A sagging or drooping bréast is a natural, inevitable process that most women experience at some points in their lives. Women tend to be bothered by this life’s normal process, because they feel it makes them unattractive.
Drooping bréast are said to occur with age, but a bréast can actually start sagging at any age simply because they do not have muscles in them…
While the causes of sagging are not known, many schools of thought attribute the cause of this phenomenon to bréastfeeding. But many researches and studies have shown that this is a complete myth. Outcomes of studies and researches have found that expansion and contraction of milk glands during pregnancy and not bréastfeeding is responsible.
In some cases, it even happens without pregnancy. Sagging can happen sooner than expected, except those with very small bréasts. It is not uncommon to see teens with drooping bréasts. Another reason bréasts are thought to sag is excessive weight. Being overweight puts extra tissues on the bréasts, which make them heavier and therefore sag.
Bréast sagging cannot be totally prevented. Even with bréast lift surgery, the results are not permanent, because the skin and the ligaments will eventually stretch.
However, there are a few things you can do:
Massage Your Bréasts
This may sound strange, as most people are familiar with body massage and not bréast massage. But the best and easiest way to reduce the potential problems of sagging and fibro cystic lumps is to self massage your bréasts at least three to five times in a week. This works in two ways. One, it releases stagnated fluids in the bréast. Secondly, it helps in reshaping and lifting the bréasts. For optimum results, use natural, organic bréast massage oils made just for bréasts.
Use Correct Bra
Correct choice of bra can help reduce incidence of bréast sagging. While you are getting dressed, make sure your straps are adjusted correctly. For those that are busty, choose bras that are specially designed for large bréasts. For women who do sports that involve a lot of movement, such as running or football, it is important to wear supportive sports bra.
When bréasts bounce a lot during sports, it can stretch and harm the ligaments inside the bréasts. Avoid going bra-less, because going without a bra for too long will further stretch the bréast tissues. Bras should also be worn correctly by ensuring that the middle of the bra is centred within your body.
Maintain A Steady Weight
Adding and shedding weight causes changes in the size of bréasts. Excessive weight causes the bréasts to enlarge, which stretches the skin. When you shed weight, the bréast skin becomes stretched, making the bréast appear empty with a saggy look.
Try to maintain a stable weight by exercising and eating a balanced diet. Eating whole grains with plenty of vegetables and avoiding junk foods also helps to maintain a steady weight. One hour of walk or half an hour of aerobics everyday helps to keep the metabolism up and the weight steady.
Stop Smoking (if you do)
The side effects of smoking are numerous, and bréast sagging is one of them. When a person smokes, the carcinogens present in the smoke enter the body and cause elastin to break down in the body. Elastin fibres are responsible for skin suppleness; meaning the absence of these fibres causes the skin to sag. These fibres are found in bréast tissues, and over time, smoking can lead to breakdown of tissues that result in sagging bréasts.
Mind Your Exercise
When it comes to exercise, it may be both good and bad for the bréasts. The right method can keep the bréasts firm by providing better blood supply. While there are no muscles in the bréast itself, it is possible to build up the underlying pectorals for a lifting effect. But exercises like running may harm. While running without proper support, the bréasts bounce in a figure of eight. This causes wear and tear on the supporting ligaments.
In a research, it was found that bréasts move an average of 10cms up and down, side-to-side and forwards and backwards while running. The larger the size, the greater the force on the bréasts and the more they need to be restrained to avoid harm to the ligaments and connective tissue. This is why it is very important to wear a sports bra whenever you exercise.
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