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Practice & Staff

Practice & Staff

At Destin Plastic Surgery, we endeavor to provide first-class services for our patients in a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment; one in which we would be happy to treat our own families. We also aspire to continue as innovative leaders in the field of plastic surgery.

Both Dr. Burden and Dr. Ennis have won awards for Plastic Surgery excellence. World-class facility, professional experienced staff, award-winning surgeons: See Why People Travel the World to Destin Plastic Surgery! For more information, request a consultationrequest a consultation online to meet with one of our surgeons or call our office at (850) 654-1194.

Our History

Destin plastic surgeon Dr. William R. Burden, MD, FACS, founded Destin Plastic Surgery in 1995. He brought new technology and surgical procedures to North Florida. Dr. Burden aspired to creating a world-class plastic surgery facility that would not only attract people from around the region, but also from around the world. Soon after his arrival, he performed cutting edge surgeries that set a new standard. He was also able to communicate more effectively with first of its kind digital imaging used during the consultation. Superior results and doctor-patient communication combined to drive word of mouth referrals to the office for face, breast and body procedures.

Dr. Burden and his wife, Pamela, started The Anti Aging Skin Care Clinic – the area's first physician supervised skin care clinic. Similarly, he was the first plastic surgeon to implement BOTOX® cosmetic treatments as a non-surgical alternative for facial rejuvenation. Their dedication to innovation and staying on the forefront of plastic surgery, skin care, and alternative treatments established Destin Plastic Surgery as a premier plastic surgery facility in the Southeast and internationally.

After years of planning and design, Dr. Burden was able to build and develop a world-class facility where surgical and non-surgical treatments are available from an experienced and knowledgeable staff. Dr. Burden spent countless hours personally overseeing the advanced training of the staff.

Dr. L. Scott Ennis, had similar aspirations during his training. Dr. Ennis was recognized throughout his training with multiple accolades and awards. He was recognized as "Outstanding Intern" as chosen by his fellow physicians from more than 800 doctors. He was also awarded "Outstanding Chief Resident" by the academic surgeons at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, one of the nation's top surgical training programs, an award given out to only one surgeon a year.

While continuing his training at the Ivy League University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Dr. Ennis was awarded the prestigious Raymond F. Morgan Award for original research in plastic surgery for helping to develop a new life-saving procedure to correct and reconstruct major trauma wounds of the abdomen. While completing his fellowship at the University of Virginia, Dr. Ennis met Dr. Burden. They knew they could expand the center to further build upon the regional and international recognition Dr. Burden had already established.

Dr. Ennis has been recognized as a world leader in cosmetic and plastic surgery by being honored with a membership in the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, an honor that requires a surgeon to be nominated by 2 other internationally renowned plastic surgeons in the society. An honor bestowed on only a very few of the world's surgeons, ISAPS membership is drawn from some of the world most elite surgeons in 73 countries on every continent.

Both doctors realized plastic surgery had grown to encompass more treatments than surgery alone. Plastic surgery encompassed the realm of healthy living, skin care, and surgery. Now was the time to build upon the foundation that had been established. Dr. Burden and Dr. Ennis joined forces in 2003 to continue Destin Plastic Surgery's already excellent reputation and to expand upon the services to be offered.

Awards and Advancements

The work of both surgeons had a synergistic effect. Not only did the surgical cases more than double, but the skin care clinic also expanded from 1 esthetician to 3 and BOTOX® cosmetic and injectable treatments more than doubled. The Mentor Corporation recognized Destin Plastic surgery as one of the top breast augmentation centers in the country. Destin Plastic Surgery's staff is known for their experience and dedication to staying in the forefront of leading technology.

Dr. Burden performed the first "No Scar on the Breast" and "No Scar on the Face" procedures in Northwest Florida. Dr. Burden has performed over 5,000 of these procedures. He is one of only a few surgeons that have achieved this level of experience. Both Dr. Burden and Dr. Ennis perform over a thousand procedures per year, and are recognized for their endoscopic minimal-incision surgical techniques. Since joining Destin Plastic Surgery in 2003, Dr. Ennis has been recognized by his patients for his artistic talent and natural results and has performed more than 5,000 augmentations himself. Together, they have refined these techniques to advance many of the current minimal-incision procedures and obtain superior surgical results. They have also instructed many other plastic surgeons, both nationally and internationally, on these techniques and to share their expertise. Additionally, each has been published in medical journals.

Our Facilities

Unique to Destin Plastic Surgery is the licensed, accredited Destin Surgery Center complete with a board certified anesthesiologist and anesthetists. The anesthesia department focuses on patient safety and is well known for maintaining the comfort of the patients. The Destin Surgery Center housed in the same building is a multispecialty AAAASF-certified facility that holds itself to the highest standards and always embodies a culture of safety. Every procedure is overseen by a board-certified anesthesiologist. We will never compromise safety for cost or any other reason. Every surgery is performed at a level of safety that we ourselves would want to have if we or any of our own family were having surgery here today.

Surgery Center

Destin Plastic Surgery and its affiliated Anti-Aging Skincare Clinic is a comprehensive facility specializing in cosmetic surgery of the face, breasts and body, as well as non-surgical procedures and medical skincare products. You will see a world-class facility with experienced professional personnel who will endeavor to accommodate your needs. The reputation of Destin Plastic Surgery attracts calendar and swimsuit models, Playboy playmates, celebrities, and professional athletes. Many patients visit us for cosmetic plastic surgery from cities such as Mobile, Montgomery, Atlanta, Birmingham, Jacksonville, and New Orleans, as well as all regions of the United States and abroad. People have traveled from countries such as England, Finland, Germany, Spain, and Japan just to name a few.

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