A 20-year-old male asked:
how can i get rid of pigeon chest?
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Urology 44 years experience
See answer: Pectins carinatum, or "pigeon chest", occurs in about 1 in 1, 000 teenagers and is more common in males. Most people with pectus anomaly accept and live happily with the shape of their chest. For others, it causes considerable psychological concerns: negative self-image and low self-confidence. After skeletal maturity (mid-teens), major surgery is the only way of correcting.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
I hav a pigeon chest.How do I get rid of it?
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Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Knock knees: The alignment of your chest is how your skelton formed as you developed. In order to change the alignment of the bones you would need an osteotomy where the bone is cut and a plate & screws or other device is used to hold the new alignment until it heals in about 8 wks. Unless you have pain from your alignment it may not be for you.
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Last updated Feb 18, 2019
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