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    No.321: The #1 Perky Boobs Guide & Tips

    The #1 Perky Boobs Guide & Tips from AnaOno 

    For as long as many of us can remember, it has been instilled in us to look, act, and even feel some type of way — if you did not uphold a certain standard of beauty...well, you weren't considered beautiful.

    But it's 2021, and "normal" bodies are so in — including saggy breasts. Our breasts were not made to defy gravity, so it's only natural that they start to droop as we age. And while it can be difficult to distinguish society's norms from actual normalcy, it's important to remember that regardless of where our breasts sit on our chest, we are beautiful. 

    "I absolutely love that we are starting to normalize normal bodies in today's society," said  Amanda Butler, a Certified Personal Trainer who focuses on helping women become fit and create healthy lifestyles through intuitive movement, food, and mindfulness without restriction or over-exercise.

    She said that as conversations continue to grow around curves, cellulite, saggy boobs, and so much more, women are finally able to celebrate their imperfections, which helps create more unity and connection.

    "I believe all bodies and all saggy boobs are beautiful and we should not have to hide ourselves because society once deemed them as ugly," Butler said. 

    If you are looking to give your saggy, wonderful breasts a bit of a lift, keep reading to discover natural ways in which to make your breasts look perkier! 

    How to get perky boobs?

    Now that we know that our bodies don't define us and that beauty standards are nonsense, let's talk about how to get perky boobs!

    Do these exercises for perkier breasts

    For naturally perky breasts, check out these chest exercises that build your chest muscles and make you stronger! These strength training exercises will help build muscle behind the breasts to give them a fuller, more defined, shape.

    "If you do any cardio or high-intensity workouts, make sure you wear a supportive, well-fitting bra to best support your lady friends!" Butler said. 

    1. Incline Dumbbell Chest Press:  Move your elbows slightly in front of your shoulders to really target your chest. According to Butler, this exercise is great for working the upper portion of your chest while helping to build the muscle that aids in making your breasts appear fuller and rounder.
    1. Standing Cable Fly:  Keep your arms at shoulder height and slightly bend your elbows — this will help you target your chest even more. Build more muscle behind the breast tissue while working both your upper and lower chest muscles. 

    "I love to hold the chest fly for a few counts making sure to squeeze and fully engage my chest before repeating another rep," Butler said. "Make sure not to go too heavy as this will put more strain on your shoulder, and you won't get the full effect on your chest!"

    1. Lying Dumbbell Fly:  Lie on your back and put your feet flat on the floor while doing this exercise! It is very similar to the standing cable fly but lying down. Similarly, it targets both your upper and lower muscles of the chest.
    1. Push-Up Variations:  Partake in the world's most convenient workout - aka, the push-up. Push-ups are great as they don't require any equipment and there is an abundance of variations of this particular workout. Some of the different types of pushups you can do include: 
    • Wide Hands Push-Up
    • Staggered Hands Push-Up
    • One-Arm Push-Up
    • Archer Push-Up

    You can also add to your workout by incorporating dumbbells to incorporate a row or two! 

    "I love to use this as a finisher to add an extra burn to your chest day," Butler said.

    Perform targeted stretches

    Stretching won't make your breasts look different or change their shape, but it will assist with aiding in a shorter recovery following the exercises listed above! Great stretches you should include after your chest workout to help you firm your breasts include: 

    • Cobra Pose
    • Above the head chest stretch
    • Child's pose on fingertips
    • Side-lying parallel arm chest stretch

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    Invest in a great bra to support your breasts

    Defy gravity with a supportive bra that will make your breasts look perkier than ever. Push-up bras assist in pushing breasts together and upwards. If you are unable to wear wire bras, check out  AnaOno's ultra-soft, wire-free bra selection featuring a variety of fabulous garments, with styles including pocketed lace bras, full coverage bras, and so much more.

    Watch your posture

    Look and feel more confident by sitting up straight! It will allow you to breathe better, assist with building your core, and can reduce stress. 

    Eat a healthy diet

    "I would recommend trying to maintain a healthy weight and avoid losing or gaining weight at a rapid rate so as to not stretch the breast tissue," Butler said. 

    In addition, nutrition consistency is incredibly important, and losing weight too quickly can result in things such as muscle loss or nutrient deficiencies. Stick to a flexible lifestyle that is healthy and doable for you! 

    Wear outfits that complement and enhance your breast shape

    In a safe effort to appear to have perkier breasts, we highly recommend purchasing clothing items that compliment you au natural. Tops that have low scoop necks work wonders for your cleavage. Fabrics are also your friends, as knit, satin, and velvet certainly accentuate your chest and can make your breasts appear larger. 

    Can I get perky breasts from surgery?

    Yes, several surgeries help make your breasts perkier, but we do not recommend any elective plastic surgery for aesthetic purposes only! There are several surgeries that can help improve the perkiness of your breasts, like breast reduction, breast lift, and even breast augmentation, however, we encourage you to meet with a trusted physician and certified by the  American Society of Plastic Surgery. Remember, these are personal decisions that should be made by you and only you, to ensure you are living your best life and empowered by the decisions that make YOU happy. 

    If you have had a single or double mastectomy, there are some types of implants that are perkier (aka firmer) than others that you can get should you decide to get reconstruction and have consulted with your surgeon. Breast implants are round, flexible silicone shells that are either filled with a silicone gel or saline, aka saltwater, that are either placed underneath the chest muscle (UTM) or over the chest muscle (OTM).

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    How do I keep my breast implants perky?

    If you've undergone surgery, there's not a whole lot you can do to keep them perky other than to get them redone every ten years or so. But before you start planning that next surgery, know that the same tips for keeping implants perky are the same as those to keep natural breasts perky, as well. In addition, it is recommended that you sleep on your back as it can provide your ligaments extra support and reduces the effect of gravity.

    As Lizzo so gracefully puts it, we are like chardonnay and get better over time. So don't stress if your body is naturally changing and your breasts start dropping it like it's hot. Love your body, ditch the shame and unrealistic societal standards, and appreciate those marvelous breasts of yours! 

    Dana Donofree

    Dana Donofree

    Founder and CEO of AnaOno. After a diagnosis of breast cancer in her late 20’s, Dana took her own lived experience and fashion design background and (re)designed intimates for those that have undergone breast surgery. Dana’s story has been published around the world in outlets like New York Times, BBC, Huffington Post, The Today Show, and more.