How to Prevent Sagging Breasts After Pregnancy
These expert-approved tips can help you preempt a postpartum droop.
By Maressa Brown, October 16, 2018
Throughout the nine months of pregnancy, your body shifts and changes in ways you probably could have imagined and others that you never did. And additional changes that come after giving birth may catch you off-guard, as well. One of the most common concerns among new moms is sagging breasts.
Throughout pregnancy, your breasts may get bigger—as much as one cup size—as the result of estrogen enlarging your milk ducts. But once milk production halts, the breasts shrink but the stretched out skin may not have the elasticity to shrink down to the smaller size, and the breasts sag as the result of a higher ratio of skin to breast tissue, explains Constance M. Chen, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York.
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