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William R. Burden, M.D., FACS

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Dr. William Burden offers his Destin, Panama City and Pensacola area cosmetic plastic surgery patients, and those from Mobile and Montgomery, AL and beyond the vision, innovation, and experience of a renowned plastic surgeon. See why people travel the world to Destin Plastic Surgery! Contact Dr. Burden online to get started.

Visionary

Dr. Burden is the Founder and CEO of Destin Plastic Surgery. He established one of the Southeast's most recognized plastic surgery facilities, designed its paperless office, developed its digital imaging system, and established the practice management philosophy. Dr. Burden was the original designer of the building in which Destin Plastic Surgery is now located.

Innovator

Dr. William Burden LEAD logo 2013

Dr. Burden is an innovator in advanced techniques in facial rejuvenation. Having performed the University of Florida's first endoscopic, No Scar on the Face, brow lift in 1994, he performed Northwest Florida's first in 1995. He was the first plastic surgeon in the area to treat with BOTOX® Cosmetic. He has performed thousands of facial procedures, has developed advanced techniques in facial surgery, and has authored articles on rejuvenation of the face. Many of his techniques have been adopted by other plastic surgeons in Mobile, AL, and elsewhere. For details about his impressive credentials view Dr. Burden's curriculum vitae.

In 1995, Dr. Burden performed the first endoscopic, No Scar on the Breast®, breast augmentation in Northwest Florida. He had performed the first endoscopic breast enlargement at The University of Florida earlier that year. Since then, he has performed over 4,000 of these procedures distinguishing him as one of the few plastic surgeons in Destin, not to mention all of Florida, to achieve this level of experience. Dr. Burden has taught other surgeons on the technique, has published articles, and is currently writing a text on the procedure.

Dr. Burden is recognized by the Mentor Corporation as a leader in breast surgery and has been selected as a principal investigator for the post-operatively adjustable Becker gel breast implant. Only 30 investigators were selected in The United States. Dr. Burden performs breast enlargement with both saline and silicone implants using the endoscopic, No Scar on the Breast, approach. Dr. William Burden is appointed to the International Physician's Advisory Board for Mentor Corporation Selection into this group is based on experience and volume in breast enhancement surgery. This elite group advises Mentor Corporation on their latest product development and practice management systems.

He continues to lead the way using advanced methods in body contouring procedures and was the first Destin, Panama City, and Pensacola area plastic surgeon in the area to use ultrasonic and power-assisted liposuction.

He has been voted "Best Plastic Surgeon" by the Emerald Coast Magazine's reader's poll 4 times. No other plastic surgeon has achieved this distinction. Destin Plastic Surgery was recognized as the Best of the Emerald Coast by this poll for 2009.

Scholar

Board certification is important. Dr. Burden is the first plastic surgeon in Northwest Florida to recertify in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. Dr. Burden has held dual board certification in Plastic Surgery as well as General Surgery, a distinction that only a select group of surgeons have achieved.

Partner

Dr. Burden has assembled an experienced staff who will work toward your best result. He will review your options and partner with you to achieve your desired goal. Vision, innovation, and experience: these are the reasons that nurses, doctors, and their families seek out his care.

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