With time, the breasts naturally lose firmness and shape. Sagging breasts are normal, yes, and also quite a frustrating problem to live with. Caused by numerous factors, including weight changes, hormone changes, gravity, pregnancy, and breastfeeding, breast ptosis affects all women at some point. The cosmetic effects of sagging breasts can be managed temporarily with a good bra, but this may do very little to support your overall sense of satisfaction with your body. If you are troubled by sagging breasts, like many women, you may be wondering what you might be able to do at home to correct this problem. Women have explored several options, from exercise to cold-plunges or cryotherapy to creams that promise to firm the skin. Do they work? That’s what we’ll discuss here!
Home Remedies for Sagging Breasts
The leading “home remedy” for sagging breasts is exercise. It seems logical that you should see some degree of lift if you tighten and tone the muscles on your chest. The thing is, the breast mound sits over the chest muscles and that is made up of fat and glandular tissue. If you have lost weight, the fat cells that make up your breasts have shrunk and caused deflation of the breast mounds. In addition to the reduction in fat cell size, breast sagging relates to the skin. If you have had larger breasts for a time due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight, your skin has stretched. Furthermore, your skin is weaker now than it was 10 years ago. Over the breasts, the weakening of the skin can cause its own cosmetic issues.
Get Great Results with a Breast Lift
Even if you love working out, eating well, and using the latest and greatest products to support aging skin, you may tire of hoping that these habits will lift your sagging breasts. A breast lift is a precise, safe surgery that addresses multiple aspects of the appearance of your breasts at one time. This procedure, performed using general anesthesia, takes about three hours. During the surgery, the doctor very carefully reshapes the breasts by trimming the overlying skin and tightening the tissue that holds the breasts in place. The surgeon can also redirect the projection of your nipples so they once again point forward rather than downward. The cosmetic outcome of a breast lift can make the breasts appear perkier and shapelier. This can give the illusion of slightly larger size. However, for more profound effects, you might choose to combine your breast lift with breast augmentation using breast implants sized perfectly for your body frame.
Get Your Best Breast Shape Now
Our team loves helping people feel their best! If you are ready to explore what breast lift surgery involves and what it can do for you, contact our office in Mullica Hill, NJ at (856) 362-8898. We’re happy to schedule a consultation for you with one of our accomplished surgeons.