Dr. David Stoker
4640 Admiralty Way #1000
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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What Is the Dr. Stoker Difference?

Throughout our website, you’ll find a feature on various pages that showcases the “Dr. Stoker Difference.” There we outline the reasons why Dr. Stoker is considered one of the best plastic surgeons in Los Angeles, where some of the most accomplished cosmetic surgeons in the world practice. In this blog post, we want to expand on who Dr. Stoker is and what sets him apart from other plastic surgeons throughout Southern California. We’ll also offer some tips about what to look for when choosing a plastic surgeon. Who Is Dr. Stoker? Many patients recognize Dr. Stoker from his appearances on … Continue reading »

Getting Surgery? Read These Tips So You’re Prepared

The decision to get cosmetic plastic surgery is exciting, but it’s natural to become a bit nervous as the surgery date gets closer. At my plastic surgery practice in Los Angeles, we’re dedicated to helping our patients prepare for their procedures and the recovery period that follows. To help you feel more confident, below I provide a timeline that includes tips on how to prepare so that your recovery goes as smoothly as possible. Additionally, I provide all patients with detailed pre-op and post-op instructions that should always be followed carefully. 3 Weeks Before Surgery If you’re a smoker, you’ll … Continue reading »

Plastic Surgery for the Sake of Snapchat? A Doctor’s Take

With autumn’s arrival, the holiday season is starting to creep into our consciousness. If you’re like us, you’ll be spending lots of time with your friends and loved ones … and that means selfies! In an era so defined by smartphone self-portraits, augmented reality apps like Snapchat can have a real impact on the way users perceive themselves. Snapchat and Dysmorphic Disorders While I don’t want to be alarmist, it’s not outside the realm of possibility for these apps and the behaviors they inspire to lead down a dangerous path toward body dysmorphic disorders. These types of psychological issues are … Continue reading »

Traveling for Plastic Surgery: It’s Easier Than You Think

As a plastic surgeon, I pride myself on providing optimal care to patients undergoing all sorts of aesthetic procedures, including surgery after weight loss, here in my Los Angeles-area practice. Being located in a major metropolitan area, especially one that doubles as a large tourist destination, means I see plenty of patients from other states and even other countries. It’s an honor that these individuals choose me to help them change their lives, and I feel a responsibility to do everything I can to make their experiences simple, streamlined, and effective. I’m proud of my credentials and the work I’ve … Continue reading »

Why You Should Choose Dr. Stoker for Your Plastic Surgery Procedure

Los Angeles is home to more than three million people, many of them are either beautiful, celebrities, or at least very image conscious. Locations like Beverly Hills and Hollywood help to highlight the strong focus on looking great, and are a big part of why LA has such a large number of plastic surgeons. If you’re thinking of having any kind of cosmetic procedure performed, then you need to take your time and find an expert plastic surgeon that can design your surgical plan to achieve your beauty goals. You’re making an investment in your body, so it’s important to … 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 Rating: “Dr. Stoker is Amazing!”

Dr. Stoker is amazing!  He is a wonderful doctor and has great bedside manner. He listens to you and never makes you feel like you are being rushed.  I am very happy with his work.  He was well recommended by a friend of mine who is also a doctor and interned with him.  She knew how he worked in the operation room and highly recommended him.  After talking to her and numerous doctors, I went and booked dr. Stoker.  The results are amazing.  His office staff is wonderful too.  They really prepare you for the surgery.  And because they prepare … Continue reading »

New 5 Star Review of Dr. Stoker

Simply put – Dr. Stoker and his office are the best. My wife had a major weight-loss 6 years ago, and had come to the point where the excess skin needed to be removed. Dr. Stoker sat with us for almost an hour the first time we met to go over all of the pros/cons and suggested procedures. Turns out, he suggested less work than she thought she needed! From the moment we walked in the door, his staff made us feel comfortable and welcome. As the person watching from the outside, they made me feel part of the process … Continue reading »

Fellow Physician Gives Dr. Stoker 5 Star Rating

I am completely thrilled about the outcome of my breast augmentation that Dr Stoker performed. After breastfeeding my two daughters, the size of my breasts were reduced and my hips were significantly larger.  Clothes did not fit me properly and I did not like what I saw in the mirror.  As a physician, wife, and mother, I spend my days caring for other people but rarely have the time to take care of myself.  I am so happy that I made the decision to get a breast augmentation.  As mothers, we need to feel self confident about ourselves ( in … 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 »

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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