Breasts definitely do come in all shapes and sizes. But just like the rest of your body, your boobs are bound to age, too. While they might not be as (sigh) perky as they once were, your breasts are still going to be beautiful no matter what age you are, as long as you take the proper care of them. And since it’s always good to have a heads-up on how your body will transform over time, you might want to know how breasts change with age.
There’s certainly no escaping the aging process, and that holds true for your breasts, too... which is why your breasts will probably look a whole lot different at various points in your life. “I’ve found over the course of my career that as women age, breasts have a mind of their own,” Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, tells Romper. Much of that has to do with the makeup of breasts themselves, which are frankly more functional than decorative.
“The anatomy of the breasts consists of nerves, lymph vessels, lymph nodes, blood vessels, fatty tissue, ducts where milk exits the body through the nipples, and lobules where breast milk is produced,” Liza Janda, a certified lactation education counselor, tells Romper.
Want to know what’s in store for your girls as they get older? These are six of the ways boobs change through life.