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I have an indented sternum. Are there any workouts that I can increase muscle mass on my sternum?
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
In brief: Sorry but no
Your sternum is where your chest muscles (pectorals) attach but there's no muscle there per se to increase w/exercise.
If the appearance really bothers you, talk to a thoracic surgeon but unless it's causing you medical problems, it's unlikely s/he will recommend any surgery, and even less likely that insurance will cover this cosmetic procedure.Try to focus on all your other accomplishments!

In brief: Sorry but no
Your sternum is where your chest muscles (pectorals) attach but there's no muscle there per se to increase w/exercise.
If the appearance really bothers you, talk to a thoracic surgeon but unless it's causing you medical problems, it's unlikely s/he will recommend any surgery, and even less likely that insurance will cover this cosmetic procedure.Try to focus on all your other accomplishments!
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