If you think your boobs get a little bit weird from time to time over the course of the each month, you're not alone. It's true, your breasts change as each month progresses. It makes sense, since your menstrual cycle begins and ends over the course of one month. And I don't have to tell you how much your menstrual cycle can throw your body out of whack. Not only that, but as you age and your cycle changes — or you become pregnant, or breastfeed — your breasts can change even more. What's most important, is recognizing what's normal for you: the PMS symptoms you experience, the way your normal breast tissue feels, and how it looks.
A breast lump deserves medical attention. Know what to expect during a clinical breast exam — and what happens when a lump needs further evaluation. That's understandable. But breast lumps are common, and most often they're noncancerous benign , particularly in younger women. Still, it's important to have any breast lump evaluated by a doctor, especially if it's new, feels different from your other breast or feels different from what you've felt before. Breasts contain tissues of varying consistency, including fatty, glandular and connective tissue.
At Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads, we assist many women with maintaining and improving their breasts, helping them to feel beautiful through the years. We were interested to see a recent article on Smart Beauty Guide that explores the aging timeline of breasts, from puberty through menopause—and they go through quite a lot over the course of your life! Breasts begin to mature about two years after the onset of puberty and continue to grow and change for approximately six years. This is when the adult size and shape of your breasts is established. At this point, breasts are also ready to function as a support system for potential babies.
But it isn't women's breasts that "evolved," now is it? For those who can't or won't click the link, it uses photos of 12 Playmates going back to the '50s to illustrate each decade's in vogue breast shape. In the post-WWII era, breasts were "natural, wholesome, fun," whatever that means. Apparently the '60s rocket-shaped breasts were a response to the Cuban Missile Crisis: "It was a palpable physiological response to the tension, almost as if to say 'You're gonna point those things at us?