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Is There A Way To Shrink Your Breasts
Is there a way to shrink or keep my breast from growing without surgery? I am only 19, 5'8" and 150lbs with 36d and they hurt my back.
Keep weight down: There isn't anything other than surgery we can do for breast smaller or larger than we would choose. If you gain weight your breasts will also grow proportionately. Otherwise if you are at full maturity your breasts shouldn't grow more. In general, insurance covers a breast reduction for back pain but only if you are not overweight. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
My breasts doubled in size after I had a baby. Are there any exercises I can do to make them shrink?
Possibly: Each individual's body stores fat in unique ways. That said, women tend to store extra fat in their hips/legs and breast (hence the "pear" shape) versus men who tend to store more fat in their abdomen ("apple" shaped). It is possible for breast size to decrease with significant weight loss, but the degree of shrinking is difficult to predict. ...Read more
Breastfeeding: Yes, it is normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably not: Breasts contain a variable amount of fat in addition to breast tissue. Significant weight loss will cause the fat and some breast tissue to shrink, however the skin usually cannot shrink in proportion, resulting in droopy breasts (aka ptosis). However, improving your health and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the goal. The breasts can be addressed when you are ready. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. Your breasts tend to enlarge during any pregnancy in preparation for child care due to progesterone surges. However when you're no longer pregnant, this hormone decreases and your breasts begin to shrink again. It takes some time depending on how far along you were previously. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: If this is cancer, there are no herbs available. The proven methods of chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal therapy and surgery are the standard of care and the reasons why so many women are survivors. This can be an overwhelming and scary time but seek out a team of doctors who will provide standard of care options and listen to your fears and concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any natural way to increase naturally the size of the breast that has shrunk already(don't know the reason haven't loose weigh)?
Weight gain: Sorry, there isn't a way to increase the amount of glandular tissue in the breast. Breast exercises can strengthen the underlying muscles but the only natural way to increase breast size is to increase the amount of fat and this can't be done just in one area of the body naturally. When we add fat we add it every where. ...Read more
How quickly do angiosarcomas of the breast grow? Had vascular area on u/s, biopsy negative, area is diminishing 5 months later. Can they shrink?
Behave differently: Most angiosarcomas of the breast are induced, primarily from previous radiation to the area of breast involved. The lesion is aggressive and can become fatal if allowed to grow and metastasize. It usually takes 1-2 years for the lesion to breast away and metastasize so if possible and if solitary, the lesion should be resected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually: For most women the breast enlargement associated with pregnancy and lactation is temporary. Within 3 to 6 months after delivery (if not breastfeeding) the breasts are back to their normal prepregnancy state. For breastfeeding moms, the breasts generally return to normal by about 6 months after stopping nursing. ...Read more
My breasts have shrank over 2 cup sizes since I stopped taking birth control and continue to shrink. Is this normal?
Possibly: your breast size is determined by female hormonal influence, It is possible that ingestion of the BC pills caused mild engorgement and now without that influence- the breasts are returning to their original state. ...Read more
Did P90X and for the first night that involved a lot of push up and pull ups. By exercising the chest muscles will my breasts shrink?
No: The breast is not a muscle but rides on top of the pectoral muscles. Build the muscle up and it may make them seem larger. ...Read more
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