About Us

The Aesthetic Surgery and Laser Center of Connecticut,LLC (Formerly The Plastic Surgery Center of CT) was developed by Bruce E. Burnham, MD, in 1981. He holds a vision of providing a convenient, safe, and welcoming environment for his patients. When you visit the Aesthetic Surgery and Laser Center of Connecticut,LLC  for your cosmetic needs, you will experience a high standard of care in a private, comfortable setting. Dr. Burnham provides 30 years of experience with an artistic vision, accompanied by talent and skill. His goal is to help you achieve a result that is natural and personal to your desires. Whether you are interested in breast augmentation, body contouring, skincare, or weight managment we can help you achieve your desired results. Dr. Burnham will assist you in making a decision that is customized to your self-image, lifestyle, and goals. Dr. Burnham will take the time to get to know you and help you decide what is best for you and your needs. He will offer an honest and professional opinion and provide options designed to assist you in achieving your personal goals.  As a highly trained and well experienced surgeon, Dr. Burnham consistently applies himself to continuing education so he can provide his clients with the latest methods and techniques in the ever changing field of Cosmetic medicine.


  • College: Princeton University
  • Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
  • Internship: Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • General Surgery Residency: Hartford Hospital
  • Plastic Surgery Residency: The New York Hospital—Cornell Medical Center
  • Head and Neck Residency: Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Hospital, NYC
  • Hand Surgery Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery—Cornell Medical Center, NYC
  • Medical Practice: Greater Hartford Area, 1970-present

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Harford, CT
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital, Hartford, CT
  • The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain and Southington, CT

Medical Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • Hartford County Medical Association
  • Connecticut State Medical Society
  • American Society of Bariatric Physicians
  • Allergan Partner Privileges

Special Research

  • Design and Development of Possible Conctracture Free Breast Prostheses, 1985
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Research-Designer St. Jude Heart Valve, 1963
  • Design of Fiberoptic Luxtec Two-Handled Breast Retractor, 1984

Dr. Burnham was also awarded as one of America’s “Top Plastic Surgeons” by Consumer’s Research Council of America in 2007.


Our Staff

  • Dr. Bruce Burnham – Surgeon
  • Patti LeBrun – Head Secretary
  • Brook Aiello – Secretary, Skin Care
  • Lauri Nones – Secretary
  • Nancy Booth – Supervision
  • Evelyn Bettauer, PhD – Advisor
  • Diane Flynn, RN – Surgical Assistant
  • Gloria Diaz – Secretary