We found 8 plastic surgeons near Lafayette, LA.

Dr. Kenneth Louis Odinet Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
200 Beaullieu Drive; Suite 6
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Kenneth Odinet's specialties are plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Lafayette, LA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Odinet include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Odinet is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Dr. Louis G Mes, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
917 Coolidge Boulevard
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Louis Mes is a plastic surgeon. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Mes accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1101 South College Road; Suite 400
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Russell Romero practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Lafayette, LA. Dr. Romero studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Dr. Joseph Peter Lupo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
1101 S College Road; Suite 400
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Joseph Lupo specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Lupo accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center's residency program.

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Dr. Terry A Cromwell, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1101 South College Road; Suite 400
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Bradley J Chastant, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1000 W Pinhook Road; Suite 201
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Bradley Chastant is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. Dr. Chastant has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Dr. Darrell L Henderson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1101 South College Road; Suite 400
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Darrell Henderson's specialty is plastic surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Henderson attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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Dr. Jeffrey J Joseph, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1000 W Pinhook Road; Suite 201
Lafayette, LA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Joseph is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Joseph has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Plastic Surgery?

When you hear the words “plastic surgeon,” you might call to mind actresses with outlandish body proportions or aging stars with surreal facial features. Plastic surgery to alter appearance is referred to as “aesthetic” or “cosmetic” surgery. As is the case with celebrities, cosmetic surgery is often performed to change the appearance of a feature that a patient has always disliked, or to prevent changes from happening due to aging. However, cosmetic surgery can also restore appearance after an injury or illness -- when a medical condition leaves a physical mark that makes a patient look different, it can be very upsetting. Cosmetic plastic surgery gives patients more control over how they look.

But plastic surgery is about much more than changing someone's appearance. Plastic surgery is also about changing the form and function of the body, and often that means restoring what has been lost to injury or illness. A body part can lose its ability to function (meaning, for example, to move, grip, protect underlying tissues, or feel sensation) to many causes. Some common ones are burns, infections, injuries (e.g. from car accidents), illnesses (such as cancer), problems present from birth (such as cleft palate), or even scar tissue from previous surgeries. When plastic surgery is used to repair a damaged part, it is called “reconstructive surgery.” Reconstructive procedures restore the abilities of the patient so that they can use their body in as normal and healthy a way as possible.

Plastic surgeons are experts at safely moving tissue from one part of the body to another, using microsurgery techniques to reconnect the tiny blood vessels and nerves. They use these skills not only to improve appearance (cosmetic surgery), but also to repair damaged body parts (reconstructive surgery).