Dr. David Stoker
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Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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Tips for Digital Detoxing

Remember how trying to limit screen time was considered a worthy goal? Actually, it still is a good idea. Still, with millions of people working from home with worksites shuttered, it’s difficult to avoid being on the computer for a significant portion of the day. And once we’re off the clock, we can’t go out, so we spend much of the evening texting and socializing online or catching up on the news. It can be difficult to take breaks from digital devices, but it’s important that you do for both your physical and mental health. What’s Wrong With Excessive Screen … Continue reading »

Hunkering Down and Beyond: Focus on the Positive

One of the most important ways to maintain a healthy immune system is to decrease your stress level as much as possible. After more than a month of sheltering in place, though, it can be challenging to keep a positive and healthy outlook. One of the most important jobs physicians have, regardless of their specialties, is to help their patients pursue healthy habits. That’s why I’m encouraging you to focus during this difficult time on the benefits of following the stay-at-home guidelines put in place by California’s governor. Even better, adopting some of these practices even after resuming normal activities … Continue reading »

Looking Your Best on a Webcam

With the stay-at-home culture a fact of life for the foreseeable future, more of us than ever are working from home, participating in virtual meetings, and even engaging in happy hours via streaming platforms to maintain social connections. Of course, this all comes at a time when a trip to the med spa for a quick, non-surgical touch-up is off-limits. Given all of the time you now spend on your webcam, we thought you would appreciate some helpful advice about how to look your best. Whether you’re on Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, or another video streaming platform while working from home … Continue reading »

Staying in Shape When the Gym’s Closed

For people who regularly exercise at the gym or swim laps, the extended quarantine poses challenges for staying in shape. It’s time to get a bit creative because exercise is more important than ever during these stressful times. And at Stoker Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles, we’re concerned about our patients’ overall wellness. In this blog post, we’ll offer some ideas about exercising at home and remind you that it’s important to get outside at least once a day to keep your skin healthy (with sun protection, of course!). In addition to the ideas offered here, check out information from … Continue reading »

Stoker Plastic Surgery Will Soon Resume Consultations & Treatments with a New ‘Safer Appointment’ Process

In compliance with the Governor’s Shelter-in-Place order, we have temporarily suspended in-person appointments in favor of secure virtual sessions. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask for your support as we do our part to protect our patients and staff. While we are waiting on guidance from the Governor, we are actively preparing to welcome you back to the office soon. We are adapting our scheduling process and extending our hours to minimize patient overlap and maximize convenience. Please read on for important information about our new process. In the meantime, we invite you to join us … Continue reading »

What You Should Know Before a Body Lift

Getting plastic surgery to remove excess skin after massive weight loss is a physically and emotionally significant step that often includes more than one operation. As a specialist in plastic surgery after weight loss in Los Angeles, I understand the multiple issues that body lift patients encounter both before and after surgery. I believe that patients should be fully informed about what’s involved in body contouring procedures after losing significant weight, as well as what they can expect during their recoveries. In this blog post, I’ll address some of the general issues that patients should know about before scheduling their … Continue reading »

How Soon After Giving Birth Can I Get a Mommy Makeover?

Stories about celebrity moms “bouncing back” from pregnancy and wearing bikinis weeks after delivery put unrealistic pressure on women who have recently had children. Many of these non-celebrity moms exercise and eat right, but can’t regain their pre-pregnancy shapes within just a few months. That’s because it’s one thing to lose weight gained during pregnancy, but other physical changes such as excess abdominal skin and saggy breasts can only be corrected with surgery. Enter the Mommy Makeover. At my Los Angeles plastic surgery practice, I offer women the option of combining multiple procedures in a single operation that addresses 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 »

A Surgeon and a Scholar

As any professional devoted to their field will tell you, it’s challenging to find time to achieve every career goal.  As a Los Angeles plastic surgeon, I find that to be especially true.   Of course, my first priorities are my patients.  Whether I’m consulting with a new patient, performing surgery or conducting a postoperative check up, the men and women I serve come before anything else.   Here in Southern California, other opportunities come my way partly because the area is such a media hotspot.  I’m often invited to make broadcast appearances on programs such as the Dr. Phil … 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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