Saggy breasts are part of a change in breast appearance that most women experience, especially as they get older. This tends to be a completely natural cosmetic change. Still, some women may not want saggy breasts. The medical term for saggy breasts is breast ptosis. Some is true, while some is misconception.
Ptosis or sagging of the female breast is a natural consequence of aging. The rate at which a woman's breasts drop and the degree of ptosis depends on many factors. The key factors influencing breast ptosis over a woman's lifetime are cigarette smoking, her number of pregnancies , gravity , higher body mass index , larger bra cup size, and significant weight change. Many women and medical professionals mistakenly believe that breastfeeding increases sagging.
YOU may think it only happens to the big breasted among us. The reality is the humble breast is made up of both fatty tissue and glands, all sitting pride of place over the pectoral muscles. While the quantity of fatty tissue determines the size of a gal's chest, it's the connective tissue and ligaments - known as the Cooper's ligaments - that gives boobs their shape. And it's the glandular tissue that produces milk when women are breastfeeding.