Marina del Rey
Dr. David Stoker
4640 Admiralty Way #1000
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
This 39-year-old woman from Sherman Oaks was curious about the possibility of a Los Angeles liposuction procedure when she met with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons at Dr. Stoker's Practice. During her consultation, she explained that she practiced healthy habits, but just wasn't seeing the kind of changes she wanted in problem areas such as her hips and thighs.
Our Plastic Surgery surgeons are adept at performing several different liposuction techniques to meet the needs and goals of their patients. This woman and her surgeon reviewed all her options before deciding that power-assisted liposuction in Los Angeles of her back, flanks, hips, abdomen, buttocks, and inner and outer thighs would produce the attractive body contour she wanted.
Power-assisted liposuction, or PAL, has the benefit of improved safety compared to more traditional liposuction methods, and has proven to help patients recover more rapidly from the procedure with less discomfort. The technological advances of PAL over traditional liposuction also allow the surgeon greater precision and control over the procedure, allowing for removal of fat cells through smaller incisions.
This patient's "after" photos are taken three months following her body sculpting procedure. Receiving liposuction to several areas has helped her look and feel rejuvenated. She is thrilled with the smoother contours of her new body and, as her photos show, she is looking noticeably slimmer and more youthful.
This 46-year-old woman from Los Angeles felt that she would look much better without the excess skin on her buttocks, hips, and flanks. She wanted to find a surgeon she could trust to help her create a more appealing physique that diet and exercise alone could not help her achieve. After consulting with her surgeon at Dr. Stoker's Practice, she decided on a posterior lift and power-assisted Los Angeles liposuction procedure.
This woman's surgeon wanted to target all of her areas of concern, so he performed a posterior lift to tighten and tone her buttocks and flanks. Often, this type of procedure enhances other areas as well, as the body is lifted and smoothed. Her surgeon also administered power assisted liposuction to remove stubborn pockets of fat cells from her flanks and hips to sculpt softer, more defined contours of her waist and hips.
This woman is very happy with her new body after her Long Beach area plastic surgery procedures. Her photos are taken 15 months post-operatively, and show the dramatic improvements that have developed during her recovery process. While the surgical scar that circles her lower abdominal muscles is still slightly visible, it will continue to fade over time.
When they see their results, patients who have undergone liposuction and other body contouring cosmetic surgery near Pasadena frequently say that they wished they had done it sooner. This woman had heard this from several former patients at Dr. Stoker's Practice, so she decided not to hesitate. She consulted with her surgeon and discussed her desire to improve the look of her abdomen and thighs.
During her consultation, her surgeon highlighted why the new Smartlipo™ technology could help correct this patient's unwanted deposits of belly and thigh fat more effectively than traditional liposuction techniques. Smartlipo is a minimally-invasive technique that uses laser energy to melt fat cells before they are removed from the body using a thin cannula. This method has proven to be generally safer than traditional liposuction as it requires a smaller incision and reduces postoperative bruising and swelling.
This woman is very pleased with the results of her Beverly Hills area plastic surgery as her surgeon has made definite, positive enhancements that improve the look of her entire figure. Her legs, back, and abdomen are now slimmer and smoother, and her waist looks softer and more feminine. She loves the compliments and positive responses to her new shape.
This 37-year-old mother and clothing designer in Los Angeles desired breast implant corrective surgery and power-assisted liposuction. Eleven years earlier, she had received a breast augmentation procedure from another surgeon before she had children, and was experiencing hardened breasts, droopiness, stretch marks, and rippling. She was also unhappy with how unnatural her previous surgeon's results looked. To find out more about how to reverse these disappointing results through plastic surgery after pregnancy, she made an appointment with Dr. Stoker.
When her surgeon examined her breasts, he found that capsular contracture (excessive formation of scar tissue around the implant) was partly to blame for her breasts' distorted shape, and recommended breast capsulotomies combined with breast implant replacement. Because removing the "capsule" of scar tissue reduces the volume of the breast, some patients will need to combine these procedures with a Los Angeles breast lift as well, but for this particular patient her surgeon determined that the augmentation alone was enough to correct this problem.
In the operating room her surgeon removed her old implants and performed open capsulotomies on each breast to expand her implant pocket and create a more natural shape. He then placed textured moderate-plus profile 550cc implants on each side through her original scars along the breast fold. He also performed power-assisted liposuction to remove fat from her abdomen, hips, flanks, and inner and outer thighs.
The patient, shown three months after her breast implant corrective surgery and power-assisted liposuction, is very pleased with her results. She is happy with her choice of surgeon and is enjoying having her pre-baby shape again.
This 31-year-old mother felt that pregnancy had caused her lower body to lose its youthful shape and definition, so she met with a doctor at Plastic Surgery to understand how cosmetic surgery could help her restore her figure. As her pre-operative photographs show, this woman had developed fatty patches along her hips and thighs that did not match her otherwise trim shape. In an attempt to correct this, her surgeon recommended power-assisted liposuction surgery in Los Angeles to help her achieve a more flattering, balanced shape.
The doctors at Plastic Surgery have thoroughly researched and performed several types of liposuction techniques to be able to offer high-quality care for their patients. Power-assisted liposuction uses a vibrating cannula to remove fat cells gently and minimize post-surgical discomfort for patients. It also allows the doctors to sculpt patients' bodies more precisely so that they can create results that match a patient's natural curves beautifully.
This woman's post-operative photo shows show that her Los Angeles liposuction sculpted her hips to appear much slimmer, giving her a more defined waist that flatters her posterior nicely. Excess fat pockets have been removed from her hips and thighs to reveal softer, more natural-looking contours. This woman is very satisfied with the results of her surgery and has regained an attractive, more youthful figure.