Dr. David Stoker's Blog

Surprising truths about the male facelift

Surprising Truths About the Male Facelift

With Zoom conference calls replacing in-person meetings during the pandemic, many men discovered they didn't project as active and youthful an appearance as they thought. Staring at yourself for several hours a day can reveal some uncomfortable truths. That's one of the reasons we're seeing more men come in for treatments such as BOTOX®, fillers, …

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Woman walking on the beach in Los Angeles cellulite-free after QWO Injections at Stoker Plastic Surgery

Get to Know QWO®: A Cellulite Treatment That Works

Cellulite is as misunderstood as it is common—at least among women. The search for an effective, long-lasting non-surgical cellulite treatment is somewhat of a holy grail in the aesthetic field. QWO is a breakthrough cellulite treatment now available at our Los Angeles-area plastic surgery practice for women tired of having dimpled buttocks. What Is Cellulite? Many …

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Plastic Surgery Tourism Los Angeles

The Pitfalls of Plastic Surgery Tourism

Before the pandemic curtailed international travel in early 2020, the popularity of medical tourism—traveling to another country for plastic surgery or medical treatments—was booming. An organization that tracks medical tourism estimated 2 million Americans traveled abroad in 2019 for healthcare—and cosmetic surgery was the primary reason. The Price of Medical Tourism Why do people seeking …

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Everything You Want to Know About Lip Lifts

Everything You Want to Know About Lip Lifts

Lips, lips, lips. For years—especially since the increased popularity of selfies and Instagram—women and men have focused on creating perfectly plump lips that have just the right fullness. Injectable fillers have been the treatment of choice for lip enhancement at my plastic surgery practice in the Los Angeles area. More recently, however, more attention is …

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PREjuvenation: Improving While Preventing

PREjuvenation: Improving While Preventing

"Prejuvenation" is more than the latest buzzword in the aesthetic field. It's actually a sound anti-aging strategy that helps prevent early signs of aging from developing using a range of nonsurgical treatments. Many people don't notice wrinkles or skin laxity until they're in their 30s or even 40s. Still, treatments we perform for patients in …

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Los Angeles Natural Breast Augmentation

What is ‘L.A. Natural’ Breast Augmentation?

If you’ve been researching breast augmentation, you’ve probably noticed that most women’s goals are to have breast implants that look natural. What looks natural to someone in Miami, Las Vegas, or New York, however, may be different from what a breast augmentation patient in Los Angeles considers natural. At my Los Angeles plastic surgery practice, I’ve developed …

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