- Medical School - Universidad Iberoamericana (1999)
- Residency - Case Western Reserve University (2010), Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
- Fellowship - University of Louisville - School of Medicine (2007), Hand Surgery
- Residency - Creighton University School of Medicine (2006), General Surgery
- Fellowship - New York Medical College (2001), Research
Bardia Amirlak, M.D.
- Plastic Surgery
- Breast Reconstruction After Cancer
- Migraine Surgery
Meet Dr. Amirlak
Bardia Amirlak, M.D., who is trained in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, is dedicated to optimizing results for each patient he treats. He combines a commitment to offering state-of-the-art care with individual attention to understanding a patient’s long-term objectives. His expertise in plastic surgery translates into results that not only look natural for his patients, but that 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.”
One of Dr. Amirlak’s primary areas of research involves facial aging and shape. He is investigating environmental factors on aging, fat grafting for the face and body, as well as three-dimensional analysis of the face and nose (VECTRA) to enhance the results of surgical correction. This background contributes significantly to his skill to tailor aesthetic surgeries for patients.
When talking with patients about the objectives they want to achieve with aesthetic procedures, he evaluates if nonsurgical and surgical cosmetic approaches will achieve the best possible results for them. He offers a full range of options for the eyes, face, and body – including body contouring procedures, breast augmentation, complex rhinoplasty, and facial rejuvenation techniques such as face lift, neck lift, fat grafting, eyelid surgery, Botox, and Ulthera (ultrasound face lift).
In addition to cosmetic treatments, he performs complex reconstructive procedures to restore a more a natural appearance to the face and body and/or improve function after a traumatic injury or illness. This ranges from breast reconstruction for cancer patients to nasal surgery to correct breathing problems.
For breast reconstruction, Dr. Amirlak offers a comprehensive spectrum of options including DIEP, SGAP, and other perforator flaps to create new breasts that look natural. He is one of the few plastic surgeons in the country using the non-implant-based BRAVA Bra/fat injections, which can be used for breast reconstruction as well as augmentation.
Dr. Amirlak also treats adult and pediatric patients with hand and peripheral nerve disorders, such as carpal tunnel and chronic migraines. He has worked with the pioneer of migraine surgery with extensive experience in this area. He does surgical (trigger release) and nonsurgical (Botox) procedures for treatment of intractable migraine headaches. His patients have reported great success and lasting relief from these procedures.
Dr. Amirlak is now offering surgery not only for migraine patients, but also for chronic headaches, new daily persistent headaches (NDPH), and occipital neuralgia.
He is extremely proud of how 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. Dr. Amirlak was able to save the arm and restore its function.
Bardia Amirlak, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, and Director of the Residency Cosmetic Clinic at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
He is double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. His aesthetic procedures include body contouring, breast augmentation (implant and non-implant), complex rhinoplasty, and facial rejuvenation techniques including both surgical and nonsurgical treatments.
Dr. Amirlak is highly skilled in reconstructive surgery to correct abnormalities and disfigurement due to injury or disease such as breast cancer. He performs procedures of the face, hand, body, and breast.
Dr. Amirlak also treats adult and pediatric patients with hand and peripheral nerve disorders, such as carpal tunnel and chronic migraines. He plays a key role at UT Southwestern’s new hand transplant center, and he is director of Hand and Peripheral Nerve Surgery at VA North Texas Health Care System.
He completed five years of general surgery at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. He then completed a fellowship in hand, microsurgery, and peripheral nerve surgery at the University of Louisville’s renowned Kleinert Institute where he was mentored by Warren C. Breidenbach, M.D., who performed the nation’s first hand transplant in 1999. It was there that Dr. Amirlak was involved with the nation's first few hand transplants.
Dr. Amirlak joined UT Southwestern in 2010 after completing a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, where he trained under the pioneer of migraine surgery and one of the world’s renowned cosmetic surgeons, Bahman Guyuron, M.D.
Dr. Amirlak is a founding member of the American Society of Reconstructive Transplant Surgery, and he currently belongs to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons.
He has won many plastic surgery awards and authored numerous articles and book chapters on his areas of expertise. He has presented his research at medical symposiums around the world, and it has been published in many peer-reviewed journals, most notably Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Clinics in Plastic Surgery, and The World Journal of Hernia.
Dr. Amirlak serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and he is an editorial board member of the Journal of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.
Dr. Amirlak was raised in New York, California, Europe, and the Middle East. He travels frequently on medical mission trips to Latin America, Asia, and other parts of the world and is leading the UT Southwestern plastic surgery efforts to expand their global health presence. He enjoys autocross racing, tennis, piano, and drawing in his spare time.
- 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.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
- Breast Reconstruction After Cancer
- Migraine Surgery
- Cosmetic (Aesthetic) Surgery
- Cosmetic Facial Surgery
- Laser & Skin Care
- Body Contouring