How Can I Fill In My Sternal Gap?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was wondering whether it would be possible to “fill in” the gap between my lower two pectoral muscles? I understand some people get implants to fill in their chest muscles, however I was curious whether this was possible for someone with a chest gap?  What would be the options here? I feel like despite lifting weights and staying lean the gap prevents me from having a truly nice physique if that makes sense. Thank you for reading.

A: I would have to see pictures of your chest to provide a qualified answer. But I assume you are referring to the lower end of the vertical sternum when you speak of the ‘gap between the two lower pectoral muscles’. (sternal gap) I have attached an example of the area to which I think you are referring. This is usually treated by designing a small sternal implant to provide the missing volume.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana