Sagging Breasts
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Sagging Breasts

Sagging breasts is a common condition that affects many women. The breasts may sag due to age, weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. Sagging breasts can be uncomfortable and cause self-consciousness. Are you wondering how to fix sagging breasts? Well, there are a variety of treatments available to help lift and support the breasts. 

The severity of the condition will dictate the best course of treatment. In mild cases, a good supportive bra may be all that is needed. In more severe cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the problem. Well, let us explore the causes of big sagging breasts and discuss some of the best ways to correct them. We hope that this information will help you feel more confident about your body!

Symptoms of Sagging Breasts 

Some of the common symptoms of what is considered sagging breasts are as follows:

  • The breast may have a flattened appearance.
  • There may be a loss of volume in the upper part of the breast.
  • The breast may appear to be drooping or "ptotic."
  • The nipple may point downward rather than straight ahead.
  • There may be an increase in the space between the breasts.
  • One breast may appear to be lower than the other.
  • There may be a change in the size or shape of the areola.
  • The skin of the breast may appear to be crepey or thin.
  • There may be a loss of firmness in the breast tissue.
  • The breasts may feel heavier than they used to.

Causes of Sagging Breasts

Pre or Post Partum breast ptosis is the sagging of the breasts that can occur either before or after giving birth. The cause of this ptosis is the natural stretching of the ligaments and muscles that support the breasts during pregnancy and nursing, combined with the loss of elasticity that often accompanies aging. For most women, however, the condition is temporary and will improve within a few months after they stop breastfeeding. There are, however, some cases in which the ptosis is permanent. In these instances, a woman may opt to undergo surgery to correct the mature sagging breasts.

If you are experiencing huge sagging breasts either before or after giving birth, it is important to consult with a doctor to determine the best course of treatment. Depending on the severity of the ptosis, surgery may be the only option. However, in most cases, several nonsurgical treatments can help improve the appearance of breasts that have begun to sag. These include wearing a supportive bra, doing exercises that strengthen the muscles and ligaments that support the breasts and using breast implants or fat transfer to restore volume and shape. We recommend consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options and find the best treatment plan for you.

Treatment Options For Sagging Breasts

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