What are Sagging Breasts?
Sagging breasts is a very common problem and are a natural consequence of aging. The medical term for this condition is 'Ptosis' of the breast and the causes are still not clearly defined or understood.
The severity of the ptosis is evaluated according to the position of the nipple with relation to the inframammary crease, which is the point where the underside of the breast is attached to the chest wall.
Causes of Sagging Breasts
There are several factors that influence the development and degree of sagging breasts. Surprisingly, one of the key factor is cigarette smoking. There is a protein called elastin in our skin which is responsible for its elasticity; smoking breaks down this protein and decreases the elasticity of the skin which in turn causes sagging breasts. Pregnancy is another cause of sagging breasts and the effects are more pronounced after multiple pregnancies. It is not surprising that gravity would have an effect on breasts and this is most obvious in larger-breasted women. Significant weight gain and weight loss of 50 lbs. or more is also a key factor in ptosis of the breast. In addition to these causes, heredity is an influencing factor as it determines an individual's skin elasticity .
What Causes Teenagers Sagging Breasts?
If you feel like your breasts are begin to droop, don't be alarmed. Sagging of the breasts happens at some stage to most women. This usually occurs in adulthood, particularly in menopause. While sagging of teenage breasts is infrequent, some teenage girls, especially those who have large breasts or exercise frequently, might notice more sagging. Preventing the worsening of sagging breasts is much easier than treating it. If you notice your breasts are beginning to sag prematurely, don't panic because several options are available to you. Incorrect bra sizing can cause