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All Your Post-Weight Loss Surgery Questions Answered

If you’re considering post-weight loss plastic surgery here in the Los Angeles area, you probably have quite a few questions about your exciting next step. As a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgery after weight loss, I’m more than happy to help any prospective patients learn as much about their options as possible. It’s an essential part of the process, and it starts long before you walk through my practice doors. In this blog post, I’ll be answering a few commonly asked questions about post-weight loss surgery, from scar locations to age restrictions to what you should look … Continue reading »

How Will a Body Lift Affect Your Tattoos?

It’s not uncommon for body lift patients to have questions about tattoos when they visit my plastic surgery practice in the Los Angeles area. After all, body lifts do involve expansive areas of skin, and regions like the abdomen, hips, and thighs are popular spots for tattoos. What happens to this ink during the procedure? In today’s blog post, I’ll explain what you can expect. Body Lift Options There are 2 types of body lifts commonly chosen by post-weight loss patients: Lower body lift: This procedure typically combines a tummy tuck, buttock lift, and thigh lift. Upper body lift: This … Continue reading »

Post-Weight Loss Surgery: Effective Treatment Options & Recovery

Losing weight is a major life change, and it can be frustrating to put in all that hard work—only for your slimmer shape to be hidden under a lot of loose skin. Surgery after weight loss at my Los Angeles practice helps patients put the “finishing touches” on their new bodies to complement their hard-earned results. In this blog post, I’ll answer a few of the questions I most commonly receive from prospective patients about post-weight loss surgery recovery, limitations, and possibilities. What are the different types of post-weight loss surgery? Patients considering plastic surgery after weight loss are often … Continue reading »

It’s Called a Panniculus, and You Can’t Remove It by Working Out

Abdominal skin stretched by pregnancy rarely snaps back into place after having children. It can happen, especially for younger mothers whose skin still retains most of its elasticity. For most women, however, that loose skin remains even for people who dedicate themselves to eating right and working out. For some patients, I recommend a modified form of a tummy tuck called a panniculectomy at my Los Angeles-area practice. The panniculus is the apron of excess abdominal skin that hangs over the waist after weight loss, and surgery is really the only solution for people who feel self-conscious about their appearance. … Continue reading »

Surgery After Weight Loss: Which Procedures Are Right for You?

The physical transformation that occurs after losing a massive amount of weight can sometimes include an unpleasant downside: loose skin. Losing significant weight either through lifestyle changes or bariatric surgery is a wonderful accomplishment with many health benefits, but patients who choose to get plastic surgery after weight loss in Los Angeles are sometimes overwhelmed that cosmetic surgery is needed to remove excess skin. Because each patient who comes to our office has unique concerns, there is no single surgical procedure or combination of procedures that are right for everyone. Most patients over the age of 30 who have bariatric surgery … Continue reading »

Body Contouring Surgery After Weight Loss: 5 Things to Know

Some of the most satisfying surgical procedures I perform involve body contouring, especially after patients have lost a significant amount of weight. Their dedication to making a personal transformation often includes consulting with some of the best plastic surgeons in Los Angeles, and I’m honored they choose me for this final step. Patients lose significant weight in different ways. Some change their lifestyles and lose the weight through diet and exercise. Weight loss surgery, such as gastric bypass or banding procedures, is another way to lose the extra pounds. Whichever path patients chose to lose weight, they are often left with … Continue reading »

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 one 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 »

Body Lift: Look Beautiful After Major Weight Loss

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? I see a lot of post-weight loss patients who come to me for body lift surgery in the Los Angeles area. 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 body lift surgery entail? A body lift is … 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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