The state of the breast is strongly affected by hormone production. Changes in hormonal levels that occur in women after 40 years of age strongly affect the health of the mammary glands. It is possible to avoid typical problems and preserve the beauty of the decollete by taking preventive measures.
The female bust is actually represented by the lobules of the mammary glands bonded to the skin by Cooper's ligaments. It is not surprising that age-related changes in skin structures and a decrease in hormone production significantly affect the state of the breast. Until the age of 40 years, the glandular tissue undergoes a series of changes caused by maturation, pregnancy and lactation.
Reduced hormone production after 40 years not only leads to a deterioration of the appearance of the breast, but also contributes to the development of breast cancer. In addition, studies made by medical scientists have revealed the relationship between incorrect lifestyle, incorrect nutrition in youth and the state of the bust in the future. Careless treatment of own health at a young age often negatively affects the normal production of estrogen, which leads to the emergence of mastopathy or oncology.
With irregular sexual life, abortions, lack of children, refusal to perform breastfeed, uncontrolled use of hormonal medications (including contraceptives), and hormone secretion disorders resulting in rapid loss of bust attractiveness are inevitable. But the loss of an elastic and taut shape is not the only danger of a wrong lifestyle. Modern studies say that taking alcohol, toxic drugs or smoking are important factors in increasing of number of cases of cancer among women.
Excessive estrogen production often leads to pathologies in the state of glandular tissue. During the normal functioning of the body, the liver is involved in the utilization of excess hormone. Smoking, alcohol and use of toxins increase the load onto this organ and weaken its filtering functions. This leads to hormonal imbalance, deterioration of the skin, shape, position of the breast as well as the occurrence of mastopathy and breast cancer.
In order to preserve the health and beauty of the breast even after 40 years, it is enough to have a baby in time, do not give up breastfeeding, be regularly examined by an endocrinologist and gynecologist, eat normally and give up bad habits.
The condition of the skin in the decollete area is affected by estrogen and progesterone produced by the ovaries and adrenal glands, as well as by gonadotropins produced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary that are represented by:
Hormonal disruptions caused by the hypothalamic-pituitary system adversely affect the work of the whole organism including the physiological changes in the mammary glands and premature aging of the skin.
In order to take care not only of beauty, but also of the health of the breast, a woman after 40 years of age should regularly visit the breast physician and the gynecologist. The mammogram shows the most accurate results on the 5th-12th day of the menstrual cycle. The study is effective even for patients with breast implants.
An self-acting examination of the mammary glands is also important for maintaining of the breast health. A woman should be alerted by the asymmetric shape, change in size or skin color in the breast area. It is advised to perform self-acting examination on a monthly basis.
The following activities will help to return or maintain the ideal form of the bust, as well as protect you from dangerous diseases:
Many women underestimate the role of proper diet in maintaining the health and beauty of the breast after the 40th anniversary. In order for the mammary glands to remain healthy and the skin to be taut, it is recommended to limit the consumption of fatty, spicy, fried and meat products. Vegetables and cereals are the basis of the correct diet.
The cruciferous vegetables are especially beneficial. Radishes, turnips, cabbage, mustard and broccoli contain indole 3-carbinol, which helps to utilize excess estrogen.
In order to keep the skin of the decollete in elastic state and keep the mammary glands healthy, the female diet should include polyunsaturated fatty acids and a sufficient amount of A, B1, B2, PP, P, C vitamins. Biologically active substances are easily obtained from seafood, fish, nuts, vegetable oils and green tea. The latter should better be preferred to black tea and coffee.
Fiber-rich foods are also important. Dietary fiber contributes to the normalization of digestion, the removal of toxins, what has a positive effect on the skin.
Sport activities will also allow you to improve the shape of the breast, make it more toned and taut. Despite the fact that the mammary glands are spliced with the skin, an increase in the pectoral muscles corrects the position of the bust.
In order to achieve the desired result, a woman needs to be actively engaged in strength training for several months. Exercises can be done not only in the gym, but at home as well. The main thing is to have regular training and do not stop after the appearance of the effect. Sports in combination with special massages also contribute to the improvement of metabolism, which leads to the rejuvenation of the whole organism.
After 40 years, visiting various cosmetic procedures in order to improve the appearance of the bust is becoming the norm for women. The following procedures are well proven:
The use of mud applications, leaves of kelp and algae extracts in the framework of thalassotherapy leads to a noticeable improvement in the condition of the skin, its return to smoothness and elasticity. The procedure is particularly effective in combination with other methods of cosmetological rejuvenation of the decollete area.
Mesotherapy is a procedure that allows you to temporarily return the former beauty of the bust. The introduction of meso cocktail into the deep layers of the dermis allows you to stimulate the production of collagen, local metabolic processes and the growth of new cells.
Exposure to microcurrents improves local blood circulation and contributes to the strengthening of tissues, what becomes noticeable after 10-15 procedures in relation to bust shape.
Vacuum massage not only activates metabolic processes in the skin cells, but also contributes to increased estrogen production, which is useful for women who have reached the age of 45.
It is recommended to combine several cosmetic methods in order to achieve results. But even the best conservative treatment gives only a temporary and very moderate effect in terms of improving the shape and size of the bust.
Surgical methods used for changing the state of the breast include a number of operations aimed at improving the shape, size and location of the glands on the breast. All these techniques are divided into two categories:
Mammoplasty includes breast reduction or enlargement, elimination of asymmetry and improvement in shape. Such operations are also popular at a young age since they help to solve aesthetic or psychological problems and gain confidence in own beauty.
Women having too large bust that is causing discomfort in everyday life may resort to reduction mammoplasty. Those who are upset due to the loss of shape and small size of the breast can take advantage of the achievements of augmentation mammoplasty. The technique that incorporates the use of implants helps to balance the proportions of the body and adjust the shape and height of the bust. The implants can be implanted through an incision made in the following areas:
The surgeon selects the optimal way to perform the operation, taking into account the natural volume of the breast, the desired result and the characteristics of the woman’s body.
Sagging of the mammary glands due to age-related changes or prolonged breastfeeding is easily eliminated with the help of mastopexy. The breast lifting includes a set of manipulations aimed at returning and fixing the initial position of the glands as well as excision of excess skin.
Mammoplasty combined with a circular face and neck lifting, proper nutrition and high-quality beauty care will allow you to forget about old age and look in the mirror with pride and satisfaction even after 40 years.