It’s normal to expect some breast sagging when you are in your fifties. But what if you’re only in your twenties or even thirties? Here are some reasons you might experience breast sagging in your twenties and what you can do to keep your breasts looking perky and youthful.
In most people, smoking decreases blood supply to the skin, which causes dehydration, a reduction in flexibility and elasticity, and premature aging in the skin. It also loosens and weakens the ligaments. This ultimately leads to premature breast sagging (ptosis) along with a variety of other known negative health effects.
What you can do is to avoid smoking! If you smoke, quit today and you will significantly improve your health, reduce your risk of breast ptosis, and even look young much longer.
Also, a reduction in body fat can result in looser skin in certain areas like the breasts. Therefore, significant weight loss can unfortunately lead to some tissue sagging. Yo-yo dieting or crash dieting also causes breast tissue to slacken over time, even if it is only 20 to 30 pounds each time. What you can do is to avoid trendy diets. Live a healthy lifestyle that you can sustain, marked by regular exercise and a nutritious diet. Maintaining a healthy weight now will allow you to avoid this issue entirely. Even if you aren’t as thin as you would like, maintaining a weight that is stable and within a healthy range for your body will reduce your risk of breast sagging and help your breasts stay firm.
Having larger breasts leads to a greater likelihood of breast ptosis simply because higher breast mass is heavier and more vulnerable to the effects of gravity. What you can do is to maintain a healthy body weight, as being overweight contributes to oversized breasts and premature sagging. If you are already at a healthy weight and have overly large breasts due to genetics, a breast reduction might be appropriate. Breast reduction surgery can restore aesthetic balance to a woman’s figure and reduce complications associated with oversized breasts, such as chronic pain, chafing, difficulty in exercising, and early breast sagging.
Hormones during pregnancy also cause the breasts to expand and shrink, which may lead to early sagging. This can be exacerbated by having multiple pregnancies and by having rapid weight fluctuations before and after each pregnancy. What you can do is this: while planning for your family, prioritize your body by adopting a manageable healthy lifestyle that will help you to control your weight before, during and after pregnancy. Although this will not fully prevent all breast sagging due to pregnancy, it will reduce your risk of breast sagging and help you maintain a stable body weight.
Poor breast support may make the breasts more vulnerable to gravity and stretching. Additionally, during any cardiovascular exercise in which the breasts tend to bounce around, the skin of the breasts may become looser and more stressed. What you can do is to make sure that you are professionally fitted for a bra, including a sports bra, and that you wear the appropriate bra for each activity. Also, consider switching up your exercise routine to include some higher impact and some lower impact activities so that you are not putting the same pressure on your breasts every day.
Hormone levels affect many things, including the breasts. A decrease in estrogen levels may diminish tissue collagen, which can lead to sagging, shapeless breasts. What you can do is to have your hormone levels tested by your doctor to see whether this could be a cause of your breasts sagging while young. Ensuring that your hormones are balanced will have a positive effect on the appearance of your breasts and a wide range of other health aspects.
If you have tried everything you can control and you are still experiencing breast ptosis while young, a breast lift could be right for you. Breast lift surgery can restore firm, supple, and lifted breasts that will preserve your youthful figure.
If you are dissatisfied with early breast sagging as well as a small breast size or breast volume deflation, consider getting a breast lift with augmentation. Many candidates for breast lift surgery choose to add implants to improve fullness in the upper part of the breasts. Combining these procedures can help create youthful and attractive feminine curves.
If you are worried about your breasts sagging, you are definitely not alone as many other women feel the same too. Breast sagging can be caused by a variety of things, such as genetics, pregnancy, size and shape, weight loss or gain, smoking, menopause, illness such as breast cancer, and so forth.
Although, it is quite impossible to totally prevent your breasts from sagging, some things can be done to minimize the chances of your breasts getting saggy early. We will take a look at some of the other options.
Wearing a high-quality, well-fitting bra provides extra support and reduces stress and strain on the supporting tissues and muscles of your breasts. Try to make it a habit to always put on a fitted bra that is exactly your size. However, it is perfectly okay to go braless if you don’t feel comfortable in a bra. We have already mentioned that apart from helping to supply various parts of your body with the necessary nutrients to function optimally, healthy food also helps to maintain the skin elasticity in your breasts to keep them from sagging. You should also make it a habit to consume more fruits and vegetables.
We have also said that you should try to maintain a stable weight at all times. When you rapidly lose or gain weight, it may stretch your skin past its ability to snap back, resulting in breast sagging. Drinking enough water and staying hydrated all the time is of immense benefit to your entire body system. Drinking enough water will help to keep your skin strong and equally enhance the firmness and strength of your breast tissue.
Finally, you should make it a habit to massage your breasts daily. Gently massaging your breast in a round motion can enhance the circulation in the tissue, therefore increasing the elasticity of your breast.
In conclusion: while these tips and others may help to minimize the chances of your breasts sagging early, it is inevitable that they will eventually do so at some point in time. It is a natural phenomenon. Also, the fear that breastfeeding will make your breasts sag is totally unnecessary, as breastfeeding does not have any effect on breast sagging according to studies.