Author Archives: Justin Preston

Are Silicone Implants Better than Saline Implants?

Dr. David Stoker board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles. A question our practice frequently receives is, "Are silicone gel breast implants better than saline?" The answer is it depends but usually yes. I certainly prefer the feel of silicone gel implants. We use the latest generation, highly cohesive model we nicknamed the Gummy Bear breast …

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How an Extreme Body Lift Changed Her Life

Dr. David Stoker, board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles. Today, I have a beautiful six-week post-op result on an extreme makeover after massive weight loss. I have a beautiful 39-year-old great-looking woman who fortunately lost 180+ pounds, which made an enormous difference for her. Unfortunately, the significant weight loss caused her breasts to be pointing …

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Liposuction or Tummy Tuck: Which Procedure Is Better for You?

Dr. David Stoker board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles. A question that patients frequently ask our practice is, "tummy tuck versus liposuction, which should I have? well, it depends on what your needs and goals are. In general, if you're going to perform liposuction only, you need to have adequate skin elasticity to tighten up …

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Facelift vs Mini Facelift- What’s the difference?

Dr. David Stoker a board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles. Facial rejuvenation patients frequently ask, "What is a facelift versus a mini facelift?" The procedures are similar, but a facelift is more extensive. A mini facelift is a shorter operation; the incisions are going to be shorter, but the improvement is also going to be …

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How Many Types of Facelifts Are There?

Dr. David Stoker, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles. A question I frequently receive in my practice is, "How many types of facelifts are there?" There's almost an infinite number of facelifts. People have different appearances, different shaped heads, and different amounts of skin elasticity; some have more aging on their eyelids, others in …

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