The breast is the tissue overlying the chest (pectoral) muscles, The female breast is more developed than the male breast. The primary purpose of the breast is to produce milk for nutrition of the baby, however women wants their breasts to be round and full with a small point at the nipple forever.
While many people grow old gracefully some people worry when the shape and proportion of their breasts change – with some anxious to prevent them losing their youthful appearance.
“Understandably, women often wish to reduce the drooping effect and will seek advice to tackle sagging breasts.”
However, the surgeon has sought to tackle the rumors which many believe could stop breasts losing their shape. He has also advised on the options available to address sagging breasts effectively.
1. Splashing water on the breasts will keep them firm
There is a common misbelief that splashing cold water on the breasts could cause the tissue to shrink, which will lift the boobs, contributing to a perkier shape. Dr Hamza said this remedy will only serve to increase the skin’s elasticity but won’t help to firm this body part.
2. Chest exercises and push-ups can promote firmness and perkiness
By doing push-ups on a regular basis you are working your pectoral muscles, which can lead to perkier boobs over time.
However, no exercise can directly tackle the issue of sagging breasts, as they are purely made up of fat tissue. The firmness of the breasts is related to the skin quality and the size of the mammary gland.
Women will experience a deterioration of these two physical characteristics as they age, because the skin will become less elastic and the size of the gland will decrease.
3. Wearing a bra in bed prevents sagging and keeps your boobs perky
Dr Hamza said: “This is a false misconception. Wearing a bra can help to achieve the immediate desired shape and look but, once it’s removed, breasts will return to their natural position.”
Wearing a bra can even aggravate the saggy effect as its wire support works against gravity, weakening the breast’s natural ability to self-lift.
4. Wearing a large bra will make your boobs look bigger but could cause sagging
Dr Hamza said: “Opting for a large bra can help to create a fuller looking cup size and there is no scientific evidence to suggest that wearing a bra that is too big for you would contribute to sagging breasts, but I would advise that women wear lingerie to fit their natural shape to ensure they are comfortable.”
5. Running can prevent breasts sagging
Exercise is always recommended because it contributes to a healthier lifestyle.
However, when training, women should wear supportive resistance bras to counteract the sagging effect.
6. Chest exercises will make your breasts smaller
There’re no scientific evidence to suggest that chest exercises can reduce the size of the breasts.
Training can help with weight loss and, as a consequence, can reduce any excessive fat tissue around this area, but the amount depends on each woman’s metabolism and genetics.
7. There is nothing you can do to prevent sagging breasts
This is not true. If women are healthy, eat well, exercise and avoid excessive exposure to UV rays and smoking, this will play a significant role in maintaining the quality of your skin.
Dr Hamza said: “Yoyo dieting can also have a detrimental effect on the breast area because it will cause skin to loosen and will create stretch marks which are difficult to remove.
“Applying creams and lotions, which can improve the skin’s complexion and prevent its ageing, is also helpful.”