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.–12:00 p.m.

Why Choose Dr. Duplechain

Finding a qualified, passionate surgeon is the first step toward beautiful cosmetic surgery results and a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience. Patients from throughout the country choose Dr. J. Kevin Duplechain because of his experience, dedication, and surgical talent.

Dedicated to Improving Lives

Dr. Duplechain looked up to his father and grandfather—both men who could fix anything—and he always knew he wanted to follow in their footsteps. From a very early age, he felt compelled to use his natural talent to improve people’s lives through medicine.

A self-admitted perfectionist, he graduated summa cum laude from Louisiana State University in 1981. From there, he began fervently pursuing a career in aesthetic surgery. In the decades since medical school, Dr. Duplechain has transitioned from a focus on reconstructive cancer surgery of the face and neck to a broader, more comprehensive specialization. His practice now encompasses all aspects of cosmetic surgery, including procedures for the face, breast and body, as well as nonsurgical options.

Dr. Duplechain’s personal drive means he is constantly striving to master new aspects of cosmetic medicine, both for his own fulfillment and to better the lives of his patients. Not only is he a full-time cosmetic surgeon serving patients in Lafayette, Louisiana, he also runs a laser center and is chief of staff at a private, physician-owned hospital.

Shaping the Future of Aesthetics

Shaping the Future of Aesthetics

A lifelong learner, Dr. Duplechain stays active in the academic community. In addition to his role in developing exciting new surgical techniques, he volunteers as an instructor at Tulane University Medical Center and Louisiana State. These roles allow him to pass his knowledge on to future surgeons while ensuring he stays at the leading edge of emerging concepts.

Committed to Patient-Centered Care

The Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital, which Dr. Duplechain opened with partners in 2004, is illustrative of his commitment to the highest standard of patient care. The facility has 20 beds in VIP suites outfitted with luxurious amenities, from food service to massages. Patients can spend up to a week recovering from their procedures in these suites, all part of the “concierge” style Dr. Duplechain insists on for his patients. The hospital also includes 8 operating rooms and an excellent nurse-to-patient ratio. Nurses at the facility take care of only 1 or 2 patients at a time.

All this contributes to a very high level of patient satisfaction, as does Dr. Duplechain’s dedication to building trust with his patients. He understands that electing to have a cosmetic procedure is a highly personal decision, exposing a patient’s insecurities and vulnerabilities. He wants his patients to feel comfortable with not only his surgical skills, but also with him as a person.

For this reason, he spends the time getting to know each person who comes to his office, discussing every aspect of their goals and concerns, and making sure the finest details are clear. Unlike many other cosmetic surgery practices, Dr. Duplechain performs most injections himself, because he believes his patients deserve the attention and experience of an experienced surgeon for all their concerns.

Many of his patients are so satisfied with their experiences that they return time and again, often with stories of how caring and encouraging Dr. Duplechain is during emotional times. View our testimonials and read more in-depth real patient stories to see what patients have said about their experiences.

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Choosing a cosmetic surgeon for your procedure

Dr. Duplechain wants you to take the time to choose the right surgeon to help you reach your aesthetic goals. In making this decision it’s important to take into account your surgeon’s accreditation, experience and proven results from the specific procedure you’re wanting to have done, and past patient reviews. In this video, Dr. Duplechain shares advice for making this important decision.

Renowned as a Leader in the Field

During Dr. Duplechain’s decades of surgical experience, he has amassed a collection of honors and awards from his peers. He has been elected for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 1996 to the present, has been chosen as a Top Doctor in Louisiana, and was voted the Best Plastic Surgeon in Acadiana in 2009 and 2010 by area newspaper The Times of Acadiana. He has held leadership positions in a number of renowned professional groups, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS). In 2024, Dr. Duplechain was honored to be named the 40th annual recipient of the prestigious Cosmetic Surgery Foundation Webster Award.

Dr. Duplechain frequently lectures at national and international meetings of his peers. He is part of the National Education Faculty for Allergan injectables, including BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM®, and is a trainer for NeoGraft, a hair restoration procedure. He is also a national trainer and spokesman for Lumenis® Lasers.

Dr. Duplechain has also served on numerous professional committees, such as the Emergency Room Committee for Lafayette General Medical Center. He has served as chief of staff for the Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital, and has been made an honorary lifetime member of the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons.

When you’re ready to meet Dr. Duplechain and his stellar medical team, request a consultation online, or call our office at (337) 456-3282 to schedule your appointment. For out-of-town patients, we are happy to set up a virtual consultation at your convenience.

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