Why are my breasts separated, nipples puffy, and very pointy? (photos)

I'm 19 and my breasts are seperated, pointy and my nipples are puffy constantly. My breasts have been like this ever since I can remember and I thought it was normal until I saw my friends breasts. I also tried wearing a v neck dress with no bra like most girls do and my breasts just looked weird.. Can someone help me? Thankyou

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Comparison is the thief of joy!

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Hi MrsMakeMePretty, It steals joy but does much more. The comparison trap is a self-sabotaging habit of judging ourselves against others we come into contact with; using external cues to measure our own self-worth lands us in a self-defeating cycle of always coming up short and feeling like we’re never good enough, successful enough, or pretty enough. Your breasts are completely normal. And believe me, "most" girls are not going bra-less. Don't let one experience of the comparison trap get you down. If you desire to change certain characteristics of your breasts, do it for you, based on what you want to feel confident. Meeting with a board certified plastic surgeon will help guide you to what is achievable based on your goals. Good luck my dear!

Pointy nipples

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you for your question and for sharing your photos. Your breast do have nipples are that pointing more outwards which accentuates the separated look. In addition the nipples are pointy. These are all part of the normal spectrum of breast development. If any of these aspects are a concern, then I would visit with a board certified plastic surgeon who can discuss options to address your concerns.

Normal breast shape

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Your breasts look normal and I don't think anything is wrong with them. Comparing yourself with how others look will cause problems because every woman has a different appearance. Your breasts appear to be low set, which is why you don't have as prominent cleavage. But this is totally normal. 

Your breasts are very normal

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There are many variations of normal breasts including differing sizes, shapes and differences between the two breasts. All of these breast types are quite normal and can be considered attractive by many. Your breasts appear to be quite normal in appearance and not at all "weird".
I would hope that most plastic surgeons would explain exactly this to you in a consultation. Cosmetic breast surgery is completely individual and optional. if you are really bothered by the appearance of your breasts, then you can certainly consider an in-person consultation with one or more recommended plastic surgeons in your area to discuss options for cosmetic enhancement should you decide to proceed.

David J. Levens, MD
Coral Springs Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 78 reviews

Breast Implants Would Give Breasts Upper Pole Fullness

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I certainly appreciate what you are describing and I also agree with what my colleagues have written as you are within the range of “normal”.That does not however mean that you feel your breasts are attractive. As mentioned in prior comments your breasts are low on your chest wall giving the upper pole a scooped out appearance. Breast implants would give your breasts more upper pole fullness you are seeking.

Breasts come in all shapes and sizes

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Just as no 2 snowflakes are the same, neither are breasts. Your breasts are NORMAL. Breasts come in all shapes and sizes, just like the rest of our body. I'm sure you have a different bottom, and different face from your friend as well. Just like every part of a women, society has decided what an ideal shape and size of the body looks like, and of course this differs from ethnicity as well as an individuals personal preferences. Plastic Surgeons are trained to recognize these differences and enhance them. So embrace your individuality. If you do want to enhance your beauty, do so cautiously and with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. 

Why are my breasts separated, nipples puffy, and very pointy?

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Hello Mrs Make Me,  I think overall your breast aesthetic is very natural looking, but I think breast implants will improve the overall appearance of your breasts.   It's important to remember that everyone's breast shape is unique just like our faces with different features.  Breast augmentation may help to improve the size and proportion of your breasts and to some extent the shape of your breasts.  As a general rule the less breast tissue you have the easier it is to improve the shape of your breasts with careful selection of the breast implant by an experienced plastic surgeon.  On the other hand, the more breast tissue you have, the less the breast implant can influence the shape of your breasts.  In your case, your chest wall or the foundation of your breasts tend to roll your breasts in an outward direction, causing your breasts and nipples to appear more separated.  The chest wall is something that doesn't change after a breast augmentation.  You have a moderate amount of breast tissue in the lower pole already, so I would select a breast implant to enhance the fullness in your upper pole.  The right breast implant can also improve the cleavage and fullness when you wear a V neck dress.  The nipples would likely remain the same after breast augmentation.  

I hope this answers your questions!

You could benefit from an implant

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Thank you for your question. Your breasts are well within the range of normal, but the breasts are a little bottom-heavy. You may benefit from an implant to give you a bit more upper pole fullness and more attractive cleavage, with the size of implant up to you. But, otherwise the direction of the nipples unfortunately accentuates the perception of separated cleavage.

Why are my breasts separated, pointed and with puffy nipples?

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If you were to compare the breasts of 10 women, it is likely that you would note many differences between them. As such, it does not come as a surprise to me that you feel like your breasts may be inadequate, having seen your friends’ breasts and compared them. Let me be clear when I say that breasts come in many shapes and sizes, and yours are well within the range of normal.

That said, if the appearance of your breasts is truly bothering you, you may consider a consultation with a board-certified breast specialist who can guide you through appropriate remedies to correct what is making you unhappy and help you achieve your desired results. Just be sure that you are having surgery because you wish to correct things that are of genuine concern to you, not because you’re comparing yourself to others.

Best of luck!

Colin White, MD
Vancouver Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

Breast Shape

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Every woman has a unique anatomy that results in a different breast shape and size, and yours is one of the normal variations. If you are looking to change the way your breasts look, I recommend consulting with a board certified plastic surgeon in order to discuss what your options are. A procedure you may consider is breast augmentation with breast implants. Our practice utilizes the Vectra 3D imaging system which can simulate realistic results that you can expect to see after surgery. 

John Diaz, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

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