J. Kevin Duplechain, MD, FACS
1103 Kaliste Saloom Road #300
Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone: (337) 456-3282
Monday–Thursday : 8 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Friday : 8 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
J. Kevin Duplechain, MD, FACS is a premier cosmetic surgeon in Lafayette, Louisiana, and one of the very few in the region with his level of credentialing. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. In his more than 25 years of surgical experience, he has earned a reputation as an excellent choice for cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.
Dr. Duplechain helps patients improve their appearance and confidence with a full range of cosmetic surgery procedures, including facelift, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, and mommy makeover. The testimonials of his past and current patients, as well as our real patient stories, can help you get a better idea of the quality of care you can expect from Dr. Duplechain.
Education & Training
Since the age of 6, Dr. Duplechain has known he wanted to be a physician. He began pursuing his dream at Louisiana State University Medical School, earning his medical degree in 1985. He then completed his 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. During his residency at Tulane University, Dr. Duplechain had the distinctive privilege to observe world famous surgeons like Dr. Jack Anderson and Dr. Calvin Johnson. These surgeons are considered to be pioneers in rhinoplasty and facelift, and they are some of the surgeons that helped Dr. Duplechain solidify his interest in the field of cosmetic surgery.
In 1992, Dr. Duplechain was certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Since then, he has continued his medical education, earning certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1995 and scoring one of the highest scores on the oral examination of the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery during that examination year. Continuing his education process, Dr. Duplechain eventually became certified by the American Board of 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 regularly attends medical conferences as both a student and a teacher—learning from other experts and teaching courses about techniques he has developed. He’s a frequently invited guest at major aesthetic meetings throughout the country.
In addition to running a full-time cosmetic surgery practice, Dr. Duplechain has served in many different capacities both locally and nationally. He has served in many board positions, including as president of the Medical Executive Committee of physician-owned hospital Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital, and he is co-founder and managing partner of Laser SkinCare of Louisiana, which offers the latest techniques in skin rejuvenation.
Dr. Duplechain currently serves as president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), for which he has also helped organize and teach many surgical workshops, including an annual cadaver dissection course. The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery is one of the largest educational organizations for physicians interested in cosmetic surgery and was founded over 40 years ago by Harvard-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Webster. Dr. Duplechain also directs an annual AACS-certified fellowship training program, in which he offers hands-on cosmetic surgery training to surgeons specializing in cosmetic surgery after their residency.
In the past, he has served as chairman for the American Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery and has held various leadership roles, including secretary and treasurer, for the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. As a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, he has served on the emerging trends committee and volunteered with Face to Face humanitarian programs providing needed reconstructive surgeries pro bono. He also was a member of the Young Surgeon’s Committee for the American College of Surgeons, among other contributions.
Affiliations & Achievements
Dr. Duplechain is a member of many prestigious professional groups, including:
- American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
- American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
- American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
- American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
- American Society of Head and Neck Surgeons
- Louisiana State Medical Society
- American Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery
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 frequently speaks on patient safety and topics related to facial rejuvenation, including deep plane facelift and laser skin resurfacing.
He has vast experience training other physicians in cosmetic enhancement techniques, in several roles:
- National education faculty member 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 dermal filler
- National trainer and spokesman for Lumenis® lasers
- Physician trainer for the hair restoration procedure NeoGraft
- American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery fellowship director
- Palette’s faculty for injector training
He is a leader in advanced techniques involving stem cell-rich fat transfer for facelift surgery and breast and buttock augmentation. He has also authored several chapters in textbooks and contributed numerous publications to peer-reviewed journals, including articles on improving laser treatment outcomes and avoiding adverse reactions to dermal filler in Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, Facial Plastic Surgery, and Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America.
Dr. Duplechain believes in giving back to the medical community that has taught him so much. He serves as an adjunct clinical instructor for the Department of Otolaryngology, Division of Facial Plastic Surgery at Tulane University in New Orleans.
Awards & Honors
- Castle Connolly Top Doctor since 1996
- Featured as a “Top Doctor” in Acadiana Profile Magazine, 2017-2022
- Featured in “Best Doctors” by Louisiana Life Magazine, 2020 & 2021
- RealSelf Top Doctor
- Voted the Best Plastic Surgeon in Acadiana in 2009 and 2010 by area newspaper The Times of Acadiana
Find out for yourself why patients from Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lake Charles, and throughout the country choose Dr. Duplechain as their cosmetic surgeon. Request a consultation online, or call our office at (337) 454-5319 to schedule an appointment.
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