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Practice Philosophy

Growing up on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, in Southern California, Dr. Swanson became accustomed to surrounding herself with sunshine and beauty. She left California, however, upon completion of medical school at Stanford University to pursue her passion for surgery. In 1984, she became the first woman to complete a general surgery residency at the University of Virginia. Going on to be one of the first women to complete plastic surgery residency at New York University, Dr. Swanson returned to California in 1990, as a highly trained specialist in the field of plastic surgery.

Since her return, Dr. Swanson has built a successful private practice, providing each patient with meticulous care from beginning to end. She respects her patients, and along with being an expert surgeon, she ia a woman, who understands a patient's needs. At your consultation, Dr. Swanson will do the most important thing a doctor can do to ensure success. She will listen to you! She will evaluate the changes you would like to make, and the result you hope to achieve. Then, she will discuss, in detail, all of the options available, explaining which means will most help you reach your desired ends. Rest assured, you will leave her office with realistic ideas of the results to expect.

Browsing this webpage and visiting Dr. Swanson's website, is a good starting point to learn about Dr. Swanson's practice, and to gather information about the procedures you are considering. Be sure to view the extensive before and after photos available on each procedure at


Facial Procedures:
Blepharoplasty (upper and lower eyelid surgery)
Rhytidectomy (facelift and necklift)
Brow lift
Otoplasty (ear surgery)
Injectables and Fillers (Botox ,Radiesse, Juvederm)
Aesthetician Services

Breast Procedures:
Augmentation (enlargement)
Mastopexy (breast lift)
Breast Reduction (correction of gynecomastia in men)

Body Contouring:
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
Body Lift
Laser Assisted Liposuction
Brachioplasty (arm lift)
Thigh Lift



Consultations for all cosmetic procedures are complimentary and may be scheduled for either Dr. Swanson's Torrance or Los Alamitos office. All scheduling is done at (310) 517- 0931.


Los Alamitos Surgery Center
10921 Cherry Street
Suite 100
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Plastic Surgery Center of South Bay
3440 Lomita Blvd.
Suite 150
Torrance, CA 90505

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Location & Office Hours

Suite 150
3440 Lomita Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505
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Torrance: Tues., Thurs., Friday   Los Alamitos: Mon. and Wed.  9a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location #2

10921 Cherry Street
Suite 200
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Payment Options


American Express, Discover, Visa, MasterCard, Patient Financing, Cash, Personal Checks, CareCredit

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