f a woman
is generally small, will her breast size most likely be small also?
No. Breast size has nothing to do with a woman's height or body size,
other than if she puts weight on or takes it off, the breasts MAY gain
or lose fatty tissue.
Can eating fattening foods give you bigger breasts?
It is possible, but not predictable. The body may add inches to the
hips instead. If she eats less, fat MIGHT come from the breasts, making
them smaller than they were before.
When do girls finish puberty?
Somewhere between sixteen and twenty years old, though it is hard to
tell when that actually happens. As far as breast development is concerned,
you may want to look at "The Five
Stages Of Breast Development", which is a more complete answer.
What is Hypertrophy?
This is a term for excessively developed breasts.
What is polymastia?
This is a term for more than a normal number of breasts ("poly" means
"many" and "mastia" means "breasts").
Can a lady have more than two breasts?
Out of every 200 women, there will be one with three or more nipples.
Some women are not even aware of it, since they do not develop enough
to be noticed. They just look like a freckle or mole. They will be located
in the "milk line" that goes from under the arm to the normal location
of the nipple, down past the waist, and then in toward the genitalia.
It ends on the upper, inner thigh. Sometimes the breast tissue under
the supernumery nipple will actually develop, especially when a woman
becomes pregnant. The known record number of breasts on a human female
What do steroids do to breast tissue?
Anabolic Steroids are artificial testosterone. They have many serious
and devastating side effects, but are taken by men (and women) to enable
rapid and excessive growth of the large skeletal muscles. Anabolic Steroids
will cause gynecomastia (breast development) in men. Don't get excited,
ladies - AS will cause women's breasts to shrink.
What is a "normal" breast size?
Normal is what you are. Normal is what I am. There is no "normal",
because we are all different. No two noses look alike. No two breasts
look alike. "Madison Avenue" has an image of what the "Advertising"
or "Commercial" norm is, but very few women can ever be like them. We
need to see more "real" people to determine just what "normal" can be.
Should I be concerned about hair that grows around the nipple?
We have hair all over our bodies, but some hair is so small (or light
colored) that it is not that noticeable. There is usually less hair
surrounding a nipple on a female than there is on a male (as well as
anywhere else on the female body), probably due to the hormone differences
in their bodies. The important thing to understand is that it is not
only okay, it is NORMAL that many (most?) women will find the occasional
hair in the areolar area surrounding the nipple. Many women remove it,
but if you do, choose a safe way to remove it.
When do women's breasts stop growing? How can you tell when you are
at the finished stage of breast development?
Breasts never actually stop growing. They are changing all the way
through our lives. If you are referring to the "growth spurt" during
puberty where they seem to appear from nowhere, that usually finishes
up somewhere around the ages of 16 to 19 years old. Breasts are very
dense at first, and are difficult to x-ray for a mammogram. They become
less dense as we get older, allowing x-rays to be taken at about 35
to 40 years old. Density continues to wane as we age, causing the breasts
that once stood proudly to become pendulous. Sorry, but wearing a bra
will not prevent that. You may be able to make an educated guess about
when you will reach the adult stage, if you can identify when your breasts
have reached the fourth stage. You should be able to do that if you
read "The Five Stages Of Breast
How does the breast move as you grow older?
This may be either of two questions. Breasts will always "move", once
they are developed to a larger size, IF they are allowed to. Breast
movement is considered to be beneficial by people that understand the
lymphatic system. Take a look at the offerings that we have under
Massage to learn more about that. The second possible answer would
be that the attachment point of the lower side of the breast to the
chest wall actually changes during a woman's life. It slowly re-positions
itself about half the distance between two ribs. This is not the same
as a pendulous breast, and would probably not be prevented by the use
of a bra, since bra wearers will experience it too.
When your breasts get hit or suffer from impact, does it stunt their
When our breasts have not begun to develop, we (males AND females)
have what is referred to as a breast "bud". It is simply the beginning
tissue that will become lobules, ducts, ampullae, etc. in the adult
breast. If one's breast bud is damaged seriously, before development
starts, there will most likely be some retardation of that breast's
development. After development has begun and is well on its way, minor
impacts will usually not cause any developmental problems.