Skin Expert Explains Ageing and Saggy Boobs

29 Jun 2021 | Category: Cosmetic

Skin Anti-Ageing Expert, Dr Ross Perry

As Seen In Mamabella

Health and beauty site Mamabella sought expert advice from Dr Ross Perry on how the skin ages and how that can lead to saggy boobs or ‘boob drop’.

It seems that as well as simple gravity, the giveaway loss of perkiness and development of crepiness skin on the chest and neck are also influenced by lifestyle factors, diet, weight and more.

Skin expert Dr Perry was invited to give his explanation. He told Mamabella:

“As we age, it’s only natural for skin to lose its elasticity and moisture levels.

“This includes our breasts because the skin is very sensitive and thin; it contains fewer sebaceous glands and limited melanocytes meaning it’s more easily damaged.”

“This is largely down to hormonal changes alongside the ageing process and loss of collagen. As estrogen levels dip, the skin and connective tissues of the breasts lose hydration and elasticity and this is all perfectly normal.”

Women experience a range of quite significant hormonal changes that can affect the breasts in particular, from puberty to pregnancy, childbirth, nursing and menopause.

Sadly, once collagen and elasticity have reduced, it is very hard to get them back. Therefore preventing their decline is the best DIY treatment.

The article makes a few suggestions as to how to prolong a more youthful and lifted appearance. Simple lifestyle changes that improve the condition of the skin can help to delay  or reduce the dreaded ‘boob drop’

  1. Moisturising creams
    Ross suggests:

    “If you’re looking for a firming moisturising cream for the boob and décolletage are, then I’d advise looking for products containing B3 or niacinamide which aim to reduce wrinkles and improve the elasticity of the skin.”

    In addition to moisturising, he suggested rigorous daily cleansing plus a regular exfoliation:

    “The chest area and neck is often forgotten when it comes to our skincare routine but can equally get clogged up with dirt and grime. Hot showers can also make it feel dry and dehydrated with lines more prominent. I’d also advise regularly exfoliating the skin and following with a moisture-retaining cream.”

  2. Sun protection
    The décolletage has delicate skin and is one of the first areas to show signs of ageing. It is important to wear SPF30 year round to protect the skin and prevent exposure to the harmful effects of sun damage, which can break down collagen and elastin, causing the décolletage to lose firmness, as well as the breasts.
  3. Good bra for best support
    Wearing a bra can help to delay the effects of gravity on the breasts, providing support that stops premature sagging and stretching of the tissues. Dr Perry says:
    “As most women’s weight fluctuates with breast shape-changing, it’s important to get a well-fitted bra which supports but allows room to breathe.”
  4. Sleep on your back
    Experts suggest that sleeping on your front or side can damage the tissues. Sleeping on your back is best.
  5. Stop smoking
    Smoking damages collagen and elastin, causing the skin to age prematurely. This affects skin on the whole body, not just the face.
  6. Avoid crash diets
    Being overweight is unhealthy for a variety of reasons, but losing too much weight too quickly can cause the body to burn lean tissue rather than fat reserves, causing loss of muscle tone. The skin doesn’t have time to adjust and becomes loose. Yoyo dieting means that the cycle of weight loss/weight gain is repeated, putting further strain on the skin. It is best to lose weight healthily and steadily.

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Breast enhancement surgery

Surgery is the ultimate solution when breasts have become saggy, with over 7,727 procedures a year carried out by The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons in 2019. This does not include procedures carried out by non-members of the Association.

The trend is for a natural look, but there are many who feel that breast implants are not for them, either on principle or due to the cost.

Non-Surgical Treatments for Saggy Boobs

While there are no non-surgical procedures for lifting the breasts, there are potential options that could rejuvenate the skin of the décollegate, promoting collagen and elastin production for firmer, tighter skin. Potential options to consider include:

Dr Ross Perry

doctor ross perry

Dr Ross Perry is Founder and Medical Director of Cosmedics Skin Clinics.

He qualified at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in 1994. His career includes NHS skin cancer reconstruction, work as a GP, as well as private cosmetic skin treatments.

He established Cosmedics Skin Clinics in 2003 and remains in charge as Medical Director. He is best known for dealing with unwanted skin lesions and blemishes (e.g. moles, cysts, warts, skin tags) and natural-looking use of non-surgical cosmetic injections (BOTOX® Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Facial Fillers) and advanced laser treatments.

He regularly advises the press on health matters and has special expertise on matters relating to the skin.



Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical skin treatments, carried out by GMC Registered Doctors.  The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and wrinkle relaxing injections, dermal fillers; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.

Cosmedics Skin Clinics has a team of skin treatment doctors and surgeons in their 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol led by Dr Ross Perry.

Call 020 7386 0464 or email to book an appointment.


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