We hate to deliver depressing news, but the fact is, some B.reast sag is inevitable. Having a baby, B.reastfeeding, and racking up more birthdays all contribute to a loss of elasticity of collagen, the connective tissue under the skin—leaving your set more deflated than firm. Sag can also be a matter of genetics. If your mother had a droopy pair, you might be predisposed to one, too (thanks, Mom!).
Here’s the thing: Some boob behaviors that seem like they have nothing to do with sag can actually contribute to it—so if you avoid them, your B.reasts will be better off. And considering that a recent UCLA study found that B.reast tissue ages two to three years faster than the rest of your body, you might want to quit any habit linked to a flaccid pair—like these.
1. Crash Dieting
Cycling back and forth between the same five to 10 pounds probably won’t make a dent in your set. But yo-yo dieting 30 or so lbs over and over? Definitely. Each time you gain and lose weight, B.reast tissue becomes more slack, kind of like old tights, says Michael Edwards, M.D., a B.reast surgeon and president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Even your B.reasts can’t escape the damage cigarettes do. “Any amount of smoking weakens and ages skin by decreasing the blood supply to the skin surface,” says Edwards.
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