Marina del Rey
Dr. David Stoker
4640 Admiralty Way #1000
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
The youthful shape of your breasts may be lost following pregnancy, weight loss or aging. Over time, the skin and internal ligaments of your breasts lose elasticity, allowing your breast tissue to drop to a lower position. Instead of being round and perky, your breasts may become broad and flat, but supporting the breasts in a bra may only accentuate the skin wrinkles in the cleavage area. For these problems, a breast lift in Los Angeles is the optimal treatment.
Breast shapes vary greatly, and patients need individualized plans for optimal breast lift results. Operating on thousands of breasts has allowed me to refine my techniques for achieving consistently beautiful results and I apply my skills to each of my breast lift cases. Some of the key decisions we'll make together in your consultation for a breast lift include the following:
If you want to know more about these techniques, you can read a detailed discussion of my breast lift techniques.
The position and size of the areola are important considerations when I evaluate a patient for a breast lift. Typically it's necessary to raise the nipple to a more youthful position. Often I make the areola smaller to achieve optimal proportions with the newly tight and perky breast.
Recovery from a breast lift tends to be swift because the surgery does not involve the underlying muscles, bones or internal organs. Most will need:
The best way for patients to understand their options is in a thorough consultation with me. I will explain how the different procedures may apply to them and what I recommend for their particular case. I'll also demonstrate the result I'd expect with each of the procedure options. For some patients, I may recommend that breast lift be combined with a breast augmentation or breast reduction.
The breast lift surgery is an area of expertise for me. My patient population reflects a cross-section of Southern California, and I have a broad range of experience with different ages, ethnicities, and sizes of patients. I also have extensively published research on topics in breast cosmetic surgery, sharing my experience and techniques with surgeons all over the world.