The causes of breast sagging may vary. One of the most common reasons for drooping breasts that have a flattened appearance is the effects that pregnancy has on the body.
Breast size increases during pregnancy for many women due to putting on weight during gestation, as well as an increase in bust size due to the hormones that cause lactation for breastfeeding purposes. After giving birth, the breasts may decrease in size and fullness. However, the skin has already been stretched - sometimes irreparably - leaving the breasts looking saggy and deflated.
The effects of weight gain followed by weight loss take a similar toll on the breasts. Once the fat is gone due to diet, exercise, or weight loss surgery, the skin is loose and the breasts appear empty. Finally, nearly all women experience aging skin at some point, often starting around age 30. Skin loses elasticity and structural collagen, causing heavy breast tissue to sag as a result of gravity’s demands over time. Other women have drooping breasts or nipples that point downward as a matter of genetics. All of these concerns can be easily corrected with a one-day breast lift surgery with Dr. Whitfield, an experienced Austin breast lift surgeon.