Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
23560 Madison Street, Suite 101
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

After having my surgery at this point in time, I couldn't be happier with my experience. I had a bit of a complication in my aftercare and she took care of everything immediately. I couldn't have asked for better care. She is very straightforward and extremely thorough. Very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions. The office staff is absolutely wonderful. She's very good at what she does and after seeing her work I'm very excited that she's my PS. The other thing I LOVED was that during my initial consultation and every appointment after, there was no sales pitch. She advised me on what would be best for my body and detoured me from unnecessary procedures whereas other surgeons tried to sell me on multiple (expensive) procedures.

5 out of 5 stars Laser Resurfacing

Smartskin CO2 Laser - 44 Female - Torrance, CA

She's the best!I went to Dr Swanson after seeing amazing results on a friend. I can only give rave reviews for Dr Swanson and her staff. Deb and Cynthia went above and beyond to accommodate me and Dr Swanson was always checking on my comfort level. I sent a friend to Dr Swanson for a consult and she told her she would not get the results she was looking for. Of course my friend found another highly rated Dr to do the facelift for her with little result and lots of money. I for one appreciate Dr Swanson's honesty. Her attention to detail, caring manner and top notch staff are all assets. I highly recommend Dr Swanson. I have been with her off almost a year now and look forward to a long relationship. I trust her implicitly. And my face looks incredible! Her office has moved, so I provided updated address.

1 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

5'1 22 Year Old 310ccs

I'm not satisfied with this surgeons work :( she basically ruined my boobs ! Don't ever go to her! The scars are uneven, nipples not aligned. I would never go back to her and I just got a revision with another doctor and he fixed them thank god. Be careful with this woman !!

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

I know quite a few women who have had their breasts done by this doctor and all of them have turned out beautiful. I am also a friend of a woman that used to work for her and she had nothing but amazing things to say about the doctors ability. Her portfolio is so consistent and every case looks like a huge improvement.

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

Thought I could trust her since she was female. How deceitful. Should have gotten it in writting. Be very careful of this person.

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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

I'm 5'5, 104lbs, no kids, petite, athletic, currently 30A, what size would you recommend I go with for silicone breast implants?

The size range of 235-335 sounds perfect for your frame and measurements. I would encourage you to go towards the larger size to get the cup size you ... READ MORE

Mini tummy tuck or full tummy tuck? Breast lift with implants or without? (Photo)

If you are satisfied with the size of your smaller right breast, yo u could certainly have a minimal incision breast lift and a small reduction of the... READ MORE

Please help. BA or uplift or both? 34 years old, 3 children (Photo)

You have plenty of volume to achieve a very nice result with a minimal incision lift (lollipop).  A small reduction of your larger breast would be do... READ MORE

What would you recommend for me? Anatomical dual plane? (Photo)

The 3D is not helpful in that the depicted breasts are not very attractive.  In general, a smooth round moderate profile gel implant placed thro... READ MORE

Do I have tubular breasts? (Photos)

You do not have tuberous breasts.  They are large, droopy and have enlarged areolae. A minimal incision lift (lollipop), which would allow reduction ... READ MORE

What procedure would be best for me? (Photo)

Your genetics and your pregnancy have determined your breast size and shape, rather than your clothing or activity choices.  A combination of ... READ MORE

5'10.5" 205, can I achieve this look? (Photos)

You are smart to get to your target weight before surgery. An abdominoplasty and liposuction will go a long way towards meeting your goal.  While y... READ MORE

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