There are many misconceptions and myths about sagging breasts, unfortunately,  they can make or break a woman’s physical appearance, this does not mean that you have to rush out and have bust lift surgery, many women are frustrated by the way their breasts look, there are many misconceptions on what causes sagging breasts, in this article we will explain some myths about what causes your breasts to sag and what you can do to prevent this from happening, and even reverse the process.

Misconceptions and Myths About Sagging Breasts

Smoking can cause breasts to sag

Unfortunately, this is true, smoking can cause your breasts to sag, not to mention it has an overall effect on your skin’s appearance, the reason for this is that smoking breaks down collagen in your skin,  when it comes to your breasts it also breaks down elastin fibres that help support your breasts, eliminating smoking will improve the look of your breasts because collagen and elastin will naturally be restored to normal levels.

Breastfeeding causes breasts to sag

Many women are quick to blame their sagging breast on breastfeeding and this is not completely true, first of all, breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do for your baby,  it provides all the nutrients your baby needs and benefits you as well, the main reason why women’s breasts tend to sag after pregnancy is not because of breastfeeding but because of rapid weight loss after giving birth. After pregnancy the best thing to do is gradually drop your weight and not all at once, gradual weight loss will give the elasticity in your skin time to catch up with your shrinking breasts and prevent them from sagging.

Woman breast feeding baby

Exercise can help prevent breasts from sagging

The above statement is partially true, exercise can help reduce sagging to some extent, breasts are mostly composed of fat, milk ducts, and ligaments, however, underneath the fat is muscle, exercising can help increase the muscle underneath the breasts and improve their shape while reducing fat. Exercises that can target the breasts include push-ups, dumbbell presses and dumbbell flyes.

Wearing a bra will prevent your breasts from sagging

Many women probably feel that their bra is preventing their breasts from sagging, but there have been several studies proving otherwise, the only benefit a bra has on your breasts is support and improving their appearance, in fact one 15 year study done on 320 women concluded that wearing a bra did not have any kind of impact on the orientation of their breasts. Some studies have concluded that wearing a bra can actually weaken the ligaments within the breasts that are responsible for maintaining their shape.

Woman unsnapping bra

Small breasts do not sag 

This is another false myth and while it is true that women with bigger breast tend to suffer more from sagging than small breasted women this is only partially true, even women with small breasts suffer from sagging and this is due to fat to muscle ratio, the more fat a woman has regardless of breast size the more prone her breast are to sagging.

Women with breast implants don’t suffer from sagging breasts

Women’s breast will sag regardless if they have implants or not,  age and gravity will eventually cause some degree of sagging and in some cases women with breast implants might notice more sagging than those without.

Once breasts sag there is nothing you can do

This is a completely false statement, as mentioned above quitting smoking and exercise can help reduce sagging, using a breast firming cream and supplement can increase estrogen levels and strengthen the underlying ligaments that help support your breasts, breast creams can help plump up and expand  the fat cells within the breasts making them fuller and firmer while at the same time improving the skin’s natural elasticity.

Conclusion

Sagging breasts affect women of all ages and race, fortunately, there are several things that you can do to reverse the process, before you know it you can have rejuvenated and beautiful breasts.

References: 

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/259073.php

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ptosis_%28breasts%29

http://www.breastsurgery.net/articles/after-surgery/sagging-breast-implants

Misconceptions and Myths About Sagging Breasts