A 85-year-old male asked:

5'3 105 pound 14 yo female 32a cup...will she get her breasts larger after anorexia? she's in recovery. her body fat percentage is high.

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Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Breast size: For the most part, breast size is determined by genetics. However, as breasts predominantly consist of fatty tissue, overall weight gain can increase breast size. Similarly, weight loss can casue a reduction in breast mass.
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