Stretch marks on the buttocks and liposuction


Introduction

There are a number of aesthetic flaws and problems women suffer from on a daily basis. One of these problems is stretch marks on the buttocks. There are many causes for the appearance of stretch mark on your butt. No doubt, stretch marks look aesthetically unpleasing. When they appear, the patients experience lower self-esteem and experience emotional pain because the buttocks are among the most important aesthetic areas of the female body. Stretch marks affect the overall look and aesthetic quality of the buttocks.

Given the emotional discomforts associated with the emergence of stretch marks, many women look out for treatment options. There are many women who think liposuction can effectively remove stretch marks from the buttocks. In this article, we will discuss whether this is true or false, besides discussing the causes of stretch marks.

Stretch marks on the buttocks

There are many reasons why stretch marks appear on the buttocks of many women. The first cause of stretch marks is pregnancy. During pregnancy, your body experiences hormonal changes, which leads to the expansion of skin in different areas of the body. The buttocks are also affected. Stretch marks appear when the skin is stretched beyond the level the elastin can control. Also, the cortisone level increases in your body, which acts as a catalyst for the development of stretch marks.

Stretch marks also develop as a result of considerable weight gain, followed by weight loss. When you gain weight, your body areas expand, which damages the elastin. When you lose weight, the skin fails to return to its original and firmer position because the elastin has been damaged. This causes the stretch marks to emerge. For instance, teenagers often get stretch marks because of a rapid growth spurt.

Stretch marks appear on the buttocks as parallel lines, varying in colors and surface than the normal skin. When touched, they feel like depression or crest on the skin. At times, they may even create discomfort like itching.

Liposuction

In order to understand whether liposuction can remove the stretch marks from your skin, you need to understand what liposuction is actually meant to do and what it involves. Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that has the primary goal to contour the body areas by removing stubborn fat pockets. The surgery is performed under local or general anesthesia and on an outpatient basis.

The procedure starts with the placement of a tiny incision in the target area. The plastic surgeon then inserts a hollow tube called a cannula inside the target area through the incision. The cannula is then given back and forth motion to release the fat from nearby areas. The fat is then removed with the help of a suction pump, and the incision is closed and sutured. The same process is repeated in all target areas until the areas have been contoured.

These days, modern liposuction methods like laser-assisted liposuction and ultrasound-assisted liposuction are popular. They are also effective and involve lower trauma than the traditional method. These technologies rely on laser and ultrasound technologies to melt the fat in the target area before removing it.

Liposuction can also be performed on the buttocks to contour them. For example, if there are stubborn fat pockets in your buttocks that is affecting your physical features and body outline, you may consider liposuction. During the procedure, the stubborn fat deposits will be removed from the buttocks, which will make them appear shapelier and aesthetically appealing.

Can liposuction treat stretch marks on the buttocks?

So, coming back to our main question as to whether liposuction can treat stretch marks on the buttocks, the answer is a clear no. As stated above, liposuction is meant to remove fat from localized areas of the body, including the buttocks; however, it cannot treat stretch marks.

The fact is that if you have stretch marks on your buttocks, liposuction of the buttocks will make them worse. The procedure simply removes the fat from under the skin, which can make your buttocks saggy and the stretch marks more prominent, especially if your buttocks are already saggy.

If you are considering liposuction to treat the stretch marks on your buttocks, do not go for it, as it can negatively affect the existing anatomy and contour of your buttocks. The emergence of stretch marks on the buttocks indicates that you have either experienced pregnancy or considerable weight gain followed by weight loss. Chances are your butt skin is already saggy, besides having stretch marks. If this is the case, there is another plastic surgery procedure that can remove a good portion of the stretch marks from your buttocks. The procedure is called butt lift.

Not to be confused with the Brazilian butt lift, the butt lift or traditional butt lift is used to treat saggy buttocks. The procedure involves removal of the excess skin and fat from your buttocks. If you have stretch marks on your buttocks, the good news is that when the excess, saggy skin is removed, the stretch marks on those skin portions will be removed as well. This will make your buttocks appear youthful, toned, and without stretch marks. However, on the downside, you may get scars on your buttocks. The scars will gradually fade and become less visible; however, they will not disappear.

Conclusion

If you are thinking to use liposuction to get rid of the stretch marks on your backside, think again. Liposuction’s goal is to remove excess fat from your body, not to treat stretch marks. The procedure can make the stretch marks even worse. If you have stretch marks on your buttocks, you may qualify for the butt lift surgery instead. Be sure to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss the treatment options available for you.