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.

Hair Transplant Surgery

Destin Plastic surgery offers the innovative, minimally invasive follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant system. Patients from Destin, Pensacola, Panama City, and even Tallahassee come to Dr. Burden, and they have been pleased with the results of this technique. The FUE method does not require the recovery time or scarring of traditional hair transplant surgery. Discomfort is also minimized with this hair restoration system.

Many other clinics are still using outdated surgical techniques as their surgeons are of advanced age and may be unwilling to update their skills and learn the latest advances in hair transplant surgical technique. We achieve outstanding hair restoration results and provide comfort and convenience to our patients. Dr. Burden works with the best technicians in the country to ensure that all hair transplant procedures are excellent and consistent.

It’s time to request a consultationrequest a consultation online to see if FUE hair restoration surgery is right for you, or call our office at (850) 654-1194. Located in Destin, Florida, we provide first-class services for patients choosing hair transplant surgery from surrounding cities like Panama City and Pensacola, as well as neighboring states and international locations.

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Frequently Asked Questions On Hair Loss And Hair Restoration Surgery

Types of male hair loss diagram

What Causes Hair Loss?

The most common cause of hair loss is inheritance. Men and women inherit the gene for hair loss from either or both parents. Men are most commonly affected by the inherited gene as the hormone, testosterone, activates the genetic program causing loss of hair follicles. Currently there is no known method of stopping this type of hair loss. The age of onset, extent, and rate of hair loss vary from person to person. Severe illness, malnutrition, or vitamin deficiency can accelerate this process. When applied incorrectly, permanent hair color and chemical relaxers damage the hair and follicle to the extent that hair loss can be permanent. Causes of hair loss do not include wearing a hat, excessive shampooing, lack of blood flow, or clogged pores.

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
Oct 12, 2021
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I can’t say enough great things about this facility. Dr. Burden and his staff exceeded FAR beyond my expectations. His nurse Joan, is compassionate and extremely knowledgeable! She certainly played a big role from the beginning to end, which I’m thankful for.
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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.
Google
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!
Google
5.0/5
May 31, 2021
Google Destin Plastic Surgery
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
Google Destin Plastic Surgery
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
Google William R. Burden, MD, FACS
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!
Google
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!
Google
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!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 1, 2020
Google Destin Plastic Surgery
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.
Facebook
5.0/5
Oct 28, 2020
Facebook Destin Plastic Surgery
whole experience was wonderful. receptionist, nurses, drs....
Google
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.
Google
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 😊
Google
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!
Google
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!
Google
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.

Do Hair Transplants Really Work?

Yes. In an FUE hair transplant procedure, the transplanted hair is removed from one area of the body (donor site) and transferred to another (recipient site). The transferred tissue is not “rejected” as it is not foreign tissue. The transplanted hair maintains its own characteristics; color, texture, growth rate, and curl, after transplantation and re-growth. The vitality of the grafted follicle is maintained by the rich blood supply to the scalp. Originally, large circular grafts containing 15-20 hairs were transplanted resulting in noticeable and unnatural results.

Over the years, instruments and techniques have been developed that allow us to achieve truly natural results by transplanting small grafts very close together called single follicle hair transplantation. We have found that hair grows from the scalp in groups of 1, 2, and 3 hair follicles. We transfer these groups of follicles after eliminating the excess surrounding fatty tissue. This allows the grafts to be placed closer together resulting in a denser and more natural result.

Joan handled many of my questions and concerns. I never felt like I was bothering her. She was always engaging and polite. Her concern for me was very evident. She made my experience a positive one.   Dr. Burden was the best.so glad I had the surgery.

Dr Burden & Joan-
Thank you for being you! You have helped me through sad times and happy times and I am grateful to know you. Thank you for all you do.
A.D. Youngstown, FL

I love coming to my appointments knowing that I'll leave feeling better about myself than I did when I arrived.  My appointments have all been on schedule with little to no wait time at all, and that's a big deal to me.  Staff are always friendly and welcoming.  Couldn't ask for anything better!

Dr. Burden, Bill, Joan, and all the staff at the desk and in the operating room,

I don't just smile I say "Destin Plastic Surgery is the place to go!!" You are the best.*
Thank you! M.S., Mary Esther, FL

Everyone was great. I did another consult in pensacola. Your office was better/the consult was easier/dr burden was more thorough. I can't wait to look and feel better. He has the reputation for being the best in our area and I now see why.

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

What About Other Hair Loss Treatments?

There are only two products approved by the FDA for hair loss: Propecia® and Rogaine®. Neither Propecia nor Rogaine have been proven to restore hair in the frontal areas. Propecia and Rogaine can slow or even stop hair loss, while hair transplants can restore hair that was lost.

Some shampoos may enhance the appearance of fuller hair. But the hair loss products that claim to “cure” hair loss are not legitimate. There is no cure for hair loss only products that can slow or restore certain areas for hair growth.

As you research hair restoration options, you will likely come across several different terms referring to a few different ways of performing hair transplant surgery:

  • Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
  • NeoGraft®
  • Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)

For the sake of comparison, it’s important to know that NeoGraft is essentially a branded device that surgeons use in an FUE hair transplant procedure. (Dr. Burden does not use NeoGraft, though.)

Here at Destin Plastic Surgery, Dr. Burden prefers FUE to the FUT method for a few reasons. Chief among them: FUT creates a linear scar along the back of the scalp when removing hair from the donor site. With FUE, the surgeon extracts only a few hairs at a time from your donor site, so there is no visible scar.

In a sense, FUE ultimately gives the patient more versatility, because you can wear your hair very short if you like.

What About Female Hair Loss?

More than 20 million women in the United States alone are suffering from hair loss. A main cause of female hair loss is hormones.

An overactive or under active thyroid gland may cause thinning hair. Hormones can also cause hair loss if female hormones (estrogens and progesterone), are out of balance. However, if the hormone imbalance is corrected, the hair loss should stop. Therefore, hair loss and menopause are commonly linked and result in thinning hair in older women. Before menopause, about 13 percent of women experience hair loss. After menopause, reporting of the problem from women increases to about 37 percent. Additionally, childbirth can result in a dramatic loss of hair following the hormone shift.

Since for some women the causes of their hair loss are much more complex than the classic “male pattern baldness” a proper diagnosis of the underlying cause is vital before any hair loss treatments are attempted.

Select the image that most resembles your level of hair loss:

Types of female hair loss diagram

Hair loss in females, while often less noticeable than male hair loss, can be far more emotionally damaging. Female hair loss can be treated but treatment options for women are more limited than those available to men.

Hair transplant surgery can be effective for treating female hair loss. Additionally, Rogaine for women (minoxidil) can be used to help regrowth. The drug Propecia and similar DHT blocking drugs should not be taken or even handled by women due to the high risk of birth defects.

Are Hair Transplants Expensive?

Hair transplantation is more expensive than a hair piece or some alternative treatments. However, considering that the results last indefinitely, most people consider it a good investment in their future happiness.

Estimate of costs:

  • Our consultation fee is $75 and this cost will be deducted from your surgery balance when due.
  • $5 a hair graft
  • 1500 grafts for receding hairline (approx.)
  • 2500 grafts entire top of head (approx.)

Includes all surgeons fees, pre and post operative visits but not prescriptions (including sedative and ongoing cost of Propecia and Rogain).

How Many Sessions Will Be Required?

The number of the sessions will depend on the following factors:

  • Area of scalp treated
  • Number and size of grafts used
  • Density of hair that the patient desires
  • Individual characteristics of the patient (e.g. coarse hair will provide a more dense look than fine hair)

The estimate of the number of sessions can be discussed during the consultation with your surgeon.

What Can Be Expected After Hair Restoration Surgery?

The post-operative course will depend on adherence to the instructions given after FUE hair transplant surgery. Small scabs will form on the scalp at the graft sites. Generally speaking, these scabs disappear in 4 to 7 days. Shampooing can be resumed 24 hours after surgery. The suture (stitch) used in the donor area is undetectable as it is completely covered by your existing hair. An appointment will be made for the suture to be removed one week after surgery.

It is advisable to take at least 2 days off work after surgery. A baseball type cap can be worn at any time after surgery. Patients should avoid strenuous physical activity for at least 5 days after surgery. Typically, the grafted hair will shed in 2 to 4 weeks. New growth will begin in approximately 3 to 4 months and length will increase approximately 1/2 inch per month.

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

Are Hair Transplants Painful?

Most people are surprised at how little pain there is during the procedure. Some discomfort is to be expected as the anesthetic is injected into the scalp. Once the skin is anesthetized, there is no pain. If the numbing medicine wears off during the course of the procedure, more is injected to re-anesthetize the area.

What Will It Look Like After The Procedure?

The grafts form small scabs in the days after the procedure. If one has enough surrounding hair, these scabs can be camouflaged with creative styling. If not, the small scabs may be visible but do not attract much attention. By keeping the scalp moist, the scabs usually come off in about a week or so.

When Can I Go Back To Work?

Depending on the type of procedure you have done and the type of work you do, it is often possible to go back to work the next day. Your hair restoration surgeon will discuss this with you during the consultation.

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 treats many 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.

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