Here are some issues related to your breasts, about what you didn’t even think that happen into your body.
1. Your breasts get fat also
At 20 years, the breasts are formed of adipose tissue, glands and collagen. But as time passes, glands and collagen level lowers, being replaced by fat. This won’t necessarily change the size bra, but the gravitational attraction will have the last word. The bra helps, even if you wear A cup or D cup, but you know that you can’t fight against time…
2. Your breast weights less than you think
Maybe sometimes you feel them very heavy, but A cup weighs about 100 grams, B cup- approximately 200, C cup- 300 grams and D cup- no more than 450 grams.
3. Hairs are normal
Almost all women have some hair around the nipple. Whether you have 2 or 15 hairs, you shouldn’t worry about; their number depends on the skin color and hair color. Obviously if you’re a brunette these hairs will be more visible. If they bother you, it’s no problem to get rid of them.
4. Each ‘set’ has its own orientation
Not only the size of nipples varies, but the direction they are headed. If they are placed up, down, to the left or to the right, it depends only on the structure of your breast and the position of the nipple. Moreover, at some women, each breast has its own orientation.
5. Your breasts are influenced by the phases of your menstrual cycle
The body’s hormonal fluctuation changes the breast tissue from a week to another. After your menstruation, because of the reduced level of hormones, the breast tissue is softer. At the middle of your menstrual cycle, the nipples become more sensitive, because estrogen levels increase. With a week before menstruation, and during, the excess of progesterone will make you breast tensed. All you can do is to reduce caffeine and take a painkiller.
6. There is a right time for a medical consult
The best time to go to the gynecologist is after menstruation, when blood pressure is low and your breast are relaxed. It is also easier for the doctor to detect any suspicious swellings, because the tissue is soft.
7. The implant still presents risks
Researches haven’t shown that the breast implant affects the immune system or that it increases the risk of cancer. But the silicon can have side effects. In almost 10% of cases, the implant can change its volume, can start to flow and requires a new operation. Another complication can be the contraction of the tissue around the implant, case that also requires a surgical procedure. And, like any surgery, there is a low risk of infection or bleeding.
8. Your breast can get burned, even if you don’t go topless to the beach
The swimsuit’s material is very thin and doesn’t offer a protection factor of 5 or 7. So use a sun block with SPF 15, UVA and UVB protection, and then put your bra; that if you do not want to end up with a wrinkled skin or with brown spots…
9. Your breast has a T-zone
The area above the breast and that between them presents many glands that make it oily and predispose it to skin problems. As bigger are you breast, as much you’ll sweat in those areas and the number of bacteria will increase. Use an antiperspirant powder, clean daily the T-zone of the breast with wet towels and apply a tonic lotion. After you exercise, don’t stay in your sweaty suit, because this way the bacteria will multiply.
10. The décolletage has several variables
Not only your breasts size contributes to a beautiful décolletage, but also the breast shape and position.
11. The position in which you sleep affects the breast shape
The fact that you sleep on your tummy won’t press your breast until their disappearance but it’s possible that in time, to change their shape. If you press them every night on a hard mattress, your bust will change, but it will happen in a few years, not three days … The best sleep position is on one side, with a pillow under your breast, which will support them.
12. Your breast don’t like ‘jogging’
The jogging and fitness exercises are good for heart and for the muscle tone, but they aren’t so beneficial for the breasts. While you exercise, your breasts lose their elasticity if you don’t use a special bra with cups to support them.
13. The right physical exercises can raise your breast
The breasts have no muscles, so all the sport in the world won’t change their size. Regular pectoral exercises can help your breast to become more firm, but the best solution is still the push-up bra.
14. You can have 3 nipples
It’s not so scary for a woman to have one extra...’button’. Total unworkable, it is usually smaller and located somewhere just below the ‘official pair’ and looks rather like a mole. It rarely develops and it doesn’t help to breastfeeding.
15. The pregnancy changes the nipples color
This change of color appears as gift from Mother Nature for the baby who doesn’t distinguish the colors. As darker is the source of food, as easier the baby will find it. After you stop breastfeeding, the color of your nipples won’t have the initial shade.
16. The heritage comes from both parents
You still don’t understand why you wear a B cup bra when your mother wears an A cup and your sister needs a D cup? Check the relatives of both of your parents first. There are equal chances to inherit your breast size both from your mother and father’s relatives.
17. The left breast is usually bigger
As well as the hands, the legs and the rest of the body that are divided in pairs, the breasts aren’t perfectly equal. Nobody understood why, but in most cases, the left breast is better developed and contains more adipose tissue. Sometimes this difference is obvious, but in many cases it becomes visible only after long research.
18. The breast grow even after adolescence
Although the change in shape takes place on puberty, breasts reach their final size only after you’re 20 years old. After 25 years, the breast don’t grow anymore unless you gain weight, you get pregnant or start to take contraceptive pills (only in some cases).
Sources: www.thebreastsite.com, www.implantinfo.com, www.romedic.ro, www.imaginis.com, www.sfatulmedicului.ro, www.mentorcorp.com/breastsurgery/augmentation/index.htm