Dr. David Stoker
4640 Admiralty Way #1000
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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Category Archives: Plastic Surgery

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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 »

Why the Holidays Are a Good Time for Plastic Surgery

What do the winter holidays mean to you? For some, winter is an important time of year to catch up and connect with family and friends. For others, it’s a time of reflection—to think back on the year and plan for the future. Paired with the cooler air and time off work, these personal motivations also make it a great time of year to finally undergo the plastic surgery procedure you’ve been considering. Cooler Weather, More Comfortable Recuperation One major and often overlooked reason to pursue plastic surgery in the winter is the weather. Here in Southern California, our winters … Continue reading »

10 Tips for Facelift Patients

A facelift at my Los Angeles plastic surgery center can take years off your appearance and help you feel more confident. However, getting the procedure is more than just showing up on your surgery date. There are important steps you must take before you get to enjoy your results. Before Your Facelift Stop smoking. If you smoke, you will need to quit at least 6 weeks before your surgery and not resume smoking for at least 6 weeks after. Smoking decreases blood circulation to the skin and impedes healing. Not only is it dangerous to smoke before surgery, but smoking … Continue reading »

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 »

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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