Maintain Breast Size & Prevent Breasts from Sagging
There is one thing in this world besides “time” that we cannot alter and that is gravity. The breast is not a muscle, only comprised mostly of adipose and glandular tissues, therefore there is no way to improve the tone of the breasts and only wait for gravity to take its toll. There is some inconclusive and controversial support that breast perkiness can be maintained, and the latter sentence stands to hold true. This is true on several levels, as we cannot turn back the hands of time.
Age has been proven to be the most detrimental factor in breast droop. With aging comes a reduction of connective tissue production, like collagen and elastin and also a decline in estrogen levels. Estrogen is positively correlated to connective tissue production and breast fullness. After about age 35 the amount of collagen production decreases and the rate of collagen breakdown increases. Thus skin starts to loose its elastic and strengthening properties.
Pregnancy, Breastfeeding & Breast Droop
One key factor when deciding to go through with a breast lift at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic is to make sure that you are not intending to have children and breastfeed in the future. Since this is a cause of breast droop, going forth with a breast lift then getting pregnant will worsen the shape of the breasts in most cases. Pregnancy and subsequently breastfeeding cause the breasts to enlarge at a rapid rate.
After breastfeeding subsides, the breast loses a lot of the volume but the stretched skin will still remain. The skin has lost elasticity and usually cannot bounce back. This will further sagging of the breasts. In the past it was thought that breastfeeding was the main cause of breast droop, however there is much more supporting evidence that out of the two it is pregnancy that is the main culprit.
Even the number of pregnancies that a woman goes through will negatively affect breast ptosis. Due to the surge of estrogen levels during pregnancy, the expansion of the milk ducts cause the breasts to be engorged with milk, thereby stretching out the skin.
How to Maintain the Results of Your Breast Lift at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic?
There are certain factors that accelerate the breast aging process, and were most likely the reason as to why you had to undergo a breast lift in the first place.
Both smoking and sun exposure break down collagen and elastin which weaken the skin and contribute to breast sag. If you can stay away from both of these bad habits, you can keep both your skin and breasts youthful.
Argumentative studies and some lingerie companies would even agree that bras don’t prevent breasts from sagging and the only function of them is to enhance the shape and appearance of a woman's breasts. However, the most crucial time to wear a bra is during physical activity that involves a lot of bouncing and jumping such as running. Constant up and down and side-to-side motion of the breasts places constant strain on the supporting ligaments which leads to decreased support later on. Therefore having a well fitted sports bra will at least prevent excessive bouncing of the breasts.
There are various factors which cause acceleration of breast sagginess that are out of our control, and this includes, the rate of glandular to adipose tissue within the breasts, the amount of connective tissue contained within your skin and within the breasts, and hormone fluctuations. Women who have heavier breasts will see sagging much sooner than women who do not have as much adipose tissue, as the skin and supporting ligaments are only able to support and keep the breasts perky for a certain amount of time. The average weight of a breast ranges from 2-4 lbs. Thus weight gain and pregnancy place even more strain on the skin and ligaments within the breasts.
So by maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes, no smoking, reduced sun exposure and a stable body weight you can help keep the rejuvenated, youthful, and perky breasts that a breast lift at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic gave you in the first place!