral muscles.