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Old 09-17-2009, 12:27 PM   #1
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Breast Development and Body Fat

I'm transgendered and just began hormone replacement therapy a few weeks ago, which means I'm basically now starting to go through female puberty at age 23.

One thing I am curious about is breast development. From what I understand, breasts are made primarily from fat. Does this mean that the level of breast development depends heavily on the amount of available body fat when they are developing, or on the amount of fat in your diet, or both or neither?

For example, if I were to gain 10lbs of body fat now and then lose it in a few years once breast development has more or less completed, would my breast development be any different than if I had simply stayed slim through the whole process?

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Old 09-23-2009, 02:53 AM   #2
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Re: Breast Development and Body Fat

Does anyone at all have an answer to this?

Old 09-23-2009, 04:08 AM   #3
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Re: Breast Development and Body Fat

Well, I know that when I was 12/13 yrs old, I was pretty skinny. I didn't eat fattening food or anything, if anything I was a tad underfed. My breasts ballooned up to a C size and soon I was up to a D. I think if someone was gaining weight a lot and they got fat everywhere it would include the breast area also. But if you are a healthy person and just eat normal and right your breasts are going to be the size they are going to be. I've seen very fat people with a very small chest. It just depends on the person and their make.
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