Dr. David Stoker
4640 Admiralty Way #1000
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 300-1779

Breast Augmentation & Lift

There is a large group of women who require two breast procedures, an augmentation and a lift, to achieve optimal breast shape. These Los Angeles breast enhancement patients typically have nursed children or lost a substantial amount of weight so that their breast skin begins to droop.

Find out more about breast enhancement in Los Angeles when you request a consultation online or call us at (310) 300-1779.

The Dr. Stoker Difference

For Your Breast Augmentation & Lift:

  1. He served as a clinical investigator for cohesive silicone gel implants, today's most popular options.
  2. He's authored an extensive clinical series on combined breast augmentation and lift surgery.
  3. He's published a number of research papers on emerging concepts in breast surgery techniques and safety.
  4. He's been featured throughout the media, including The New York Times and NBC's "Today Show."

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There are several options that treat a loss of volume or breast sagging separately, but they may not produce as desirable a result as with two procedures. For example, one solution for some patients would be to use very large breast implants to restore their breast fullness. Most of the time, however, these patients are not interested in having a dramatic increase in breast size. Implants also do not treat sagging since they can only raise the nipple by a small amount. To treat sagging, a breast lift alone is another option. However, patients must have a moderate amount of breast tissue for best results. Fortunately, combining breast implants with a breast lift can produce optimal results that address more concerns than the individual surgeries alone.

Common reasons patients may have both breast augmentation and a breast lift include:

  • Drooping breasts that would be lifted inadequately with implants alone
  • Desire for smaller breast implants than would be needed to achieve an attractive lift
  • Areola location too low for optimal breast shape with augmentation alone
  • Asymmetry of areola diameter or position
  • Large diameter areolas
  • Asymmetry of the amount of breast skin
  • Asymmetry of the position of the crease underneath the breast
  • Tubular breast shape

Breast Augmentation & Lift Just for You

Dr. Stoker believes in open, honest communication and will listen carefully to each of your concerns before recommending breast enhancement. He will work side-by-side with you to develop a personalized treatment plan for surgery, with your goals in mind. Schedule some time with us to discuss combining breast augmentation and breast lift surgery with Dr. Stoker.

Find out more about Los Angeles breast enhancement when you request a consultation online or call us at (310) 300-1779.

Dr. Stoker Explains Breast Augmentation & Lift

There is a large group of women who require two breast procedures, an augmentation and a lift, to achieve optimal breast shape. These patients typically have nursed children or lost a substantial amount of weight so that their breast skin begins to droop.

Common reasons patients may have both breast augmentation and a breast lift include:

  • Drooping breasts that would be lifted inadequately with implants alone
  • Desire for smaller breast implants than would be needed to achieve an attractive lift
  • Areola location too low for optimal breast shape with augmentation alone
  • Asymmetry of areola diameter or position
  • Large diameter areolas
  • Asymmetry of the amount of breast skin
  • Asymmetry of the position of the crease underneath the breast
  • Tubular breast shape

Options

For many of these patients, having both an implant and a lift gives them more options for achieving beautiful results. The patient then has more flexibility in choosing her ideal breast size. Many mothers say they appreciated the fullness of their breasts when they were pregnant. They may want to restore the youthful upper breast fullness without dramatically changing their breast size. Other patients may choose to be larger than they were previously. I help patients understand the implications of changing the size and shape of their implants, and how it will affect their final result.

Techniques

Combination breast augmentation and lift may be performed as one operation or two. It is technically more challenging for the surgeon to perform both operations in one stage, but that is what the majority of my patients choose because it's more convenient for them. In one-stage procedures, I first decide on the optimal implants based on my discussions with the patient and the appearance of the implant sizers I fit in the operating room. Once the final implants are in place, I then adjust the breast lift to create a beautiful breast shape over the new implant during the same operation.

When performed in two stages, the breast lift is usually performed first. If after several months the patient would like larger breasts, she may proceed with a second stage augmentation at that time. Small adjustments may then be made in the lift to accommodate the new implants.

Specialization

Breast augmentation and lifts are an area of specialization for me. I have co-authored several important clinical research papers on the topic over the last few years, and have made multiple presentations on the topic at the most prestigious plastic surgery meetings. Topics I have written about include one-stage breast augmentations with breast lifts, and secondary breast augmentation with breast lifts.

Recovery

Most of my patients take one week to recover before returning to work. The incisions heal over the course of several weeks, and the patient may begin to resume their normal exercise routine at that time.

For more information on breast augmentation and breast lifts, request a consultation online or call (310) 300-1779 to schedule your detailed consultation.

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