Fixing wide gap between breasts. Any suggestions? (photos)
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Thank you for your question and photos. A physical exam is required but it appears that you could benefit most from a breast lift. This would allow you to lift up and reposition sagging breast skin and areolas. This can be done with or without implants.
I recommend that you book a consultation with a board certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your goals and your options.
All the best
Fixing wide gap between breasts. Any suggestions
Breast Lift with Implants
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Fixing wide gap between breasts. Any suggestions?
I recommend my patients using a bra to narrow the cleavage.
Improving your breasts
Breast lift and implant
Sagging and implants
Fixing the Wide Gap between Breasts
First, let's understand what cusses the gap between the breasts. The vertical bone of the chest cage, the sternum, stabilizes the chest and allows the ribs which join it along both its sides to act as a bellows sucking in and expelling air as we breath. As you can feel for yourself, there is just skin and minimal fat on this bone. So the width of the sternum greatly determines the specs between the breasts. While some breast tissue creeps on the lateral margins of the sternum, the vast majority cannot. The underlying pectoralis major muscles originates from the anterior surace along the side of the sternum and cartilages of the top six ribs as they attach to the sternum. In the process of placing breasts implants and creating pockets for them, we divide the muscle origins to the ribs and the inferior attachments but we spare the vertical attachments to the sternum.
Attempting to squeeze in large implants into small chested women and weakening and division of the vertical attachment of the pectorals so major muscles to accommodate the implants and narrow the cleavage greatly increase the risk of the implants moving in and creating a "Uniboob" or symmastia. You can see photos of these unfortunate women all over the Internet.
In my opinion you can have a nice result with either a Breast Lift or a Lift Augmentation without having to resort to risky surgical acrobatics. Seek out a good board Cerified Plastic surgeon where you live and you should do well.
Dr. Peter A. Aldea
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