Can childhood anorexia be a factor in the development in ptosis?
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Dramatic weight fluctuations can certainly contribute to sagging tissues, and a larger size can accelerate the rate of sagging. However, this may also be genetic as well.
Breast Ptosis is Very Common
There is no reason get overly creative about why breasts sag. If you live long enough, it is almost guaranteed, even with small breasts. For women with DD's, it is rare not to sag, even at 22 years old.
The size and shape of breast is determined by genetics (programming for size, firmness and elasticity of skin), and can be further affected by the environment (gravity, changes in weight, pregnancy, not wearing a bra...). It is unlikely that your history of anorexia is contributing significantly to your breast ptosis.
A link is provided for more information about breast lifts. If you breast enlarge with pregnancy, a breast reduction may be a better choice (it comes with a lift). If breast volume is lost after childbirth, breast augmentation, or breast augmentation with a lift are worth considering.