If you're reading descriptions about breast concerns, you may catch yourself trying to recall anatomy lectures that occurred many decades ago. What are the parts of the outer breast including the nipple, areola, Montgomery glandsand other structures? What is the purpose of these different parts and what medical conditions may affect them?
Last week a Twitter user stumbled across an image of the female breast anatomy, and she was shook. So shook, in fact, that she decided to share her findings with the internet. I just realized I never saw a photo of a female muscle system.
There is no perfect shape or size for breasts. Normal breasts can be large or small, smooth or lumpy, and light or dark. Your breasts start growing when you begin puberty.
The key parts of the female breast include:. At the onset of puberty, female reproductive hormones — particularly estrogen —guide breast growth. Normal changes in the breast during pregnancy can include firming, enlarged nipples, darker nipples, and stretch marks on the skin due to enlargement.
Breast cysts are fluid-filled sacs inside the breast, which are usually not cancerous benign. You can have one or many breast cysts and they can happen in one or both breasts. They're often described as round or oval lumps with distinct edges.
This image recently uploaded to Instagram has us delving a little deeper into how breastmilk is created in our bodies, and just what those incredible milk ducts actually look like. This is a look at breasts on the inside. You can clearly see the milk ducts and glands.
Each breast contains between 15 and 20 sections called lobeseach of which is composed of many smaller structures known as glands or alveoli. These glands produce milk. A system of small tubes known as ducts transports milk from the glands to a big central duct that has multiple openings in the nipple.
Women and men both have breasts, but women have more breast tissue than men. The breasts contain mammary glands. Only the mammary glands in women can make milk to feed a baby.
Cleavage is the exposed area between a woman's breasts lying over the sternumand refers only to what is visible with clothing or dense, nontransparent body art that includes a low-cut neckline. In these cultures women have, throughout history, sought to enhance their physical attractiveness and femininity, within the context of changing fashions and cultural-specific norms of modesty of the time and place. The methods practised in appropriate contexts have included the accentuation and partial display of breasts, including cleavage.