Bardia Amirlak, M.D.

Bardia Amirlak, M.D.

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Face, Breast, and Body
  • Breast Reconstruction


Bardia Amirlak, M.D., F.A.C.S., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Amirlak earned his medical degree at Universidad Iberoamericana in Santo Domingo. He completed a research fellowship in neurological surgery at New York Medical College and then performed his residency in general surgery at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Amirlak received additional training through another fellowship in hand surgery, microsurgery, and peripheral nerve surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the world-renowned Kleinert Institute, where he was involved with the nation's first hand transplants. He then performed another residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Case Western Reserve University under the expert guidance of world renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Bahman Guyuron.

Triple board certified in plastic surgery, surgery, and hand surgery, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2010 and currently serves as Director of Plastic Surgery Clinics and Director of Residency for the Cosmetic Clinic.

Dr. Amirlak is a founding member of the American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons.

He has won many awards in plastic surgery and authored numerous articles and book chapters. He has presented his research at medical symposiums around the world, and his research has been published in many peer-reviewed journals, most notably Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Clinics in Plastic Surgery.

He serves also as a reviewer for numerous journals, including the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and he is on the editorial board for the Journal of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.

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Meet Dr. Amirlak

Plastic Surgeon in Dallas

Bardia Amirlak, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon at UT Southwestern Medical Center and an expert in cosmetic surgery. His expertise in plastic surgery translates into results that not only look natural for his patients, but also are safe and effective.

"We set the pace and protocols for plastic surgery across the globe. One of the major reasons is our extensive research into new plastic surgery techniques and technology,” Dr. Amirlak says.

One of Dr. Amirlak’s primary areas of research involves facial aging and shape. He has investigated the environmental factors of aging, various methods of fat grafting for the face and body, and 3D-analysis of the face and nose, all to enhance the results of surgery. This background contributes significantly to his skill in tailoring aesthetic surgeries for patients.

When talking with patients about what they want to achieve, he evaluates whether nonsurgical or surgical cosmetic approaches will achieve the best results. He offers a full range of options for the eyes, face, and body – such as body contouring procedures, breast augmentation, primary and complex rhinoplasty, and facial rejuvenation techniques such as high SMAS face lift, upper lip lift, neck lift, fat injections to the cheek and under the eyes, and upper and lower eyelid surgery. He also offers Botox for neck wrinkles, crow’s feet, and peri-oral lines; hyaluronic acid filler for both fine and deep lines; and Ulthera (ultrasound face lift).

In his Dallas office he uses sophisticated imaging systems such as VECTRA three-dimensional face and body cameras to achieve the most accurate results. With his team, Dr. Amirlak also travels to Dubai to perform cosmetic surgery of the face, nose, and body to an international group of patients and the local population in United Arab Emirates.

Other unique areas of his practice include hand rejuvenation with FDA-approved fillers, fat injection and vein ablation, and Botox injections for excessive palm and armpit sweating.

In addition to cosmetic treatments, Dr. Amirlak performs complex reconstructive procedures to restore a more natural appearance or improve function after a traumatic injury or illness. These reconstructive procedures range from breast reconstruction after breast cancer treatment to nasal surgery to correct breathing problems.

For breast reconstruction, Dr. Amirlak offers a comprehensive range of options to create new breasts that look natural. These include various types of implants, DIEP flaps (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perporator), modified extended lattisimus flaps, and other perforator flaps including under the buttocks and PAP flaps (profunda artery perforator), which he performs in collaboration with his partners. He is one of the few plastic surgeons in the country using the non-implant-based BRAVA Bra (when available) and fat injections, which can be used for breast reconstruction as well as augmentation.

Dr. Amirlak has also been internationally recognized for treating adult and pediatric patients with certain types of peripheral nerve and headaches disorders, such as daily persistent headaches (NDPH), occipital neuralgia, and chronic migraines. He performs both surgical procedures (including trigger release and nerve decompression) as well as nonsurgical (Botox) procedures for the treatment of intractable headaches.

He uses his own modified endoscopic-assisted approach for the treatment of occipital migraines, as well as his innovative paradigm of Anatomical Regional Targeted (ART) Botox injection. This is now considered the most comprehensive and targeted Botox injection available.

Dr. Amirlak is not only very passionate about achieving the best natural results for his cosmetic patients, but he also dedicates part of his time to charity and humanitarian mission trips. He is extremely proud that he was able to save a Navy veteran’s forearm using a rare transfusion technique. The patient’s arm was amputated in a work-related accident, but Dr. Amirlak was able to save the arm and restore its function.

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Education & Training
  • Fellowship - University of Louisville - School of Medicine (2006-2007), Hand Surgery
  • Residency - Creighton University School of Medicine (2001-2006), General Surgery
  • Fellowship - New York Medical College (2000-2001), Research
  • Medical School - Universidad Iberoamericana, Dominican Republic (1995-1999)
  • Residency - Case Western Reserve University (2007-2010), Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Honors & Awards
  • Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgery Award 2010
  • People's Choice Award 2003, Award, Best Team Player of Year, Creighton University Medical Center
  • Winner of 2007 Frachaud Award by the American Hernia Society 2007
  • Founding Member - American Society of Reconstructive Transplant Surgery 2008
  • American Medical Association Physicians Recognition Award 2008
  • Migraine Treatment with Botox and Surgery
  • Limited incision carpal tunnel surgery
  • Facial aging and fat
  • 3D imaging for Rhinoplasty
  • 3D imaging for cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery

Clinical Focus

  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Face, Breast, and Body
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Migraine Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction After Cancer
  • Laser & Skin Care
  • Body Contouring
  • Nose & Sinus Surgery

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at Outpatient Building 1801 Inwood Road, 5th Floor
Dallas, Texas 75390
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