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Sagging Breasts

Sagging breasts

For many years women have believed that breast-feeding their ‘bundle of joy’ has cruelly robbed them of their once buoyant breasts. One second they’re there – in all their full, gravity-defying glory – and then after much suckling and several disarming toothless smiles, they’re gone! However, myth-busting US scientists have revealed that, while ageing, smoking, and getting pregnant in the first place, can lead to sagging breasts (or breast ptosis), nine months of breastfeeding a baby will not add to the droop. Smoking breaks down a protein in the skin called elastin, which makes skin look young and supports the breast, and pregnancy has negative effects that increase with each child. Even jogging or exercising without a proper sports bra can lead to sagging, with the uncontrolled movement of the breasts straining fragile tissues and ligaments. But whatever the reason for the things heading south, operations such as a mastopexy (breast uplift) can put some bounce back in your life – but always seek advice from your GP.

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I'm 33 years old and have breasts that are more than drooping and shapeless get wingers of pain on and off. it's been like this for a long time and is now worse and is now afecting my mental state of mind and my relationship as I don't want him to Dutch them as I hate them so much please help





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Hi I am 18 years of age and I have had saggy breast since the age of 12 pretty much since I started to get my breast I've never been over 9 stone so I am pretty skinny, my breasts are only a 34 C so they aren't to big. I want to know if there is any reason to this and if there is anything I could do to fix it?





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I'm 19 years old, when I was born I caught a infection from My mother which lead my breast to develop. I never really understood it because I find it embarrassing to ask my mum. Ever since I was little I always had tiny breasts, I don't know if this is the reason why Now I have saggy breasts. I'm too embarrassed to take my bra off because they have no bounce, my nipples face down to the ground or touch my tummy. Is there anything I can do? Anything to gain any confidence back? :(





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I went to my doctors as after 5 children and weight loss due to domestic violence my breast have lost weight and are saggy... my doctor sent me to see a surgeon who says she would be willing to do my surgery and would be writing to my doctors to support my application for funding along with photos she had taken I just wanted to know how long is the process from seeing the surgeon to applying for funding through my doctor to having the surgery if given the funding?





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CAN I GET A BREAST REDUCTION AND UPLIFT ON THE NHS AS IM SO DEPRESSED AND MY BACK IS AGONY AS I ALSO HAVE ALOT OF THINGS WRONG WITH MY BACK.





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I am an overweight 22 year old and my bra size is a 40GG. My breast usually have a bounce to them, they feel full and look great even without a bra. Recently, I have noticed that they have sagged a lot, they feel very squishy and no longer have a bounce to them. What is going on?





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Hello, I am 18 years old and have always had saggy breasts, I am a 34F and have large nipples. I have always had big breasts- at 14 I was 34DD. I'm only a size 10/12. It's really affecting my mental health and I can't have a normal sexual relationship with my long term boyfriend because of it. Can anyone recommend anything to help the saggyness without going under th knife?





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I'm 43 and have lost 3st in 5 months and my boobs have just deflated leaving me with skin it's ugly I hate it and it makes me more depressed than I am already what can I do ...help.





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I'm 22 and I'm 36E, and when I'm not wearing a bra my breast hurt a lot due to the fact that they are heavy and they I don't have great skin in terms of elasticity. My nipple are practically pointing south and I've tried excersising to help lift them but nothing seems to be doing the trick. I don't have a lot of confidence in my body and to show anyone my imperfections. I doubt I have enough money for something to be done about it cosmetic wise, so I was wondering if there was anyway which I could feel no pain without a bra, a way of retaining some elasticity in my skin, being more confident about myself but also to show others what I've been scared and ashamed of showing.





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I'm 19 years old and every since i was 16 I've had really saggy breasts. It's not only an embarrassing thing to happen this young but it's effecting my mental health too. There's not one minute of the day my breasts don't cross my mind - whether people can tell etc. It's starting to become a huge problem for me as I suffer from depression and anxiety. I'm not able to have sexual relationships anymore and I have lost all confidence in myself. I'm too scared to go to my GP again because last time I cried a lot and instead of being helpful she had a little laugh at me. I'm not wealthy enough to afford even one breast lifted and neither is my family. I also I don't know if i fit the criteria for a free lift on the NHS. Please could someone offer me any advice at all on what to do - it sounds silly but it's starting to ruin my life.





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