Everyday Habits That Might Cause Your Breast to Sag
Pregnancy, breastfeeding and age can are all well-known contributors to breast sag. Studies have shown that genetics can also play a role in breast sag. However, there are some less-known factors that can hinder the appearance of your breasts. In this blog post, Miami breast lift plastic surgeon Dr. Ary Krau reveals some everyday habits that may cause sag and how you can keep your breasts looking youthful and beautiful.
Smoking is terrible for your health, including your skin. Smoking breaks down elastin, a protein that keeps your skin firm and youthful-looking. Without enough elastin, your breast skin will loosen and sag. Smoking has also been found to weaken and age the skin by decreasing oxygen supply and nutrients to the skin.
Avoid “crash” or “yo-yo” diets that cause you to lose a large amount of weight in a short amount of time. Extreme weight fluctuations, especially over a short amount of time, can weaken the breast tissue and cause the breasts to sag. Losing weight at a gradual pace and following a healthy diet and exercise regimen can help maintain the appearance of your breasts.
Many women remember to put sunscreen on their face and arms, but forget that their breasts are susceptible to sun damage as well. Sunbathing without sunscreen can cause premature aging and unwanted breast sagging. When spending time outdoors, protect your breasts with sunscreen and protective clothing.
Wearing the Wrong Bra
Wearing the wrong bra size or a bra with not enough support can cause the breasts to bounce around, putting stress on the breast skin and collagen. Proper bra support is especially important when exercising. Always wear a sturdy sports bra to protect your breasts when exercising.
How to Perk Up Your Breasts
Avoiding these habits can help you preserve the beauty and perkiness of your breasts. Other people believe exercising and strengthening your pectoral muscles can make your breasts appear lifted. However, the only proven solution for sagging, drooping breasts is breast lift surgery. A breast lift removes excess, stretched-out skin, restoring shape to the breasts. The procedure also raises the nipples to a higher position on the chest wall for a younger-looking appearance. Many women choose to combine breast lift with implants to achieve fuller breasts and an attractive body figure. To learn more about your breast surgery options, reach out to Dr. Ary Krau. Schedule a one-on-one consultation by calling (800) 664-9714 today.