As a teen I was a 32B, I was athletic back then with a very low % of body fat. I am now 30 and lost appx 30 lbs in the last year. I'm nearly back at my teenage weight and now an A cup. My body fat % today is quite a bit higher now, so this doesn't make any sense to me.
What Would Cause my Breasts to Shrink?
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Breast changes with age
If you are desiring fuller breasts but not necessarily implants, then you may want to consider fat grafting where you borrow fat from one part of the body where you don't want it and add it the area where you want more volume.
Do you know why breasts change size? Find out what might cause your breasts to grow or shrink.
Breasts may change size and shape for a variety of reasons throughout an average woman’s life. Some of these changes are hormonal (such as those experienced during pregnancy or menopause) while others are tied to lifestyle (weight gained or lost due to a changing diet or fitness regime) and even stress. Another cause we must consider is aging.
Volume loss is a factor for a lot of women, not just in the face but also the breasts. Youthful breasts include tissue that is more dense than older breasts, whose tissue may become more “fatty” and lose structure due to increasing laxity. In other words, as a woman ages, her breats may not be as perky or full, even when all other factors (weight, nutrition, exercise) remain constant.
If a shrinking cup size is an issue for you, the best way to combat it is to talk with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who can recommend the appropriate course of action for your unique situation
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Your breast size will change (typically decrease) as you age or lose weight. There is an increase in the amount of fat cells and a decrease in breast tissue as you age.
Why are my breasts shrinking?
Thank you for your question. A woman's breasts are not fully developed until they have been pregnant and breast-fed. When you are younger, your breasts are more dense and have less fatty tissue. As you get older, this relationship changes. The breast become increasingly fatty and the size fluctuates more with your normal body weight. Any type of weight gain will stretch the skin and subsequent weight-loss will leave you with a smaller cup size. It sounds like what you have experienced are the normal physiologic changes associated with age, weight gain, and weight loss. Breast augmentation can help restore the volume you have lost. Hope this helps. Good luck!
You are observing typical effects of aging on the appearance of your breasts. As you are developing, the breasts form with more fibrous and dense tissue. The breasts will become more fatty in consistency as you age and become less supported.
Breast size change with age
The breast is composed of gland and fatty tissue. Weight changes would influence the fatty component and age/hormonal change would influence the glandular component. Compared to your teenage years the natural shift in fatty tissue vs glandular tissue percentage is understandable and the change after 30lb weight loss expected. I think at this point, you could consider augmentation mammoplasty if size increase is desired.
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Breast Volume Loss
It is not uncommon for breasts to shrink or get larger with changes in weight. It is not necessarily related to Body fat % because that relates to the whole body, not just the breasts. So what you are experiencing is normal.If your breasts have gotten smaller with weight loss, they will likely get larger with weight gain. Your other alternative is a breast augmentation.
Why are my breasts shrinking??
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