Dr. David Stoker
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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. One of the most exciting advancements in cosmetic medicine as a whole is the introduction of products … Continue reading »

Exercising After Breast Augmentation: What You Need to Know

A majority of the women I see for breast augmentation in my Los Angeles practice lead active lives. It’s simply part of our culture–Angelenos love to be outdoors and on the move. After surgery, these patients often find it challenging to slow down, take some time away from their favorite activities, and allow their bodies to heal. I certainly understand their restlessness and, as a physician, I love to see people enjoying healthy activities. But in this blog post, I want to break down the importance of rest after surgery–and the recovery timeline you can expect. Keep in mind that … 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 »

Put Your Best Face Forward

Actress Mandy Moore recently made entertainment news headlines when she “lost a fight” with a shower door handle just 2 weeks before the Emmy Awards. At such a late hour, many people would head to the ER for stitches, but Mandy called me, and I was happy to help. I was also grateful for her kind shout-out on Instagram. All’s well that ends well, because she looked absolutely flawless on the red carpet. As a Los Angeles plastic surgeon, it’s not uncommon for me to treat A-listers—but it’s certainly not the norm. My typical patient is a woman who wants to … Continue reading »

5 Things to Know Before Liposuction

My Los Angeles liposuction patients always surprise me with how much they already know about the procedure. But there are still some pervasive myths and misconceptions that deserve to be addressed. Here are 5 important points to consider before you schedule your liposuction surgery: Choose your provider wisely. If you’ve spent any time researching aesthetic professionals, you’ve probably noticed the importance of choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon, especially for invasive procedures like liposuction. Board-certified plastic surgeons have proven their competence in a series of rigorous written and oral exams. They also have displayed exceptional understanding of good safety practices, ensuring that you’re … Continue reading »

Facelift Facts: Dr. Stoker’s Patient Tells All

If you’re considering a plastic surgery procedure, you may find that talking to someone who’s been there is a wonderful way to learn the details of your surgery from a patient’s perspective. My past facelift patient, Los Angeles-area resident Allison, has graciously agreed to answer a few questions about her experience. Q: When did you first consider facelift surgery? A: When I had initially lost weight, I realized I had lots of folds of skin under my face, especially my chin and neck area. I really didn’t know anything about cosmetic procedures. I had a casual opportunity to ask a surgeon that I … Continue reading »

4 Things to Think About Before Your Plastic Surgery Consultation

As I always tell my Los Angeles plastic surgery patients, the initial consultation is arguably the most important part of the process. It’s a time for you to make sure the surgeon’s goals align with your own and to evaluate the person who may be reshaping your face, body, or breasts, so it’s important to be adequately prepared for your consultation well before you walk through the door. With this in mind, there are a few things you should take the time to research before you schedule your appointment. Know Your Ideal Outcome Beauty is in the eye of the … Continue reading »

BOTOX®: Why the ‘Too-Far Face’ Is the Exception, Not the Rule

Almost since its introduction to the public as a way to smooth out dynamic wrinkles, BOTOX Cosmetic has been the subject of Los Angeles’ opportunistic tabloid culture. The narrative goes something like this: “[Insert Celebrity Du Jour] has had so much BOTOX, she’s no longer in touch with reality!” It makes for an eye-catching headline – but it’s far-fetched and wildly unrepresentative of the typical patient’s experience with injectable treatments. Because we all see headlines like these, I wanted to take a moment to explain why their portrayal of BOTOX undermines what it really is: an effective, subtle way to … Continue reading »

Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, or Both?

It’s a question we get often from our Los Angeles patients: Given my goals, should I get a breast augmentation or a breast lift? Every patient differs, of course, but here are some of my main recommendations when guiding patients to a decision. Consider What Each Procedure Can Do With a breast augmentation, your primary goal for the outcome should be to increase volume. You may have always felt that your breasts were disproportionately small for your figure, for example. Alternatively, many women decide to look into breast augmentation after losing volume after breastfeeding or weight loss. Others want to address … Continue reading »

Three Fat Burning Mistakes Mothers Should Avoid

Carrying and bearing a child for nine months is a difficult task for most mothers. It also unveils many significant effects that women see with their bodies after pregnancy. Once you have had your baby, there is always that urge to get back that slim and beautiful shape you worked hard to keep. However, there are plenty of mistakes that most mothers make during their weight loss program. A mommy makeover may be what you need to get your body back if your attempts fail. By combining the works of breast augmentation, facial surgery, tummy tuck or liposuction you can … 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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