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Why Do Breasts Droop Over Time?

A study will investigate why breasts sag with age and time.

Some blame child-bearing, some breast-feeding, some the frequent grabbing on why breasts lose their “above the equator” geography.  However, unfortunately, it’s not just one cause.  Hormones, loss of connective tissue, suspensory ligament laxity can all play apart in what doctors call breast ptosis.


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So researchers at the University of Portsmouth want to scientifically explain why the saggy phenomenon happens.  They are recruiting women who will volunteer to have MRI’s and 3-D Scans taken of their breasts while walking on a treadmill.



They’re hoping to better understand how density and movement affect a woman’s breasts. The results may help clothing and lingerie lines create better bras for women.

What contributes to breast sagging?

The following can accelerate the inevitable:

  • Smoking
  • UV light
  • Poorly supportive bras
  • Yo-yo dieting
  • Running and high impact exercise




Daliah Wachs, MD, FAAFP is a nationally syndicated radio personality on GCN Network, KDWN, and iHeart Radio.


Nationally Syndicated Radio Host, Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, Author

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