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

Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

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


Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about
breast enlargement:

Can a woman with implants fly at high altitudes?

Yes. There is no truth to the stories about implants 'popping' under these conditions. A large number of flight attendants, pilots, and passengers have breast implants, and there is no risk of pressure problems, even in the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure. I permit my patients to fly the day after operation. I encourage out-of-state patients to consider staying in town several days. Patients taking flights soon after operation should not lift their own baggage.

Women with augmentation can also scuba dive without concerns about the implants.


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