Breast Lifts and Saggy Breasts

As with most everything there some interesting myths and rumors related to sagging breasts. Our Orange County breast surgery clients have shared some urban legends that we thought we’d take a little time to sort fact from fiction.

Myth 1: Creams, potions, lotions and supplements can restore breast firmness and perkiness.

Fact: Creams and other topical or oral “breast enhancement” enhancements will NOT lift sagging breasts. Please don’t waste any of your time or money on creams.  Everybody would love an easy, quick way to make the girls a little perkier but there are no good study that shows breast lifting capability of topical creams, ointments or oral supplements. Even most exercise routines will not give you beautiful breasts.

Myth 2: Bouncing causes breasts to droop.

Fact: Breasts sag because over time the supporting ligaments and skin stretch out due to gravity. Everywhere on the body skin will lose its elasticity, breasts are particularly vulnerable because they hang already.

Myth 3: Implants alone will give you lift.

Fact: Fullness not necessarily a breast lift comes from getting breast implants. If you go with an implant alone or put one above the muscle trying to get a lift without actually doing a breast lift, you will be disappointed in the final shape.

Myth 4: Breast size is constant throughout a woman’s lifetime.

Fact: Breast size will change throughout a woman’s lifetime due to changes in hormones, weight and lifestyle changes in addition to pregnancy and breast-feeding.

Myth 5:  Pectoral exercises like bench pressing will stop any sagging.

Fact: While these exercises will help enhance tone, they can’t change the shape or positioning of the breasts.  A breast lift is the only real solution for elevating the breast to a higher position on the chest wall.

So sadly sagging breasts is a natural part of the aging process, as the ligaments and tissue are impacted by gravity but they don’t have to stay that way. If you want to give the girls a significant lift without a bra, then breast lift surgery is the choice for you. Other temporary ways to give the breasts a lift include: Investing in a properly fitted bra; keep your weight stable, drastic changes up and down can lead to sagging; sleep on your back and avoid putting too much weight on your front side; keep breasts moisturized and always use sunscreen; maintain good posture; exercise regularly; and if and when the girls do head south, don’t hesitate to nab a really great push-up bra if you’re not ready for surgery.

If you live in the Orange County area and are tired of your saggy breasts, contact our office today and Dr. Ali Sajjadian and his caring staff will be able to provide you with personalized consultation and review your available options.