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Are Bras Bad For You?

By Danielle Braff

The weight of the breast tissue will make the connective tissue in the breast work harder, so they may stretch a little faster, which may cause the skin to stretch and the breasts to drop slightly, says Constance Chen, M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon and breast reconstruction specialist. Plus, as women age, breasts become more fatty, which also causes breasts to soften and droop. “This may be more evident without a bra to support the breast tissue,” Chen says. So, without the bra, I’ve got my muscles working for me but skin working against me. From a health perspective, a bra is optional, Chen says. Click HERE for the full article.

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