The Truth about Breast Sagging
Can constantly wearing a bra keep your breasts from sagging over time? How about performing certain chest exercises, such as push-ups? A recent Health.com publication set out to clarify five common myths and facts regarding sagging breasts, and to do so they sought the expertise of our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Daniel Mills.
Despite a number of unjustified claims about how to prevent ptosis, breast sagging is an inevitable part of the aging process. “Like all the tissue in your body, [breasts are] made up of collagen and elastin, which break down as you age,” notes Dr. Mills. “A bra will hold up your breasts to give you the shape and look you want, but it can’t prevent further sagging, which is caused by age and gravity.” As for exercises, push-ups can help strengthen supportive ligaments in the pectoral region, but chest workouts will not actually reduce sagging since breasts are composed of fat tissues, not muscle.
The article also goes on to divulge several causes of breast sagging. Though breast feeding is often blamed after having children, weight gain and the increase of hormones during pregnancy is the actual culprit of sagging. Additionally, exposure to the sun’s UV rays, eating a fat-rich diet, smoking, and other poor lifestyle habits also play major roles in the degree of breast drooping.
To read the full Health.com article, click here.
Are You Experiencing Breast Sagging?
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