Every woman is beautiful, but there are times when you wonder what really is the cause of your small saggy boobs; is it natural, or is it a result of a health issue?
To many that are less endowed, it’s usually such a disappointment to look down and behold those small saggy boobs. However, today, we’re going to tell you how to get your small pecky boobs back.
What Is Considered Sagging Breasts?
In the scientific world, the sagging of breasts condition is known as breast ptosis. Well, you know that breasts are composed of fat, breast tissues like the mammary gland and Cooper’s ligament. The latter is responsible to lift and keep your breasts firm.
However, in the event that it stretches and starts to lose its elasticity, then the breasts can become saggy and deflated.
There are several lifestyles and hereditary factors that influence the size and shape of your breast.
The level or degree of sagging is partly determined by genetics like skin elasticity, the body’s ability to accumulate or burn fat, and breast density.
Some patients’ breasts are denser than others because breasts are made from breast tissue like mammary glands and lighter fat.
The ratio of these two components influences your breast density and your Breast density can influence the level of sagging
Denser or heavier breasts are predisposed to sag faster and further over time; however, other factors may also play a role
How to classify saggy breasts
- level 1: Shape Malformation
- Level 2: running can become a problem
- Level 3: Stretched post-pregnancy or after significant weight gain/loss
- Level 4: Allotrophic Skin – Poor collagen strength
Most women seeking a breast lift are mostly at level 3 and 4 stages of sagging.
There are several surgical solutions for small saggy boobs:
- Boobs Lift without implants (Mastopexy)
- Boobs Augmentation (BA) – inserting a largish implant without re-positioning the breast
- Boobs Lift with implants (Masto-Augmentation, Masto-Aug or MA)
At What Age Do Breasts Start to Sag?
We don’t have a specific age when you can expect your breasts to begin to sag, since we have seen women in their 20s and 40s complaining about small saggy boobs.
Many things contribute to sagging, and women experience it at different times. But, Of course, time does eventually become a factor for all women.
If you manage to escape sagging in your 30s and 40s, you will most likely run into it as you go through the hormonal changes of menopause.
What Causes Small Saggy Boobs Or Deflated Breasts?
Let’s figure out 10 major causes that are leading to breast sagging:
1. Wrong posture
If you don’t believe that your posture can affect the shape and firmness of your breast, then you’re mistaken!
If you slouch all the time, then gravity will pull and accelerate the problem of saggy breasts. You can’t really feel the pull, but it impacts your Cooper’s ligament and stretches it.
This happens over a period of time, and for those who don’t like putting on a bra for a long period, then the saggy boobs problem can hit you early.
Muscles and ligaments loosen up when you practice bad posture; this can lead to saggy breasts. Practicing the right sitting posture is very important.
Collagen is responsible for maintaining the elasticity of the skin. It is an important protein in our body, and Its reserves get depleted, as we age.
However, smoking affects its production negatively, and you may end up with small saggy boobs.
3. Lack of exercise
Most women tend to avoid body exercises, either due to a lack of strength or motivation. But the absence of body exercises, especially upper body exercises can also lead to saggy breasts.
4. Rapid weight loss
The breast tissue is made up of lots of fat content. The contour of the breast changes when there is a rapid drop in body fat. The excess skin sags and the firmness of your breast may start to lose.
In this case, your boobs sag due to the loss of collagen in your body, as one approaches or reaches menopause. It’s all a play of hormones here, and there is nothing you can do about this. It is completely normal, and you should not panic at all!
As already stated, genetics play an important role in deciding the strength of your Cooper’s ligament and the way your body conserve and burn fat.
So, if any of your parents or fore-parents have low ligament strength, then that might be transferred to you and can be the cause of your sagging boobs.
Following breastfeeding, the fat cells shrink and sagging occurs. I advise women to keep exercising before, during, and after the breastfeeding period to avoid any kind of sagging.
8. Body mass index:
Studies have seen that women with a higher body mass index tend to have larger and firmer breasts than women with a lower body mass index.
The force of gravity is working against our body from day one on earth. It pulls down on the breast tissue and our skin, and over time, the ligaments holding our boobs are stretched resulting in small saggy boobs.
10. Exposure to Sun
Long periods of sun exposure will affect the elasticity of the skin since the sun dries out and breaks down collagen, resulting in weakened skin.
How To Prevent Developing Small Saggy Boobs
There are so many causes and factors that contribute to the sagging of the breast. You can’t completely prevent it especially if you consider genetics, gravity, and other factors beyond our control.
However, there are some things you can do to try to keep your breasts firm for as long as you can.
- Hydrate and Drink plenty of water. This improves your overall health and your skin health too. Optimal hydration preserves the skin elasticity.
- Quit smoking or don’t smoke. Smoking depletes collagen reserve
- Maintain a healthy weight, and avoid rapid gain or loss of weight.
- Practice good posture and avoid slouching. You’re giving gravity more opportunity to pull at your breasts when your posture isn’t right. But, good standing or sitting posture can help support the breasts and might even give you a natural lift.
- Get a hormone test: A drop in the hormone estrogen may result in a decrease in tissue collagen. Thus, boosting estrogen levels with supplements or other ways you may find appropriate may improve breast shape and form. Talk to your doctor and get a test first before trying to raise your estrogen levels.
Eating a healthy, fresh diet will not only keep your boobs looking fabulous, but will give you plenty of energy and other health benefits too.
Eat plenty of green leafy varieties of vegetables and a wide range of colors of fruits. Consume Carbohydrates with low GI, and healthy fats such as avocado and nuts. Eat lots of Protein too and your meat choice should be lean meats.
Eating lots of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables may help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and leave you with much more supple and radiating skin.
Avoid crash diets and eating habits that might cause sudden weight loss. That can leave you with excess skin that will contribute to small saggy boobs.
How To Tighten Sagging Breasts?
There are several options to improve saggy boobs, but surgery is the most common method. Other noninvasive strategies or home remedies may also be effective.
Plastic Surgery for Small Saggy Boobs
If you are unhappy with your small saggy boobs, you may consider plastic surgery. Breast augmentation or a breast lift are two procedures that can restore and improve the shape and size of your boobs.
Remember, if you are still in your childbearing years and would still like to have children, breast surgery can interfere with breastfeeding in the future. Discussing this topic with your partner and plastic surgeon is very important.
Every woman is beautiful, but each woman’s definition of beauty can shape her self-image and self-esteem. Everyone wants to look and feel good.
Home Remedies to Improve Small Saggy Boobs
Some people suggest that home remedy measures such as targeted exercises can help lift saggy boobs. However, researchers have not concluded that such exercises are effective.
Wearing a supportive bra may also help improve the appearance of your chest region, but there is no evidence to suggest that a bra can prevent or reverse saggy boobs.
Carrying excess body fat can be a cause of breast ptosis. Therefore, losing weight by adjusting your diet to a healthier one may help improve the appearance of your boobs. Muscle training and aerobic exercise can also help you to lose those extra pounds.
Can a Bra Prevent Sagging?
There isn’t any reference that suggests that a bra can prevent sagging. However, it is logical to believe that wearing a good supportive bra can help to hold up the breasts and keep the ligaments from stretching out due to the effect of gravity. A bra can also come in handy, especially if you exercise or if you have large breasts.
On the other hand, some believe that wearing bras cause sagging by untraining the ligaments in your breast, making them weaker over time. A French study found that going without a bra did not contribute to sagging.
However, my advice is that women who are older, chubby, or have had children should consider wearing a bra.
Do Exercises Work to Prevent or Reverse Sagging?
As we know it, exercise works the muscles, and breasts are not made up of muscles. But there are muscles in the chest, and you can build up and tone the pectoral muscles.
Now, there are no exercises that can make sagging breasts perky again, but, exercises for the chest muscles and your upper body can improve the look of your chest area. Push-ups, chest presses, and butterfly curls are some exercises that can tone your chest area.
Small saggy boobs happen for many reasons – aging, pregnancy, smoking, and hormones are the major factors. Find or develop a way to manage these in your own life to improve breast firmness.
Just like wrinkles and grey hair, sagging breasts sometimes are a natural part of life and if you embrace them, you will end up being happier and more content with your life.
There is no natural miracle cure for small saggy boobs. There are many natural factors that intend it to be.
Live and let live; worry less about the imperfections of your body, and don’t let them hold you back from doing the things you want to do.