3 Post-Breast Lift Exercises to Maintain Perkiness
Nearly every woman we talk to at AW Plastic Surgery about breast augmentation or a breast lift has come into contact with a magical lotion or herbal remedy that promises to make their breasts bigger or perkier without surgery. Many have even spent a small fortune trying out these “miracle” products, only to wish they’d spoken to a plastic surgeon first. In reality, no cream or beauty product will ever cure what causes sagging breasts. Only surgery can do that.
Breasts sag because the tissues and Cooper’s ligaments — the connective tissues in the breasts that help maintain perkiness — begin to break down. As the breasts begin to lose their natural support, the skin around the breasts also tends to lose its elasticity. A breast lift, or mastopexy, addresses these issues by reshaping the breasts and removing excess skin.
After a breast lift procedure, you can take steps to help maintain your restored look, including eating a healthy diet and regularly exercising. Doing so will help keep your weight from fluctuating and improve muscle tone to present an even more flattering figure.
Make sure to consult with your doctor and wait until it’s safe to work out after your procedure. When it is, consider adding these three post-breast lift exercises into the mix specifically to maintain perkiness.
Dumbbell Pullovers for Perky Breasts
Many women rediscover their love for bikini tops and sports bras after a breast lift. Dumbbell pullovers are a great way to help you look sexy from both the front and rear views. It’s a simple exercise that only requires a small dumbbell and a bench.
The chest will take most of the impact of this exercise, which makes it great for perfecting a perkier bust. To perform a dumbbell pullover, start with a small dumbbell of about five to 10 pounds, then:
- Grab the dumbbell by the stem and recline on a bench. Make sure not to arch your lower back.
- Bend your knees and place your feet flat on the bench.
- Extend your arms, holding the dumbbell beneath the uppermost weight, and hold it over your chest.
- Keep your elbows straight, but soft, and lower the dumbbell behind your head until your forearms are about perpendicular to the floor.
- With your arms still fully extended, lift your arms and the dumbbell back up into the starting position.
Try doing two to three sets of about 10-15 reps and gradually increase the weight of your dumbbells overtime to keep building muscle mass.
Planks for All-Around Toning
Planks are a versatile exercise because they don’t require any equipment, have many forms, and are easy to do at home, the gym, or in a hotel room if you travel for work. They’re simple, have a low impact on your body, and won’t add much time to a workout routine you might already have.
Planks primarily target the abs but also work the upper body as you hold yourself up and resist gravity and your body weight. As you firm up your stomach, you’ll also build muscle mass in your chest, which naturally perks up your breasts and helps make your breast lift look even better.
Push-Ups to Tone Your Chest
Push-ups, like planks, are another exercise you don’t have to buy a single piece of equipment for. Also like planks, there are many varieties of push-ups, including incline, decline, flat, wide-arm, and walking. If you struggle with them, start out on your knees. Try adding two to three sets of 10 to 15 push-ups to your routine.
If you’ve had a breast augmentation in conjunction with a breast lift, make sure to check with your doctor to see if they recommend against pushups for your specific type, size, and placement of breast implants.
Want to Learn More About Your Breast Lift Options?
There’s no better way to treat sagging breasts than with a breast lift procedure. Creams, implants, and exercises before a breast lift can’t address the underlying loss of tissue and ligament integrity. A breast lift removes excess skin and raises your breasts to restore them to a more perky, youthful appearance.
If you’d like to learn more about how a breast lift with Dr. Anthony Wilson of AW Plastic Surgery in Portsmouth, NH, can help you achieve your cosmetic goals, please contact us with questions or to schedule a consultation.
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