Dr. David Stoker
4640 Admiralty Way #1000
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 300-1779

Category Archives: Plastic Surgery

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Plastic Surgery Do-Over: Do You Need Revision Surgery?

Disappointing results or complications following cosmetic plastic surgery can leave patients feeling frustrated and helpless. Women and men who come to my Los Angeles plastic surgery practice seeking to correct unsatisfactory outcomes provided by another surgeon are understandably anxious about having another operation. That’s why I provide them with details about how a revision procedure, such as revision breast augmentation, is performed, and what they can expect. If you’re considering revision plastic surgery, it’s helpful to understand a few issues that are unique to these procedures before beginning your journey. These considerations include the timing of your procedure, being realistic … 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 »

Facelift Facts: Dr. Stoker’s Patient Tells All

If you’re considering a plastic surgery procedure, you may find that talking to someone who’s been there is a wonderful way to learn the details of your surgery from a patient’s perspective. My past facelift patient, Los Angeles-area resident Allison, has graciously agreed to answer a few questions about her experience. Q: When did you first consider facelift surgery? A: When I had initially lost weight, I realized I had lots of folds of skin under my face, especially my chin and neck area. I really didn’t know anything about cosmetic procedures. I had a casual opportunity to ask a surgeon that I … Continue reading »

4 Things to Think About Before Your Plastic Surgery Consultation

As I always tell my Los Angeles plastic surgery patients, the initial consultation is arguably the most important part of the process. It’s a time for you to make sure the surgeon’s goals align with your own and to evaluate the person who may be reshaping your face, body, or breasts, so it’s important to be adequately prepared for your consultation well before you walk through the door. With this in mind, there are a few things you should take the time to research before you schedule your appointment. Know Your Ideal Outcome Beauty is in the eye of the … Continue reading »

7 Things to Have Ready Before Surgery

Patients ask us questions all the time, usually about the results they can expect and the plastic surgery experience itself. What many people overlook is what to expect after surgery, specifically the handy items that can make your recovery so much easier. These items run the gamut from medical necessities to creature comforts. If you keep these seven items on hand before you go in for surgery, you will most likely find your recovery much more enjoyable. Your medication should help ease any discomfort during your initial recovery, but not if you wait until after your surgery to pick it … Continue reading »

Time for a Holiday Nip/Tuck?

The holiday season is well-known for being the time of year when Americans spend the most money shopping. But holiday spending sprees these days extend to more than electronics and clothing; as it turns out, this is also the time of year that they spend the most money on cosmetic surgery. There are two main contributing factors: the desire to look great at social gatherings and the extra time off for recovery. It’s natural to want to look your best, especially when you know you’re going to see relatives for the first time all year. Getting together with family can … Continue reading »

Recycle Unwanted Fat with a Brazilian Butt Lift

Many people desire to have a more shapely body with slimmed contours, but diet and exercise alone has not given them the results they want. With the Brazilian Butt Lift, Dr. Stoker uses a technique that allows patients to look forward to not only a perkier behind, but also, a reduction of fat in unwanted areas of the body. Depending on the patients needs, Dr. Stoker will harvest fat from target areas of the body such as the torso or thighs and then transfer that to the behind to create a smooth and sexy shape. According to Real Self, 93% … Continue reading »

Regain Your Figure with a Mommy Makeover

Women who go through pregnancy and childbirth will often see changes in their body that are attributable not only to the weight they gain but the stretching of skin over the expanding abdomen. Most women will gain anywhere between 25 and 50 pounds during pregnancy, some of which they will lose easily after the baby is born and some that will be more stubborn. Even the best exercise and weight loss routine will not have an effect on skin that sags due to loss of elasticity and the breakdown of the underlying structure that supports the skin and surrounding tissues. … Continue reading »

Preparing for Rhinoplasty

Many people find themselves to be unhappy with the shape or size of their nose. For other people, abnormalities in the nose may be causing difficulty breathing and decrease the overall functionality of the nose. Luckily, the rhinoplasty procedure can sculpt the nose for a more desirable shape and help restore normal breathing. Dr. David Stoker is a skilled nose surgeon in Los Angeles that has performed hundreds of rhinoplasty procedures. To see why so many people choose him as their surgeon, you may view hundreds of his before and after pictures to see the results he has achieved for … 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 »

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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