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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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Hey I'm only 21 years old and I have recently been diagnosed with an eating disorder I have lost tons of weight which has now left me with horrible breasts I used to be a 34DD I now don't even fit in a B cup the problem I have now is I'm just left with loose skin and it's disgusting I have even tried getting fitted for a proper bra and nothing fits correctly as I have nothing but sagged skin I wouldn't be as upset if I was older but the fact I'm 21 and have the body of someone 50 years older than me makes me severely depressed it's enough with having to deal with an eating disorder let alone looking as terrible as what I do :/





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I totally get it. I wish i didnt. Being told oh well itl happen anyway isnt the answer, like u i have a history of eds. Funny enough i though thought id feel better bout myself. Got told losing weight after after long time of over eating was a magic bullet. Hahaha. Just as damaged mentally as when ana mia and body now screwed to look at. Thanks docs.

It happens to us all......money is the only fix on this one ladies :(





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Hi, I'm 41 years old and had my son 25 years ago. After having my son I didn't breast feed and my boobs became quite a large size, my original size was 32b and grew to a 32d for a number of months, when they did eventually decrease in size I became a 32a, leaving me with stretch marks for years. Over time my boobs have decreased in size again to roughly a 32aa and sagging. I feel like I have 2 very little empty sacs and no matter what bra I wear to make my shape look better I know what's below these clothes. I'm slim, in good shape for my age and these sagging boobs look like they should be on a 60 plus woman, it gets so depressing at times and thankfully yes I do have a good man who always tells me it doesn't worry him, but no matter how many times I hear that there is still a voice deep down telling me hearing those words isn't enough. Any other mums out there with this problem?





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Hi I'm twenty I have saggy books and I have inferred nipples I was wondering if anyone can help me I have two children and this makes me so depressed and ashamed of my boobs





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Hi I am 22 with two children both have been breast fed but I have been getting very saggy boobs and they are starting to droop to the side. is this normal?





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Im 15 and my boobs are saggy and my nipples don't look normal. They aren't flat with an outdent and aren't a darker colour than my breasts. I am very insecure about this and I'm not sure what to do about it! It's embarrassing me and my friends dont say that theirs look the same.





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hi my name is Leslie I am 28 years old and the mother of two. I have spent the past year at home of course with my 2-year-old but mostly depressed about my saggy breast it is really badI feel that not even an elderly woman should not have breast this saggy . I feel horrible it is bad I came across this website and seen other women with my problem got the guts to say something I hope I can get help I'm hoping there is still hope :"(





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Hiya am 25 just had my second 6 month ago, my breasts are saggy and stretch marked and its getting me down. Im crying about it, dont want my partner near me. Just feel horrible n not womanly. The stretch marks on my stomach get me down too. But not having breast terrible i dont feel womanly. Please help





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Hi I'm 16 and my bra size is 34 E, I have lost a dramatic amount of weight and now my boobs literary have gone saggy. It puts pressure on me because Even though I have bigger boobs I find that my boobs are huge and I want to try and reduce them down to about a D Or C.Any help I will be grateful for.





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hi im 36 years old and suffer with saggy breasts and one is bigger than the other slightly.Ive always had this problem from a young age but after having three children and losing 4 stone they have got worse its really getting me down and affecting my relationship with my husband,i have no confidence at all and am very concious about the way i look.I have a hard job getting bras to fit me correctly and spend ages in different shops to find one and then they are never right.Its horrible aswell as i can not wear certain tops as they dont look right and i wont go swimming with the children as i feel everybody is looking at me.please could you help me as its making my life very miserable.Ive been to my GP about it and been refferred up the hospital who said i need to have an uplift but can not afford to have it done :-(thankyou x





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