When are breasts considered “sagging”?
A breast is considered saggy if one or both of the following scenarios are present:
- Nipple that is pointing downward instead of forward. In more extreme cases, the nipple may appear to be hanging from the bottom of the breast.
- Nipple that is located below the inframammary fold. Inframammary fold is a crease that is located between the breast tissue and the front of the ribcage. The “pencil test” is a rough method of estimating the position of the nipple.
If one places a pencil in the direction that is parallel to the floor into their inframammary crease, and the nipple appears to be below the level of the pencil, then the breast is considered saggy, and mastopexy will most likely be required to correct this.