What does it mean when breasts are flaccid?

This is something I have seen while looking up breast reduction and saggy breasts but am kind of confused about it since I've never heard of breast being referred to as flaccid.

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Flaccid breasts

Hi and thanks for the question. Flaccid, in terms of breasts, means saggy or ptotic.Best, Glenn Vallecillos, MD, FACS


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What does it mean when breasts are flaccid?

Thank you for the question. Semantics can be confusing. "Flaccid" is not a commonly utilized term; it means "loose", "drooping"  or medically speaking "ptotic".  If you are considering breast surgery, key will be: careful selection of your plastic surgeon. Make sure that he/she is a board certified plastic surgeon who can demonstrate lots of examples, achieving the times of outcomes you would be pleased with. Then, learn about the pros/cons associated with surgery and communicate your goals carefully as well. You may find the attached link helpful to you as you learn more. Best wishes.

Breast Implants/Breast Reduction/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/ Silicone Implants/Breast Implant Revision Surgery

I appreciate your question. Without pictures, difficult to comment.  However, it probably means your breasts are ptotic and that you benefit from a breast lift. The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam. Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative breast surgery. Best of luck! Dr. Schwartz Board Certified Plastic Surgeon #RealSelf100Surgeon #RealSelfCORESurgeon

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