Can Exercise Prevent the Need for a Breast Lift?

By on 11/29/2016 in Blog, Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants, Breast Lift

Many women experience drooping breasts due to age, gravity, or pregnancy. Because it is a common problem, claims of exercise being able to remedy the issue have come about. Read on to learn whether this claim is true, as explained by Dr. Thomas Wiener.

Can Exercise Help?

The breast is a complex structure composed of fat, breast tissue, and retaining ligaments that sit over the pectoralis muscle of the chest. Because much of the breast is composed of fat, weight changes can affect the breast size and issues regarding sagging. “Exercise itself will not typically prevent the need for a breast lift because the breast is sitting on top of the muscle, so there's no actual change in the breast with muscle growth,” Dr. Wiener explained. “There can occasionally be some increase in firmness of the breast if the muscle is built up enough because of the underlying  volume increase.”

Why Would You Need a Breast Lift?

Changes in weight, such as weight loss through exercise and good eating habits or weight gain, can cause breast sagging to occur and may call for a breast lift, or mastopexy. It is important to understand that a breast lift will not actually raise the breast higher on the chest, but will elevate the nipple higher on the mound of the breast itself. This results in natural, more youthful-looking breasts.

Schedule a Consultation

During a consultation, you will be able to discuss your individual goals and expectations for breast lift surgery. Dr. Wiener will explain the procedure of interest in detail, and any questions of concerns can be addressed.  If you have questions regarding breast lifts or any other procedures, visit our blog. If you are located in the Houston, TX area and are interested in learning more about breast lift surgery, contact us today to schedule a consultation.