About Dr.
John Burns

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

and Laser Facial Rejuvenation Expert

Dr. Burns is in private practice with a renowned internationally respected group of plastic surgeons at The Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute and is well trained in all aspects of plastic and cosmetic surgery. His goal is to create natural beauty without making a person appear unnatural or “fake.” He believes that a person’s natural beauty should be enhanced, not altered. Dr. Burns believes in achieving the finest possible result with the least risk. He insists on using only physician anesthesiologists and operates in an onsite and fully accredited surgery center, the Dallas Day Surgery Center, or at Baylor University Medical Center. As the first plastic surgeon in the United States to complete a fellowship in laser surgery, Dr. John Burns brings a unique and unmatched expertise in facial rejuvenation.

EDUCATION
AND CAREER

Dr. Burns then and now

Dr. Burns is a Clinical Instructor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and is in private practice with a renowned group of plastic surgeons at The Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute. Dr. Burns was raised in Dallas and graduated from Highland Park High School. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dr. Burns completed his medical training at the University of Texas Medical Branch graduating summa cum laude from the research honors program. As one of the top students, he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honorary society. He stayed at the University of Texas Medical Branch where he completed a residency in Plastic Surgery. In addition, he completed training in micro-vascular surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas and cosmetic surgery in Miami, Florida. Dr. Burns completed a fellowship in laser surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. His leadership in the field is evidenced by the numerous peer reviewed articles and book chapters he has published on the subject of plastic and laser surgery. Dr. Burns is a frequent speaker at national meetings and is active in clinical research studies focusing on new laser technology


PHILOSOPHY

Dr. Burns’ philosophy is to achieve the finest possible result with the least risk. This is why Dr Burns insists on using only physician anesthesiologists for all but the most simple of procedures. Dr. Burns operates only in fully accredited facilities such as his surgery center, Dallas Day Surgery Center, Baylor University Medical Center, and Medical City Hospital. In addition to his adult cosmetic surgery practice, Dr. Burns has a large pediatric plastic surgery practice, Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery for Infants and Children, at Medical City Children’s Hospital where he treats children with vascular birthmarks, tumors, and hemangiomas.

 

“DR. BURNS’ PHILOSOPHY IS TO ACHIEVE THE FINEST POSSIBLE RESULT WITH THE LEAST RISK.” 


Q & A WITH DR. BURNS

I JUST DON’T FEEL LIKE MY OLD SELF.
WHERE DO I START?

The first step is to identify the problem. Facial aging, for example, can be seen in older looking skin, deeper lines and wrinkles, and sagging of the face from gravity. Another example would be the effects on the body from childbirth, which results in loss of breast volume, sagging of the breasts, stretch marks, extra abdominal fat, and general loss of body shape. Once the problem is identified, there is a good solution to correct the problem, no matter how big or small it may be.

HOW LONG DOES RECOVERY TAKE?

Recovery time varies depending upon the procedure: A few days for breast augmentation to several weeks for facelift or tummy tuck. One word of caution, however, is to look very carefully at any procedure that promises dramatic results with little to no downtime. While I try to limit the downtime a person may experience, I strongly feel it is my job to perform “textbook” surgery and not cut any corners.

HOW MUCH DOES PLASTIC SURGERY COST?

Cost is a real and important issue for all patients considering cosmetic surgery. Depending upon the procedure, the total cost entails the surgeon fee, facility/ operating room cost, anesthesia, and any product costs such as breast implants or post-operative garments. After consultation, my certified office manager will carefully go over each cost and provide all necessary information about the procedure. In addition, there are several financing options available.

 

BOARD
CERTIFIED

WHAT DOES BOARD CERTIFIED MEAN?

Qualified plastic surgeons are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and hold membership in at least one or two key medical societies, including The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) or The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Each ASPS Member Surgeon operates only in accredited medical facilities. They adhere to a strict code of ethics and fulfill continuing medical education requirements. Board Certification means that you can feel good about your doctor’s training and skills, and your safety. It means quality care and outcomes.

 


LASER
EXPERTISE

“IN THE FIELD OF LASER SURGERY, DR. BURNS IS KNOWN FOR HIS EXPERTISE IN LASER SKIN RESURFACING AND LASER VASCULAR BIRTHMARK REMOVAL.”

Dr. Burns is well trained in all aspects of plastic and cosmetic surgery but is widely recognized for his expertise in laser surgery and breast augmentation. He was the first plastic surgeon in the United States to complete a fellowship in laser surgery and remains one of a select few Board Certified Plastic Surgeons with this training. In the field of laser surgery, Dr. Burns is known for his expertise in laser skin resurfacing and laser vascular birthmark removal.


COMMUNITY AND FAMILY

HOBBIES, INTERESTS, AND INVOLVEMENT

Dr. Burns and his wife have been married for 13 years. They have three small children who keep him especially busy. Dr. Burns is a little league coach for his children’s YMCA teams, a member of Park Cities Presbyterian Church and the Christian Medical and Dental Society. He is on the Board of Directors and is a contributing surgeon to the Share-A-Smile Foundation which treats uninsured children with vascular anomalies. 

 

Life Enhancment Association for People

He is regularly active with LEAP, an organization founded by his partner, Dr P. Craig Hobar, whose mission is to bring the finest reconstructive care to underserved countries. Dr. Burns is an elite Master’s marathon runner and competes nationally in major marathons such as the New York City Marathon and the Boston Marathon.

OUR STAFF

The team at Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute strives to provide the highest level of patient care. Dr. Burns hopes you will find his staff to be available, caring, and informative.

OFFICE MANAGER

Dr. Burns’ office manager has years of experience in plastic surgery and has the knowledge and ability to assist you in every way. One of the team’s goals is to provide you with all the necessary information to make an informed decision. At the consultation, you are encouraged to ask questions and Dr. Burns’ team will spend whatever time is necessary to answer them to the best of their ability.

ACLS CERTIFIED STAFF

The experienced and caring surgery center staff members are all certified in The American Heart Association’s Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS).

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER

Dr. Burns has a professional photographer to take all photographs, which are useful in explaining particular problems and with surgical planning.

ESTHETICIANS

If you should desire, estheticians and nurses in the skin care center, EpiCentre, are available to consult with you about skin care options or procedures to rejuvenate your skin. Dr. Burns would also encourage you to tour the facility, which includes a Medicare approved onsite surgery center and luxury hotel with overnight nursing care.