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June 3rd, 2014

Dr. Jay Burns’s Awards as a Dallas Plastic Surgeon

 

 

 

Dr. Jay Burns is nationally recognized as a prestigious Dallas plastic surgeon. Board certified in plastic surgery, Dr. Burns has engaged in clinical practice for more than 20 years and, in that time, has also been a part of important industry research. He is both the founder and director of the Vascular Anomalies and Birthmark Clinic at Children’s Medical Center, and he also serves as the medical director of EpiCentre Park Lane and Legacy. All of his hard work has earned him public recognition and many awards throughout the years.

Awards like:

  • Best Doctor in America – “The Best Doctors in America” is a database of physicians who are chosen exclusively by their peers. Dr. Jay Burns has been featured on the list for many years. He was selected for 2009-2010, 2008-2009, 2007-2008, 2005-2006, 2004-2005 and 2003.
  • Pediatric Awards – Dr. Burns received D Magazine’s award for Best Pediatric Specialists: Plastic Surgery/Craniofacial from 2010-2013. His specialization for pediatrics as a Dallas plastic surgeon is a large part of what sets him apart from other physicians.
  • Super Doctor -Texas Monthly creates a list of “Super Doctors” each year featuring superb the state’s best physicians. Dr. Jay Burns was honored on this list from the 2004 through 2010.
  • D Magazine – In addition to his pediatric awards from D Magazine, Dr. Burns has received other honors over the years from D. The magazine has consistently listed him as one of the best Dallas plastic surgeons – he was named from 2003 to 2012.
  • Television Recognition – Dr. Burns has been recognized on several television shows because of his remarkable work. He was featured on the Oprah Winfrey “Medical Miracles” show on November 15, 1999, and he has been a regular guest plastic surgeon on Good Morning Texas. The Debra Duncan Show on KTRK/Channel 13 in Houston has also featured Dr. Burns as a consumer expert.

Dr. Jay Burns is a distinguished Dallas plastic surgeon that has been widely recognized and awarded for his prestigious work. If you’re interested in learning more about plastic surgery or the services Dr. Burns offers, schedule a consultation today by visiting drjayburns.com or calling 214-823-1978.

 

May 13th, 2014

“Mommy Makeover”

The Problem

Children are awesome, but they can create havoc on a body. Pregnancy can cause weight gain and expansion of the abdominal wall tissue. Breasts enlarge in some women to the point of stretching this skin as well, especially with breast feeding. Even after the  pregnancy is over, many of these changes are irreversible. When skin loses its elasticity, it cannot be restored to normal. Furthermore, the vertical muscles of the abdomen (abdominal recti/ “six pack”) can become separated in the middle by stretching of the tissue that usually  holds them together tightly.

The Solution

Surgery is the usual solution and addresses the problem in a very predictable way in all but rare occasions. Abdominoplasty or “Tummy Tuck” tightens the abdomen by restoring the muscles to their normal position. This procedure also removes the excess stretched skin as well. The result therefore improves contour and skin tone.

The breasts are affected primarily by skin stretching, but can also be accompanied by loss of breast volume as well. This issue is addressed with a skin tightening breast lift. If the patient wants more volume, the breast lift can be accompanied by a breast augmentation. Many times loss of volume is the primary issue. In this instance, breast augmentation alone will suffice to restore the breast to a more youthful and perky appearance.

Potential Side Effects

Unfortunately,  it is impossible to remove significant amounts of skin without scarring. Therefore scars on the abdomen will occur with abdominoplasty, but can be hidden beneath most underwear and bathing suits and bikinis. Breast augmentation scars are minimal and are well hidden. If a breast lift is needed then the scars are more visible but can still be hidden beneath swim tops and bras. Scar placement options exist and should be individualized according to each patient’s wishes. Rare complications can occur such as deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolus, but these potential risks can be minimized by proper use of intraperative techniques of compression and early ambulation post operatively.

A major breakthrough is the great improvement in recovery due to minimizing pain. An intraperative injection is now available which greatly reduces pain in almost all patients undergoing tummy tucks. These techniques can and should be discussed in detail with your surgeon.

Summary

Most women want to restore their figures after child birth. They want to be wear the same bras as before pregnancy and to wear sun dresses. Some women are fortunate enough to restore their figures with diet and  exercise alone. That option is always the first and best approach. However, if the skin stretched and the abdominal muscles are displaced then no exercise alone will achieve these goals. Surgery is not for everyone, however “Mommy Makeovers”  achieve great results and are met with high patient satisfaction in the overwhelming majority of patients.

February 6th, 2014

Question and Answers with Dr. Burns

 

Q: I have congenital asymmetric breasts. Do I need a experienced specialist to perform this corrective breast augmentation?

A: Without seeing photographs or doing an examination, it is hard to say what specific treatment you need. However, if you do not have droopy breast and too much assymetry, then most cosmetic surgeons who do breast work could easily handle your issues, say perhaps with different sized implants. However if this is congenital then ptosis (droopy breasts) may be an issue. The good news is that this too can be handled with a breast lift either bilaterally or unilaterally, but scars can not be avoided. Scars can be minimized and strategically placed but often this is the price to adequately correct symmetry and size differences in this situation. Again, all you need is a cosmetic surgeon who has a large experience with both augmentation and breast lifting/reduction surgery and there are many in your area. I recommend you look for a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. There are many cosmetic surgeons who claim they are board certified, but I recommend the above credentialling. There are no guarantees, you are only optimizing your chances. I always recommend looking at their results and finding someone you are comfortable with and can communicate to you well. Check references to further optimize your search. Good luck.