Sagging Saga: Why Breasts Lose The Battle With Gravity

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Sagging is a normal part of how the body changes. While some say saggy breasts are a result of weight fluctuation and pregnancy, others blame breast involution, when milk-producing glands shrink and shut down, as an additional factor.

Breasts don’t have muscle, but rather suspensory ligaments and tissue. When the Cooper’s ligaments, which suspend the breast tissue, get stretched out, they can’t recoil; therefore, support is lost. Furthermore, if the skin gets stretched, the dermis can be damaged and unable to contract, which is why stretch marks appear.

Weight loss can contribute to sagging, too. There’s ample fat in the breast, and if you have a tendency to lose weight there, you’ll probably lose volume, too. It’s also believed that having larger breasts can lead to quicker and more noticeable sagging.

Although aging is a factor, it doesn’t impact sagging as much as genetic and weight-related reasons.

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