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Bert Bowden, MD

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About Dr. Bowden

Bert Bowden, MD, was born in Kodiak, Alaska and grew up in Texas. He graduated as Valedictorian from Palestine High School, then attended the United States Naval Academy. He graduated as third in the class from USNA in the Bicentennial Year, 1976.

He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas and was conferred the Medical Doctor degree in 1980. He performed his internship at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego, then attended Flight Surgery School in Pensacola, Florida. He graduated as the top graduate from the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute and then began service as a Flight Surgeon for VS-41, a jet training squadron in San Diego, CA. He flew as a Flight Surgeon until 1984 when he commenced his Ophthalmology training at the Naval Hospital San Diego.

He completed his residency in Ophthalmology in 1987 and was assigned as the Head, Department of Ophthalmology, Naval Hospital Jacksonville. He was certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1988. He performed duties of a general ophthalmologist until 1990 when he began his Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training in Beverly Hills, Califomia.

In 1991, he was assigned as the Director for Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the President's Hospital, the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. Following preparation of a thesis, Dr. Bowden was accepted into the elite American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a group of less than 800 physicians worldwide who specialize in this area. lt was at Bethesda that he mastered his skills in Aesthetic Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive surgery serving as the responsible physician for all armed forces in Europe, Africa, the Indian Ocean, and east of the Mississippi. He was also the Oculoplastic physician for all members of the House, the Senate, the Judicial, and Executive Branches. Dr. Bowden retired from the military as a Captain selectee in July 1996. He lives in Huntsville with his wife, Connie. They have four children, Thomas, Ben, Jarred, and Christine.

Dr. Bowden's Qualifications

Dr. Bowden is a surgeon who has many years of experience in the use of many cosmetic treatments as well as reconstructive treatments. He taught other physicians throughout the country how to perform many of the procedures that he does. He taught both residents at the National Naval Medical Centre as well as ophthalmologists at the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is particularly skilled in the areas of Botox injections and laser treatment, and has been doing this since 1987.

Dr. Bowden trained in Beverly Hills and learned to evaluate some of the areas of greatest cosmetic concern. He worked with numerous facial plastic surgeons as well as many other oculoplastic surgeons to refine and hone his skills in this area. He is particularly qualified for any cosmetic surgery involving the face and can achieve much of the benefits of a face lift using fillers as the standard now.

It must be remembered that the eyes are the most important portion of the face. Who better than an ophthalmologist (an eye surgeon and specialist in care of and diseases of the eye) to provide care for your face? When someone looks at your face, they see your eyes and eyebrows. They do not concentrate on your chin, teeth, or ears as much. In order to restore the youthful look and youthful appearance, one must concentrate primarily on the eyes. While other operations affect the face, the youthful appearance is derived approximately 90% from the eyes.

Dr. Bowden is one of less than 800 people in the world with special qualifications and training to address this particular aspect of cosmetic surgery.