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After Weight Loss

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After Weight Loss

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Case 500

This 64-year-old woman lost over 100 pounds following gastric bypass. She also exercises every day, but was unable to tighten her skin. In two stages, Dr. Stoker performed a tummy tuck, buttocks lift, breast lift and liposuction. She is shown here before and four weeks after her second stage surgery.

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Case 440

This 42-year-old woman lost over 100 pounds through diet and exercise. The loose skin on her abdomen was a constant reminder to her of her past struggles with weight. Dr. Stoker performed an abdominoplasty and pubic lift to restore her figure. She is shown before and seven weeks following the surgery.

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Case 354

This 42-year-old mother was unhappy with the way her abdomen looked after having children. The skin had remained stretched and she had retained a noticeable amount of weight around her waist and stomach. Wanting to regain the body she had before having children, she contacted our Los Angeles plastic surgerycenter for a consultation with Dr. David Stoker.

When she met with Dr. Stoker, he examined her abdomen and recommended that she have a tummy tuck to remove the excess skin on her stomach and to give her the figure she had wanted. By tightening her abdomen muscles, Dr. Stoker would restore the look of her stomach that had been altered by pregnancy. With the added touch of liposuction, her stomach and flanks would appear much flatter as well.

Five weeks after her tummy tuck in Los Angeles she returned to have her post-operative photos taken. Her abdomen is completely transformed; her stomach is flatter now that the excess skin and fat have been removed and her figure has a nice, hourglass contour. She was thrilled with the results of her surgery.

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Case 349

This 41-year-old mother had lost 60 pounds through diet and exercise, but was disappointed by the deflated appearance of her breasts and skin. She also had other areas that she wanted to rejuvenate to their pre-baby appearance.

At her consultation, Dr. Stoker discussed her options with her. His recommendations resulted in a tummy tuck, liposuction, and laser breast lift. Women often choose this combination of procedures for their mommy makeover. The Los Angeles tummy tuck, for example, can provide a toned, flat stomach, correcting areas such as sagging stomach skin that diet and exercise cannot always fully address. When combined with liposuction, it can be particularly effective. A laser breast lift is an innovative method of breast lift surgery that uses a laser to create an internal brassiere that lifts and shapes drooping breasts.

Eleven months following her tummy tuck, power-assisted liposuction, and laser breast lift in Los Angeles, she returned to have her "after" photos taken.

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Case 346

After losing 150 pounds, this 35-year-old woman wanted to improve her figure. She chose to visit a Los Angeles plastic surgeon in Marina del Rey, CA. After evaluating her body and goals, Dr. Stoker recommended a tummy tuck, power-assisted liposuction, and breast augmentation.

Reshaping patients' bodies after weight loss has become a specialization at our practice. Many individuals experience concerns such as sagging skin, fatty deposits that cannot be removed through diligent diets and exercise, and loss of volume in areas such as the breast.

For this patient, Dr. Stoker recommended power-assisted liposuction and a breast augmentation. For her breast augmentation, he placed 378cc cohesive silicone gel breast implants placed through an areolar incision into a submuscular pocket. In addition, to provide a toned, taut stomach without excess skin, he performed a tummy tuck in Los Angeles.

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Case 345

This 46-year-old mother wanted to improve her curves, lift her buttocks, and tighten her skin. She decided to learn more about her options for plastic surgery in Los Angeles and scheduled an appointment with Dr. David Stoker.

When she met with Dr. Stoker, he recommended a buttock lift and power-assisted liposuction. In addition to the body contouring performed during a buttock lift, power-assisted liposuction in Los Angeles has become a popular new method for permanently removing unwanted fatty bulges and creating more attractive body contours.

During power-assisted liposuction, the tip of the suction tube vibrates at a rapid speed. This vibration loosens the fat cells so that the surgeon can gently suction them away with minimal trauma to the surrounding tissues. In addition to maximizing the effectiveness of the fat removal and helping patients to be more comfortable, it minimizes bruising. It has been particularly successful for many patients when combined with body contouring procedures such as the buttock lift that this woman chose.

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Case 339

After losing 135 pounds through gastric bypass surgery, this 40-year-old mother of two and nurse wanted to reshape her body through Los Angeles plastic surgery After meeting with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Stoker, he recommended a buttocks lift, lateral thigh lift, tummy tuck, and power-assisted liposuction. During these procedures, he would remove the excess skin around her hips and thighs. By performing liposuction as well, she could appear more toned and shapelier.

Two months after her Los Angeles liposuction, tummy tuck, buttocks lift, and thigh lift, she had her "after" photos taken at our office. Her photos show a much slimmer woman with a more balanced figure.

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Case 328

This 41-year-old woman was proud of her recent 100lb weight loss, but was displeased with the sagging in her breasts, abdomen, and buttocks. She knew that plastic surgery would provide the "finishing touches" on her new look so she reached out to Dr. David Stoker.

During the consultation, she met with Dr. Stoker and discussed her transformation. The effects of diet and exercise had provided her with a slimmer body, but the excess skin was causing her to feel insecure. She wanted to celebrate her weight loss and newfound confidence with flattering clothing but claimed that certain outfits didn't fit properly. Dr. Stoker congratulated her on her achievement and suggested a Los Angeles tummy tuck and buttocks lift to remove the extra skin and give her a tighter, more toned appearance. He also recommended a face lift to reduce the look of "jowls" and a Los Angeles breast lift to give her a more youthful figure.

The procedures were performed in two stages: the first included the abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and buttocks lift, and the second involved the breast lift and face lift. She is pictured four weeks after her first operation and shows less rippling in the buttocks and a tighter, flatter abdomen. Her breasts are also perkier and have a more youthful contour. She is very pleased with her firmer body and knows that her scars will fade significantly over the course of the year.

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Case 295

A contestant on the popular NBC show, the Biggest Loser, this 27-year-old man lost 220 pounds through diet and exercise. Many individuals who have lost substantial amounts of weight want to correct issues such as excess skin. For his body contouring, this man chose Dr. David Stoker for his post-weight loss surgery in Los Angeles. After evaluating the patient, Dr. Stoker recommended an upper body lift and abdominoplasty.

Dr. Stoker has become known for its success in helping patients who have lost weight regain their body's tone and shape before their weight gain and loss. In some cases, in addition to planning different procedures such as a male breast reduction and tummy tuck in Los Angeles, the surgeon can stage the procedures for a more manageable recovery. In other cases, combining procedures into one surgery minimizes downtime. Our practice's surgeons are experienced in customizing each treatment plan to the individual patient's health and surgery goals.

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Case 111

This woman had lost a substantial amount of weight and wanted to learn about body contouring options. She decided to investigate options for reshaping her body through cosmetic surgery in Los Angeles.

When she came in for her consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Stoker. After evaluating her body, Dr. Stoker recommended a body lift, tummy tuck and posterior lift.

After her surgeries were completed, she experienced a full recovery before she returned three weeks later for her "after" photos. As shown in her photos, her body looks slimmer and toned.

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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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