I used to weigh 195, and a lot of my weight was in my breasts (which were huge!)
While I havn't quite lost a cup size, I definetly can tell there is extra skin where my breasts used to be. The skin there is thin, when it bunches it gets all foldy, and my nipples have started to point southward.
Is is possible that my skin will tighten up, and my breasts will be less saggy over time? Or have they truely sagged for keeps?
I'm only 20! My skin/ligaments are young yet! I know gravity is a harsh mistress, and there is nothing that will repair the ligaments, but is their no hope?
Reason: 10/29/07: Stickied for a few days. 11/5/07 Unstickied.
get a smaller bra in a full coverage cut.
i liked victoria secret second skin satin because it has a bit of stretch to it for inbetween cut sizes.
push-ups with lift your chest muscles too and help retighten that skin. eat well to support skin health and use some skin firming lotion and a few months of patience and it should improve a bit.
Fortunately for you you're still really young...I was over 40 when I lost a lot of weight and have no hope of ever toning up the stretched skin. The only advice I can give you is to use a super rich moisurizer faithfully. Some of the creams/lotions specially made for pregnant women for stretch marks would be ideal. It helps restore the elasticity of skin.
Lotions help "plump" the skin, especially lotions intended to rid you of cellulite, and will take away some of the sag.
I don't know, i once read an article by some porn star with huge fake tits and she said the plastic surgeon said to always wear a bra, including while sleeping, because this would stop them from sagging. Following reading this at about 13, I have done this pretty much my whole life, and approaching 30 my DDD breasts are much less saggy than alot of both younger and smaller girls I see these days.
But the pushups are a good idea, I will try doing that too.
Larrylou, that's awesome! How long did it take you to see results?
I don't think i -can- push up yet, but maybe after I loose a few. lol
That site has advice for saggy breast and different versions of push ups that help. =)
It took me about 5 months to start seeing results but they are dramatic ..(that is 7500 push ups over that period :) ) I started doing 25 a night and then increased it to 50..so do stick with it! I do not do full push ups..can only manage a couple of those still. I make sure I assume the correct posture for the half push up (I took kick boxing for a while so my instructor made sure I was doing them right) If you are doing them right, you should really feel it! But I cannot recommend them enough. They also tone up your shoulders and arms so an added bonus!
Look foward to seeing how you all get on...
I really need to get on the push-ups. I miss my perky boobs!
Definitely follow the advice several others have given and go for a professional bra fitting (and I don't mean at Victoria's Secret--they're not very good at that, and they're not equipped to deal with anyone beyond a narrow range of sizes). If nothing else, you can at least halt some of the future sagging and showcase what you do have to its perky best.
And I dont know if its a good thing or not, but whenever I start to lose weight, my boobs are the first to go. And they usually firm up with a lot of push ups.
I used to do this thing where every hour, on the hour, do as many push ups as you can, It sounds lame, but it really buffs you up over time.