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Doctor insights on: Mothers Breasts Are Different Sizes

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Why are breasts all different sizes?

Why are breasts all different sizes?

Normal: Most women have different size breasts, normally. Mother Nature doesn't use a measuring stick to determine breast size in her "production" facility. ...Read more

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Are breasts sizes purely hereditary?

No: Breast size is related to heredity but also to weight, number of children and other hormonal factors. ...Read more

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Why are my boobs different sizes?

Why are my boobs different sizes?

Pairs: Like other organs that come in pairs differ in size or shape like eyes, kidneys, ovaries, hands, or feet the boobs can be different in size without a particular reason. ...Read more

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Is having breasts of different sizes normal?

Is having breasts of different sizes normal?

Yes: All women have some asymmetry to their breasts. This is normal. If there is a rapid increase in one side or a sudden change- this should be investigated by your physician. ...Read more

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Are there different types of breast cancer? How many different types of breast cancer are there?

Are there different types of breast cancer? How many different types of breast cancer are there?

See below: Main types are non-invasive or invasive. Then there can be lobular or ductal forms of these non-invasive (in situ), or invasive cancers. There are then variations of hormone receptor positive or negative, her2/neu positive or negative, and then many variations of cell type, aggressiveness, and dna variations too. ...Read more

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Because they were breast fed are male babys healthier?

Because they were breast fed are  male babys healthier?

Health benefits: Studies have shown life long health benefits with as few as a couple weeks of bf. Its health value exceeds that of formulas to at least 8-9m, where the introduction of solids & decline in volume seem to show less defined benefit. ...Read more

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Are there different parts of the breast?

Are there different parts of the breast?

Yes. : There is fat tissue, fibrous tissue, and glandular tissue. There are blood vessels, lymphatics, and ducts. There is the nipple/areolar complex. ...Read more

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How many different types of breast cancer are there?

How many different types of breast cancer are there?

See below: Main types are non-invasive or invasive. Then there can be lobular or ductal forms of these non-invasive (in situ), or invasive cancers. There are then variations of hormone receptor positive or negative, her2/neu positive or negative, and then many variations of cell type, aggressiveness, and dna variations too. ...Read more

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Why are some breasts round and others are cone shaped?

Why are some breasts round and others are cone shaped?

Genetics: Cultural, racial, and genetics play a role in breast shape and configuration. African american breasts are more conical, and caucasian breasts are rounder. Old age is the great "equalizer" for breast shape, based on the loss of ligamental support(sagging). ...Read more

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Breasts are meant for feeding the baby. Why are they used sexually by women ?

Breasts are meant for feeding the baby.  Why are they used sexually by women ?

Bonding: Freud saw sexuality as begining in infancy with the bonding of child to the breast. More recent evidence reveals that nursing and fondling of breasts releases the hormone oxytocin which has been implicated with bonding and love feelings. Connections or attachments between humans is good for society and the survival of the species. ...Read more

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How can identical twins be very different sizes?

How can identical twins be very different sizes?

Identical twins: Identical twins share a placenta. It certain circumstances the amount of placental blood flow to one twin may be more than to the other twin. That effects the growth of the twins. ...Read more

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What different size breast implants are out there?

What different size breast implants are out there?

Breast implants: Breast implants come in a variety if sizes. They can even be custom ordered to be larger than the usual available sizes. There are silicone and saline implants. The implants can be low, moderate, or high in profile- which determines the amount of projection. There are now anatomical cohesive gel implants that are also available to the general public. ...Read more

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What are breast reductions like?

What are breast reductions like?

Surgery: Breast reduction is surgery, and like any surgery there are risks and rewards. Patients should expect to take 1 to 2 weeks off work. Exercise can usually resume after 4 weeks, but you will be given specific post-op instructions following your surgery. Be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your concerns and specific goals. ...Read more

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How common are asymmetrical breasts?

How common are asymmetrical breasts?

More common than not: Usually, breasts are more like sisters than twins. Like the two sides of the face, they are rarely identical, but should look related. I rarely see a patient who has identical breasts. The ribs, muscles, breast tissue, skin and nipples all have some variation to them. When significant asymmetry exists, plastic surgery can help, but small differences are usually best left alone. ...Read more

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Are there different types of breast cancer?

Are there different types of breast cancer?

Yes w/ongoing evol.: Current thinking has identified different subtypes of breast cancer based on their cellular origin and genetic makeup - luminal (phenobarbital) a, luminal (phenobarbital) b, her2 overexpressing, and basal-like/triple negative. This is beginning to allowed more targetted therapy. Moving forward, molecular analysis and microarray genomic analysis may allow even more specificity. ...Read more

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What kinds of lumps under breasts are cancerous?

What kinds of lumps under breasts are cancerous?

Usually not possible: To tell. It is generally not feasible to tell if a lump is cancerous. However, hard lumps that are fixed to the skin or chest wall are likely to be cancer, however, lumps without these characteristics can still be cancerous. If you have a lump in your breast, please see your doctor for examination and may be mammogram. ...Read more

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Are there other breast injections other than macrolane for the enlargement of breasts?

? Fat grafting: Most augmentation in the u. S. Is done via implants which for screening purposes should be placed behind the check muscle (between the muscle and ribs). Fat grafting has become popular in plastics circles usually in conjunction with outer techniques. Be carefull with substance injections. I've seen silicone done which is a bad idea. Work with a reputable plastic surgeon. ...Read more