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Mom and daughter have fun baking while taking a digital detox

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, …

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Couple at home during quarantine in Los Angeles, CA playing with their dog

Timeless Advice: 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. That can be easier said than done. It can be challenging to keep a positive and healthy outlook in an era of seemingly constant changes. One of the most important jobs physicians have, …

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Woman smiling during a Zoom meeting from her desk at home

Looking Your Best on a Webcam

More of us than ever are working from home and participating in virtual meetings. Engaging socially via streaming platforms is also more popular than ever. 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, …

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Couple working out together at home during COVID-19.

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 …

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Stoker Plastic Surgery Open Now with a New ‘Safer Appointment’ Process

We are excited to welcome you back to the practice effective immediately. Our appointments for both surgical and non-surgical services are quickly filling up. We encourage you to begin your journey with a Virtual Consultation or to email or call (310) 300-1779 to reserve your in-office appointment. We are adapting our scheduling process and extending …

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A man measures his waistline after receiving a body lift.

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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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