When Life Takes Away Your Perks

How often do we, women, talk about boobs? Not often enough, but if there is one thing for sure about them, it is that we spend most of our waking hours judging them. Not other women’s boobs, of course, but our own. The first source of concern for many women all around the world is sagginess. 

Here’s one important fact for you: Sagging boobs is a natural part of the aging process, and it is also linked to motherhood Yet, even though we know and understand that it is a perfectly natural process, we can’t help but feel incredibly embarrassed and self-conscious about the whole thing. Boobs are often part of our own standards for beauty, and it goes without saying, saggy breasts can deeply affect our self-confidence and self-love. 

First of all, let’s address the elephant in the room. The stigma around sagging boobs is linked to society standards of beauty that value youthful appearance and flawless figures. Unfortunately, in a world of airbrushed images, natural women may feel intimidated. Is there anything you can do to reclaim perkiness? 

Weight loss

Weight loss is a tricky topic when it comes to your breasts. Extreme weight loss can lead to sagging, especially in younger women with a fuller breast. 

However, if you are someone who already struggles with some level of sagginess, weight loss may actually have the opposite effect. Indeed, as your body composition changes, your breast size may reduce too. This is not an absolute guarantee, of course, but if you lose a substantial percentage of body fat, it is highly likely to also affect your bra size. 

Now, this can be beneficial, as smaller boobs are less heavy, which means they can be perkier. However, one word of warning: Rapid and excessive weight loss will exacerbate the issue!

The perks of sports

There’s no denying that your breast muscles are considerably underused as a woman. So, engaging in physical activities and sports that help target chest muscles can be a game-changer. 

Let’s take sports at face value, though. Will exercise completely solve the issue? Not necessarily. Boobs defying gravity naturally are not just uncommon, they are not natural. However, what you can achieve with the right workout is some level of strength underneath the breast tissue. This can bring a little support and also help transform the natural shape of your boobs, which can make them appear perkier. 

The right bra size

It’s no surprise that a terrifying majority of women do not know their bra size. So, if you are one of those, here is how it can affect your boobs: It can lack support and increase sagginess. It could also lead to minor injuries and discomfort, such as bra wires poking at your skin or the bra cutting into your breast. 

Busty women, especially, as the first to struggle with this problem. Here’s some good news for you, girls: Your bad boys may not be sagging as much as you think. The wrong bra size will leave them undefended against gravity, movement, and everyday issues. You’ll be surprised how much can change once you get properly measured by a professional. 

Specialist creams for perky boobs

So, first of all, do these work? A lot of creams are said to improve breast firmness. They use active ingredients such as collagen and elastin, which will help tighten and hydrate your skin. 

A word of warning, though: The effect is temporary. So, the moment you stop using those creams, you will lose the perkiness. Is this a bad thing? Not necessarily, the same principle applies to face creams and serums too. Consider boobs cream a part of your routine skincare for long-term benefits. 

Boob surgery

For those seeking a more permanent solution to small sagging boobs, breast augmentation with implants can be a fantastic option. When it comes to larger natural boobs, your surgeon may recommend breast reduction instead. 

Breast augmentation is a common surgical procedure that involves the addition of implants beneath the breast tissue or chest muscles, which will enhance and transform the shape of your breasts. 

If you’ve already had breast augmentation surgery, did you know that sagginess may be one of the reasons for a breast implant revision? Deflated implants or implant shifting can affect the shape of your breasts and exacerbate sagging. 

The bottom line, surgery, either augmentative, reductive, or corrective can be a great tool to correct sagginess and improve the overall shape of your breast. It is important to note that surgery does not come without risks, so you want to ensure that you are healthy enough to lie down on the operating table. It’s best to run a full health check first and talk to a certified surgeon to prevent any potential risks. 

In conclusion, can we avoid sagging boobs? The answer is both yes and no. We certainly have a lot of tools at our disposal to improve their appearance. But it must come from a place of self-love rather than a place of self-disgust!

**This post has been contributed**