The firmness of the breasts is related to the skin quality and the size of the glandular tissue. Women experience sagging breasts as they age, because the skin becomes less elastic and the size of the glands decrease over time. There are number of facts that you should be aware of when it comes to breasts sagging-
1- Smoking can cause your Breasts Sag
Smoking and alcohol contribute sagging because they breakdown your skin’s collagen, this affects your skin elasticity which leads to sagging of your breasts
2- Breast-feeding doesn’t cause sagging
Breastfeeding should always be recommended because it has many benefits on woman’s and kid’s health, and contrary to popular belief, it does not cause the breasts to sag. Actually, the pregnancy itself is probably the bigger culprit. Breasts grow to make room for the expanding milk ducts during pregnancy and after breastfeeding is stopped; the glands shrink back and the breasts lose fullness. This expansion of breasts also stretches skin to store the volume but expansion of skin does not shrink back when this volume is lost, that result in breasts sagging.
3- Wearing Bra 24x7 cannot Prevent Sagging
Although a bra holds the breasts up, giving you the shape and look you desire, it cannot prevent the inevitable drooping because once it’s removed, breasts will return to their natural position. The constant pull of gravity on the breasts causes them to droop.
4- No Exercise Can Prevent or Promote Breasts Sagging
Exercise is always recommended because it contributes to a healthier lifestyle. However, high impact exercises cause the breasts to bounce, which can eventually cause damage to the connective tissues in your breasts. This is why it is very important to wear a sports bra while performing all high impact activities such as running or aerobics. It is true that certain exercises help in tone and tighten the muscles but breasts have no muscle, which means there is nothing for you to tighten or tone. Chest exercises can strengthen the ligaments surrounding your pectoral area which will help your breasts to appear elevated longer than usual but no exercise can directly address the sagginess of breasts as they are purely made of fatty tissue and glands.
5- Sagging Breasts can be Restored to Youthful Shape
A breast lift is the only way to permanently reposition your breasts back to youthful position. Breast lift (sometimes performed with implants) is a very effective for those women who would like to restore a firm, more upright position of their breasts. Breast lift can easily and safely correct the sagging, and combination of breast lift with augmentation (implants) can be very rewarding if you have sagging skin with loss of upper pole fullness. This procedure can restore fullness and revitalize your appearance and permanently addresses sagging breasts, dropping nipples and stretched areolas. It also restores breast projection, cleavage and improves natural breast shape.
For more details, Contact:
Dr. R. K. Mishra
Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon
SIPS Hospital, Lucknow
Ph: 9795 800 800