Many buxom women write to us looking for specific breast reduction exercises, since they heard that physical activity can decrease their breast size, allowing them to avoid reduction mammoplasty surgery. We actually get so many of these letters that we decided it was time to dedicate an article to the very topic of using exercise for non-surgical breast reduction to clarify the facts from the myths and help many women who are looking for answers on this hotly debated subject.
This simple guide explains the benefits and limits of breast exercises and what women might expect from a combined program of diet and physical fitness for enacting breast reduction.
Breast Reduction Exercise Facts
Let’s start off by saying that we do not know of any effective specific exercises which will reduce breast size. That being said, there are many forms of general exercise which may get the job done, when used appropriately and for indicated patients.
The key to successful use of exercise for breast reduction is to combine cardiovascular and overall body conditioning with an effectual breast reduction diet, to reduce caloric intake and increase the speed and strength of the metabolism.
This combined effort will definitely help to burn fat off the body, in the breasts, and elsewhere, but is still only effective for some women, based on highly case-specific anatomical criteria.
Exercising to Reduce Breast Size
It is well known that women with fatty breasts will enjoy far better results from using diet and exercise to decrease their breast size and weight. Fat will burn off the body, when using appropriate diet and activity, making breasts smaller in the process.
However, women with large-sized glandular breasts will not see much, if any, benefit from these noninvasive methods of reduction. In fact, they will likely loose weight everywhere but in their breasts, making them appear even larger. We see this often.
If you are not sure how much of your breast mass is fatty tissue, compared to glandular tissue, we advise that you speak to your doctor before starting a combination diet/exercise routine geared towards breast reduction.
However, a good general way to tell your breast composition is if they change size easily if you gain or lose weight. If so, there may be a higher percentage of fat. If not, more glandular tissue is likely to be the explanation.
Expectations and Results of Breast Reduction Exercises
We completely understanding wanting to find a magic bullet to reduce the size and limitations associated with large breasts, while simultaneously avoiding expensive and risky surgery.
The breast reduction procedure is a serious one and is nothing to take lightly. It enjoys a high rate of patient satisfaction, but is still major surgery and is virtually guaranteed to leave noticeable scarring on the breasts, which is unacceptable for many women.
To learn more about the few possibly effective methods of decreasing breast size without surgery, talk to your doctor. They will be able to help get you design a plan which has some hope of working.
This strategy is far better than listening to some rumor you heard around town or buying some ridiculous rip-off product you see advertised in back of a magazine or on late-night TV.