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Most women who get breast augmentation in Beverly Hills are worried if they will get stretch marks from breast implants. Stretch marks arise as a result of rapid stretching of the skin such as during pregnancy or pubertal growth spurt. Although placement of breast implants during breast augmentation does stretch breast skin this is not severe enough to cause stretch marks, especially if the implants are not too big and if the implants are placed under the Pectoralis Muscle layer. Some Beverly Hills plastic surgeons believe that the overlying muscle keeps the skin from stretching even with large breast implants.

Many Los Angeles Plastic Surgeons feel that your skin elasticity is the largest factor in determining if you will get stretch marks with breast augmentation. However, you can always take preventative measures. Many Los Angeles women have moisturized heavily prior to their breast augmentation surgery by using Palmer's Cocoa Butter, Shea's Butter Lotion, and Vitamin E. It certainly will not hurt to try it.


If you have pre-existing stretch marks due to pregnancy, breast-feeding, etc., the breast implants will most likely help to “fill them out”, thus making them less noticeable. If this is not the case for you, or, you get stretch-marks after your breast implant surgery, you can try using Mederma. It has helped diminish the appearance of stretch marks in many women, while others have noticed little to no difference at all. Results vary.

Laser treatments have not been scientifically proven to remove or diminish stretch marks. However, it is rare to get stretch marks from breast implants, unless they are extremely large.

Dr. S. Sean Younai
is a Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, who practices in Encino, Los Angeles, Southern California.

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