A buxom and full breast line is a symbol of feminine beauty. A female becomes aware of the beauty of her breasts as soon as she steps out of her adolescence and attains youth. Although shapely breasts are the gift of nature their maintenance is in your own hands. Timely care since early adolescence when a women is in her formative years can help in keeping the breast line attractive.
What is your mental picture of an ideal bosom?
One of curves small firm breasts or of sumptuous curves?
Actually, the essence of a beautiful and healthy bosom is firm healthy breasts. Do not neglect your breasts because regular care today can vastly improve the appearance of your breasts tomorrow. Examine them regularly for lumps and bumps, as this will enable you to detect any problems early and avoid complications later.
A girl gets rapid body changes between twelve and fourteen years of age when breasts start showing. Between fourteen to eighteen they develop fully. However some times growth is stunted due to hormonal imbalance congenital defects or deficiency of nourishing diet. Use of shapely and tight brassieres since developmental years are advisable to prevent sagging in later years.
Breasts are basically made up of cells, gland tissue, milk ducts, fibrous tissue and fat. There are no muscles in the breast tissue the breast would benefit greatly from a good posture and regular exercise. And reasonable support.
BREAST AND THE BRA
Breasts have no muscles of their own and are only held up by the pectoral muscles the muscles of the chest on which they lie. So they definitely need extra support. You can give this by wearing a good bra. Wearing a bra, which fits well, can make a great different both to your comfort and to your contour. Most of the support that a great well fitting bra gives to the breasts should come from beneath and not the straps. You can check this by slipping of the straps to see if the bra will stay the place without them. The back and the sides of a good bra should be in level with the front. If the back piece tends to be high around the shoulder blades this could mean 2 things: that either you are hauling your breasts by the shoulder straps or the base of the bra does not fit well. Bulging flesh at the back of the bra or at the sides and underarms means that the bra is too small.
If the bra cups are increased all over then obviously they are too big for your breast size. To find out the correct size of the bra cup first measure around your rib cage under your breasts. Then measure around the fullest part of your bosom at the level of the nipple. The difference between the two measurements will giveyou the cup size as follows.
10-12 cm: AA 12-14 cm: A 14-16 cm: B 16-18 cm: C 18-20 cm: D 20-22 cm: DD
When choosing a bra for heavy breasts make sure it has flat well padded under cup wiring and wide elastically straps that give support to the centre of the breasts. Small breasts can be enhanced with the help of highly padded bras and under wiring but keep the bustline natural and do whether not over do.
BREASTS SAG WITHOUT BRAS?
Actually your breast will eventually sag regardless of whether or not you have worn a bra in the past. This sagging is due to the slackening of the supporting muscles. Going braless can somewhat hasten this process where as a well fitting bra will atleast delay it for a little while. Sagging is more pronounced if you have large heavy breasts. If you breasts are small you can probably get away even by not wearing a bra. Another good reason for wearing a bra is that provided it is well fitting it can effectively disguise the fact that breasts may have lost shape. Some wear a good supporting bra during vigorous exercises like running & jogging and also during pregnancy.
Bras should not be tight, it may be one of the causes of cancer eventually those with small breasts use heavy padded (with synthetic or nylon) without realizing that the thick synthetic or nylon padded, heat the glands and may eventually result in cancerous growth. It is essential to remove bras at night.
SAGGING OF BREASTS
Breasts start sagging and loosing their tautness after delivery or during long illness.During pregnancy and also during the period of breast feeding the breasts become larger.Irregular menstruation is also a cause for the sagging of the breasts. As the over lying skin is stretched beyond a limit the elastic fibers in the skin tear. Red irregular marks then show up on the skin’s surface. These marks are worse the some women because the elasticity of the skin varies from person to person. In many women breasts do return to something close to their previous shape and size, but in some the breasts become more slack and pendulous after is an individual variation.There are one or two things you can do to offset this tendency of sagging of your breasts during pregnancy; give your breasts maximum support with a good bra wearing it day and night and do find a few minutes everyday to exercise your breasts muscles and pep you up too.
FIRMING UP THE BREASTS
Breasts contain no muscles but only fat cells, milk-ducts and glands held together in a web of soft connective tissue so by exercising you cannot increase your bust size. Neither wills exercising directly reduces a heavy bust. This is especially true if your breasts are heavy if however you are over weight. A weight reducing diet combined with regular exercises will help you to reduce your weight as well as you bust size. Exercising however has several other advantages as well; it tones up the muscles on which the breast tissue lies. So if your bust-line measures less than what you would like then exercises would give you backup chest line firmer and a more prominent thus making your bust appear larger. Similarly if a heavy bust is your problem you would lose some of the droop (which can spoil your shape) and gain a firmer contour though there would be no loss of inches. Apart from the exercises, which we have already, mentioned swimming is a superb exercise for bust shape. It exercises the breast muscles considerably against resistance of the water and this really can do wonders to your shape. When breasts start sagging and loosing at pregnancy or illness or irregular menstruation the women require a balanced diet.
Inclusion of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, calcium, salts, and minerals in sufficient quantities is essential. Breast requires maximum attention after delivery. Since it is not adviseable to do exercise one should start taking light ones like palm pressing. Kneel down and press your palms in ‘Namaskar’ (Indian greeting) pose in the center of chest so that the tissues around the breasts are under full pressure exhale slowly and release the pressure. Repeat exercise can done thus: spread both hands and place palms on a wall in front of you. Press your palms and you will feel pressure on your veins and tissues with the result that they will stretch. Likewise breast-feeding mothers also have take extra care. Breasts sag if the infant is suckled while sitting or reclining in a faulty posture. Sucking with sitting position will be with the child in lap and your hand under its head so as to lift it and keep its head steady. Press nipples immediately after suckling and remove the remaining milk with a couple of jerks. This gives lightness and freshness to the breasts. Bathe the breasts with hot and cold water simultaneously to ensure rapid blood circulation. Sprinkle hot water and then cold four of five times alternately.
An easy exercise for study breasts is as follows: stand straight with arms dangling on your sides. Raise each arm above head and turn round alternately. Repeat ten to fifteen times. Some have under developed breasts while some have too large breasts. Many married women have a peculiar problem with one breast being smaller than the other. It is because of suckling the child more on one side than the other. Even some unmarried women develop this trouble. However this is not a matter of concern if you have smaller breasts massage them without nourishing oils & creams. You can also take some useful exercises. One of these is as follows: the arm on the side of small breast should be spread in front and then taken up.Move it round ten or fifteen times first clockwise then anti clockwise.
Some women have very heavy breasts they dangle because of overweight and pain slightly. In advanced countries extra flesh is removed by surgical operations.
But unani herbal creams, lotions & pills are very safe to make breasts smaller or larger.
Any how you can at best choose your bras wisely, for large breasts use a soft round cupped brassiere and avoid low cut blouses. In yoga therapy “Bhujangasana” is recommended as useful for a proper breast development. Lie down on stomach place palms on the ground in front of the body so that the muscles are stretched.
These are a certain conditions that warrant seeing a doctor/ physician sooner: