Stretch Marks on Breasts Pictures - 3 Photos & Images

Stretch marks are mostly associated with abdominal and leg skin. However, stretch marks can also appear on a person's breasts. If you notice stretch marks on your breasts, there is no cause for alarm; this is actually fairly common. Breast stretch marks can be the result of a many different factors, but stretch marks rarely mean you have any disease or irregular condition.

Breast stretch marks are typically the result of rapid changes in breast size. Breasts are composed of mostly fatty tissue, and increased calorie consumption can make breasts grow larger. Weight-related breast increase is more common in women, but it can occur in men as well. If you have gained weight recently, your breast stretch marks were likely caused by this. Even after losing excess weight, some evidence of the stretch marks will always remain, but they will become fainter and less noticeable.

During pregnancy, a woman's breasts grow, and they remain engorged after childbirth for as long as the mother is actively breast-feeding the infant. Many forms of prescription birth control cause a woman's body to react as if she were pregnant, so breast increase is common. Breast increases associated with childbearing often occur quickly, leading to stretch marks as the skin expands.

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