Author Archives: Dr. David Stoker

What is the best liposuction technique for you (model)

What Is the Best Liposuction Technique for You?

For years, liposuction has been one of the most popular cosmetic surgery treatments among both men and women in the U.S. But if you’re just embarking on your search for the best liposuction options in Los Angeles, be prepared to encounter a bevy of terms and phrases that describe different types of liposuction techniques. Online …

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Is plastic surgery after weight-loss trending?

Is Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss Trending?

Many people added a few pounds during the pandemic—the "quarantine 15"—as self-isolating undermined workout schedules and led to more snacking while working from home. In contrast, some people used the disruption to focus on weight loss either through lifestyle changes or bariatric surgery. Losing significant weight, however, often requires plastic surgery after weight loss at …

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Reasons why women get labiaplasty los angeles ca

Is Labiaplasty Right for You?

The phrase "designer vagina" has evolved during the past decade or so to be a catch-all phrase that includes any vaginal rejuvenation treatment women get for cosmetic reasons. But women considering vaginal rejuvenation procedures often seek to improve both the function and appearance of their genitals. Labiaplasty, which I perform at my Los Angeles plastic …

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Breast Implant Safety (What Every Los Angeles Woman Needs To Know)

Breast Implant Safety (What Every Los Angeles Woman Needs To Know)

When discussing the safety of breast implants, it's important to know that few medical devices—if any—have been studied more than silicone gel breast implants. I've served as a clinical investigator for cohesive silicone gel implants and have published clinical research detailing more than 1,000 silicone implant case studies. I can confidently say that women getting …

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Should You Use Social Media for Cosmetic Surgery Research? Thoughts From an LA Plastic Surgeon

Should You Use Social Media for Cosmetic Surgery Research? Thoughts From an LA Plastic Surgeon

It's no secret that the pervasive use of social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook motivates both women and men to pursue cosmetic treatments. What is less well known, however, is the increasing use of these sites by plastic surgeons to communicate directly with potential patients through testimonials, educational videos, and before-and-after photos. Plastic …

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Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation: What You Need To Know About 24-Hour Recovery

Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation: What You Need To Know About 24-Hour Recovery

Is it possible to recover in 24 hours after breast augmentation? At my Los Angeles practice, I carefully plan and execute breast augmentation surgical plans for each patient, using techniques and state-of-the-art equipment that reduces recovery time. Most of the women I see who are considering breast implants lead busy lives, and these rapid recovery …

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Why Breast Implant Profiles Matter as Much as Size

Why Breast Implant Profiles Matter as Much as Size

Women researching breast augmentation online come across countless questions about how to choose the size of breast implants. That's because implant size is one of the important decisions patients make when planning their procedure. Rarely found, however, are inquiries about choosing implant profiles. However, the profile of breast implants is an equally important variable in getting the results you want from breast augmentation surgery at our plastic surgery practice in Los Angeles.   Women …

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Woman standing with arms crossed, after a mommy makeover in Marina Del Rey.

Being a Mommy After a Mommy Makeover

Women with children at home who are considering Mommy Makeover surgery at my Los Angeles plastic surgery practice often share worries about being able to take care of their family after the procedure. Guilt and feelings of selfishness sometimes surface during the consultation because they feel like they should be taking care of their family's …

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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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