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Sagging Busts: Causes, Preventions & Solution

Updated: May 8, 2023

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Sagging busts, also known as ptosis, is a natural phenomenon that comes with age. The fullness and elasticity in the busts will be lost gradually while you go through hormonal changes during menopause. However, you should be aware that age is not the only cause for sagging busts. Yes, busts may start to sag in the twenties for some while it may start to sag in the 50s for others. There can be many reasons causing the busts to sag.

Causes of Sagging Busts

The ligaments which connect the skin to the chest wall, supports and lifts the bust. As with other ligaments in the other parts of the body, the eventual wear and tear is inevitable. The wear and tear for the ligaments in the bust area refers to the ligaments being stretched out, causing ptosis to happen. Age is a major factor for this wear and tear. There are also other reasons that may accelerate this issue.

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1. Exercising without proper support

Exercising (especially the ones that can put extra strain to the ligaments) without proper support can lead to stretching the ligaments at a faster rate.

2. Fast weight loss or gain

Losing or gaining weight at a fast pace can lead to stretching or shrinking the skin surrounding the bust.

3. Number of pregnancies

Busts grow bigger throughout pregnancies to prepare for breast milk post pregnancy. Having breast milk in your busts stretches the ligaments. To put it simply, more children = more stretched ligaments.

4. Size and shape of busts

Larger busts are more likely to be droopy due to gravity pulling it down.

5. Smoking

Smoking can lead to the loss of elasticity in skin so there is a higher chance of developing saggy busts if you are a smoker.


It may be unlikely that one can avoid getting saggy busts over time. However, there are prevention methods that you can do to delay or worsen the condition.

1. Adequate hydration!

We cannot stress enough the importance of having adequate hydration. When the skin is healthily hydrated, it will reflect in the elasticity in the ligaments too.

2. Good posture

Having bad posture will encourage gravity to pull the busts down. Have a good standing and sitting posture with a straight back and shoulders pushed back.

3. Maintaining a healthy weight

Making sure that you do not lose or gain too much weight at a fast pace as mentioned previously will help as well.


1. Having proper bra support

Bust size can change over time due to hormonal changes through pregnancy, post pregnancy and menopause. As such, be sure to get fitted regularly to ensure you are wearing the right bra size.

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2. Upper body workouts

Exercising the upper body will strengthen the chest muscles which will make the bust firmer and fuller. Remember to wear proper support while doing so!

3. Bust Enhancement Treatment

Our Bust Enhancement Treatment includes bust lifting which is suitable for the loss of elasticity in the ligaments. You will not be disappointed by the results. 😉

Although saggy busts may not be something that anyone wants, it is not the end of the world if it does happen. Your body still requires your special care and attention, so feed it with proper nutrients, take good care of it and love your body regardless.

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