The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - Health -

Does wear­ing a bra in bed stop your breasts from sag­ging with age?

Con­sul­tant plas­tic sur­geon Nigel Mercer says: ‘As you age your skin loses elas­tic­ity, and skin lack­ing elas­tic­ity stretches still fur­ther if not sup­ported.

‘The av­er­age breast weighs 300g to 400g so this is the weight of the un­sup­ported mass that will flop down into your armpits as you turn over in bed at night. There’s no med­i­cal dan­ger in not wear­ing a bra at night but many women do so for com­fort – but it also pro­vides about eight hours of ex­tra sup­port for breasts that al­ready may be sag­ging.

‘Add the fact that breasts get big­ger as women age, and it does seem com­mon sense to wear a bra in bed at night to stop fur­ther sag­ging tak­ing place.’

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