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Richard V. Dowden, M.D., C.M., F.A.C.S.
Cleveland Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Dowden

Ohio Plastic Surgeon

Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, Inc.
Cleveland, OH

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
American Board of Plastic Surgery

Member Surgeon Since 2004

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Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road, Suite 410
(Mayfield Heights)
Cleveland, Ohio 44124
(440) 449-7470

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"Amazing! Would recommend 100 times over. From first contact, to surgery, to aftercare have all been amazing. I am ecstatic with the staff, surgeon, and my results. An expert in his field with a great bedside manner, and caring staff." ~Plastic Surgery Patient from Canton, Ohio

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"One of the best things I ever did. It's been well over a year now and I still check very morning to make sure their still there. My body in now in proportion. Dr. Dowden and his staff are first class. They make everything easy. I have never had a doctor visit last as long as the first one with him. He really makes sure you understand the procedure and answers any questions you have. Dr. Dowden recommends that you try different sizes before surgery. It seemed odd at first to walk around like that but thanks to the early steps, I went a size bigger and could not be happier. The larger size fit the rest of my body. If you are considering breast augmentation, please contact Dr. Dowden and find out about the "thru the navel" procedure. I still can't believe it's possible. I LOVE THIS MAN...... GOD may not have given me the breasts I wanted but he gave Dr. Dowden the skills and heart to make a dream come true for me. You won't be disappointed! ~Breast Augmentation Patient, September 09, 2008

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"I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Dowden. He is the best. A total professional while still being caring and considerate. Absolutely positively the best. A total perfectionist who actually cares about his patients, and a real sweetheart to boot."~Polly (Breast Augmentation Patient & Site Visitor from Dallas, TX)

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"He is awesome, very detail oriented and listens to you."~Laura (Breast Augmentation Patient & Site Visitor)

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"I went to Dr. Dowden in Cleveland, Ohio. He was very friendly and made sure that I was comfortable in his office. He explained all the procedures and options very well. He is one of the few surgeons who offers the TUBA method belly button-which is what I chose. I would definitely recommend it to anyone considering implants. It leaves a VERY small scar just inside your navel which can't even be seen! Dr. Dowden has a great web site which answers a lot of questions... check it out at WWW.DRDOWDEN.COM"~Erin (Breast Augmentation Patient & Site Visitor)

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"He's a terrific surgeon. He is a perfectionist; very professional and thorough. The staff was very kind to my husband and I."~Site Visitor (Breast Augmentation Patient)

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"He is awesome and I am a very happy patient!"~Site Visitor (Breast Augmentation Patient)

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"Loved him!"~Site Visitor (Breast Augmentation Patient)

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"Dr. Dowden was recommended by 5 other site visitors." ~Rebecca, Founder



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Endoscope for Detecting Leaking Breast Implants
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Tummy Tuck
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Breast Augmentation
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Breast Reduction
Liposuction
Tummy Tuck
Facelift
Browlift
Eyelid Lift
Nose Surgery
Ear Surgery
Skin Resurfacing
Cleft Lip / Palate

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About Cleveland, Ohio Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Dowden

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 has been Assistant Clinical Professor at Case Western Reserve University, and is the Medical Advisor for the American Cancer Society Breast Reconstruction Unit for the State of Ohio. 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) developed the technique to quickly and accurately determine whether a silicone gel breast implant has been ruptured or is leaking, 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, since 1992.

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. He leads 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: American Board of Medical Specialties.

Plastic Surgeon's
Specialty/Board Certifications:

American Board of General Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgeon's
Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations:
Hillcrest Hospital -Cleveland Clinic
Marymount Surgery Center - Cleveland Clinic
The Surgery Center
Zeeba Surgery Center - University Hospital
Independence Surgery Center

Plastic Surgeon's
Organization Memberships:

FACS = Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
ASPS = American Society of Plastic Surgeons
ASAPS = American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
AAPS = American Association of Plastic Surgeons
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
Academy of Medicine of Cleveland
Northern Ohio Medical Association

Plastic Surgeon's
Education:

Bachelor of Science, McGill University, 1964
Doctor of Medicine, McGill Medical School, 1968

Residency:

General Surgery Part 1, 1972-1974
Tufts University, Boston (Chair: Dr Harry Soroff)

General Surgery Part 2, 1974-1976
S.U.N.Y. Stonybrook, New York (Chair: Dr Harry Soroff)

Plastic Surgery, 1976 - 1979
East Virginia Medical School, Virginia (Chair: Dr Charles Horton)
Plastic Surgeon's
Other Titles Held:
Asst. Clinical Professor - Case Western-Reserve University - Cleveland, Ohio
Medical Advisor for the State of Ohio, Breast Reconstruction Unit of the American Cancer Society
Former Head of the Section of Breast Surgery, Plastic Surgery Department of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Plastic Surgeon's
Areas of Interest:
Cosmetic Surgery of the face, particularly endoscopic and laser procedures.
Cosmetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery, including endoscopic.
Body Sculpting and Liposuction, including Tumescent and Ultrasonic.

Plastic Surgeon's Insurance Considerations:

Dr. Dowden treats patients with all types of insurance, from all commercial insurance companies. However, Dr. Dowden is not in any way connected with any insurance company, and not involved with any HMO, PPO, PMO etc. which means that any insurance company will consider care by Dr Dowden as being "out of network." It is the patient's responsibility to contact their insurance carrier to clarify the out-of-network benefits and to determine if a referral is needed. No claims for cosmetic surgery can ever be submitted to insurance carriers.

Dr. Dowden is also not connected in any way with any government health-financing networks, including Medicare and the military. Dr. Dowden has many patients who are on Medicare, but they are solely responsible for their own expenses. It is important that patients understand that such government health-financing networks cannot be billed for any procedure, visit or service performed by Dr. Dowden, regardless of whether it is cosmetic surgery or not.


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Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, Inc. ~ Cleveland, Ohio
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Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, Inc.
6770 Mayfield Road, Suite 410
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Cleveland, Ohio 44124
(440) 449-7470

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