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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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Hello, im 18 years old and have recently lost a lot of weight but even before that I hated my breasts, but now they are even worse they have gotten even more saggy and a lot more access skin. Before my weight loss I was a 32G and now im a 30D





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hi all I am 22 years old with three children I breastfed them all and of course they do sag I tend to wear push up bras for that added support but what bothers me is the excess skin some parts of my breast I have no feeling due to this sag I am a size 32DD bra from a 36c Ive bought firminmg cream tried all these home remedys nothing works I tend to not take my bra off only during baths and showers you'll never catch me in a bikini or anything like that, that doesnt have that support there. if I dont wear my bra and bend forward as to say my boobs end up in this flat cone shape I dont like it so my bra remains on during intermit momemts with my husband. Apart from a breast job which is far too much above my salary is there anything I can do im at a lost just want my confidence back xx





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Hi I'm 22 years old I've had two kids and breast fed them and I have been with my partner for 5 yrs now and I wont even take my bra off in front of him as my boobs sage that much I can feel them on my skin and it has put. Me down alot I don't know what to do it has ruined our relationship and my confidence really bad what can I do will my gp help me ??





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I am 22 years old & from the age I started developing my boobs have always headed south. Growing up with my older sister & her's being perky & normal I've always felt really self conscious about them. Can you recommend any alternative treatments without resorting to surgery? It would be a great help as I've lived with them all my life & they just keep getting worse as does my self esteem. I am currently in a relationship and hate undressing in front of him because of my boobs. Please help.





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I too have saggy boobs. They've always been droopy and horrible but now I've lost just over a stone they seem worse. I feel really bad now as am worried I'll be stuck will horrible boobs forever unless I have surgery, which really isn't an option as a) I can't afford it and b) I want to have kids one day and I understand a boob lift means you wouldn't be able to breast feed.





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I'm 26 I have 2 children I have an 8 year old and a 5 month who was born 8 weeks early Iam a 32a and have had boobs like a 13 year for all my life I was bullied both in and out of school I never went out of the house would always stay in my room and cry for hours and after having 2 kids I thought this would have changed them I have none what so ever I've tried every were and just simply haven't got the money to have implants I've been put on anti depressions because of this I hate my body the way I look I don't ever wanna leave the house I still feel like I'm 13 done don't know what else to try





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I'm 13 I wear a 36D and have saggy breast most females up here are to age they would have saggy breast but I'm so young where did things go wrong (note). Big breast runs in the fam.





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Hello I am 22 and have always had big breasts size DD/E however my boobs have never been upright and now after having my second child they have shrunk to about a D and I have alot of excess skin/sagging. This is realy embarassing for me, I won't even undress around my partner of 5years and feel to embarresed to go to the doctors please help.





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Well im about to have baby number 3 , by baby number 1... I had sagging of the breast from being an A cup to going to C cup bra size, I hate my breast because they sag, is there anyone out their whos done something other than surgrey, and saw an improvement in their boobs





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I'm 21. I have had one child 5 years ago. My breasts weren't all up where they were meant to be in the first place but I ballooned and my breasts grew to a h cup. I am now a C and I have to wear extremely padded bras to push them up to where they should be. I tried getting my nipples pierced in the hope it would make them erect all the time and therefore would improve the overall look but no.. They are flat on the top and very little fullness at the bottom and hang very low with a very large gap between them. I cant wear bikinis and I can't wear bras that aren't designed to give a boob job effect. What do I do? I feel like an old woman.





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