Kansas City Plastic Surgeon
11413 Ash
Leawood, Kansas 66211 US
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5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

I Deserve This! - Missouri

Dr. Swanson is very knowledgable and talented, but doesn't ever speak above my level of understanding. Among the many things that drew me toward him was his very low TT incisions. He and his staff are very friendy, professional and extremely helpful. I've been more than pleased with Dr. Swanson and his staff.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

4 Months PO .... Doing Great

I chose Dr.Swanson based on the reviews I read on this site. When I met him in person I knew he was the doctor for me. He let me take all the time I needed to ask all the questions I needed to have answers for and my husband also really liked him. He has always been very prompt in returning my phone calls. As an added bonus most of his staff have had procedures done by him and are all willing to share their photos and stories.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

So Excited About This!! - Kansas City, MO

I am getting a tummy tuck with muscle repair and lipo of my abdomen and flanks. Well I have had 6 beautiful children. Four singletons and a set of twins. The last three with in 14 months of each other. And well my tummy is a bit of a wreck. I also have a super sportive husband who loves me and thinks I'm beautiful no matter what. But I have wanted to do this since I had my first and now...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

The Best - Leawood, KS

Dr. Swanson is the best. I have been very pleased with him and his staff since day one. He even came in on Labor Day to remove my drainage tube. This act alone says enough. Nurse Sarah is the best and Janice is also.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Talented Surgeon - Leawood, KS

Dr. is an expert in his field. He listened to what I wanted and was able to meet my needs. He was very honest and up-front about the procedure and any risks that may occur. I have been back for several post-op visits just to make sure that I have healed properly.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty & Nasolabial Filling - Leawood, KS

Dr. and his staff are extremely professional yet personable at the same time. I have had previous experience with a different plastic surgeon, which was a very negative experience. I felt as though my thoughts and ideas were heard and implimented throughout my surgery and recovery. I would recommend them to anyone based on my personal experience.

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

I Have a Flat Stomach Now - Leawood, KS

Dr. S is always detail oreinted in his work. He explains where work is needed, what can wait and recommends the priority issues if you want to have your work done in separate treatments (financial restrictions had me hold off on some until later). The first was my liposuction of abdomen combined with a breast lift. My stomach is still flat, of course I have to keep up my end and not get crazy with the food and exercise a little. But let me say I am not rigid with myself and I still have maintained the look. I still have curves just not a pouch. I have a scar that is thin and below my bathing suit.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

The Best Plastic Surgeon Ever - Leawood, KS

Dr. S is an expert in plastic surgery, he explained everything about my surgeries which made me feel well informed. Comfortable was the way I felt right after walking in the door.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Best Experience I Think I Could Have During This Procedure - Leawood, KS

Great staff and very professional.

4 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

The doctor helped correct my issue - Leawood, KS

I went to have a D cup and came out with more than a DDD! I am wearing a 32DDD bra and my breasts fall out of it! I tried to rectify the situation with Dr. Swanson but he refused, only wanted to charge me thousands of more dollars. Be sure to check his background, lots of lawsuits and med malpractice suites. He is very nice and upfront until he gets your money but then pushes you aside. I had...

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Personal Statement

Dr. Eric Swanson, a plastic surgeon practicing in Leawood, Kansas, is a well-known advocate for evidence-based medicine. He is a frequent presenter at the meetings of the ASPS and ASAPS, and has authored over 100 publications in peer-review journals. He specializes exclusively in cosmetic surgery.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Plastic Surgery

Memberships

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

$50. Consultations include complimentary copy of book, please mention RealSelf when you contact the office

Awards & Recognition

Awards:
Outstanding Paper Presentation, Cosmetic Track, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2011
“Best North American Paper,” Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open, 2014
Editor’s Pick and the Cover Article, Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, July 2015
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Swanson has hospital affiliations at Surgery Center of Leawood, Kansas, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Blue Valley Hospital.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Toronto 1983
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Plastic Surgery, Toronto, 1988
    Fellowship: Cosmetic Surgery, 1988

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If 6 liters of fat is removed, how many lbs of weight is that?

You need to know how much of the 6 liters is fat and how much is fluid that the surgeon injected. Surgeons inject different volumes of fluid, some... READ MORE

Will my Implants Appear Smaller Once Swelling Reduces?

Are they saline or silicone gel? If they are saline, you need to know the final fill volume. Was that 450 cc? Saline implants are routinely filled... READ MORE

Is a Compression Garment Needed for Arms and Thighs?

A combination of liposuction, abdominoplasty and buttock fat injection is very popular. After surgery, my patients wear a "lower body garment" that... READ MORE

AM I Too Heavy for Tummy Tuck

It depends on your frame and the distribution of your fat both in your body and whether it is subcutaneous (between the skin and muscle) or... READ MORE

Approximately how much does a circumferential tummy tuck cost (including OR fees and anasthesia)? (Photos)

I cannot see your flanks and back very well. You may be treated with a tummy tuck and liposuction to the flanks ("muffin tops"). But if the tone of... READ MORE

How Much for Tummy Tuck and Brazilian Butt Lift Together?

For a "Brazilian butt lift" you need to have liposuction and injection of the fat into the buttocks. Typically, this is done at the same... READ MORE

How Much Cup Size Do You Lose with a Breast Lift?

It sounds like you are thinking the right thoughts. Don't believe a plastic surgeon who says he can restore your upper pole fullness using a lift... READ MORE

Doctor Recommendation for Brazilian Butt Lift

You are an excellent candidate. You have very good donor sites for fat. The procedure is complimentary in reducing the fat where you don't want it... READ MORE

No Results 2 Months After Liposuction

My center performed MRIs on volunteer patients and found that about 67% of the swelling is gone at one month and 85% of the swelling is gone at 3... READ MORE

Tear Drop Vs Round Breast Implants for Petite Build?

Teardrop shaped implants were originally promoted as providing a more natural breast appearance. However, that claim has never been proven. Recent... READ MORE

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