Linda Swanson MD
About the Practice
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 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 is a woman, who understands a patient's needs. At your consultation, Dr. Swanson will do the most important thing a doctor can to ensure success. She will listen to you! She will evaluate the changes you would like to make, and the results 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, plasticsurgeryforme.com , 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 Dr. Swanson's extensive before and after photos available on each procedure at plasticsurgeryforme.com .
Mastopexy (breast lift)
Breast Reduction (correction of gynecomastia in men/reduction mammaplasty women)
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
Brachioplasty (arm lift)
Laser Assisted Liposuction
Blepharoplasty (upper and lower eyelid surgery)
Rhytidectomy (face and necklift)
Otoplasty (ear pinning)
Injectables and Fillers (Botox and Restylane)
Background & Certification
American Board of Surgery, 1985
American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1989
College: B.S. Biology, Stanford University-1974
Medical School: M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine-1978
Residency: General Surgery, University of Virginia-1984
Plastic Surgery, New York university-1986
Fellowship: Craniofacial Surgery, University of Virginia-1981
Private practice all phases of plastic surgery, Greeley, Colorado, 1987-1989
Private practice of plastic and reconstructive surgery, Long Beach, California, 1990-1999
Private practice devoted to cosmetic and breast surgery, Los Alamitos and Torrance, California, 2000 to present.
Awards & Honors
Received B.S. in Biology with Distinction and Honors, 1974
Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, 1974
Awarded Long Beach Tuberculosis Association Scholarship for summer clinical work in pulmonary disease, St. Mary's Hospital, Long Beach, California 1973
Graduated Valedictorian and Governors Scholar from Rolling Hills High School, 1970
Affiliations & Memberships
Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Torrance, California
Los Alamitos Medical Center, Los Alamitos, California
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (ACS)
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Consultations for all cosmetic procedures are complimentary and may be scheduled for either Dr. Swanson's Torrance office or Los Alamitos office. All scheduling is done at (310) 517-0931.
Office addresses are:
3440 Lomita Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90505
10921 Cherry St.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Staff & Facilities
Los Alamitos Surgery Center
10921 Cherry St.,
Los Alamitos,CA 90720
Plastic Surgery Center of South Bay
3440 Lomita Blvd., Suite 150
Torrance, CA 90505
Skin Care Products
Complete Aestitician Services
Laser Hair Removal and Vascular Laser Services
ZO Medical Products
All Major Credit Cards, Care Credit, Bank Checks, Personal Checks (with adequate time for preop clearance), and Cash
Financing is available with several different companies.