Saggy boobs can be a constant source of embarrassment, unease, and discomfort.
If you are fed up of constantly being weighed down - quite literally - by all of this self-consciousness, it might be time to do something about it.
This guide explores a range of solutions you could try to make your saggy boobs more perky and uplifted.
However, if you want a dependable solution you may be considering surgery.
Here at Pall Mall, we offer a wide range of cosmetic procedures, including breast enlargement, uplift, and reduction surgeries.
Our expert team offers free consultations that can give you more insight about which surgery will get you the results you desire, and get you to feeling like your best self sooner rather than later.
However, if you want to try a more natural approach first, take a look at these top tips!
What defines saggy boobs?
Also known as breast ptosis, saggy breasts are defined by the lowering of the nipples.
There are three stages of breast ptosis that depend on where abouts the nipple is in relation to the breast fold:
- Stage One: Mild
- Stage Two: Moderate
- Stage Three: Severe
Depending on what level of breast ptosis you have, you could be experiencing some neck or shoulder pain from your breasts.
No one should be in pain every day, and our surgeons can help you be free of these feelings.
Get in touch with our friendly team to book your free consultation today!
Why do I have saggy breasts?: 5 common reasons
Unfortunately, our breasts are extremely likely to change as we age - just like the rest of our body!
Although, there are a number of reasons that can make your breasts sag at a more extreme rate.
We all know the havoc hormones can play on our minds and bodies, and this also includes breasts.
Especially during the menopause, oestrogen levels drop, which can cause breast tissue to become dehydrated. It is this that causes the breasts to sag.
Of course, it’s not just the menopause that can cause hormonal changes. Various other factors can impact them, such as:
- Medical conditions
- Lifestyle habits
If you want to be sure your hormones are level, Pall Mall offers a range of blood tests - including female hormone profiles - that can get you answers fast!
Pregnancy is a common cause of sagging breasts. It is often believed this is due to breastfeeding, but this is actually not the case.
"Pregnancy frequently leads to changes in breast shape and firmness, commonly attributed to hormonal fluctuations and stretching of the skin and ligaments. Contrary to popular belief, breastfeeding itself is not the primary cause of sagging breasts. At Pall Mall Cosmetics, we offer tailored breast surgery options to address post-pregnancy concerns, restoring shape and confidence for our patients."
- Mr. Prasad, Cosmetic Surgeon at Pall Mall Cosmetics
During pregnancy, hormones fluctuate significantly, and it is most likely this that will cause saggy boobs.
Weight influences the amount of fatty tissue within the breasts, which can have a big impact on their shape, size, and look.
The more tissue within the breast, the more strain is placed on the ligaments. It is this that causes your boobs to sag.
However, if you lose a lot of weight very quickly, it can lead to excess skin - another reason why your breasts might droop.
This one may seem silly, but gravity doesn’t just work on apples!
Like with anything, gravity continually pulls down any breast tissue, which can lead to sagging boobs.
Ways you can prevent your breasts from sagging
We know it seems like it’s a battle you can’t win, but there are some things you can do to prevent saggy boobs.
Upper body workouts
Although there’s no confirmation that an upper body workout will lift your breasts, certain pectoral workouts can strengthen the muscles around your boobs.
When strengthened, the breast tissue is lifted which creates an uplifted appearance.
However, when working out, it’s imperative to wear a supportive sports bra to prevent stretching the ligaments and making all your workouts redundant!
Smoking can have drastic effects on the elasticity of the skin as well as increasing the ageing process!
The less elasticity you have, the more likely you’ll have saggy boobs!
Therefore, we recommend you stop smoking so you can keep as much elasticity in your skin as possible - as well as staying youthful!
Now, we know this is easier said than done, but trying to keep a steady weight can prevent your boobs from sagging.
If you do want to lose some weight, we recommend doing this slowly - if possible - to give your skin and breast tissue the best chance at adjusting with you, in the hopes of preventing saggy boobs.
This may be a last resort for some people, but surgery can truly be life changing.
Breast surgery may be for you if you find yourself feeling self-conscious about how your breasts look or are in pain from your sagging breasts.
No matter the reason, you deserve to feel confident and comfortable in your body.
At Pall Mall, we offer a range of cosmetic surgeries targeted at breasts - so if you want a reduction, enlargement, uplift or even a combination of some surgeries, we can help.
We understand that surgery is a big decision, and our nurses and surgeons will be here to support you at every stage of the journey, to ensure you feel like your best self.
Ready to say goodbye to saggy breasts? Pall Mall is here to help
If you want to start feeling confident about your breasts, our expert surgeons can help.
We understand that each patient needs a bespoke treatment, which is why we go above and beyond to ensure every single person gets the high level of care they deserve.
Your health and happiness is always our top priority, and this is why we offer two years of aftercare as standard.
Plus, you can get a free consultation at one of our clinics across the UK, so there’s no harm in meeting with one of our consultants if you’re unsure if surgery is right for you.
To start your cosmetic journey, why not get in touch with our friendly team today?
- Phone us on 03300 27 26 51.
- Visit one of our clinics across the North West.
- Book an appointment using our contact form and a member of our team will contact you.