Author Archives: Dr. David Stoker

Is mommy makeover safe? Woman raising her arm over her head with a focus on her stomach and breast (model)

Is a Mommy Makeover Safe?

It’s not surprising that people thinking about combining multiple elective surgeries in a single operation have questions about whether doing so is safe. When a patient asks, “Is a Mommy Makeover safe?” I can answer confidently as a board-certified plastic surgeon who has conducted extensive clinical research on the safety of combined surgeries. It’s important …

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Does Buccal Fat Removal Change Your Face Shape? Woman highlighting neck and lower cheek (model)

Does Buccal Fat Removal Change Your Face Shape?

Sculpted cheekbones are almost universally considered attractive, which is one reason the popularity of buccal fat reduction isn’t surprising. Especially when combined with other procedures, such as liposuction under the chin, buccal fat removal can profoundly affect the appearance and shape of your face. For people who are self-conscious about having “chipmunk” cheeks, buccal fat …

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Dangers of a Mommy Makeover: What You Need to Know.

I'm Dr. David Stoker, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles. One of the questions we frequently receive from both patients and writers out there is: What are the dangers of going to a surgeon who may not be the best at mommy makeover surgery in particular? Well, first, it's important to understand what a …

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