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After Weight Loss

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After Weight Loss

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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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Case 110

After losing a significant amount of weight, this woman wanted to reshape and tone her buttocks. To learn more about her options to improve that area, she contacted Dr. David Stoker for a consultation.

When she met with Dr. Stoker, she expressed her concerns. After listening to her carefully, her surgeon evaluated her body and recommended a posterior lift. That procedure would remove the excess skin on the buttocks. During the surgery, the physician would also tighten the skin to remove her wrinkles, leaving her with smoother, more toned buttocks.

Many individuals who have lost weight experience excess skin and sagging. Cosmetic surgery in Los Angeles after weight loss can alleviate those concerns and improve their self-esteem. After this patient's posterior lift, her buttocks appear more toned, with the excess skin resulting from her weight loss removed.

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Case 109

Many men choose cosmetic surgery after weight loss to help trim away loose skin and lingering fat. At age 19, this young man had lost almost 100 pounds through diet and exercise, but even though he was pleased with his new shape overall, he still felt self-conscious about the extra skin that was hanging from his abdomen and chest. He researched his options for different cosmetic surgeons and decided to meet with board-certified Beverly Hills area plastic surgeon at Dr. David Stoker.

At his consultation he explained that he was interested in male breast reduction surgery and possibly a tummy tuck. Dr. Stoker examined him and agreed that he would be a great candidate for both procedures, and they scheduled a time for surgery.

A tummy tuck is very similar for both men and women, but male breast reduction is very different from female breast reduction. Unlike women, some men can get good results with liposuction alone, and even in cases where men will need some skin or glandular tissue removed, the incision is much smaller and positioned differently. The result is a firmer, flatter, and more angular appearance that fits much better with the male physique.

This young man's combined procedure has dramatically improved his body contour, and the results are evident even at this point in the healing process. His chest looks flatter and firmer, his tummy tuck in Los Angeles has tightened his abdomen considerably, and his whole body looks much younger. The small scars on his chest are still visible this soon after surgery, but they will continue to fade, and in about a year they should be very difficult to notice.

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Case 108

Multiple pregnancies had stretched out this 32-year-old woman's abdominal skin, and she wanted to know if a Beverly Hills area plastic surgery procedure could help. She thought that a tummy tuck might be the right solution, so she called Dr. Stoker's office and scheduled a time to meet with him for a consultation. After examining her and hearing her goals, he recommended a full tummy tuck.

Depending on the patient, a plastic surgeon may recommend tummy tuck alone or paired with another procedure such as liposuction to help smooth out other areas. After talking over the pros and cons of both options, this patient settled on a tummy tuck alone.

This surgery is performed under general anesthesia and begins with an incision from hip to hip. The incision is positioned low enough that the thin scar will be concealed easily beneath underwear or lingerie. Through this incision the surgeon carefully sutures loose abdominal muscles tight, then trims away excess fat and skin and repositions the belly button without detaching it, before closing the original incision.

This patient's surgery and recovery went very well, and afterward her whole abdomen and upper-pubic area are much smoother and firmer. Even though she did not receive liposuction for her back and sides, her firmer tummy helps give her whole body a much softer, more appealing contour. She no longer has any "rolls" of fat near her lower abdomen, and she and her Beverly Hills area plastic surgeon are both pleased with how much slimmer she looks.

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Case 107

After losing over 100 pounds, this young woman was uncomfortable with the extra skin and uneven abdominal fat that remained. At 26, she was proud of her new body, but was disappointed with her reduced breast size and wished she could fit better into her new, slimmer clothes. After hearing about the plastic surgeon Dr. Stoker, she decided to schedule a time to talk over her choices for a Beverly Hills area plastic surgery procedure. In her consultation she shared her goals and her weight loss history with her surgeon, who recommended a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation.

Tummy tuck and liposuction are both very common choices for patients after weight loss, and many women will also opt for breast surgery to reverse sagginess or enhance volume. For the liposuction part of her procedure Dr. Stoker recommended power-assisted liposuction (PAL), which allows larger amounts of fat to be removed very gently, reducing the risk of bruising. 

This patient's "after" photos show that her plastic surgery helped balance out her figure very nicely. Her fuller breasts look much more natural for her frame, and her flat tummy and slimmer waist help emphasize her new curves. She and her Beverly Hills area plastic surgeon were both very pleased with her new proportions.

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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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