Can a Tummy Tuck Get Rid of Your Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks are an incredibly common cosmetic concern for lots of people, women in particular. They happen when your skin becomes stretched and essentially sustains an injury similar to a scar. Unfortunately, stretch marks can be very difficult to get rid of.

While you might hope that your tummy tuck procedure will be able to wipe them away completely, it’s a little more complicated than that. Here’s what you need to know about a tummy tuck and stretch marks and whether you might be a good candidate for this popular body contouring treatment.

What a Tummy Tuck Can and Can’t Do for Stretch Marks

Abdominoplasty might be able to remove your stretch marks, but only if they happen to be located in the area of excess skin that will be removed during this procedure. So, for example, stretch marks below your belly button may very well be removed with a tummy tuck, but stretch marks on your hips aren’t likely to go anywhere.

A tummy tuck isn’t necessarily going to get rid of all your stretch marks, but it could help.

Is a Tummy Tuck Right for You?

If you’re thinking about getting a tummy tuck just for the stretch mark removal bonus, you might want to rethink your approach. But if you’re already considering abdominoplasty to remove excess skin and achieve a tighter, more toned look, stretch mark removal could be a nice added perk.

At the end of the day, sitting down with a board-certified plastic surgeon to talk about your specific needs and goals is the best way to figure out if a tummy tuck could be right for you.


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