South Bay Plastic Surgeons
3640 Lomita Boulevard #306
Torrance, CA 90505
Phone: (310) 784-0644
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
The Spa at South Bay Plastic Surgeons
3640 Lomita Boulevard #309
Torrance, CA 90505
Phone: (310) 784-0670
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Dr. Whitney A. Burrell, Board-Certified Female Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Whitney A. Burrell is a double board-certified female plastic surgeon whose impressive educational credentials and training include a microsurgery fellowship at the Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California. Dr. Burrell specializes in breast reconstruction and body contouring procedures and is known for her caring personality and exceptional, natural-looking results.
To meet with Dr. Burrell, request a consultation at South Bay Plastic Surgeons in Torrance, CA, using our online form. Alternatively, you can call our office at (310) 784-0644 , and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment.
Residency Training—New York-Presbyterian Hospital (plastic surgery) and New York-Methodist Hospital (general surgery)
Fellowship Training—Keck Medical Center of USC, Microsurgery fellow
Doctor of Medicine (MD)—Weill Cornell Medical College
Certificate, Pre-Med Studies—Columbia University
Bachelor of Arts, English—Princeton University
Board Certification—American Board of Plastic Surgery; American Board of Surgery
Fellow—American College of Surgeons
Licensure—Medical Board of California; United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration
American Society of Plastic SurgeonsDr. Burrell’s Curriculum Vitae »
A Collaborative and Compassionate Approach
Dr. Burrell believes that forming a strong, team-oriented relationship with patients is essential to producing the best cosmetic results. She takes the time to truly understand her patients’ goals before designing a personalized treatment plan to achieve them.
As the daughter of a cancer surgeon, Dr. Burrell is sensitive to the physical and emotional needs of her patients, especially those considering breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Whether you are seeking a cosmetic or functional enhancement, Dr. Burrell is there to guide and support you at every step of your surgical journey.
Special Clinical Interests
Dr. Burrell’s warm, friendly demeanor is complemented by world-class training and outstanding technical skills. Highly accomplished in both plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Burrell takes special clinical pride in the following breast and face procedures:
- Breast reconstruction
- Internal bra method for breast lift and breast reduction
- Explant surgery followed by fat transfer and/or lift
- Breast encapsulation surgery
- Lower face contouring with buccal fat removal and submental liposuction
- Deep plane facelift
Dr. Burrell excelled at some of the nation’s finest universities, earning an undergraduate degree at Princeton and a certificate in general studies at Columbia before completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. The Atlanta native was then awarded Most Outstanding Surgical Resident at New York-Methodist Hospital, where she completed her general surgery residency. She finished a 3-year plastic surgery residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where she received the Resident of Distinction award and was appointed to the administrative chief resident’s position.
Dr. Burrell then completed a yearlong microsurgery fellowship at the prestigious Keck Medical Center of USC before joining South Bay Plastic Surgeons in Torrance, CA.
Range of Research
In addition to her diverse educational and training background, Dr. Burrell has contributed to her field in a broad range of subjects, leading to her co-authoring papers on body contouring, bariatric surgery, gene therapy, and diabetic wound healing. She has also presented research to specialty associations, such as the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery and the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Since moving to the West Coast, Dr. Burrell has enthusiastically pursued her love of outdoor activities. A competitive athlete in high school and college, she is a dedicated cyclist and runner. She also enjoys hiking Southern California’s numerous trails with her husband and is passionate about adventure travel.
Our Torrance Locations
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