Slide show: Female breast anatomy
Illustration showing fat, ligaments and connective tissue in the breast
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Spaces around the lobules and ducts are filled with fat, ligaments and connective tissue. The amount of fat in your breasts largely determines their size. The actual milk-producing structures are nearly the same in all women. Female breast tissue is sensitive to cyclic changes in hormone levels. Younger women might have denser and less fatty breast tissue than do older women who've gone through menopause.

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