California Health and Beauty


Breast Lift in Southern California

Some patients don’t necessarily require augmentation or reduction. In these circumstances, a common procedure to correct sagging or misshapen breasts is the breast lift. This procedure is designed for people who have lost a significant amount of weight, or feel that they have lost volume and tone in their breasts.

The breast lift procedure is a highly rewarding procedure bringing to its candidates youthful, firmer and higher breasts. This procedure focuses on repositioning breast tissue higher, removing excess skin, reshaping the remaining skin, and finally relocating the nipple and areola. Again, very similar to the breast reduction, some scarring may be visible after surgery. These scars can be minimized using our scarring cream consistently over time. All efforts to minimize scarring will be incorporated throughout surgery and through your post-operative care.

This procedure is performed under general anesthesia. After your surgical procedure, your breasts will be wrapped in a gauze dressing or placed in a surgical bra. The use of the bra is highly recommended for several weeks following your procedure. All follow-up care will be discussed with you and your caretaker before your procedure.

Joel B. Beck, MD

Dr. Beck graduated from the University Of California Irvine School Of Medicine after completing his undergraduate training with honors at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. He trained in general surgery at the University of California Davis-East Bay and then went on to perform basic science research and clinical training in burn surgery at the University of California San Diego. He then completed an additional training fellowship in craniofacial surgery followed by his plastic and reconstructive surgery training at the University of Mississippi.

Dr. Beck is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has authored numerous articles and lectured at many national meetings on plastic surgery topics. The Annals of Plastic Surgery, Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, and Journal of Pediatric Neurosurgery are just a few of his published works.

Dr. Beck provides excellence in his surgical technique and performs a number of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures. There is a private certified outpatient surgery center connected to his office that allows for convenience and privacy for his patients.