Streaks or stripes on the skin, especially on the abdomen, caused by distension of the skin from obesity or during pregnancy.
- If the stretch mark extends well above that level, some of them may be left behind, even in a belt lipectomy.
- A stretch mark results when the skin tears after being expanded beyond its limits.
- There is a different kind of scar on my stomach - a single stretch mark from bearing my son.
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