How to know if my breast are saggy?

18th Oct 2018

For those less familiar with the medical term “mammary ptosis,” it is more commonly known as breast sagginess or the dropping of the breasts. But how can you find out if you have a certain level of mammary ptosis on your own?
To self-diagnose breast ptosis, there is a simple, traditional method you can use. Just position yourself in front of a mirror, get a pen or a pencil and place it horizontally under the breast, in the inframammary fold. If the pencil will fall on the ground, it usually means that your breasts are not sagging. But if the pencil will stay in the inframammary fold supported by the mammary tissue and the skin envelope of the breasts, it means you have breast ptosis. This is just a classic, old method you can do at home.
On the other side, the plastic surgeons evaluate the degree of breast ptosis by performing precise measurements, evaluating the position, and the distance in between the nipple and the inframammary fold. Depending on the level of the sagginess, the breast ptosis is categorized in:
1. Minor breast ptosis
You have a minor breast ptosis if the nipple is positioned at the level of the inframammary fold and over the lower part of the breasts.
2. Moderate breast ptosis
In this case your nipple will be localized under the level of the inframammary fold and over the inferior part of the breast. If the central point of your nipple is 1-3 cm under the level of the inframammary fold, then you have moderate breast sagginess.
2. Severe breast ptosis
Severe mammary ptosis has the highest level of breast sagginess. If your breasts have severe ptosis, you will notice your nipple is positioned under the inframammary fold and faces down.
If you self-diagnosed yourself with breast ptosis, you should know there are options to correct it, such as breast lift surgery. The breast lift surgery is efficient in fixing this imperfection that can cause the unaesthetic appearance of the breasts.

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