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#1 curvaceous

Posted 23 November 2011 - 01:55 PM

Just spent the morning trying on some swimmers. Man, have I got saggy boobs!

I know boobs aren't made of muscle, but are there any upper body exercises that specifically improve tthe look of the area??

#2 Chillax

Posted 23 November 2011 - 02:02 PM

You can do exercises for your pectoral muscles but they're not going to improve saggy boobs sorry. I've tried!
Best thing is to get some swimmers with cup support wink.gif

#3 Danzie

Posted 23 November 2011 - 02:10 PM

It's hard hey!! I agree with the cup support and some even have some padding.  

Mine have been a changing landscape in the past few years, thanks to 2 kids.  

I have a formal do on the weekend and was totally stoked at my efforts in finding a bargain dress. Didn't budget for the hundred bucks worth of push up bra, chicken fillets and god damn life sucking out of me shapewear!  Food and booze better be good at the event. Sorry, I've gone off topic, ranty self indulgent vent over original.gif


#4 Flutter Bug

Posted 23 November 2011 - 02:15 PM

I hear you! Try and find a pair of swimmers with underwire and a bit of padding in the boob area - they seem to make a difference for me!

#5 BetteBoop

Posted 23 November 2011 - 02:28 PM

Increase your body fat. Boobs are mostly fat so if you plump up, they look better.

I gained 10kgs after DD was born and my boobs look great!


Unfortunately the rest of me looks pretty ordinary but this way I get to eat cake wink.gif

#6 DamiansMama

Posted 23 November 2011 - 02:35 PM

QUOTE (BetteBoop @ 23/11/2011, 03:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Increase your body fat. Boobs are mostly fat so if you plump up, they look better.


I agree. Put weight on and they look great. I have lost weight and my boobs look awful. I am kinda glad when AF pays me a visit as they feel more firm.

I have only had the one baby, but in pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding they were a F now they are a saggy DD. My SIL recently found me in my pj's and the first words out of her mouth were "what the f, happened to your boobs!?" sad.gif

#7 melajoe

Posted 23 November 2011 - 02:41 PM

Mine are awful, they have been saggy since I finished high school.  They are actually not too bad right now as I'm breastfeeding DD2 but she is old enough to drink milk in a cup - all I need is to skip a feed or two and they are nice and round and firm again.  

Disclaimer: I am not actively starving my daughter.  She will happily drink cows milk or expressed milk in a cup to replace the feeds I don't give to her personally!

Edited by melajoe, 23 November 2011 - 02:42 PM.


#8 curvaceous

Posted 23 November 2011 - 02:42 PM

OK, thanks ladies - structured cozzies seem to be the way to go. Definitely not weight gain!

I didn't buy swimmers this morning as everything I tried on smeared my boobs across my chest.

Damiansmama, I'd be slapping said SIL across the face with one of my saggy weapons. I would NEVER say that to anyone! grrrr

#9 Cat Burglar

Posted 24 November 2011 - 07:53 PM

QUOTE (BetteBoop @ 23/11/2011, 03:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Increase your body fat. Boobs are mostly fat so if you plump up, they look better.

I gained 10kgs after DD was born and my boobs look great!


Unfortunately the rest of me looks pretty ordinary but this way I get to eat cake wink.gif


Not true for everyone unfortunately. When I put weight on it NEVER goes to my boobs.

#10 soapy

Posted 24 November 2011 - 07:56 PM

Just finished breast feeding my second baby two weeks ago and not liking my 'new' boobs much either.


#11 Rubixx

Posted 24 November 2011 - 08:39 PM

QUOTE (Soccer Mum @ 24/11/2011, 08:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not true for everyone unfortunately. When I put weight on it NEVER goes to my boobs.


Yeah same. The fat seems to just gather in that space between my boobs and armpit. Dammit!!

#12 Anyanka

Posted 06 December 2011 - 03:46 PM

I was prepared for body changes so I thought. lol. pmsl no I wasn't where the hell did my boobs go????  And I couldn't breastfeed due to DD oral problems and my supply problems.  

I plan on going for baby no.2 in the new year.  Im doing IVF.  

I am sincerely hoping this time I WILL be able to BF.  Im going to a private hospital thsi time with an excellent reputation in BF-ing.  They have 5 lactation consultants.  I will also book one for home for a fortnight.  

And I hate to think if they look saggy now what they will look like after BF.  DH says they look great...well yes in a bra.  Out of the bra it looks like a deflated woopie cushion. lol. And when having special cuddles Im never on top anymore in case he sees my two tennis balls in a stocking.

Anyanka

#13 Champion83

Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:51 AM

try Les Mills BodyPump classes. There is a specific 'chest track'. It might help...

#14 aprilrain

Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:06 AM

QUOTE (Anyanka @ 06/12/2011, 03:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And I hate to think if they look saggy now what they will look like after BF. DH says they look great...well yes in a bra. Out of the bra it looks like a deflated woopie cushion. lol. And when having special cuddles Im never on top anymore in case he sees my two tennis balls in a stocking.

Anyanka



Don't stress. I'm fairly sure it is pregnancy and the engorgement you get in the first few days after birth that cause the stretching and sagging. I have fed 4ch for a total of about 8yrs and they still look about the same sagginess. I went from playboy boobs, to 5days after birth - 'Oh my God, they are sagging!!'. After the "venus" engorgement went down. Nothing I could have done to stop it sad.gif . (Venus Eng. is apparently extra blood that swells the boobs as your milk comes in, in the first few days, and not milk)

As for special cuddles, Maybe ask him his thoughts on it. Don't deny yourself. In my experience men find any swinging boobs hypnotic biggrin.gif and don't look at us in the harsh light we look at ourselves.

Edited by aprilrain, 01 February 2012 - 10:10 AM.


#15 Logging out

Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:29 AM



Damiansmama, I'd be slapping said SIL across the face with one of my saggy weapons. I would NEVER say that to anyone! grrrr
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#16 maxmum

Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:05 PM

Hi,

After DD I was pretty fit for a while.. not so at the moment, trying to enjoy being preg but plan to hit he gym again.. Anyway... push-ups really great for the pec muscle, I did notice a difference, especially when I made it my mission to manage push ups on my toes.

#17 IsolaBella

Posted 16 March 2012 - 06:55 PM

Mine went from well rounded 10 E to saggy 10E. I have totally lost my upper boob.

So I can only buy the 'half cup' balconette bras and not the 'full coverage bras' as I need the E cup for under the bra but don't actually fill out the cup these days.

I really miss my PG boobs when my upper boob came back... also DH dearly misses my Dolly Parton 12J being too small stand up by themselves laying down BF boobs. He talks about how I am now 'deflated' with my 10E boobs.

Thankfully I have good bras which 'lift' everything into place and give me shape.

Oh yeah I 2nd the requirement for padded and formed swimmers.


#18 CountryFeral

Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:11 PM

Spend some cash on a set of structured bathers.

My Mum at 70 with only one breast (thank you cancer) and carrying a lot of extra weight bought a really expensive swimsuit from a la di da underwear shop.... that thing was AMAZING!

Things were squished and held and firmed and minimised and maximised.. all at once.. it was also COMFORTABLE!

Her figure looked as good as it had when she was 35! And to the casual observer it was just a plain looking bathing suit!

#19 sigh

Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:15 PM

get pregnant again, they firm up

yes i am aware they will probably be worse again afterwards

i try not to think about them

#20 Ireckon

Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:34 PM

I was in bed one night with DH, after I had weaned DD (kid # 1). He casually says..."hey babe, throw one of your boobs over".....

he didn't get any that night.

#21 ifaith17

Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:03 PM

Totally know what you mean! Mine even have stretch marks on them. blink.gif  *Sigh*. My days in a bikini were short lived!

Perfect excuse to buy some expensive new swimwear and lingerie, however... Hehehehehe

#22 NewMum99

Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:12 PM

OMG I am soooo not looking forward to this!! Still bf-ing baby #1 and packing a ridiculous pair of 14Gs. I'm usually a 12E. And they're already "flappier" than they were before baby. SIGH! I used to love my boobs!!

#23 tinytot2012

Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:27 AM

Im gettng mine done in 3 months.

#24 Yomumma

Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:35 AM

Go on the pill? The pill makes my boobs fill out and get a bit more upper boob lol

#25 shelbysmum

Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:36 AM

My personal trainer assures me that they fill out again once you hit menopause ohmy.gif




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