If you want to build your calf muscles or your biceps, chances are you can do so by hitting the gym a few days a week. Would the basic principles of strength-training apply to specific concerns, such as sagging breasts? This is an important topic of discussion for any woman struggling with her body image due to changes revolving around this part of her body. To be told that focused exercise like fly’s and bench presses can lift sagging breasts can feel like a much-needed lifeline. However, believing this theory could also lead to unnecessary frustration. Let’s dig deeper . . .
The Battle Between Muscle and Fat
Basic anatomy dictates that fat resides on top of muscle tissue. Think of your abdominal area. It wouldn’t matter how many crunches you performed; if there is too much fat lying over abdominal muscles, that six pack is going to remain hidden. The same idea extends to the breasts. Breast tissue is fat and glandular in nature. Each of these types of tissue expands under certain circumstances, such as weight gain, pregnancy, and nursing. When the breasts expand, so does the skin that covers them. This is where the issue of sagging may occur; here, and due to the natural deflation of tissue that happens with age. So, even if underlying muscle tissue is toned and tight, no support is given to breast tissue nor the skin.
Spinning class is for weight loss, not for spinning your wheels. If you are striving for overall health and wellness, exercise is necessary. If you are seeking perkier, younger-looking breasts, the way to achieve this is with breast lift surgery, or mastopexy. This short procedure focuses specifically on the position of existing breast tissue. By removing the appropriate amount of skin, we are able to heighten the breasts to a better location on the chest wall. In so doing, we can help you regain that sense of confidence that has been lost.
Learn more about breast lift surgery with your South Miami surgeon Dr. Alan Serure. Call 305-669-0184.