Underdeveloped Breasts (Micromastia)

Micromastia, also known as breast hypoplasia, refers to the underdevelopment of breast tissue after puberty. Breast size is naturally variable, but micromastia is a medical term used when breasts are significantly smaller than expected for a woman’s age, ethnicity, and body type. This condition can affect one or both breasts.

Causes: Micromastia can be caused by various factors, including genetics, hormonal imbalances (low estrogen), certain medical conditions (Turner syndrome, Poland syndrome), or prior surgeries.

Treatment: Treatment options depend on the cause and the woman’s desires. Observation may be recommended if there are no underlying conditions. Hormone therapy might be an option in cases of hormonal imbalances. Breast augmentation surgery is a commonly chosen approach for those seeking size and shape improvement.

Disclaimer: This information is for general knowledge only and does not constitute medical advice. If you have concerns about your breast development, please consult a healthcare professional.