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Can Breast Implants Cause Stretch Marks?

Can breast implants cause stretch marks due to the skin stretching? Is there any way to tell ahead of time if you are likely to have stretch marks from getting breast implants?

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Breast Implants and Stretch Marks

It is extremely unusual to get stretch marks from breast augmentation. I remains possible, however. Things that would raise your risk factors would include: an exceptionally large augmentation. A history of stretch marks Stretch marks (striae) are actually tears within the dermis (a deeper layer of your skin). They can occur when tissue elasticity cannot keep up with the physical stretch on the skin. They are problematic because there are not good ways to fix them once they occur. I hope you find this helpful.

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