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What Causes Breast Sagging and What Can I Do About It?

Posted April 06, 2024 in Breast Surgery

Lax breast skin is just one change that occurs with age. While diet and exercise can improve the appearance of the body overall, these measures are not sufficient to strengthen or lift the breasts. There are several factors that contribute to breast sagging, which Dr. Mabourakh expands on below. If you are experiencing breast sagging, you have safe and effective treatment options available at Folsom Plastic Surgery.

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Breast Sagging Causes

Gravity: The consistent tug of gravity can take a toll on the breast, resulting in a sagging or drooping appearance.

Smoking: Smoking has detrimental effects on the body’s overall health. Specifically related to the breasts, smoking can increase the signs associated with aging, such as ptosis.

Sun damage: UV rays can cause skin damage and reduced elasticity. It is recommended that you limit unprotected sun exposure wherever possible with protective clothing and quality sunscreen.

Fluctuations in weight: Changes in weight can affect the skin, particularly the breasts. If you gain weight, the breasts can become heavier, increasing the risk of sagging. Weight loss can result in decreased breast volume, which can also leave behind a drooping or depleted breast appearance.

Age: As we get older, the natural production of collagen in the body naturally begins to decrease. Because collagen provides structure and support to the skin, among other areas of the body, a drop in collagen levels can be reflected in the appearance of the skin.

Pregnancy: Pregnancy affects the size, location, and shape of the breasts. For many women, this results in sagging.

Your Options for Improvement

Patients have several options for improving the appearance of their sagging breasts. These include:

Breast lift: Breast lift, or mastopexy, improves the shape of the breasts and elevates them to a more pleasing position on the chest. The procedure involves removing sagging skin and excess tissue and also repositions the nipple for a perkier overall appearance.

Breast reduction: Sagging can occur with breasts that are heavy, creating a pendulous shape. Heavier breasts can also put stress on the neck and back, leading to chronic pain if unaddressed. A breast reduction can address these issues by decreasing the size of the breasts.

Breast augmentation: Breasts that have lost volume may benefit from implants. This popular procedure enhances the size, shape, and contour of the breasts and eliminates sagging.

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Mabourakh achieves natural-looking results for a feminine, balanced, and uplifted result. If you are ready to improve your breast appearance, visit Folsom Plastic Surgery to explore all of your options. Book an appointment today by calling our office.

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