The skin surrounding the breasts is thin and sensitive. Female breasts consist of fat, milk glands and collagen. Milk glands and collagen are replaced by the fat as part of the aging process. That doesn’t mean, however, that breasts necessarily become bigger (although sometimes they do) and inevitably start to sag/droop.
Women also have “hairy” breasts. There’s around 15 long and straight pieces of hair, which can also be quite dark, growing around the nipples of every woman. The hair is not hard to control, either with depilation, which must be repeated, or laser, which lasts permanently after two or three treatments.
The skin surrounding the breasts is thin and sensitive and you have to use a quality moisturizing cream which makes the skin more firm. The skin around the nipples can become dry really quickly so you have to use a special moisturizing cream or olive oil, which has been used since ancient times to provide lubrication and protection to the skin of the breast.
Every woman’s nipples are of different shape and size. They can also be inverted on the inside or in different directions (we will have an article on this phenomenon tomorrow).
Hormonal changes in the body have a great influence on breasts. After the period breasts are more smooth and therefore this is the most appropriate time for self-examination. In the middle of the cycle the nipples are very sensitive to touch, which is the consequence of a high level of estrogen in the body. During the period breasts can be swollen and painful because of a high level of progesterone.
A sensitive skin on the breasts can be sunburned even if you wear a bra or swimming suit in one piece. That’s why it is always advisable to protect your breasts with a sun lotion. Further, during physical activity, e.g. aerobics or running, your breasts will jump up and down, which can be unpleasant or even painful. It is advisable to wear a sports bra that offers enough of support. Also make sure you wash the bra regularly, otherwise an inflammation of the nipples could occur because of perspiration.
The area under the breasts, especially if they are large and the skin under them is wrinkled, is very sensitive to various infections. It is advisable to protect the area with baby powder which prevents and absorbs the extra moisture caused by perspiration.
If you have breast implants, there’s nothing to worry about: they will not “burst” if you sleep on the belly. However your post-op treatment of yourself and your attitude to your new assets can significantly support, or undermine – as the case may be, Dr.Fisher’s work. Please, if you are uncertain about something, do not hesitate to always ask.
During physical activity, e.g. aerobics or running, your breasts will jump up and down, which can be unpleasant or even painful. It is advisable to wear a sports bra that offers enough of support. Make sure you wash the bra regularly, otherwise an inflammation of the nipples could occur because of perspiration.