Women have been looking for ways to change the size and shape of their breasts for as long as beauty rituals have been documented. Whether you are looking to make them bigger or smaller, or just want to clear up some chest dysphoria you are dealing with, it is natural to seek out non-surgical methods first.
One of the oldest ways people have tried for breast enhancement? Exercise. But can chest exercises increase breast size? Or does working out make your chest smaller?
Exercise Can Increase Muscle and Burn Fat
Both of these come into play when talking about how exercise changes the breasts. If you build up the chest muscles, they can help the breasts stand out more, making them appear larger and altering their projection. But burning fat means reducing the size of fat cells across the entire body – including in the breasts. So, this means that exercise does have the potential to alter the size of the breasts, and even how their shape is perceived.
The Effects of Exercise Are Unpredictable
Now, while exercise can change your breasts, how it does this, how fast you see a difference and how great the changes are will be unpredictable. Your chest muscles might not build up as much as you want, or they might get bigger than you desire. You might find that your fat cells in your stomach respond well to exercise and those in your breasts barely shrink at all. So, if you are wanting to try exercise as a breast reduction or augmentation alternative, keep this in mind.
Surgery Gives You More Fine-Tuned Control
If you have a specific goal in mind for your breasts, it is best to really take control over the process, and the only way to accomplish this is through surgery. Breast implants and reduction are highly precise, and if you want a slightly less predictable but more natural option, fat transfer is also a possibility.
To learn more about methods for altering breast size and shape, schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons. Call the office at 410-740-9330 or fill out the contact form.