Marina del Rey
Dr. David Stoker
4640 Admiralty Way #1000
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
This 55-year-old woman came to Dr. Stoker's Practice hoping to reverse some of the age-related changes that had been accumulating over the past decade. She expressed concerns about the sagging skin along her jaw and the heaviness of her eyelids, which can be seen in her "before" photos.
During her consultation, her surgeon examined her face and asked what she wanted to change exactly. To address her concerns, her surgeon recommended that she have eyelid surgery and a facelift in Los Angeles. In addition, he suggested that she consider having chin augmentation to add balance to her profile and give her a more prominent jaw line. All three procedures would give her comprehensive rejuvenation and take years off of her appearance. What's more, her surgeon could safely perform all three procedures during the same surgery to minimize her recovery downtime.
When her Los Angeles cosmetic surgery was completed, she was given time to recover before we took these "after" photos. After a smooth recovery, her face looks youthful and her eyes look alert and striking. When asked how she felt about her new appearance, she said she was thrilled with the results and would recommend her
This 44-year-old woman desired a smaller nose and more prominent chin. Dr. Stoker performed a rhinoplasty and chin augmentation with an Implantech Extended Anatomical Chin Implant, size small. She is shown before and six weeks following surgery. Her results will continue to improve over the next year.
This 71-year-old man wanted his appearance to better match the youthful energy that he felt on the inside. Dr. Stoker performed a facelift, necklift and chin augmentation to achieve his goal. He also performed a subtle secondary rhinoplasty procedure to create a more natural look. The patient is shown before and five weeks following his surgery.
This 35-year-old woman was very unhappy with the look and shape of her nose, which she felt was very prominent and hooked downward, distracting from her other facial features. After considering surgery for a while, she felt it was time to have a smaller, more feminine nose. She began looking for a Los Angeles rhinoplasty specialist to achieve the look she wanted, eventually scheduling a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.
When she met with her surgeon, she expressed a concern about dramatically changing the look of her nose. Her surgeon explained that although the transformation would be dramatic from the profile view, it would not change her appearance entirely, or in other words, she would not look like someone else. He also suggested adding chin augmentation as well to balance her profile even further, but even with this addition, she would still see effective and subtle, rather than dramatic, improvement. After the specifics of her surgery were planned, she was eager to have a new look.
Her "after" photos were taken after she had recovered from her Los Angeles plastic surgery. They show a radical transformation in the proportions of her face and in the femininity of her nose. She now has a smaller nose with a feminine contour that balances nicely with her new chin. She was thrilled with the results.
This 55-year-old woman was unhappy with her double chin. In recent years, the second chin had been increasing in size and had become even more bothersome. Wanting to improve her appearance, she started exploring her options for Los Angeles cosmetic surgery and found out about Dr. Stoker's Practice. After some careful consideration, she decided to contact them for a consultation.
When she met with her surgeon, she told him about how her chin had changed in the past few years and how annoying it had become. Often, to treat a double chin, liposuction can be the best option. However, for this patient, since she had excess skin and a relatively recessed chin, her surgeon suggested that she consider chin augmentation in addition. With the combined effect of the procedures, she would achieve maximum improvement with minimal downtime. Using only a small incision underneath her chin, her surgeon performed both power-assisted liposuction and then a chin augmentation.
After a short recovery, she returned to have her postoperative photos taken. Although the improvement appears subtle from the front, from the profile view, her chin is noticeably improved and her second chin is completely gone. She was very happy with her Los Angeles liposuction and chin augmentation.
This 51-year-old woman wanted to enhance the look of her face by balancing her profile and taking a few years off of her appearance. Wanting subtle, but effective enhancement, she decided to explore her options for surgery and began looking for a Los Angeles plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing facial procedures. After exploring many options, she contacted Dr. Stoker's Practice to meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Because she had multiple concerns, she was curious to know if combing procedures was safe. Her surgeon assured her that combining facial procedures is not only safe, but can be ideal since it minimizes downtime and the risks associated with general anesthesia. In particular, she was interested in chin augmentation and eyelid surgery, which were easily performed in conjunction with each other. As can be seen in her "before" pictures, her surgeon used special markings to mark both areas to be performed together.
She and her surgeon decided that she would have both lower and upper eyelid surgery to decrease the puffiness beneath her eyes and tighten the sagging skin above her eyes. Combined with a chin implant, the eyelid surgery would improve her appearance greatly.
After she was given time to recover from her Los Angeles eyelid surgery and chin augmentation, her "after" photos were taken, showing dramatic improvement in her chin and profile in addition to restoring the youthfulness around her eyes. She was thrilled with the results of her surgery.
This 38-year-old woman was bothered by her small double chin and wanted to find a Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon who could help her balance out her profile by making her chin more defined. After researching several surgeons in the area, she decided to schedule a consultation with one of the board-certified plastic surgeons at Dr. Stoker's Practice after learning about their reputation for excellent results.
During her consultation, she explained what she wanted to change to her surgeon. To give her a stronger profile and address her concerns about her double chin, her surgeon suggested that she undergo chin augmentation to enhance the lower portion of her face. By increasing the size of her chin, he would also diminish her double chin without having to perform liposuction. By making a small incision under her chin, her surgeon would place the implant and position it into the proper position. Once the incision healed, it would leave only a small, inconspicuous scar underneath her chin.
When her Los Angeles plastic surgery was completed, she was given time to recover before her "after" photos were taken. As can be seen in her "after" photos, her chin is now in balance with her bone structure and with the implant, provides for subtle improvement of her profile and neck. She was very pleased with the results of her surgery.
This 36-year-old woman wanted to have a stronger chin to balance out the proportions of her face so she began looking for a skilled plastic surgeon in Los Angeles who could advise her. After some consideration, she scheduled a consultation with one of the board-certified plastic surgeons at Dr. Stoker's Practice.
During her consultation, she expressed her concerns as her surgeon listened carefully. He explained to her that chin implants were a safe and effective solution to her problem, and by using only a small incision below her chin, he would insert the implant with minimal scarring. She had the choice between a silicone and an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) implant, both of which have a history of safety. Once the implant was placed, the improvement would be immediate and would last.
Following her Los Angeles plastic surgery, this patient's profile is more defined like she had originally wanted. Although it was a subtle change, her appearance was dramatically altered as can be seen in her after photos. From the profile view, her chin is balanced with the shape of her face, rather than being recessed. Overall, she was very happy with the results of her surgery and felt more confident in her appearance.