I am missing my left pec muscle. Is it not there or is it just underdeveloped? What is the solution?
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Left pectoral muscle and biceps muscles small or missing
- You probably have what is called Poland's symdrome - and underdevelopment of muscles on the chest, often the arm and sometimes hand maldevelopment as well.
- The biceps clearly is underdeveloped - because you can use it.
- The pectoral may be missing.
- The solution is a custom made chest implant based on a CT scan which is implants on that side of the chest.
- These work well-
- Please do not try to save money by having a custom implant by a mouilage (mold) - it will not look as good as it should.
- Please find a plastic surgeon who does a lot of implants -
- Or contact Implantech, a leading implant manufacturer, for a list of plastic surgeons using their implants.
Losing weight should not have actually reduced the size of your pectoral or biceps muscles. Perhaps they they were not so visible when there was additional fat present. Strength is completely different and may well be a result of less developed muscles. When a chest muscle is "not there" it is usually quite visible in any event. This may be a functional, and not only an aesthetic question. As with anything in medicine, the solution is to diagnose the issue first, and then come up with a treatment that fits the problem.
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