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How Our Surgery Center Ensures Your Comfort and Safety Sep 8th, 2021

Plastic surgery differs from traditional surgery, primarily because it’s totally optional. You’re choosing to get this procedure because you know it will improve your appearance and your quality of life. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have the same concerns as anyone else heading into the operating room. When you...

When Breast Revision Makes Good Sense Aug 18th, 2021

All of our bodies heal and age differently, and that can present a challenge in some women with breast augmentation. Issues that affect your implants, from excess scar tissue to droopiness in your chest, can leave you decreasingly happy with your results.  That’s why, in addition to breast augmentation, Linda...

Tips for Easing Your Recovery After Plastic Surgery Jul 20th, 2021

After plastic surgery, your recovery process varies depending on the type of procedure you had. Recovery for facial surgery looks different from the healing of a breast augmentation, for example. All this said, you want to know what to expect during your recovery process — and how to speed it...

Three Skin Care Must-Haves You Should Know About Jun 15th, 2021

Skin care is important year-round, but there’s a particular emphasis on using the best products in the summer. As we all enjoy the sunshine, we risk premature skin aging. That’s because the sun’s rays shower harmful UV light down on us, which can cause everything from premature wrinkles to skin...

Finding the Perfect Combination of Cosmetic Injectables Apr 13th, 2021

There’s a reason roughly 10 million Americans a year decide to get Botox® and/or fillers. These cosmetic injectables give you a quick and easy way to smooth wrinkles. Plus, they take just minutes to get and don’t come with any downtime afterward.  But different cosmetic injectables work differently, and the...

How a Mommy Makeover Can Help You Get Your Figure Back Mar 14th, 2021

It’s no secret that bearing children isn’t easy on your body. Most women gain baby weight, and getting it to fall off often isn’t easy. Even once you do lose those excess pounds, it’s not like your body snaps back. After pregnancy and breastfeeding, many women are left with excess...

Body Contouring After Weight Loss Feb 1st, 2021

When you look at your body, you shouldn’t have a constant reminder that you used to be heavier. But if you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, sagging skin can do exactly that. The good news is, you’re not stuck with those unwelcome additions to your frame. Linda Swanson, MD,...

Getting Rid of Stubborn Fat With Liposuction Jan 19th, 2021

Liposuction used to seem like something reserved for the wealthy and famous. But more and more Americans are choosing it all the time. In fact, in 2020 it reached the status of the second most popular cosmetic surgery. And of the more than 250,000 people who chose liposuction in 2019,...

The Benefits of a Breast Reduction Dec 21st, 2020

The grass is always greener on the other side. Plenty of women want larger breasts. But women living with overly large ones know that they come with consequences. If your breast size causes problems for you, don’t hesitate to talk to Linda Swanson, MD, about a breast reduction at either...

Open up Your Eyes With Blepharoplasty Nov 15th, 2020

They say the eyes are the window to the soul — and there’s something to that. You can often tell when someone’s worn out or sad just by glancing at their eyes. And you can certainly tell that the years have taken their toll when someone has droopy eyelids or puffy...

Am I Too Old For a Breast Lift? Oct 9th, 2020

If you think your only option to recover youthfulness in your chest is a breast implant, think again. With a breast lift, you can reposition your breasts on your chest without adding anything synthetic (although a lift can also be performed with an augmentation, if you so choose).  In fact, more...

Clear Away Summer Damage With a Chemical Peel Sep 15th, 2020

Spending some time soaking in the summer sun can be a great way to relax and recharge. But if you don’t protect your skin beforehand, you’ll usually end up paying for it later. That’s because the sun does damage to your skin in multiple ways, all contributing to a less-than-ideal...

Liposuction Can Help You Banish Stubborn Fat Pockets Aug 5th, 2020

The year 2020 has brought more time at home than any of us could have imagined. While some people have used the extra time at home to work toward their fitness goals, many have seen the needle move in the opposite direction. The stress of this uncertain season, the excess...

5 Reasons to Consider Breast Augmentation Jul 7th, 2020

You deserve to look and feel your best. But age, pregnancy, weight changes, and other health conditions can all take their toll on your body. Particularly, all of these things can be hard on your breasts. And because your breasts play a key role in defining you as a woman,...

Why Tummy Tuck Is Still the Best Choice for a Flatter Abdomen Jun 15th, 2020

Summer is here and, for many people, that means tighter-fitting, more revealing clothing. If you don’t love your stomach and wish you could go back to sweater weather, you should know that you have options. While healthy eating and time at the gym can help you move toward the stomach...

Regain Your Youthful Look With a GlamMa Makeover May 30th, 2020

You’ve probably heard of a mommy makeover, a procedure many women choose after giving birth to restore their breasts, stomach, and any other problem areas after having a baby. But why should moms have all the fun? At our offices in Torrance and Los Alamitos, California, Linda Swanson, MD, offers...

The Secret to Getting a Natural-Looking Facelift Apr 8th, 2020

Is a fake-looking facelift better than no facelift at all? We don’t think so. Facelifts are a good solution to combat the ravages of time and nature. Facelifts can add lost facial volume, remove jowls, and raise a drooping chin and neck. But a too-tight facelift looks artificial and could...

PSCSB Nov 29th, 2019

Dr Swanson has an in office AAAA Surgical facility.  The facility, Plastic Surgery Center of South Bay is State licensed to provide a safe and efficient alternative to the traditional hospital setting.  Here at PSCSB your comfort is our priority.  Our office staff and surgical team are committed to providing...

GlamMa Makeover Nov 28th, 2019

Recently my office manager came to me with a story of a patient that I had consulted for a breast lift.  It seems this patient called to make an appointment to see me again for further questions and to discuss another surgery.  She asked my office manager, "I  know she...

Buttock Enhancement is it for you? Nov 20th, 2019

What is a Brazilian butt lift? If your butt is lacking fullness but other areas of your body have a little extra, Dr. Swanson liposuctions the fat and inserts it into your buttocks.  This figure-enhancing procedure can accentuate the contours of your backside dramatically.   Excesss fat can be suctioned from ...

Fat Transfer for Aging Hands May 14th, 2018

As people age, the fat in their hands diminishes, leaving the underlying structures more visable.  Transfering a person's own fat to the back of the hans can restore a natural, more youthful appearance by restoring volume to the thinned areas.  How is this done?Topical anesthesia is appliked to the back of...

The Skinny On Body Contouring May 31st, 2017

What it isn't: A way to lose lots of weight. (If you want to lose a significant amount of weight, a diet and exercise plan is the place to start.) Procedures that are part of this group: Breast augmentation, breast lift, breast combination (augmentation plus lift), abdominoplasty, SmartLipo, traditional liposuction, and fat transplant...

Welcome To Our New, Updated Website! May 31st, 2017

We're excited to have you enjoy easy navigation on your Smartphone, tablet, or computer. Now, looking at "before and after" photos and learning about procedures is easier than ever!Also, I will be sharing blog posts that address many of the most common topics, questions, and myths about plastic surgery. I'll...