Arguably, the br3ast seems to be one part of a woman’s body that means different things to different people, and that could be the reason why women pay so much attention to it.
Beyond the fact that it is the source of food for a newborn baby, men see it as more of s3x organ that makes s3x more pleasurable, and for women, apart from its being important for breastfeeding after childbirth and being a body part that enhances their outlook, it is one of the routes to s3xual satisfaction, as findings have shown that fondling the br3asts is one of the quickest ways for women to reach orgasm.
So, given the much importance men and women attach to the firmness of a woman’s br3asts, it seems helpful for women to know how best the br3asts should be treated to avoid sagging (quickly).
1) Mismanaged br3astfeeding:
It is largely assumed that a woman’s br3zsts tend to sag after pregnancy and breastfeeding, and this is entirely understandable because of the release of some hormones and the secretion of milk which could increase the size of the breasts. In fact, some people assume that with the way the baby draws the nipples in the process of suckling the mother’s breasts, the breasts would lose firmness and end up being droopy afterwards. But those assumptions may not be true. According to a gynaecologist, Dr. Bolanle Shukra-Okesina, women can retain the firmness of their br3asts even after br3astfeeding, depending on how the woman manages the br3asts during and after the period.
She said, “Br3astfeeding per se does not make the br3asts to sag. If the woman uses the appropriate bra size and she takes enough of fluid, especially water, when br3astfeeding, the breasts will not sag, even after br3astfeeding. Also, during pregnancy, the woman is expected to change the size of her bra as the br3asts increase in size. She is supposed to use the appropriate size at every stage because the breasts need to be supported by a firm bra.
“When the milk stops after br3astfeeding, the br3asts would on their own go back to their normal size. So, if the woman does the right thing, the br3asts have no reason to sag.
2) Crash diet
This factor particularly applies to women who are watching their weight and are doing everything to lose some weight, especially people who are obese, because according to Shukra-Okesina, losing weight could make the br3asts to sag. She said in the process of losing weight, a breast would also give up its fat and some ligaments and if the diet is deficient of fat and some calcium-building elements, it would eventually sag. “If a woman who is watching her diet is not taking balanced diet, perhaps to lose some fat, it can make the br3ast to sag,” she explained.
Furthermore, a br3ast surgeon and president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Michael Edwards, in his piece on Women’sHealth, said, “Each time a woman gains and loses weight, br3ast tissue becomes slack.” He also believes that excessive exposure to the ultraviolet rays from the sun could take its toll on the br3asts by stretching out the connective tissues and damaging the skin.
3) Wrong bra size: One other factor that has been found to influence the firmness or otherwise of the br3asts is whether women use the bra that is appropriate for their br3ast size. According to the gynaecologist, the bre3asts the br3asts would likely sag if women with (relatively) big br3asts do not use the size of bra that can lift the br4asts and keep them in position.
And for women who wear the kind of bras that make the br3asts to shake, perhaps to appear buxom, Edwards warned that the more the br4asts bounce around, the more the skin of the br3asts and collagen would be stressed, eventually leading to sagging. Thus, women should wear bras that keep the breasts intact and in shape.
This act has been found to have serious adverse effects on the human system, especially the functionality or efficiency of some internal organs, but not many would know when women smoke, it tends to have some effects on their br3asts. Edwards had this to say, “Any amount of smoking weakens and ages skin by decreasing the blood supply to the skin surface, and the br3asts are not spared in this.” and according to a consultant endocrinologist, Dr. Olamoyegun Michael, smoking weakens the ligaments that hold the br3asts, which could ultimately lead to sagging.
5) Wrong exercise:
No doubt, exercise is good for the body, and people across all age groups are advised to engage in it. In fact, there are exercises that help to make the br3asts firm, including push-ups and lifting dumbbells. But it has been found that some exercises are inimical to the firmness of the breasts, especially running. Findings show that when a woman is running and she is not wearing the appropriate bra, like a fitted sports bra, the br3asts would naturally be moving up and down, which can lead to the breakdown of the connecting tissues, leading to sagging eventually. For those who are able to, findings have also shown that weight lifting also helps to make the breasts firm as it strengthens the muscles underlying the br3asts. So, if you have the capacity, try it.