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About Dr. Burchhardt

As a double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Burchhardt believes in a personalized treatment approach and is passionate about helping her patients achieve their aesthetic goals.

Dr. Burchhardt’s experience, combined with her artistry, commitment to state-of-the-art techniques, and skills, result in optimal facial balance and harmony. With her aesthetic sense of beauty and proportion, Dr. Burchhardt works meticulously to enhance facial features by tailoring her work to each patient’s unique bone structure. Her patients achieve a beautifully natural look. From deep plane facelifts to minimally invasive procedures and from laser treatments to injectables, Dr. Burchhardt helps her patients feel rejuvenated and look refreshed.

Mission: Elevating Natural Beauty

Dr. Burchhardt is committed to delivering optimal facial balance and harmony, ensuring a beautifully natural look for her patients. She listens to her patients carefully, understands their unique goals and concerns, and tailors treatments accordingly. No two faces are alike, and no two surgical approaches are the same. Dr. Burchhardt takes a completely personalized approach to her procedures to ensure optimal aesthetic outcomes and satisfaction.

Dr. Burchhardt’s approach is grounded in safe surgeries that avoid undue risk while delivering natural-looking results. In a beautifully harmonious face, the eyes and lips should be the focal points—all other parts of the face must complement those features. Dr. Burchhardt restores that balance by correcting all “detractors,” such as a disproportionate nose, heavy jowls, or sagging brows. Dr. Burchhardt’s ultimate aim is to elevate and emphasize your innate beauty.

Face & Neck Specialization:

Dr. Daniela Burchhardt’s expertise is born from a singular focus on facial aesthetics. As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, she has dedicated her career to perfecting the art of cosmetic surgery for the neck and face. Through rigorous training, state-of-the-art techniques, and a commitment to surgical excellence, Dr. Burchhardt specializes in:

  • Face and neck lifts
  • Fat transfer to the face
  • Eyelid lift (blepharoplasty)
  • Brow lift
  • Neck contouring
  • Neck and chin liposuction
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Revision rhinoplasty
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Injectables
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Curriculum Vitae

Education & Credentials:

Board-Certification: American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Board-Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit
M.D.: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
B.A.: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Rice University, Houston

Rice University, Houston, TX. B.A. in biochemistry and cell biology, 8/2002 – 5/2006
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. MD 7/2008 – 5/2012

Residency in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. 7/2012 –
Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with Drs. Ries, Stephan and Clymer, Vanderbilt
University, Nashville, TN. 7/2017 –6/2018

Board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Board-certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Certificate # 23717

Language skills: Bilingual in German and English, basic proficiency in Spanish

Major Professional Societies:

Collier County Medical Society
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
Member: Young Physician’s Committee
Member: Women in Facial Plastic Surgery Committee
Rice University Alumni Association

Research Grants:

“Development of a Novel Rhinoplasty Surgery Model via 3D Printing,” Wayne State University Seed
Grant, 2015, $2500


Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, July 2017-June 2018

  • Served as an instructor to residents while taking staff calls for the university
  • Led the facial trauma team and staffed cases with the residents
  • Taught residents surgical skills during OR cases ranging from trauma to facial defect repairs to nasal reconstructions
  • Gave didactic lectures to residents and medical students
  • Organized hands-on teaching sessions on Botox and filler treatments for residents to develop their skills with injectables

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, Fall 2009-Fall 2011

  • Taught physical exam skills and cardiac pathology to second-year medical students in the cardiology simulations lab
  • Led a review session for the Infectious Disease course to a group of 70+ medical students
  • Guided first-year medical students through their anatomy course by holding reviews in the labs, clarifying students’ questions, and providing mnemonics and study guides

Rice University, Houston, TX, Fall 2003-Spring 2006

  • Tutored undergraduate students in German, Chemistry, and Biology courses


Burchhardt D, Sukari A. Chemotherapy in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer. In: Targeting Oral Cancer. New York: Springer; 2016:53-70
Garshott D, Bechler S, Burchhardt D, Shah-O’Brian P, Yoo G, Chiego D, Callaghan M, Fribley A. The Unfolded Protein Response as a Therapeutic Target for Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. In: Targeting Oral Cancer. New York: Springer; 2016:53-70
Svider PF, Chen M, Burchhardt D, Shah-O’Brien PS, Shkoukani MA, Zuliani GF, Folbe AJ. The Vicious Cycle: Pediatric Facial Trauma from Bicycling. Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. 2016 Feb; 154(2):371-6
Burchhardt D, David J, Eckert R, Robinette N, Carron M, Zuliani G. Trauma Patterns, Symptoms, and Complications Associated with External Auditory Canal Fractures. Laryngoscope. 2015 Jul;157(7):1579-82
Guy WM, Mohyuddin N, Burchhardt D, Olson KL, Eicher SA, Brissett AE. Repairing the angle of the mandible fractures with a strut plate. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Jun;139(6):592-7
Burchhardt D, Fallon SC, Lopez ME, Kim ES, Hicks J, Brandt ML. Retroperitoneal Lipoblastoma: A Discussion of Current Management. J Pediatric Surgery. 2012 Oct; 47(10):e51-4
Lai Y, Li N, Lawrence W, Wang S, Levine A, Burchardt D, Pautler R, Valderrabano M, Wehrens X, Andderson A. Myocardial remodeling and susceptibility to ventricular tachycardia in a model of chronic epilepsy. Epilepsia Open. 2018 Feb; **(*):1-11,2018


Burchhardt D, Patel P, Norton C, Spencer D, Ries RW, Stephan S. “Outcomes of Depressor Anguli Oris Treatment with Botulinum Toxin in Facial Synkinesis” Oral presentation at AAFPRS annual meeting October 3, 2019, in San Diego California
Blasco M, Burchhardt D, Vong A, Dimitrijevski T, Siegel Gonik N, Mayerhoff R. “High Fidelity: Using Manikins to Simulate Difficult Situations in Otolaryngology” Poster presentation at Simulation Session at AAO-HNS September 20, 2016 in San Diego, California
Burchhardt D, Liebertz D, Zuliani G. “Nasal Surgery and Blood Loss: Do SSRIs Matter?” Oral presentation at AAFPRS meeting at COSM May 20, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois

Why Choose Dr. Daniela Burchhardt?

When you choose Dr. Daniela Burchhardt as your facial plastic surgeon, you choose a practitioner with an unwavering dedication to artistry, safety, and the beauty of natural transformation. Join the countless satisfied patients who have discovered renewed confidence and a more beautiful version of themselves under her expert care. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Burchhardt in Naples to begin your aesthetic journey today.

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