If you’re seeking relief from the physical strains of large, heavy breasts, attempting to reduce your breast size through dieting and exercise will likely provide limited results. While some patients may experience a mild improvement when they lose weight, dieting and exercise cannot address the anatomical factors that often cause excessive breasts, such as stretched skin, excess glandular tissue, and redundant fatty deposits. Some workouts can target and strengthen the chest muscles, but no amount of healthy eating and exercise will yield a vast “natural breast reduction” or recreate the outcome of a surgical procedure. While training can help with weight loss and help reduce any excessive fat tissue around this area, the amount lost ultimately depends on each woman’s metabolism and genetics.
Another matter to consider is the possibility of loss of fullness leading to sagging breasts. Breasts are made up of primarily fatty tissue and contain milk ducts and lymphatic tissues. Behind the breast is the pectoral muscle, and exercise can change breast size in a couple of ways. As you exercise more, you may lose weight, causing fat cells to shrink. Since the breasts are primarily fatty tissues, this can lead to a reduction of breast size, however some cardio for weight loss can even cause sagginess in breasts to worsen. This is because high-impact activity like running causes lots of repetitive up-and-down and side-to-side movement of your breasts, and all that figure eight-shaped movement appears to be one of many factors that can lead to sagging.
Certain exercises such as weight training (i.e., push-ups on a regular basis) may help strengthen the chest and pectoral muscles, which can lead to perkier boobs over time. However, no exercise can directly tackle the issue of sagging breasts, as they are purely made up of fat tissue. The firmness of the breasts is related to the skin quality and the size of the mammary gland.
In most cases, truly minimizing the symptoms of overly large breasts requires a breast reduction from a board-certified plastic surgeon. In certain instances, you may benefit from a breast lift, or mastopexy. As you may notice from our breast lift before-and-after photos, the aesthetic outcomes of both procedures are somewhat similar. A breast reduction can not only achieve a lighter, more comfortable breast shape, but it is also designed to yield a more proportional breast size in relation to your body frame. The result of breast reduction can be an improved body contour achieved almost immediately, as well as the ability to lead a more active lifestyle. Due to the health-related benefits commonly associated with a breast reduction, patients often consider it among the most rewarding cosmetic procedures available!
At Synergy Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeons are readily available to discuss your options at your complimentary consultation.
Their combined training and experience place them among the best plastic surgeons in Central Texas and have made Synergy the top Allergan breast augmentation provider in the region!
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