For many Denver women, breast lifts and breast augmentation are a popular way to maintain beautiful breasts later in life.* However, there are plenty of ways you can practice good breast health without the need for surgery.
Aging and Breast Health
A recent study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal reports that lifestyle factors definitely impact the appearance of breasts as women age. The study, conducted on 161 pairs of identical twins, involved both a questionnaire and accompanying photos. The results showed that environmental differences affected the way breasts aged.
The best ways to combat signs of aging in the breasts are similar to advice for the rest of the body: always use a protective sunscreen, moisturize regularly and often and avoid smoking and heavy drinking. The study also shows that pregnancy can have a negative impact on breast appearance, while breastfeeding actually improved the quality of breast skin. Older women who had undergone hormone replacement therapy after menopause also had improved breast size and shape compared to those who had not chosen therapy.
Wearing a supportive bra can also help minimize the signs of aging in the breast, particularly for women with large breasts, or who are involved in more vigorous physical activities. Repeated strain on the ligaments and breast tissue can accelerate the effects of gravity, causing breasts to sag over time.
In addition to prevention, a breast lift can be beneficial for restoring a more youthful placement and shape to the breast.* I personally like to combine breast augmentation along with a lift for additional volume.
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.