4 Ways to Prevent Breasts From Sagging as You Age
- Published: Tuesday, June 30th 2015
- in Living Well
New research has highlighted that our breasts age quicker than any other part of our body, but there are ways to keep the inevitable sagging of your breasts at bay. We all have to contend with fighting the sands of time and while the aging process is inevitable, there are things we can do to ensure that our vital assets stay where we want them to be for longer.
#1: Age-Proof Your Assets with Regular TLC
Human genetics research shows that our breast tissue ages more quickly than the rest of our body and even healthy and youthful breast tissue is roughly two or three years older than anything else.
This is not really surprising when you consider that breast skin is actually very thin and sensitive in the first place. Add in hormonal fluctuations in our body and the fact that our breasts change in shape and content throughout different stages of our lives, leading to a decrease in collagen, you soon start to understand that your breasts are an asset that you need to be protective and pro-active about.
Our regular pampering routine will probably involve facials and nail care, but you need to include your breasts in your regular regime as well. Moisturizing is essential when you know how thin the skin is on your breasts, so look for products that contain natural ingredients such as vitamin B3 or niacinamide. This will help to reduce wrinkles and improve the elasticity of your skin when you moisturize your breasts regularly, and don’t forget to be liberal with the SPF cream to counteract the effect of the sun when you are exposing your body to great outdoors on a hot day.
#2: Show Your Support
Wearing a well-fitted bra regularly will definitely help give your breasts the support they need, and if you play sports regularly, make sure you buy a decent sports bra that allows you to exercise without feeling uncomfortable or restricted. A good sports bra will not have underwire and will be designed in a way that so your breasts will be lifted, stable, and away from the body.
#3: Cosmetic help
Breast lift surgery has become increasingly popular in the last decade and growth in demand has outstripped breast implants by more than double. Breast lift surgery will not significantly alter the size of your breasts or round out the upper part. What a breast lift can do is offer you the chance to achieve a breast profile that is more youthful in appearance and appears more uplifted.
You can get a breast lift at any stage of your life after your breasts have finished developing and you will still be able to breast feed after the procedure if you want to. Natural and cosmetic remedies mean that you can do something positive to help avoid watching your breasts try to head south.
Dr. Kevin Ruhge is a long-time cosmetic surgeon who as elected to the Alpha Omegal Alpha National Honor Medical Society during his extensive medical training. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, he hopes to help people live better lives by sharing his insights and experiences.