If you’re undergoing plastic surgery, you may be concerned about pre-existing stretch marks or the likelihood of stretchmarks post-surgery. Stretch marks are common in a woman’s life and result predominantly from pregnancy, rapid weight gain/loss, genetics, and other factors. They tend to form when stress is applied to the skin past the point it can handle. The abrupt change causes the collagen and elastin to rupture, causing small tears in the second layer of the skin, the dermis. While stretch marks are not painful or harmful, most people don’t like the sight of them. Luckily, they tend to fade over time after they first appear.
Will breast surgery get rid of stretch marks?
Because stretch marks are just scarring beneath the skin’s surface, they will not just go away. While procedures like Tummy Tucks can help get rid of stretch marks on the lower abdomen, stretch marks located by the breasts will not go away entirely. While there is no guarantee, there is a possibility that adding volume and shape to a woman’s breast will help minimize the appearance of the stretch marks. This will depend on the location of the stretch marks. A breast lift may help remove stretch marks on the underside of the breasts, while a breast lift combined with a breast augmentation may help stretch marks on the top or laterally.
Will breast surgery cause stretch marks?
While it isn’t common, there is a possibility that getting breast surgery will cause stretch marks. it’s essential to know your body and remember that stretch marks can be caused by genetics, and some people are more prone than others to stretch marks. And if you are left with stretch marks post-surgery, it should be noted that they will fade over time. However, if this is something you’re concerned about, it should be discussed with your plastic surgeon to get clarity on the subject.