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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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Hi I'm 26 and have a 7 and 4 yr old b4 I had children I had 36CC breast, because I breast fed both children I have been left with just empty sacks instead of boobs, I am very conscious of them and haven't got undressed in front of my partner for the last 4 yrs, no matter how much weight I put on my breast just do not grow and is really depressing me as it don't feel feminine and can't wear women's bras anymore and had to result in teenage bras, please can someone help me!





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Hello I'm 20 and I have size 34B breasts but ever since they have grown they have sagged and I am now at the stage where I won't even take off my bra infront of my partner. Please help its really putting my confidence down.





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Hi in 19, i have one child and i hate my breasts. I've been with my partner for over 2years and hes never seen me without my top off. Its really getting me down as i cant feel comfortable with my body. I have been to see my gp and they have told me they cant do anything for me. I have no confidence anymore, any help??





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I am 33 and an asthmatic and suffered with badly fitting bras that restricted my breathing for years. in the end I gave up and just wore support vests and this helped my chest, but my 40B boobs have sagged so much, and now and again they sting! especially the larger one. I got a new comfort bra and the stinging went away, but sometimes comes back at night or when my asthma gets too bad and I take it off. do you think this is strain on the muscle from the sag? thank you





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Hi i am 19 n my bra size is 34 but the problem is that my boobs are too much saggy and have too much loose skin around them. Recently i have reduced my weight about 12 kg. Can u plz tell how can i have firm boobs.





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im 14 years old and i have quite large breasts for my age, i'm 34D. My breasts sag a lot and its quite embarrassing and is really affecting my confidence. I've tried push up bras and smaller sizes to make them sag less, but nothing works. Any tips on what to do?





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I'm 17 and ever since I can remember developing I've had saggy boobs, it is the most embarrassing thing ever. I'm not a confident person anyway and my boobs are just always on my mind. It sounds pathetic but I cry over them because they are so horrific to look at and I'd never want a partner to see them because I know they'd be disappointed. I also have rather large nipples also which makes it worse. I hate boobs.





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Hi im 24 years old, I suffer from sever depression and agoraphobia.. I have a very low self esteem and my boobs have a huge impact on my life.. I jsed to be a 34F and now im wearinf a 34 c bra but not even filling the cup prolerly. I have done everythig I can to try and get them back, Have been drs, psychologists and I get the same answer, Eat more, excercise, eat the right things.. Its killing me, I hate the way I look, I hate anyone seeing my breats even my fiancè :( Someone please help





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Hi I'm 17years old I had my first child when I was 15 and since then there have gone saggy and I don't feel comforable at all I'm ashamed of my hole body Need help?





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I had my daughter 4 years ago but my tummy muscles have gone and it's really embarrassing it smells and makes me feel awful please help





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