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5 out of 5 stars Lumpectomy

Best breast surgeon in town!

I was referred to Dr. Heather Richardson by my naturopath doctor for a massive lump measuring 8 cm on my left breast. I've never had any surgery before and naturally I had a lot of anxiety about the procedure. Dr. Richardson put all my worries at ease immediately and was very thorough and informative all throughout the process. She is a very gifted a surgeon with impeccable bedside manners. I...

5 out of 5 stars Lumpectomy

I had an amazing experience - Beverly Hills, CA

I was referred to the Bedford Breast Center from my doctor at Cedar Sinai. I feel so blessed to have found this place. The staff is amazing and Dr. Richardson is incredible. They are all so patient and compassionate. I had a biopsy done in the office and within only two days the pathology reports came back. Dr. Richardson suggested to have the lump removed. I was so frightened and concerned...

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Personal Statement

Surgeon Heather Richardson MD, FACS specializes in breast disease, co-inventor of the Goldilocks Mastectomy, a technique that creates a naturally shaped breast without implants. She has personal life experience with breast cancer and relates deeply to her patients.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General

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Hospital Privileges

Dr. Richardson has hospital affiliations at Cedar Sinai, Los Angeles; Providence Saint John's Health Center, Santa Monica.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Medical College of Georgia
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Surgery, Emory University

Treatments offered at Bedford Breast Center

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Should a plastic surgeon perform mastectomy?

I am a general surgeon who performs mastectomy surgeries in the LA area. My nipple survival rate for the past 5+ years is 100%. I relocated here from... READ MORE

How soon can you have dog ears removed after bilateral mastectomy?

Any time is possible- but- as more healing goes on, you may want other areas "tweaked" as well. I would give things a good 6-12 months before deciding... READ MORE

Gallbladder and double mastectomy at same time? If they need to done separately, how long will my wait be?

Technically, you CAN have these two surgeries done at one sitting, but should you is the real question? First of all- what is the most pressing... READ MORE

Have implants, what happens when I have to have a bilateral mastectomy?

We typically remove the implants along with the breast tissue when performing a mastectomy. The existing implants won't be large enough to fill all of... READ MORE

MRI Results and Continued Post Masectomy Pain 19 months after Masectomy.

A seroma is a fluid collection. They are usually not dangerous, and usually not painful. Unless you have pain that is where the fluid collection is,... READ MORE

What is the need of a post surgical bra after mastectomy surgery? Is it for compression or what?

Different doctors have different ideas with regards to what patients should and shouldn't wear, should and shouldn't do after surgery. There isn't... READ MORE

2 weeks post-op mastopexy with gel implant under the muscle - are they healing normally? (Photo)

It may be that your doctor used ADM or "acellular dermal matrix" as an internal bra. Sometimes this can cause some safe inflammation during the... READ MORE

"Top Surgery" style mastectomy? In need of Prophylactic Mastectomy. Feminine. 5'2. Lean 120lb. Female Bodybuilder.

Congratulations on knowing yourself and what you want! Don't let anyone talk you out of your plan or suggest "that that's not what you really want"..... READ MORE

What is the difference between a matopexy and mastectomy?

Mastectomy means removal of all milk producing tissue with surgery. Mastopexy means pulling breast tissue together in a lifted fashion, but not trying... READ MORE

Painful chest wall 15 months after masectomy? (Photo)

Bodies rarely "reject" expanders or implants. They most often are removed when some infection causes a reaction or if the tissue around the implant... READ MORE

Qualifications
Personal Statement

Surgeon Heather Richardson MD, FACS specializes in breast disease, co-inventor of the Goldilocks Mastectomy, a technique that creates a naturally shaped breast without implants. She has personal life experience with breast cancer and relates deeply to her patients.

Board Certifications
Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General
Consultation Fee

Please Mention RealSelf

Hospital Privileges
Dr. Richardson has hospital affiliations at Cedar Sinai, Los Angeles; Providence Saint John's Health Center, Santa Monica.
Education
  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Medical College of Georgia
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Surgery, Emory University

Treatments offered at Bedford Breast Center

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Are you a patient of Heather Richardson, MD, FACS?

5 out of 5 stars Lumpectomy

Best breast surgeon in town!

I was referred to Dr. Heather Richardson by my naturopath doctor for a massive lump measuring 8 cm on my left breast. I've never had any surgery before and naturally I had a lot of anxiety about the procedure. Dr. Richardson put all my worries at ease immediately and was very thorough and informative all throughout the process. She is a very gifted a surgeon with impeccable bedside manners. I...

5 out of 5 stars Lumpectomy

I had an amazing experience - Beverly Hills, CA

I was referred to the Bedford Breast Center from my doctor at Cedar Sinai. I feel so blessed to have found this place. The staff is amazing and Dr. Richardson is incredible. They are all so patient and compassionate. I had a biopsy done in the office and within only two days the pathology reports came back. Dr. Richardson suggested to have the lump removed. I was so frightened and concerned...

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Should a plastic surgeon perform mastectomy?

I am a general surgeon who performs mastectomy surgeries in the LA area. My nipple survival rate for the past 5+ years is 100%. I relocated here from... READ MORE

How soon can you have dog ears removed after bilateral mastectomy?

Any time is possible- but- as more healing goes on, you may want other areas "tweaked" as well. I would give things a good 6-12 months before deciding... READ MORE

Gallbladder and double mastectomy at same time? If they need to done separately, how long will my wait be?

Technically, you CAN have these two surgeries done at one sitting, but should you is the real question? First of all- what is the most pressing... READ MORE

Have implants, what happens when I have to have a bilateral mastectomy?

We typically remove the implants along with the breast tissue when performing a mastectomy. The existing implants won't be large enough to fill all of... READ MORE

MRI Results and Continued Post Masectomy Pain 19 months after Masectomy.

A seroma is a fluid collection. They are usually not dangerous, and usually not painful. Unless you have pain that is where the fluid collection is,... READ MORE

What is the need of a post surgical bra after mastectomy surgery? Is it for compression or what?

Different doctors have different ideas with regards to what patients should and shouldn't wear, should and shouldn't do after surgery. There isn't... READ MORE

2 weeks post-op mastopexy with gel implant under the muscle - are they healing normally? (Photo)

It may be that your doctor used ADM or "acellular dermal matrix" as an internal bra. Sometimes this can cause some safe inflammation during the... READ MORE

"Top Surgery" style mastectomy? In need of Prophylactic Mastectomy. Feminine. 5'2. Lean 120lb. Female Bodybuilder.

Congratulations on knowing yourself and what you want! Don't let anyone talk you out of your plan or suggest "that that's not what you really want"..... READ MORE

What is the difference between a matopexy and mastectomy?

Mastectomy means removal of all milk producing tissue with surgery. Mastopexy means pulling breast tissue together in a lifted fashion, but not trying... READ MORE

Painful chest wall 15 months after masectomy? (Photo)

Bodies rarely "reject" expanders or implants. They most often are removed when some infection causes a reaction or if the tissue around the implant... READ MORE

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