New Study Answers, What Ages (And Anti-Ages) Your Breasts?

A. Foley on 4 Sep 2012 at 9:40am



Breast enhancements and lifts are an ever-popular search topics on RealSelf, but many people want to know how to stave off the effects of aging and gravity before surgical options. A new study released today in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, "Determinants of Breast Appearance and Aging in Twins," took a look at the lifestyle and environmental factors that can lead to the aging of breasts, like sagging and loss of perkiness. 

The results? Breast feeding, daily moisturizing and hormone replacement therapy can make a woman's breasts appear more bouyant, but smoking, drinking alcohol and having multiple pregnancies can take an aesthetic toll, according to researchers. Additionally, factors like higher body mass index (BMI) and larger bra and cup sizes also contribute to accelerated breast aging.

The goal was help woman determine behaviors that can deter surgical options, and for the last three years, Cleveland plastic surgeon Dr. Hooman T. Soltanian studied 161 pairs of twins to determine the non-genetic elements listed above. Find out more about the study parameters here


Ladies, would you implement these lifestyle changes, or be more prone to ones like breast feeding, if it had anti-aging benefits for your breasts? Please share you thoughts below!


photo credit: Jochen Schoenfeld