Breast Shape Changes from Time to Time

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From puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, breastfeeding, to menopause, women's breast forms may undergo changes. Generally, these changes occur naturally, although some are considered abnormal. Get closer. The breasts are located in front of the major pectoral muscles. Breast position is usually located as high as the 2nd to 6th rib. Some women have boobs shaped like high mountains or cones, some are round or dome-like, while others are almost flat. These forms of the breast are generally determined by Cooper's ligament, chest bone structure, supportive muscles, and the skin that wraps it.

The size and shape of these breasts can change with the normal life cycle, one of which is due to hormonal changes. This is because breast tissue contains hormone receptors so that during menstruation, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause, hormonal changes can lead to changes in breast size and shape.

Breast Shape Changes from Time to Time

The form of Breast in Puberty Period

Estrogen hormones that collaborate with growth hormone stimulate growth and development of mammary glands in the breast. At this stage, it can be seen that the left breast is slightly larger than the right.

The form of Breast in Menstrual Period

The hormones estrogen and growth hormone stimulates the development of supporting tissues, glands, and fats that make up the breast. This development continues for at least four years until a woman is about 21 years old. At this age, the size, density, and volume of the breast are perfectly formed. In each menstrual cycle of menstruation, the breasts will enlarge due to temporary premenstrual liquid deposits.

Pregnant Breast Form

During pregnancy, changes in hormone levels of progesterone, estrogen, and prolactin cause changes in the shape of the breast in preparation for breastfeeding. Alveoli are stimulated to produce breast milk in the near term.

Breast Form in Breastfeeding Time

Functionally, the breast shape is specifically designed to feed the baby during breastfeeding. Because the production of breast milk depends on the temperature, it is naturally round-shaped to help maintain proper temperature in the mammary gland tissue. In addition, this form plays a role to prevent baby choking while nursing.

Many think that small breasts will not be able to produce enough milk. In fact, the size and shape of the breast are not related to the volume of milk produced. Prolactin that triggers milk production makes breast forms in breastfeeding become more dense, tight, and large. In addition, the nipple also enlarges and the color of the area becomes darker. When breastfeeding, the flow of breast milk can make the skin and breast tissue stretched causing changes in the shape of the breast. After breastfeeding, this tissue can re-shrink, although some are not.

The shape of the Breast during Menopause

Breast atrophy or reduction occurs when a woman enters menopause due to a decrease in estrogen levels. It is also accompanied by adipose tissue and mammary glands that are getting wilted. Aging brings natural consequences to the breast. Over time, the breast and nipple will decrease or known as ptosis. In addition to saggy, at the age of 40s upward, natural changes in the shape of the breast, among others, is the emergence of stretch marks, widening the distance between the breast, the breast becomes flatter. Many people think breastfeeding is the only factor that makes the breasts go down. In fact, the falling breasts are also influenced by changes in weight, gravity, and smoking.

Asymmetrical Breasts

One in four women does have an asymmetrical breasts or large breasts side. This means that one of the breasts will be larger at least one size than the other. This is generally a natural thing that is mainly caused by:

  • The left breast is adjacent to the heart, thus containing more protective veins and arteries.
  • Distribution of different breast tissue from one to another.

In some cases, even 2 of 10 women have one breast that is much different from the other, called Amazon's syndrome. If it can not be solved simply by the use of bra pads, surgery may be required to align these size differences. In general, breast surgery is performed to treat certain diseases (such as breast cancer) and to correct the shape. Breast mass reduction surgery is generally performed by reducing fat, skin, breast tissue, as well as nipple repairs that sank. Slack breasts can also be corrected with a mastopexy or raised breast position by methods, such as implants. Ultimately, changes in breast forms are generally natural and harmless. But the increase in age causes the breast more at risk of disease. In addition to checking your own breasts regularly, immediately consult a doctor if the breast feels pain unnaturally there is a lump in the breast, there is a rash, there are basins, nipples are sagging, and arising abnormal fluid from the nipple.

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