Dr. David Stoker
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Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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Category Archives: Liposuction

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EMSculpt® Nonsurgical Fat Reduction: How Does It Compare to Liposuction?

If you haven’t heard of EMSculpt yet, give it a few months. This nonsurgical body contouring option is turning heads in aesthetic medicine because it claims to build muscle, something completely new in the world of aesthetic enhancement. As a leader in body contouring (I’ve taught courses for both of the major plastic surgery societies for more than a decade, and I’ve also written extensively on the topic for both academic and media outlets), I’m watching how EMSculpt is being used and the results it’s producing. Before you rush to try this new treatment, take a closer look, especially with … Continue reading »

Tummy Tuck or Liposuction? Which Is Best for You?

With different body contouring options available at my Los Angeles plastic surgery center, it can be difficult to determine which procedure is right for you. In this post we will discuss the differences between liposuction and tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, to help you find a treatment plan that fits your needs. Who Is a Candidate? To be a good candidate, both procedures require that you have a healthy BMI and be at a stable weight. You also must be in good overall health and have realistic expectations and a positive outlook. For both liposuction and tummy tuck, it is important … Continue reading »

5 Things to Know Before Liposuction

My Los Angeles liposuction patients always surprise me with how much they already know about the procedure. But there are still some pervasive myths and misconceptions that deserve to be addressed. Here are 5 important points to consider before you schedule your liposuction surgery: Choose your provider wisely. If you’ve spent any time researching aesthetic professionals, you’ve probably noticed the importance of choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon, especially for invasive procedures like liposuction. Board-certified plastic surgeons have proven their competence in a series of rigorous written and oral exams. They also have displayed exceptional understanding of good safety practices, ensuring that you’re … Continue reading »

Feel Great On The Beach This Summer With Laser Liposuction

For some people, it seems that no matter how much effort they put into diet and exercise, there are areas on their body where fat seems to accumulate in an unnatural proportion and refuse to budge. This can make a person uncomfortable when it comes time to bare all in a bathing suit on the beach, or slip into summer slim clothing that hugs the body. Liposuction has been a popular plastic surgery technique to battle these stubborn areas of fat for years and advances within the last decade have made the procedure even more effective in making the skin … Continue reading »

Donated Fat Cells from Liposuction Patients Aid in Stem Cell Research

Working out, eating right and living a healthy lifestyle are beneficial to people because it helps them live a higher quality of life. However, even with extensive dieting and exercise, some people are unable to shed excess fat from trouble areas such as the abdomen, hips, and thighs. With liposuction, you can get the body that you want and start feeling more confident. Patients that have their liposuction performed by Dr. Stoker not only look great, but for the last two years, they also contribute to groundbreaking stem cell research. Have you ever wondered what happens to the fat that … Continue reading »

Why Liposuction is About More Than Just Looking Good (Clinical Studies Prove It!)

When people have difficulty losing weight despite dieting, exercise, and even medication, they will probably start thinking about having liposuction or a tummy tuck. Los Angeles plastic surgeons like myself stand ready to help these patients if they decide to pursue these surgical options. I often say to patients – both on my website (drstoker.com) and in person – that tummy tuck and liposuction are among my favorite procedures to perform. Why? Because the results are so dramatic and immediate. There is no substitute for the look on a grateful patient’s face when they see themselves minus the undesirable pads of fat, bulging thighs, and drooping … Continue reading »

Could You Lower Your Risk of Cancer By Having Liposuction?

Los Angeles residents are very accustomed to hearing about liposuction. Most of us know at least a couple of friends or relatives who have sought to reduce pockets of stubborn fat using liposuction. The change that one can experience with this procedure is truly amazing. As a plastic surgeon that has performed thousands of liposuction surgeries, for me it’s all in a day’s work. Because I stay at the forefront of the field by using the most advanced surgical techniques available, I know I can achieve consistently excellent results. I review and author many medical journal articles about liposuction. But when I saw a recent clinical … Continue reading »

5 star review: Best Healing Time and Little Scarring

I went to Dr. Stoker concerned about healing time and scars because my dermatologist had indicated that I do not scar well and tend to develop keloids. She had noticed this with some moles she had removed. Dr. Stoker’s expertise with mommy makeovers had me back to work in a week and I never had any dark or purple bruising. My scars look great and already fading after only 8 wks. I never had more than 12 cc of drainage and I truly think that it was due to his delicate touch with the lipo and the minimal tissue trauma … Continue reading »

New 5 Star Review: “Dr. Stoker is a Talented Surgeon”

I had liposuction on my inner thighs done by Dr. Stoker several months ago.  I opted for local anesthesia instead of general and was able to drive myself home after the procedure.  There was some discomfort during the procedure, but there is no way to see what is happening.  If a little discomfort and awareness of the procedure is scary to you then general anesthesia is a better option.  I started walking 2-3 miles within 2 days after my procedure.  That really helped me to get great results during recovery.  I am so thrilled with the results today, I wonder … Continue reading »

Liposuction and Local Anesthesia: Is it Safe?

Many of my Los Angeles liposuction patients are interested in using local anesthesia for their procedures, but they are worried about the risks. The truth is that all plastic surgery procedures carry some risks, and the same is true when choosing anesthesia. Your surgeon should be able to recommend the most appropriate type of sedation based on personal preferences, the procedure, and the size of the treatment area.   For liposuction procedures, I offer the following options:   Local Anesthesia   Local anesthesia can be used with or without oral sedation. This option is often chosen by men and women who … 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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