Many Corpus Christi women come to a consultation with Dr. Rose with a variety of questions. And one of the more frequent questions that Dr. Rose is asked by his Corpus Christi patients is, “Will a breast augmentation give me stretch marks on my breasts?” Thankfully, after examining an individual patient and her unique skin structure, Dr. Rose can tell her that it is extremely unlikely that her breast augmentation will cause stretch marks.
What Are Stretch Marks?
Generally speaking, whether or not you will form stretch marks on any part of your body – either due to pregnancy or to significant weight gain or even receiving a breast augmentation – is genetic. Stretch marks happen when small tears in the dermis, a deep layer of the skin, occur. Stretch marks can be red or pink in appearance, though they do fade over time.
Who Is At Risk for Stretch Marks After a Breast Augmentation?
The few Corpus Christi breast augmentation patients who develop stretch marks after their surgery tend to have weakened skin elasticity, thin and weak skin and a history of stretch marks on other areas of their body. When Dr. Rose discovers these characteristics on a potential Corpus Christi breast augmentation patient, he always warns her about the possibility of developing stretch marks on her breasts during his examination with her.
Dr. Rose also knows that women who are genetically predisposed to stretch marks shouldn’t get bigger implants, as not only are these Corpus Christi women at risk for stretch marks but also for sagging and drooping after a breast augmentation. But, these women still may be able to undergo a breast augmentation with no stretch marks, sagging or drooping if they choose smaller sized breast implants.
At the end of the day, the risk of developing stretch marks on your breasts following a breast augmentation is low. But, that risk is one of the important reasons that you want a skilled cosmetic surgeon, like Dr. Rose who individualizes each patient’s procedure, performing your breast augmentation. A breast augmentation consultation should always include an evaluation of not only your existing breasts and silhouette, by of your skin elasticity and skin strength to determine if you are at risk of developing stretch marks.
Where Can I Get My Other Questions Answered?
When it comes to getting a breast augmentation, Corpus Christi women have a lot of questions that they want to be answered before they take the plunge and commit to surgery. And that’s why working with a surgeon like Dr. Rose is so important. He takes the time needed to evaluate each patient, come up with a personalized treatment plan for each Corpus Christi woman he sees and addresses any questions or concerns she has prior to surgery.
If you’re a Corpus Christi woman, or a woman considering traveling to Corpus Christi for your breast augmentation, the best thing you can do to get all your questions answered is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rose. He can be reached at (361) 651-1200.