Breast enhancement pills, silicone implants, sagging breasts – did you know how to deal with all these? We’ve put together the expert answers to some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about breast care among women.
A woman’s breasts aren’t merely for physical allure or beauty; they serve a host of purposes, such as lactation and reproduction. So here are some facts and trivia on different aspects of breast health – we bet you’re going to find these useful!
1. Will my breasts really sag after breastfeeding?
Of course, breastfeeding will affect your breasts. But here’s the good news: studies show that breastfeeding will hardly affect breast shape or volume adversely. Sagging breasts, though, remain a valid concern – ligaments that support your bust may stretch as your breasts get heavier, fuller during pregnancy. This may contribute to sagging, regardless if you breastfeed your baby or not. Sagging may also be more noticeable if you have large breasts.
Smoking, aging, and being overweight are other factors that contribute to sagging breasts.
So don’t let your fear of sagging breasts get in the way of breastfeeding your baby. Just stick to healthy lifestyle decisions and your breasts will look just fine. Eat healthy, and quit those cigarettes!
2. Do breast enhancement pills work?
These products claim to work toward breast augmentation through their blend of herb-based extracts and other active ingredients. Among the leading components of these supplements are extracts of Pueraria Mirifica, fennel seed, saw palmetto, fenugreek, and other plants and herbs. These ingredients are touted to act as a breast enhancer one way or another; for instance, most have estrogenic properties that help “increase” breast size.
Users report improvements within weeks to months of use, saying that they went a cup size or two bigger. Of course, you must use the pills regularly. Consult your health care provider, too, for the best advice and safety measures. Remember that any potential benefit of a breast enhancer like pills, creams, or gels is far outweighed by safety.
3. If I choose breast implants, should I go with silicone or saline ones?
The answer will largely depend on your needs, breast augmentation goals, and other considerations, as discussed by your surgeon.
Saline implants are filled with saline, usually during surgery. They have been considered unnatural or hard-feeling, but technology and surgical advances are said to have lessened complaints. Silicone implants, on the other hand, are pre-filled with silicone gel that closely resembles the feel of human fat. They feel more natural for some women, although they require a longer incision during the operation.
Of course, talk to your surgeon for what type is best for you. Remember, though, that breast implants are not intended to last a lifetime, and that MRIs and other tests should be routinely taken after getting implants. Additionally, these implants may get in the way of breast diagnosis through mammograms and other breast exams.
Keep posted to find out the answers to the questions you have about breast care and enhancement!