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If I tighten up my stomach by working out will my stretch marks become less visible?

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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine
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In brief: Uncertain

Stretch marks are like an overatretched rubber band as it is caused by rapid expansion of skin largely due to weight gain.
Muscle toaning firms muscle but may not remove the mark left on the skin.

In brief: Uncertain

Stretch marks are like an overatretched rubber band as it is caused by rapid expansion of skin largely due to weight gain.
Muscle toaning firms muscle but may not remove the mark left on the skin.
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

A person with tummy stretch marks due to pregnancy or obesity, not from medication side effects nor hormonal problems, can tighten up the tummy muscles and lose weight (if not already slim) to make the marks less visible.
The marks will be less visible because they are not pushed apart (width) by a chubby tummy, and because it takes many months to get good tummy muscles (time fades stretch marks).

In brief: Yes

A person with tummy stretch marks due to pregnancy or obesity, not from medication side effects nor hormonal problems, can tighten up the tummy muscles and lose weight (if not already slim) to make the marks less visible.
The marks will be less visible because they are not pushed apart (width) by a chubby tummy, and because it takes many months to get good tummy muscles (time fades stretch marks).
Dr. Robert Kwok
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