Dr. David Stoker's Blog

A woman holds her neck after receiving a non surgical neck treatment.

Be Wary of Nonsurgical Neck Lift Promises

A number of noninvasive or minimally invasive procedures promise improved neck contours: BOTOX® Cosmetic, KYBELLA®, liposuction, laser treatments, ultrasound energy treatments such as Ultherapy®, and the list goes on and on. Each procedure has unique benefits, and at my plastic surgery practice in Los Angeles, I can help determine if a nonsurgical treatment option is right …

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A woman touches her stomach after receiving a tummy tuck.

Surprising Health Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

Thinking about getting a tummy tuck? If so, you already know that the procedure improves the appearance of the abdomen by removing excess skin that often remains after pregnancy or other significant weight loss. But many tummy tuck patients at our plastic surgery practice in Los Angeles aren’t aware of the unexpected benefits of abdominoplasty. …

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A woman enjoys coffee after receiving an arm lift.

Arm Lift or Liposuction?

As a body contouring specialist, I've performed many skin reduction procedures such as arm lift surgery at my Los Angeles practice for patients who have lost significant weight. Upper arm skin often sags after weight loss, and it can be quite frustrating for men and women who have dedicated themselves to losing weight. Not all …

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Two girls take a selfie after visiting a med spa.

All the Nonsurgical Procedures Behind ‘Instagram Face’

It’s the subject of hashtags on virtually every social media platform. If this is the first time you’ve heard of "Instagram face," the phrase describes a specific look created by nonsurgical cosmetic treatments such as filler and BOTOX® injections.  At my Los Angeles, CA, practice, I hear patients ask about what types of treatments are needed for …

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A woman is examined in her rhinoplasty consultation.

Get Answers to 5 Top Rhinoplasty Questions

Patients considering rhinoplasty at my Los Angeles plastic surgery practice typically have quite a few questions about the procedure. That’s understandable because it is one of the more complex surgeries that plastic surgeons perform.   Changing the size or shape of your nose—not to mention the possibility of addressing issues that make it difficult to breathe—is a significant decision, and …

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It's 2020, take a look at how cosmetic trends have changed in the last 10 years.

It’s 2020—A Lot Has Changed in 10 Years

The aesthetics field is constantly changing with new techniques and treatments coming to the market. Our team at my Los Angeles plastic surgery practice takes pride in offering the latest, proven procedures that help patients look their best, often without surgery's downtime.  The past decade has been especially dynamic—particularly when it comes to nonsurgical rejuvenation procedures. It may be …

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A woman's face is examined post facial treatment.

This ‘Super Facial’ Can Change Your Face

There is no shortage of superlatives used to describe various aesthetic treatments. Few often live up to the hype. But AquaGold treatments—which have been called "super mega facials"—exceed expectations. That's why they are creating a buzz throughout Los Angeles and at my plastic surgery practice. The customized procedure combines BOTOX® and filler injections along with …

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