John Burns, MD

Plastic Surgeon Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute
214.515.0002 9101 N Central Expy.
Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75231
16 Years of Medical Experience

Meet Dr. John Burns

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  • Top10MD | 2014 |2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018
  • Published author, peer review articles, book chapters on plastic and laser surgery
  • National Speaker


  • Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Fellowship, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Medical School, University of Texas, Medical Branch at Galveston
  • Residency, The University Of Texas Medical Branch


Cosmetic surgery is primarily out of pocket and not covered by health insurance.  However, breast reconstruction after breast cancer is usually covered.  Eyelid surgery is sometimes covered if the patient can prove their eyelids are impairing their vision.  Hand-related cases are usually covered. Craniofacial Surgery for infants and children, vascular birthmarks, tumors, and hemangiomas, is usually covered.

Please check with your provider for health insurance coverage prior to your procedure.

Plastic Surgery Financing

  • American HealthCare Lending
  • Medical Loan Finance Company
  • CareCredit
  • United Medical Credit

Hospital Affiliations

  • Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Medical City, Dallas, TX


Dr. John Burns a Dallas Plastic Surgeon board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery with expertise in laser facial rejuvenation 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.

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. Also, he completed training in microvascular 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. The numerous peer evidences his leadership in the field 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.

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 straightforward 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 an extensive 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 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.


  • Park Cities Presbyterian Church
  • Christian Medical Society
  • Dental Society
  • Share-A-Smile Foundation, Board of Directors

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