Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Bardia Amirlak

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Dr. Amirlak is a triple board certified plastic surgeon. His patients can expect a solid academic foundation with an elite educational pedigree.

He started his surgical training by completing a five year residency in general surgery at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. His residency included a year as a Chief Surgical Resident. During his surgical training he was part of a team to organize humanitarian surgical mission trips to Latin American Countries. He was fortunate to participate in the surgical care of patients in several underserved countries. He then moved to Louisville to complete a one year fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery (including peripheral nerve surgery), at the world renowned Kleinert’s Institute. During that year, he was honored to be part of the surgical team performing the only hand transplants in the country at the time. He then completed a 3 year plastic and reconstructive surgery training at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio. His mentors have included some of the world leaders of Plastic Surgery such as Warren Breidenbach and Arun Gosain. Dr. Amirlak was also trained by Dr. Bahman Guyuron, the pioneer of Migraine Surgery and one of the world’s most renowned surgeons in the area of Rhinoplasty and Facial Cosmetic Surgery.

In 2010 Dr. Amirlak was invited to Dallas as an Assistant Professor at the renowned UT South-western (UTSW) Department of Plastic Surgery. This is the largest academic plastic surgery department in the United States and is the most respected worldwide.

Dr. Amirlak’s research has been presented at several societies of surgical subspecialties throughout the world, and has been published in peer reviewed journals such as Plastic & Re-constructive Surgery, Clinics in Plastic Surgery and many others. He has published chapters in leading surgical books, and received multiple awards for research and academic achievements, such as Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgery Award, Rhinoplasty Society Award , American Medical Association Physicians Recognition Award, and the 2007 Frachaud Award. He has been recognized in national media such as: NPR, Daily Mail and ABC News.

Dr. Amirlak is regularly invited to give national and international lectures to plastic surgeons and physicians of other specialties. He is the director of the cosmetic surgery lab for the Annual Dallas Cosmetic Symposium and lectures at the Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium where thou-sands of national and international plastic surgeons attend to learn about advanced rhinoplasty and facial cosmetic surgery. He is also leading the research and clinical studies on 3D imaging and printing for use on breast augmentation, breast reconstruction and 3D rhinoplasty at UTSW. This includes the use of non-implant base BRAVA BRA/Fat injection for breast augmentation which he has introduced to the Dallas area.

Dr Amirlak was appointed the Director of Residency Cosmetic Clinic in 2012 and the Medical Director of the plastic surgery clinics in 2015 at UTSW. He was also promoted to associated professor of plastic surgery in 2015.

Dr. Amirlak approaches his patients with an uncompromising quality committed towards artistic and scientific excellence and harmony. His particular expertise in aesthetic surgery include Cosmetic Facial Surgery and Rhinoplasty and his unique training permits him to have a desired skills in the latest techniques in all fields of Cosmetic Surgery.

At UTSW, Dr. Amirlak’s practice encompasses both Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery (Breast Reconstruction). His aesthetic surgical interest focuses on surgical Facial Rejuvenation (Facelift/Necklift/Fat Grafting), Rhinoplasty, Genioplasty, and Breast and Body contouring. Achieving a superior result, one that is natural, subtle, and tailored to the concerns of a patient is the primary goal. He is one of the few surgeons in the United states that offers targeted treatment of migraines with surgery or BOTOX. He is leading the research in the area of migraine surgery and BOTOX injection for migraines in Texas.

Dr. Amirlak’s private patients are operated upon mainly at the private state-of-the-art facility at the Outpatient Surgical Center (UTSW) and at Clements University Hospital. The Medallion Guest Suites are available for patients that wish to stay locally to rest and recover from treatment or surgery. This is a five star state of the art hotel like recovery center which includes a spa, lymphatic massage center and 24/7 nursing care.

Dr. Amirlak’s Clinical Areas of Interest

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  • Cosmetic Facial Rejuvenation
    • BOTOX
    • Brow lift (Endoscopic and Open)
    • Eyelid surgery
    • Facelift
    • Facial Fillers
    • Fat Grafting
    • Lasers
    • Lip Lift
    • Neck Lift
    • Ulthera Face Lift
  • Cosmetic Body Contouring
    • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
    • Breast Augmentation with implants
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Breast Reduction
    • Brachioplasty
    • Panniculectomy
  • Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)
  • Reconstruction
    • Facial
    • Body
    • Breast ( Expander and DIEP)
  • Hand Surgery (minimally invasive and general)
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Management of Migraine Headaches
    • (Botox Injection and Migraine Surgery)
  • Brava Bra (Non-implant based Breast Augmentation-Fat Grafting)

Lectures & Presentations by Dr. Amirlak (National and International)

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  • Amirlak, B., Management of Replantations, Nurses Lectures Series, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX, February 8, 2012
  • Amirlak, B., ” Am I Beautiful “Medical Student Lecture Serious ,UT Southwestern, February, 2012
  • Amirlak B., Grand Rounds- A Night on Hand Call: Common Problems & Their Options, UT Southwestern Department of Plastic Surgery, December 2011
  • Amirlak B., Hand Anatomy, Examination and Splinting. Emergency Department Grand Rounds Annual Lecture and Workshop. UT Southwestern Medical School. Dallas, Texas, November 4, 2011
  • Amirlak B., Grand Rounds, Hand Lecture Series, Hand Imaging, UTSW Department of Plastic Surgery, August 2011
  • Amirlak B., Medical Student Lecture Series, Flexor Tendon Repair, No Man’s Land, UTSW Department of Plastic Surgery, July, 2011
  • Amirlak B., Ivy Society of Plastic Surgery, Alopecia: A study of male identical twins, White Sulphur Springs, WV., June 2011
  • Amirlak B., Essentials of Flexor Tendon Rehabilitation, UT Southwestern Medical Center Hand Lecture Series. Dallas, Texas, March 14, 2011
  • Amirlak B., Faculty Instructor Rhinoplasty Cadaver Lab, Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium. Dallas, Texas, March 4-6, 2011
  • Amirlak B., Faculty Instructor, Fresh Cadaver Facelift Dissection .14th Annual Dallas Cosmetic Surgery Symposium. tControversies and Advances in Cosmetic Surgery. Dallas, Texas, March 2-3, 2011
  • Amirlak B., No Man’s Land; History and Technique, UT Southwestern Medical Center Hand Lecture Series. Dallas, Texas, February 28, 2011
  • Amirlak B., Management of Replantation, Nurse Lecture Series, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas, February 2011
  • Amirlak B., AO Hand and Wrist Fracture Management Course Workshop Instructor. Dallas, Texas, January 28, 2011
  • Amirlak B., AO Hand and Wrist Fracture Management Course .Faculty Lecture. Small Joint Fusion Dallas, Texas, January 27, 2011
  • Amirlak B., Janis JE, Guyuron B. Workshop and lecture; Botox Injection for Migraine Headaches. The First International Congress of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Interventions and 3rd Annual Congress of the ISRAPM. Tehran, Iran, 16 September 16, 2010
  • Amirlak B., Totonchi A, Janis JE, Guyuron B. Invited Speaker; Beyond Wrinkles: Botox and the Management of Migraine Headaches. The First International Congress of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Interventions and 3rd Annual Congress of the ISRAPM. Tehran, Iran, September 16, 2010
  • Amirlak B., Gatheright J, Totonchi A, Rowe D, Guyuron B. The Contribution of Exogenous Factors to Alopecia: A Study of Identical Male Twins. Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting. Cleveland, OH., May 14, 2010 (Winner of best overall presentation award)
  • Faber C, Amirlak B., Rohlck K, Guyuron B. The Use of Desmopressin (DDAVP) for Treatment of Unremitting Post-Operative Epistaxis in Nasal Surgery. Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting. Cleveland, OH., May 14 , 2010
  • Amirlak B., Tang C, Hans MG, Gosain AK, Palomo MJ. Application of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Technology in Volumetric Analysis of Simulated Alveolar Cleft Defects and Bone Grafts: An Experimental Study. Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting. Cleveland, OH., May 14, 2010
  • Gatheright J, Amirlak B., Totonchi A, Guyuron B. Factors Contributing to Nasal Differences in Identical Female Twins(Poster). Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting Cleveland, OH, May 14, 2010
  • Faber C, Amirlak B., Rohlck K, Guyuron B. The Use of Desmopressin (DDAVP) for Treatment of Unremitting Post-Operative Epistaxis in Nasal Surgery. The Rhinoplasty Society’s 15th Annual Meeting. Washington, DC., April 22, 2010 ( Winner first place award)
  • Amirlak B., Tang C, Hans MG, Palomo MJ, Gosain AK.  Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Technology in Volumetric Analysis of Simulated Alveolar Cleft Defects and Bone Grafts. American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association 67th Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, TX March 15-20, 2010
  • Amirlak B., Tang C, Hans MG, Gosain AK, Palomo MJ. Application of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Technology in Volumetric Analysis of Simulated Alveolar Cleft Defects and Bone Grafts: An Experimental Study. American Society of Plastic Surgeons Senior Residents Conference, Anaheim, California, Jan 20-23, 2010
  • Kahn S, Armijo B, Amirlak B., Becker DB. Closure of a Complex Traumatic Scalp Wound with 7 Consecutive Layers of Dermal Regeneration Template. North American Burn Society (NABS) Conference. Jackson Hole, WY., January 19, 2010
  • Gatherwright J, Amirlak B., Gosain AK. Update of Facial Transplantation. Invited lecture Case Western School of Dentistry. Cleveland, Ohio, Nov 30, 2009
  • Gosain AK, Amirlak B., Performing Plastic Surgery in a Developing Country; Clinical Judgments in the Developing World. Volunteers In Plastic Surgery (VIPS) Instructional Course. Plastic Surgery 2009(ASPS), Oct 24, 2009
  • Amirlak B., Upadhyaya P, Tang C, Gosain A, In Utero Decubitus Ulcers, a Rare Occurrence. Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting, May 16, 2008
  • Gorantla, VS, Rubin NR, Amirlak B., Bruns CD, Breidenbach WC, Kaufman CL, The Three American Hand Transplantations- Evaluation for Acute and Chronic Rejection. American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery. Beverly Hills , CA., January 12-15 2008
  • Amirlak B., Gorantla V, Gonzales R, Kaufman C, Tobin, G, Breidenbach W. Developing A Hand Transplant Program [poster]. 7th International Symposium on Composite Tissue Allotransplantation. Seefeld, Austria, September 7, 2007
  • Amirlak B., Gorantla V, Gonzales R, Kaufman C, Tobin, G, Breidenbach W. Hand Transplant Donor Harvest, 7th International Symposium on Composite Tissue Allotransplantation. Seefeld, Austria, September 7, 2007
  • Amirlak B., Gorantla V, Gonzales R, Breidenbach WC. The Three American Hand Transplantations: Current Update. 23th Annual Tristate Hand and Microsurgery Meeting (Louisville-Indianapolis-Cincinnati), IN. , May 23, 2007
  • Gorantla V, Gonzales R, Amirlak B., Pidwell D, Kaufman C, Breidenbach WC. The Three American Hand Transplantations, ASSH-American Society for Surgery of the Hand’s 63rd Annual Meeting, September 27-29, 2007
  • Amirlak B., Puri V, Fitzgibbons RJ Use of Allograft Tissue (Alloderm) for Laparoscopic Trans-abdominal Pre-peritoneal Repair of a Groin Hernia, The American Hernia Society (AHS) Meeting , Hollywood , Florida March 18-20, 2007
  • Amirlak B., Nerve Transfers and Brachial Plexus Injuries. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery, Louisville, KY, February 21 2007
  • Amirlak B., Flexor Tendon Rehabilitation, Guidelines, Protocols and Adjunct Therapy. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery, Louisville, KY, November 20, 2006
  • Tsai T, Amirlak B., Breidenbach WC. Debate on Hand Transplantation: Where are we now? 10th Triennial Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH). Sydney Australia, March  13-17, 2007
  • Turaga K, Garg N, Amirlak B., Fillipi C. Hernia Surgery in a Developing Country. Third International Hernia Congress. Boston, MA, June 7–10, 2006
  • Amirlak B., Pediatric burn injuries. Creighton University Medical Center, Grand Rounds, May 1, 2006
  • Amirlak B., Up-to-Date Management of Pediatric Thermal Injuries. United Arab Emirates International Pediatric Conference. Invited speaker. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 7–11, 2006
  • Amirlak B., Bruno A, Paul C, Voight D, Levin S. A Burn in Utero? [Poster]. UAE International Pediatric Conference; Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 7–11, 2006
  • Amirlak B., Liver Trauma: Diagnosis and Management. Creighton University Medical Center, Grand Rounds, June 6, 2005
  • Paul C, Amirlak B., Voight D. A Burn in Utero? (Certainly not but is it a case of) Congenital Volkmann’s contracture. John A. Boswick Burn and Wound Care Symposium, Maui, HI, February 21, 2005
  • Amirlak B., Analysis of a Poptosis Using Laser Scanning Cytometer. Creighton University Medical Center, Resident Scientific Paper Competition for Nebraska Chapter of American College of Surgeons, October 4, 2004
  • Amirlak B., Endo-Vascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. Creighton University Medical Center, Grand Rounds, July 2004
  • Amirlak B., Use of Alloderm in Laparoscopic Groin Hernia Repair

    .  Saint Joseph Hospital, Omaha, NE May 2004

  • Kormi L, Amirlak B., Sleep Pattern of Caribbean Medical School Student [poster]. American Society for Neuroscience 28th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, November 7–12, 1998

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