DEAR Dr. Fritz,
I am a mother of two and have been breastfeeding my babies. I am now concerned with my sagging breasts. I believe I should have listened to my friends not to breastfeed my babies to prevent these sagging breasts. Now, please help me how to treat them without surgery.
Thank you and more power.
Dear Editha B.,
First, let me congratulate you for choosing well by breastfeeding your baby, rather than listening to your friends.
The truth is, research doesn’t support that breastfeeding will lead to sagging breasts because breastfeeding and the pressure your baby puts on your breasts isn’t a significant reason for sagging. But, what is a more substantial factor to sagging is the changes in breast size that happen during pregnancy.
So, how do you treat sagging breasts without surgery? Here are some ways to help you.
Professional bra fitting. A well-fitted bra can support and lift your breasts and can give you the look you want. Actually, many of us don't know our proper bra size, which can definitely change over time. So, get the help of some clothing store staff who can measure and determine the correct size bra of your breasts. A supportive bra to wear during exercise is also essential.
Upper body workouts. Remember that your breast tissue is mostly fat and a system of mammary ducts. But, there are muscles underneath your breasts, which you can work out along with your shoulders and upper arms. This can make these muscles firmer and well defined and it can make your breasts sit slightly higher on your chest wall, which definitely can help your sagging issues.
(Dr. Fritz Legarde Espedilla is an aesthetic dermatologist and surgeon and a clinical sexologist. She is also trained in hypnotherapy and Medical Acupuncture. She has been in the broadcast media for more than a decade and has written a book based on her 15 year stint with her radio program, “Healthy is Sexy Secrets ni Dr. Fritz.”. For your questions, you may e-mail them to email@example.com. If you don’t wish your letter to be published, we regret that we cannot answer them. Thank you for your understanding.)