Dr. David Stoker
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Facelift Facts: Dr. Stoker’s Patient Tells All

If you’re considering a plastic surgery procedure, you may find that talking to someone who’s been there is a wonderful way to learn the details of your surgery from a patient’s perspective. My past facelift patient, Los Angeles-area resident Allison, has graciously agreed to answer a few questions about her experience. Q: When did you first consider facelift surgery? A: When I had initially lost weight, I realized I had lots of folds of skin under my face, especially my chin and neck area. I really didn’t know anything about cosmetic procedures. I had a casual opportunity to ask a surgeon that I … Continue reading »

4 Things to Think About Before Your Plastic Surgery Consultation

As I always tell my Los Angeles plastic surgery patients, the initial consultation is arguably the most important part of the process. It’s a time for you to make sure the surgeon’s goals align with your own and to evaluate the person who may be reshaping your face, body, or breasts, so it’s important to be adequately prepared for your consultation well before you walk through the door. With this in mind, there are a few things you should take the time to research before you schedule your appointment. Know Your Ideal Outcome Beauty is in the eye of the … Continue reading »

BOTOX®: Why the ‘Too-Far Face’ Is the Exception, Not the Rule

Almost since its introduction to the public as a way to smooth out dynamic wrinkles, BOTOX Cosmetic has been the subject of Los Angeles’ opportunistic tabloid culture. The narrative goes something like this: “[Insert Celebrity Du Jour] has had so much BOTOX, she’s no longer in touch with reality!” It makes for an eye-catching headline – but it’s far-fetched and wildly unrepresentative of the typical patient’s experience with injectable treatments. Because we all see headlines like these, I wanted to take a moment to explain why their portrayal of BOTOX undermines what it really is: an effective, subtle way to … Continue reading »

Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, or Both?

It’s a question we get often from our Los Angeles patients: Given my goals, should I get a breast augmentation or a breast lift? Every patient differs, of course, but here are some of my main recommendations when guiding patients to a decision. Consider What Each Procedure Can Do With a breast augmentation, your primary goal for the outcome should be to increase volume. You may have always felt that your breasts were disproportionately small for your figure, for example. Alternatively, many women decide to look into breast augmentation after losing volume after breastfeeding or weight loss. Others want to address … Continue reading »

Three Fat Burning Mistakes Mothers Should Avoid

Carrying and bearing a child for nine months is a difficult task for most mothers. It also unveils many significant effects that women see with their bodies after pregnancy. Once you have had your baby, there is always that urge to get back that slim and beautiful shape you worked hard to keep. However, there are plenty of mistakes that most mothers make during their weight loss program. A mommy makeover may be what you need to get your body back if your attempts fail. By combining the works of breast augmentation, facial surgery, tummy tuck or liposuction you can … Continue reading »

The Sexier Side of Breast Implant Profiles

Breast Augmentation consists of making very important decisions. Whether you are adding volume, improving shape or increasing size, you are bound to become more familiar with the procedure in your quest for beautiful breasts. One of the most important variables women need to become more familiar with is knowing the different types of breast implant profiles. Each woman has a different look and body type, so to help you decide which profile suits your frame here is a closer look at the different profiles offered from breast augmentation in Los Angeles. High Profile High profile implants have a smaller base … Continue reading »

7 Things to Have Ready Before Surgery

Patients ask us questions all the time, usually about the results they can expect and the plastic surgery experience itself. What many people overlook is what to expect after surgery, specifically the handy items that can make your recovery so much easier. These items run the gamut from medical necessities to creature comforts. If you keep these seven items on hand before you go in for surgery, you will most likely find your recovery much more enjoyable. Your medication should help ease any discomfort during your initial recovery, but not if you wait until after your surgery to pick it … Continue reading »

A Fresh Look at Sleep and Wrinkles

The effect of sleep on your appearance is well-documented. We all know that getting enough beauty sleep is one of the keys to maintaining a fresh, youthful face. What many people don’t know is that as you sleep, you may be developing wrinkles. The problem stems not from how much sleep you’re getting, but rather how you’re sleeping. The problem comes from the position you sleep in. And for those of you who like to sleep on your side, the news isn’t good. Dermatologists recognize that certain facial wrinkles, sometimes called sleep lines, develop as a result of your sleeping … Continue reading »

Time for a Holiday Nip/Tuck?

The holiday season is well-known for being the time of year when Americans spend the most money shopping. But holiday spending sprees these days extend to more than electronics and clothing; as it turns out, this is also the time of year that they spend the most money on cosmetic surgery. There are two main contributing factors: the desire to look great at social gatherings and the extra time off for recovery. It’s natural to want to look your best, especially when you know you’re going to see relatives for the first time all year. Getting together with family can … Continue reading »

Breast Enhancement & Body Image

Body image and self-esteem directly influence one another. Having a positive body image is an essential part of having a healthy self-esteem. It is important to remember that your body is unique, and although plastic surgery should not be seen as a panacea for having a low self esteem, it is important to remember the psychological benefits of these procedures. Breast enhancements for those who are dissatisfied with their current breast size or breast asymmetry can enhance appearance and boost self-confidence. Before one decides to have surgery, it is always best to meet with a surgeon with the knowledge and … Continue reading »

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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