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Dr. Daniel Downey

Plastic Surgery
Seattle, WA
39 years experience male

Locations

Office

Seattle, WA

Address

1536 N. 115th St., Suite 105, Seattle, WA
Directions

Practice website

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Medicaid

Uniform medical plan

United healthcare

Office

Seattle, WA

About

Bio

<P><STRONG>Accomplishments</STRONG></P> <P>Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgeons 1992</P> <P>Diplomate, American Board of Surgery, 1989</P> <P>Diplomate, American Association of Plastic Surgeons 2006</P> <P>Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons 1990</P> <P>Fellow, American College of Surgeons 1992</P> <P>Fellow, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1996</P> <P> </P> <P>Dr. Dan Downey graduated from the University of Washington Medical Center, one of the top medical schools in the country. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and a fellow in the American College of Surgeons, which indicates that he has met the highest level of requirements for practicing plastic and reconstructive surgery.</P> <P>Dr. Downey was the head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and served as the Director of the Cosmetic Services Group during his sixteen years of leadership at Virginia Mason Medical Center.</P> <P>He consistently ranks as one of the Pacific Northwest’s “Top Doctors” by Seattle Magazine and Seattle Metropolitan Magazine and was nominated by his peers as the Outstanding Plastic Surgeon in Puget Sound Consumer’s Checkbook. He earned the coveted Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons “Outstanding Contributions in Plastic Surgery” award. He has served as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine.</P> <P>During his nearly 26 years of practice experience, Dr. Downey has come to understand the physical and emotional issues people face when considering plastic surgery. He believes that the most successful patient relationships are based on mutual trust. Therefore, Dr. Downey encourages candid conversation about your desires and concerns prior to surgery – even those that you may not feel comfortable sharing with family or friends. This openness is important to developing the treatment plan that is right for you.</P>

Specialties
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Plastic Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

Italian

Doctor Q&A

12 Answers
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A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Downey
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Hello, Of : Hello, of course you can. However, be sure that your doctor helps you weigh the advantages (no stitch removal) against the drawbacks (greater inflamm... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Downey
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Hello, A : Hello, a starting point is good chemistry between you and your prospective surgeon. Your worry about having too much labia minora removed is appropri... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Downey
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Vaginal rejuvenation: Hello, there are many terms thrown around concerning cosmetic surgery of any body part. The term that vaginal rejuvenation is usually applied to lab... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Downey
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Hello, Capsular : Hello, capsular contracture occurs after breast augmentation at a rate of less than 10%, usually in the range of 5 to 10%. The outcome after the oper... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Downey
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Hello, Screening : Hello, screening lab tests are routine, and sometimes include screens for bloodborne diseases like hepatitis and hiv. Like getting a mammogram before... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Downey
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Hello, Part : Hello, part of the consultation and patient selection process before surgery is intended to confirm that : 1) the patient is healthy and suitable for... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Downey
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Hello, : Hello, insurance companies are generally reasonable about working with you to preauthorize breast reduction. First, partner with your primary care do... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Downey
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Hello, There : Hello, there are many ways to perform a "brow lift", which is intended to elevate relaxed brows and to smooth the forehead. Like any operation, local... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Downey
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Hello, There : Hello, there are many ways to perform a "browlift" which is intended to elevate the eyebrows and smooth the forehead. There are no versions of browli... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Downey
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Piercing a scar: I advise against any piercings through existing clinically significant scar tissue. Scar tissue is less pliant has poor circulation and poorer healin... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Downey
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Hello, : Hello, first, best wishes getting well from your upcoming mastectomy. Hope it turns out great. It is not common for a mastectomy performed for breas... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Daniel Downey
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Scars of the glans: Hello, from your question i did not get the sense that you had pain from the scars. I recommend against any further ablative treatments to the ski... Read More

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Testimonials
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Dr. Paul Edmonson
Nov 27, 2012
Dr.Downey is an excellent plastic surgeon with expertise in complex reconstructive surgery and in cosmetic surgery. For several years I have performed pathologic interpretations for many of Dr. Downe...Read More
Dr. Paul Edmonson
Dec 5, 2012
Dr.Downey is an excellent plastic surgeon with expertise in complex reconstructive surgery and in cosmetic surgery. For several years I have performed pathologic interpretations for many of Dr. Downe...Read More
I endorse this doctor. I have worked with Dr. Downey for several years as part of a team of doctors that provide top quality care for breast cancer patients, as well as in caring for patients with man...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington School of Medicine, WA
Graduated 1983MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Graduated 1983MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

University of Rochester Medical Center

Residency

Virginia Mason Medical Center

Awards

Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors
Top Plastic Surgeon, Puget Sound Consumers' Checkbook

Affiliations

Nw hospital
Northwest hospital and medical center
Virginia mason medical center
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