Genetics and gravity play a significant role in how breasts look as they age. Breast sagging, or ptosis, can result from changes that occur due to weight fluctuations, pregnancy, nursing, and the effects of aging. Skin loses its elasticity. Support tissues lose tone and stretch over time. Women who have had breast implants may experience sagging because of the extra weight in their breasts. Many women are left with breast droopiness in varying degrees ranging from mild to moderate, and even severe.
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that restores and rejuvenates breasts to a more youthful appearance. However, the results of a breast lift are not guaranteed to last indefinitely. Weight gain and aging may eventually take a toll. A solution to enhance the longevity of a breast lift is an internal bra. The procedure can also be used to correct implant complications such as “bottoming-out”.