Can A Pro BodyBuilder Get Pectoral Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a pro bodybuilder but have always had a hard time building a great chest due to my height and width delisted attaining that status. While I have put on some mass, it is just not as impressive as my other areas of muscle density. I am thinking about pectoral implants. Can you install them to look just as natural as someone without but with just a great dense chest that won’t be visible when I compete? I plan to compete for several more years. Your thoughts? 

A: Thank you for your inquiry and detailing your objective and concerns. Since pectoral implants are placed in a submuscular position and are placed so that the implant does NOT extend past or violate the lateral pectoral muscle border (which is a key distinction from that of breast implants in women), there is no risk of animation deformity which is common in breast implants. I would imagine that what you mean by a ‘dense chest’ look is a thicker muscle mass in the medial 2/3s of the muscle belly with good definition air the sternal and upper pole (under the clavicle) areas. The key to such a pectoral implant design is to keep the base diameter or footprint of the implant all within the muscle border but have good/high projection in the desired areas. This would be a unique look/goal from the non-body builder male and would most likely require its own unique design.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana