The shape and structure of the breasts is one of the most basic beauty feelings of the female body. Aesthetic problems in the breasts may be congenital or may develop in later ages. Breast sagging is a common family that affects many women, especially as they age. As time passes, the breast skin loses its firmness and can no longer bear the weight of the breast tissue. Gravity can also play a role in pulling the breast tissue down. Also known as ptosis, “breast sagging” can occur in any size breast, although it is more common in larger and faster growing breasts.
“Breast sagging in women” is considered a natural aesthetic change that occurs as a result of the natural aging process and various other factors that we will discuss shortly. For some, breast sagging is seen as a tolerable change, while for others, breast sagging can reach a visible level, which can be visually disturbing and the physical change experienced can be harmful to health. Why are the breasts sagging in this article? You may discover the answers to your questions, but first we would like to give you some information about breast sagging.
There are several ways women can tell if their breasts are saggy. Although a professional doctor should be consulted, women can assess whether their breasts are saggy by looking and touching the mirror to check for sagging. Apart from this, the biggest approach to understand whether there is a real sagging problem in the breasts is to check with a pencil. During this operation, the pen is tried to be placed under the breast. If the pen does not get stuck in the lower part of the breast during this test and does not fall to the ground, you should be satisfied; This is an indication that your breast is not sagging. However, if the pen is naturally next to your breast while performing this test, unfortunately, your breast may be sagging due to sagging.
What Causes Breast Sagging – What is Breast Ptosis?
“Breast ptosis” or breast sagging occurs when the nipple is lower than the breast fold and the lower pole skin excess appears. “Breast sagging” is usually caused by conditions such as age, weight loss, pregnancy and hormonal changes. Although aging is thought to be the most common cause of breast sagging, breast sagging can occur at any age.
When sagging develops in the breasts, it is determined by the degree of sagging. Sagging breasts cause the breasts to drop, the nipple to point down, and the upper half of the breast to lose its fullness. The position of the nipple relative to the breast fold indicates the degree of progression of breast ptosis.
When the nipple is placed above the crease line, the breast does not sag. It is at this time that the pen test should be mentioned. If the pen placed under the breast does not fall and is held in place by the breast tissue, sagging has begun.
What are the Causes of Breast Sagging?
“What causes sagging breasts?” There is no single correct solution to this problem. Causes may be influenced by the importance of risk variables and by the presence of several risk factors at the same time. It should not be forgotten that breast sagging is an anatomical change in this period.
The anatomical change is caused by the relaxation and elongation of the suspensory ligaments of the breast tissue, as well as the downward displacement of the nipple with the breast tissue. While discussing the causes of breast sagging, it seems more correct to emphasize the risk factors that may contribute to these structural changes in the breast.
Breast Prolapse Risk Factors
Advancement of Age: As you get older, breast tissue and breast structure begin to change. This change is directly related to the decrease in reproductive hormone levels. Due to the decrease in estrogen levels, there is less water retention in the skin and connective tissues, which affects the elasticity of the breast skin, especially in the postmenopausal period. When the breast skin loses its elasticity, the breast tissue loses its firmness and differentiates.
Genetic Factors: Genetic factors are among the risk factors that can cause breast sagging and/or breasts to sag faster and earlier. Genetic factors that affect the size and shape of the breasts also affect the strength and durability of the Cooper Ligaments that hold the breasts up.
Breast Shape and Size: Although sagging breasts can also affect small breasts, it is widely accepted that sagging is more common in large breasts and excess breast tissue accelerates the effect of gravity.
Weight Gain or Loss: Significant weight gain or loss and the rapidity of this process are risk factors for breast sagging.
Breastfeeding During Pregnancy: It is widely accepted that the breastfeeding process causes and is closely related to breast sagging. Breast sagging is not just about breastfeeding. Sagging can develop as a result of pregnancy and various other conditions.
During pregnancy, the breasts undergo a series of changes, becoming voluminous and ready for breastfeeding. Breasts may appear smaller, less full, and even drooping after breastfeeding is over and breastmilk is removed. However, these changes can be reversed in the post-pregnancy period. Quitting smoking during pregnancy, having a balanced and ideal weight, gaining weight slowly, using non-harmful moisturizers, choosing the right bras during pregnancy and breastfeeding are examples of strategies to be taken to prevent or reduce breast sagging.
Is Breast Lift Necessary?
“Breast sagging”, softness and deformation are some of the cosmetic problems that women are particularly sensitive to. The breast tissue, which is muscleless and consists entirely of sebaceous and milk glands, loses its youthful and energetic appearance over time due to reasons such as gravity, age, frequent weight gain, childbirth, breastfeeding, and inappropriate bra use. Breasts become hollow or the skin droops excessively, which can make women worry about their appearance and prompt them to seek alternative treatments. The solution will be breast lift surgery (mastopexy). You can have this surgery “Breast lift” successfully in our Yoo Retouch clinic under the supervision of our specialists. The specialists in our clinic will be with you in all your medical aesthetic processes and will answer all your questions. If you wish, you can also get information by phone.