How to Keep Your Breast Implants Perky
Breast augmentation is an investment—so women want to enjoy their results for many years. It’s an unavoidable fact, though, that all breasts naturally sag over time. Patients often ask how they can keep their breasts perky for as long as possible after surgery. Luckily, there are plenty of things patients can do to support their breast augmentation results.
I like to remind my Fort Worth patients that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Little changes can add up to big improvements. While many of these breast-supporting tips are common sense, a few might surprise you.
Wear properly fitted bras
Push-up bras can do more harm than good for your breasts. Studies show that wearing bras with too much lift can weaken the supportive ligaments and muscles. This can potentially speed up the aging process, as your muscles won’t be able to handle the weight of your breasts on their own. Be gentle on your body and wear comfortable, but not overly supportive bras.
Watch your posture
Sitting with poor posture can cause your breasts to pull forward for extended periods of time—potentially causing them to sag. Try to stand up straight and avoid hunching or rounding your shoulders. Another added benefit: good posture can make you look taller and thinner!
Sleep on your back
We spend around a third of our lives sleeping, but snoozing on your side or front can stretch out ligaments in breast tissue. Sleeping on your back provides the ligaments support and reduces the pull of gravity. If you struggle to stay positioned on your back throughout the night, try placing a pillow under each arm to keep your body in place.
Take good care of your skin
Our skin is our largest organ, but also one of the most delicate parts of the body. Sun exposure can cause damage and stretch out tissue, so don’t sunbathe or tan excessively. Always use a good sunscreen whenever you’re outside, and wear protective clothing when necessary. While it may be tempting to choose a tan over skin safety, know that your body will thank you in the long run.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle
Smoking and drinking can dry out your skin and hair, so cut back on these habits when possible. Also, avoid “yo-yo dieting” as extreme weight changes can break down the elasticity in your skin. Try to keep at a consistent weight via healthy food and proper exercise. Give your body the nutrient-dense fuel it needs to keep your skin and muscles strong.
All bodies change a bit over time. But by making smart decisions after your breast augmentation, your implants will look great for years to come.
Browse our before-and-after gallery to see examples of real patient results. If you would like to learn more about breast implants from our Fort Worth staff, request a consultation online or call (817) 228-4315.