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Tummy Tuck

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Tummy Tuck

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Case 318

This 45-year-old woman experienced several changes to her body after she became a mother. One of the things that she was self-conscious about before her plastic surgery was the lax skin of the midsection. Also, she experienced a loss of volume and drooping of the breasts, which led her to look for a Santa Monica plastic surgeon. After researching on the Internet, she found Dr. David Stoker, and scheduled a consultation.

When she first visited Dr. Stoker for a consultation, she explained her concerns about her breasts and midsection. She believed she was a candidate for a mommy makeover, and her surgeon agreed. He felt that she could benefit from a breast augmentation, power-assisted liposuction as well as a tummy tuck in Los Angeles.

For her procedure, she chose silicone gel breast implants that were placed under the muscle through areolar incisions. The excess skin around her midsection was significantly decreased, and her abdominal muscles were tightened. Power-assisted liposuction helped to even further contour her body for a feminine and slim shape. Just two months after her procedure, the beautiful results can already be seen.

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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 281

This 68-year-old woman was unhappy with how her body had changed with time and with having children. Tired of the excess stretched and fatty skin that hung down over her abdomen, she decided to explore her options for Los Angeles plastic surgery, starting with finding a qualified plastic surgeon who had a great deal of experience performing abdominal rejuvenation surgery.

When she met with her surgeon, she explained her concerns while her surgeon listened intently. To address the excess skin on her abdomen, her surgeon suggested that he perform a tummy tuck, which removes the skin and tightens the abdominal muscles to make the stomach look slimmer and healthier. However, since the excess skin had allowed fatty deposits to accumulate on her abdomen, her surgeon recommended that he perform liposuction as well to slim her abdomen further. The procedures could be easily combined to minimize her downtime after surgery.

Three months after her tummy tuck in Los Angeles, she returned to have her "after" photos taken. Her photos show dramatic improvement in the look of her abdomen, which appears thinner and emphasizes her waste more than in her "before" photos. If you look closely, you may see that she is wearing Mepiform gel tape on her waistline incision. We encourage our patients to do this following surgery to improve their healing. She was very pleased with the results.

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Case 244

This 47-year-old woman used to be a gymnast before having children but now felt frustrated that she couldn't get her figure back after her multiple pregnancies. When she went through a transitional period in her life, she felt that it was time to find a Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon to perform a mommy makeover on her. Eventually, she made an appointment with Dr. David Stoker.

When she explained her concerns to Dr. Stoker, he suggested that she undergo a breast augmentation with gummy bear implants, a tummy tuck and power-assisted liposuction. The combination would slim her figure, rid her of the excess, saggy skin on her abdomen and make her breasts fuller. When they were finished discussing the specifics of her surgeries, she felt excited that after all this time, she would finally have the body she used to have.

After her surgeries were completed, she was thrilled with the results. She had large, full breasts and a perfectly flat stomach. She was happy that she came to Dr. Stoker for her breast surgery, liposuction and tummy tuck in Los Angeles. She said that her only regret was not having the surgery sooner.

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Case 242

Before having children, this woman in her 30's had a fit, athletic figure. But even though she loved to exercise, her body had been permanently changed after her pregnancies and she now carried extra weight around her abdomen. Wanting to look and feel more like she did before, she decided to find a Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon to help her achieve a more youthful figure.

After examining her body, Dr. Stoker recommended that he perform a mommy makeover, which would include a tummy tuck, power-assisted liposuction, a breast augmentation and Laser breast surgery (breast procedures not pictured). The combination would rejuvenate her body.

In the "after" photos, you can see her dramatic transformation; her breasts are lifted to a higher, more attractive position on her chest and her abdomen looks slim and fit like she wanted. After her Los Angeles tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation, this patient was more than happy with the way she looked in her clothing.

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Case 240

This 42-year-old woman was unhappy with the permanent changes her skin had undergone following her multiple pregnancies. On her abdomen, her skin was saggy and uneven after being stretched out and she carried excess baby weight she couldn't get rid of. Her breasts had begun to sag unattractively as well, so she decided to explore the idea of Los Angeles plastic surgery to help her feel more confident. Eventually, she made an appointment with one of the highly-qualified and skilled plastic surgeons at Dr. Stoker's Practice.

Her surgeon examined all her areas of concern and then suggested that she undergo a comprehensive mommy makeover. He would perform a tummy tuck and liposuction on her abdomen to address the excess skin and fat that had accumulated there and he would perform a Laser breast surgery to raise and support her sagging breasts. When he was finished, she would look more like she did before having children.

In her "after" photos, this patient's body looks slimmer and more fit following her tummy tuck and liposuction in Los Angeles. Her breasts also look more youthful and full after her Laser breast surgery. Her scars have faded into her skin tone and are hardly visible in the "after" photos. She was very pleased with the results.

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Case 239

After having multiple children, this 33-year-old woman felt disappointed that she could not fix parts of her body. Although she worked hard to maintain her figure, she was unhappy with her sagging belly and breasts. After some consideration, she decided to find a Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon who could help her reclaim her body.

She met with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Stoker to discuss having a mommy makeover. She explained that she was unhappy with the look of her stomach and with how her breasts had begun to sag after her pregnancies. Taking her concerns into consideration, Dr. Stoker suggested that a tummy tuck with power-assisted-liposuction would help even out her midsection and a laser breast surgery would help her sagging breasts.

After her Los Angeles breast lift, liposuction and tummy tuck procedures were completed, this patient was able to return to work in a little over one week. As can be seen in her "after" photos, this patient's body looks slimmer and more even around her abdomen and her breasts look youthful and perky. She was very happy with the results.

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Case 237

This 50-year-old woman was concerned with the shape of her body and breasts after having children. As a professional with celebrity clientele, she felt that it was time to undergo a mommy makeover to rejuvenate her body. After doing some research, she decided to meet with plastic surgeon Dr. David Stoker to discuss Los Angeles plastic surgery.

When she met with Dr. Stoker, he examined her body and asked her what her concerns were. She was mainly concerned with the rolls and excess skin on her abdomen, wanting her abdomen to be smoother and more even. To treat this, her surgeon recommended a tummy tuck and power-assisted liposuction to remove the excess skin and fat.

Since she was also concerned about the size of her breasts, she asked what Dr. Stoker could do to help. He suggested that she undergo a breast lift and reduction using the Laser breast surgery surgery technique. Laser breast surgery would reduce the size of her breasts and provide support to her breasts following surgery.

When her surgery was completed, she recovered swiftly and was thrilled with the results. Her abdomen was thinner and more even and her breasts were smaller and perkier. She is so excited about her new figure, she is already planning additional surgeries for facial rejuvenation.

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Case 162

This 52-year-old woman wanted to have a more distinct hourglass figure and to flatten and smooth her stomach and legs. She came to Dr. Stoker's Practice in Los Angeles for liposuction and a tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, to remove the excess fatty deposits on her legs and mid-section.

She underwent power-assisted liposuction to make her body to the proportion she wanted. With power-assisted liposuction, or PAL, an electric motor agitates the liposuction tool to make the procedure easier and quicker for the surgeon. In combination with her tummy tuck, where excess skin is removed and the muscles underneath are often tightened, her surgeon was able to achieve a dramatic improvement in her shape.

The "after" photos show exactly how dramatic the change is. Now, she finally has a more hourglass figure and her stomach is flatter and even. Her legs are also more even where the fatty deposits on her thighs were removed. Overall, she is very pleased with the results of her Los Angeles plastic surgery.

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Case 120

This 52-year-old woman lost 30 pounds through diet and exercise. Even though she had lost a lot of weight, she had an exceptional amount of loose skin on her buttocks and thighs. In hopes of finding a surgery that could correct this, she came to our Los Angeles cosmetic surgery practice and made an appointment with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. Together they decided that a tummy tuck, buttocks lift, and lateral thigh lift were necessary to help her achieve the figure she desired.

During her surgery each procedure had its own different benefits which contributed to her overall great results. During the tummy tuck procedure her surgeon was able to remove excess fat and skin and tighten the skin leftover so that it gave her a slim, fit appearance. Her lateral thigh lift and buttocks lift consisted of liposuction and removal of excess skin. These procedures made her body look more toned and proportional, in comparison to the rest of her body.

In these photos, she is shown before and two weeks following her surgery. Even at only two weeks, dramatic improvement is visible. Overall, she was pleased with her lateral thigh lift, buttocks lift, and her tummy tuck in Los Angeles.

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