EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Rory Dower completed his formal training as a specialist plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon in South Africa, obtaining both his MMed (Plast Surg) and FC Plast Surg (SA) (board certification).
He has made it his personal commitment and goal to travel widely over a number of years, to learn the techniques of the world’s leading plastic surgeons, to understand their philosophy on aesthetic surgery and draw from their extensive experience.
Other world leaders under whom Dr Dower has spent time learning from include:
PROFESSOR WOLFGANG GUBISCH (Stuttgart, Germany)
Dr Dower did an observorship at the Marienhospital, Facial and Plastic Surgery Unit under Professor Gubisch, one of the world’s authorities on Rhinoplasty surgery.
TIMOTHY MARTEN (San Francisco, USA)
Dr Marten has mastered the high-SMAS facelift technique to achieve a dramatic and beautiful result.
PROFESSOR FOAD NAHAI (Atlanta, USA)
Seen by many plastic surgeons as one of the founding fathers of cosmetic surgery. Also, the author of “The Art of Plastic Surgery” and editor of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.
MARK CODNER (Atlanta, USA)
An expert surgeon in blepharoplasty, facial rejuvenation and aesthetic breast surgery.
SHERRELL ASTON (New York, USA)
Well known as one of New York’s top facelift surgeons.
The first at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team treating patients with breast cancer. The second, an advanced microsurgery fellowship at the China Medical University Hospital in Taiwan, dealing with all aspects of microsurgical reconstruction including complex head and neck reconstruction and treatment for lymphedema.
This was followed by an observorship in implant breast reconstruction at the Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Centre
in New York. He is committed to helping treat women with breast cancer by being able to offer all types of breast reconstruction.
BOARD CERTIFICATION AND AFFILIATIONS
Dr Rory Dower holds both an FC Plast Surg (SA) from the Colleges of Medicine South Africa (board certification), as well as an MMed from the University of Limpopo (Medunsa).
Dr Dower is a Member of both the Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Southern Africa (APRSSA) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).
He is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He holds GMC registration and is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons England (MRCS Eng).
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND AWARDS
During his specialist training, the Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Southern Africa (APRSSA), awarded Dr Dower Best Clinical Paper in 2009 and 2011, as well as Best Publication in 2012.
He presented at the European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS) Annual Meeting in 2014, on breast reconstruction