Dr. David Stoker
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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 »

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 »

Millennials: Why They’re Getting BOTOX® & Fillers

Love it or hate it, the “selfie” is everywhere. Social media and smartphones are here to stay and, in our increasingly voyeuristic world, we all want to look our best. In no population is this more true than millennials. These women and men grew up with the internet and adapt easily to new technologies. It should come as no surprise, then, that BOTOX Cosmetic and filler procedures in my Los Angeles-area office are seeing a big rise in popularity among adults born after 1980. One of the most exciting advancements in cosmetic medicine as a whole is the introduction of products … Continue reading »

Exercising After Breast Augmentation: What You Need to Know

A majority of the women I see for breast augmentation in my Los Angeles practice lead active lives. It’s simply part of our culture–Angelenos love to be outdoors and on the move. After surgery, these patients often find it challenging to slow down, take some time away from their favorite activities, and allow their bodies to heal. I certainly understand their restlessness and, as a physician, I love to see people enjoying healthy activities. But in this blog post, I want to break down the importance of rest after surgery–and the recovery timeline you can expect. Keep in mind that … Continue reading »

Is a Body Lift Right for You?

You’ve finally reached your goal weight, but you still have excess skin, fat, and stretch marks on your abdomen, torso, and buttocks areas. Now what? Here in Los Angeles, I see a lot of post weight loss patients who come to me for body lift surgery. I offer different options for this procedure, and treatment is always customized to the individual. If you’re researching body lift after massive weight loss, here are some answers to common questions to help you determine if this might be the right solution for you. What does the surgery entail? A body lift is designed … Continue reading »

Put Your Best Face Forward

Actress Mandy Moore recently made entertainment news headlines when she “lost a fight” with a shower door handle just 2 weeks before the Emmy Awards. At such a late hour, many people would head to the ER for stitches, but Mandy called me, and I was happy to help. I was also grateful for her kind shout-out on Instagram. All’s well that ends well, because she looked absolutely flawless on the red carpet. As a Los Angeles plastic surgeon, it’s not uncommon for me to treat A-listers—but it’s certainly not the norm. My typical patient is a woman who wants to … Continue reading »

5 Things to Know Before Liposuction

My Los Angeles liposuction patients always surprise me with how much they already know about the procedure. But there are still some pervasive myths and misconceptions that deserve to be addressed. Here are 5 important points to consider before you schedule your liposuction surgery: Choose your provider wisely. If you’ve spent any time researching aesthetic professionals, you’ve probably noticed the importance of choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon, especially for invasive procedures like liposuction. Board-certified plastic surgeons have proven their competence in a series of rigorous written and oral exams. They also have displayed exceptional understanding of good safety practices, ensuring that you’re … Continue reading »

Facelift Facts: Dr. Stoker’s Patient Tells All

If you’re considering a plastic surgery procedure, you may find that talking to someone who’s been there is a wonderful way to learn the details of your surgery from a patient’s perspective. My past facelift patient, Los Angeles-area resident Allison, has graciously agreed to answer a few questions about her experience. Q: When did you first consider facelift surgery? A: When I had initially lost weight, I realized I had lots of folds of skin under my face, especially my chin and neck area. I really didn’t know anything about cosmetic procedures. I had a casual opportunity to ask a surgeon that I … 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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