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

For Your Breast Lift:
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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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Before & After Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation Case 192 View #1 View in Los Angeles, CA
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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 he... Read More
Before & After Breast Lift Case 197 View #1 View in Los Angeles, CA
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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 breas... Read More
Before & After Breast Reduction (for Women) Case 212 View #1 View in Los Angeles, CA
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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 schedu... Read More
Before & After Breast Lift Case 392 View #1 View in Los Angeles, CA
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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
Before & After Breast Implant Correction Case 388 View #1 View in Los Angeles, CA
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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
Before & After Breast Lift Case 201 View #1 View in Los Angeles, CA
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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 pract... Read More
Before & After Breast Asymmetry Correction Case 387 View #1 View in Los Angeles, CA
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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 diff... Read More
Before & After Breast Lift Case 200 View #1 View in Los Angeles, CA
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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 Dr. Stoker's practice to discuss how undergoing plastic surgery could improve the look of her breasts dramatically.... 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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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.