Improving Your Cleavage with Breast Augmentation By on August 26, 2016

A woman holding flowers next to her cleavageMany women who wish to improve the appearance of their breasts long for better cleavage and look to breast augmentation to achieve their desired results. Breast augmentation is an effective solution that can create shapelier, fuller breasts, but can breast augmentation improve cleavage? Breast augmentation can improve cleavage to some extent, the amount of which depends on multiple factors as detailed in this overview from plastic surgeon Gregory T. Mesna. To learn more about improving cleavage with breast augmentation, schedule a consultation at our Minneapolis, MN office.

Creating More Cleavage

Cleavage, the gap between the breasts, is a common concern for women who wish to enhance their breasts. The amount of cleavage a woman has can be determined by measuring the distance between the inner edge of the breasts or the distance between each nipple. This gap may be wide or narrow and is based on each woman's unique frame. Many woman prefer a narrow gap for fuller looking cleavage, however, the best amount of cleavage for each woman is a personal choice.

Breast Augmentation and Cleavage

Although undergarments, like push-up bras, can help create more cleavage, some women wish for a more permanent solution. Breast augmentation was designed to add volume to the breasts and as a result can create fuller cleavage. However, results may vary depending on a woman's natural shape. Dr. Mesna considers such factors as chest wall structure, breastbone prominence, the natural position of the nipples, and the amount of fatty tissue covering the sternum to provide patients with an understanding of what type of cleavage results they can expect with breast augmentation. In addition to   the stated anatomical factors, some things can be done surgically to improve cleavage, including:

  • Choosing the right implant shape and size: It's no surprise that breast implants come in different sizes, but many are surprised to learn they also come in different shapes, including teardrop and round. Choosing the right shape and size in relation to a woman's frame can help enhance the cleavage while preventing rippling, bulging, and other unwanted results. 
  • Implant placement: Placing breast implants closer together can help increase the cleavage but placing too close can lead to a complication called symmastia, or “breadloafing,” of the breasts. This is when the breast merge into one large breast with no definition between them. Using an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Mesna, is one of the most effective ways to achieve better cleavage without experiencing symmastia.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Mesna

For many women who are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts, including their cleavage, breast augmentation can provide great results, boosting patient’s confidence and enhancing the bust line. Although breast augmentation is intended to add volume and fullness to the breasts, it can help improve the appearance of the cleavage. For more information about improving cleavage with breast augmentation, and to find out if you're a candidate for treatment, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mesna today.

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Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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