As women get older, they experience changes in breast appearance, which make them look saggy. This is a natural body change that happens with age, pregnancy, weight loss or breastfeeding. Although all women will go through it eventually, there are ways to slow down the process. The medical term for saggy breasts is ptosis. There is no specific age when one can expect their breasts to droop because it’s different for every woman. A woman in her thirties can have perky breasts, while one in her twenties has droopy breasts.
Most women will certainly experience loss of elasticity in their breasts when they go through the hormonal changes of menopause. Because it is considered less appealing, many women look for ways to reverse the process. One can undergo procedures such as breast augmentation and breast lift in Cleveland, performed at the Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute, Mayfield Heights by Dr. Jason Leedy.
Regular exercises help a person keep their body young and fit. Exercises control weight and trim one’s body shape, making the skin taught and emphasizing the perkiness of breasts. Aerobic exercises can help one keep their waist small, and help the body release endorphins, which lift a person’s mood and help them feel better about themselves. Lifting weights and doing regular chest presses tones the muscles underneath the breasts, which will help them resist the pull of gravity.
While exercising, one should wear a well-fitted bra to hold the breasts in place and prevent bouncing. Bouncing stretches the connectivity tissue attaching the muscles to the breast as well as the skin covering the breast, causing sagging. A properly fitting sports bra will hold the breasts firmly, preventing bouncing and stretching of the skin and tissue ligaments.
Boosting Skin Health
Nicotine prevents oxygen and nutrients from reaching the skin by constricting the blood vessels. Other chemicals in cigarettes destroy the elastin and collagen, causing wrinkles and sagging. When the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts will sag regardless of age. A person can join support groups and other available resources like nicotine replacement therapies to help them quit smoking.
Another cause of skin damage is extended exposure to the sun. Low V-neck t-shirts may look cool but they expose a large area of the chest to the UV rays in sunlight, which are harmful to the skin above the breasts. UV rays damage the elastin and collagen, which make up the skin’s connective tissues, resulting in a person’s skin losing its elasticity and becoming more prone to sagging. A person should protect their skin by applying sunscreen even when it is cloudy, as clouds don’t prevent UV rays from falling through. You can also absorb UV rays through tanning.
Maintaining Skin Quality
The body uses proteins to restore the skin, muscles and connective tissues that ensure the breasts stay perky. Consuming enough proteins makes the skin resilient to all manner of issues including damage to breast elasticity. You can eat a daily average of two to three portions of protein-rich food such as eggs, milk, meat, and beans among others. Additionally, eating lots of vegetables and fresh fruits helps the body get vitamins and minerals, which keeps the breast tissues strong and young. If one feels they still lack enough vitamins, they can visit a drug store or grocery store to purchase multi-vitamins and other mineral supplements to boost the nutrient content in the body.