Most women do not understand what contributes to breast sag, and, therefore, wrongfully blame it on breastfeeding.
Park City, UT (PRWEB) September 18, 2012
Women feel extremely vulnerable after pregnancy. And rightfully so. Their bodies have been through a lot. From varying levels of estrogen to physical changes in body shape, women have a lot to adjust to post pregnancy.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) annual statistics have shown a huge increase in the total number of procedures aimed at altering a woman’s post pregnancy breasts and body. Since 2000, the number of mastoplexy (breast lift) procedures has increased by 72 percent and the number of tummy tucks has increased by 85 percent. While more women today are apt to get a mommy makeover and correct post baby breast sag, they may not know what actually caused it in the first place.
Most women do not understand what contributes to breast sag, and, therefore, wrongfully blame it on breastfeeding. With his 2007 study, Dr. Brent Rankin set out to prove that breastfeeding does not cause sag. He wanted to change that perception among women after hearing too many of his patients say that they wanted breast augmentation to fix the damage breastfeeding had done to their breasts.
ImplantInfo explores further the true causes of breast sag, also known as ptosis. While pregnancy is a major factor, it is actually the size fluctuation of the breasts after multiple pregnancies as will as the production of milk that contributes most greatly to the overall droop and sag, not the act of breastfeeding. Milk ducts that increase in size while producing milk shrink when they stop producing, causing the breasts to sag in what is known as post-lactation atrophy.
Pregnancy is not the only factor that can have an effect on the appearance breast sag. Age is a large contributor. All women’s breasts and skin will sag with age, but genetics will play a role in degree of sag. Smoking has also been found to decrease overall skin elasticity, which leads to a loss of the tightness found in more youthful skin.
A breast lift can restore the perkiness to your breasts after pregnancy. For more information on post pregnancy breast solutions, go to ImplantInfo.