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Breast Augmentation Specialist

Linda Swanson, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in Torrance, CA & Los Alamitos, CA

Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and even weight loss can take a toll on the size and shape of your breasts. Breast augmentation is a popular surgery that can improve your silhouette by making your breasts more proportionate to the rest of your body. Dr. Linda Swanson offers several types of breast implants at her practices in Torrance and Los Alamitos, California. To learn more about the benefits of breast augmentation surgery, schedule a complimentary consultation online or by calling the office today.

Breast Augmentation Q & A

What kind of breast augmentation is right for me?

As a woman, Dr. Swanson is uniquely tuned in to the way a simple or subtle change can dramatically improve your appearance. Following a physical exam of your breast size and shape, Dr. Swanson creates a custom plan to achieve your desired results. She may recommend a breast augmentation, a breast lift, or a combination of both.

If you have severe drooping of your breasts, Dr. Swanson may recommend a breast lift in conjunction with an augmentation. During a lift, she tightens the breast tissue and removes excess skin to reshape the contours of your breasts.

Dr. Swanson evaluates your needs before recommending the best type of implant for you. Saline implants may work well if you have adequate breast tissue. If you prefer the natural feel of gel (gummy bear) implants, she can determine whether they’re a good option for you.

Regardless of the size of your breast implants, the cost is the same.

What can I expect from breast augmentation surgery?

Breast augmentation surgery is a safe and effective procedure that usually only takes an hour to complete. Dr. Swanson prefers to perform the surgery under general anesthesia for your comfort and surgical efficiency.

In most cases, you can return home the same day and go back to work within a week if your job doesn’t involve lifting or extreme reaching.

Within two weeks, you can expect to feel back to normal and return to physical activities like walking or running. You may need a longer period of healing before engaging in more strenuous work or activities.

What are the benefits of breast augmentation?

With a breast augmentation, you can:

  • Increase the size and fullness of your breasts
  • Improve the balance of the contours of your breasts and hips
  • Boost your self-confidence and personal satisfaction with your appearance

Breast augmentation can also be an effective treatment following a mastectomy or breast injury.

What are the risks of breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a generally safe procedure. As with any surgery, there are anesthesia-related risks. You may also be at an increased risk for:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Scar tissue
  • Implant leakage

For Dr. Swanson, your health is the first priority. During your post-surgery follow-up visits, she continues to monitor the condition of your implants and your result satisfaction.

If you’re interested in breast augmentation surgery, book a consultation online or by phone today.

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