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Torrance, California 90505 US
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4 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

Mom of 2 Year Old - Breast Lift W Gel Implants - Torrance, CA

I'm 26. My son is 2. I gained 90 pounds during my pregnancy. After the weight loss and breastfeeding, I have lost so much volume in my breast and suffer severe sagging. I am having a lift using the lollipop method and anywhere from a 350-400 cc gel implants inserted under the muscle. The goal is a youthful appearance. Today was the day! I got to the Torrance location at 9:20am. Waited in...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

36 Yo Getting Laser Lipo then a Breast Lift - Torrance & Los Alamitos CA

I'm getting laser lipo done on inner and outer thighs then I'll be getting my BL a week later. LL is on 12/16. The doc so far has been pretty great. Very thourough and she does not do the sales pitch to increase your cost. I spoke to another PS before and he was trying to sell me on multiple procedures for A LOT of money. My BL will include a small reduction; as you can see, I'm asymmetrical...

5 out of 5 stars Laser Resurfacing

Smartskin CO2 Laser - 44 Female - Torrance, CA

I went to Dr Swanson after seeing amazing results on a friend. We both did a series of 3. I just did my last one last night. Cynthia used numbing cream for about SN hour and the procedure itself was about 20 minutes. This reduced my dark spots, improved texture, reduced wrinkles and pores and generally tightened up my skin. Improved overall look - I swear I glow! A little uncomfortable...

1 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

5'1 22 Year Old 310ccs

I'm a 32B right now and I'm getting 410cc under my pectoral muscle. I lost 30 lbs so I went from a 34D to a 32B and I didn't like the way they looked. I hope I end up bigger than a D since I'm petite. I'm really happy I chose linda because she has amazing before and afters and her work looks flawless. 3 days post op and I was in god damn pain and super uncomfortable. I'm a stomach sleeper...

I'm 33 years old, 5'6'', 110lbs, size 32A. - Excited and Nervous - Torrance, CA

I'm 33 years old. 5'6''. 110lbs.size 32A. workout addict. So far, I've only had my consultation. I'm getting saline, under the muscle, nipple incision, and somewhere around a 350cc round moderate or moderate plus smooth mentor implant. My goal is to look natural with a small to full C. My surgery date is set for July 12. so today i have to stop taking all medications and supplements. I...

Count Down - Torrance, CA

I've had several consultations and have been talking about it for 10 years. My husband can't believe I'm finally doing it now at 47! My PO was Friday and I'm SUPER nervous....neck pains, chest pains, fear of heart attack while on the table etc! I just want this horrible tummy gone, it's so depressing getting dressed cause nothing looks good with the big tummy, clothes just don't look good...

1 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Too Big - Torrance, CA

I needed to have my implants replaced as one had ruptured. I wanted the same inconspicious size. Right after surgery, while I was still grouggy, she said, "I didn't have the size you wanted so I made them a little bigger." They are too large for my small frame.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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Free. free if you mention RealSelf.com

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Swanson has hospital affiliations at Torrance Memorial Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Biology, Stanford University, 1974
    Medical: MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1978
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, University of Virginia, 1984
    Plastic Surgery, New York University, 1986
    Fellowship: Craniofacial Surgery, University of Virginia, 1981

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295cc or 325cc? (Photo)

Difference between 295 and 325 is very little. Either one will give you a nice result....personally, I'd pick the 325s. READ MORE

Breast Augmentation - Possibly Capsular Contracture?

First have your Doctor check for the possible contracture for a proper diagnosis. It definitely can happen even so early in the healing process. You... READ MORE

Can I Have Multiple Cosmetic Procedures in One Surgery Session?

Many of my patients choose to have two or three procedures done at the same time. Just make sure that you are having surgery done by a "Board... READ MORE

If I've had vertigo can I still have Mommy make makeover?

It would be a good idea to see your doctor to find out the cause of your vertigo.  You may be referred to a neurologist or head and neck doctor. ... READ MORE

Are my breasts too tubular to benefit from a BA? (photo)

You do not have tubular breasts.  You have a slight difference in the level of your nipples and a slightly larger left breast.  You could have a v... READ MORE

How would breast implants look with low-set nipples? I am wanting 400-420cc. (photo)

From these photos, your nipple position appears to be above the inframammary crease, so you do not need  a lift of any kind.  However, the distance fr... READ MORE

I am thinking of getting a tummy tuck and breast lift. Are these two procedures good? (Photo)

Judging from your pictures, you look like a great candidate for both of these procedures.  I would encourage you to find a surgeon who will do a ... READ MORE

Doctor cuts not around areola but across the actual nipple! Is it OK? What are the risks? (photo)

This incision will damage your nipple and milk ducts which could definitely interfere with breast feeding in the future.  Also, incisions through the ... READ MORE

I have my BA scheduled in 2 weeks and the excitement has left because I am overcome with fear. I have 5 kids under 8. Scared.

It is normal to be anxious before surgery, even when it is something that you really want to do. In your case with five children, your fear is... READ MORE

Need a mommy make over but I can not afford time/cost of all 3 at once. Which operation do you recommend to get first? (Photos)

Since you are not planning more children, my advice is to start with a tummy tuck. This will give you a smooth, flat abdominal wall and correct the ... READ MORE

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