Meet the staff
" I visited Dr. Burnett to inquire about getting a liposuction procedure on my hips and thighs, which I hated since I was nine years old. I had often thought of having the procedure, but given that I never had a surgical experience before, I was apprehensive and a little fearful. Dr. Burnett and his staff immediately helped to quell my fears and I proceeded with the procedure. During the process, I felt as though I was a member of their "family", given the special treatment I received. Having the procedure enabled me to feel more confident and happy with my body, which I had never felt before. As a result, I visited an open call with a prominent modeling agency, a dream since I was a teenager, but was fearful of the reaction I'd get due to my hips and thighs. Having the liposuction boosted my self-confidence and enabled me to face my fear; I went to the open call and was asked to sign a contract! Thank you, Dr. Burnett and staff, for strengthening my self-confidence and helping me attain my dream. You are a treasure! "
Dr. Carlos Burnett, skilled New Jersey plastic surgeonDr. Burnett has been board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has trained on both coasts, in California as well as in the Tri-State area, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He completed medical school at NYU's School of Medicine before his residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where he was Chief Resident. He has also completed advanced Fellowship training at the University of Southern California School of Medicine.
In addition to serving patients in his Westfield private practice for more than 15 years, Dr. Burnett also works with the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in Rahway, NJ, and the Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ.
Dr. Burnett is committed to providing the highest standard of care, which includes the latest procedures and techniques. He remains up to date with education by partaking in advanced training provided by organizations with which he is affiliated. Memberships include:
- American College of Surgeons
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons
Patricia Burnett, RN, BSN, Practice ManagerPrior to managing Burnett Plastic Surgery, Patricia has worked in many different areas in nursing, most recently, in the Ambulatory Surgery Center at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. The surgery center handled a large variety of cases including many plastic surgery cases from breast implants to rhinoplasty. The short time she spent working as an investigator for the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies in NY (FOJP), assisting the risk management department at Mount Sinai remains one of her favorite jobs.
She has also spent many years at NYU Tisch (currently NYU Langone) Medical Center as a Senior Nurse Clinician in their adult Surgical, Open Heart, and Medical ICUs.
Lori Arena, RN
Patient Care Coordinator; Member of American Society of Plastic Surgery NursesLori has been in the nursing profession for more than 30 years and has a diverse and extensive background which includes general surgery, I.C.U., homecare, wound care, as well as sales and clinical support with major medical companies such as Hill-Rom and Medtronic, Inc. She feels that the opportunity to become a part of Dr. Burnett's office has empowered her to utilize her interpersonal and professional skills to get to know the patients, their needs and goals, and guide them through their transformation process.
Lori says, "It's very rewarding to see patients so happy with the results of their procedures which make a huge impact on their lives and the way they feel about themselves. I am thrilled to be a part of Burnett Plastic Surgery!"