Arguably, the bre@.$t seems to be one part of a woman’s body that
means different things to different people, and that could be the reason
why women pay so much attention to it.
Beyond the fact that it is the source of food for a newborn baby, men
see it as more of S3@.x:’ organ that makes S3@.x:’ more pleasurable,
and for women, apart from its being important for
childbirth and being a body part that enhances their outlook, it is one
of the routes to S3@.x:’ual satisfaction, as findings have shown that
handling the bre@.$ts is one of the quickest ways for women to reach
Such is the importance of the bre@.$t, or boob as some prefer to call it, to all concerned.
Meanwhile, it has also been found that the firmness or otherwise of
those two soft, protruding organs influence women’s self esteem, and
they also impact on how attractive they are to men.
For most men, the bigger the better, and the more firm the bre@.$ts
are the better, which make women to do all they can to make the bre@.$ts
look firm, including using all kinds of bras.
It should be noted that the bre@.$ts tend to sag with age and after
childbirth and or bre@.$tfeeding. But be that as it may, there are some
human activities that could increase the likelihood of sagging.
So, given the much importance men and women attach to the firmness of
a woman’s bre@.$ts, it seems helpful for women to know how best the
bre@.$ts should be treated to avoid sagging (quickly).
Mismanaged bre@.$tfeeding: It is largely assumed that a
woman’s bre@.$ts tend to sag after pregnancy and bre@.$tfeeding, and
this is entirely understandable because of the release of some hormones
and the secretion of milk which could increase the size of the bre@.$ts.
In fact, some people assume that with the way the baby draws the Tips
in the process of suckling the mother’s bre@.$ts, the bre@.$ts would
lose firmness and end up being droopy afterwards. But those assumptions
may not be true. According to a gynaecologist, Dr. Bolanle
Shukra-Okesina, women can retain the firmness of their bre@.$ts even
after bre@.$tfeeding, depending on how the woman manages the bre@.$ts
during and after the period.
She said, “Bre@.$tfeeding per se does not make the bre@.$ts to sag.
If the woman uses the appropriate bra size and she takes enough of
fluid, especially water, when bre@.$tfeeding, the bre@.$ts will not sag,
even after bre@.$tfeeding. Also, during pregnancy, the woman is
expected to change the size of her bra as the bre@.$ts increase in size.
She is supposed to use the appropriate size at every stage because the
bre@.$ts need to be supported by a firm bra.
“When the milk stops after bre@.$tfeeding, the bre@.$ts would on
their own go back to their normal size. So, if the woman does the right
thing, the bre@.$ts have no reason to sag.
Crash diet – This factor particularly applies to women who are
watching their weight and are doing everything to lose some weight,
especially people who are obese, because according to Shukra-Okesina,
losing weight could make the bre@.$ts to sag. She said in the process of
losing weight, a bre@.$t would also give up its fat and some ligaments
and if the diet is deficient of fat and some calcium-building elements,
it would eventually sag. “If a woman who is watching her diet is not
taking balanced diet, perhaps to lose some fat, it can make the bre@.$t
to sag,” she explained.
Furthermore, a bre@.$t surgeon and president of the American Society
for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Michael Edwards, in his piece on
Women’sHealth, said, “Each time a woman gains and loses weight, bre@.$t
tissue becomes slack.” He also believes that excessive exposure to the
ultraviolet rays from the sun could take its toll on the bre@.$ts by
stretching out the connective tissues and damaging the skin.
Wrong bra size: One other factor that has been found to
influence the firmness or otherwise of the bre@.$ts is whether women use
the bra that is appropriate for their bre@.$t size. According to the
gynaecologist, the bre@.$ts would likely sag if women with (relatively)
big bre@.$ts do not use the size of bra that can lift the bre@.$ts and
keep them in position.
And for women who wear the kind of bras that make the bre@.$ts to
shake, perhaps to appear buxom, Edwards warned that the more the
bre@.$ts bounce around, the more the skin of the bre@.$ts and collagen
would be stressed, eventually leading to sagging. Thus, women should
wear bras that keep the bre@.$ts intact and in shape.
Smoking: This act has been found to have serious adverse
effects on the human system, especially the functionality or efficiency
of some internal organs, but not many would know when women smoke, it
tends to have some effects on their bre@.$ts. Edwards had this to say,
“Any amount of smoking weakens and ages skin by decreasing the blood
supply to the skin surface, and the bre@.$ts are not spared in this.”
and according to a consultant endocrinologist, Dr. Olamoyegun Michael,
smoking weakens the ligaments that hold the bre@.$ts, which could
ultimately lead to sagging.
Wrong exercise: No doubt, exercise is good for the body, and
people across all age groups are advised to engage in it. In fact, there
are exercises that help to make the bre@.$ts firm, including push-ups
and lifting dumbbells. But it has been found that some exercises are
inimical to the firmness of the bre@.$ts, especially running. Findings
show that when a woman is running and she is not wearing the appropriate
bra, like a fitted sports bra, the bre@.$ts would naturally be moving
up and down, which can lead to the breakdown of the connecting tissues,
leading to sagging eventually. For those who are able to, findings have
also shown that weight lifting also helps to make the bre@.$ts firm as
it strengthens the muscles underlying the bre@.$ts. So, if you have the
capacity, try it.
There are myths surrounding bre@.$ts sagging, and among them are
excessive suckling or handling and abstinence from bra. But according to
Olamoyegun, suckling the bre@.$ts or handling them does not lead to
In effect, doing the needful while bre@.$tfeeding, eating balanced
diet and in reasonable quantity, avoiding too much exposure to sunlight,
abstinence from smoking and doing the right exercises could reduce the
likelihood of sagging.