Throughout our website, you’ll find a feature on various pages that showcases the “Dr. Stoker Difference.” There we outline the reasons why Dr. Stoker is considered one of the best plastic surgeons in Los Angeles, where some of the most accomplished cosmetic surgeons in the world practice.
In this blog post, we want to expand on who Dr. Stoker is and what sets him apart from other plastic surgeons throughout Southern California. We’ll also offer some tips about what to look for when choosing a plastic surgeon.
Who Is Dr. Stoker?
Many patients recognize Dr. Stoker from his appearances on television shows such as “The Doctors,” “The Biggest Loser,” “The Today Show,” or “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition.” He’s highly sought after by these shows for the same reasons he’s popular with patients seeking plastic surgery: He’s an extremely talented and engaging surgeon who achieves remarkable results.
Dr. Stoker is a board-certified plastic surgeon with an undergraduate degree from Stanford University, and he graduated at the top of his class from UC San Francisco’s renowned medical school. Throughout his career, Dr. Stoker has been a leader in the field of aesthetic surgery. He specializes in breast augmentation and other cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgeries and body contouring procedures such as tummy tucks and surgery after weight loss.
What Sets Dr. Stoker Apart?
Experience and expertise is the short answer to that question. Dr. Stoker has performed thousands of plastic surgery procedures and is recognized nationally and internationally for his skill and results. He’s a leader whose research has been published in influential journals, he has authored textbook chapters, and he is a sought-after speaker. He’s also on the clinical faculty at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, and he instructs courses other plastic surgeons take at the annual meetings of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
What to Look for When Choosing a Plastic Surgeon
Anyone considering plastic surgery can learn a lot of information by researching online. But it’s also important to schedule consultations because ultimately, it’s important that you form a trusting relationship with the surgeon you choose.
Start by making sure your surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). Other “official-sounding” boards exist, but only the ABPS is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). That’s important because board-certified plastic surgeons complete much more training and have more experience than non-certified surgeons.
Dr. Stoker also encourages patients to look at a surgeon’s before-and-after photos to see the types of results they can expect. Dr. Stoker’s gallery includes more than 8,000 photos of his actual patients.
If you’re searching for a plastic surgeon, contact us using the online form to request a consultation, or call our office at (310) 300-1779 to schedule an appointment.