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Do breasts get smaller with age even if no significant weight change?
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kcsmiley3 posted:
I'm 50 and post-menopausal. Stopped getting periods at least 4 years ago. Over the years, I've gained weight and so my breast size increased. Over the past 2 years, I've lost a total of 21 lbs and reached a weight with which I was content, as well as being content w/breast size- though at 5' 4", technically was still considered 5-10lbs "overweight". Within past few months, however, I've noticed my breast size decrease- by about 1/2 cup size. My weight goes up and down about 5-7lbs regularly (depending on my eating at parties, etc.). My exercise routine has not changed drastically. I've had blood work done a couple of times in past 2 years, including within past month, as well as physical and my thyroid etc appear normal. I'm actually disappointed, as I was feeling a little curvy for a change - and was enjoying it since the women in my family have always been small-chested or considered of average breast size. In my 20's, I was 34A for most part and as weight increased, breast size increased. Over past few years, I've worn 36 B - 38C. My weight goes up and down (changes between 143 - 150lbs. ) Though same band size seems to be okay, the cup size on even newer bras, despite being same style and size, now seem more "roomy". I can tell the difference in breast size and how my tops fit. I'm baffled! Any ideas, suggestions, comments? Thanks! Karen C., Maryland
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georgiagail responded:
Breast tissue is mainly fat stores (which is why all the ads for increasing breast size through exercise are garbage). As we age, fat stores can change a bit which might explain why you are noticing the loose fit in your bra.

Gail
 
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kcsmiley3 replied to georgiagail's response:
Thank you for taking the time to reply! That thought had crossed my mind because I'm also noticing a difference in how my pants fit in the "seat"- and I'm wondering if these changes are due to a shift as to where fat is being stored.


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