Dr. David Stoker
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Your Guide to Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss

No matter how you achieve your significant weight loss, it’s an accomplishment to be proud of. But many people who lose a large amount of weight, especially if it happens rapidly, end up with excess, loose skin that’s tough to get rid of. While many topical products and even exercise regimens promise tighter skin, the truth is that significant skin tightening—the type that’s needed after a large weight loss—is only possible with surgical intervention. The best plastic surgeons here in Los Angeles know that there isn’t any 1 prescribed approach to contouring the body after a significant weight loss. Instead, … Continue reading »

After You Lose the Weight, How Do You Lose the Skin?

Anyone who loses a significant amount of weight—whether through lifestyle changes or weight-loss surgery—deserves to feel proud of their journey and accomplishments. Unfortunately, the presence of excess skin can diminish this excitement. But body contouring surgery at my Los Angeles practice can remove this skin and help you complete your personal transformation. Plastic surgery after weight loss includes a range of procedures, and different procedures can sometimes be combined into a single operation. When a patient needs numerous skin tightening procedures, I may recommend staging them in multiple surgeries to ensure patient safety. If you’re still considering whether to get … 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 »

Is a Body Lift Right for You?

You’ve finally reached your goal weight, but you still have excess skin, fat, and stretch marks on your abdomen, torso, and buttocks areas. Now what? Here in Los Angeles, I see a lot of post weight loss patients who come to me for body lift surgery. I offer different options for this procedure, and treatment is always customized to the individual. If you’re researching body lift after massive weight loss, here are some answers to common questions to help you determine if this might be the right solution for you. What does the surgery entail? A body lift is designed … Continue reading »

Real Self Interviews Dr. Stoker on Meredith’s upcoming Body Lift Surgery

In a recent interview with Real Self, Dr. Stoker discussed the upcoming body lift surgery that Meredith would be having. On June 4th, it was revealed that Meredith had reached her goal weight off 155 lbs. with the help of fitness trainer Chris Powell on ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss. Meredith was so dedicated to reaching her goal weight that she tattooed the words “Believe It, Be It” on her lower abdomen.  After reaching her goal weight, Dr. Stoker has deemed that she is a good candidate to have surgery to remove the excess hanging skin and tighten her tummy. One … Continue reading »

Cosmetic Surgery after Weight Loss

Losing weight is an accomplishment that deserves celebration. Excess fat is linked to many cancers such as breast, colon, pancreatic, and prostate cancers. By losing weight you are helping to decrease your chance of getting diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension among many others. Individuals with a normal weight lead healthier and more active lives. However, after moderate to extreme weight loss, many people are left with loose and excess skin as their skin no longer has the surplus fat to adhere to. This sagging skin can only be effectively treated through a cosmetic procedure referred to as … Continue reading »

Is a Tummy Tuck Right for Me?

Have you been working hard to try and shed excess fat to achieve a flat and toned midsection, but seem to not be getting the results you desire? As people age, go through pregnancy or undergo weight fluctuations, the skin and muscles of the abdominal region can become stretched and lose their ability to bounce back to the original orientation leaving you with sagging skin and fat pockets. Boost your confidence and achieve the flat toned midsection you want with tummy tuck surgery performed by Dr. Stoker. He is able to help both men and women increase their self-esteem level … Continue reading »

Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition with Dr. Stoker

Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition once again introduces us to a touching story. Tony, a 49 year old man that has struggled with weight his whole life has the opportunity of a lifetime to turn his life around and become a new man. The culprit for Tony’s weight gain like many people was too much fast food and not enough motivation to stay fit. Along with Chris Powell, Tony is ready to turn his life around with the help of his personal trainer and other doctors along the way. Through an intensive lifestyle change Tony hopes that by his 50th … 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 »

Couple Satisfied After Post Weight Loss Surgery with 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 »

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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