Los Angeles Cosmetic Surgeon Featured on Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition

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Dr. David A. Stoker, a Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon, is featured on the new television show Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. He joins the cast as the body contouring expert, helping contestants with plastic surgery after weight loss.

David Stoker, M.D., a board certified plastic surgeon, Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic surgery and staff member at Marina Plastic Surgery Associates (http://www.marinaplasticsurgery.com) in Marina del Rey, CA, is a featured Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon on ABC television’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, airing Monday nights at 10 p.m. Pacific Time.

"We are delighted that Dr. Stoker is helping these obese contestants have amazing body contouring surgery after safely losing about half their body weight," said Marina Plastic Surgery founder Grant Stevens, MD, FACS. "The show documents that it is not enough to lose the weight, but that it is critical to finish the process by removing the excess skin after dramatic weight loss. At Marina Plastic Surgery, we use a variety of procedures – from BOTOX® to liposuction in Los Angeles, to enhance everyone’s inner and outer beauty."

Dr. Stoker has authored over a dozen publications on state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery topics. These include distinguished plastic surgery journal articles on cosmetic facial, breast and body contouring procedures such as a tummy tuck. Los Angeles surgeon Dr. Stoker teaches the course on liposuction and body contouring for his colleagues at the annual meetings of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of the clinical faculty of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.

At Marina Plastic Surgery Associates (http://www.marinaplasticsurgery.com), board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Grant Stevens, Dr. Michelle Spring, and Dr. David Stoker offer innovative plastic surgery procedures including breast augmentation, face lifts, and abdominoplasty. After earning his medical degree with honors from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, Dr. Stevens trained extensively in both general and plastic surgery before establishing his successful Los Angeles plastic surgery practice. Dr. Spring earned her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin, where the graduated with Distinction. After graduation, she went on to complete a 5-year Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Wisconsin, and an Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship with Dr. Stevens in Marina Del Rey, California. Dr. Stoker graduated with honors from Stanford University and the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery and plastic surgery residencies at New York University Medical Center. Dr. Stevens, Dr. Spring, and Dr. Stoker have both published extensively in clinical research publications showcasing some of the latest developments in plastic surgery procedures, and have gained recognition as pioneers in new techniques for procedures including liposuction and breast reduction.

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