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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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Im 23 years old and have always been size 14+ always had a very large chest at 14 I was a 40DD, now ive lost 3 and a half stone, still have a size 36D chest but have found my breast are really saggy now, to the point I hate looking at them, I really dont know what to do :-( can anyone suggest anything please





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It is really sad to hear all these young girls so down about their appearance. I can relate to all of these stories. Just know that it is never as bad as in your head and, to guys, a pair of boobs is a pair of boobs. But the only thing that will make a significant difference is gaining some weight back. Curves are in 😉

I'm Tsholo, I'm 20 years old and I've lost over 20 kilograms. even though I'm happy about my dramatic weight loss, it also caused my breast to look extremely saggy due to the excess skin that is left on them. I've been trying to find a good doctor in Johannesburg that can help with the removal of my excess skin and a breast lift. any information would be appreciated. thank you





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I'm 18 and not overweight, but close to it and since I've been losing and gaining around 5 kilos again and again, my boobs are saggy and look awful and I'm really depressed about it. I googled a bit, so starting today I will try and moisturize and exercise, but I wonder if they will ever go perky and firm again :( Help me please, I could really use some support or someone to talk to who has the same problem.





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I'm 17, 18 in October and I have really saggy breast with large nipples (oh and let me add the fact that I have stretch marks on my breast as well) I do try and exercise but the way they sag get in the way. I absolutely hate them and it's so embarrassing. I can't even get changed in front of my friends or if I have friends stay overnight I have to wear a bra to bed because I'm embarrassed about the sagginess. If anyone knows anything that can help it would help me soooo much





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i'm 22 dnt like the way my breast are saggy,sumtimes while with my friend whose breast are firm,i feel unconfortable.is there any thing i can do apart from surgery that will make the breast round and firm.





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I'm 17 nearly 18 and I have very saggy breasts with large nipples, I am 34D/DD and I hate them because they're just so saggy without a bra, they make me feel really self conscious because a lot of girls I know have really nice perky breasts. I'm not over weight I'm about 8/9 stone and 5'6 in height. please help me on how I can reduce the saggy ness! and smaller nipples!





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Hey I'm Cathy and I am 14 years old, yes maybe a bit young to be worrying about this. But I am sure my breasts are too saggy... I'm size 34C but think my bra is a little big so i am going to get one fitted soon. I was wondering if using cream or oil and doing exercises actually does work before I start trying? Or are my breasts just unable to have enough muscle to hold them up? I am very very insecure about them! And all my friends seem to have much perkier breasts, it seems strange I don't :) if you have any advice please share it with me :)





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Hi I'm 21, virgin, but my breast are saggy and far apart. I wonder what can I do or is there nothing I can do because I've tried some exercise but they didn't work. Thank you!





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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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