Have you noticed the number of ads for bras that promise to lift sagging breasts? One of them even asks “are you still wearing a bra from Victoria’s Secret?”

Women are very aware of how their appearances change as they age, especially their breasts. And most do want to know how to fix saggy boobs and get some firmness restored to their breasts. Keep in mind that it’s not just pregnancy and childbirth that affects breast shape over time. Even a small weight gain or loss can contribute, as well as aging breast tissue (there are no muscles in breasts). Genetics probably play a role as well. And don’t forget gravity.

Finally, if you had large breasts before pregnancy, they will probably sag even if you lose all the baby weight.

But don’t despair. If you’re interested in knowing how to keep your boobs from sagging, read on for 7 ways you can disguise, prevent, slow down, or even reverse breast sag.

How to Make Breasts Firm and Lifted: Wear a Really Good Bra

The bra manufacturers are actually on to something because wearing a well-made and properly fitted bra will disguise breast sag by propping them up. And for many women, wearing a bra is comfortable and provides breast support.

Bras can give breasts the appearance of looking firm and lifted. But while they aren’t the answer to how to prevent saggy breasts, they are not the cause of it, either.

You should definitely wear a sports bra when exercising. The combination of movement and gravity over time does weaken breast tissue but a good bra will give the support you need.

Should you sleep in a bra? It depends. If you like the extra support, it certainly won’t hurt as long as it’s comfortable for you.

Breast Lift Surgery Is the Only Way to Reverse Breast Sag

If you are truly distressed and looking for a permanent answer to how to make breasts firm and lifted, you should consider breast lift surgery, or mastopexy.

Breast lift surgery involves removing extra skin around the breast to tighten and lift.

Stay Hydrated and Eat Foods with Antioxidants

Our skin needs more than moisturizers: it needs water. Making sure you remain hydrated is important for overall health and it’s especially helpful for skin to retain its elasticity. Plain old water is best.

Fruits and vegetables have lots of antioxidants that also boost skin health and overall health. Antioxidants target free radicals, molecules that develop as the body breaks down food and when it’s exposed to tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals may also contribute to cancer and heart disease, so foods with antioxidants can help with that, too. They also tend to be high in fiber and low in fat, two more bonuses!

Foods with Antioxidants

Protect Your Skin From UV Rays

The sun’s UV rays can break down skin elasticity. Wearing sunscreen where your skin is exposed protects the skin and adds a bit more support for those muscles.

Sleep on Your Back

Breasts are fully supported when you sleep on your back. But sleeping on your side lets one breast droop down and stretch the ligaments, which contributes to sagging. If you can’t sleep on your back, nap on a sofa where you’ll probably fall asleep on your back.

Quit Smoking

Here’s another reason to quit smoking: tobacco smoke promotes free radicals and breaks down skin collagen which weakens elasticity.

It’s always best to have the facts if you’re considering a breast lift. Contact one of our offices to schedule a free consultation.