How Do Breast Implants Look if You Have Stretch Marks Before You Get Them Done?

I have had 2 kids and it has caused a lot of stretch marks on my breasts? Does anyone have any pictures of their stories? Please help.. I want to get my done but I am nervous of the outcome.

Doctor Answers (6)

Breast augmentation and stretchmarks

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Whether or not a patient develops stretch marks following breast augmentation depends on a number of individual factors. The most important of these elements are the patient’s predisposition toward developing stretch marks, the size of the implant used in the procedure (larger implants cause greater skin stretch) and the techniques used during the augmentation procedure itself. Stretch marks, however, are most commonly seen in situations where the skin is stretched, and then relaxes. Some examples are pregnancy followed by giving birth, or gaining lots of weight followed by weight loss. Your stretch marks may become more visible with breast implants.


Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Stretch marks and breast augmentation

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Stretch marks will be effaced (stretched) if your skin is stretched out by an implant.  This usually results in marks that are less visible since a stretched out stretch mark is less visible than a wrinkled stretch mark.

Daniel Greenwald, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
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How will stretch marks on breasts look after augmentation?

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Stretch marks are tricky and hard to predict.  Breast implants will certainly not remove your stretch marks, but some women do find that the marks are less apparent when the breasts are full and the skin is pulled taut.  It is possible to develop more stretch marks if the skin has to stretch over the implant.  I would suggest meeting with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your concerns and your goals for your breasts.  He or she will be able to give you a better idea of what to expect after assessing your skin quality and determining how big you want your breasts to be.

Andrew Jimerson, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Do Stretch marks improve after Breast Augmentation?

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Difficult to tell or predict, sometimes the stretch marks can improve after an augmentation, occasionally you can develop additional stretch marks with an augmentation, but that rarely occurs. It is impossible to predict and I usually tell patients to put tension on their current stretch marks and if they disappear Augmentation will usually improve the appearance. Good luck!!

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Stretch Marks and Breast Augmentation?

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Thank you for the question.

Generally speaking, the appearance of stretch marks to not change significantly after breast augmentation surgery.  Occasionally, patients may develop fresh stretch marks after the procedure;  which patient will develop stretch marks after breast augmentation is impossible to predict.  Sometimes, patients will report that their existing stretch marks improved slightly in appearance after the breast augmentation (once they are stretched…).

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Stretch Marks and Breast Augmetation

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Stretch marks represent damage to the collagen layer beneath the skin.  If you have stretch marks prior to breast augmentation the increased size of your breast will make your stretch marks more noticable.

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