Dr. Parker Velargo, MD

Dr. Parker Velargo, MD

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
36 y/o

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Dr. Parker Velargo, MD is a facial plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 4 years. He specializes in facial plastic & reconstructive surgery and plastic surgery-head & neck.Read his story

New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery

2633 Napoleon Ave Ste 920

New Orleans, LA 70115
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Facial Fracture
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Dr. Velargo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Velargo "Dr. Parker Velargo is a fellowship trained Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon who is also board certified in Head & Neck Surgery. Dr. Velargo is a specialist in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, nose, eyelids, ears, and neck. In addition, Dr. Velargo has extensive experience in non-surgical treatments of the face and neck, including injectables and laser therapy. Dr. Velargo graduated magna cum laude from Louisiana State University and attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, where he graduated in the top quartile of his medical school class. Dr. Velargo knew early on that he wanted to specialize in facial and nasal surgery. After medical school, he trained in Head & Neck Surgery at The University of Tennessee College of Medicine. During his five years of residency, Dr. Velargo had the unique opportunity to train with two prominent leaders in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Phillip R. Langsdon and Dr. John "Mac" Hodges. As a result, Dr. Velargo finished his residency (before fellowship) with nearly triple the number of facelift cases than the average plastic surgeon finishing training has. This privilege was complemented with extensive experience in advanced surgical management of complex facial injuries at the famous Elvis Presley Memorial Level I Trauma Center at The Regional Medical Center in Memphis, TN. Throughout residency, Dr. Velargo also gained tremendous experience in facial reconstruction following cancer resection at numerous hospitals in Memphis, TN including the world-renowned St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Following his Head & Neck Surgery residency, Dr. Velargo completed one of the most sought after American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery fellowship programs in the country with an international leader and expert in facial plastic and nasal surgery, Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough. His fellowship was rounded off with additional mentoring from another prominent leader in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Fred G. Fedok. During this year-long fellowship devoted exclusively to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck, Dr. Velargo mastered a wide spectrum of surgical techniques and procedures. Dr. Velargo's experience in non-surgical rejuvenation of the face is also quite vast as he was the sole injector of "relaxers" (e.g. Botox Cosmetic) and fillers at every medical spa in the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, AL during his fellowship. Dr. Velargo is an internationally published expert that has authored multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He also serves on several committees of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has been a presenter at numerous national meetings on topics related to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Velargo "Dr. Russell Hendrick, Jr. and Dr. Parker Velargo are the co-owners and co-founders of The New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery. While Dr. Hendrick focuses on hand and general plastic & reconstructive surgery, Dr. Velargo focuses on plastic and reconstructive surgery within the head and neck. Both doctors are dedicated to helping patients feel better about themselves by producing natural results through plastic surgery."

2  Specialties

  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery-Head & Neck

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery within the Head & Neck
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

16  Conditions Treated

  • Deviated Septum
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Ear Disorders
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Laceration
  • Hyperthrophic Scar
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lip Cancer
  • Mental Retardation - Microcephaly - Unusual Facies
  • Nose Disorders
  • Rhinophyma
  • Scars
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Wrinkles

20  Procedures

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  • Louisiana State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • Louisiana State University / School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • University Of Tennessee / Memphis / College Of Medicine & Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University Of Tennessee / Memphis / College Of Medicine & Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • American Academy Of Facial Plastic and Rec Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Wonderful experience start to finish. Went in for cosmetic consult. Advice was given after thorough evaluation. I went with Dr. Velargo's recommendd procedure --even though it was much less expensive and less invasive than the one I was originally inquiring about-- and couldn't be happier with the...Read More
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Dr. V is the best of the best! A caring, compassionate, skilled surgeon but down to earth, approachable, and treats you like family. If you are considering a procedure....do yourself a favor and meet him and his staff to discuss options.
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