Category Archives: Plastic Surgery

How an Extreme Body Lift Changed Her Life

Dr. David Stoker, board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles. Today, I have a beautiful six-week post-op result on an extreme makeover after massive weight loss. I have a beautiful 39-year-old great-looking woman who fortunately lost 180+ pounds, which made an enormous difference for her. Unfortunately, the significant weight loss caused her breasts to be pointing …

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Liposuction or Tummy Tuck: Which Procedure Is Better for You?

Dr. David Stoker board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles. A question that patients frequently ask our practice is, "tummy tuck versus liposuction, which should I have? well, it depends on what your needs and goals are. In general, if you're going to perform liposuction only, you need to have adequate skin elasticity to tighten up …

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Should You Use Social Media for Cosmetic Surgery Research? Thoughts From an LA Plastic Surgeon

Should You Use Social Media for Cosmetic Surgery Research? Thoughts From an LA Plastic Surgeon

It's no secret that the pervasive use of social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook motivates both women and men to pursue cosmetic treatments. What is less well known, however, is the increasing use of these sites by plastic surgeons to communicate directly with potential patients through testimonials, educational videos, and before-and-after photos. Plastic …

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Plastic Surgery Tourism Los Angeles

The Pitfalls of Plastic Surgery Tourism

Before the pandemic curtailed international travel in early 2020, the popularity of medical tourism—traveling to another country for plastic surgery or medical treatments—was booming. An organization that tracks medical tourism estimated 2 million Americans traveled abroad in 2019 for healthcare—and cosmetic surgery was the primary reason. The Price of Medical Tourism Why do people seeking …

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Everything You Want to Know About Lip Lifts

Everything You Want to Know About Lip Lifts

Lips, lips, lips. For years—especially since the increased popularity of selfies and Instagram—women and men have focused on creating perfectly plump lips that have just the right fullness. Injectable fillers have been the treatment of choice for lip enhancement at my plastic surgery practice in the Los Angeles area. More recently, however, more attention is …

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Woman running outside to stay healthy during quarantine

Getting Healthy Before Plastic Surgery

If you're planning for cosmetic plastic surgery, either at our Los Angeles practice or elsewhere, being as healthy as possible before undergoing the procedure is an important goal. Being your healthiest self before plastic surgery, whether it's rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, or any other procedure, is important because it can help ease your …

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Woman excited to learn the top cosmetic surgery trends of 2020

Cosmetic Surgery Trends for 2020

Rapid technological advancements in aesthetics coupled with the spread of social media have led to an era of what seems like never-ending cosmetic trends. At our plastic surgery practice in Los Angeles, we often see patients who are interested in looks that have captured the public's imagination. That's fine, but we also counsel patients to …

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Dr. David Stoker

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 …

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