Dr. Downey Picked as 2013 Top Doc in Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in Seattle Magazine!

For the twelfth time, Dr. Downey was selected by his physician peers as a Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery, which was published in the July issue of Seattle Magazine. The selection methodology is rigorous and cannot be influenced by the nominated physician. The basic question is: “Which doctor would you select to care for you or your loved ones?”  Dr. Downey is happy and honored to be selected again. His goal is to offer unique, personalized plastic surgical care, and to collaborate with his patients and their doctors and families to deliver a coordinated, quality surgical experience.

Is a Tummy Tuck and a Breast Implant with Lift to Risky to Do in One Procedure?

Combining breast augmentation and tummy tuck

Hello,

Combining two moderate operations is a matter of scale, proportion, and complexity. We always weigh efficiency of the time savings of combining operations versus the increased risk and stress and possibly tougher recovery.

If it patient’s ambitions for augmentation are modest and she is very suitable for an abdominoplasty, i.e., good muscle tone and largely lax skin without a great deal of fat, then the operations being combined is generally a pretty good fit.

Naturally making these pronouncements at a distance without seeing a patient must be followed by an in-person evaluation. Best of luck!

 

Dan Downey MD FACS

Downey Plastic Surgery

Dr-Downey.com

Can I Get Breast Implants at 16-18?

(from RealSelf.com)

Hello,

I think that augmentation at too young an age can be unsatisfying over the long term. First, the chest wall and breast tissues can still be growing and maturing. The expectation of a large-ish implant under immature tissues can actually cause atrophy and thinning of the overlying tissues, leading to faster fatigue of the tissues and loss of elasticity. Second, psychologically the young patient hasn’t lived in her skin for very long in an adult state, so expectations about surgical results are derived from outside rather than inside cues. And young people generally are more suggestible and vulnerable to peer pressure.

I would focus on fitness and good self esteem until her early to mid 20’s before considering this hopefully satisfying operation.

 

Dan Downey MD FACS

Downey Plastic Surgery

Dr-Downey.com

Highest Rated Plastic Surgery Practice at Avvo.com!

Avvo.com, a nationwide review service for physicians and attorneys, has rated Downey Plastic Surgery as the top-rated plastic surgery practice in the Pacific Northwest!

Avvo.com uses many objective measures of excellence, such as legitimate board certification (i.e., genuine boards validated by ABMS), specialty society affiliation, service, and leadership, not to mention reviews by fellow physicians. As importantly, patients have a voice in influencing the physician’s rating with their reviews.

As of today, thirty patients have kindly taken the time to post their experiences of their care with us.

Check out Dr. Downey’s credentials and many physician and patient reviews here!

Seattle BRA Day 2012

BRA stands for Breast Reconstruction Awareness. It is a striking fact that many women who have mastectomy are not offered a chance to learn about and possibly choose to have breast reconstructive surgery after mastecomy.

I am constantly humbled by the bravery and fierce commitment that my breast reconstruction patients show. They are the smartest and most involved patients I have. It is consistently an intense but fulfilling experience together with them.

Mark the date in your calendar: Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Join the Washington Wines Festival and Beauty Over Cancer in Seattle’s first Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day to close the loop on breast cancer and boost awareness of the bust. Why? Because nearly 70% of women diagnosed with breast cancer are not told about their option for breast reconstruction and EVERY woman deserves to be informed.

Get the facts. Spread the word. Have some fun and tango your heart out from 6-9pm Wednesday, October 17th at Wine World in Seattle. Seattle’s BRA Day Soiree will feature wine tasting, delicious bites, live music, a spectacular tango show at 7pm followed by a tango dance party and beginner lessons.  Bustiers encouraged!

Buy your tickets via BrownPaperTickets.com: $20 in advance, $25 day of event. See you there!