Dr. David Stoker
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Plastic Surgery for the Sake of Snapchat? A Doctor’s Take

With autumn’s arrival, the holiday season is starting to creep into our consciousness. If you’re like us, you’ll be spending lots of time with your friends and loved ones … and that means selfies! In an era so defined by smartphone self-portraits, augmented reality apps like Snapchat can have a real impact on the way users perceive themselves. Snapchat and Dysmorphic Disorders While I don’t want to be alarmist, it’s not outside the realm of possibility for these apps and the behaviors they inspire to lead down a dangerous path toward body dysmorphic disorders. These types of psychological issues are … Continue reading »

Why the Holidays Are a Good Time for Plastic Surgery

What do the winter holidays mean to you? For some, winter is an important time of year to catch up and connect with family and friends. For others, it’s a time of reflection—to think back on the year and plan for the future. Paired with the cooler air and time off work, these personal motivations also make it a great time of year to finally undergo the plastic surgery procedure you’ve been considering. Cooler Weather, More Comfortable Recuperation One major and often overlooked reason to pursue plastic surgery in the winter is the weather. Here in Southern California, our winters … Continue reading »

10 Tips for Facelift Patients

A facelift at my Los Angeles plastic surgery center can take years off your appearance and help you feel more confident. However, getting the procedure is more than just showing up on your surgery date. There are important steps you must take before you get to enjoy your results. Before Your Facelift Stop smoking. If you smoke, you will need to quit at least 6 weeks before your surgery and not resume smoking for at least 6 weeks after. Smoking decreases blood circulation to the skin and impedes healing. Not only is it dangerous to smoke before surgery, but smoking … Continue reading »

Tummy Tuck or Liposuction? Which Is Best for You?

With different body contouring options available at my Los Angeles plastic surgery center, it can be difficult to determine which procedure is right for you. In this post we will discuss the differences between liposuction and tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, to help you find a treatment plan that fits your needs. Who Is a Candidate? To be a good candidate, both procedures require that you have a healthy BMI and be at a stable weight. You also must be in good overall health and have realistic expectations and a positive outlook. For both liposuction and tummy tuck, it is important … Continue reading »

Your Placement Options for Breast Implants

Breast augmentation is the number one cosmetic procedure in the United States. Though there were over 300,000 breast augmentations performed nationwide just last year, no 2 procedures are exactly alike. When women seek breast implants at my Los Angeles plastic surgery center, I customize the procedure to fit the patient’s specific needs. Implant size, shape, material, and profile, along with incision placement, are just a few of the choices you must make before your procedure. Additionally, implant placement is something you will need to discuss with your surgeon. In this post, we will discuss the benefits of each placement option. … Continue reading »

Celebrate Mother’s Day With a Mommy Makeover

May is the month we honor all the moms out there, and it’s a great opportunity to consider doing something for yourself. Putting your family first is understandable, but it’s important to take care of your own needs, too. That may mean recapturing your pre-pregnancy body with a Mommy Makeover at my Los Angeles practice. Women may think about getting a Mommy Makeover for months, even years, without following through on their dreams of pursuing two or more of the plastic surgery procedures typically included in a Mommy Makeover. For women who exercise regularly and watch their diets, it can … Continue reading »

Enter Our Passport to Beauty Giveaway!

Is it just us, or does the travel bug hit hardest in the spring? Sandy beaches, beautiful sights, delicious food — we want it all! While we can’t book you a one-way ticket to your favorite destination, we can help you fill up your Passport to Beauty. Whether it be BOTOX® Cosmetic injections or a body contouring procedure, we’ve got a stamp for it! One lucky winner will receive a $1,000 gift card to Stoker Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, CA. As an added bonus, everyone who enters the campaign will receive 20% off their next BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. … Continue reading »

After You Lose the Weight, How Do You Lose the Skin?

Anyone who loses a significant amount of weight—whether through lifestyle changes or weight-loss surgery—deserves to feel proud of their journey and accomplishments. Unfortunately, the presence of excess skin can diminish this excitement. But body contouring surgery at my Los Angeles practice can remove this skin and help you complete your personal transformation. Plastic surgery after weight loss includes a range of procedures, and different procedures can sometimes be combined into a single operation. When a patient needs numerous skin tightening procedures, I may recommend staging them in multiple surgeries to ensure patient safety. If you’re still considering whether to get … Continue reading »

Plastic Surgery Do-Over: Do You Need Revision Surgery?

Disappointing results or complications following cosmetic plastic surgery can leave patients feeling frustrated and helpless. Women and men who come to my Los Angeles plastic surgery practice seeking to correct unsatisfactory outcomes provided by another surgeon are understandably anxious about having another operation. That’s why I provide them with details about how a revision procedure, such as revision breast augmentation, is performed, and what they can expect. If you’re considering revision plastic surgery, it’s helpful to understand a few issues that are unique to these procedures before beginning your journey. These considerations include the timing of your procedure, being realistic … Continue reading »

Traveling for Plastic Surgery: It’s Easier Than You Think

As a plastic surgeon, I pride myself on providing optimal care to patients undergoing all sorts of aesthetic procedures, including surgery after weight loss, here in my Los Angeles-area practice. Being located in a major metropolitan area, especially one that doubles as a large tourist destination, means I see plenty of patients from other states and even other countries. It’s an honor that these individuals choose me to help them change their lives, and I feel a responsibility to do everything I can to make their experiences simple, streamlined, and effective. I’m proud of my credentials and the work I’ve … 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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