Can poor diet and exercise cause the skin of the breasts to loosen and therefore result in drooping or wrinkling?

Answers from doctors (5)


Larry Leverett, MD, FACS

Published on Nov 03, 2016

No, poor skin, stretch marks, and/or droopy breasts are not your fault. These are simply changes that, for the most part, are unavoidable. See your local board-certified plastic surgeon who will assist with surgical planning.

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Answered by Larry Leverett, MD, FACS

No, poor skin, stretch marks, and/or droopy breasts are not your fault. These are simply changes that, for the most part, are unavoidable. See your local board-certified plastic surgeon who will assist with surgical planning.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Kenneth L. Stein M.D. FACS

Published on Jun 21, 2016

No, but dramatic weight loss and weight gain, pregrancy and lactating will have the biggest influence on the breast and tissue.

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Answered by Kenneth L. Stein M.D. FACS

No, but dramatic weight loss and weight gain, pregrancy and lactating will have the biggest influence on the breast and tissue.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Edward Domanskis M.D.

Published on Jun 16, 2016

Poor diet may result in changes of the breasts, but this is based on every individual. If you have a poor diet, you may want to try Organoderm breast cream to help nourish and maintain healthy breast skin.

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Answered by Edward Domanskis M.D.

Poor diet may result in changes of the breasts, but this is based on every individual. If you have a poor diet, you may want to try Organoderm breast cream to help nourish and maintain healthy breast skin.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Perry Liu MD

Published on Jun 14, 2016

Many things can cause the breast skin to loosen and then sag/wrinkle, but the #1 cause I would say is smoking. Poor diet and lack of exercise affect your overall health, and our skin is most definitely a reflection of our health. But more than anything would be smoking, and it has a tremendous negative affect on your skin. We highly recommend patients quit of course, but at least 3-4 weeks before your procedure and 6 weeks after, you should absolutely quit smoking to prevent some of the complications that can happen with breast surgery.

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Answered by Perry Liu MD

Many things can cause the breast skin to loosen and then sag/wrinkle, but the #1 cause I would say is smoking. Poor diet and lack of exercise affect your overall health, and our skin is most definitely a reflection of our health. But more than anything would be smoking, and it has a tremendous negative affect on your skin. We highly recommend patients quit of course, but at least 3-4 weeks before your procedure and 6 weeks after, you should absolutely quit smoking to prevent some of the complications that can happen with breast surgery.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Barry J. Kaplan, D.O.

Published on Jun 14, 2016

Poor diet can contribute to ptosis (drooping) as well as not wearing good support.

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Answered by Barry J. Kaplan, D.O.

Poor diet can contribute to ptosis (drooping) as well as not wearing good support.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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