Saggy Breasts: Everything You Need to Know

Medically reviewed by Dr Jaswine Chew Sze Huey on Aug 1, 2019

WHAT ARE SAGGY BREASTS?

Saggy breasts mean the change in the breast appearance that most of the female experience as they get older with the passage of time. This is totally natural change, but some female may not like the saggy breasts.

The breasts are composed of fat and connective tissues that provide support to the breasts. There are many factors that can affect the breast tissue components, which results in breasts taking the appearance of sagging. This sagging is shown either in nipples that point downward or tissues that appear loosen. These breasts are called saggy breasts.

Saggy breasts

HOW DOES SAGGY BREASTS HAPPEN

  • Without the correctly fitted bra, breasts move freely without restrictions and it leads to sagging.
  • Due to the weight gain and loss as well as due to the dietary habits and pregnancy, the breasts get saggy.
  • With minor levels of elastin, the breasts droop and sag.
  • When a woman runs without proper support, her breasts move in three directions which causes the sagging of breasts.
  • Because of the age factor and the way that breasts are made, sagging is inevitable.

How Does Saggy Breasts Happen

TYPES OF BREASTS

There are a number of different types of breasts.

These include:

  • The Perfect Breast Shape
  • Small Breasts
  • Pigeon or Pectus Carinatum
  • Bouncing Breasts
  • Sagging Breasts
  • Constricted or Tube-like Breast
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Large Breasts

breast shape

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF SAGGY BREASTS?

There are many causes of saggy breasts in women. Below are the reasons of saggy breasts: 

Aging Saggy Breasts

Aging: As women get older, the ligaments that make up the breast tissue, bounce and lose elasticity. The change is mainly evident during the menopause. Saggy breasts symptoms become evident with the age.

Lack of proper support

Lack of proper support: Bra is very important to maintaining the breast shape and lift. The lack of appropriate care will take its toll over a 30- to 40-year period. Lack of proper support to the breasts may cause saggy breasts.

Weight gain

Weight gain: Great variations in weight can cause the gratuitous extending of the breasts. Sustaining a healthy weight will help the female dodge the development of unnecessary stretching.

Smoking

Smoking: elastin fibers, caused by cigarette smoke, are responsible for skin elasticity all over the body. It is also the cause of saggy breasts or drooping breasts.

HOW TO PREVENT THE BREASTS FROM SAGGING?

There are some useful tips or ways which can help you in reducing or slowing the process of breast sagging.

These include:

Breastfeeding in a proper position can prevent breasts from sagging. According to investigations, the option of sagging breasts increases after the weaning process. The reason is that the milk in the breasts stretches the skin. As a precautionary measure, it is advised to make the feeding position proper. The right position of breastfeeding is to sit on a chair or couch so that the baby can sit higher in your arms. Also support your breasts in the way that baby can suck the breast from the side and not from below.

Breastfeeding

Massage on breasts, on a regular basis, helps to increase the movement in breast tissues or nerves. This increases the circulation movement of fresh oxygen through the muscles and tissues that allow the body to reconcile itself. For the breasts, this suggests that your body comprises the fresh oxygen which encourages the growing of collagen.

Massage

Replacing old bras is another best way to avoid sagging. The cups and the band size of the bra get strained with the time. Furthermore, the bra material is also becoming week through the washing which makes the bras more stretched when the time passes. So, hand-wash bras are recommended to lessen the possibility of breasts sagging. These bras should be washed in cold water and don’t dry them in a heated dryer.

Replacing old bras

HOW TO MAKE BREASTS FIRMER?

There are many non-surgical measures which aid in lifting up the saggy breasts. The use of antioxidant supplements like Vitamin C and E could help to make the breast look firmer. There are many vegetables that contain antioxidants that can be used such as, cabbage, garlic, tomatoes, and onions. The foods rich in protein are also very useful as this nutrient aid in harmonizing the muscles and firming the saggy breasts.

There are also many activities that you can perform to aid in the firming of the saggy breasts. Along with the diet, there are many exercises as well that can reduce saggy breast problems. Swimming and yoga exercises are best to avoid the breasts from sagging.

How to Make Breast Firmer

WHAT ARE THE NATURAL WAYS OF BREASTS CARING ROUTINE?

Though the original size of the breasts cannot be covered, but you can improve the lift and strength of your bust by certain measures.

These measures include:

  • Exercise
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Posture
  • Support

Natural Ways of Breasts Caring Routine

WHAT ARE THE TREATMENTS OPTIONS TO PREVENT SAGGING/DROOPY BREASTS?

Here are some options that can prevent sagging breasts and droopy breasts.

If you want to know more about breasts problems and solutions suitable for you, please call us to arrange a consultation session.

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