Dr. David Stoker
4640 Admiralty Way #1000
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 300-1779

24-hour Recovery Liposuction

When men and women in Los Angeles consider liposuction, one question they have is how long recovery will take. I'm pleased to say that, due to the experience I've gained through performing thousands of procedures, my patients are often able to start getting back to their normal routines in 24 to 48 hours.

The Dr. Stoker Difference

For Your Liposuction:

  1. He's written 2 textbook chapters on liposuction, sharing his knowledge with future plastic surgeons.
  2. He regularly teaches liposuction courses at meetings of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS).
  3. He was named as a top surgeon in liposuction by The New York Times.
  4. He's pioneered some of today's most popular liposuction techniques, such as power-assisted liposuction (PAL).

Liposuction Before & After Photos


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Liposuction Before & After Photos

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

24-hour Recovery Liposuction Just for You

Having performed thousands of liposuction procedures during my career, I have refined my techniques to be as gentle as they are effective. In fact, as a co-investigator in a major stem cell research project at UCLA, we found that greater than 90% of the fat cells I remove with liposuction are still alive in the lab after 96 hours. This surprisingly high fat viability confirms that my fat removal techniques are quite gentle for the cells and for the patient.

To find out what recovery might look like for you request a consultation online or call Dr. Stoker's office at (310) 300-1779 to meet with him to discuss liposuction in Los Angeles.

Dr. Stoker Explains 24-hour Recovery Liposuction

The key to rapid recovery from liposuction is utilizing a technique that gives me a high level of control while causing minimal tissue trauma. That's why I perform PAL, or power-assisted liposuction, whenever possible. The system uses a cannula (tube) that vibrates gently to loosen fat cells and suction them away with minimal disturbance to surrounding areas.

Additional steps I take to ensure rapid recovery include:

  • Strategic operative planning, with careful consideration given to achieving the best possible result with minimal recovery time
  • Gentle, efficient and precise techniques that minimize bruising and swelling
  • Compression garments that help skin and underlying tissues re-adhere
  • Arnica Montana supplements to minimize bruising


I've been using PAL systems for more than a decade, having conducted studies on multiple generations of models. Because I'm an instructor in modern liposuction techniques, I have used almost all of the technologies in liposuction as they become available. PAL remains my favorite technique due to numerous advantages. It allows a high level of precision, minimal impact on nearby tissues, and less bruising. This means faster recovery for my patients.


Men and women who are good candidates for 24-hour recovery liposuction surgery in Los Angeles include those who are in good health and do not smoke. Rapid recovery is most easily achieved for patients needing treatment on a few targeted areas rather than removal of large volumes of fat. If you're interested in liposuction but just can't afford to be away from your daily routines for long, I invite you to come in to discuss liposuction with rapid recovery. Request a consultation online or give my office a call at (310) 300-1779.

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    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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