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Breast shapes

All breasts (small and big) are sexually attractive but breast shapes are incredibly varied between women. All breast shapes are perfectly normal and beautifully imperfect. There are several factors responsible for breasts’ shape and size:

  • Body weight (BMI),
  • Genetics (inherited genes),
  • Physical activities,
  • Age (puberty – reproductive period – menopause),
  • Reproductive history (pregnancies and breastfeeding).

In most cases fat tissue is the biggest part of breasts. Any time you gain additional kilograms, your breasts also will increase. And opposite – when you lose weight, your breast size could change too. Women with dense breast tissue tend to have less fatty tissue and general weight fluctuations would not change breast size dramatically. Breast lipofilling for breast enlargement is based on described importance of fatty tissue for breast sizes and shapes.

It is well known that genetic factors play very important role in the size and shape of breasts – it is determined by genetically inherited hormonal fluctuations which are crucial for breasts. Actually genes determine how dense are breasts and how skin shapes the breasts, forming breast appearances. Scientists discovered seven genetic factors significantly associated with breast size and shape.

Breast enlargement exercises are well known and based on increasing pectoral muscles. Anatomically breasts sit on top of the pectoral muscles and you can develop stronger muscles underneath your breasts without changing their size or shape but breast appearance will be changed. Exaggerated physical exercises could have opposite effect.

At certain age women experience decline of hormones and sagging breasts. Other aging factors (weak ligaments and muscles, reduced skin elasticity) also have the influence at breast shapes.

During whole life women experience few so called “hormonal storms” – puberty, pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause. All mentioned periods can be considered as crucial for breast sizes and shapes. Breast changes during pregnancy are very important and also should be taken into account.

Breast shapes – types

Breast shapes

According to experts, women could have different breast shapes – some shapes are common and some are rare. Knowledge about your breast shape is very important for proper bra selection.

Round breasts

Round breasts appear to be equally full at both the top and bottom. Women with round breasts don’t need special types of bra.

East-west breast shape

East-west breast shape is characterized by nipples point outwards or by actual nipples being pointed in opposite directions – it looks like breast area seems to gravitate away from the center of chest. For east-west breast shape the T-shirt bra is recommended which can help breasts to draw in.

Side set breasts

Side set means wide space in between the two breasts and nipples pointed a little more forward than east-west breast shape. Selected bras should hold breasts up and draw them in.

Slender breasts

Slender breasts tend to be slimmer at the top, fuller at the bottom and longer than they are wide. Usually slender breasts are relatively small in cup size. Experts recommend wearing a plunge bra with padding to help with size and helping in lifting.

Bell shape breasts

Bell shape breasts are similar to slender breasts but bell shape breasts are usually heavier and larger. In these cases better to avoid balconettes and choose supportive and minimizing bras.

Bra selection rules:

No gaping or overflow in the cups,

No slippage or digging in the straps,

Be able to slip two fingers underneath the back of the bra band.

Tear drop breasts

Tear drop breasts means rounded but slightly less full at the top – they are similar to bell shape breasts but with a much gentler slope. This breast shape is the most comfortable for most types of bra.

Breast shapes

Breast asymmetry

Most women have breast asymmetry (starting from puberty) – it means breasts are not of equal size. Very few women have perfectly symmetrical breasts and most girls and women usually demonstrate a variation in size, placement or projection from one breast to the other. Modern breast pads could be the best solution but sometimes women could need surgical interventions.

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