Breasts can be very different from person to person. Size, shape, and color are traits inherited from genes. But throughout a woman’s life, breasts are constantly changing and developing.
Breast tissue is usually made up of fat cells, glandular tissue, and ligaments that run from the collarbone to the armpit, in the center of the chest. Glands called lobules produce the milk that women use to feed their newborns.
Over time, the original shape of the breast loses its elasticity and sags. This is very common, but it can be a source of anxiety for some women.
In fact, the medical term for breast “ptosis,” or sagging, is one of the most common conditions plastic surgeons treat.
Not everyone has the ability or desire to change their appearance surgically, but surgery is not necessary to initiate positive changes to improve the bust.
There are many natural treatments and lifestyle changes that can help prevent or reduce sagging.
What causes sagging breasts?
The most common cause of sagging breasts is simply the passage of time. No matter who you are or what you wear, time and gravity will weaken and soften your skin.
However, young women have sagging breasts. Besides the passage of time, there are several additional reasons for sagging.
Multiple pregnancies cause the ligaments that support the breasts to stretch and sag, making your breasts heavier to support them.
Smoking causes the skin to lose its elasticity and strength.
Big, heavy breasts are more likely to sag over time.
Losing too much weight can dramatically change the shape of the chest and the appearance of the breasts.
Excess weight causes the skin and breast tissue to stretch and sag.
Excessive exposure to the sun’s UV rays breaks down collagen and elastin.
Menopause causes hormonal changes that affect skin elasticity.
Excessive, high-intensity strenuous exercise can cause connective tissue to break down.
Some diseases, such as breast cancer and tuberculosis, weaken the tissue and support of the breast.