Many people develop stretch marks due to childhood growth spurts, weight gain, pregnancy, or medication side effects. Despite being prevalent and medically harmless, these indented streaks may be a source of frustration and embarrassment for you – especially if they are on your breasts. You’ve probably tried various lotions, creams, and gels that promise to make stretch marks disappear, with less-than-satisfying results.
While your stretch marks are benign and will gradually fade with time, specific treatments can minimize them more quickly. At Sandel Duggal Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa in Annapolis, you can work with an expert surgeon who will tailor your breast lift to your needs and recommend other treatments designed to treat stretch marks.
Keep reading to learn more about breast lifts and how this surgery can address stretch marks. See how Dr. Claire Duggal can give you the results you’re waiting for in your breast lift!
Common Stretch Mark Locations
Aside from their breasts, women most often experience stretch marks on the following areas:
- Upper arms
- Lower back
A stretch mark is a type of scar that forms when your skin rapidly stretches or shrinks. The sudden change causes structural proteins called collagen and elastin to rupture. Stretch marks may appear because of your natural healing process, especially if you are genetically predisposed to developing them.
Though you may want to make your stretch marks cease to exist, remember that they are natural and nothing to be ashamed of. However, you can take steps to minimize their appearance if doing so would improve your self-confidence. While you can find over-the-counter products that may reduce the appearance of your stretch marks, they will naturally become less pronounced with time.
Can Breast Lifts Reduce Stretch Marks?
In performing breast lift surgery, Dr. Duggal’s primary goal is to restore your bustline’s fullness while elevating the breasts into a more youthful position. A breast lift may also remove or reduce stretch marks on the undersides of your breasts, but you’re less likely to see an improvement to the lines on the sides and tops. However, a breast lift with implants can add volume and further stretch your skin, making any stretch mark scars less noticeable. If you are open to this idea, be sure to address this with Dr. Duggal during your consultation.
Restore Your Confidence With a Breast Lift
Contact Sandel Duggal Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa at (401) 266-7120 to learn more about how a breast lift can make you look younger, reveal your inner vitality, and boost your self-esteem. We offer the best plastic surgery treatments in Maryland, provided by experienced surgeons who have earned acclaim for their artistic approach and friendly personalities.