Thursday, 27 September 2012

Ptosis (Sagging Breasts) : Causes & Treatment


It is a fact that breast sagging also referred to as ptosis is a condition experienced by all women sooner or later in their life (except those having small breasts) . Usually it is a condition occurring in adulthood, but it is now frequent among teenagers. For many of us it occurs quiet early even without pregnancy, this is possible in the case of those with heavy breasts.
          Most women are concerned about the breasts sagging, for they feel it reduces their attractiveness. But as a matter of surprise, it is not a turn-off to many men. Don’t panic if you see your breasts have started to sag early for there are numerous options available because it is much easier to prevent the worsening of drooping than treating it.
Some of the common CAUSES of sagging breasts however include:
AGE – the most common factor responsible for sagging breasts lies in growing age. The skin tends to get loose because of inefficiency in producing  sufficient amount of elastin and collagen thus, leading to the breasts to sag or droop down.
BRA – it is a common misconception that wearing a bra prevents the breasts from sagging. As a matter of fact, the ligaments involved in holding the breasts can get thinner and weaker if a bra is worn all the time.
SMOKING – this is due to the reason that tobacco smoke carries free radicals responsible for damaging skin cells thus, resulting in loss of elasticity. This can further result in facial wrinkles and drooping breast.
WEIGHT REDUCTION – when weight is loss, some amount of fat ebbs from the breasts. Generally, the skin and the ligaments contained by the breasts do not pull back accordingly leading to an empty looking breast which then droops.
BREASTS SIZE & GRAVITY – can pull down the skin and ligaments in heavy breasts. When gravity stretches the breast depending on the ligaments and the elasticity of skin, as specified by your diet and genes besides the normal aging process, the breasts tend to droop. Naturally, heavier breasts will droop more easily for they are being pulled down more by the gravity.

Certain TIPS and WAYS which can help in avoiding or slowing down the process of breasts sagging without requiring to go under knife. These include:

REPLACING OLD BRAS – even the best bra available have a life as long as 6 – 9 months. The cup and the band size get over stretched over time and the weight of the breast.
          Moreover, the bra material is also weakened through washing thus making the bra more stretched over passing time. It is recommended to hand-wash bras in cold water and avoid drying it in a heated drier.
MASSAGE – regular massage on breasts helps increase the circulation in breast tissues. This increased circulation budges fresh oxygen through the muscles and tissues allowing the body to heal itself.
          It implies that the body contains fresh oxygen to encourage the growth of collagen thereby, increasing elasticity.
MOISTURIZING – use moisturizing lotion on the body everyday. Dry and dehydrated skin is weaker and more at risk of getting stretched. It is advisable to look for products containing collagen-boosting ingredients, like holy basil or Echinacea.
SUPPORTIVE BRAS – in your days of being young , your breasts might have delineated, staying frisky even while moving bra-less. It is time to give your breast a break from all the heavy lifting from a supportive bra.
·       Go for bra that fits you properly
·       That keeps your breast in place all day
The main consideration while selecting the perfect bra is that the nipples should rest between the shoulder and the elbow. If the breasts droop lower, get re-fitted with a better spportive bra. Then the breasts will hold their shape even without a bra for a longer time if they are kept supported.
Other efficient solution are;
·       Breast Augmentation Surgery
·       Pectoral Exercises
·       Breast uplifting

........be Breasts aware.....