Did you know that your skin is classed as the largest organ in your body? AND that your skin accounts for about 15% of your body weight!
Following a breast augmentation surgery your skin goes through its own recovery journey.
After all, the skin on your chest area will be stretched out from your new additions (breast implants) and will take time to settle too.
Some women experience break-outs on their chest area following an augmentation and, sometimes, stretch marks can occur.
Stretch marks will appear on the skin anywhere on the body where skin has stretched rapidly.
The placement of breast implants can cause a rapid stretching of the skin over your breast implants so, in some women, may cause stretch marks.
If they appear you’ll notice them as red or purple thin lines on the skin.
Some women are more prone to them than others. If you’ve had stretch marks before it doesn’t mean you’ll have them again and if you’ve never had them before it doesn’t mean you won’t get them!
You can give you skin the best change of minimizing the chance of stretch marks occurring by:
Drinking lots of water before your surgery - skin hydration starts from within your body.
Prepping your skin before surgery with my Boobie Butter - the more hydrated your skin is before your breast implants are placed the better.
Don’t go too big too fast - the more your skin stretches (think: BIG implants) the greater the chance of stretch marks. If you do want to go big, get incremental surgeries to get you to large breasts.
If stretch marks do appear you should treat them like a scar. Again, make sure you’re drinking lots of water, keep your skin super moisturized with my Boobie Butter AND consider treating your stretch marks after your breast augmentation with my Scar Salve.
The color of your stretch marks will fade, becoming silvery and less noticeable over time.
If you prep well and treat your skin before surgery and treat it well after surgery you will minimize the chance of getting stretch marks following your breast augmentation. Although we can never 100% prevent them from occurring, knowing that stretch marks will fade in time means you shouldn’t worry too much if you do get them after your surgery.