Is Breast Ptosis normal on an 18 year old? (photos)
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Is ptosis normal at your age?
The shape of your breasts can be attributed to many factors such as the weight of the breasts, your genetics, and weight gain/loss. There are options available to you such as a breast lift or reduction that will reshape your breasts. I would recommend visiting a board certified plastic surgeon in your area for a consultation to learn about the benefits and risks to these procedures and to discuss options.
Is Breast Ptosis normal on an 18 year old?
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It is difficult to be experiencing significant breast ptosis at such a young age, but you are not alone. A large number of women have similar concerns.
Current research highlights the following as risk factors for sagging:
Greater age, History of significant weight loss (>50 pounds), Higher BMI, Large bra cup size, Pregnancy, Smoking
As women age, the Cooper’s ligaments – the connective tissue that helps breasts keep their shape- stretches out. Aging also causes breasts to transform into having more fat rather than breast tissue making them less perky and making them appear deflated.
Although you cannot control the natural aging and sagging effects, or a genetic link, factors such as weight fluctuation and smoking are in your control.
In fact, maintaining a healthy weight is important because the higher the ratio of fat to breast tissue within your breast, the increased risk of breast sagging. Having a healthy diet will also be protective (i.e., slow down) of aging effects and sagging effects.
Also, please note that breast sagging worsens with the number of pregnancies you have, and that neither greater weight gain during pregnancy or breast-feeding is found to be associated with a higher risk of breast sagging.
Additionally, there are many health fitness magazines and fitness trainers that propagate the claim that participation in regular upper body exercise prevents or corrects sagging. However, there is still no evidence of a protective effect. However, it is recommended to wear sports bra during exercise because the constant pull of gravity and the excessive movement during running can stretch the breast tissue possibly leading to sagging.
Having said all this, I urge you to seek a board-certified plastic surgeon to have an in-person consultation for a breast lift. A breast lift can raise your breasts, make them firmer, perkier, and more aesthetically pleasing.
Hope this helps.
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Breast ptosis is normal and sometimes bothersome for many women of different ages
Many people choose cosmetic surgery to change/reduce the size of their breasts. In your case a breast lift or mastopexy would allow your Plastic Surgeon to remove excess skin, reposition and resize the areolas and create a new, perkier breast shape without losing much in the way of volume. I recommend that you book an in person consultation with a board certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your goals and options.
All the best
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