Breasts - The Anatomy

Pick up any magazine nowadays and you’d swear that normal female breasts were made of saline and silicon. On the contrary, breasts are composed of glands, ducts, connective tissue, and fat.

GLANDS

Glands are the parts of your breasts that are responsible for milk production. We all have them; however, when boys reach puberty, their bodies produce hormones that prohibit further gland development. Developed glands are composed of tiny clusters of alveoli, which are hollow sacs that make and hold milk. In young women, the breasts are mostly made up of glandular tissue. The aging process, however, causes the glands to atrophy and be replaced with fat.

DUCTS

Connected to the glands are ducts, with form your breasts’ “plumbing system” and bring milk to the nipples. About fifteen to twenty ducts come together near the areola (the dark area around the nipple) to form ampule. The ampule are sacs that store milk before it reaches the nipple surface. By the way, those little bumps on your areola aren’t pimples; they’re oil glands that release a lubricant to protect the nipples during nursing.

CONNECTIVE TISSUE

Connective tissue is a webbing-like substance that supports the ducts and glands, giving shape and firmness to the breast. Connective tissue breaks down as you age, causing that sag we females dread most.

FAT

Finally, your breasts are composed of a certain amount of fat. Your breast size is determined by both the amounts of glandular tissue and fatty tissue that your body has.

There are also some hormones involved in contributing to your Breast Enlargement. Read further about the Breast Enlargement Hormones.

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