Breasts come in all shapes, sizes and presentations and a common concern for women seeking a breast augmentation is a chest gap which means they lack cleavage. This issue can be corrected with implants but choosing a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon is a must as incorrect implant choice and placement could make the issue even more noticeable post-surgery.
Is it normal to have a gap between my boobs?
As well as the shape and size of your breasts, the natural spacing between them is also unique. This gap relates to where the pectoralis muscles attach to the breastbone. For some women, a flatter ribcage can create a wider chest gap, whereas for others an inverted sternum is the cause.
Another congenital breast condition that can cause a boob gap is tubular or tuberous breasts. The breasts are often constricted at the base that creates the tube-shape and, as a result, there is a wider than normal gap between the breasts.
3 Main Causes of Wide Set Boobs
Breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure to correct wide set boobs, but it requires careful planning to ensure the issue is not made more noticeable.
Our plastic surgeons will carefully assess your unique anatomy and address any underlying conditions to ensure the most pleasing outcome. If the issue is tuberous breasts, then they may need to release the constriction at the base of the breast before placing the implant.
Implant selection is often the key to addressing the issue of a marked chest gap. The implant width should match the base of the breast as implants that are too narrow or too projected can make a wider cleavage seem even more pronounced.
During your procedure, our plastic surgeons will create an implant pocket. The lower portion of the pocket is defined by the breast crease or inframammary fold and the outer portion must also be carefully defined otherwise this leads to lateral displacement of the implant post-surgery.
Is there breast augmentation surgery to close the gap between your breasts?
Breast implant surgery
Breast implant surgery is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure to correct lack of cleavage and a too wide chest gap, but a skilled surgeon is required to ensure the optimal outcome. Our plastic surgeon Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe can combine breast implant surgery with fat transfer for the breast as this allows for more sculpting of the final result particularly in the upper pole of the breast.
Breast lift surgery
The effects of gravity on our breasts can cause them to sag downwards on the chest wall, often appearing more elongated and pendulous. As a result, a boob gap can start to appear between the breasts. During a breast lift procedure, our surgeons will reposition and reshape the breast tissue to a more youthful, lifted position and restoring cleavage.