Dr. Burruss graduated from The University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences and has practiced Plastic Surgery practice for over 28 years. He has served as Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Tennessee, Memphis and as Chief of Plastic Surgery, Acting, at the Veterans Administrative Medical Center.

Dr. Burruss believes plastic surgery means many things to each of us. Whether it is the reconstruction of a child’s cleft lip or an adult with excess eyelid skin, Dr. Burruss feels that plastic surgery can help restore the joy of life. He has had the opportunity to practice plastic surgery in an academic environment and now in private practice with the Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis.

Dr. Burruss' specific interests include cosmetic and aesthetic surgery of the face, eyelids and ears, surgery of the breast and reconstruction of the nose after skin cancer. As a director of the local Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Team, he enjoys the challenges of pediatric cleft care.

Dr. Burruss considers it a privilege and great responsibility to be entrusted with providing this specialized surgical care for his patients.

“We restore, repair and make whole those parts which nature has given but fortune has taken away, not so much that they may delight the eye, but that they may buoy up the spirit and help the mind.”

- Gaspar Tagilliacozzi, 1597

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