Can You Surgically Remove Breast Stretch Marks?

Is it possible to remove stretch marks on the breast by surgically removing and pulling the skin taut?

Doctor Answers (2)

Implant or lift may help breast stretch marks


It is very difficult to remove stretch marks. Tightening the skin with an implant or a breast lift can help. A stretch mark is a full thickness skin problem. Basically, the dermis is absent and there is only a thinned out epidermis left. Skin with a lot of stretch marks has obviously lost most of its elasticity. Re-filling the loose skin envelope can help make them less noticeable.

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Possible, but trade for scars


A mastopexy "keyhole" pattern gets rid of a lot of stretch marks, raises the nipple, improves symmetry, and improves the shape of the breast. However, the procedure leaves scars. On the other hand, many women report that stretchmarks don't appear as bad after breast implants. Unfortunately, the stretch marks will always be there, but they fade from red to silver over time, and look better because of that.

Scott E. Kasden, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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