Dr. Richard Dowden

Dr. Dowden has taken great interest in teaching others. From 1975 to present he has been guest lecturer at 146 meetings in sixteen states and eight countries, has written six book chapters, has published over 70 medical articles for medical journals and various womens’ magazines, and has been interviewed on several radio and TV programs in the United States, Brazil, Ecuador, Egypt, and several European countries.

He and his colleague Dr. Shirley Anain (now in Buffalo, NY) discovered the technique to accurately determine whether a silicone gel breast implant has been ruptured or is leaking in a very quick manner, called implant endoscopy. Dr. Dowden is one of a few Plastic Surgeons in the United States trained to perform breast augmentation through the navel, also called the Transumbilical Breast Augmentation, (“TUBA”) which he has been doing since 1992.

Dr. Dowden graduated from McGill University in 1964 and from McGill Medical School in 1968. Dr. Dowden completed his general surgery residency in 1976 at S.U.N.Y. Stonybrook, New York and his plastic surgery residency in 1979 at East Virginia Medical School, Virginia. He was at the Cleveland Clinic from 1979-1992 where he held the position of the Head of the Breast Surgery Section in the Plastic Surgery Department, and he then opened his own private practice in Cleveland.

Dr. Dowden was Assistant Clinical Professor (emeritus) at Case Western Reserve University, and the Medical Advisor for the American Cancer Society Breast Reconstruction Unit for the State of Ohio. In addition to cosmetic surgery, he is very active in reconstructive surgery, particularly correcting deformities that result from cancer removal or birth defects. He has been active in medical missionary work since 1970, leading a surgical team to perform charity surgery for children with birth defects in developing nations. His scientific society memberships include the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Doctor Dowden is fully certified by the only legitimate plastic surgery board: the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Plastic Surgery Board Certification can be verified at: The American Board of Medical Specialties.

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Richard V. Dowden, M.D., C.M., F.A.C.S.

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