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Getting Rid of ‘Man Boobs’ With Liposuction

Any adolescent boy or man who has kept his shirt on at the beach or pool to hide overly developed breast tissue and fat understands the embarrassment of gynecomastia. In an area such as Southern California, with its spectacular weather and miles of beaches, many men come to my Los Angeles plastic surgery practice seeking treatment for gynecomastia. As a board-certified plastic surgeon and body contouring specialist, I’ve seen an increase in the number of gynecomastia patients who want male breast reduction surgery in Los Angeles. Male breast reduction is a general term for a procedure that can be performed … Continue reading »

Read This Before Getting a Mommy Makeover

Even though women know pregnancy changes their bodies, the physical toll it can take still comes as a bit of a shock for some mothers. It can also be a source of frustration to women who dedicate themselves to regaining their pre-pregnancy bodies by leading healthy lifestyles but still can’t regain their confidence. And confidence is really what most Mommy Makeover patients at my Los Angeles practice are seeking. The emotional and financial investment involved in choosing to undergo the combination of surgical procedures typically included in a Mommy Makeover is significant. So it’s important that you have as much … Continue reading »

Your Ultimate Guide to Breast Implant Revision Surgery

One of the last things on a woman’s mind when she decides to get breast implants is thinking about the day she’ll have them replaced. Eventually, however, virtually all breast augmentation patients have to undergo breast implant revision surgery to exchange their implants—unless they decide to simply remove them. I’ve been seeing an increasing number of breast augmentation revision patients at my Los Angeles practice, which reflects a trend that’s occurring throughout the U.S. as women choose to upgrade older implants, change the size of their implants, or deal with complications. Even though the reasons vary for getting revision surgery, … Continue reading »

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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 »

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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