Susan E. Downey, MD

Susan E. Downey, MD

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 stars from 5 reviews
321 N Larchmont Blvd, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90004
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Ratings based on 5 reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5.0 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4.0 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4.0 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4.0 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4.0 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4.0 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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Reviews (5)

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

We have lift off! Can't believe its over - New pics :)

Dr. Downey was referred to me through a family friend who is a plastic surgeon in the UK. She has been nothing short of amazing, and I trust her completely! She is so patient, answers all my questions, and knows her stuff point blank period! I highly recommend her to anyone in the LA area. She is a reconstructive surgeon with a huge range of expertise, and I am very satisfied with my results.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

I Say She is the Best - Los Angeles, CA

I have seen Dr. D since I was 9 yrs.old. Now I am 30yr.She listen and observes your situation. Tells you as a professional what you need and respects your decisions. Tells you the complications, side effects, and follows up. She tries to help any way she can. She is not like those so called " plastic surgeons" who want $$ and don't care about you.

5 out of 5 stars Mini Tummy Tuck

Pain Related to Mini Tummy Tuck, Breast Implant Removal, Mastopexy - Glendale, CA

This doctor's speciality is breast reconstruction from trauma, cancer, etc and skin removal after massive weight loss. I have not experienced either of the above. She's competent, confident, and real. She is in a private practive in Hancock Park area of Los Angeles.

1 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Wish I could have found YOU ALL first!!Santa Monica, CA

Is there a minus rating available? I was recommended by a friend.I liked her bedside manner & voice of confidence that all would be great post explantation! She's a lovely person... Don't let her TOUCH your breasts!!

2 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

6.5 months post-explant....smaller is better! - Los Angeles, CA

She is a very compassionate PS with 29 years of experience behind her (and lots with post-cancer reconstruction). I was a very anxious, worried client and she was very reassuring and lovely. I had a relatively simple procedure; implant removal via crease incision. I had no existing incisions on my breasts (inserted through navel), so making the incisions under the crease was very easy. For some reason, she placed one incision 1 1/4" onto my breast and the other 1 3/4" onto my breast (which is almost halfway to nipple). So they are NOT crease scars and this odd placement makes them appear as lumpectomy scars rather than implant removal scars. One of the scars has adhered to my pectoral muscle and looks unsightly when flexing or lifting my arm- very puckered. She has offered a revision whenever I should want one, but this issue was so easily avoidable with proper placement and a PS with her experience simply should not be making this mistake. As much a I like her as a person, I would not recommend her for implant removal.

About Susan E. Downey, MD

Susan E. Downey, MD practices in Los Angeles at Susan E. Downey, MD INC as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Downey began participating on RealSelf in 2008, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 26 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Downey has hospital affiliations at Verdugo Hills Hospital, St John's Medical Center,Cedar Sinai Medical Center.

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Education / Training

Undergraduate: Smith College, Northampton, MA
Medical: Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, NY
Residencies:
General Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Hospital Pennsylvania, PA Plastic Surgery, Columbia University – Presbyterian Hospital, New York
Fellowship: Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CA

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