Dr. David Stoker
4640 Admiralty Way #1000
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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Breast Implant Research: How Much Should You Do?

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Once you’ve decided to undergo breast augmentation here in Los Angeles, it’s easy to get carried away by the details. When you’re researching specific breast implants, you’ll likely encounter words like “projection” and “texture,” which can muddy the waters of your decision-making process before you even step foot in a plastic surgeon’s office. While researching your choices and learning more about the world of breast implants can be helpful when it comes to understanding your choices, it’s very important to research the right topics and not spend too much time on topics that ultimately require your surgeon’s input.

So what should you spend time thinking about before your initial consultation? Try to keep the focus on yourself. Consider your lifestyle, the things you like to do, and the clothes you enjoy wearing. How will those things change after your surgery? While you might be excited to wear more curve-hugging clothing, you may also need to cover up more than you’re used to, especially in professional or formal settings. If you live a very active lifestyle, prepare to make some adjustments once you have your implants. It’s important to be realistic about how you want to feel and the life you want to live after your surgery.

Be prepared to share this information with your surgeon during your plastic surgery consultation in Los Angeles. The same implant can look very different in different patients, so try not to get too attached to a specific size or style of implant. Instead, think about what you’d like to look like after surgery. I find it especially helpful when patients bring along photos, whether they be from my own before-and-after gallery or simply celebrity pictures that illustrate the type of outcome the patients envision for themselves.

Researching a plastic surgeon whom you trust is another step you can take to ensure great results. Look for a board-certified plastic surgeon with ample experience performing breast augmentation procedures. A qualified surgeon with a solid experience has a good understanding of how different implants “behave” and which options are more likely to create the results you want. During your planning process, you’ll discuss your options in depth with the surgeon, who will explain the subtle differences between implants. Remember, a plastic surgeon doesn’t sell you implants. Instead, he or she guides you to the best decision for your body and lifestyle. You’ll work together to completely customize your procedure.

Other patient-focused resources for researching surgery include surgeons’ YouTube channels, blogs, and websites. Try to keep an open mind, and don’t get too attached to the “latest and greatest” implant. Shopping for and planning plastic surgery is unlike any other purchase you’ll make; it’s a unique experience that should be precisely tailored to you. There’s no universally perfect implant, only what’s perfect for you and your body. I look forward to helping you review and make your best decision.

If you’re ready to learn more, please contact my practice. My extensive background in breast augmentation regularly helps me create amazing, one-of-a-kind results for patients.

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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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