Types of Breasts and Defining Beautiful Breasts
Breasts are considered one of the symbols of femininity. While all breasts are considered beautiful, the perception of beauty is different for everyone. The way your feel about your breasts depends on your own unique idea of beautiful breasts. Our perceptions of beauty are highly influenced by what we see in the media. One thing that is important to understand is that different types of breasts suit different body types.
Extensive research has been conducted between all sexes and has narrowed down certain characteristics that are considered universally beautiful.
What suits a thin body type may not look good on someone with a curvy body. The breasts that look perfectly proportionate on one body will look completely different on another body type. So, it is a misconception that larger breasts are always more beautiful. People have all sorts of procedures performed to enhance the aspect of the breasts including breast reduction, breast augmentation, and breast lift. Breast surgery can be used to change the size, position, and nipple dimensions, in order to improve the overall appearance.
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Are BIG Breasts Beautiful?
One of the biggest misconceptions about women’s breasts is that they have to be large to be considered beautiful. Throughout history, the idea of beautiful breasts has changed considerably. As we have entered the digital age, the standards of beauty are now completely different. Trends come and go.
Initially, breasts were considered a sign of fertility. This perception was most noted in the statues from the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods which had larger breasts. On the other hand, Egyptians didn’t care about the size of breasts too much. Ancient Greeks and Indian dynasties were most interested in the shape and proportion of the breast.
The first breast augmentation surgery was performed in 1960. The operation completely transformed the world and the trend for bigger breasts started in the 1980s. Breasts were getting bigger and this was quite obvious even from shows like Baywatch. Today, people are more focused on shape, harmony, and balance. The natural look is now more popular.
What Breast Size Is Considered More Attractive?
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and different people regard different sizes of beautiful breasts. In a study by Scientists at Prague’s Charles University conducted among men from four different cultures (Brazil, Cameroon, Czech Republic, Namibia) it was concluded that individual preferences vary significantly when it comes to breast size. However, most participants in the study prefer medium-sized breasts, followed by large sizes. This can show that the size of the breast isn’t as important as we thought it would be. The most important factor in determining attractiveness is your personal preferences, unique needs, and taste.
Many Different Types of Breasts
Breasts come in all shapes and sizes, small, medium, large, with different weights, cleavage and forms. Breast Surgery can help alter the size, position, and even the dimensions of your nipples. Clearly, it is difficult to classify breasts into specific categories. However, some researchers have divided breasts into many different types but they have a lot in common.
- Asymmetric/Uneven Breasts – although all of us have some level of asymmetry in our breasts, asymmetric breasts are significantly different in terms of size, shape, form, or position
- East-West – this type of breasts are the ones with nipples pointing in opposite directions, east and west
- Tear Drop Breasts – this type of breasts have a narrower upper part and a wider lower part
- Round – these breasts are circular in shape and have similar volume on all sides of the breasts
- Separated – when there is a larger distance between your breasts, they are classified as separated breasts
- Droopy – breasts droopiness often occurs later in life. They sit lower than they are supposed to due to reduced skin elasticity
- Athletic – these breasts are typically wider and have smaller breast volume with less breast tissue
- Close – these breasts sit naturally close together as compared to typical breast types
- Tuberous – tuberous breasts refer to breasts that have a more pointy form, a narrower base, and little breast tissue
- Slender – these breasts are usually longer, heavier, with nipples that point in a downward direction
What Makes Breasts More Beautiful?
Most women want to achieve a harmonious breast, fullness, round shape, and forward-pointing nipples. When you look at the breast from the highest point (the point which separates our torso to the lowest visual point), you can actually see the distribution of breasts and can visualise the ideal shape for your body. With that being said, it is important to know that ideal breast shapes vary all the time.
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Ideal Nipple Position
What was all the rage a few years ago isn’t popular now. The perceptions of beauty change with time. A study done by a UK Plastic surgeon found tissue distribution of 45% in the upper part and 55% in the lower part is considered to be ideal.
Another theory considers the division of the breasts into 1/3rd on the upper part and 2/3rd on the lower part to be perfect. With that being said, ideal breasts shape and distribution also depend on your body type and personal preferences.
Breasts look completely different on patients that are long-waisted and short-waisted. Dr Turner and his team can help you select the right implants to achieve your goals..
What does the Perfect Nipple look like?
Just like many theories associated with breast shape and size, there are theories about the perfect nipple too. When it comes to aesthetics, along with the nipple, the areola plays an important role as well. Both nipples and areola come in a lot of shapes, sizes, prominence, colours, directions, and positions. In addition to the important breastfeeding function, the nipple can completely transform the appearance of your breasts.
The average areola size is about 4 cm and it is expected to be 3 times smaller than your breasts and three times larger than your nipples. The size, shape, and colour of the breasts are different from person to person. Darker areolas are more common in certain ethnicities than in others.
Certain medical conditions can also alter the appearance of your breasts, mainly the contours of your nipples. This phenomenon occurs in all women, especially during pregnancy. Post-pregnancy, your nipples and areola will regain their natural colour. With age, your nipple and areola will also change in colour and generally become darker. Your nipples are the main indicator of any changes in your body including breast diseases. Hence, it is important to perform breast exams so that you can spot any changes early on.
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Is It Possible To Change Nipple or Areola Colour?
There are many things that can lead to the darkening of the nipples such as contraception, pregnancy, breastfeeding, menstruation, and chronic illnesses like cancer. Some women want to have lighter coloured nipples as they feel this gives them a youthful and fresh look.
There are various ways to achieve a lighter nipple. Altering your diet, and using topical creams for whitening may deliver some results. It is important to consult with your doctor prior to using any topical ointments.
Can I Change My Nipple Size or Areola Size?
There are many cosmetic surgical procedures that can help you achieve the desired shape of the areola and nipple. Nipples and areolas come in different shapes, sizes and positions. Some of them are listed below:
- Lower Positioned Nipple and Areola- if your nipples are positioned lower (like in sagging breasts) you can consult Dr Turner who can recommend appropriate surgical methods to achieve more attractive results
- Retracted Nipples- these nipples can be defined as inverted, retracted, and withdrawn. It is a rare condition that only happens to a small group of women and mainly occurs after breastfeeding. A simple surgical procedure can be used to restore the original positioning of the nipples
- Change in the Size or Shape of Areola- if you hope to change the shape and size of the areola, Dr Turner can remove some part of the skin to achieve better symmetry and an attractive shape. It is usually done as a part of breast reduction or breast lift procedures. If you want to gain further information on which surgical procedure will suit you, you can book a consultation with Dr Scott Turner
- Larger Nipples- a very common problem in people with smaller breasts is the larger appearance of nipples in relation to breasts. They are also referred to as tubular breasts. This can be improved with the help of an areola procedure or an implant placement
How can I get more Attractive Breasts?
Genetics and a combination of diet, lifestyle with other factors bless only a small number of women with what they consider to be perfect breasts. Most of us consider our breasts to be either too big & heavy or too small, and few people are perfectly happy with the shape. The concept of the ideal breast shape and size is different for everyone.
Breast plastic surgery has managed to create techniques and methods that can help you get closer to your idea of perfect breasts. Thanks to highly experienced plastic surgeons like Dr Scott Turner, it is possible to achieve your ideal breasts (whatever this means for you). Most people like to achieve a natural and proportionate breast appearance, while some like to go over the top with overly large implants. What is your ideal breast shape and size? You can discuss this during the consultation with Dr Scott Turner.
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FAQs about Breasts and Breast Procedures
Let’s look at some of the frequently asked questions we get regarding the breast surgeries:
What are the most commonly performed breast procedures?
- Breast augmentation, breast reduction and breast lift are the most commonly performed breast surgery procedures. The goal of all these surgeries is the same, to achieve good-looking breasts that are in proportion to the rest of the body and meet the aesthetic goals of the patients.
Can I alter the shape and size of my nipples and areola?
- Yes, you can completely change the look of your nipples and areola with the help of surgery. This alteration cannot be achieved with the help of non-surgical measures.
Can I change the size of my breasts through non-surgical measures?
- Generally, if you gain or lose weight, the size of your breasts will also change. However, if you wish to increase or decrease the size of your breasts without altering the rest of your body and enhancing your boob shape, you have to choose either breast augmentation, reduction, lift or a combination of surgical procedures.
When is a breast lift considered to be an ideal procedure?
- Breast lift is recommended for sagging and drooping breasts regardless of the cause. Some of the causes of breast sagging include the natural ageing process, breastfeeding, pregnancy, dramatic weight loss and heavy breasts. In either of these cases, a breast lift can help you achieve perky and youthful-looking breasts.
Can asymmetrical breasts be fixed?
- Yes, asymmetrical breasts can be fixed with breast asymmetry correction surgery.
What causes breast asymmetry?
- There are multiple causes of breast asymmetry. The condition might be linked to breastfeeding, a developmental problem, hormonal problem, an unknown syndrome, and pregnancy.
Can you get a boob job on just one boob?
- Yes, you can get a boob job on just one boob. However, Dr Turner might suggest using implants of different sizes to achieve symmetrical breasts.
What exercises can I do to even out my uneven breasts?
- Unfortunately, exercise won’t be of much help when it comes to evening out asymmetric breasts size.
For more information about Beautiful Breast Surgery
- Read Dr Turner’s page on Breast Surgery
- Read Dr Turner’s procedure page on Breast Augmentation
- Read Dr Turner’s procedure page on Breast Reduction
- See Dr Turner’s results – Breast Augmentation Surgery before and after photos
- See Dr Turner’s results – Breast Reduction Surgery before and after photos
- Read Dr Turner’s blog posts about Breast Surgery
About Dr Scott Turner FRACS (Plas) – Specialist Plastic Surgeon
Dr Scott J Turner has spent a lifetime acquiring the qualifications, education, training, and hands-on surgical experience to perform superior cosmetic plastic surgery to give you natural, beautiful results and the improved sense of well-being you want. He is one of the top Specialist Plastic Surgeons with a Breast and Body Surgery focus in New South Wales.
Achieving this personal goal requires not only in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and refined surgical techniques but an ongoing commitment to learning the latest procedures around the world. This is why Dr Turner regularly attends both local and international surgeon meetings – discussing these advances with the leaders around the world in order to offer you the most natural, effective and safest surgical procedures. He is a committed board member of ASAPS – Australia Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Dr Turner and his highly trained staff will do everything to ensure that you are fully informed, while providing exceptional, world-class cosmetic plastic surgery, in a personal and caring environment.
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Making The Most Of Your Consultation
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