Beverly Hills General Surgeon
436 N. Bedford Dr., Ste. 105
Beverly Hills, California 90210 US
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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...

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.


  • 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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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

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

What can I do about my seroma?

Hmmm- why won't they consider aspiration if you are uncomfortable? It's safe and easy, and that procedure is really not taxing on a system like the... READ MORE

Changing my mind about mastectomy after reduction/lift surgery covered by ins to prepare for nipple sparing mastectomy/recon?

Good question... I don't think that you will be responsible for paying for the first stage if you have decided not to go through with the second stage... READ MORE

I have 34 B breast and I need to know if it's safer to get a mastectomy or just have my breasts reduced to completely flat?

I have some questions for you - what do you mean by "safer" ? are you concerned with surgery success? making healing the fastest? having the flattest... READ MORE

Fat Necrosis 12 Months Post-op, DCIS Bilateral Mastectomy?

Fat necrosis occurs when a fat lobule dies, from either traumatic injury or because its blood supply was cut off. When this happens, it first swells,... READ MORE

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