Dr. David Stoker
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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 have realistic expectations. A few years back when Kim Kardashian jump-started the buttock augmentation craze, I consulted with a number of women considering Brazilian butt lift surgery. I made sure they understood that enhancing their curves wouldn’t result in them looking like Kim. A few … Continue reading »

All the Nonsurgical Procedures Behind ‘Instagram Face’

It’s the subject of hashtags on virtually every social media platform. If this is the first time you’ve heard of “Instagram face,” the phrase describes a specific look created by nonsurgical cosmetic treatments such as filler and BOTOX® injections.  At my Los Angeles, CA, practice, I hear patients ask about what types of treatments are needed for different areas of the face to produce the sought-after appearance. In this blog post, I’ll provide some guidance for people interested in getting Instagram face by focusing on treatments for different features.  What Is Instagram Face?  Scroll through the Instagram accounts of certain celebrity “influencers,” and you’ll … Continue reading »

It’s 2020—A Lot Has Changed in 10 Years

  The aesthetics field is constantly changing with new techniques and treatments coming to the market. Our team at my Los Angeles plastic surgery practice takes pride in offering the latest, proven procedures that help patients look their best, often without surgery’s downtime.  The past decade has been especially dynamic—particularly when it comes to nonsurgical rejuvenation procedures. It may be hard to believe, but the FDA approved the first JUVEDERM® filler to treat facial wrinkles and lines in 2010. KYBELLA® arrived only 5 years ago. Even techniques that date back hundreds of years, such as microneedling, seem new because of their enhanced popularity.   One thing you can be sure … Continue reading »

This ‘Super Facial’ Can Change Your Face

There is no shortage of superlatives used to describe various aesthetic treatments. Few often live up to the hype. But AquaGold treatments—which have been called “super mega facials”—exceed expectations. That’s why they are creating a buzz throughout Los Angeles and at my plastic surgery practice. The customized procedure combines BOTOX® and filler injections along with serums to produce superb results. Most facials are soothing, and they’re a treat many of our patients can’t do without. Most facials, however, address specific conditions. What if you could get a single, transformative facial that provides multiple benefits in a single procedure? That describes … Continue reading »

Dr. David Stoker Adds Top Injection and Aesthetic Specialist

Carla Crespo, one of the most sought-after aesthetics specialists, brings 15 years of experience to Dr. Stoker’s plastic surgery practice in Los Angeles. Marina Del Rey, CA (November 2019) — Dr. David Stoker recently welcomed Carla Crespo, MSHS, PA, to his team at Stoker Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles. Carla’s expertise in nonsurgical and body contouring procedures is recognized nationally, as she is a premier instructor for industry leaders Allergan, Galderma, and CoolSculpting®. “Carla is among an exclusive group of experts in the U.S. who train injectors for Allergan and Galderma,” says Dr. Stoker. “She is also a speaker, trainer, and advisor … Continue reading »

Post-Summer Skin Care Tips

Living in Southern California can take a toll on your skin, especially in the summer and fall when people spend a lot of time outside. Even though preventing damage is the best skincare strategy, that’s not always possible. But it’s never too late to repair skin damaged by sun exposure with treatments such as chemical peels at my Los Angeles plastic surgery practice. Pool parties, beach days, and the normal wear-and-tear long summer days put on the skin can result in dry skin, clogged pores, and chapped lips. Post-summer skin treatments can both improve the skin’s health and create a … Continue reading »

The Dangers of DIY Injectables

Everyone loves a good do-it-yourself project, especially one that saves money. However, there are some things you should never do yourself. When it comes to injectables or a “liquid facelift” in Los Angeles, it’s best to leave it to the plastic surgeons. At the end of the day, these “projects” are serious medical procedures, and treating them as anything else can have dire, permanent consequences. In this blog post, we’ll go over the dangers of attempting at-home injectable treatments and explain why it’s so important to choose a qualified, experienced doctor to perform your procedure. The DIY Doctor Trend Injectables … Continue reading »

Are Nonsurgical Alternatives the New Facelift ? (Spoiler Alert: No)

One of the most common questions I hear from patients considering a facelift at my Los Angeles plastic surgery practice is whether nonsurgical alternatives can provide the same benefits as a full surgical procedure. With the rise of injectable treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers, patients are getting more and more excited about achieving a rejuvenated appearance through a minimally invasive approach. Injectables are wonderful and I recommend them for a wide variety of uses, but there are some results only a surgical facelift can deliver. There are several good reasons why the tried-and-true procedure hasn’t become obsolete—despite … Continue reading »

What to Know Before Getting Dermal Fillers

Injectable dermal fillers continue to see a rise in popularity around the country, largely thanks to their versatility and consistently positive results. Fillers have a well-established reputation for smoothing wrinkles, but many people are pleased to learn that these innovative products can do more. In recent years, new fillers have been introduced to add volume to the cheeks and lips and even sculpt tricky firm areas like the chin or nose. It seems like there’s nearly no limit to what fillers can do. If you’ve never tried these innovative products before, take a look at our tips to help you … Continue reading »

Millennials: Why They’re Getting BOTOX® & Fillers

Love it or hate it, the “selfie” is everywhere. Social media and smartphones are here to stay and, in our increasingly voyeuristic world, we all want to look our best. In no population is this more true than millennials. These women and men grew up with the internet and adapt easily to new technologies. It should come as no surprise, then, that BOTOX Cosmetic and filler procedures in my Los Angeles-area office are seeing a big rise in popularity among adults born after 1980. Instant Gratification One of the most exciting advancements in cosmetic medicine as a whole is the introduction … 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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