Bras DO make breasts less perky! Experts say ditching YOURS could improve blood flow, strengthen muscles & help defy gravity

Experts say ditching your bra can make your breasts appear firmer.

Women’s health experts and plastic surgeons have suggested that the intense pressure of a bra can weaken the tissue around the breasts over time, causing them to sag.

The lifted appearance is also said to be due to the gradual strengthening of the back muscles that occurs when you are unsupported, which improves your posture.

Women have been wearing support structures around their breasts since the early 1900s, when American publisher Mary Phelps Jacob created the world’s first bra using two handkerchiefs.

But experts have long debated whether they offer any benefits to breast health.

Content creator Kaley says not wearing bras has made her breasts 'perkier'

Content creator Kaley says not wearing bras has made her breasts ‘perkier’

The debate heated up last week when content creator Kaley told her 182,000 TikTok followers that she hasn’t worn a bra in five years and not wearing a bra has made her breasts “more perky.”

An American software engineer and photographer said:: “I think they remained quite cheerful.”

Other women, she added, would be “better” to empty their breasts.

“Your muscles will become strong and able to support themselves.”

Kaylee is an American software engineer and photographer who flaunts her figure online to her more than 182,000 followers on TikTok.

She said she hasn’t worn a bra in five years, adding: “I think they’ve stayed pretty perky.”

Kaylee said it was “better” for women to free up their breasts.

She added: “Your muscles will become strong and support themselves.”

Surprisingly, some experts seem to agree.

Dr. Lucky Sekhon, a board-certified OB/GYN and reproductive endocrinologist, told Well+Good that people have long believed the opposite—that not wearing a bra leads to sagging.

According to her, this is a common misconception.

“Women who haven’t worn a bra for a long time often report that over time their breasts become firmer, rounder and firmer.”

Dr. Sekhon says that while people with larger breasts may feel more tension in their back at first, they will strengthen their chest and back muscles so that their breasts can be well supported without a bra.

Meanwhile, Dr Fued Hamza, an internationally renowned cosmetic surgeon with over 20 years of experience, said: “Wearing a bra can even worsen the sagging effect as its wire support works against gravity, weakening the breasts’ natural ability to lift themselves.”

A study published in 1990 of eleven young women found that three months of wearing a “well-fitting” bra caused significant breast sagging.

15 year old study A study conducted by Dr. Jean-Denis Rouillon, a sports science expert at the University of Besançon, France, found that bras do more harm than good when it comes to pleasure.

In the study, he looked at changes in the breasts of hundreds of women over many years.

He concluded that women who did not wear bras had nipples that were seven milliliters taller than those who did.

Dr. Rouillon said in a radio interview: “From a medical, physiological and anatomical point of view, the breast does not benefit from the absence of gravity. On the contrary, they become more saggy in a bra.”

However, the study was heavily criticized because it only looked at a small sample of women and over a short period of time. It did not take into account whether women were breastfeeding or pregnant.

Some experts say there simply isn’t enough research to draw any conclusions.

Dr. Sekhon also said that going braless can improve blood circulation and lead to healthier breast skin.

Experts say the idea that not wearing a bra can cause sagging breasts is a myth.  In fact, it's the other way around.

Experts say the idea that not wearing a bra can cause sagging breasts is a myth. In fact, it’s the other way around.

This is because wearing a bra can interfere with blood flow to the muscles of the back and chest, which can lead to back pain.

Bras also trap sweat, dirt, and moisture on the chest, which can lead to clogged pores, irritation, and blemishes, especially after a workout.

Not wearing a bra gives your breasts room to breathe.

Research shows that on average, women’s breasts begin to sag between the ages of 30 and 40.

Experts add that bras can help at this stage to help keep your breasts in place.