Destin Plastic Surgery The Grant Building
4485 Furling Lane
Destin, FL 32541
Phone: (850) 654-1194
Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m.–2 p.m.

Anti Aging Skincare Clinic The Grant Building
4485 Furling Lane
Destin, FL 32541
Phone: (850) 654-8015
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Liposuction

Destin Plastic Surgery specializes in liposuction (also called body contouring) for men and women from the Pensacola and Panama City areas and beyond. Liposuction involves the destruction of the fat cell and elimination of the fat cell from the body. The destruction of the fat cell can be in the form of high negative pressure, ultrasonic energy, laser energy, or mechanical energy.

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What Is Power-Assisted Liposuction?

Power-assisted liposuction uses a high negative pressure similar to the suction-assisted technique and the mechanical energy of a reciprocating cannula. The combination of the 2 energies has been shown to give a good result with minimal-to-no contour irregularities. This technique is particularly useful for high volume liposuction. The cannulas can be bent to improve contouring around a curve and minimize the number of access incisions needed. Smaller cannulas can be used to minimize the size of the incisions. All things considered, this form of liposuction is very gratifying to the surgeon and the patient, in that small incisions placed strategically in well-hidden places can give a good contour, which is apparent in a relatively short period of time following the procedure.

Meet Dr. Burden

Dr. William Burden

Founder, Destin Plastic Surgery

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Burden knows that building a distinguished career doesn't happen overnight. He's been serving the community for more than 2 decades, providing personalized aesthetic care and leading the field with pioneering techniques.

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Should I Get Liposuction?

Liposuction-assisted body sculpting is not a substitute for weight loss. Prior to undergoing liposuction, overweight patients are advised to establish a weight loss program including diet and exercise that they stick to after surgery. Three things should be accomplished prior to liposuction:

  • Lifestyle change: Maintaining a sedentary lifestyle in which you eat and drink without discretion will result in failure of your surgery.
  • Diet change: A healthy diet will not only maintain the surgical results, but also improve your overall health.
  • Exercise: This is an essential element of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

These 3 elements should be in place prior to body contouring surgery and maintained following the surgery.

If you’re interested in neck liposuction, you may also want to consider a non-surgical alternative called KYBELLA®. This injectable treatment is meant to reduce “submental fat,” also called a double chin. Your surgeon can determine whether you are a good candidate.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Destin Plastic Surgery, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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5.0/5
Jul 23, 2021
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I had cosmetic surgery done by Dr. Burden and his Team. The results are amazing! People tell me I look much younger and I feel great now in my nice dresses. Joan Pleat, Surgical Nurse, was very compassionate, optimistic, and professional throughout the entire process. Joan takes a personal interest in her patients. She explained the surgery and results to expect in detail. She is integral to the seamless support I received from the pre-operative consultation throughout my recovery --- Joan was right there and always available to answer any of my questions or concerns. She is the best. Highly recommend!!
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5.0/5
Jul 8, 2021
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i got a breast reduction and bbl by Dr. Burden and i am very happy with my results! i no longer have bad back pains and can finally find tops to fit me properly! i am so much happier now being comfortable in my own body!!!!! GO TO DR. BURDEN <3
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5.0/5
Jun 30, 2021
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I have had two procedures at Destin Plastic Surgery and I am very happy with both procedures. Dr. Burden is very talented and the entire staff is just wonderful. A friend of mine went there as well and loved her results too.
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5.0/5
Jun 9, 2021
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I have so many great things to say about not only this place but the people. From my breast augmentation, laser hair removal, BBL and even facials I have loved my results with every service! Now let’s talk breast augmentation! With it being the first surgery I have ever had, I’d do it all over again! The people were comforting + genuine which is exactly what I needed. The results are EXACTLY what I pictured for myself and Dr. Burden was amazing throughout the entire process!
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5.0/5
May 31, 2021
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My first time at destin pladtic surgery Had botox and Bill did an awesome job!!! Love the way it looks!!! I will definitely be back!!
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5.0/5
Apr 3, 2021
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Dr. Burden and his staff were all a pleasure to work with. The facility is top notch and so is his work, I am so happy with the outcome of my surgery! Thank you Dr. burden, I'm looking forward to swimsuit season!
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5.0/5
Apr 2, 2021
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Absolutely love Destin Plastic Surgery! Traveled from Tennessee to have my cosmetic procedure done here and they made it all so easy! From the consultation all the way to the post op appointments, Joan took such good care of me. Dr. Burden was able to achieve exactly what I wanted and I am so happy with the outcome. Natalie was more than willing to help with booking my appointments around my travel dates and Michelle was great to work with when it came to the billing side of things. Highly recommend this facility for any cosmetic procedures! They truly love what they do and will take great care of you from start to finish! Thank you guys so much! This is wasn’t my first time using them and it definitely won’t be my last!
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5.0/5
Jan 3, 2021
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Dr. Burden is very skilled with Botox. I’ve had Botox numerous times now and am exceptionally pleased with the results he achieved for me. He’s also very personable and I will definitely be back! All staff were great as well. Thank you!
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Dec 23, 2020
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I went to Dr. Burden 7 years ago for my breast augmentation and absolutely loved the outcome! As time went by I decided to get a explant done because I was over them and wanted a more slim/sleek look, he did a phenomenal job! I had my explant done over a week ago. I’m so impressed with the way how I look! I thought I was going to end up like I did before (small A cup) and I’m pleased to say I’m a full B if not small C. I’m truly so thankful and happy with Burdens work. Thank you Dr. Burden, Natalie and Joan! ALSO, Botox Bill did my lip injections a few times a couple years back and I still have filler in them. He’s the only one I’ll ever trust to do it. This is a 10 star facility they will not disappoint you!
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5.0/5
Dec 7, 2020
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I visited the Anti Aging Skincare Clinic and received a HydraFacial with Dermaplaning from Trish, and hands down, Trish is simply the best! Her knowledge about skincare is unparalleled. My skin concerns were dullness, congested pores, hormonal acne and hyperpigmentation. After my treatment, my skin was instantly glowing! It felt clean, hydrated, and looked so smooth. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Trish and the level of care and service she provides to her clients. I’ve already booked my next appointment with her, and I’m excited to have found such an exceptional esthetician in the area!
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5.0/5
Dec 1, 2020
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I had my explant done yesterday and I’m so pleased already after 24 hours! Dr. Burden listened to exactly what I wanted and made it happen! His nurse Joan is also on top of it ALWAYS! They got me in quicker then normal and I thank them so much for that. Dr. Burden has a great team there, I was so anxious when I went in for surgery and the anesthesiologist put me at ease, pulled my records to go over them with me! This is a 10 star facility, I’ll never go anywhere else. I’m so lucky to be a local in Destin so my drive is short and I can visit when needed. Thank you so much Destin Plastic Surgery!
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5.0/5
Nov 1, 2020
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Destin plastic surgery is nationally acclaimed for a good reason!! They are a top notch, top tier office. I have just had my second procedure done in two years. Two years ago I had the tummy tuck & augmentation after losing 50+ lbs. The results were far beyond my expectations as well as Dr. Burden fixed cesarean scars.I have since gone on to do professional bodybuilding shows as my results were spectacular. I am two weeks post facial work, and I am over the moon about the results. Dr. Burden and Joan are a phenomenal team. From the first day when the procedures are discussed, to the meeting just prior to the surgery to review that information again about what to do ahead of time, what to expect from the surgery, and post-care. The day of surgery the procedure was reviewed again by Dr. Burden, and the nursing staff reviewed with my caretaker exactly what to expect. Post care with Dr. Burden and Joan were professional and on the money. I am grateful for both Dr. Burden and Joan’s gentle care and coaching. I follow their directions exactly, and my results were simply magnificent. I would only trust my myself and family to this amazing team.
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5.0/5
Oct 28, 2020
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whole experience was wonderful. receptionist, nurses, drs....
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5.0/5
Oct 7, 2020
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Doctor Burden did my bbl in July and he did a phenomenal job he gave me the shape I’ve always wanted. My scars are non existent and my recovery was smooth. His staff was a absolute delight before the surgery and even after they were very informative and caring. Thank you Dr burden & Team you guys are the absolute best.
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5.0/5
Oct 5, 2020
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Best place to get your surgeries done. I got my augmentation done 2 years ago and to this very day I'm so satisfied with the results. Dr. Burden and the rest of the crew did a really great job. I highly recommend this place. Looking forward to come back in the near future 😊
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5.0/5
Aug 30, 2020
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My experience with Destin Plastic Surgery was a very pleasant one, start to finish, because of the manner in which the process was run. Dr Burden, Joan (the Mighty) Mary, Natalie, Julie, Michelle, the anesthesiologists, greeters, receptionists, all showed grace and a loving presence in every visit and I appreciate the peace of mind that they and the entire staff provided me! I am truly a happy client!
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5.0/5
Aug 15, 2020
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I am honestly blown away at how amazing these people are. Dr. Burden was awesome and my procedure was smooth But I really feel the need to brag on his right hand nurse Joan she was beside me before I went under making me laugh and feel comfortable as well as when I woke up helping me and my husband understand what to do when we get home. She called the morning after to see how I was doing and ever since I've called multiple times with questions on questions on questions and shes been so patient and helpful and just kind. Top notch service at destin plastic forsure!
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5.0/5
Aug 14, 2020
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I had a fantastic experience from start to finish at Destin Plastic Surgery. The staff is very friendly and professional and Dr. Burden did an absolutely perfect job with my surgery. From the initial consultation to my surgery being delayed due to Covid through my surgery and recovery the staff was phenomenal. I am very happy with my results and highly recommend Dr. Burden and Destin Plastic Surgery to anyone looking to find a surgeon. I had some specific concerns for my recovery timeline and any time I asked a question, if they could not answer my call immediately, I was called back very quickly, they addressed all of my concerns and were very helpful working with me and my primary care physician. I will also note, when my surgery was delayed due to elective surgeries being temporarily suspended, the staff was extremely helpful with rescheduling and keeping up great communication with me. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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5.0/5
Aug 5, 2020
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Dr. Burden performed a tummy tuck two years ago. The results have been simply extraordinary. Not a day goes by I don't marvel at the results. In addition to the tummy tuck, I had an injury to my hip bone and a large scar that he had to work around. He made the injury look very symmetrical and as natural as possible. My abs are rock hard with nice muscle definition. What was truly remarkable, however, was the results of the back liposuction. He told me I would not be happy with the tummy tuck alone. While I read on the internet that back liposuction is rarely very helpful, I trusted Dr. Burden. The results were astonishing. I mean that quite literally. All my feminine curves were restored with the back procedure - waist and buttocks. The staff were also exceptional to deal with. The recovery is not for the faint of heart but I don't have a moment of regret. None.
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5.0/5
Jun 28, 2020
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The staff are so caring and compassionate. Dr Burden is a highly skilled surgeon who encourages you and works hard to make sure you are satisfied with the results.

What Does Liposuction Do?

Liposuction is an excellent procedure for removing excess localized fat. It is, however, a very poor procedure to treat obesity. Many people, despite maintaining a good diet and exercise regimen, will still have areas of adipose (fat) which do not respond to diet and exercise. Men and women tend to localize fat to specific areas for anatomical reasons. For women, it’s the hips, outer thighs, posterior thighs and inner thigh; men localize fat in their “love handles” and abdomen.

In our body, there is a superficial layer of fat that is virtually everywhere, even in our eyelids. Additionally, there is also a deep layer of fat. The deeper layer of fat is our “storage layer.” This deep layer gives us our familial characteristics. If we gain weight, these problem areas tend to enlarge first and unfortunately, when we lose weight it tends to be the last area to reduce in size. The object of liposuction is to remove this “deep layer of fat.” By removing the deep layer of fat, we can improve the contour of the abdomen, love handles, hips, and thighs.

Unfortunately liposuction has minimal, to no, effect on skin tone. If the skin tone over the area that is to be treated is poor, this is usually evidenced by loose “hanging” skin and stretch marks, a procedure that removes the excess skin, such as a tummy tuck, may also be needed to improve the contour. Dr. Burden will determine at your consultation what procedures will need to be done to get you the best results.

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What Is Liposuction Recovery Like?

There is generally some bruising associated with liposuction, and this can vary significantly from person to person. Pain is generally well tolerated following liposuction and will also vary from individual to individual. In general, you will be sore and tender for the first 48 to 72 hours, after which you will find that your activities will become less and less limited due to the tenderness. Within 2 to 3 weeks, most people return to their normal activities. Within 4 to 6 weeks, most people can return to their usual exercise routine. The swelling from the liposuction may take as long as 6 months to completely resolve. In general, 80% of the swelling resolves within the first 6 to 8 weeks.

After a person undergoes liposuction, support garments are worn for several weeks. These support garments are necessary to allow the overlying superficial fat and skin to heal back and heal in the appropriate position. The garments also help to decrease the post surgical swelling.

What Can I Expect for My Liposuction Results?

Immediately after undergoing liposuction, you may notice that there has been no weight loss or, even a slight weight gain. This is due to fluids administered during the surgical procedure. As time passes, your weight will decrease as your body eliminates these fluids.

Liposuction will improve your body contour and decrease the amount of adipose in the areas that are treated. If you overeat, and do not maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen, you will gain weight just as you did before the procedure.

Dr. William R. Burden, MD, FACS is known for his experience and dedication to staying in the forefront of leading technology in plastic surgery. Dr. Burden not only performs liposuction for patients from Panama City, Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, Tallahassee, Dothan, Atlanta, and Birmingham but also from around the world. Many people travel from Europe, South America and Asia to Destin to seek out his services.

For more information about liposuction, request a consultationrequest a consultation online or call our office in Destin, Florida, at (850) 654-1194. Dr. Burden is committed to providing first-class services and natural-looking results for every procedure he performs, including liposuction.

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