David Stoker
Marina Del Rey
& Beverly Hills

(310) 300-1779
Flat & Toned Midsection

Tummy Tuck of African Americans

Over the years the skin that once was tight around our abdominal area may lose elasticity and consequently sag.  This can happen naturally from pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. And sometimes, no matter how hard we diet or exercise, a flat stomach remains elusive as ever.  A tummy tuck procedure can help you achieve that abdominal shape you desire. Tummy tuck of African American patients may entail certain subtle considerations that most patients and/or doctors may not be aware of.  Dr. David Stoker, a tummy tuck surgeon in Los Angeles, has a keen understanding of the differences your surgery may involve, and will custom-tailor your treatment plan accordingly.

If you would like to inquire about a tummy tuck procedure with Dr. Stoker you may request a consultation online or give his office a call at (310) 300-1779.

Tummy Tuck Before & After Photo Gallery

Tummy Tuck of African American Patients: Potential Differences

  • Abnormally thick scars (keloids)

Dr. Stoker uses multiple special techniques to achieve optimal healing and minimal scars in African American patients.  Because keloids tend to occur more commonly after a tummy tuck of African American patients, Dr. Stoker’s experience is particularly important.   Keloids are abnormally tough scars that may either be flat or protrude from the skin. They are able to be corrected using various procedures.  In the event that you do happen to experience keloid formation, Dr. Stoker will be able to assess your case and decide which corrective procedure will be most effective.

  • Pigmentation changes of the scar or surrounding skin

Tummy tuck of African American patients with a darker complexion generally does not result in significant darkening of the incision scar and the surrounding skin.

Tummy tuck of African American patients of lighter complexion, however, may produce darker scar tissue than normal during the healing process. The pigmentation will lighten over several months, but may occasionally take as long as several years to return to the normal shade of pigment.

  • Recovery time

Tummy tuck patients of African American descent tend to have a similar recovery time to those of other races and ethnicities.  Typically it requires at least one week before returning to work and one month before returning to exercise.

Why Choose Dr. Stoker for Your Tummy Tuck?
Dr. David Stoker is a highly regarded plastic surgeon who has been in practice for well over a decade. He has become widely acknowledged as a leader in the plastic surgery community for his state-of-the-art abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) techniques, techniques which have shown a remarkable track record of both safety and efficacy. He provides his patients with surgical options that are individualized to better assure you of getting the results you desire.

Dr. Stoker continues to share his knowledge by teaching the next generation of plastic surgeons; in fact, he teaches a body contouring course to other members of two respected plastic surgery associations, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Take the Next Step
Request a consultation online or give his office a call at (310) 300-1779. Our friendly plastic surgery consultants are ready to help you with any questions or concerns you might have.

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Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Stoker performs plastic surgery in Los Angeles. Dr. David Stoker has also gained widespread recognition for liposuction, breast augmentation, tummy tucks, rhinoplasty and many other cosmetic procedures. He serves men and women throughout Southern California (including Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Long Beach, Santa Monica) and the rest of the world.