Published May 5, 2014

Can Breast Augmentation in Australia Cause Stretch Marks?

What are stretch marks and can it occur as a result of breast augmentation in Australia?

A lot of people interested in breast augmentation in Australia often have concerns about the procedure. One such concern is that it might actually result to unsightly stretch marks. So just how valid of a concern is it especially with breast augmentation cost in Australia which most women would find rather significant?

Now the truth of the matter is that stretch marks or “striae” which is the technical term for such a condition can indeed occur after a breast augmentation procedure but such cases are actually very rare especially in the hands of an experienced and reputable cosmetic surgeon like our very own Dr. Tavakoli. Call us today on 1300 368 107 to book a consultation and know more about some of the best breast augmentation in Australia!

Now in our case, we’ve only had a few documented cases of stretch marks after having served the market for breast augmentation in Australia for almost 20 years. Such cases often involve patients with a known predisposition for stretch marks and those who’ve failed to follow the proper recover procedure – lifting heavy weight or doing any kind of heavy work involving the upper body earlier than 2 to 3 weeks after the procedure against the advice that they’ve been given.

Indeed stretch marks can occur when it comes to breast augmentation in Australia but such cases are rare for patients that follow the recovery process and even less likely if you are not predisposed to such conditions. Of course there are other elements that come into play.

Factors that can cause stretch marks following a breast augmentation procedure

A known risk factor for stretch marks – check other areas of your body such as the hips and the abdomen particularly during your adolescent years. If you’ve had this problem on other parts of your body before then you are more likely than others to encounter such a problem in breast augmentation.

Breast augmentation prior to pregnancy – pregnancy naturally enlarges a women’s breast making it more conducive to breast augmentation. Young women who are yet to experience such a stage in their lives are also more likely to develop stretch marks after breast augmentation in Australia.

Women with thin and fair skin are more prone to stretch marks as such skin types are often extremely sensitive.

The size of the implant – choosing too large of a breast implant with sizes around 400 to 450 cc can also be a contributing factor for stretch marks. Such implant can present a significant stress on the breast tissue and the skin around the area making it another risk factor for stretch marks. A good and experienced plastic surgeon ought to be able to assist you with selecting the best size for your breast implant to yield the safest and most desirable results for breast augmentation in Australia.

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an internationally renowned Australian trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), International Society (ISAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is considered a world leader in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the word on these topics.