There are a few things that most women want to change about their breasts and their cleavage is one of them.

You can determine how much cleavage you have by measuring the distance between your nipples as well as the inner edges of both your breasts. This gap between your breasts can be wide or narrow and is dependent on your body type. 

Some women prefer a narrow gap or none at all, which would explain why push-up bras are still so popular. If you’re considering breast augmentation because you want to improve the appearance of your cleavage, this is what you need to know. 

How Breast Augmentation Affects Your Cleavage

According to Dr Reddy cosmetic surgery, breast augmentation is designed to improve the size and projection of your breast, not your cleavage. If your breasts are already spaced far apart then your implants will take up that same space too. 

This is not to say that there won’t be any improvement, there is just no guarantee that there will be. If you already have a prominent cleavage, you can expect to have the same, if not slightly better, cleavage after your procedure too. 

Your Cleavage after Surgery

There are a few factors that need to be taken into account to get an idea of what your cleavage will look like after surgery:

- Chest wall structure
- Fatty tissue covering the sternum
- Prominence of the breastbone
- Nipple positioning 

Your surgeon will closely examine these various aspects during your consultation to determine what your breasts and cleavage will look like after your procedure. This way, you will be able to decide whether the results are what you’re looking for. 

With this being said, there are a few surgical techniques that can be used to try and improve the appearance of your cleavage. 

Achieving Better Cleavage with Breast Augmentation

Overall, it’s not a good idea to rely on breast augmentation to improve your cleavage but you can hope for a slight improvement.

Here are two decisions that could impact the appearance of your cleavage after surgery:

1. Choose the right implant size

The size of your implants can make a slight difference to the appearance of your cleavage after surgery. Choosing implants with a wider base can affect your cleavage but this also puts you at risk of visible rippling and bulging under your arms, leaving with unnatural looking breasts.

2. Choose the Right Implant Position

Placing the breasts implants closer together can also help you achieve more cleavage but not all surgeons will be willing to do this. There is also the risk of your nipples pointing outwards if your surgeon takes this approach. Your cleavage might look better but your breasts could end up looking artificial and there is a higher risk of rippling too, particularly if you are thin and don’t have enough fat to hide the implant. 

If achieving a better cleavage is important to you, mention it to your surgeon during your consultation.