Breast FAQs:

Q: Is a breast one of two prominences located on the upper ventral region of the torso of female primates?

A: Yes.

Q: Are breasts an important aspect?

A: Yes, and to be aesthetically pleasing, as well as erotic.

Q: Are breasts proportionately large throughout adult females' lives?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a breast an apocrine gland that produces milk to feed an infant?

A: Yes.

Q: Are breasts often the first thing men look at?

A: Yes, and for a longer time than other body parts.

Q: Is a breast biochemically supported by estrogen?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a breast also composed of connective tissues?

A: Yes, and white fat, and the suspensory Cooper's ligaments.

Q: Is a breast surrounded by the areola?

A: Yes, The areola has many sebacious glands, and the skin color varies from pink to dark brown.

Q: Is a breast a cone?

A: Yes, and with the base at the chest wall and the apex at the nipple, the center of the nipple-areola complex.

Q: Are breasts substantially different?

A: Yes, and with the left breast being larger in 62% of cases.

Q: Is a breast positioned?

A: Yes, and affixed to, and supported upon the chest wall, while its shape is established and maintained by the skin envelope.

Q: Are breasts influenced by normal-life hormonal changes and medical conditions?

A: Yes, The shape of the breasts is naturally determined by the support of the suspensory Cooper's ligaments, the underlying muscle and bone structures of the chest, and by the skin envelope.

Q: Are breasts especially relevant to oncology because breast cancer is common to the mammary gland?

A: Yes, and cancer cells can metastasize from a tumour and be dispersed to other parts of the body by means of the lymphatic system.

Q: Are breasts often are recorded in the stretch marks of the skin envelope?

A: Yes, they can serve as historical indicators of the increments and the decrements of the size and volume of a woman's breasts throughout the course of her life.

Q: Is a breast identical in males and females until puberty?

A: Yes.

Q: Are breasts sometimes of unequal size?

A: Yes, and usually the left breast is slightly larger.

Q: Is a breast composed of differing layers of tissue, predominantly two types: adipose tissue?

A: Yes, and glandular tissue, which affects the lactation functions of the breasts.

Q: Is a breast affixed to the chest at the base?

A: Yes, and weight is evenly distributed over the base area.

Q: Is a breast distributed over a greater area?

A: Yes.

Q: Were breasts also prominent in the Minoan civilization in the form of the famous Snake Goddess statuettes?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a breast the terminal duct lobular units?

A: Yes, and which produce the fatty breast milk.

Q: Is a breast provided by the peripheral nervous system innervation by means of the front and side cutaneous branches of the fourth-?

A: Yes, and fifth-, and sixth intercostal nerves.

Q: Is a breast susceptible to numerous benign and malignant conditions?

A: Yes.

Q: Are breasts mounted high upon the chest wall?

A: Yes, and are of rounded shape, and project almost horizontally from the chest.

Q: Are breasts principally composed of adipose?

A: Yes, and glandular, and connective tissues.

Q: Are breasts used in English?

A: Yes, and ranging from fairly polite terms to vulgar or slang.

Q: Is a breast attached to the chest by the deep fascia over the pectoralis major muscles?

A: Yes.

Q: Are breasts enlarged by premenstrual water retention and temporary growth?

A: Yes.

Q: Were breasts common?

A: Yes.

Q: Are breasts mostly fatty tissue?

A: Yes, and their shape can within limits be molded by clothing, such as foundation garments.

Q: Are breasts done with breast implants or autologous tissue transfer, using fat and tissues from the abdomen, which is performed with a TRAM flap or with a back?

A: Yes, Breast reduction surgery is a procedure that involves removing excess breast tissue, fat, and skin, and the repositioning of the nipple-areola complex.