Breast Lift Techniques

There are several key decisions that must be made in planning a breast lift in Los Angeles. Breast shapes and patient goals vary widely. The surgical plan for a breast lift should be customized to the patient’s particular body shape and desires. The best way to understand your options is by having a thorough consultation with me.

I’d be happy to discuss your Los Angeles breast lift options. Request a consultation online or call us at  (310) 300-1779.

Why choose Dr. Stoker?

The Dr. Stoker Difference

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He has authored multiple research articles on breast lift safety and techniques.
He has been featured on “Dr. Phil,” NBC’s “Today Show,” and in The New York Times.
He has been the expert for The Doctors on ABC TV as the laser breast lift expert.

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Breast Augmentation Case 192 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #192

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
Breast Lift Case 197 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #197

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
Breast Reduction (for Women) Case 212 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #212

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
Breast Lift Case 392 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #392

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
Breast Implant Correction Case 388 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #388

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
Breast Lift Case 201 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #201

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
Breast Asymmetry Correction Case 387 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #387

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
Breast Lift Case 200 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #200

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
Breast Lift Case 199 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #199

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
Breast Lift Case 198 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #198

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
Breast Lift Case 194 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #194

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
Breast Lift Case 196 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #196

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
Breast Lift Case 195 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #195

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
Breast Lift Case 952 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Breast Lift Case 948 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Breast Augmentation Case 313 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #313

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
Breast Lift Case 946 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Breast Lift Case 193 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #193

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
Breast Lift Case 945 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Breast Lift Case 516 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #516

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.
Breast Lift Case 514 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #514

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
Breast Reduction (for Women) Case 511 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #511

This 36-year-old woman desired smaller and perkier breasts. Dr. Stoker performed a laser breast reduction to accomplish her goals. She is shown before and one month following her surgery.
Breast Implant Correction Case 507 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #507

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
Breast Asymmetry Correction Case 454 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #454

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
Breast Lift Case 426 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #426

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
Breast Reduction (for Women) Case 425 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #425

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
Breast Lift Case 409 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #409

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
Breast Lift Case 405 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #405

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
Breast Lift Case 316 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #316

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
Breast Augmentation Case 191 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #191

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
Breast Lift Case 937 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Breast Reduction (for Women) Case 515 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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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
Breast Lift Case 938 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Breast Lift Case 943 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Breast Lift Case 947 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Mommy Makeover Case 519 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #519

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
Mommy Makeover Case 1168 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Tummy Tuck Case 243 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #243

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
Mommy Makeover Case 236 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #236

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
Body Lift Case 398 Before & After View #1 | Marina del Rey, CA | Dr. David Stoker
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Case #398

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

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Traditional Breast Lifts

The traditional breast lift technique involves removing the excess skin and tissue, sliding the nipple and underlying breast tissue into a higher position, and closing the edges of skin on the lower breast. While the traditional lift may initially improve the breast shape, its weakness is that only the skin supports the lifted breast after surgery. The breast tissue is pushed upward by the skin rather than the breast tissue itself being attached in a lifted position. With only the skin lifting the breast, it’s difficult to create an ideally shaped breast that is well-supported in the long term.

With or Without Implants?

Many of my breast lift patients do not require implants. This is because I use advanced techniques which allow me to achieve the effect of a small implant using the woman’s own tissue. It’s a big advantage for those who want more upper breast fullness without an actual increase in breast volume. However, for patients who want bigger breasts, combining breast augmentation with a lift is probably the best choice.

Dr. David Stoker

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.

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Incisions

The incision locations vary depending on the goal of the breast lift. One of my areas of specialization is minimizing the incisions needed to create a significant improvement for the patient. The basic choices for breast implant scar location include the following:

  • Crescent semicircular
  • Circumareolar circular
  • Lollipop (circle and vertical line)
  • Inverted-T (anchor pattern)

Crescent Lift

The crescent lift results in a semicircular scar that is camouflaged at the upper aspect of the areola. The crescent lift may provide up to 2 centimeters of elevation of the areola. It is best for small lifts or cases where symmetry may be improved by adjusting one or both areolas.

Circumareolar Lift

The circumareolar lift results in a scar that is camouflaged around the outer aspect of the areola. It allows adjustment in the size and position of the areolas, but does not provide much lift for the lower portion of the breast.

Lollipop Lift

The lollipop breast lift has a scar that is concealed around the circumference of the areola, as well as a vertical scar on the lower portion of the breast. This procedure gives a significant amount of lift to the lower portions of the breast, as well as the nipple. It allows me to transform a droopy and “boxy” breast into a round and perky breast.

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Anchor Lift

The inverted-T scar, or anchor scar, is essentially the lollipop with an additional incision underneath the breast. This procedure allows me to maximize the amount of lift and treat substantial droopiness of the breast. It is most commonly used for women who have a large amount of excess breast skin, typically after significant changes in breast size following breastfeeding or weight loss.

For more information on breast lift surgery, request a consultation online or call us at  (310) 300-1779.

Nonsurgical Procedure Treatment Planner

Non-Surgical Enhancement


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.