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How to Get Rid of Abdominal Stretch Marks for Good!

January 12, 2014

abdominal-stretch-marksFor many women, abdominal stretch marks are one of the most frustrating things imaginable, especially when they are caused by pregnancy. Stretch marks refer to those visible scars that form within the skin structure when it is stretched excessively.

You may have obeyed all the rules of optimum health during your pregnancy and maintained a healthy weight, but there is nothing you can do about your stomach skin stretching out as the baby grows. And there is nothing you can do about stretch marks forming on your skin as the process moves along. Abdominal stretch marks are nothing to be ashamed of, but if you have them and don’t want them, your options are limited.

Creams and Lotions

Chances are, you have seen various creams and lotions advertised on television, in magazines or online that claim to eradicate stretch marks. Some may be billed as “all natural” and some may use a new ingredient previously unheard of. The bad thing about all these creams and lotions is none of them work the way they claim to work.

You can buy them and rub and rub, but your stretch marks aren’t going anywhere. When you consider the fact that those stretch marks are scars, you’d have to wonder why these products aren’t marketed for regular scars on your skin, too. To really get rid of your abdominal stretch marks, there’s only one solution.

Tummy Tuck Solution

A standard tummy tuck procedure will get rid of roughly 90% of the stretch marks on your abdomen. Basically, 100% of the stretch marks under the navel are removed along with the section of skin and fat that is removed as part of the surgery.

Any stretch marks that exist up above the navel are pulled all the way down so they are hidden below the bikini line. This means the excess skin that was part of your lower abdomen will be gone and the 10% of stretch marks that survived the procedure will no longer be visible.

Important Considerations

Of course, if you end up stretching your abdominal skin out again in the future, you may end up with unwanted fat, skin and stretch marks all over again. This means, do your best to lead a healthy lifestyle so you can monitor your weight and take care with the family planning. If your pregnancy caused the stretch marks and you feel that you want more kids, it might be a good idea to wait.


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