Category Archives: Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

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Is Panniculectomy a ‘Plus-Size’ Tummy Tuck?

Losing significant weight is a remarkable accomplishment, whether you’ve made lifestyle changes, undergone bariatric surgery, or achieved success with GLP-1 medications such as Ozempic®. Putting the final touches on your physical transformation may include body contouring surgery to remove excess skin, such as a tummy tuck. In this blog post, I discuss the 'plus size' …

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How Does an Hourglass Tummy Tuck Work?   

When it comes to a sleek, sculpted midsection, tummy tuck surgery has long been a go-to solution. Also known as abdominoplasty, this transformative procedure helps men and women alike reclaim their confidence and restore harmony in their body proportions. At Stoker Plastic Surgery, we offer our own signature enhancements to traditional abdominoplasty surgery. How does …

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Correcting Asymmetry: Dr. David Stoker’s Expert Insights in Plastic Surgery

Welcome to my blog, where we delve into the fascinating realm of plastic surgery. I'm Dr. David Stoker, a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Los Angeles. Today, I'll be addressing one of the most frequently asked questions I receive: Can plastic surgery effectively correct asymmetry? The answer is a resounding yes, but there's much more …

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How Long Is Tummy Tuck Recovery? An Expert Shares Tips for How To Heal Optimally.

When it comes to tummy tuck aftercare, taking the right steps can greatly contribute to a smooth and successful recovery. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through essential tips and practices to ensure optimal healing and long-term results. Whether you've recently undergone a tummy tuck procedure or are considering one in the future, this …

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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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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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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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What’s the Difference Between Liposuction and Tummy Tuck (& Which Is Best for You)?

With many different body contouring options available at my Los Angeles plastic surgery practice, it can be challenging to determine which procedure is right for you. The best option for you depends on various factors, including your goals and areas of concern and the difference between what liposuction and tummy tuck surgery can achieve. In …

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