Sagging breasts: Causes and Myths


Many women are worried about their breast shape and size. The common problem among women is breast sagging. The most common reason of breast sagging is the pregnancy and lactation. About 90% of women just after childbirth and breastfeeding notice that their boobs lost its shape.

There two main factors of breast sagging:

  • skin flabbiness – the loss of its elasticity;
  • weak pectoral muscles that support the mammary gland.

The causes of skin flabbiness may be:

  • weak muscle tissue and a large bust;
  • unhealthy diet;
  • inadequate intake necessary vitamins during gestation;
  • smoking and alcohol.

Weak pectoral muscle is often the result of:

  • the lack of even minimal physical activity;
  • incorrect body position (bent back / shoulders) in a static position, such as sitting at a PC;
  • large breasts;
  • weak/undeveloped back muscles.

Many women are hoping that motherhood will increase the size of their breasts. This really could happen, but it can also go the reverse process when the size of the mammary gland becomes smaller.

Myths about breast sagging

Now we add a little bit of shock and discredit 4 biggest myths about saggy breasts.Not many people know about them. So, the myths are:

Myth №1. Pectoral exercises such as bench press, prevent sagging


Not certainly in that way. These exercises can improve the overall tone of the pectoral muscles, but they can not change the shape and positioning of the breast. If it has a serious sag for a long time, then the only effective way to correct it is breast surgery. Remember, exercises don’t do miracles, they really work (especially in combination), but they cannot solve the problem of a very sagging breast.

Myth №2. Breasts sag because of too frequent jumps and fast running

It is untrue. Supporting ligaments and the skin surrounding the mammary glands is stretched over time, thus sagging occurs. Gravity also contributes to breast sagging. But running and jumping practically does not affect the breasts.

Myth №3. Breast size remains constant throughout the woman life

No! In addition to pregnancy and breastfeeding, its size may increase / decrease due to changes in hormonal levels, weight and lifestyle.

Myth №4. Creams, lotions can help restore the elasticity of the chest


Undoubtedly, they are able to provide some recovery effect, but on;y if they will be used in a complex action. By themselves, they have a low efficiency.