- Can distort breast tissue and push it downwards or towards your under arms.
- Can decrease circulation which minimizes nourishment to breast tissue and accumulation of cellular waste (lymph).
- Won't support your breasts and can damage the Cooper's Ligaments which are responsible to keeping your "girls" upright. Sadly, this is known as "coopers droopers".
Rapid or Extreme Weight-loss:
- Won't give your breasts the time or nourishment they need to repair and adjust to their new size.
Pregnancy and Lactation:
- Makes your boobies grow super big, super fast only to leave you with stretch marks and droop. This will happen even if you decide not to breastfeed.
- Although breastfeeding itself won't make your boobies sag, the wrong technique can.
- Numerous pregnancies lead to saggier breasts.
Hormones and Menopause:
- Begin to shrink the milk ducts and leave your boobies feeling empty and saggy.
- Decrease estrogen levels. Estrogen triggers collagen production.
Poor Diet, Smoking and Sun Damage:
- Doesn't give your breast tissue the nourishment it needs to be healthy and firm.
- Creates free radicals and damages breast tissue.
- Dramatically decreases elastin resulting in saggy, fragile looking skin.
Genetics and Normal Aging:
- The larger they are, they sooner they fall.
- Gravity has no mercy.
Although there are some things that are unavoidable (like gravity), and others that we willingly choose to continue to do (like have babies!), there are several things we can do to prevent further damage to our breasts.
Obviously quitting smoking and slow weight loss can help prevent saggy boobies, but what else can we do? Is there any real hope to repair and perk up our tired looking breasts? Yes there is! Stay tuned for the next installment in our fight against Saggy Boob Syndrome where I'll separate the miracles from the snake oils!