Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Monica

Breast Lift

While women may have very different opinions regarding their ideal breast size, they mostly agree that perky, buoyant breasts are preferable to breasts that have begun to droop or sag. To help women with any breast size get beautiful, round and youthful breasts, Dr. Karamanoukian performs premier breast lifts in his Los Angeles office. With the skill of an accomplished professional, his results are not only cosmetically excellent, they also help restore confidence in each of his patients. If your breasts have begun to succumb to the effects of gravity, age or pregnancy, it may be time to consider a breast lift in Santa Monica with Dr. Karamanoukian.

Reasons for a Breast Lift

It’s observable that some of Dr. Karamanoukian’s happiest patients are those who have received a breast lift. For many women, sagging, drooping, pendulous breasts are not just an eyesore, they are also a physical burden that can produce chafing and discomfort.

  • Over the many years that Dr. Karamanoukian has been delivering breast lifts, he has most commonly seen the following causes:
  • Breasts that have lost their shape due to pregnancy, age or genetics
  • Breasts that are not firm
  • Nipples and areolas that point downward
  • Breasts that are different in size, shape or level of droopiness
  • Breasts that are large and heavy, in which case the breast lift would be combined with a breast reduction

Benefits of a Breast Lift

A breast lift is done to reduce breast sagginess and restore a round, shapely appearance in the breast. In many cases, this simply requires the removal of excess skin and fat, as well as moving the nipple to a higher position. In other cases, patients may also want a larger breast size, in which case implants will be used.

  • The goals of a breast lift are summarized as follows:
  • Eliminate sagginess by lifting the breasts higher
  • Raise nipple position so it does not face downward
  • Reduce the size of the areola, if it has been stretched
  • Improve the symmetry of the breasts, so they match in both size and shape
  • Increase, diminish, or maintain breast volume, depending on patient preference

Incision Options

In order to properly perform a breast lift, there are a number of incision options to choose from. The incision used will mostly depend upon your breast size and desired results. However, patient preference may play a role, so it is good for you to know these options. During your initial consultation, Dr. Karamanoukian will perform a thorough examination so he can make a professional recommendation regarding which incision he thinks is best. He will give you all necessary information and answer any questions you have, ensuring you are completely educated regarding your procedure. This allows for him to provide some of the best results in a breast lift available.

Breast lift incision options include:


The anchor scar appears around the areola, down the front of the breast and along the bottom of the breast fold. This technique allows for the greatest degree of reduction, shaping and lifting.


The lollipop scar appears around the areola and down the front of the breast, like a lollipop. Used for milder cases of breast lifting, the lollipop scar will fade over time until its appearance is minimal.


Used only in the mildest breast lift cases, the donut scar appears only around the areola. With precise closing techniques, Dr. Karamanoukian can reduce its appearance even further.

Expert Los Angeles Breast Lift Surgeon

Meet Dr. Karamanoukian

For Los Angeles patients considering a breast lift, there are few surgeons more qualified than Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian. He is double board certified, meaning he has proven talent and experience backing up each procedure he delivers. When it comes to lifting and shaping your breasts, Dr. Karamanoukian can uphold every surgical standard to keep you looking and feeling your very best. First and foremost, this extends to the safety aspect of your procedure. Second, it extends to the cosmetic excellence of your breast lift, ensuring that your results fulfill everything agreed upon.

Each breast lift takes place in a surgical suite that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Whether your particular procedure requires general anesthesia or simply conscious sedation, Dr. Karamanoukian uses a handpicked, board-certified anesthesiologist to look after this aspect of your breast lift. In this way, he maintains every safety standard in the book. If you're looking for one of the safest breast lifts available in Santa Monica, call Dr. Karamanoukian's office today.