Breasts are highly sensitive not only to your environment but also to what you eat and drink. Understanding more about breast health will help you keep your ta-tas looking their best.
That glass of wine may help you calm down after a stressful day, but studies have shown that it can increase breast cancer risk in women. A UK study recently found that even low levels of alcohol consumption increase breast cancer risk by as much as 12%.
Researchers are still trying to figure out why this is true, but the alcohol may be affecting hormones that can lead to tumor development and growth. This isn’t to say you should cut alcohol beverages entirely. Just drink in moderation.
Breast composition has a lot to do with how big your bust will get when you gain weight. Some people are genetically predisposed to gain weight in their rear, while others gain it in their chest. As expected, when losing weight, the women who increased breast size when gaining weight can end up losing some of their size when slimming down.
Does this mean you should gain weight just to increase your bust size? No. The health risks associated with excess body fat are not worth the larger breasts. Implants could be a better option (or fat transfer) for some women.
Coffee lovers, there’s something we have to tell you – your breasts don’t like it. It’s true; breast tissue is highly sensitive to caffeine. The risk of fibrocystic breasts is high for coffee drinkers. This means that the breasts may be lumpy. While this may not seem like a big deal most of the month, during menstruation, the pain can be intolerable.
It’s unknown why this happens. However, doctors recommend cutting out caffeine for a couple of weeks to see if the lumps and pain cease. If not, it’s a good idea to make an appointment with your OB/GYN doctor to rule out any other causes.
Breast Augmentation in Manhattan and Long Island
If you’re yearning for more “up there”, contact us for a free consultation. Our plastic and cosmetic surgeons in New York City and Commack are happy to meet with you to discuss breast enhancement such as a lift, implants, natural breast augmentation using fat transfer, or reduction surgery.
Our offices are open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM and until 6:00 PM on Saturdays. Give us a call now to set up an appointment at 212-206-0023 or 631-499-1831.