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RealSelf Patient Reviews of Elisa A. Burgess, MD


RealSelf Q&A with Elisa A. Burgess, MD

My Life Has Literally Been Changed…*

My life has literally been changed because of Dr. Burgess and her staff. Two years ago I began watching what I ate and exercising a little more. My excess weight began to fall off. I worked hard for two years and lost a total of 106 pounds. When I reached my goal weight, I looked in the mirror and realized I was not happy. I was in a different size but had a massive amount of skin left on my abdomen. I felt like an 24 year old trapped in a 84 year old body.

Being a healthcare professional I had dealt with patients who had Dr. Burgess and were thrilled with their results. I went to a body seminar with her and then had a patient consultation in her office. Things fell into place and within three weeks, I was scheduled for an abdominoplasty. At my pre-op visit, Dr. Burgess and her staff make me feel extremely comfortable and were so patient to sit and answer the list of questions I had brought for them.

Surgery went smoothly. Dr. Burgess and her staff were there every time I needed them and were always available to answer questions post-operatively. Following surgery Dr. Burgess, her staff, and I became friends as we saw each other numerous times the first month. They always greeted me with a smile and reassurance that I looked great in spite of the swelling. Believe it or not, I began to look forward to my trips to her office!

I owe everything to Dr. Burgess. Since the surgery, I have had more self confidence and truly feel comfortable in my own body. I put on a bikini for the first time in my life and just stood in the mirror looking at my new tummy in amazement. I absolutely love it! Thank you so much!*

Female, Age 24
Abdominoplasty
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I Had A Great Experience…*

I had a great experience with Dr. Burgess and her office. All of the staff is kind and professional. The hospital staff treated me kindly. Dr. Burgess and the anesthesiologist talked to me before surgery and answered any questions I or my fiancé had.

I am about three months out from liposuction of abdomen and thighs. My results are as I hoped. As I have been working out at the gym again (it is a great motivator) the results have gotten better and better. I still have to maintain my healthy eating and sleeping habits to look my best. I would highly recommend Dr. Burgess and her staff.*

Female, Age 42
Liposuction
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Dr. Burgess Performed Ultherapy Around My Mouth And Lips…*

Dr. Burgess performed Ultherapy around my mouth and lips and within 3 weeks I felt firmer and my lips appeared to be ‘lifted’ and more shapely. Now at 2 months,  I am enjoying a more defined lip line. The procedure was less painful than I expected and took less than 30 minutes.*

Female, Age 45
Ultherapy Lip Treatment

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After 10 Years of Thinking About Breast Augmentation…*

After 10 years of thinking about a breast augmentation, I made an appointment with Dr. Burgess. I remember how nervous and excited I was at that appointment. At my first appointment, I was immediately surprised at how much knowledge Dr. Burgess had on plastic surgery and about other non related plastic surgeries. She answered all of my questions and there must have been at least twenty. I immediately knew that I was ready to go through with the surgery and that I had found a doctor that I trusted 100%.

The day of surgery came and I was so nervous, but Dr. Burgess reassured me that I would be okay. After surgery I was surprised at how good I felt. I even got McDonalds on the way home.

My recovery went so well. I was surprised at how well I was doing. I have to say that I did everything Dr. Burgess and her staff told me to. I am sure that helped with recovery. After surgery, Dr. Burgess and her staff were always available to answer any questions I had.

My whole experience I had with Dr. Burgess and her staff was a great one. My only regret is that I waited too long!

P.S. My boobs look so natural and for the most part I forget they are there.*

Female, Age 31
Breast Augmentation
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The Staff At Burgess Plastic Surgery Is Wonderful…*

The staff at Burgess Plastic Surgery is wonderful. Everyone made me feel so comfortable as I processed all the information and was making the decision about surgery and doctors. They are very attentive, friendly, and extremely helpful. I had a lot of questions and concerns and every one of them was answered and addressed with a smile.

I was feeling apprehensive about my surgery and my decision but Dr. Burgess and the staff at the hospital was OUTSTANDING. The care far succeeded my expectations.

It has been 5 months since my procedure. I look and feel great! I have found that self confident, energetic, outgoing person that had been lost for so long. I feel like ME again for the first time in many years. I should have done this sooner!*

Female, Age 32
Liposuction
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For A Very Long Time…*

For a very long time, I had experienced so much physical pain (the back aches, shoulder and neck pain, etc.) but also much emotional pain. Dr. Burgess has given me the gift of confidence and positive body image. No longer do I feel weighted down physically and emotionally from my chest. I now believe that I can be that athletic, healthy woman I used to be.

Dr. Burgess’ staff is top notch and the care I have received from them has been so appreciated. Thank you, thank you! My light will shine brighter that it has in a very long time.*

Female, Age 30
Breast Reduction
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Everything About My Liposuction Expericence Was Comfortable…*

Everything about my liposuction experience was comfortable, friendly and professional. The staff is attentive and sensitive.

Dr. Burgess is easy to understand, compassionate, and matter-of-fact about what she can do and what to expect. There are no surprises.

Surgery day was as easy as they come, with professional staff and colleagues. The follow-up after surgery was great. I felt comfortable with what was happening and had all the information I wanted.

I am very pleased with my results. I can tell a big difference, but nobody else can see the impact other than to say “I look great”. It’s wonderful to have the result without having to do an “explanation”.*

Female, Age 53
Liposuction
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I Really Can’t Say Enough Good Things…*

I really can’t say enough good things about Dr. Burgess and her staff. I had been researching for over 2 years to find the right match for myself.

As women we all know that we take our looks very serious and choosing the right doctor is very important. I was looking for not only a doctor that was very experienced but I was looking for a doctor who would listen to my needs, as well as offer helpful advice.
Everything from office visits to the surgery day and after treatments went far beyond my exceptions.

Every time I look in the mirror I like what I see…a new me!! I went back to work only weeks after having the surgery and everyone who knows me said wow you look very well rested. It has been almost a year now and I still love the results.

Dr. Burgess is very cautious and very detailed and gives very important pre surgery instructions for you to follow. I feel because of this my healing was very quick. I had hardly any bruising and very minimal swelling.

I would recommend and have recommended friends, family and co-workers to choose Dr. Burgess as their surgeon. You won’t be disappointed.

I am more that happy to talk to anyone on a more personal level for any questions you may have. I know when I was trying to make a decision on the right surgeon for myself, having someone to talk to before hand would have been an added benefit.*

Female, Age 52
Blepharoplasty
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For Several Years Before My Facelift…*

For several years before my facelift and neck surgery, I would look at myself and my “saggy jowls and turkey neck”, and say to myself – I wish I had the nerve to do something – but I knew I would probably never do anything, mainly because I never spend money on myself.

One day, I casually said to my daughter, “I think I’ll have a facelift.” Knowing me, she knew I would never do it. However, unknown to me, she made an appointment with Dr. Burgess and did not tell me until 2 days before the appointment and then went with me so I couldn’t change my mind and back out.

I couldn’t ask for a better experience. Dr. Burgess was wonderful, as was her entire office staff. She explained the procedure in detail and I felt that day, completely comfortable with my surgery scheduled.

It has been one year since my surgery and I could not be more pleased with the outcome. I had told most of my close friends, but people who did not know would comment how good I looked. Some I hadn’t seen for 10-15 years said I hadn’t aged a bit. But the best was my 5 year old great-niece, asked if I had a new neck (I hadn’t seen her for one year).

Again, I am completely satisfied with my experience. Dr. Burgess and staff were wonderful before surgery, during, and follow up appointments. I recommend them to anyone. Thank you again!*

Female, Age 67
Face/Neck Lift
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I highly recommend Dr. Burgess to anyone…*

I highly recommend Dr. Burgess to anyone considering plastic surgery, especially a breast augmentation, because your health and wellbeing is their top priority and I promise you will not be disappointed.

I am beyond thrilled and happy with my results and Dr. Burgess’ work and I thank her for giving me the confidence in my body that I had always wished for.

I am now a full B/small C cup size and you would not know I had my boobs done unless I told you or you saw me without clothes on.

The miracle bras are no longer needed and now I can be my “natural” self.*

Female, Age 38
Breast Augmentation
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*Testimonials found on Burgess Plastic Surgery have been sent to us by customers and may not reflect the typical customer’s experience and are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. The testimonials are meant to be a showcase of the best results, and should not be taken as the results a typical user may get.

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