What can be Done About Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks are a common result of pregnancy. Even if creams and ointments are religiously applied during your pregnancy, it is often impossible to completely avoid these marks – and almost equally impossible to do much about them after they have appeared.
Stretch marks do not respond well to topical ointments and may only be slightly reduced through laser treatments and other methods of scar revision. However, all hope is not lost. Tummy tuck surgery performed by one of our experienced New Jersey plastic surgeons is often very successful at eliminating some or all stretch marks in the abdominal area—marking one more reason this procedure is a common part of the mommy makeover.
During tummy tuck surgery, loose and sagging skin is removed from the body, enabling one of our plastic surgeons to pull your skin taught over your newly defined contours. When excess skin is removed, stretch marks may be removed with it, effectively erasing these marks and restoring a smooth and appealing look. Because scars from tummy tuck surgery are typically hidden below the waist line, the removal of stretch marks through this method allows for a more attractive midsection – one that can even be shown off with bathing suits and other clothing options that expose the belly. During your initial consultation at one of our three New Jersey plastic surgery offices, we can discuss tummy tuck incisions and what you can realistically expect from the procedure in greater detail.
Stretch marks can detract from the midsection, limit clothing options, and produce feelings of unattractiveness. If you are struggling with any of these things, please contact Associates in Plastic Surgery online or by calling (732) 548-3200 to schedule your initial consultation today. We have an office in Staten Island, NY and offices in Edison, Warren, and Marlboro, New Jersey to better serve men and women living throughout our region.