Strategies to help reduce this distance if too large is to perform breast augmentation and involves the surgical insertion of a correctly sized Motiva cohesive gel silicone breast implant or with fat taken from another part of the body following liposuction. This fat is specifically injected to lessen the gap. Often a combination of these procedures is used.
In some patients after breast augmentation surgery, the gap is unusually small or not present at all. This is termed symmastia and is a challengeing reconstructive surgery problem. The approach here is to perform surgery and reduce the size of the pockets where the breast implants sit in order to widen the gap.