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How Soon After Giving Birth Can I Get a Mommy Makeover?

Stories about celebrity moms “bouncing back” from pregnancy and wearing bikinis weeks after delivery put unrealistic pressure on women who have recently had children. Many of these non-celebrity moms exercise and eat right, but can’t regain their pre-pregnancy shapes within just a few months. That’s because it’s one thing to lose weight gained during pregnancy, but other physical changes such as excess abdominal skin and saggy breasts can only be corrected with surgery. Enter the Mommy Makeover. At my Los Angeles plastic surgery practice, I offer women the option of combining multiple procedures in a single operation that addresses the … Continue reading »

What to Know Before You Get Breast Augmentation

Even though breast augmentation patients at my Los Angeles practice ultimately love their results, the initial changes after surgery can sometimes take them by surprise. The results they see in the first few days of recovery often don’t reflect the vision they had in mind, which can take a few weeks to fully develop. It’s important for breast augmentation patients to be aware of what they can expect after the procedure. I do my best to eliminate any surprises when it comes to plastic surgery, and that includes setting clear expectations for the recovery period. In this blog post, I’ll outline … Continue reading »

When Is It OK to Have a Massage After Breast Augmentation?

Do you love your regular massage appointments? Or perhaps you’re in the mood for 1 after spending time on the couch while you recover from breast augmentation? Either way, you might be surprised to learn that activity restrictions after plastic surgery aren’t limited to exercise and other heart-pounding hobbies. It’s also important to modify or postpone your massage for some time after your breast augmentation. Staying off the massage table for several weeks after surgery can be tough, especially if you’re accustomed to having massages on a regular basis. But I tell my breast augmentation patients in and around Los … Continue reading »

Breast Implant Research: How Much Should You Do?

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 … Continue reading »

Your Placement Options for Breast Implants

Breast augmentation is the number one cosmetic procedure in the United States. Though there were over 300,000 breast augmentations performed nationwide just last year, no 2 procedures are exactly alike. When women seek breast implants at my Los Angeles plastic surgery center, I customize the procedure to fit the patient’s specific needs. Implant size, shape, material, and profile, along with incision placement, are just a few of the choices you must make before your procedure. Additionally, implant placement is something you will need to discuss with your surgeon. In this post, we will discuss the benefits of each placement option. … Continue reading »

Exercising After Breast Augmentation: What You Need to Know

A majority of the women I see for breast augmentation in my Los Angeles practice lead active lives. It’s simply part of our culture–Angelenos love to be outdoors and on the move. After surgery, these patients often find it challenging to slow down, take some time away from their favorite activities, and allow their bodies to heal. I certainly understand their restlessness and, as a physician, I love to see people enjoying healthy activities. But in this blog post, I want to break down the importance of rest after surgery–and the recovery timeline you can expect. Keep in mind that … Continue reading »

Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, or Both?

It’s a question we get often from our Los Angeles patients: Given my goals, should I get a breast augmentation or a breast lift? Every patient differs, of course, but here are some of my main recommendations when guiding patients to a decision. Consider What Each Procedure Can Do With a breast augmentation, your primary goal for the outcome should be to increase volume. You may have always felt that your breasts were disproportionately small for your figure, for example. Alternatively, many women decide to look into breast augmentation after losing volume after breastfeeding or weight loss. Others want to address … Continue reading »

The Sexier Side of Breast Implant Profiles

Breast Augmentation consists of making very important decisions. Whether you are adding volume, improving shape or increasing size, you are bound to become more familiar with the procedure in your quest for beautiful breasts. One of the most important variables women need to become more familiar with is knowing the different types of breast implant profiles. Each woman has a different look and body type, so to help you decide which profile suits your frame here is a closer look at the different profiles offered from breast augmentation in Los Angeles. High Profile High profile implants have a smaller base … Continue reading »

Breast Enhancement & Body Image

Body image and self-esteem directly influence one another. Having a positive body image is an essential part of having a healthy self-esteem. It is important to remember that your body is unique, and although plastic surgery should not be seen as a panacea for having a low self esteem, it is important to remember the psychological benefits of these procedures. Breast enhancements for those who are dissatisfied with their current breast size or breast asymmetry can enhance appearance and boost self-confidence. Before one decides to have surgery, it is always best to meet with a surgeon with the knowledge and … Continue reading »

What to Expect After Breast Augmentation

Typically breast augmentation is sought out by women that are unhappy with the current shape or size of their breasts. Having breast augmentation can help these women not only feel more beautiful, but can also help them with a boost in their self-confidence. Before making any final decisions about the procedure, it is important that you know what to expect for the surgery itself, and also what to expect during your recovery. Most breast augmentation patients have a recovery of only one week for most activities and a few weeks for full activity. However, each patient’s recovery will be different … 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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