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

I've wanted this for almost a decade. After having 3 children and a miscarriage within 3 years my body was shot. I gained 60 lbs with my first child and then 30 with the second and 35 with the third. I learned my lesson after the first pregnancy and didn't eat everthing in sight with the other two, but unfortunately already had the miles of stretch marks as the consequence of that...

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

4 Months PO .... Doing Great

I am a 43 yr old married mother of two boys 23 and almost 21 years old. Never did I imagine I would be able to have this procedure. This website has been a true source of information and TRUTH . It helped my decision to be an informed one. I am going to have my surgery on August 21 about seven days before my 44th birthday, what a perfect birthday present !! It has been a real encouragement to...

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

I have lost a ton of weight and was tired of buying Spanx to try and correct my flaws. I also had other procedures performed. So, I am 17 days post op and I have been up and down fighting with swell hell! One side of my body appears bigger than the other which I'm hoping is just swelling. After surgery I had my good days n bad. All I can say is take those pain killers before the pain gets...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Talented Surgeon - Leawood, KS

I have never been happy with my body because I have been fat all of my life. Even heavy, my breasts were never in proportion to my body. I have gotten down to my goal weight so I wanted body proportion. My implants are the perfect size. They look very natural and real. Most people don't realize that they are implants

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty & Nasolabial Filling - Leawood, KS

I have been self-conscious about my nose all of my life. Dr. listened to my concerns and not only decreased the size of my nose, changed it in a manner that looked natural (not drastic) where no one would question if I had a nose job. I am estatic about the results!!!

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

I Have a Flat Stomach Now - Leawood, KS

I did it because no matter how much I exercised I could not get rid of the flab on my stomach, since I was out anyway though I had my breast lift and thighs done at the same time. I am then went and had a face lift (I'll write a different reveiw on that), about 4 years later; but inbetween those two things I had a small procedure. The only thing I will say that I would change is even...

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

The Best Plastic Surgeon Ever - Leawood, KS

I got the "mommy makeover"... liposuction, tummy tuck, breast implants, removal of my double chin, and fat injection to my butt. I got my pre-baby body back+!!! Now I feel comfortable with my body again. Before surgery I was less than A cup size. Now I am a full C and it makes me feel very feminine. I like that Dr. S sees plastic surgery not only as an art, but also a science. I...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

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

Made my self confidence boost to the highest it has ever been. Look better, feel better, and love the way clothes now fit. Would do again if needed too!

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...

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


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

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.


  • 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

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

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

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

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

Mommy makeover - Surgery time frame.

The combination of a tummy tuck and breast augmentation is very flattering to the figure and a popular combination. The breast augmentation does not... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Swanson

Eric Swanson, MD has shared 250 before and after pictures with 316 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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