How do breasts change over time?
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The size and shape of women’s breasts reflect her biological clock (which is mostly under hormonal control). As a result, the appearance of breasts changes when breastfeeding becomes possible.

About two years after the onset of puberty (the woman’s first menstrual cycle), the hormone estrogen, in conjunction with growth hormone, stimulates the development and growth of the glandular, fatty, and suspending tissues that make up the breast. This continues for about 4 to 6 years before the definitive establishment of the breast shape (size, volume, density) at the approximate age of 21 years.

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Weight variations

There are many who see their weight fluctuate during these years as well, and breasts are the first to lose volume when the weight decreases (they are not the first to grow when the weight increases). The volume and shape of the breasts will be mainly affected by weight variations reflecting the amount of fat contained in breasts. To correct a lack of volume in the chest, breast implants in Tunisia are the best option with a very high satisfaction rate among patients.

Pregnancy and breast feeding

The hormonal changes associated with pregnancy cause an increase in breast volume. They become denser and firmer in response to hyperprolactinemia (high production of prolactin, a hormone that participates in breast development during lactation) that starts milk production, increases nipple size, and darkens the color of the areola complex. -nipple. After pregnancy, breasts usually return to pre-pregnancy size, shape and volume. Changes in breast size and volume can, however, permanently stretch the skin and cause stretch marks and sagging skin (breast ptosis). Repeated pregnancies can aggravate these imperfections. Menopause At menopause, breast atrophy occurs. These may decrease in size as circulating estrogen levels drop, followed by involution (regression) of adipose and glandular tissues. Breast ptosis, or sagging breasts, is a natural consequence of aging, it is influenced by pregnancy, a high body mass index, a bulky chest, a massive previous weight loss and smoking.