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Old 08-18-2011, 08:46 PM   #1
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OK, so i am 19 and I have biggish boobs - a 34DD. I don't want them to sag as i lose weight!!!! That would stink!

Any tips/suggestions?
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:57 PM   #2
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Gravity is what makes boobs sag. Also, for awhile, while your skin shrinks up, they might sag a bit, but being as young as you are, they will more likely shrink up the looser skin than not.

The best way to keep boobs from sagging is to wear a good bra. If you've never been sized, do so - either professional or use a guide online (I'm not so sure everyone in stores knows what they are doing. I've had some wacko suggestions - like wanting to give me a 44 band and a D cup when I was 40G (rib cage was 38.5) And I went in their complaining about the bra sliding up my back!!!!"

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Old 08-18-2011, 08:59 PM   #3
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:15 PM   #4
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A lot is genetic. A lot is how much of them you lose. A lot is skin elasticity.

Mine did sag, but I improved the look a lot by working on my chest muscles. They're still imperfect, but they are better with some solid pectoral muscles built underneath.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:36 PM   #5
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I second the good bra. I have big boobs and I have to say a good bra makes a huge difference.
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:42 AM   #6
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Try upper body exercises, especially those for pecs. This worked for me for years, then I got older and they sagged anyway. LOL
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:53 AM   #7
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1. Wear a good bra. I find that Victoria's Secret bras aren't effective for girls like us with bigger boobs (34D here). Their straps have too much elasticity when you buy them, much less after a couple months of wear. Spend a little extra, go to a department store or somewhere where they can make sure you're wearing the correct size.

2. Drink water and use lotion. It doesn't have to be any special kind of lotion -- the point is to keep your skin elasticity up so that it adjusts to your weight loss.

3. I can't stress this one enough -- do upper body exercises. You don't need to belong to a gym either! Holding your body in a plank (or forearm plank position) is enough to get started. Building up your pecs and upper body will perk up your boobs. I started doing them a month ago, and my boobs are more perky than before I lost 30 lbs. (I've also been losing slow and I'm in my early 20s)
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:58 PM   #8
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Don't compare yourself to models. Women tend to compare themselves to what they see in the media. Forget what you see on models; many of those women have had plastic surgery.
So have yourself measured and consulted by a professional. Many quality lingerie stores and department stores offer this service for free. make sure the middle of the front actually touches your skin, and make sure to use an underwire.
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