I've been weightlifting for years and I've developed a gap between my chest muscles. Can this be fixed? (Photo)
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Gap Between Chest Muscles
Fat Injections for Pectoral Muscle Margin
What you exhibit is a normal aberration of the perctoralis major muscle. This is not an uncommon finding however in you because of the propensity of the muscles to be pronounced, this is prominent. I would not recommend surgical alteration of the muscle fibers, however you may benefit from injections of fillers In the area for camouflage or possibly even fat injections.
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Gap between pectoralis muscles
Gap between chest muscles
Gap between pec muscles is normal anatomy!
Just like the veins on the backs of everyone's hands, no two hands (even on the same individual) are exactly symmetrical. The same goes for eyes, hands, etc. Even our faces (as clearly shown by half-mirror photos) have asymmetry that is absolutely normal. I have been measuring breasts for nearly 3 decades, and have found only one or two women whose measurements are the same (and they don't look the same!)
What this all means is that your asymmetry is normal, and is not a sign of maldevelopment, just normal variation. Further, any surgical attempt to reposition or transplant muscle fibers would result in dead or scarred tissue that is not enervated and therefore unable to be "exercised" and bulked-up. Plus, you would have disfiguring scars.
Fat grafting could provide some minimal improvements, but I would think that is a long run for a very short slide, if you'll forgive a baseball analogy!
Your questions is not at all inappropriate, but I hope you understand that this should be abandoned before you do some harm to your fabulous physique that you would regret later! Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
I've been weightlifting for years and I've developed a gap between my chest muscles. Can this be fixed?
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