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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
Stephen E. Metzinger MD MSPH FACS is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon who performs cosmetic plastic surgery and teaches plastic surgery. Our cosmetic plastic surgery practice, serving the greater New Orleans/Metairie/ Northshore area provides patients desiring facial, breast, and body contouring with the most advanced, state-of-the-art procedures for rejuvenation and enhancement. Dr. Metzinger works closely with each of his patients to plan and perform their treatment for beautiful results. Our friendly front office team, nurses, skin care therapists, and makeup consultants also make patients feel welcomed and supported at our convenient office. Our excellent results and personalized care led New Orleans Magazine to call us "the premiere experience in cosmetic plastic surgery."Contact us today to learn more about our practice or schedule a consultation with Dr. Metzinger.
We provide a full suite of facial plastic surgery, body contouring, and breast enhancement procedures to meet all of your cosmetic plastic surgery needs. If you want to diminish wrinkles on the brow, Dr. Metzinger may recommend a brow lift, which he can perform using some of the latest endoscopic technologies for minimal scarring and excellent results. He can also help brighten your eyes and improve your vision with blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, to reduce sagging and wrinkles. He has even published a scholarly article describing new techniques for this type of surgery. We also use five different types of liposuction to remove unwanted fat tissue, which we can then purify and use to augment other areas of your body. Women who want a more youthful, perky bosom can benefit from a breast lift, which may be combined with breast augmentation or reduction for a more proportional figure. Facelifting is state-of-the art!
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
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Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor’s board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
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Stephen Eric Metzinger, M.D., M.S.P.H., F.A.C.S. is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Having a profound interest in plastic surgery, Dr. Metzinger chose his training to emphasize this area.
He obtained his undergraduate degree at Tulane University, and received a Master's of Science in Public Health from the Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine. He then completed four years of study at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans. He received multiple honors and was elected to national honor societies, Delta Omega and Alpha Omega Alpha. He then served a two year residency in general surgery at the Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.
Soon after, he pursued training in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans. He then obtained highly specialized fellowship training in Facial Aesthetic Surgery at the prestigious and world-renowned McCollough Aesthetic Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.
Inspired by his achievements in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Metzinger chose to pursue additional training in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. He was given the John Staige Davis Resident Research award for his innovative work in plastic surgery. He then completed sub-specialty training at the University of Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Craniomaxillofacial Surgery and Microvascular Surgery.
In 1996, he joined the faculty of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans. He was dual-appointed in the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery. He developed the basic science laboratory for the Plastic Surgery Division, and served as Director of Resident Research for both Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology.
In 2000 he was named Co-Program Director of the Plastic Surgery Residency Training Program. During that period, several important publications and advancements in the field of breast reconstruction with perforator flaps, rhinoplasty, cosmetic eyelid rejuvenation surgery, cosmetic facial surgery, nerve regeneration and minimally invasive cosmetic plastic surgery were developed. With this body of work, Dr. Metzinger has become a renowned and highly respected aesthetic surgeon and has been asked to lecture and teach his techniques locally, nationally, and internationally.
Dr. Metzinger is Triple Board Certified in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Metzinger is a Clinical Associate Professor at Tulane University Health Sciences Center, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Metzinger's major areas of interests are cosmetic plastic surgery of the face, nose, breast and body.
Dr. Metzinger is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), American Association of Plastic Surgery (AAPS), and American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS) and the Rhinoplasty Society.
We strive to be the best possible providers of cosmetic plastic surgical care in the greater New Orleans area. We provide nutritional, diet, skin care and weight loss support. This includes facials, microdermabrasion, massage and LASER services. We carry the complete Obagi Skin care line and a multitude of custom TCA, glycolic and croton oil peels. Our Laser services range from IPL to fractionated CO2. We offer a warm caring confidential environment in a state of the art facility. All Surgical procedures requiring anesthesia are performed in a AAAHC accredited facility.