What Causes Breast Sagging?

Woman looking in mirrorBreast sagging, or breast ptosis, affects most women at some point in their lives and can be caused by a variety of factors. At Fremont Plastic Surgery, our plastic surgeon Eric Okamoto, MD, is extensively experienced in providing solutions for women who would like to reverse signs of breast sagging or drooping that have developed over time.

Some degree of breast sagging is often unavoidable for most women as they age. The primary causes of sagging in the breasts can include the loss of skin elasticity during the natural aging process, fluctuations in weight, pregnancy, breastfeeding, insufficient bra support, large or heavy breasts, smoking, and excessive amounts of UV exposure. Some of these causes can be mitigated, but others cannot be prevented.

There are various procedures that can improve signs of sagging and drooping breasts. Options for treating breast ptosis include:

If you would like to know more about what causes breast sagging or how these concerns can be remedied, contact our practice today with any questions you may have, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Okamoto.