Marina del Rey
Dr. David Stoker
4640 Admiralty Way #1000
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
This 28-year-old woman desired to have a more ideally shaped nose. Dr. Stoker performed a rhinoplasty procedure to accomplish her goal. She is shown before and one month following surgery. Although her result is already beautiful, it will continue to improve over the course of a year.
This 57-year-old woman wanted to improve her breathing ability as well the appearance of her nose. Although another surgeon had performed rhinoplasty and septoplasty for those same reasons 7 years previously, she was disappointed with her results.
Revision rhinoplasty and septoplasty in Los Angeles are often requested by men and women who consult with us at our practice. Although highly complex, these procedures performed when previous surgeries did not succeed can achieve results that help patients to breathe normally as well as look more attractive. Because of our reputation due to our experience and skills, patients trust us for these repeat surgeries.
During this patient's procedure, Dr. Stoker performed a complex revision operation that included a rhinoplasty, septoplasty, spreader grafts, and cartilage harvest from her ear. Her beautiful result exceeded her expectations in both appearance and function, and she expressed her appreciation at being able to breathe through her nose.
This 22-year-old woman wanted to improve her breathing as well as the shape of her nose. She began to research plastic surgery in Los Angeles and scheduled a consultation with the talented surgeons at Dr. Stoker's Practice.
When she came in for her meeting, she explained to her surgeon that she desired a more feminine-looking nose. She specifically mentioned that she did not like the length of her nose or the way it seemed to plunge forward. Her surgeon listened and then took a few measurements and photos and examined her nasal passageways. He concluded that in addition to her cosmetic concerns, she also suffered from a deviated septum and enlarged turbinates, which were causing her breathing problems. To help improve the look and function of her nose, he recommended rhinoplasty in Los Angeles.
The surgeon performed septoplasty and turbinate surgery as well as rhinoplasty. During septoplasty, the nasal septum is straightened to improve airflow. Turbinate surgery involves removing the underlying bone of the turbinate and reducing its size to lessen any nasal obstruction. Seven months later, she reports no breathing problems and shows a more balanced facial appearance. The surgery was a great success as her nose now has a graceful slope and more rounded tip.
This 28-year-old woman sustained a severe nasal fracture that caused her nose to slant to the left. The fracture had also caused the nasal bone to protrude on her left side and she had a severely deviated septum that made it difficult for her to breathe, especially at night. Tired of suffering for years and losing sleep because she had to breathe through her mouth at night, she decided to pursue rhinoplasty in Los Angeles.
When she met with her surgeon at Dr. Stoker's Practice, she explained her concerns before her surgeon examined her nose. It was clear he would have to perform a septorhinoplasty procedure to adjust her deviated septum and straighten her nose. This would improve both the look of her nose by smoothing the prominent bony edge of her nose and would improve her ability to breathe properly.
When she recovered from her plastic surgery in L.A, she returned to have her "after" photos taken. Her nose is noticeably straighter and smoother in her photos. She reported that she now breathes through her nose easily and sleeps without difficulty. She was thrilled with the new appearance of her nose and said that sleeping better was an unexpected benefit of the surgery. Overall, the surgery had a huge positive impact on her life.
This 27-year-old woman didn't like the appearance of her nose, which she felt was too strong for her otherwise delicate features. She wanted to reshape the tip of her nose and create a more feminine profile by reducing the size of her nasal dorsum. After considering several Los Angeles rhinoplasty surgeons, she decided to schedule a consultation with one of the talented plastic surgeons at Dr. Stoker's Practice.
Because her biggest concern was the shape of her nose, especially how her nose had a straight slope rather than a delicate curve, her Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon suggested that he use an open technique for rhinoplasty, which would allow him to have more maneuverability while performing the surgery. After he treated the shape of her nose, he would lift the tip of her nose and narrow it a little to add definition to the tip. After her surgery, she would be able to return home and recover comfortably and would most likely return to her normal activities in less than a week.
Five weeks after her surgery, she had her "after" photos taken to show her progress. Although she is early in her recovery, the improvement is already obvious. She is much happier with her perky new nose that balances nicely with her other features. She will likely see more improvement as the swelling continues to diminish over the next year.
This 21-year-old woman wanted to improve the appearance of her nose through surgery. Unhappy with the slight bump on her nose, she wanted to smooth it out and create a more feminine slope. After hearing about Dr. Stoker's Practice in Los Angeles, she decided to schedule a consultation with a board-certified Los Angeles plastic surgeon.
During her consultation, her surgeon examined her nose and asked what she would like to change. She explained that she didn't want to completely change her nose, just refine the slope of it and get rid of her nasal hump. The surgery would only take about 1 to 2 hours to complete and she would be resuming her normal activity within days after the surgery. Since she was from out-of-town, she made sure to plan her recovery carefully.
Just 19 days after her Los Angeles rhinoplasty surgery, she had her "after" photos taken before flying home. As can be seen in the "after" photos, the slope of her nose is more gradual and less prominent. She was very happy with the results of her surgery and should see even more definition once the swelling completely subsides.
After a member in her family had a similar operation, this 33-year-old woman decided to explore nose surgery. Concerned about the prominence of her nose and the way it curved downward, she wanted to find an experienced Los Angeles nose surgery specialist who could help her achieve optimal results.
After some consideration, she scheduled a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stoker to discuss her options for rhinoplasty. When she met with her surgeon, he explained that he would reshape the cartilage inside her nose to create a gradual slope that enhanced rather than distracted from her striking facial features. The procedure would take one to two hours to complete and she would be able to return home shortly after surgery to recover in the comfort of her own home.
Once her surgery was completed, her Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon placed gauze inside of her nose and careful support stints on the outside to preserve the new shape of her nose. She was given time to recover before returning to have her "after" photos taken. As the photos show, her profile has been radically transformed; her nose now looks natural and balanced rather than detracting from her other beautiful features. She was very happy with the results.
This 17-year-old girl was unhappy with the shape of her nose so, with the permission of her parents, she began looking for a Los Angeles plastic surgeon who could subtly reshape her nose to narrow her bridge and create a perkier slope. After some consideration, she and her parents decided to contact Dr. Stoker's Practice for a consultation.
During her meeting with her surgeon, she told her surgeon what made her unhappy about her nose. He discussed her options for rhinoplasty and explained how he would perform the procedure. Fortunately, the procedure produces little to no visible scarring, meaning that she would show no signs of surgery other than the new shape of her nose.
Her parents asked questions about the length of the procedure and the recovery period. Her surgeon explained that the procedure usually takes 1-2 hours and the recovery should take a few days before she could return to her normal activities. Together, they determined that he would refine her bulbous nasal tip and create a nice curvature on her bridge to make it look more feminine.
After her Los Angeles nose surgery was completed, she was given time to recover before these postoperative photos were taken. As can be seen in the images, her nose has been subtly refined to create a more delicate contour. She was absolutely thrilled with the results.