What Is Designer Cleavage for Breasts?
Written By Joe Gryskiewicz, MD, FACS
Your self-confidence is your best outlook. With great cleavage, your clothes not only look fitted but you can also look sexier and attract more attention. Due to anatomy, you may have a wider gap between your breasts. Fortunately, you can get a designer cleavage to look your best. Some celebrities with the best-looking cleavages include Rihanna, Scarlett Johansson, and Kylie Jenner.
Minnesota Plastic Surgeon Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz is an expert in breast augmentation procedures to increase your confidence and appearance.
What Is Breast Cleavage?
Breast Cleavage is not the same as cup size. It is the closeness between your breasts. Although a farther-apart cleavage looks more natural, women with closer cleavage may feel sexier. Moreover, a closer cleavage improves clothes fittings, flattering your figure.
What Factors Affect Cleavage?
The most significant factor affecting the gap between your breasts is your anatomy. The pectoralis muscles attach to the sternum (breastbone) to give a natural spacing between the breasts. However, not all women have the same spacing between their breasts. This is due to the variations in the ribcage shape in women.
Reasons for this variation include a more bony projection in some women and less projection with an inverted sternum in others. Other variations in the shape of the ribcage include asymmetry and a flatter ribcage.
It is important to note that because anatomy is difficult to change, it may still affect the eventual results after breast implant surgery. Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz is an expert in considering your anatomy and placing implants to improve your cleavage.
How to Improve Cleavage
You can improve your cleavage’s appearance through surgical and non-surgical procedures. However, the non-surgical methods do not provide a long-lasting effect compared to the surgical procedures.
Non-Surgical Methods of Improving Cleavage
Pushup bras are different from regular bras. These bras have padded cups with extra padding at the cup’s lower part. The angle of the padding pushes and uplifts the breasts and muscles towards the center to create a visible cleavage. Although pushup bras add volume and lift the breasts, avoid wearing them daily as they may cause sagging and ligament damage over time.
Boob tape is excellent for providing breast support, especially if you want to ditch a bra. A boob tape is an adhesive fabric strip that keeps the breasts in a fixed position. Depending on how you apply the tape, you can push the breasts together for a more pronounced cleavage.
It is important to note that boob tape may cause irritation, especially to sensitive skin, so do a patch test first.
Silicone Chicken Cutlet Bra
A chicken cutlet bra uses silicone cups, providing support and lifting the breasts to create a fuller bust. The bra has a front-clasp design and adhesiveness, sticking to the breasts. Because of its lack of band, paddings, or straps, a chicken cutlet bra is virtually invisible underneath clothes.
Silicone chicken cutlets can either be breast inserts or separate cups with drawstrings. You have to put the breast inserts under each breast while wearing another bra. For the individual cups with drawstrings, you can tighten the bra depending on the amount of cleavage you want to form.
Surgical Methods for Improving Cleavage
A breast lift is also known as a Mastopexy. The procedure raises the breasts’ position to give a more youthful appearance. During a breast lift procedure, Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz may remove excess skin and tighten the breast skin envelope. It is important to note that although anyone can get a breast lift, people with smaller breasts experience more long-lasting results. This is because larger breasts are likely to sag due to their weight. That’s why Dr. Joe dedicated his book (“Your Body. Your Beauty. Your Safety”) to “Gravity.”
Furthermore, it is best to delay a breast lift if you plan on becoming pregnant or if you are breastfeeding. This is because pregnancy stretches the breasts, offsetting the breast lift results. In addition, it may be challenging to produce enough milk if you get a breast lift while breastfeeding.
Breast Augmentation with Implants
Breast augmentation with implants is a surgical procedure that increases breast size. The procedure enhances the size and shape of the breasts, enhancing the cleavage. You can get either silicone or saline breast implants, depending onyour personal preference.
The two types of implants that impact your cleavage are teardrop and round implants. Round implants have an even circumference, giving a more improved cleavage than teardrop implants. You may not be a good candidate for breast implants if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, or battling an infection.
Fat Transfer to the Breasts
Breast augmentation with fat transfer improves your breast shape, enhancing your cleavage. Unlike implants, fat is harvested from other areas of your body, including the stomach or thighs, purified, and injected into your breasts. In addition, the procedure does not involve using prosthetic devices, increasing your breasts subtly by less than a cup size.
You may not qualify for a fat transfer procedure if you have little body fat. The plastic surgeon needs to collect more fat than is actually injected in the breasts because some of the harvested volume is lost in the purification process. Generally, it is advisable to get breast implants if you have low body fat.
Does Breast Surgery Close The Gap Between The Breasts?
Scientifically, there is no average distance between breasts. Therefore, surgeons consider your chest measurements and proportions and your choice. If you feel you have a wide space between your breasts, breast augmentation may help bring your breasts together. You may want to consider going on top of the muscle which takes the muscle out of the equation and allows more cleavage.
If you have a wider cleavage, getting breast implants of a larger cup size may enhance the look of your natural breasts. After the dropping and fluffing, you may notice a reduction in the gap between your breasts, with your breasts featuring a fully rounded shape.
How Do Surgeons Create Cleavage?
Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz will consider the distance between your breasts, the amount of breast tissue, and your skin laxity during consultations. The measurements and overall breast tissue will determine if your surgeon has to adjust the breast pockets to bring the implants closer or farther apart.
Furthermore, the choice of breast implant, implant profile, and width also determines the amount of space and separation necessary to achieve your desired results. There are many different types of implants. Dr. Joe will help you decide what is best for you, but ultimately it is your decision.
What to Consider for Designer Cleavage
Before getting breast surgery, you must consider factors affecting your cleavage look. After considering these factors, it is essential to discuss them with Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz before making a decision. These factors include:
Breast Implant Shape
The two breast implant shapes include round and teardrop. Teardrop implants are narrow at the top and wider at the bottom; therefore, they assume the shape of natural breasts. Round implants, on the other hand, narrow the gap between the breasts, giving you an improved cleavage.
Implants placed higher on the chest give a fuller upper appearance. But because of this position, it may be more apparent that you have implants. The surgeon may also place the implants close to each other to reduce the gap, but you never want to be so close that you have a uni-boob.
Dimension and Projection of Implants
Broader implants occupy more space on your chest wall, giving you a better cleavage. In addition, this type of implant reduces the gap between your breasts because they occupy more vertical and horizontal space on the chest wall. Dr. Joe will position your implants closer to the midline if you desire. Nevertheless, it is essential not to go for overly large breasts because the weight can speed up sagging over time. Revisional surgery is more common in patients with larger implants over their lifetime. The average size in Dr. Joe’s practice, after compiling thousands of implants, is about 350 cc.
Breast implant profiles determine the width of the implant base and how far off the implant will extend off the chest wall. The three general types of implant profiles include low, moderate, and high. There are also shapes in-between. Sometimes picking the implant is mind-boggling. Dr. Joe and his experienced staff will patiently help you.
Low-profile implants are suitable for women looking for fuller breasts with a more defined shape. This type of implant profile is wide at the base and relatively flat. Thus, they do not give big breasts. Low-profile implants are suitable for women with broad chests and shoulders.
Moderate profile implants are balanced. They provide a fuller cleavage and breast volume. This type of implant profile is the most popular because they provide natural-looking results while giving fuller breasts.
High-profile implants will help your appearance by matching the existing footprint of your breast and ribcage. This implant profile has a narrow base and offers slightly more projection. In addition, they give the breasts a full and round look.
How To Get the Best Cleavage After Breast Augmentation
After breast augmentation, you may feel your breasts are too far apart or too close. If this is your case, you may need revision surgery to reposition your implants.
Too Much Cleavage
Too much cleavage occurs when the breasts sit too close together, creating a condition known as synmastia or uniboob. This condition occurs when your surgeon inserts the implants too close to each other. It can also happen if your implants shift toward each other after the surgery. Large implants may also cause uniboob, especially in thin women with small rib circumferences.
A corrective revision procedure can be used to correct synmastia. The procedure requires your surgeon to extend the pockets where the implants sit outward laterally. This then creates more space between the implants, reducing the cleavage and the inner portion of the pocket is surgically closed, or a whole new pocket is constructed.
Not Enough Cleavage
You may not have enough cleavage if your breasts sit too far apart. This condition is known as lateral displacement. Lateral displacement of the implants occurs when the natural breasts are too far apart, or the implants moved laterally away while settling or because your chest muscles are very strong compared to the elasticity of your tissues. This can happen in body builders, so we prefer to go on top of the muscle. You can go to “Dr. Joe’s Beauty Queens” on our website.
The surgical procedure for correcting this condition requires the surgeon to minimize the implant pockets and draw them toward the body’s midline. Sometimes, patients may need new implants of different sizes to expand the breast diameter and shift them towards the midline or a new pocket.
FAQs about Designer Cleavage
Why do I have a gap between my boobs?
All women have gaps between their breasts. The gap is the sternum. Although the sternal gap is normal, the distance varies from person to person. Some people have a very wide sternal bone.
Do you need a breast band after breast augmentation?
After a boob job, you may use a post-op bra to aid the healing process. The breast band or post-op bra holds the breasts in place, helping with implant placement and reducing the gap between the breasts. We customize each patient’s postop care for bands and bras.
What is the best implant size for you?
This is the hardest decision to make. Before choosing an implant size, it is best to consult with your surgeon. Your anatomy, lifestyle, and goals are factors your surgeon will consider before recommending a suitable implant size for you.
Can you wear Pushup bras with implants?
Yes.If you are using a pushup bra be sure it pushes the implants toward the center, not upwards. Underwire bras also provide support for implants due to the bra cup construction and wire. Dr. Joe’s nurses have worked with thousands of women. They will help you pick the right bra for you.
How do you know when to replace breast implants?
Breast implants are prosthetics and cannot last forever. Ideally, it is best to visit your surgeon for an annual ultrasound exam if you have silicone . You may experience symptoms including deflated implants if they are saline (salt water), breast asymmetry, or firm implants when you need to replace them. Other symptoms include abnormal implant shape.
Further Reading about Breast Procedures
- Read Dr. Joe’s page about Quick Recovery™ Breast Augmentation
- Read Dr. Joe’s page about Breast Augmentation with a Lift
- See Dr. Joe’s before and after pictures of Breast Augmentation Surgery patients
- Read Dr. Joe’s page about Fat Transfer to the Breasts