Dr. Burke Chegar

Facial Plastic Surgery
Carmel, IN
27 years experience male

Locations

Office

Carmel, IN

Address

12065 Old Meridian Street, Suite 175, Carmel, IN
Directions

Insurances accepted

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Medicare

Sagamore Health Network

About

Bio

<strong>Dr. Burke E. Chegar </strong>is a specialist in facial plastic surgery. A Carmel native, Dr. Chegar graduated Phi Beta Kappa from <strong>Wabash College </strong>and went on to receive his medical degree from <strong>Indiana University</strong>. Following graduation from medical school, Dr. Chegar’s surgical training took him to New York where he did a general surgery internship and a residency in Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery. Upon completion of his surgical training in New York, Dr. Chegar moved to Georgia to complete a sub-specialty fellowship in facial plastic surgery through <strong>Emory University School of Medicine</strong>. Dr. Chegar’s accomplishments include more than a dozen presentations at local and national meetings of surgeons, the publication of many articles in professional journals, and the receipt of competitive awards for surgical excellence. Dr. Chegar obtained the third highest score nationally on the American Board of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery examination. Dr. Chegar was also honored by the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery with the John Orlando Roe Award for the best clinical research paper by a facial plastic surgery fellow.

Specialties
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Facial Plastic Surgery

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Doctor Q&A

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Bruising: As the bruising breaks down around the eyelid, the pigment of the bruise can change from a dark purple to a green to a slightly yellow appearance. Th... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Variable: Depends on the degree of volume correction needed. On average i will use 1 syringe for the lips and no more than 2 if both upper and lower lips need ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Not in the long term: Bleeding for 1-2 days after a rhinoplasty is expected and very normal. The risk of heavy bleeding is usually reduced by stopping certain medications ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Not usually: Bruising is going to be your biggest risk. Don't take any aspirin, nsaids, vitamin e, fish oil for 2 weeks prior to your injection to reduce this ris... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Ask your doctor: If you blood pressure is under good control on medication, then the risk will be small. Any time you have pain (like after surgery), blood pressure w... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
ENT, Plastics: Look for a board certified otolaryngologist (ent), facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon. Experience with this particular procedure is paramount ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Be cautious.: Some fillers can be used to make small changes to the nasal contour. Many products, if injected properly, can accomplish this task (restylane, juvede... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Not typically: Any form or "stress" can induce an hsv outbreak but unless the procedure causes direct trauma to the sensory nerves that contain the virus, then the l... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Make-up is perfectly fine to wear. Be aware that bruising may occur and that heavier make-up application may be necessary camouflage for several days... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Avoid: Any injection while on blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin) and Pradaxa can result in rather severe and long term bruising. Only if your doctor... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
YES: Hyaluronidase is a safe. It has been available for several years with an excellent safety profile. It works well in breaking down hyaluronic acid fi... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
No: Repeated removal of skin around the eyes is not advisable. This can result in a shortened eyelid that will not completely close causing a chronic dry... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Check credentials: Physicians who are board certified in facial plastic surgery, plastic surgery, and oculoplastic surgery have been appropriately trained and vetted for... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
No: Bruising after rhinoplasty typically will last for only a few weeks. Causes for discoloration can include skin hyperpigmentation (darkening of your s... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
No: I've had a few patients report that they felt that Dysport lasted longer than botox. But there have been no studies that have validated this finding.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
No: Glycolic peels may improve skin texture but horizontal lines on the forehead are mainly treated by neurotoxins such as Dysport and botox.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Dysport/Botox: Eye twitch can be caused by stress, electrolyte imbalance, neurological conditions. You need to talk to your doctor to assess for an underlying cause... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: You shouldn't see any difference between the two products so long as they are done in similar fashion. Other products will be available for aesthetic... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
YES: Both products are made of the same base compound (hyaluronic acid) and are compatible if injected to the same area.
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A female asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Safe: Staging these two treatments would be perfectly safe in most circumstance. Sculptra produces deeper fullness to help with areas of volume loss and la... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Very similar: Both drugs work exactly the same by blocking connection between motor nerves and muscles. Studies have not shown any statistical differences in longev... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Nothing is forever: A well done facelift should show good result for at least 5-10 years depending on your age and health factors. But that does not mean you should exp... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Never: Never use sculptra in or near this lips. The risk of lumps and bumps that you will feel and even be visible is high. Do not do even consider this as... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Very safe: In the hands of an experienced, qualified injector, Dysport is very safe. Most common side effects are bruising and swelling. If injected improperly... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Congestion: The good new is that most patients don't experience too much discomfort after rhinoplasty. Everyone suffers from about 1 week of severe congestion, f... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Safe: Fractional lasers are an effective treatment for facial wrinkles. Although risk of permanent scar and skin color changes is less than older lasers an... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Skin grafts are necessary to lengthen the eyelid. The expected aesthetic results are not ideal, but can prevent long term dryness and other potentia... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Bruising typically: Mild to moderate bruising can occur quite frequently with a filler injection but severe bleeding (internal or external) is typically not seen.
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A male asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Mild to moderate: I have not had any trouble with any of my patients not tolerating a sculptra treatment. I mix my product with Lidocaine and before injection, have th... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
No: It sounds like you have several areas of concern that will require more than one procedure. Sagging cheeks and neck require a facelift that includes ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Dysport/Botox first: In this situation, you need to get Dysport or Botox to relax the muscle first. After a few weeks, if the line is still present, you can use a filler ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Be careful: Do not tan if you have any bruising. If you get get a tan in an area where a bruise is present, long-term and even permanent discoloration can occur.... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
It is very safe: In therapeutic doses, neurotoxins are very safe, especially for cosmetic treatments. Serious and even fatal side effects have been seen only in very ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
No: Although nothing serious will result from putting Bactroban Cream in the nose, i would recommend using the ointment in the nose. I prescribe it for m... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Spreads product: The manufacturer has recommended massaging of treated areas after sculptra injection to reduce the risks of lumps and bumps. Theoretically, this shou... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Plastic Surgery: Facial plastic surgery is plastic surgery confined to the head and neck region.
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A female asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Fine lines: Belotero is good for fine, superficial lines and wrinkles. It can be used for deeper volume correction, but i don't usually use it for this since oth... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Intense pulsed light (ipl) is a quick and effective way to fade unwanted skin pigment with little downtime. Permanent removal of unwanted skin pigmen... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
No : A nevus (aka mole) is a common and usually harmless lesion. Removal requires either cutting it out with a scalpel and closing skin with suture or re... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Builds collagen: Sculptra is unique in that it is the only product that produces results solely by stimulating collagen production. This usually takes the body severa... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
2-3: On average 2-3 injection sessions are needed spaced each a month apart. Results take several months to have a full effect. Talk to your doctor befor... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
No : These medications will reduce the appearance of wrinkles caused by muscle movement for 3-4 months. After that, they will gradually return.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Otoplasty, or reshaping of the ears, is considered plastic surgery. Although I have heard of instances where insurance carriers cover the cost of thi... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Depends on procedure: Cosmetic procedures generally are not covered by any insurance. If there is a functional limitation (breathing impairment from crooked nose, signific... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
No: Sculptra effects are not reversible since it works by stimulating collagen production. Bad results are often the result of poor injection technique, ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Several options: For a new scar (<1 month), just letting it heal and protecting the scar from sunlight is best. The scar will improve typically over the course of 1 y... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: If the bags are a result of protruding fat pads, then yes, surgery (blepharoplasty) to reduce or reposition the fat will help. Your surgeon should in... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Facial fillers: Any commercially available filler can be used to augment the cheeks. I prefer Radiesse and sculptra for longer term results. Restylane (dermal fille... Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Medicine
Graduated 2000MD

Medical/Graduate school

Wabash College
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

SUNY Upstate University Hospital

Residency

SUNY Upstate University Hospital

Awards

John Orlando Roe Award, AAPFRS
Jack Anderson Award, Second Runner Up for highest board score, AAFPRS
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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