Breasts come in all shapes and sizes but clearly looking at your posts on the website for many of your mammaries have simply become a nightmare. There are lots of women out there who are worried about saggy breasts. Unfortunately rapid weight gain or weight loss can result in breasts sagging. It’s also part of a normal ageing process and if you are a smoker that too can be implicated. My advice is to get a good sports bra, give your breasts some support and that will encourage the ligaments to tighten up. Keep an eye on your weight and try and achieve a healthy body mass index.
There seems to be a particular discussion thread on the website about saggy breasts after breast feeding. Can I reassure you, breast feeding does not cause saggy breasts. Actually the process of being pregnant causes a stretch on the ligaments which support the breasts and sometime the simply don’t revert to the same size as they were pre-pregnancy. It’s no reason to stop breast feeding or not to consider breast feeding, and what I would strongly advise you to do is wear a supportive bra while you’re nursing your baby.
There seem to be an awful lot of women out there who are posting responses on the website who are deeply sad because they’ve got saggy breasts. Can I reassure you that this is a very, very common issue and you shouldn’t worry that you’re abnormal. In fact it’s a very normal process. Yes, there are options in terms of surgery, but you have to remember that surgery is not the panacea it appears to be. It’s not a quick fix and no matter who the surgeon is or where you have it done it is not risk free.
I’ve read lots of your remarks about your discontent when it comes to your breasts and clearly on reading them that some of you are deeply depressed. What I would suggest you do is go and talk to your GP and discuss not how you look on the outside but actually how you feel on the inside because they are best placed to provide you with the appropriate psychological support to deal with this.
Doctor Responses: Sagging Breasts
Dr Pixie outlines why breasts sag in the first place, and what can be done about it. She also provides expert medical answers to your most commonly asked questions on the subject.
The questions Pixie answers were taken from around the Embarrassing Bodies website, but many were posted on our sagging breasts condition guide.
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