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Do you want bigger breasts or do you just want more impressive cleavage? Many women don’t realize that they aren’t necessarily one and the same. While breast implants can make your cleavage more impressive, there are certain limitations to keep in mind. Let’s get into the details of breast augmentation and how it impacts cleavage. 

Getting implants doesn’t automatically equal impressive cleavage.

A Primer on Implants

In general, people think breast implants have one function: increase size. And yes, they certainly do add volume. But they can do a lot more.

Implants can change the shape of the breasts, making them rounder or transforming them into the in-demand teardrop shape. They can give fine-tuned control over where their volume goes and give impressive side boob. They can even change the projection — how far the breasts stand out from the chest wall — and width. 

But they do have their limitations. For example, adding volume doesn’t lift the breasts and can actually make sagging worse over time. So how do breast implants impact cleavage?

Breast Implant Cleavage

Breast implants can overcome some aspects of your natural anatomy to give you the look you desire, but not all. The width of your sternum greatly impacts what your cleavage looks like. Wide sternums tend to prevent cleavage even with rather large breasts. If you have an average to small sternum and don’t naturally have cleavage, an implant boost could be able to overcome this. 

Your body is unique, and your results will be too. To find out how breast augmentation might impact your cleavage, schedule a consultation. Call the office at 805-484-2855 or fill out the contact form.

Dr. Daniel G. Kolder

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

As a highly trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Kolder’s specialties include:
Tummy Tucks + Liposuction + Breast Augmentation + Breast Lifts + Breast Reduction + Facelifts + Armlifts + Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty, as well as a variety of non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Dr. Kolder is also known to have a warm, easy manner, compassionate care, with surgical results that are beautiful and natural.

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Patient Testimonial

“I was so pleased I chose to go to Dr Kolder! Not only do I love his staff, they are so helpful, efficient and just plain fun to talk to, Dr. Kolder makes you feel at ease with his knowledge and disposition. My surgery results were amazing and my recovery was made easy knowing I could call any time and get immediate attention and information. I highly recommend Dr. Kolder and his entire staff…”