Yearly Archives: 2019

A woman's face is examined post facial treatment.

This ‘Super Facial’ Can Change Your Face

There is no shortage of superlatives used to describe various aesthetic treatments. Few often live up to the hype. But AquaGold treatments—which have been called "super mega facials"—exceed expectations. That's why they are creating a buzz throughout Los Angeles and at my plastic surgery practice. The customized procedure combines BOTOX® and filler injections along with …

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A woman looks happy with her laser skin resurfacing results

The Beauty of Laser Skin Resurfacing

Reversing damage to the skin caused by the sun is one of the most common concerns shared by both women and men. Los Angeles residents are especially prone to sun exposure, and even people who apply sunscreen diligently can expect to see some toll taken on their skin's appearance. Laser skin resurfacing offered at our …

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Dr. David Stoker Adds Top Injection and Aesthetic Specialist

Carla Crespo, one of the most sought-after aesthetics specialists, brings 15 years of experience to Dr. Stoker's plastic surgery practice in Los Angeles. Marina Del Rey, CA (November 2019) — Dr. David Stoker recently welcomed Carla Crespo, MSHS, PA, to his team at Stoker Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles. Carla's expertise in nonsurgical and body contouring procedures …

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A woman looks at a bra while shopping after getting breast augmentation surgery.

Tips for Bra Shopping After Breast Augmentation

One of the perks enjoyed by breast augmentation patients at my plastic surgery practice in Los Angeles is the confidence they feel wearing clothes, workout gear, and bathing suits that they avoided before getting breast implants. This newfound confidence also inspires shopping for sexier and more fashionable bras. It's important, however, that women with new …

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A woman looks happy with her skin while doing her skin care routine.

Post-Summer Skin Care Tips

Living in Southern California can take a toll on your skin, especially in the summer and fall when people spend a lot of time outside. Even though preventing damage is the best skincare strategy, that's not always possible. But it's never too late to repair skin damaged by sun exposure with treatments such as chemical …

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How ‘Rapid’ Is Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation?

Consultations with breast augmentation patients at my Los Angeles practice always include a discussion about the recovery process. One of the questions I often hear—and that is asked frequently on sites such as RealSelf—is whether the "Rapid Recovery" technique really speeds up the pace of healing. I understand why potential patients may be skeptical. The …

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A woman relaxes at home and looks happy with her facelift results.

Facelift: Social Downtime vs. Physical Downtime

Getting a facelift so you look your best for an upcoming high-profile social event involves more planning than you would think. Many patients consider only the physical downtime involved with having facial plastic surgery. I advise my facelift patients in Los Angeles to also think about "social downtime"—the time needed to ensure that their results …

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