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IN Health & Fitness ON 29 Jun, 2016
Breasts are an important part of a woman's overall fitness, and their perfection affects our being a lot. While it is very important to check for early signs of breast cancer, it is equally important to prevent them from sagging! We surely come across tons of articles to read on the Internet and thereby we grow the tons of myths in our mind as to what practices can prevent our beauty from sagging.
Dr. Foued Hamza, an internationally renowned cosmetic surgeon, has ended all our quests in this regard.
"Yes, putting yourself through a grueling push-up routine regularly will work out the pectoral muscles. This is because they (breasts) 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. Women will experience a deterioration of these two physical characteristics as they age because the skin will become less elastic and the size of the gland will decrease," said Dr. Hamza.
"This is a false misconception. Wearing a bra can help to achieve the immediate desired shape and look but, once it's removed, breasts will return to their natural position. Wearing a bra can even aggravate the saggy effect as its wire support works against gravity, weakening the breast's natural ability to self-lift," the expert revealed.
"This remedy will only serve to increase the skin's elasticity but won't help to firm this body part."
He said this to bust the popular myth that splashing cold water over breasts can make them perkier.
"I would advise that women wear lingerie to fit their natural shape to ensure they are comfortable," said the expert as there are no scientific proofs to confirm that wearing larger bra will lead to saggy breasts.
The cosmetic surgeon advised that women should wear supportive resistance bras to counteract sagging while running.
There are no scientific studies to back this one. However, exercises lead to fat loss and therefore any fat anywhere in the body is lost.
"If you are healthy, you eat well, exercise and avoid excessive exposure to UV rays and smoking; this will play a significant role in maintaining the quality of your skin. Yo-yo, dieting can also have a detrimental effect on the breast area because it will cause the skin to loosen and will create stretch marks which are difficult to remove. Applying creams and lotions, can also improve the skin's complexion and prevent its aging."