As time goes by, it’s natural for the original shape of the breasts to lose elasticity and droop. This is extremely common but can be a source of anxiety for some women.
In fact, breast “ptosis” the medical term for sagging is one of the most common conditions treated by plastic surgeons.
Not everyone has the means or the desire to surgically alter their appearance, but surgery isn’t necessary to begin making positive changes to improve your bust.
There are a variety of natural remedies and lifestyle changes you can adopt to help prevent or minimize the effects of sagging.
What causes sagging breasts?
The most common cause of sagging breasts is simply the passage of time. Regardless of who you are or what you wear, time and gravity will cause your skin to become weaker and less elastic.
However, young women might experience sagging breasts as well. Aside from the passage of time, there are a number of additional reasons why sagging may occur:
- Multiple pregnancies cause the ligaments that support your breasts to stretch and droop as they get heavier to support your baby.
- Smoking causes skin to lose its flexibility and strength.
- Larger, heavier breasts are more likely to sag over time.
- Extreme weight loss can drastically alter chest shape and breast appearance.
- Being overweight causes the skin and breast tissue to stretch and droop.
- Overexposure to the sun’s UV rays break down collagen and elastin.
- Menopause causes hormonal changes that affect skin elasticity.
- Extreme, high-intensity strenuous exercise can cause connective tissue to break down.
- Certain illnesses, such as breast cancer and tuberculosis can weaken tissue and breast support.
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