When you’re planning to undergo breast enlargement surgery, your anatomy is one of the many important factors you and your plastic surgeon must take into consideration. More specifically, the shape of your rib cage will play a key role in decision-making.
Whether implants are placed above or below the chest muscle, they rest against the underlying rib cage. Most patients have a slight curvature of their chests underneath their breasts but the curve typically doesn’t become marked until the sides of the body. In other cases however, the chest cavity is very round, or barrel-shaped.
From a geometry standpoint, implants will point outward from a line drawn tangent to the chest wall at the location of the areola. This means, if you have a round chest your implants will face a bit more outward and you will have less cleavage than someone with a flatter chest.
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If you have a rib cage that’s rounder than most, you’ll be especially glad to know that natural results are a primary goal at Kaufman Plastic Surgery. You can count on us to be open and honest with you and help you set realistic expectations. We’ll always have your best interests at heart, no matter what you ultimately decide is right for you.
Browse our before and after photos, then request a consultation and come meet with our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Kaufman. Kaufman Plastic Surgery serves women from the entire Sacramento area including Folsom, Roseville, Granite Bay and El Dorado Hills, and we look forward to serving you.