Saggy breasts are part of a change in breast appearance that most women experience, especially as they get older. This tends to be a completely natural cosmetic change. Still, some women may not want saggy breasts.
The medical term for saggy breasts is breast ptosis. There’s lots of information about what does (and doesn’t) actually contribute to saggy breasts. Some is true, while some is misconception.
Regardless, there are ways you can prevent and improve saggy breasts.
What are the causes of saggy breasts?
Usually owing to age, ligaments in the breasts (called Cooper’s ligaments) stretch out over time. This is typically due to gravity, though other causes may be involved.
Information about what causes — or doesn’t cause — saggy breasts can be conflicting. Luckily, facts have been separated from misconceptions over time.