A push-up bra may be a quick fix for those who want a temporary boost in size and don’t want to commit to surgery. “Push-up bras are technically engineered to elevate breast tissue and enhance a cleavage effect,” says Susan Nethero, founder of Intimacy boutiques. Most often made of cotton, satin or lace, push-up bras temporarily amplify the size of your chest by forcing the breasts in and up-for a more lifted, round look-with either padding, silicone or water sacks, or mini pillow-like inserts, as well as some sort of plastic or metal underwire.
“Younger women tend to look better in push up-up bras because they get good cleavage. Older woman can look good in them, too, but have more empty skin and may not be able to get the cleavage they want,” says New York plastic surgeon Tracy Pfeifer, MD. “There is one downside to push-up bras: They can take the breast tissue from the outside and push it toward the center, making the breasts lack proportion and curvature,” Dr. Pfeifer says. If you find yourself wearing a push-up bra the majority of the time, you may want to consider surgery, which will provide similar, if not better, results.
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