Thursday, February 11th, 2010
The FDA has recently cleared a fractional laser for treating stretch marks. In clinical studies the Lux1540 produced an average of 51-75% reduction in stretch marks. This is the first fractional laser that I know of which has been cleared to treat stretch marks.
I find it extremely rare to see stretch marks after breast augmentation such as in Kate Beckinsale’s photo here. In the past five years I think I’ve seen maybe three of my patients who’ve developed stretch marks after breast implants. Surprisingly, all three patients did not have large implants placed. All the implants were around 350cc. In these situations we’ve utilized a pulse-dye laser with pretty good results. It usually takes several treatments though. Unfortunately, there is no way to completely erase stretch marks without actually cutting them out (and trading them for a scar).
Link to story source: http://www.americanhealthandbeauty.com/articles/?article=2557
Photo source: celebritysmackblog.com
Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.
Monday, November 6th, 2006
Good Plastic Surgery.com (The sister site to Awful Plastic Surgery) is reporting that Kate Beckinsale may have had her breast implants revised. There are numerous photos on the internet which show what appear to be capsular contractures of her previous breast implants. This is what happens when the body creates excessive scar tissue around breast implants, causing them to look round and hard. It happens to a small percentage of women, although in the past upwards of 80% of women with first generation silicone gel implants developed this dreaded complication. The ‘after’ photos show a considerably smaller bust.
Breast implants or not, she is a classic Hollywood beauty. I especially liked her in “Serendipity” with John Cusack.