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Is it normal to have a sagging breast?

What causes a saggy breast?

Sagging breasts, or breast ptosis, is a completely normal and common condition experienced by many women. There are a variety of contributing factors that can lead to sagging breast such as;

  • Age is one of the most common causes of sagging breasts. The skin is the largest organ in the body and is responsible for providing protection and support to the underlying tissues. As we age, our skin loses elasticity and firmness, which can cause the breasts to sag. 
  • Weight fluctuations. The skin is stretched and then contracted when weight is gained or lost. 
  • Pregnancy. The breasts are stretched during pregnancy and then can lose elasticity. 
  • Genetics can also play a role in the development of sagging breasts, as some women are more prone to sagging than others. 
  • Lifestyle choices such as smoking and sun exposure. Smoking can break down collagen and elastin, and sun exposure can damage the skin and cause it to lose elasticity.
  • Hormonal changes. As women approach menopause, their bodies produce less estrogen, which can lead to a decrease in collagen and elastin production. This can cause the skin to become less firm, resulting in sagging breasts.

Psychological Impact of Saggy Breast

The psychological impact of saggy breasts is an issue that affects many women. The condition, which is caused by a loss of skin elasticity, can have a negative impact on a woman’s self-image and self-esteem. It can also affect a woman’s overall health and well-being. The physical effects of sagging breasts can be quite noticeable. The breasts may appear larger and heavier, and the nipples may be lower than normal. This can lead to a feeling of insecurity and embarrassment. Women may also feel self-conscious about their appearance, which can lead to a lack of confidence. The psychological effects of sagging breasts can be just as significant. Women may experience feelings of depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. They may also feel less attractive and less desirable to their partner. This can lead to a decrease in sexual desire and satisfaction.

Can breast sagging be cured?

Fortunately, there are a variety of treatment options available to help restore the firmness and shape of their breasts.

  1. The most common treatment for sagging breasts is a breast lift. Breast lift surgery can help improve the shape and position of the breasts, resulting in a more youthful look. During the procedure, excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is tightened to give the breasts a more lifted appearance. This procedure can also reduce the size of the areola and reposition the nipples to a more youthful position.
  2. Another popular treatment option is breast augmentation. This procedure involves the placement of implants to increase the size and shape of the breasts. Implants can also help to improve the appearance of sagging breasts by providing additional volume and support.

You may want to consider a combination of the two procedures. A breast lift and augmentation can be performed together to provide the best results. This combination procedure can help to restore the youthful appearance of the breasts while also providing the desired volume and shape.

Prevention of Saggy Breast

  • Exercise can help strengthen the muscles in the chest area and improve the overall shape of the breasts. Push-ups, chest presses, and chest flies are all great exercises to target your chest muscles. With regular exercise, you can help to prevent sagging and ptosis of the skin, as well as improve the overall shape and tone of your breasts. So, make sure to add exercises for strengthening your breasts to your workout routine today!
  • Wearing a supportive bra can help keep your breasts in place and reduce sagging.
  • Eating a healthy diet and avoiding smoking can help keep the skin firm and elastic. 

At GEM Aesthetic Clinic Malaysia, we have our experienced doctors available for consultation to guide you through our breast lift treatment Malaysia and which procedures are the best suit for you. Don’t hesitate to book a consultation with us now!

What are the other Breast treatments we offer?

Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Accessory Breast Removal, Nipple/Areola Reduction