How to lift sagging breasts after a baby

Updated April 17, 2017

Having a baby takes a toll on your entire body. During pregnancy, your uterus gets bigger and your breasts can increase by one or more bra sizes. After giving birth, your breasts will most likely change size again, but rapid inflation and deflation of your breast tissue can cause the skin to sag. There are various methods you can try to lift your breasts back up to where they used to be.

Perform push-ups. Since your breasts are made from fatty tissue, you cannot firm them as you would do with muscle tissue. But you can slightly lift your breasts by strengthening the pectoral muscles behind them. Get down on all fours. Place your hands a little wider than your shoulders and straighten your legs while balancing on the balls of your feet. Contract your belly and keep your body straight as a plank. Inhale and bend your elbows up to 90 degrees to lower your upper body toward the floor. Exhale as you push yourself back up to the starting position. Perform half push-ups (with your knees resting on the floor) if you are not strong enough to do full push-ups.

Purchase a push-up bra to lift your breasts. Have the sales person take your measurement so that you buy the correct bra size. Try the bra on and look at your body profile in the mirror. Push-up bras can lift your breasts to give you subtle to maximum cleavage.

Consult your doctor about undergoing breast lift surgery, also known as a mastopexy. During the surgery, the nipple gets repositioned on the breasts, thereby giving the appearance that the breasts are lifted. Breast lift surgery can also be combined with breast enlargement surgery.

Make a breast mask and apply it to your breasts once a week. Grind a cucumber and mix it with an egg yolk. Apply the mixture to your breasts and leave it on for up to 20 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water. A breast mask helps tone and lift the breast tissue.

Shower cold water over your breasts followed by warm water. Go back and forth between cold and warm water. This stimulates circulation and firms the breast tissue.

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