Dr. Teri Burnett
Teri Burnett, MD is a native of Seattle who attended the University of Washington, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1985. She earned her Medical Degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1992. Her General Surgery Residency training was at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. She then completed a residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
Dr. Burnett has given many lectures, written several articles and a medical textbook chapter, “Augmentation Mammoplasty” in “Surgery of the Breast, Aesthetic and Reconstructive” . She received the 2004 Golden Hands Award from the Washington Society of Plastic Surgeons for best results on a difficult cosmetic procedure. Her philosophy and dedication to her patients are what sets her apart, and have earned her a reputation as a doctor who understands both the art and science of cosmetic surgery.
She understands your goals of attaining a natural result and the importance of being able to resume an active lifestyle. She will listen to your questions and concerns then apply surgical skill, an artistic sense and compassion toward optimizing your result.
Dr. Burnett specializes in breast surgeries and body contouring procedures, such as tummy tucks and liposuction plus arm, thigh and lower body lifts. For some clients, these procedures are turning back the clock to be more similar to a time prior to childbearing or weight change. For others it is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream to achieve a body that they never had, a body that no amount of diet and exercise will give them.
When she is not working, she and her husband enjoy boating, dancing, skiing, gardening and time with their two small dogs.
Bachelor of Science: Electrical Engineering, University of Washington
Medical Degree, University of Alabama School of Medicine
General Surgery Residency, Virginia Mason, Seattle WA
Plastic Surgery Residency, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
How you feel about how you look is important
For all of us, physical appearance plays an important part in our self-esteem, confidence, and outlook on life. If you are considering cosmetic surgery, you’ll have many questions about what to expect and about the risks and benefits. It’s important to me that you have all of the information you need to make the decision that is right for you. In many ways, I consider our initial consultation the most important meeting we have together.
At our initial consultation, we’ll get to know each other. This is the time for me to learn about your desires, your motivations, and your expectations, and for you to learn about the procedure and the recovery process.
If you decide that surgery is right for you, I will personally meet with you both before and after your treatment to make sure that your individual needs are met in a caring and sensitive way. I will listen to your concerns, answer your questions and work with you to develop the appropriate individualized treatment plan for you.
I want you to look and feel your best.
As a plastic surgeon, my first and foremost commitment to you is to be a qualified and skilled Medical Doctor. Beyond that I offer you my artistry, creativity and compassion. Whether your goal is to alter your natural appearance and shape to more closely approach your aesthetic ideal, or to reverse some of the signs of aging, weight changes or pregnancy; we will work together with you to develop an individual treatment plan that’s right for you.
I chose this specialty because of the satisfaction I receive from helping people gain a sense of confidence in their appearance. I enjoy giving patients my personal attention. My reward is seeing them create a positive change in their life. I am continually excited by the constant technological advances in surgical techniques, which allows me to offer more and improved options to my patients.