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Why Men Love Big Breasts: The Scientific Theories

Why Men Love Big Breasts: The Scientific Theories

If you are a woman wonderfully endowed with large breasts, you may have experienced conversations with males whose eyes tend to drift south of your face. Why do men find big breasts so attractive? What is it about large boobs that men find irresistible?

We’ll look at some theories that different scientists have come up with to explain this phenomenon.

Glandula Mammalia: What Exactly Are Boobs?

What many people call “boobs” are actually fat-filled mammary glands that produce milk. It is one of the main physical features that sets mammals apart from other animals (mammary is the technical term associated with breasts). Humans are also classified as mammals because both males and females have breasts.

However, the female breasts appear larger than males’ for a few reasons. First, females have more estrogen than males; estrogen is a hormone that promotes breast growth. Second, biological theorists say that female breasts evolved specifically to increase in size. The additional fatty tissue could be an adaptive feature designed to support breastfeeding and sexual purposes.

Men, Boobs, and Babies

Large Boobs and Fertility

Larger breasts may also signal increased fertility. This may or may not correlate with some cultures’ view of female body parts—such as the breasts and hips—as indicators of fertility and the capacity to sustain a healthy pregnancy. Since breasts grow larger during weight gain, in olden times, this may have meant that the woman was well-nourished, which would benefit both the potential father and offspring. It simply meant that she had access to food and resources.

Interestingly, this may still be true in the 21st century. But theories, including evolutionary ones, are still in the realm of speculation. Not all cultures view large breasts as necessarily attractive sexually, and preferences seem to vary.

Ability to Provide for their Babies

Another theory that may explain why men like large breasts has to do with how breastfeeding bonds the mother and her infant.

While large or small breasts have no bearing on the amount of milk a female body will produce after giving birth, larger breasts often are seen as a more ample food supply for the baby. And while this is merely a physical trait for the outside observer looking in, those without knowledge of how the female anatomy works, still believe that larger breasts will provide better.


In a similar way, couples also bond more when breast stimulation is involved, thanks to the hormone and neuropeptide oxytocin. Oxytocin is otherwise known as the “love drug,” or “cuddle hormone,” and it plays a role in maternal as well as sexual bonding.

Our brains release oxytocin during sex. Humans are the only mammals who have sex face-to-face, so breasts are in full view during intercourse. So men, don’t be surprised by the fact that you and babies have this one thing in common: you both like breasts. But again, while this theory may have some truth to it, it’s not conclusive to say that hormones are the primary reason why men like big breasts or breasts in general.

Big is Beautiful – Media Portrayal of Women

Culture, exposure, and upbringing are a few factors that might have shaped a lot of men’s preference for big breasts. One of these factors could be the media. As a cultural artifact, the media pegs women with larger breasts as more desirable.

With constant exposure, we learn at a young age that bigger breasts are “sexualized.” For some men, it could be how they were taught to perceive the female figure. Besides learned fondness, different breast sizes – not just large ones – may have varying effects on the male brain as hormones like oxytocin may affect everyone differently. It certainly doesn’t affect men the way it does women.

While breast sizes have differed over time, in the United States the average bra size is 34DD. Men in the US may find this average attractive since it’s larger than the former average two decades ago (size 34B). Apart from size, eye-catching breasts may also be more firm and perky, as saggy breasts may be associated with less vitality.

Overall Physical Appearance

The scientific ideas mentioned above, in regards to why men love large boobs, may explain some of what’s going on in their minds, but the truth of the matter is, men can be very physical beings, for better or worse.

Men, more than women, tend to be attracted to a person through their physical appearance when first starting out a relationship. This is the thing that draws a man to a woman and the thing that catches their eye. If the physical attraction is there it may lead to a deeper level of attraction as the relationship continues.

Men tend to find women with larger breasts more physically attractive for a number of reasons. As stated above, the media portrays larger women as being more beautiful. Larger breasts are more aesthetically pleasing to some men and can make a woman appear more feminine than smaller breasts. Larger breasts can make a woman more confident in herself, which can be more attractive to men as well.

Confidence is very attractive to men, and women, so while the larger breasts may seem like the reason men are more attracted to a women with large breasts, it could also be because that women is more confident in herself because of the way she looks.

Do Men Prefer Bigger Boobs Over Smaller Ones?

Almost everyone loves larger boobs. Studies have shown that around 90% of men prefer breasts that are a size or two larger than the standard size but has also shown that men just love breasts.

Men find all types of breasts attractive whether they are round, teardrop, perky, or other shapes. So regardless of your breast size, there are men out there that love all types of breasts. And if you’re not comfortable with the current size of your breasts, you should not be making changes to your body because of what men think.

Instead, any changes you make to your body should be because you want them. Larger breasts can help boost your self-esteem and make you more confident, which in turn will also make you more attractive to a partner.

Are There Health Benefits to Naturally Large Breasts?

Outside of large breasts being more attractive to men, there are some health benefits that come along with having bigger boobs.

You may actually sleep a little better with larger breasts, but not for the reasons you think. Because women with larger breasts may have a hard time sleeping, they require more support in order to keep things balanced. This extra support may actually help the rest of your body relax and sleep well, thus giving you a better night’s sleep.

Boosted self-confidence can come with larger breasts, as we’ve mentioned before. This self confidence boost can impact your mental health as well as your physical health. However, depending on your body type, large breasts can also cause people to live a more sedentary lifestyle, which can lead to weight gain as well as less physical activity.

Women who have large breasts have been found to be more fertile due to higher levels of the hormone estradiol. This can make it easier to get pregnant, so make sure to practice safe sex if you’re not ready for a baby.

Larger breasts have also been attributed to higher IQ’s in women and they can even keep you warmer during the cold months of the year!

Breasts of All Shapes and Sizes

Whether it’s because of a biological response or a learned preference, guys just like breasts. They really do. And as long as their appreciation doesn’t cause any trouble, this is a good thing.

Unfortunately though, not every woman has breasts she likes. If you’re unhappy with your breasts, you don’t have to be stuck with them forever. Breast augmentation can provide you with the breasts of your dreams, as long as you choose the right surgeon. Dr. Adams is an international authority on breast augmentation and has developed and refined techniques to make breast implant safer and easier, including fast-track 24-hour recovery. Contact us to learn more!

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How to Fix Uneven Breasts

One thing that a lot of women suffer from in terms of their body is uneven breast size. Uneven breasts can form at birth or can form over time as the body develops, but one thing that most women can agree on is that it’s an annoying trait to deal with.

Whether it’s a small discrepancy or a large one, having an asymmetrical chest can make a woman feel self-conscious while also making it difficult to find clothing that fits properly.

There are a variety of different solutions to help with uneven breasts which includes surgical procedures as well as padding and other textile-based solutions. Our goal is to make sure that every woman feels comfortable in their own body and feels good about themselves when they try on that dress or look in the mirror.

Even though, from the outside looking in, we may not notice the subtle differences in a person’s breast size, a woman notices every day and it can affect their mental health over time.

While there are many different options, in terms of clothing and supporting items, that can help a woman even out their breasts when wearing clothes, we want to focus on the different types of surgical procedures that can help permanently retain the symmetry of the chest.

Surgical Procedures for Uneven Breasts

When talking about correcting uneven breasts using surgery, there are two procedures that we typically recommend.

Breast Augmentation

One of the ways that we can help with uneven breasts is to perform a breast augmentation. When most people think of breast augmentation their minds immediately go to making the breasts larger, but that’s no the only thing the breast augmentation can do for you.

Yes, a breast augmentation will use an implant, but those implants don’t always have to be used to make your breasts larger, they can also be used to reshape. Reshaping a breast using breast augmentation surgery is a great way to even out the breasts and ensure that they remain symmetrical for years to come.

A breast augmentation to help correct uneven breasts will typically help add volume to the breasts themselves as well, but they don’t need to look unnatural or extremely large.

It’s important to discuss with your surgeon what you’re looking to achieve by undergoing this procedure as they will know the best solution for the problem.  

Breast Lift

If you’re looking to correct uneven breasts but you don’t want to go the implant route, you can opt for a breast lift.

While a breast lift is often thought of as a way to help reverse the effects of aging and gravity, they can also be used as way to lift and reshape breasts that are asymmetrical.

This is a great way to create a more symmetrical look without having to add an implant or make your breasts larger. A lot of women opt for this surgical method as they age since it can also offer a more youthful look.

Unfortunately, as you get older the elasticity of the skin deteriorates and gravity begins to cause the breasts to sag. This can also be exacerbated by having children or weight fluctuations. Because this is a very common issue for women, a breast lift is a great way to solve that and also bring a more symmetrical look to your chest.

What Procedure is Best for Your Uneven Breasts?

The best way to figure out which of these two surgical procedures is best for your specific issue is to talk with a certified plastic surgeon. Once you’ve expressed your concerns and what sort of results you’re looking for, they will be able to talk to you about the best solution.

At Dr. Adams Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX, we have many years of experience in dealing with uneven breasts and how to correct them to get you looking and feeling as best as possible. We want all the women that come through our doors to leave knowing that they got the best care possible and with results they can be proud of.

If you would like to setup a consultation to discuss the options for creating more symmetrical breasts, please contact us today and we’d be happy to help you out!

mastopexy breast lift faq

Most Commonly Asked Questions about Mastopexy/Breast Lift Surgery

Mastopexy, which is also known as a breast lift, is one of the most common forms of breast augmentation surgery available today. This surgical procedure is designed to help raise and reshape sagging breasts and reinforce skin stretch. If necessary, a mastopexy can also reduce the size of your areolas.

Overall, a mastopexy is designed to help restore sagging breasts back to their original level of perkiness. It does not, however, add volume or size to your breasts. The only way to accomplish that would be to add implants or fat injections to the breasts.

There are many reasons why a woman may opt to have a breast lift, or mastopexy, but it’s always important to talk with your surgeon first. They will be able to advise you on whether a mastopexy will give you the results you’re looking for, or if you’ll have to go a different route.

Remember, not everyone is created equal and just because someone you know had a breast lift and it looks amazing, it may not give you the same results. This is why it’s extremely important to talk with a professional before making any decisions.

But before you talk with a doctor about mastopexy surgery, here are some of the most commonly asked questions about breast lifts.

Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Lift Surgery

How Much Does a Mastopexy Cost?

The cost of surgical procedures like mastopexy are going to vary depending on your location, the doctor you’re going to see, and the overall nature of the surgery. Because of this, it’s hard to outline an exact price, but we can give you a price range that a typical mastopexy procedure should fall under.

The average cost of a mastopexy in the United States is around $5,000. Keep in mind that this price is only for the surgery itself, it does not include things like testing, hospital fees, anesthesia, prescriptions, etc.

Depending on where you’re at in the country, and which doctor you go to, you may find prices as low as $2,000 or as high as $12,000. Another thing to keep in mind is that breast lift surgery is considered cosmetic surgery and most health insurance providers will not cover this procedure.

Can You Breast Feed After a Breast Lift?

When it comes to breast augmentation surgeries, like mastopexy, as long as you have a skilled doctor who knows what they’re doing, you should have no problem breastfeeding after the procedure.

If you had trouble breastfeeding before you had the surgery, this procedure will not help with that, but you can rest assured that the mammary glands are typically not disturbed during a procedure like this, so there should be no change to your ability to breastfeed.

How Long Does it Take For a Breast Lift To Heal?

Everyone’s body is different, so the healing process of any surgery is going to vary. Typically when we perform breast lift procedures we see patients back to everyday activities within 2-weeks. This doesn’t mean that you can run out and start exercising and doing sports again, but you should be able to go about your normal daily routine.

Swelling and bruising will be noticeable for about 3 weeks, but this can be easily managed with pain medication and shouldn’t cause too much discomfort if you’re not overexerting yourself.

For up to six weeks after the surgery you may notice some strange sensations around your nipple area. This can include burning feeling and numbness. Rest assured though these sensations typically go away after about six weeks and are very rarely permanent.

After about eight weeks post-op you should be able to resume more high-impact exercises and get back to your regular exercise schedule.

The last thing to heal is going to be your scars. Scars from breast lift surgery tend to change a lot during the first six months so don’t be surprised if they seem fairly noticeable during this time. The incisions themselves should be hidden when you are wearing clothing, even a bathing suit, and will continue to fade as time goes on.

If you wish to help keep the scars from being noticeable, there are scar fading creams on the market that tend to help, but the best thing you can do is keep the scars out of direct sunlight for a while.

If you’re concerned about scarring after the procedure talk with your doctor and they will be able to give you more tips on how to prevent discoloration of the scars.

A breast lift is a great way to return your breasts to their youthful, perkiness, while also helping to boost self-esteem. A skilled, professional, doctor will be able to answer all your questions regarding mastopexy surgery and the results you can expect from it, but it’s always good to go into the office knowing a little bit about the procedure.

Dr. Adams Plastic Surgery in Dallas, Texas is highly skilled in performing breast lift surgery as well as other breast augmentation procedures. Please contact us today to setup a consultation, or if you have any questions about the procedures we offer.

breast implants stretch marks

Breast Implants and Stretch Marks – What You Need To Know

Breast augmentation can be a life changing experience. It can help you get the body you’ve always wanted, while also helping to boost your self esteem and make you feel better about yourself.

And while the reasons for wanting breast implants or a breast augmentation can vary from person to person, there are always things to consider before going under the knife.

Because breast augmentation is a surgical procedure, there are some inherent risks that go along with it. The recovery process can be uncomfortable, your overall results may vary from what you were expecting, and there is always the possibility of unwanted side-effects.

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures done in the world, and because of that there has been lots of research done on the topic, and new procedural elements implemented over the years to help minimize the risks and complications from the surgery.

In the hands of a skilled, experienced, surgeon, a breast augmentation procedure is extremely safe, but there are still questions we get asked all the time.

For example, in certain situations people are worried about stretch marks when it comes to breast augmentations. And, those questions are posed in varying ways.

Some people are concerned that having breast implants will cause them to develop stretch marks, while others are wondering if having a breast augmentation can eliminate them.

Will Breast Implants Cause Stretch Marks?

It’s natural to assume that if you add something under the skin of your body, something that is larger than what was there before, that you would develop stretch marks on the skin.

The truth is, it depends on how elastic your skin is and how large of a breast implant you get.

Naturally, the larger size implant you get, the greater your chances of developing stretch marks are. But in most cases, with normal sized implants, it’s very rare to develop stretch marks.

The skin of the breast is general more elastic than skin on other parts of your body. Because of this elasticity, it can stretch naturally on it’s own without causing stretch marks.

Stretch marks are caused when the deep layers of skin tear and scar over. This is usually caused when the skin is “stretched” too far, faster than it can handle. You’ll often see this in the abdomen area during pregnancy due to the sudden weight gain that your body isn’t used to. But along with weight gain, stretch marks can occur based on genetics.

If you naturally have thinner, weaker skin, then you could be more pre-disposed to developing stretch marks with breast implants.

There are a couple ways to help reduce the risk of stretch marks after breast implants. The first way is to ensure that you’re not going too large.

Extremely large breast implants, that are clearly not made for your body, can produce overstretching of the skin the breast area, thus causing stretch marks to appear.

The other way is to find a surgeon who does their implants underneath the muscle tissue in the chest. Otherwise known as a submuscular implant. By placing the implant underneath the muscle there will be less pressure applied to the skin itself. This will help reduce the possibility of stretch marks forming on the skin.

Stretch marks after a breast augmentation surgery are not a common occurrence by any means, but as we stated above, there are some factors that can put you more at risk. It’s important to talk with your doctor if stretch marks are a major concern of yours.

Can Breast Augmentation Remove Stretch Marks?

In addition to questions about whether or not breast augmentation can cause stretch marks, we also get asked if they can help eliminate stretch marks that may come from sagging breasts.

Unfortunately, stretch marks are usually permanent, but there are ways to lessen the visibility of them. There are cosmetic creams and procedures that can help fade them out so they aren’t as noticeable, but as far as using breast augmentation to completely eliminate them, that’s rarely going to be possible.

What is possible though, is that during a breast augmentation procedure, your sagging breasts will be corrected, and resized in a way that will help hide the stretch marks that may have come from having children or with age. In addition to this, a breast lift can be performed to also help minimize the noticeability of those stretch marks.

So while a breast augmentation isn’t going to fix your stretch marks completely, it can help hide them and make them far less noticeable.

If you have more questions about breast augmentation and stretch marks, please contact us today! At the Dr Adams Plastic Surgery Center in Dallas, Texas, our goal is to make sure we’re open and honest about what you can expect from your breast augmentation surgery.

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have regarding these procedures to ensure that you know all the benefits and risks, as well as what to expect from the completed surgery.

clothes after breast augmentation

What Should You Wear After a Breast Augmentation?

After undergoing any type of surgery to your body, it’s important that you find the correct clothes that will allow you to heal as well as keep you comfortable. You want to give your body the ability to relax, but also want to support areas that may need support in order to reduce any pain you may feel while recovering.

As with any plastic surgery, breast augmentation is an invasive surgery that requires making incisions in the body, both on the surface level and under the skin, which can lead to discomfort during the recovery process.

Thankfully, Dr. Adams has perfected his Fast-Track 24-Hour Recovery Breast Augmentation method that allows a patient to return to normal everyday life (outside of exercise and strenuous activity) within 24 hours.

The procedure uses unique surgical techniques to minimize the trauma associated with breast augmentation surgery. By understanding where on the body to make incisions to keep internal tissue damage to a minimum, Dr. Adams is able to cut the traditional recovery time down to just 24 hours instead of weeks.

This allows for the patient to get back to work and going out with family and friends sooner, rather than having to stay home in bed while recovering.

But regardless of whether you choose Dr. Adams for your breast augmentation surgery, you’ll want to be comfortable when going through recovery, which is why it’s important to wear the right clothes after your surgery.

What Type of Clothes to Wear After Breast Augmentation?


One of the most important pieces of clothing after undergoing breast augmentation surgery is going to be a comfortable bra.

Depending on your doctor you may be told to go bra-less for a few days post-surgery or to wear specific post-surgical bras to help reduce swelling and to prevent the implants from shifting while they are healing.

Definitely take the advice that your doctor gives to you, they know what they are talking about. And in most cases doctors will recommend not wearing a traditional underwire bra until about six weeks after surgery.

We put together a list of great bras to use when recovering from breast augmentation if you’re looking for more guidance. 


As we mentioned above, the proper bra is going to be the most important part of your outfit in the days after your breast augmentation surgery, but that doesn’t mean that you should just wear normal clothes over that.

In most cases you’re going to want to wear clothes that are easy to take on and off. Loose fitting t-shirts or blouses and zip-up hoodies tend to work best.

Due to the nature of how breast implants are inserted into the body, there will be some incisions made in the body tissue/muscle underneath the skin. This can lead to sore/achiness in your chest. The proper support from a bra can help, but you’ll want to do everything you can to reduce your arm movement.

Moving your arms away from your body can cause strain on the pectoralis muscle, which will be very sore from the surgery. By wearing loose fitting tops, or zip-up clothing, you’ll be able to easily put on and remove your shirts and minimize any pain you may experience.


The idea with pants after breast augmentation surgery is ease of removal and comfort. Your breast augmentation surgery will have no impact on your lower body, but the movement associated with removing your pants can exacerbate the soreness in your upper body.

Ensuring that your pants are easy to remove is key in minimizing the pain you may experience in your chest when making those movements.

Plus, if you’re going to be laying around for a few days, who wouldn’t want to be as comfortable as possible.

How Long Do I Have to Wear These Clothes After Surgery?

With a traditional breast implants you’ll want to wear these comfortable clothes for at least the first week. After the first week you can transition to more normal outer clothes if you’re feeling up to it, but you’ll want to continue to wear a softer sports bra, as you continue to heal.

If you’re still experiencing pain while wearing normal clothes, then continue to dress comfortably until the pain subsides.

After three weeks you should be able to wear normal clothes and transition to a normal, soft, bra. Remember, still no underwire or push-up bras until after the six week mark.

After the six week mark you should be able to wear whatever you want without significant pain. If you’re still experiencing significant pain at this point, we would recommend reaching out to your doctor.

Dr. Adams Fast- Track 24-Hour Recovery Breast Augmentation

If the recovery process from a traditional breast augmentation surgery is concerning to you, or is one of the reasons why you may not be considering the procedure, contact us!

Dr. Adams has perfected his Fast-Track 24-Hour breast augmentation recovery and will be able to help you reduce the downtime typically associated with breast augmentation surgery.

Contact us today to setup an in-office or virtual consultation to discuss the process and how it may benefit you.