Dr. David Stoker's Blog

Are Silicone Implants Better than Saline Implants?

Dr. David Stoker board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles. A question our practice frequently receives is, "Are silicone gel breast implants better than saline?" The answer is it depends but usually yes. I certainly prefer the feel of silicone gel implants. We use the latest generation, highly cohesive model we nicknamed the Gummy Bear breast …

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How an Extreme Body Lift Changed Her Life

Dr. David Stoker, board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles. Today, I have a beautiful six-week post-op result on an extreme makeover after massive weight loss. I have a beautiful 39-year-old great-looking woman who fortunately lost 180+ pounds, which made an enormous difference for her. Unfortunately, the significant weight loss caused her breasts to be pointing …

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Liposuction or Tummy Tuck: Which Procedure Is Better for You?

Dr. David Stoker board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles. A question that patients frequently ask our practice is, "tummy tuck versus liposuction, which should I have? well, it depends on what your needs and goals are. In general, if you're going to perform liposuction only, you need to have adequate skin elasticity to tighten up …

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Facelift vs Mini Facelift- What’s the difference?

Dr. David Stoker a board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles. Facial rejuvenation patients frequently ask, "What is a facelift versus a mini facelift?" The procedures are similar, but a facelift is more extensive. A mini facelift is a shorter operation; the incisions are going to be shorter, but the improvement is also going to be …

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