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This blog has been authored by “Dr. Joe” Gryskiewicz MD, FACS.

About Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz:

Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience performing aesthetic surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and belongs to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Aesthetic Society, The Rhinoplasty Society, and many other national institutions.

In addition to being in private practice, Dr. Joe is a writer and international speaker. He has traveled the world delivering over five hundred presentations to professional organizations on plastic surgery topics such as breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, hot topics, and ethics. He writes for a number of medical journals, society newsletters, and academic publications.

What Is Designer Cleavage for Breasts?

Written By Joe Gryskiewicz, MD, FACS

Woman in a white tank top smiling at the camera in a sunlit roomYour 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

A woman examining her cleavage in a mirrorYou 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

Surgical Methods for Improving Cleavage

Close-up of a doctor making surgical incisions along the bottom of a woman's breast

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

Woman posing gracefully while wearing a gray wrap dress in a darkened roomBefore 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:

  1. 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.

  2. Implant Placement

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Implant Profile

    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.

FAQs about Designer Cleavage

Further Reading about Breast Procedures

Medical References about Breast Procedures and Cleavage