Will A Breast Lift Remove My Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks can occur anywhere on the body due to rapid expansion of the skin that outpaces collagen and elastin formation. There is also a strong genetic component. If other women in your family have stretch marks on their breasts, you may develop them as well. They generally appear as parallel lines or streaks on the skin surface and can be an embarrassing issue, especially during bathing suit season. While there is no "cure" for stretch marks, women considering a breast lift in Dallas, TX often inquire about whether or not a breast lift procedure can remove or reduce the appearance of these blemishes. Read on to learn what impact this surgical procedure can make with stretch marks on breasts from board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hanz and the dedicated team at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Are stretch marks on breasts normal?
Stretch marks on the breasts are extremely common for most women. The good news is they are harmless and pose no medical concern. They often fade over time from red or pink to a more translucent color, making them less visible. There are different reasons why women develop stretch marks on their breasts. Hormonal changes during puberty can trigger a rapid change in breast tissue. The skin stretches to accommodate a girl's growing breasts, and, in some cases, stretch marks are left behind. Pregnancy is another common cause of stretch marks, especially in the breast area. As estrogen levels increase, it triggers the growth of milk ducts, causing breast tissue to rapidly expand. Some women may go up two or three cup sizes, leaving stretch marks to develop during or after pregnancy.
Can a breast lift make my stretch marks less noticeable?
With so many creams or serums on the market today, women can find plenty of topical options to help with stretch marks. But, what if none of them work? Can a breast lift help? Whether or not breast lift surgery can remove or reduce stretch marks' appearance depends on their location. A breast lift, or mastopexy, helps with sagging breasts, restoring a woman's natural breast to a perkier position. It may also remove or reduce stretch marks on the underneath side of the breasts, yet less likely to impact ones located on the sides and top. However, a breast lift with breast augmentation may address top and lateral stretch marks by filling out breast tissue with implants and stretching the skin, making any stretch mark scars less noticeable. If you are thinking about a breast lift in Dallas, TX, your first step is to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Hanz.
Are you considering a breast lift procedure in Dallas, TX?
While one of the benefits of undergoing breast lift surgery is possibly getting rid of unsightly stretch marks, it is essential to consult with an experienced, qualified plastic surgeon. Do you want to learn more about reducing the appearance of stretch marks on your breasts? Are you curious if a breast lift can help with these skin blemishes and other aesthetic concerns, like sagging breasts? Call the knowledgeable team at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX to schedule a breast lift consultation with renowned board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hanz today.