J. Kevin Duplechain, M.D., is a top plastic surgeon in Lafayette, LA, drawing patients from Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lake Charles, and throughout the South. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Being certified by three distinctive boards, Dr. Duplechain is an excellent choice for cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Dr. Duplechain performs all aspects of cosmetic surgery including face lift, rhinoplasty, laser skin rejuvenation, liposuction, body contouring surgery, breast lift and breast augmentation.
Dr. Duplechain can help improve your appearance and your confidence. He achieves extremely high satisfaction rates and numerous word-of-mouth referrals from his patients. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Duplechain or the procedures he offers, request a consultation online, or call our office at (337) 326-5158.
Education & Training
Dr. Duplechain knew he wanted to be a doctor at age 6, and he began his pursuit at Louisiana State University Medical School, graduating in 1985 with a medical degree. He then completed residency training in general surgery through the Ochsner Medical Foundation, with health centers around the New Orleans area, and in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery at Tulane University Medical Center.
In 1992, Dr. Duplechain was certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Since then, he has continued his own medical education, earning board certification in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in 1995, and pursuing subspecialty training and board certification in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Duplechain believes that staying on top of advancements in the medical field keeps his skills sharp and benefits his patients. For that reason, he consistently attends medical conferences where he not only learns from other experts, but often teaches courses about techniques he has developed in his own practice. Dr. Duplechain is a frequently invited guest speaker at major meetings throughout the country including the annual Facial Plastic Surgery Meeting and will be part of the faculty for the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery's Aging Face Meeting in 2014. He is also planning the laser session and will be the moderator of the Facial Aesthetic Meeting in Atlanta in 2014.
Affiliations & Achievements
Although Dr. Duplechain began his career performing reconstructive cancer surgery for the head and neck, he quickly broadened his professional ambitions to include all aspects of cosmetic surgery for the breasts and body, as well as the face. He has built a thriving plastic surgery practice in Lafayette, a laser center, and, with partners, a 20-bed physician-owned hospital. Over his decades in the field, he has garnered acclaim from not only his patients, but also various peer organizations. Learn more about his awards and achievements and why patients choose him for their cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Duplechain is a member of several prestigious professional groups:
- Diplomate American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
- Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
- Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
- Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
- Fellow of the American Society of Head and Neck Surgeons
- Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
- Member of the Louisiana State Medical Society
Research & Contributions
Thanks to Dr. Duplechain's esteem among his peers, he is frequently invited to lecture at various national and international meetings on topics ranging from lasers and skin care to surgical innovations. He is a leader in advanced techniques involving stem cell-rich fat transfer for facelift surgery and breast and buttock augmentation. He has also contributed numerous publications to peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Duplechain believes in giving back to the medical community that has taught him so much. He is a volunteer instructor in otolaryngology at both Tulane University Medical Center and Louisiana State's University Medical Center. He has vast experience training other physicians in cosmetic enhancement techniques. He is among the national education faculty for Allergan®, training others to administer injectables such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM®, part of the elite group of clinical trainers for Medicis®, the company that markets Sculptra® Aesthetic, and he is a national trainer and spokesman for Lumenis® lasers.
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