Category Archives: Breast Augmentation

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 Safe Is A Mommy Makeover?

Is a Mommy Makeover safe? That's a really good and super important question; the answer depends. Of course, plastic surgery has a risk, and you always need to compare the pros and cons. Your best bet is to go to a board-certified plastic surgeon, look at their websites, and ensure they have hundreds or even …

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What is a Mommy Makeover, and What is Included?

I'm Dr. David Stoker, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, with a question that I often receive in our practice. What is a mommy makeover? It's an excellent question involving three different procedures: a tummy tuck, breast surgery, and Liposuction. This treatment varies a lot depending on the person. For instance, there are different …

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Breast Implant Safety (What Every Los Angeles Woman Needs To Know)

Breast Implant Safety (What Every Los Angeles Woman Needs To Know)

When discussing the safety of breast implants, it's important to know that few medical devices—if any—have been studied more than silicone gel breast implants. I've served as a clinical investigator for cohesive silicone gel implants and have published clinical research detailing more than 1,000 silicone implant case studies. I can confidently say that women getting …

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Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation: What You Need To Know About 24-Hour Recovery

Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation: What You Need To Know About 24-Hour Recovery

Is it possible to recover in 24 hours after breast augmentation? At my Los Angeles practice, I carefully plan and execute breast augmentation surgical plans for each patient, using techniques and state-of-the-art equipment that reduces recovery time. Most of the women I see who are considering breast implants lead busy lives, and these rapid recovery …

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Why Breast Implant Profiles Matter as Much as Size

Why Breast Implant Profiles Matter as Much as Size

Women researching breast augmentation online come across countless questions about how to choose the size of breast implants. That's because implant size is one of the important decisions patients make when planning their procedure. Rarely found, however, are inquiries about choosing implant profiles. However, the profile of breast implants is an equally important variable in getting the results you want from breast augmentation surgery at our plastic surgery practice in Los Angeles.   Women …

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Los Angeles Natural Breast Augmentation

What is ‘L.A. Natural’ Breast Augmentation?

If you’ve been researching breast augmentation, you’ve probably noticed that most women’s goals are to have breast implants that look natural. What looks natural to someone in Miami, Las Vegas, or New York, however, may be different from what a breast augmentation patient in Los Angeles considers natural. At my Los Angeles plastic surgery practice, I’ve developed …

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A woman looks at a bra while shopping after getting breast augmentation surgery.

Tips for Bra Shopping After Breast Augmentation

One of the perks enjoyed by breast augmentation patients at my plastic surgery practice in Los Angeles is the confidence they feel wearing clothes, workout gear, and bathing suits that they avoided before getting breast implants. This newfound confidence also inspires shopping for sexier and more fashionable bras. It's important, however, that women with new …

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