Aging can be an unsettling process, and finding that gravity has gained the upper hand on your now-sagging breasts can be one of the most disturbing parts of the aging process for some women.
It’s no wonder then that we see many women each week for breast lift surgery in our NYC and Long Island offices. Mastopexy, or breast lift, is the answer to women who are beginning to feel that downward pull.
Women with breasts that have become elongated, have nipples that point downward, or have lost firmness are among the patients who will benefit the most from a breast lift.
Many of my patients are baffled as to why the sagging has happened to them! Read on for answers to this burning question...
Age Increases While the Chest Decreases
Having your breast begin to sag, or droop, is nothing out of the ordinary. Every woman will experience it in her lifetime, as it is due to many factors coinciding with age.
There is no set age at which you will begin to notice the changes, but there are a few things that can speed up the process, such as:
- Number of pregnancies
- Breast size before pregnancy
- Body mass index (BMI)
- Excessive weight gain and loss
All Those Babies Take a Toll On Mom’s Body!
While pregnancy and nursing can in fact be a contributor to breast deflation, it is not nursing itself that stretches the breasts. During pregnancy, the body produces massive amounts of estrogen and progesterone which cause the breasts to enlarge with the development of milk glands.
Going through more than one pregnancy causes these glands to expand and contract the skin repeatedly, causing the look of sagging breasts whether you nurse naturally or not. As New York breast surgeon specialists, we see many patients who share in this same situation.
Bras Won’t Stop the Onset Of Drooping
No matter if you or your mother have ever said it aloud, every woman probably thinks at some point or another that if she faithfully wears a bra, she will give herself a few extra years of her breasts staying in place. This is, unfortunately, not true.
The skin will still continue to stretch over time and, believe it or not, there is no muscle holding up your breasts. That’s right, ladies. That means all the exercise in the world won’t protect you from gravity either. If you want to reverse the signs of breast sagging from aging, then surgery is the only way to do it.
Conquering Gravity Starts with a Consultation with our Breast Lift NYC or Long Island Surgeons
Age will hit all of us at some point. There is just no hiding from it! Perhaps it already has crept up on you and you can identify with the symptoms and causes of breast sagging. But now there is a way to reverse those sagging signs of aging with a breast lift.
To learn more about how a breast lift can help you, please contact our breast lift NYC or Long Island surgeons at 212.206.0023 or 631.499.1831.
People who found this article helpful also read this related post about breast lifts.
To a Youthful Pair,
The Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team