I had implants in 2005 and they seemed great for a few months. Shortly after, that I developed horrible stretch marks. I went from a A/B cup to a C/small D cup, and my weight is the same. What could cause this?
What Causes Stretch Marks After Breast Implants?
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Stretch Marks and Implants
Thanks for your question -
Stretch marks are caused when the elasticity of the deeper layers of your skin (the dermis) is not enough to compensate for pressure either from gravity or the volume of the structures underlying your skin.
Stretch marks are actually scars in the dermis where those deeper layers have torn.
Unfortunately there are not many great options for improving them.
I hope this answer helps.
Stretch marks post op
The things I can think of that may make you more prone to this is if you are on steroids, certain endocrine conditions such as Cushing's syndrome and others, associated with a larger weight gain and light colored skin.
Stretchmarks after breast implants
Stretch marks are permanent and can be improved with skin treatments, however these generally take many sessions to achieve any noticeable improvement. In addition, results are unpredictable.
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Stretch marks after breast implants
No one knows exactly why stretch marks develop. Certainly stretching the skin is one cause, but genetics are probably the key component.
Skin type, breast implant size, and genetics determine these things
Stretch marks after implant surgery are not common, but it can happen. A combination of heredity and implant size probably are factors responsible. How a particular woman's skin will respond when put under stretch is quite variable. See your surgeon. He or she may have advice as to how to minimize this.
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