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.
For a 22-year-old, this woman's breasts drooped significantly, making them appear older. She wanted to find a Los Angeles breast implants specialist who could give her breasts a fuller and more youthful appearance. She came to Dr. David Stoker's practice to discuss her options with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.Because... Read More
This 30-year-old nurse was unhappy with how her breasts had begun to sag. Interested in what plastic surgery could do to restore her breasts, she began looking for a Los Angeles plastic surgeon who could perform a breast lift. She decided to make an appointment with one of the surgeons at Dr. Stoker's Practice.After examining her breasts,... Read More
After breastfeeding her children, this 38-year-old mother was disappointed that her nipples had begun to point downward. She also felt that the sagging and large size of her breasts made her look overweight in certain outfits since her breasts hung over her abdomen. Knowing that a skilled Los Angeles plastic surgeon could help her, she scheduled... Read More
This 59-year-old mother complained of breasts that over the years had become larger, droopier and asymmetrical. Dr. Stoker performed a laser breast lift and small left laser breast reduction to improve her symmetry and shape without adding an implant. She is shown before and six months following her surgery. Read More
This 43-year-old mother desired smaller and perkier breasts. Years earlier she had breast augmentation, but over the last decade her breasts increased in size and droopiness. Dr. Stoker performed a laser breast lift after removing her existing implants. She is shown before and five weeks following her surgery. Read More
After she had finished breastfeeding, this 37-year-old mother wanted her breasts to look perkier and she wanted her areolas (the skin around the nipple) to be smaller and even. After some thought, she began looking for a Los Angeles plastic surgeon who specialized in breast procedures.When she met with her surgeon at Dr. Stoker's practice,... Read More
This 23-year-old woman was bothered by the asymmetry and droopiness of her breasts. She found it particularly difficult that she did not fit into any bra well because of the difference in breast size. She desired to have larger and perkier breasts. Dr. Stoker performed a breast lift and augmentation with textured silicone gel implants of different... Read More
Even though this 24-year-old woman had not yet had children, her breasts sagged dramatically, making them appear much older than they actually were. Wanting to have youthful and perky breasts, she made an appointment with one of the surgeons at Dr. Stoker's practice to discuss how undergoing plastic surgery in L.A. could improve the look of her... Read More
This 24-year-old woman was bothered by how her breasts had begun to droop even though she never had children. She felt that at 24, her breasts appeared older than the rest of her. Wanting to restore the look of her breasts, she made an appointment with one of the talented plastic surgeons at the Los Angeles plastic surgery practice of Dr. Stoker.To... Read More
After she finished breastfeeding her children, this 36-year-old woman wanted her breasts to look perkier. Knowing that a Los Angeles or Santa Monica plastic surgeon could help her achieve the look that she wanted, she made an appointment with one of the board-certified plastic surgeons at Dr. Stoker's Practice in Marina Del Rey.Her surgeon... Read More
This 35-year-old mother was disappointed with the size of her breasts and the shape of her areolas (the skin around the nipple). She wanted to have fuller breasts and wanted her areolas to be symmetrical in size and shape. After some consideration, she decided to find a talented Los Angeles breast augmentation surgeon who had a great deal of experience... Read More
After having children, this 42-year-old woman was unhappy with how her breasts had begun to droop following breast feeding. She wanted her breasts to look more youthful and to sit higher on her chest, so she came to Dr. Stoker's practice wanting to see what her options were for plastic surgery in L.A..During her consultation, her surgeon... Read More
Wanting her breasts to look perkier, shapelier and more symmetrical, this 57-year-old mother decided to find a Los Angeles plastic surgery center where she could meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss her options.When she came to Dr. Stoker's Practice, she explained her concerns to her surgeon and after examining her breasts,... Read More
This 28-year-old mother was unhappy with the volume she had lost in her breasts from having children. She also experienced slight breast asymmetry and sagging, which led her to opt for a breast augmentation in Los Angeles in combination with a breast lift. She knew she wanted an experienced surgeon to perform her surgery, which is why she explored... Read More
This mother was concerned about the size and shape of her breasts. Wanting her breasts to be fuller and more symmetrical, she began searching for a skilled surgeon who performed breast enlargement in Los Angeles. She was eager to meet with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Stoker to see what he could do to restore her breasts.During... Read More
This 49-year-old woman desired to have perky breasts. Dr. Stoker performed a laser breast lift to accomplish her goal. She is shown before and three months following her surgery. The incisions will continue to fade over the course of a year.
This 35-year-old mother desired perky breasts again after she was done having children. Dr. Stoker performed a laser breast lift to accomplish her goal. He also performed a tummy tuck and power-assisted liposuction to accomplish her goals. She is shown before and six weeks after surgery. Her scars will continue to fade in the coming months. Read More
This 34-year-old woman desired corrective breast surgery. After her previous surgery elsewhere, she had dilation of her areolas, excess upper breast fullness and recurrent droopiness. Dr. Stoker performed corrective breast surgery that included a breast lift and replacement of her implants with round, textured mid range profile silicone gel implants... Read More
This 31-year-old mother wanted to have the perky and full breasts that she had during pregnancy. She hoped to increase her breast size to a D-cup. Dr. Stoker performed a laser breast lift and breast augmentation to accomplish her goal. He used smooth, moderate plus profile implants. On the left side he used a 315cc implant and on the right side he... Read More
This 28-year-old woman had significant droopiness of her breasts even though she had not had children. She desired perkier breasts, but she did not want to increase her size. Dr. Stoker performed a laser breast lift to accomplish her goals. She is shown before and two months following her surgery. Read More
This 47-year-old mother desired perkier and somewhat smaller breasts. She also desired a smoother contour around her axilla and bra area. Dr. Stoker performed a laser breast lift and small reduction, as well as power-assisted liposuction to the axillary “puffs” and lateral chest. She is shown before and two months following her surgery.... Read More
This 38-year-old mother desired fuller and perkier breasts. She hoped to restore the size and shape that she had during breast feeding and pregnancy. Dr. Stoker performed a breast lift and augmentation in one stage. He used Allergan midrange profile, textured, silicone gel implants of 253cc on the right and 222cc on the left. She is shown before... Read More
This 32-year-old woman lost approximately 150 pounds through diet and exercise. She hoped to have perky breasts again. Dr. Stoker performed a Laser Bra breast lift to accomplish her goal. He also performed a lower body lift, tummy tuck and arm lift to remove her excess skin. She is shown before and three months following her breast lift surgery. Read More
This 36-year-old mother was unhappy with her breasts before her plastic surgery in L.A. After pregnancy and childbirth, she had lost volume in the breasts as well as a youthful contour. She had also had excess fat deposits and loose abdominal skin, therefore causing her to be self-conscious about her midsection. She searched for an experienced surgeon... Read More
This woman, in her 20's, suffered from a severe congenital breast asymmetry. It had become more pronounced after going through puberty and after living with it for years, she decided that she wanted to find a Los Angeles breast augmentation surgeon who had a lot of experience treating asymmetry.When she met with board-certified plastic... Read More
This 64-year-old woman lost over 100 pounds following gastric bypass surgery. She desired to have perkier and slightly smaller breasts. Dr. Stoker performed a laser breast lift and reduction to accomplish her goals. She is shown here before and four weeks following her surgery. Read More
This 64-year-old woman desired an extreme makeover following a gastric bypass that resulted in a 100 pound weight loss. She wanted to remove much of the extra skin that remained. Dr. Stoker performed in two stages a tummy tuck, pubic lift, buttocks lift, laser breast lift and reduction, and power-assisted liposuction. She is shown before and four... Read More
This 29-year-old woman had a severe amount of sagging skin on her abdomen and in her breasts following her multiple pregnancies. At her age, she felt that her body looked too old and worn, not at all reflecting how old she really was. Wanting to do something about it, she researched plastic surgery in Los Angeles and found Dr. Stoker's Practice.When... Read More
This 55-year-old Florida woman heard about Dr. Stoker's Practice and decided to make the trip to California for a consultation because she was generally unhappy with her body after having children. Her breasts were very large and sagged and she was carrying excess fat on her abdomen and flanks. Knowing that a mommy makeover could help improve... Read More
This 32-year-old woman lost approximately 150 pounds through diet and exercise. She underwent two stages of surgery by Dr. Stoker. First he performed a buttocks lift, thigh lift and tummy tuck with a circumferential incision around her waistline. He later performed a Laser Bra breast lift and arm lift. These photographs were taken before and three... Read More
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.
Nipple & Areola
The size and position of the areola (the area of colored skin around the nipple) are important considerations when I evaluate a patient for a breast lift. Because most candidates for breast lift surgery complain of nipples that point downward rather than forward, it is typically necessary during surgery to raise the nipple and areola to more youthful positions. I may also make the areola smaller to achieve optimal proportions with the newly tight, perky breast.
During this process, the nipple stays attached to its nerve structure within the breast, so any loss of sensation following surgery is usually temporary. As the incisions heal, full sensation is typically restored.
Educated at some of the most elite institutions in the country, Dr. David Stoker uses his highly advanced knowledge to ensure that each patient achieves beautiful, harmonious results — whether it's through a simple non-surgical procedure or a more advanced surgical transformation. Learn more about his unique credentials and his approach to plastic surgery.
Recuperation after breast lift surgery is often easier than recuperation after other types of surgery. This is because breast lift doesn’t affect the underlying muscles, bones, or organs. It’s a relatively superficial procedure. However, breast lift is still surgery—and therefore requires a period of recuperation.
Typically, breast lift patients feel comfortable returning to work within 1 week—some after just a few days, depending on the specific details of their surgery. No drainage tubes are necessary after a breast lift. However, each patient will need to wear a special support bra to protect the breasts while they heal.
After about 1 week, I remove the sutures at a follow-up appointment. Although the incisions will be closed at this point, they won’t yet be fully healed. It’s important to closely follow your aftercare instructions to ensure your incisions heal to flat, subtle scars.
After about 1 month, the incisions are generally considered fully healed. At this point, patients can return to most of their more vigorous previous activities, including exercise and swimming. By protecting your incisions from the sun and caring for them based on your post-op instructions, you can do your part to ensure your scars are as discreet as possible.
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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.
Our expertise extends beyond plastic surgery. We offer an extensive range of non-surgical treatments administered by our talented, experienced team of aesthetic providers under the guidance of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Stoker.
If you have a treatment in mind, review our complete offering of non-surgical services. If you need a little help deciding, narrow down your options with our interactive treatment planner.
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