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Where Did My Perky Breasts Go?

Breast shape is comprised of several nuanced factors. We pay a lot of attention to size as a general guide of nice-looking breasts. However, we shouldn’t view size as the primary factor in having beautiful breasts. Without ideal perkiness, size could become detrimental to appearance. Here, we discuss why breasts may sag over time and what you might do to help yourself out in the breast department.

Breast tissue is fatty, glandular, and connective. Three different layers of tissue all contribute to contouring. The layer of connective tissue is related to shape and perkiness, as it contains “the cooper’s ligaments.” These suspensory ligaments are threads that form a matrix that suspends, lifts, breast tissue. With age, these ligaments can stretch and weaken. In addition to changes in connective tissue, we also experience changes in the firmness and thickness of the skin. Without a lot of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, the skin also loses resiliency.

Causes of Sagging Breasts

We know the biological factors of drooping breasts, but what about the factors that relate to them? Some of the most common reasons that breasts lose their perkiness include:

  • Natural aging. Along with the biological changes that affect the skin and connective tissue of the body, we also experience sagging tissue simply because time takes its course. Living makes us susceptible to the force of gravity, which we need to stay tethered to the Earth. However, gravity pulls down on the skin, too, which causes some undesirable cosmetic effects.
  • The vast majority of women who have children experience significant breast growth during or after pregnancy. Breasts grow because of weight and hormones, and then as a result of milk production. When the body returns to its pre-pregnancy norm, the breasts may deflate.
  • Whether related to pregnancy or not, weight gain and loss have a direct effect on the breasts. Excess weight fills the breasts out with fat cells. The added weight of the breasts increases gravitational pull. Weight loss then causes the fat cells to shrink, resulting in deflation and sagging.

Can Breast Sag be Prevented?

It is impossible to prevent breast sag. It happens to every woman at some point. However, it may be possible to reduce the severity of the problem with the following:

  • Wear proper support, especially when exercising.
  • Maintain an active lifestyle, particularly one that includes muscle strengthening in the upper body.
  • Stay hydrated to avoid accelerated aging of the skin and connective tissue.
  • Avoid smoking to prevent premature tissue breakdown.
  • Maintain a stable weight to avoid excessive breast expansion and deflation.

Sagging breasts are a problem for many women, regardless of breast size or age. The ultimate solution? A breast lift! If you would like to learn more about this procedure, contact our Pottsville or Hazleton office to arrange a consultation.

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