All women have boobs but how much do you know about your boobs? Did you know that the skin on your breasts is especially thin? Or that humans are the only mammals whose breasts stay full even when they’re not nursing? Here are some surprising facts about your boobs you never knew of.
Your boobs get fat: As you get older, the glands and collagen in your breasts shrink and are replaced by heavier breast tissue that will be more susceptible to gravity and start sagging. This process can be slowed down, but not prevented, by wearing a firm bra.
Your sleeping position affects your breast: If you sleep facing downward or on your side, your breasts may change shape over a long period of time. More specifically, sleeping on your stomach is bad for your breasts because they are pressed against your mattress for hours, and sleeping on your side causes their ligaments to stretch over time. The best sleeping positions for your breasts is on your side with a pillow under them for support, or sleeping on your back.
Your left breast is probably larger: There is no such thing as a perfectly symmetrical set by nature; a single pair can vary in breast size, nipple size, and even nipple direction. Scientists aren’t sure why, but size variations in breasts normally occur because there is more tissue in the left breast. In fact, this applies to 65 percent of women.
Smoking affects your breast: Smoking leads to saggy breasts. According to study, smoking breaks down a protein in the skin called elastin, which gives youthful skin its elastic appearance and supports the breast.
Nipples and areolae comes in all shape and size: Whether your nips are big, small, dark, or light they’re normal! Your areola (the coloured skin around your nipple) can also totally vary. Some people also have inverted nipples, which means they indent into the skin instead of pointing out. Basically, nipples are not one-size-fits-all, and they’re all totally normal and great.
Saggy breast are unavoidable: As you get older and stop producing estrogen, most of your milk glands and milk ducts regress and change into fatty tissue. This makes your breasts less dense, and it may even make them smaller and less firm. Add to this the fact that your skin gets more elastic as you get older, and you’re left with saggy boobs. Basically, gravity can be a cruel.
Drinking less alcohol, maintaining healthy weight are 2 major ways to cut breast cancer risk: Research shows that the more alcohol you drink, the higher your risk of breast cancer. Another way to lower your risk is to stay at a healthy weight, since obesity increases the risk of getting breast cancer and the risk of recurrence if you’ve already had it.
Anyone with breast tissue can get breast cancer.
Your boobs aren’t just made of fat: They are a complex system of glands and ducts, which also includes your nipple. And underneath each breast is muscle, as well as fibrous tissue that separates it from your ribs. However, after a certain age, your breasts do turn into mostly fat.