Will I Lose My Breast Size After Losing Weight?
While the breasts contain a series of muscles, ducts, nodes and lobes, they’re predominantly made up of fat and connective tissue. That is why weight gain typically increases the size of your breasts. If you’re hoping to lose those excess pounds, you’ll likely experience a reduction in breast size. Your options for maintaining breast tissue while losing weight are rather limited. However, steps can be taken to minimize the effects of weight loss on breast size.
Incorporate strength training into your workout routine, strength training the chest can sometimes help lift the breasts, which can give them a fuller appearance after weight loss. Push-ups and Dips help to work and build up the underlying muscle tissue and enhance the appearance of the bust line as fat is lost and muscle is gained.
Reduce your weight loss goals. Another option to minimize the loss of breast tissue is reducing the number of pounds you plan on losing. You will still lose some breast tissue, but not as much. However, weight loss is important in reducing blood pressure, blood cholesterol and the risk of developing heart disease or type 2 diabetes, particularly when you’re overweight or obese.
There’s no way to “spot reduce” your tummy, hips and buttocks without losing breast size. Spot reduction isn’t possible. Any diet or exercise program that claims to only reduce a certain area of the body will likely cause an overall loss in fat.