Plastic Cosmetic Surgery Connecticut: Breast Lift
Chang Soo Kim, MD-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Director
The Perfect Harmony of Artistry, Surgery and Technology

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Breast Lift

“ My free form breast lift technique allows me to use shorter incisions and create a more youthful breast shape.”  Dr. Kim

Are you searching for the best surgery to correct sagging breasts?  Dr. Kim  provides an intricate balance of artistic vision, thoughtful analysis and surgical precision. Many years of experience and hundreds of breast surgeries have refined Dr. Kim’s unique technique and artistic approach to the breast lift.

Why you should choose Dr. Kim for your breast surgery

  • Dr. Kim focuses on achieving an artistic balance for your body.
  • Exact pre-operative analysis ensures consistently good results.
  • You determine implant type (saline or silicone), incision placement and size with the experienced advice of Dr. Kim.
  • Dr. Kim modifies desired amounts of upper pole fullness and breast closeness (cleavage) according to patient’s desires.
  • Meticulous post-operative care personally provided by Dr. Kim.
  • Direct access to Dr. Kim via cell phone following your procedure.

Many other surgeons focus just on lifting the nipple position. Less artistic approaches to breast surgery use standard incisions and implants for certain body shapes. Dr. Kim of Gold Coast Plastic Surgery and Laser Center LLC believes that areola position is only part of the formula for success. He believes that shaping the breast and reducing scars is equally important. Every patient is unique in their desired breast shape and size. Dr. Kim uses his experience to create the desired cup size with the proper balance of fullness and cleavage for the patient.

Can lost volume be restored? At Gold Coast Plastic Surgery and Laser Center many of our patients who experience sagging breasts also suffer from loss of breast volume. For these patients Dr. Kim usually recommends a breast implant be placed when he performs a breast lift. Whether silicone or saline, each implant type has specific advantages. Dr. Kim feels that silicone implants have a more natural appearance and feel. The patients who choose saline implants often want the shorter incision, fuller appearance and lower cost. Also, since the latest generation saline implants have been available longer, more women have friends or relatives with saline implants. They are more comfortable knowing that someone close to them has had a good experience with saline implants. If loss of breast volume is not a concern, some fullness can be achieved during breast lift surgery by using existing breast tissue.

When you have your consultation with Dr. Kim, he will allow you to choose the location of the incision when possible. Most breast lifts require an incision that goes along the border of the nipple (areola) and extends down the midline of the breast and is often referred to as a “lollipop” or short scar incision. Sometimes, usually in woman with larger breasts, an additional incision is required along the breast fold. Both of these techniques allow Dr. Kim to make the nipples smaller and more symmetrical. Dr. Kim uses an approach to breast lift that preserves sensation to the nipple in most women. When implants are used, Dr. Kim prefers to place them under the chest (pectoralis) muscle. This placement improves breast appearance and decreases scar or capsule formation. However, he may places the implants above the muscle (subglandular breast augmentation) according to an individual patient’s body type and desires. Meticulous and gentle technique ensures optimal results with minimal recovery.

Finally, Dr. Kim performs your post-operative evaluation and care to ensure proper healing and results. Unlike many of his colleagues, Dr. Kim proves direct access to his cell phone as you recover from your surgery for any questions or concerns you may have.

Connecticut Breast Surgery Procedures


Over time, a woman's breasts begin to sag and the areolas become larger.
Incisions outline the area of skin to be removed and the new position for the nipple.
Skin formerly located above the nipple is brought down and together to reshape the breast. Sutures close the incisions, giving the breast its new contour.
After surgery, the breasts are higher and firmer, with sutures usually located around the areola, below it, and in the crease under the breast. Vertical breast lifts do not have an incision in the breast crease.
If your expectations are realistic, chances are you'll be satisfied with your breast lift.