Many patients who want to enhance their cleavage area are drawn to the idea of undergoing a breast augmentation procedure. Cleavage in this case means the space between a woman’s breasts, specifically the top part, that is visible when wearing low-cut blouses, bikini tops, and dresses. Generally speaking, the size of the breasts highly influences how much cleavage a person has. Women with larger breasts tend to have a lot of cleavage, and women with smaller breasts tend to have little-to-no cleavage.
With that said, patients can expect a boost in their breast size and an increase of cleavage after their breast augmentation procedure. One of the few cases when a patient may not see improvement in the cleavage area after surgery is if they have significant pectus carinatum, also called a “pigeon chest.” This condition causes the breastbone to push outward and the breasts to point away from the center of the chest, making it hard to create the appearance of cleavage.
It is also important to note that breast implants that are too large, too wide, or placed in the submuscular plane may create an overly-large amount of cleavage, causing an appearance of a “uniboob.” The term “uniboob” refers to the unnatural look of having one breast across the chest. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen Herring, helps patients determine the right implant size and shape that is best suited for their figure to avoid the risk of producing overly-large, unnatural-looking breasts.
Overall, the amount of cleavage a patient has after breast augmentation is highly dependent on their anatomy. Although breast augmentation can help increase cleavage, the appearance of cleavage is not an anatomical occurrence and is usually created with the use of bras. During the consultation, Dr. Herring carefully evaluates each patient and makes sure they have realistic expectations of what the procedure can accomplish.
To learn more about breast augmentation and how it can improve cleavage, we invite you to view Dr. Herring’s plastic surgery website to read a full blog article on this subject.
If you are interested in booking a consultation with Dr. Herring, please contact our practice today.