Many women get stretch marks during pregnancy. Stretch marks occur in the dermis, when the skin is stretched considerably over a short period of time. This rapid stretching causes the dermis to break in places and allow the deeper layers of the skin to show through, forming stretch marks.
Cosmetic surgery for stretch may be possible by abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck. An abdominoplasty can remove the excess fat and skin around your abdomen as well as removing the stretch marks with the resected skin. It can be combined with liposuction to achieve a shapely abdomen.
The surgery is done as a day care procedure. The duration of surgery is 3 -4 hours. It is done as a day care procedure. Incision is placed below the bikini line well hidden beneath the undergarment.
After surgery one can go home the same day. Abdomen support in form of contouring garment has to be used for next 3 – 4 weeks. Shower can be taken on day 3 onwards. Few simple precautions need to be taken as no heavy weight lifting, no contact sport, etc.