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Dr. Renee Burke

Surgery - Plastics
Barrington, IL
20 years experience female

Locations

Renee Burke, MD, Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery

Barrington, IL

Address

18 E. Dundee Rd, Building 3, Suite 200, Barrington, IL, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(847) 382-4403

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

CIGNA Health Care

Humana Insurance Company

Medicare

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Dr. Renee Burke is a plastic surgeon in the greater Chicago area with nine years of surgical training. Renee Michelle Burke, MD has focused experience in key specialized areas of plastic surgery. Dr. Burke's specialized areas include: · Aesthetic and Restorative Breast Surgery · Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery · Oculoplastic and Aesthetic Surgery Dr. Burke is available for consultation at both her O'Hare office (847-853-9900), as well as her Northwest Suburbs office (847-885-1200).

Specialties
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Surgery - Plastics

Plastic Surgery

Surgery

Doctor Q&A

71 Answers
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Depends: The decision to have breast reduction depends on the symptoms you are having as a result of large breasts in combination with your desire to reduce th... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Yes: A plastic surgeon will be able describe all aspects if the surgery, including risks and benefits. You will also be able to view before and after photo... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Yes: It is recommended you refrain from smoking at least one month prior to surgery. You should let your surgeon know that you have recently smoked, as thi... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Skin ; Fat: Liposuction removes fat beneath the skin, but it does not remove any loose skin from the abdomen. A tummy tuck removes both loose skin and excess fat,... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Breast augmentation : Most patients give themselves 5-7 days for recovery. This also depends on if you are having your implants over or under the muscle, as well as how phy... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Eyelid surgery: Eyelid surgery can improve loss of peripheral vision by removing excess skin hanging over the lid blocking vision, or by elevating an eyelid that is s... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Depends: The cost of a lower body lift will depend on how much skin needs to be removed and how long the surgeon thinks the procedure will take. All surgeries ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Tummy tuck: The answer is not always based upon how much needs to be performed, as much as what needs to be addressed. Liposuction sculpts the body through the su... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Yes: There is always going to be a scar after a surgical procedure. How a scar heals and fades is unique to each person, and can take up to a year. Scars f... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Cleft lip and palate: Ideally, once a cleft lip or palate is repaired, there will be normal growth and speech development. However, there are inherent risks with surgery fo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Cleft palate: Yes, a cleft palate can be treated at any age. The optimal age is prior to speech development, however, an adult can be treated. Treatment will depend... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Tummy tuck: Unfortunately, loose or stretched abdominal skin as a result of pregnancy does not leave you with many options. Abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tu... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Bilateral cleft lip: Treatment of bilateral cleft lip is best performed by a surgeon that specializes in cleft surgery and has done additional craniofacial surgery trainin... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Necklift: Yes. Surgical treatment of the signs of aging in the neck, also known as a necklift, reposition and reshape loose or sagging skin and muscle, and may ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Fat transfer breast: Fat grafting to the breast has been used in both reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery. Fat is often used in combination with other procedures, s... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Many: There are many inherent risks to having plastic surgery abroad. First, you may not know the training and qualifications of the person performing your ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Yes: Undergoing breast augmentation should not impact a woman's ability to get pregnant. It is important to remember that the shape of your breasts may be ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Yes: Liposuction is recommended for patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle of proper diet and exercise but struggle with residual 'spot' areas of excess... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Not unreasonable: The desire for more perkier, more youthful breasts with the use of a breast implant is not an unresonable request at your age. The most importatnt thi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Breast implant care: Your plastic surgeon will tell you how long after surgery you can begin to shower. Also, depending on the implant, you may be instructed in daily mass... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Gynecomastia : This depends if there is excess fat/breast tissue with or without loose skin. Usually this is treated with liposuction, and may require skin excision ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Yes: Yes, it is possible to combine these procedures. You want to make sure you have appropriate care at home or stay overnight in a care facility, such as... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Breast augmentation: Diabetes can impair wound healing, so you want to make sure your blood sugars are in the normal range both before and after surgery. The good news is ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Website: While you may look at the individual surgeon's website, the american society of plastic surgery or the american society for aesthetic plastic surgery ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Depends: This depends on the procedure performed. For most invasive procedures, this could range from a few days to weeks.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Yes: The two procedures can be performed at the same operation, however, this will increase anesthesia time and will increase overall discomfort after surg... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
No: There are no mental or intellectual changes associated with an isolated cleft lip and/or palate. There may be changes if the cleft is part of a syndro... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
No: No, any patient under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the consent form for surgery. Beware of any person willing to perform pr... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Depends: Remember that a small percentage of women cannot breast feed even without implants. While breast surgery does increase this risk, if you have not brea... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Upper eyelid crease: What you may be referring to is the creation of an upper eyelid crease (also known as "double eyelid" surgery) in a person of Asian descent who was bo... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Breast reduction: After breast reduction surgery, your doctor may prescribe you both antibiotics and pain medication. You want to refrain from any alcoholic beverages w... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Liposuction: Liposuction should not leave your body with surface unevenness, also known as contour irregularities. Although this is a risk with any liposuction pro... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Scar location: The scars from skin removal surgery depends on the location and amount of skin to be removed. The more skin that needs to be removed the longer the sc... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Liposuction results: There is typically significant swelling associated with liposuction. The swelling will gradually subside after surgery to the point where you will be... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Male necklift: Aesthetic surgery, as well as non-surgical rejuvenation, of the face today is being embraced by an increased number of men. Most men are concerned wit... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Breast scars: In breast and areola reduction surgery there is a scar that runs around the outside of the areola. For breast reduction surgery there is typically a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Scar: It is important to remember that any surgical procedure will leave a scar. While a surgeon will try to make the scar as imperceptible as possible, man... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Keloid treatments: There are a number of ways to attempt to treat keloids. These include compression, silicone gel sheeting, steroid injection, direct excision, and radi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Breast augmentation: Recovery from breast augmentation over the muscle is typically easier than under the muscle due to the lack of stretch of the muscle. Both techniques ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Depends: Difficult to tell, you should follow up with your dermatologist or primary care physician.
A member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Breast augmentation: The most frequent complications with breast augmentation with the use of a breast implant are capsular contracture (or hardening of the scar tissue ar... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Depends: It will take 6 weeks for the scars to begin to soften with any incision, and daily massage will help. However, with a deep cut on the hand you want to... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Yes: When performing a tummy tuck, the belly button is brought through the in the midline of the abdomen, typically at the same location it was previously.... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Technique dependent: Although it may be a result of too many procedures, if the surgeon does not use a technique that pulls the skin too tightly on the first surgery, one'... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Liposuction vs. tuck: The answer depends on your anatomy. If you suffer from excess fat, liposuction alone can provide reduction of excess fat in key areas, such as the bel... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Breast Reduction: The benefits of breast reduction include an improvement in back pain, shoulder grooving from bra straps, and rashes from moisture between the hanging ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Different anatomy: Every woman's breasts are unique in their shape and size, along with variations in your chest wall anatomy. The distance between your breasts most lik... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Most likely yes: During your procedure this area can most likely be addressed with liposuction. Make sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics 20 years experience
Capsular contracture: This condition is known as capsular contracture, occurring as a result of hardening of the scar tissue around the breast implant. This will most likel... Read More

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Jan 23, 2013
Dr. Burke is an exceptionally trained plastic surgeon who has further expertise in aesthetic surgery.
May 3, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I was diagnosed with DCIS in July 2008. My highly recommended surgeon asked me “how attached are you to that breast?” This is how he told me that I needed a mastectomy. He said that reconstructi...Read More
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I had it done in an office 7mths ago and I still have lumps in my stomach and muscle spasms.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Can liposuction be used to eliminate a health risk when time is a fact
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Makes sense. But would not have asked without your advise.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine
Graduated 2002MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan
Graduated 1997MD

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Residency

Emory University Hospital

Awards

Resident Scholarship Award, 2009 - American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery
Top Plastic Surgeon, Second Place, Illinois - Spring
2014
Thought Leader, Third Place, Elgin Region - Spring
2014

Affiliations

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons

Publications

Special Considerations in Vascular Anomalies: Surgical Management of Craniofacial Osseous Lesions
Fractures of the Maxilla. Plastic Surgery Secrets
Radiofrequency and Nonablative Skin Resurfacing. Techniques in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: Lasers and Non-Surgical Rejuvenation.
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