Women who seek breast augmentation cosmetic surgery often request their surgeon to enhance one particular characteristic through this procedure, besides increasing the breast size. This characteristic is the cleavage, which is the gap or a space between the breasts.
A skilled surgeon can help a woman achieve her cleavage goals as far as possible with breast implant surgery.
Focused board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides breast augmentation to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and other suburbs and towns in this area of the nation.
Cleavage measurement is done by determining the distance from one breast’s inner edge to the other and the distance between both the nipples. Depending on the unique anatomy of the patient, this space can be narrow or wide.
Every woman has her own preferences regarding cleavage size. However, a majority of women prefer it to be narrow which is the reason why push-up bras are so sought-after. Women may also want a slight roundness in the upper part of the breasts to showcases some tautness and buoyancy, giving the breasts a more youthful appearance.
Can Implants Give You More Cleavage?
The plastic surgeon will primarily assess the width and shape of the woman’s sternum (breastbone) when evaluating requests for enhanced cleavage. The patient will usually receive the breast implant beneath the pectoral muscle.
A wide breast bone indicates a wide muscle attachment. The surgeon cannot detach the breastbone when placing an implant as the muscle is the only feature that prevents the implants from touching in the middle, also known as synmastia. This condition is called a uni-boob and gives the breasts an unattractive appearance.
The breast bone’s shape is vital as well. Certain patients have a convex breastbone shape which is known as pigeon chest. This chest shape leads to the implants being naturally spaced wider. On the other hand, some women have a concave breastbone shape. Due to this, the implants will provide more cleavage. In some cases, the cleavage may appear excessive.
Furthermore, the plastic surgeon will also assess the distance between the nipples. In case the nipples are spaced wide apart, the surgeon will also need to place the implant further apart for a balanced and symmetrical breast appearance. In such cases, if the implants are placed close together to enhance the cleavage, the nipples may end up pointing towards the armpits.
What can Breast Augmentation Do?
Breast augmentation plastic surgery is designed to make the breasts larger and enhance their projection. However, it is not meant to enhance the cleavage. If the patient’s natural breasts are spaced wide apart, then she will continue to have breasts that are spaced wide apart following breast implant surgery as well.
Some patients may notice improvement in this area, but this is not an assured outcome of the breast augmentation surgery. If the patient has breasts that are positioned close together giving her significant cleavage, then she will continue to have prominent cleavage following her breast procedure.
The following factors determine how the cleavage will appear post-surgery:
- Prominence of the breastbone
- The structure of the chest wall
- Fatty tissue covering the sternum
- Nipple positioning in relation to one another as well as how they are centered on the breasts
Reliable cosmetic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas in this part of California for breast implant surgery.
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