Dr. David Stoker
4640 Admiralty Way #1000
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 300-1779
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Beyond the Facelift: Total Facial Rejuvenation

Before-and-after photos showcasing the results of facelift surgery are often stunning because the improvements are so dramatic. Many patients appear 10 to 20 years younger in their “after” photos. Can a facelift really produce such significant outcomes? The answer is yes when combined with other procedures—an approach I use at my Los Angeles plastic surgery practice called total facial rejuvenation. The concept is rather straightforward, even if the execution requires years of training, skill and experience. Faces tend to show signs of aging in various ways and in all areas, so addressing only a single area of the face or just one … Continue reading »

Tips for Digital Detoxing

Remember how trying to limit screen time was considered a worthy goal? Actually, it still is a good idea. Still, with millions of people working from home with worksites shuttered, it’s difficult to avoid being on the computer for a significant portion of the day. And once we’re off the clock, we can’t go out, so we spend much of the evening texting and socializing online or catching up on the news. It can be difficult to take breaks from digital devices, but it’s important that you do for both your physical and mental health. What’s Wrong With Excessive Screen … Continue reading »

Virtual Consultations: Plan for Surgery From Home

Stoker Plastic Surgery has offered virtual consultations for many years to patients traveling from out of town, and now we’re doing them for local Los Angeles-area patients, too. Many people considering aesthetic surgery or other treatments may want to take advantage of getting their consultations completed from the comfort of their homes. In this blog post, I’ll describe the virtual consultation process in general and how to prepare for the appointment. Our patient coordinator, Jamie, discusses with each patient what would be optimal for them. What Happens During a Virtual Consultation? The first step for a virtual consultation is scheduling … Continue reading »

Timeless Advice: Focus on the Positive

One of the most important ways to maintain a healthy immune system is to decrease your stress level as much as possible. That can be easier said than done. It can be challenging to keep a positive and healthy outlook in an era of seemingly constant changes. One of the most important jobs physicians have, regardless of their specialties, is to help their patients pursue healthy habits. That’s why I’m encouraging you to focus on continuing to incorporate some of the healthy practices you may have started while sheltering in place that can help reduce stress levels in a meaningful … Continue reading »

Looking Your Best on a Webcam

More of us than ever are working from home and participating in virtual meetings. Engaging socially via streaming platforms is also more popular than ever. Given all of the time you now spend on your webcam, we thought you would appreciate some helpful advice about how to look your best. Whether you’re on Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, or another video streaming platform while working from home or connecting with friends and family, you don’t have to settle for a dim or washed-out view. Let’s start with how you can ensure the environment presented during a virtual meeting enhances your appearance. Maximize … Continue reading »

Staying in Shape When the Gym’s Closed

For people who regularly exercise at the gym or swim laps, the extended quarantine poses challenges for staying in shape. It’s time to get a bit creative because exercise is more important than ever during these stressful times. And at Stoker Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles, we’re concerned about our patients’ overall wellness. In this blog post, we’ll offer some ideas about exercising at home and remind you that it’s important to get outside at least once a day to keep your skin healthy (with sun protection, of course!). In addition to the ideas offered here, check out information from … Continue reading »

Getting Healthy Before Plastic Surgery

If you’re planning for cosmetic plastic surgery, either at our Los Angeles practice or elsewhere, being as healthy as possible before undergoing the procedure is an important goal. Being your healthiest self before plastic surgery, whether it’s rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, or any other procedure, is important because it can help ease your recovery and reduce discomfort. We’ve heard a lot about the importance of the body’s immune system and eating well, and leading a healthy lifestyle gives a boost to that system. Getting Healthy Patients who have scheduled a body contouring procedure can hold themselves accountable for … Continue reading »

Stoker Plastic Surgery Open Now with a New ‘Safer Appointment’ Process

We are excited to welcome you back to the practice effective immediately. Our appointments for both surgical and non-surgical services are quickly filling up. We encourage you to begin your journey with a Virtual Consultation or to email or call (310) 300-1779 to reserve your in-office appointment. We are adapting our scheduling process and extending our hours to minimize patient overlap and maximize convenience. Please read on for important information about our new process. Extended Hours & Increased Privacy In-office consultations and treatments are available for surgical and non-surgical services. We are offering fewer appointments each day to minimize patient … Continue reading »

Cosmetic Surgery Trends for 2020

Rapid technological advancements in aesthetics coupled with the spread of social media have led to an era of what seems like never-ending cosmetic trends. At our plastic surgery practice in Los Angeles, we often see patients who are interested in looks that have captured the public’s imagination. That’s fine, but we also counsel patients to have realistic expectations. A few years back when Kim Kardashian jump-started the buttock augmentation craze, I consulted with a number of women considering Brazilian butt lift surgery. I made sure they understood that enhancing their curves wouldn’t result in them looking like Kim. A few … Continue reading »

Why Facelift Surgery is Different for Men

Without question, men in Southern California feel pressure to maintain a youthful appearance that communicates masculinity. Aging takes its toll on the face, etching wrinkles and creating jowls that can make you look much older than you feel. Facelift surgery is one answer for Los Angeles men when performed by an experienced plastic surgeon who understands that the techniques used for male facelifts are different than those for female patients. Not only can facelift surgery help men appear younger, research shows it can influence the way co-workers and acquaintances perceive them. In a first of its kind study, plastic surgeons … 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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