ENT (ear, nose, and throat) physicians have expertise in facial plastics and cosmetics, making them an ideal choice for addressing various concerns. They are experts in performing advanced surgical techniques to address everything from ear deformities to facial asymmetries to reconstructive surgery of the face, neck, and jawline.
Get to know Dr. Burchard
Andrew E. Burchard, MD, FACS is a Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon who is double board certified in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery. Dr. Burchard practiced in Facial Plastic Surgery for 3 years in Sarasota, Florida before relocating with his family to Rhode Island in the summer of 2012. He has a particular interest in nasal surgery (rhinoplasty), and specializes in both non-surgical and surgical procedures to address changes in the aging face.Dr. Burchard received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Neuroscience from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. He earned his medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he received the prestigious Dr. James D. and Jennie M. Beach Memorial Scholarship given for academic merit, institutional commitment, and community service.
Dr. Andrew Burchard on Rhinoplasty
Dr. Burchard attended a five-year residency program in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Burchard then pursued fellowship subspecialty training in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Toronto General Hospital in Toronto, Ontario working with internationally recognized experts in cosmetic surgery of the face and neck. Only 48 surgeons are chosen annually to enter the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery training programs dedicated to plastic surgery of the head and neck.
Dr. Burchard has received board certifications from both the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Burchard holds academic appointments as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine.Dr. Burchard has published articles and written book chapters on many topics in the field of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery including Rhinoplasty, Injectable Fillers, Skin Graft Use in Facial Reconstruction, and Keloid Scar Treatment. He has given many lectures on Facial Plastic Surgery at Rhode Island Hospital, The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, Tufts University School of Medicine, the University of Toronto, and the Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, among others. Dr. Burchard has hospital privileges at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence and surgical privileges at The Surgery Center of Rhode Island in Warwick.
Dr. Burchard is a native New Englander. He grew up and graduated high school in Duxbury, Massachusetts. His father lives in Little Compton, Rhode Island and Dr. Burchard spent many summers there enjoying the beaches and the ocean. He currently lives in North Kingstown with his wife and their two children. Dr. Burchard enjoys golfing, sailing, surfing, skiing, hiking and traveling in his spare time.
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
ENT (ear, nose, & throat) physicians have significant training & expertise in facial plastic & reconstructive surgery making them an ideal choice for addressing various concerns. Dr. Burchard is double Board Certified in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery. He is an expert in performing advanced surgical techniques to address everything from nasal deformities, ear deformities, facial asymmetries to reconstructive surgery of the face & neck.When considering reconstructive or cosmetic treatments for the face and neck, Facial Plastic Surgeons/ENT’s are highly qualified. Unlike other plastic & reconstructive surgeons, Facial Plastic Surgeons/ENT’s are exclusively trained in head & neck anatomy, which makes them uniquely qualified to understand the complexities of facial structures. This allows them to deliver treatments that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
Facial Plastic Surgeons also have a range of nonsurgical options to offer patients, such as injectable fillers & Botox and laser treatments. These options are used to improve the appearance of wrinkles, reduce excess skin, correct age-related facial changes, and enhance the aesthetic appearance of the face.
Facial Plastic Surgeons understand how the facial structure works together and can customize a treatment plan tailored specifically to each patient’s particular needs. With their expertise in head & neck anatomy and experience with facial aesthetics, Facial Plastic Surgeons are uniquely suited to help patients achieve their aesthetic & functional goals.
Botox is commonly used to improve the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes, between the eyebrows, in the forehead, and around the nose and mouth. Botox reduces the appearance of lines created by repeated facial movement (e.g., frowning, smiling, raising the eyebrows, etc.). While Botox is frequently associated with appearance, it can also be used to relieve pain from migraine headaches, cluster headaches, tension headaches, and other facial pain disorders.Facial Plastic Surgeons are well equipped to provide safe & effective Botox treatments that produce long-lasting results. The goal of Botox therapy is to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. It is administered using needles to inject the facial muscles below the surface of the skin. The aesthetic result typically lasts 3 months at which time repeat injection is required.
Juvederm is commonly used to improve contours and restore volume to many different areas of the face. It helps to minimize the appearance of changes commonly associated with an aging face. Common areas of injection include the cheeks, lips, and the area surrounding the mouth.Facial Plastic Surgeons are experts in restoring facial proportion and symmetry to create a natural appearing result. Juvederm is administered using needles to inject the tissue deep to the skin surface to produce results that can last anywhere from 6-12 months depending on the specific location in which the product is placed.
A very common facial plastic surgical procedure is blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery. Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that improves the cosmetic appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. The goal of the procedure is to remove excess skin and fat around the eyes to produce a more open, alert and youthful appearance. This procedure can also improve peripheral vision if excess skin has become so prominent that it droops over the eye itself limiting the visual field. Facial Plastic Surgeons are very well suited to performing this procedure with their expertise in facial anatomy and how to best correct these issues.The potential benefits of blepharoplasty can be significant, both physically and psychologically. Physically, patients may enjoy improved vision and enhanced facial aesthetics. Psychologically, patients may experience improved confidence and self esteem due to a more youthful appearance.
Otoplasty, also known as ear pinning or ear reshaping surgery, is one type of cosmetic surgery that is uniquely suited to Facial Plastic Surgeons. This surgery can help correct protruding ears and other congenital defects in the structure of the ear. Otoplasty involves reshaping the cartilage and skin of the ear. A Facial Plastic Surgeon will typically use sutures to create the desired cosmetic effect.Otoplasty is typically performed on children as the enter school at around 6 years of age. However, anyone can undergo Otoplasty at any time if they so choose. Dr. Burchard has performed Otoplasty on patients well into their 80’s.
Rhinoplasty or nasal surgery is a very common procedure that can improve both the appearance and function of the nose. Facial Plastic Surgeons are uniquely trained to address both of these issues in the same procedure. During a Rhinoplasty, Facial Plastic Surgeons can reshape the nose, reduce its size, and refine the tip. This procedure can help improve the balance of facial features, restore facial proportion, enhance facial symmetry, and increase self confidence.At your consultation, your Facial Plastic Surgeon will explain what Rhinoplasty entails and answer any questions you may have about the procedure. You will receive information about the risks and potential limitations involved in the procedure. Dr. Burchard will discuss the different surgical techniques that are available to achieve the desired outcome of your particular case.Facial Plastic Surgeons offer a unique perspective on both the cosmetic and functional goals a patient may have regarding his/her Rhinoplasty. There are no other subspecialists who are as well trained and have as much experience as Facial Plastic Surgeons to address the challenging combination of both form and function required to produce a successful Rhinoplasty.