Who We Are
Barnett Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, PA. is composed of a team of skilled and experienced professionals dedicated to providing the highest level of care and expertise in the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. We understand the importance of a personalized approach to each patient’s unique needs, and we work closely with you to develop a customized treatment plan that delivers the best possible results. Whether you’re seeking a cosmetic enhancement or require reconstructive surgery following an injury or illness, we are here to help you achieve your goals and restore your confidence. We are committed to excellence in everything we do, and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you.
Meet the Founder
Richard J. Barnett, MD Double Board-Certified ENT & Facial Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Barnett recently retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel where he served for over 20 years. He has returned to the Emerald Coast with his wife Megan and three beautiful daughters to open up Barnett Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, PA. He is the only board-certified Facial Plastic surgeon in Destin and the local surrounding area. He has since performed thousands of cosmetic and reconstructive operations on patients around the world. Some of these include primary and revision rhinoplasty, face/brow/neck lifts, upper and lower eyelids, chin/lip implants, otoplasty, facial trauma, major skin cancer defect repairs, cleft lip/palate, head and neck cancer resection/reconstruction, sinus surgery, thyroidectomy. Dr. Barnett has travelled on numerous mission trips to Ecuador, Peru, and the Dominican Republic to perform cleft lip/palate and facial reconstructive operations. He and his office staff have developed the ability to perform many of these operations in the clinic allowing for faster recovery times for patients.
Education & Training
Dr. Barnett completed his undergraduate education at Princeton University in 1997, followed by medical school at Tulane University, where he finished in the top 10% of his class. He then went on to complete his ENT residency/Facial Plastics training at Tulane and Vanderbilt Universities.
Highest Score in the Nation
on His Facial Plastic Boards in 2009
Military Bronze Star
for Performing Hundreds of Complex Operations on U.S. And Afghan Soldiers
Meritorious Service Medal
for Performing Nearly 5,000 Operations at Eglin AFB
Army Commendation Medal
for His Role in a Mass Casualty while Deployed to the Philippines after 9/11
Barnett has spent years hand-picking his dream team. He wanted to make sure everyone was caring and kind and amazing at what they do — also compassionate and hard working! We are all blessed and excited to be working alongside one another and to be serving our community to the best of our ability.