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.

No Scar on the Breast® Incision

Importance Of Choosing Your Surgeon Carefully

Because fiber-optic endoscopic technology is a recent advance and requires specialized training and skill to use, you may find that few surgeons offer breast augmentation using the transaxillary (underarm) technique. Surgeons who are unfamiliar with or unable to perform this procedure tend to steer patients away from the underarm technique even though it is well suited to most patients and types of breast implants. For this reason alone, it’s important to choose a surgeon such as Dr. Burden who regularly performs this type of surgery.

Our No Scar On The Breast Specialist

When you choose Destin Plastic Surgery for your breast augmentation, you can be confident that your procedure will be performed by Dr. William Burden, an expert in the No Scar on the Breast technique.

One of the most common concerns women have about breast augmentation is the tell-tale scars it leaves behind. Dr. Burden pioneered and perfected an innovative breast augmentation technique called, “No Scar on the Breast®” technique that leaves only a tiny scar in the crease under each arm. He has made this procedure available to women around the country and around the world. Miss USA and Miss America contestants, Playboy models, country music performers, and bathing suit models to mention a few, have had their procedures performed at Destin Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Burden, an experienced, innovative plastic surgeon, makes it possible to have beautiful, natural-looking breast augmentation results with No Scar on the Breast. To get started, request a consultation onlinerequest a consultation online or call our office at (850) 654-1194. Located in Destin, Florida, we provide first-class services for patients from nearby communities such as Pensacola and Panama City, FL; Mobile, AL; throughout the country; and international locations.

Keller Funnel Certified - Official Certification Seal

Our Specialized Technique

Keller Funnel Certified - Official Certification Seal

When performing breast augmentation with the No Scar on the Breast technique, Dr. Burden inserts a narrow fiber-optic camera, called an endoscope, through a small incision in a natural crease of the underarm. The endoscope allows the surgeon to see inside the surgical area on a monitor as he creates a pocket for the breast implant beneath the breast. The magnified image enables the surgeon to clearly see the surgical field and create a pocket that precisely fits the implant while minimizing bleeding.

Dr. Burden also use an innovative device called a Keller Funnel™ to insert the implant into the pocket without directly touching it. The Keller Funnel not only makes it easier and safer to place silicone implants through the shortest possible incision, but it also it minimizes the risk of infection.

No Scar on the Breast (Transaxillary) Incision

Transaxillary Incision location

Note the well-healed incision (right) that is "hidden" in the crease of the armpit and barely visible 3 months after surgery using the No Scar on the Breast technique.

Advantages Of The Transaxillary Technique

Dr. Burden understands that most women considering breast augmentation want a natural look. Women including models, celebrities, and professional athletes travel from around the world to for the transaxillary technique performed by our renowned plastic surgeons. Advantages of this technique include:

  • No scar on the breast. Incisions placed beneath the breast are visible in string bikinis. Incisions around the areola are visible when topless. This technique leaves no evidence of surgery on the breast.
  • Incisions are well hidden. The incision is placed in one of the natural creases in the underarm. If the scar is noticeable at all, most people don’t associate a scar in the underarm with breast augmentation.
  • Attractive, natural-looking results. The armpit incision enables us to insert the breast implants beneath the chest muscle in an innovative “dual plane” placement. This placement provides a full, soft, natural breast shape especially along the lower portion of the breast because the upper portion of the implant is hidden beneath the chest muscle and the lower portion lies directly beneath the breast tissue.
  • Option of either silicone or saline implants. While other surgeons often limit patients to saline implants for the transaxillary approach, we offer the option of silicone as well. In fact, we routinely place silicone implants through the armpit and have been doing so much longer than other surgeons.
  • Enhanced recovery. When placing breast implants under the chest muscle, the transaxillary technique may make recovery easier than other techniques as the chest muscle can be “lifted” to insert the implant instead of being cut. Breast tissue is also not cut with this technique.
  • Optimal incision healing. Incisions that are not under tension typically heal most cleanly and rapidly. When the incision is around the areola or in the breast crease, the breast implant can create outward pressure (tension); this is not the case with the armpit incision.
  • Lower risk of infection. The transaxillary technique completely avoids the breast glands, which may contain bacteria and cause infection. Use of the Keller Funnel enables the breast implants to be placed without direct contact, further reducing the risk of infection.

Results Worth the Drive

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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
Google William R. Burden, MD, FACS
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
Google William R. Burden, MD, FACS
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
Google Destin Plastic Surgery
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
Google Destin Plastic Surgery
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
Google Destin Plastic Surgery
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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5.0/5
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
Google Destin Plastic Surgery
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
Facebook Destin Plastic Surgery
whole experience was wonderful. receptionist, nurses, drs....
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5.0/5
Oct 7, 2020
Google Destin Plastic Surgery
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
Google Destin Plastic Surgery
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
Google Destin Plastic Surgery
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
Google Destin Plastic Surgery
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
Google Destin Plastic Surgery
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!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 5, 2020
Google Destin Plastic Surgery
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
Google Destin Plastic Surgery
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.

Common Concerns About The Transaxillary Technique

If you choose a plastic surgeon with experience in endoscopic breast augmentation, it’s highly likely you will end up with beautiful results from the transaxillary technique. Unfortunately, common misconceptions about this approach exist mostly because of misinformation from people and surgeons not experienced with this technology. Common concerns include:

Breast Implants Won’t Drop
This is a pretty common misconception regarding transaxillary breast augmentation prior to the advent of fiber-optic technology. With this new technology, implant placement is more precise. The location of the incision has nothing to do with implant “dropping” unless your surgeon is not experienced with this technique, in which case the surgeon may not create the pocket correctly.

Can’t Be Used for Silicone Implants
As an adjunct breast implant study investigator, Dr. Burden has had the opportunity to place silicone implants using their transaxillary technique for many years before other surgeons. His superior experience enables him to analyze the breast and place silicone gel implants more precisely, with less trauma to the body – often in just 20 to 30 minutes. Dr. Burden has assembled a breast augmentation surgical team that is very experienced with this procedure and has maintained a 0% infection rate with this approach.

Creates a Wide Cleavage Area
Many women worry that with the transaxillary incision they will end up with breast implants placed too far apart and no cleavage. Actually, cleavage depends on a woman’s individual anatomy, not the incision used during surgery. However, a plastic surgeon who is not experienced with this incision may unnecessarily create a wide cleavage area.

Breast Implants Fall to the Sides When Laying Down
Natural breasts fall to the sides when a woman lies down. If the pocket is created incorrectly, the implants can fall into the armpits instead. This problem is usually the result of an inexperienced surgeon and can actually happen with any incision placement.

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.

State-of-the-Art, Multi-Specialty Surgical Center

"Dr. Burden did my breast augmentation after my first child. They were so natural and fit my body type so well, that no one ever suspected I'd had them done. They went from deflated after breastfeeding to the breasts I had in high school."

— Breast Augmentation Patient on Vitals.com

Treated you like family, professional & informative  Everything dr burden told me , happened  My recovery was great

Dr. Burden and Staff,
Thanks so much for helping me to get this all together so quickly. I'm so happy and I LOVE the results.*
Thanks again, D.

Thank you Destin Plastic Surgery!

Dear Dr. Burden,
I want to thank you so much for a wonderful job that you did for me. My lower eyes, lids and the lipo. My daughter is very happy with her lipo too. You will never be replaced! You are the best.
I.C., Fort Walton Beach, FL.

Dr. Burden,
You made this a great year for me and I look forward to you working more magic on me!
D.W., Panama City Beach, FL

* Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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