Anything I can do about the stretch marks on my breasts?

The stretch marks on my breasts are hideous. I’ve been reading about different creams and natural foods that could help minimize the look of them, but everything I’ve come across pretty much says it’s impossible to reduce the appearance of stretch marks altogether. What are my best options?

bombchelle20

F, 35, Nevada

Hi.  Great question!

You are not alone, but unfortunately, there are no good treatments for stretch marks.  If the stretch marks are associated with significant breast sagging, then a breast lift can help reduce the amount of stretch marks by removing them.  There are advantages and disadvantages to this procedure.  You should consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to help you make your decision.

in my experience stretch marks do not respond to creams and foods.  Unfortunately there's nothing that will remove them.  Some patients see improvement with laser treatments (Fraxel and vBeam can be used), but even those will not total remove the stretch marks.

Hi there,

Unfortunately the only way to really improve stretch marks is to remove skin that has stretch marks, which may be possible for a limited zone of your lower breast if you need/undergo a breast lift. I have not found creams or lasers to be effective. If you share photos with the physician community here, there may be some other creative ideas. Happy to evaluate if you are considering cosmetic breast surgery.

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