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Cosmetic Surgery For Stretch Marks

Cosmetic Surgery For Stretch MarksOur skin is very elastic, and therefore, if there is something that will force it stretch it will stretch, but up to a maximum level. The causes of skin stretching include weight gain and pregnancy. However, after the stretching it is very hard for the skin to go back to it normal state. This is mainly because the inner layer of the skin tears after it has reached its limit leaving the outer layer intact but thin and streaky.

The streaks that appear on the outer layer of the skin are what is commonly referred to as stretch marks. They normally appear in different parts of the body including hips, thighs, upper arms or lower backs, breasts and the abdominal area. Stretch marks usually appear on the skin as streaked in silver or white. They not only affect women but also men. Stretch marks are very embarrassing and annoying and can result to low self esteem. Therefore, removing stretch marks is a major concern for anybody having them.

It is important to note that some stretch marks will fade over time. Fortunately, if you have stretch marks that affect most of your body, there are some treatments available. However, among these options the one that has shown the capability of removing stretch marks is cosmetic surgery for stretch marks. There are different types of cosmetic surgery for stretch marks that can be performed on a person. These surgeries include abdominoplasty, dermabrasion and laser.

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Dermabrasion Surgery

A dermabrasion is a surgical procedure that mainly involves the removal of surface layers of the dead skin. This procedure uses abrasive sand paper with rotating wire brushes. Since stretch marks are caused by tearing of the inner skin, the physician performing the procedure will use a freezing spray to make the skin more firm and also give you stronger pain killers to minimize any discomfort. After the treatment the area is sprayed with freezing spray for a few second and then gauze is used to stop the bleeding. He will then cover you with a clean dressing. During healing process proper care should be highly observed. It is important to clean the skin several times to avoid infections, keep the area moist by changing the dressing and avoiding exposing it to direct sunlight. After this type of stretch mark removal surgery procedure you will have an improved appearance without the stretch marks.
There are various factors that will determine how well the dermabrasion will work. These factors include skin type, condition of you skin and the experience of the physician. The other determining factors are lifestyle and skin color. There are various side effects which are short-term. They include scarring, allergies, redness, swelling and increased color in the area treated. In addition, dermabrasion is very expensive as it not covered by the insurance. The average cost of a dermabrasion is $1400.

Laser Surgery

The other type of cosmetic surgery for stretch marks is laser surgery. This is a type of surgery that uses laser light and is used in cosmetic purposes to remove stretch marks, wrinkles, scars and tattoos. The major benefits of laser surgery is that surgery is bloodless, has very minimal injuries to the skin, reduced risks of infection and has very minimal scarring. Additionally, Laser surgery is capable of removing the damaged skin layers without destroying the health surrounding tissues. However, not all lasers can remove stretch marks.

Therefore, the doctor will evaluate your condition and the use the most appropriate laser. There are some risks involved in laser and they include activation of diseases like herpes simplex, skin color change and increased risk of infection. The duration of recovery will depend on the condition being treated and lifestyle. Laser treatment for stretch marks is also very expensive since no insurance covers cosmetic surgery and is not available everywhere. For a total treatment of the laser surgery the average cost is $2000.

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For those with stretch marks on the abdomen due to extreme weight loss the best surgical procedure is abdominoplasty. This is a procedure that is carried out to remove excess skin and tissue in the abdominal area so that the abdomen is more firm. The procedure has two options, a complete abdominoplasty and partial abdominoplasty. It is the doctor who will determine which one among the two is appropriate but this after consultation. This procedure will give you a firm skin with no stretch marks once it is completed. However, abdominoplasty is not suitable for people who want to get pregnant again or are planning to loss more weight. The most common side effects include pain and swelling. Abdominoplasty is very expensive because insurance does not cover cosmetic surgery. Abdominoplasty will cost $3000 up to $10000 in the United State.