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Side Cleavage: What Procedures Can Provide It, and Are Implants A Possible Solution?

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The trend of side cleavage, also known as 'side boob,' has become increasingly popular among women who desire a subtle yet alluring glimpse of their breasts from the sides of their clothing. 

Although it is common among celebrities and swimsuit models, most women are not genetically blessed with this feature. Looking to increase the size and improve the shape of their breasts to achieve better side cleavage, many women seek cosmetic procedures to achieve their desired look. 

Breast implants or fat grafting are the most common ways to obtain side cleavage. Breast augmentation procedures can involve altering the size and shape of the breasts using implants that come in various profiles and thicknesses. However, implants have risks such as rupturing and may not look as natural as fat transfer. 

Alternatively, fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, involves removing fat from a specific area with liposuction, processing it, and then injecting it into the breasts to add volume and enhance the side profile. The increase possible with a fat transfer is typically less substantial than with implants. That said, patients interested in obtaining side cleavage usually want a modest augmentation, so that drawback typically is not a major concern. 

Keep reading to learn more about the procedures that can make this body goal a lasting reality.

What is Side Cleavage?

Side cleavage, casually known as 'side boob,' is practically what the name itself implies. It is when the side of your breasts is revealed when wearing your dress or bathing suit, and it is now taking the spotlight when evaluating the beauty of someone's chest. This feature is a normal part of the breasts, not to be confused with axillary breast tissue, which often forms along or near the armpit area after pregnancy.

Many women want their breasts to show subtly from the sides of clothing on specific occasions. Side boobs are a genetic factor that occurs in some women but not others. Women who do not have the genetic makeup for more voluminous sides of the breasts can resort to cosmetic procedures to achieve them.

How Can I Obtain Side Boob?


The most direct way patients can achieve side boobs is by enhancing the size of their breasts with breast implants or fat grafting.

Breast augmentation is the umbrella term for procedures designed to augment the volume and alter the shape of your breasts. Choosing the proper profile and thickness of your breast implant will lead to achieving your side boob goals.

It's important to note that there is a risk of certain reactions like rupturing with implants, and they may look less natural than a fat transfer.

The surgeon can reduce the risk of rippling or wrinkling by placing the breast implants under the muscle. They must also choose a breast implant proportional to their patient's body image.

Fat transfer, also called fat grafting, is also a great way to enhance and form a noticeable side boob. Fat grafting involves removing fat from one area of the body with liposuction and injecting it into the breasts to add more volume to your side profile.

In addition to a more natural-looking and feeling result than implants, fat grafting offers the combined benefits of fat removal and breast enhancement in one treatment. Because fat can be injected in precise quantities and areas, the results are highly customizable compared with implants that come in pre-set sizes, as cosmetic surgeon Dr. Aaron Rollins details in the video above. If side cleavage is your main objective, you can direct your surgeon to focus on adding volume in those exact areas. Finally, there is no risk of implant rejection, as the fat is your own.   

Summing up, here are some benefits of opting for a fat transfer when looking to obtain side boob:

  • Less invasive

  • More natural

  • Combined fat removal and breast enhancement benefits 

  • More personalizable 

  • No risk of implant rejection, rippling, or rupturing 

  • Less scarring

The Better Option for Achieving Side Boob 

Patients wanting to achieve or add to their pre-existing side boob should instead consider the AirSculpt® Up a Cup™ as the ideal solution. Implants are less efficient than AirSculpt®, as they offer less precision and personalization while introducing additional risks.

Unlike fully invasive implants, AirSculpt® procedures do not use scalpels, stitches, needles, or general anesthesia to remove or extract fat from one area and transfer them to the breasts. We use patented technology and precision-engineered devices that cycle rapidly, extracting and injecting fat with unmatched finesse to create the ideal contour for your side profile.

All that's needed are tiny, two-millimeter-wide entry points on both the harvest site and breasts to remove and transfer fat. Once the fat is placed in the breasts, a small amount always gets reabsorbed, but surgeons account for this by slightly overfilling the area in accordance with your body goals. 

For more information on how we can help you with the next generation of body sculpting, call the AirSculpt® location nearest you to schedule your complimentary consultation with our body sculpting experts. 


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