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Center For Facial Plastic Dr. Parker Velargo and Dr. Russell Hendrick, Jr. are the co-owners and co-founders of The New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery. Each surgeon has their respective specialty. While Dr. Hendrick focuses on cosmetic and general reconstructive surgery of the body and hands, Dr. Velargo focuses on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for the head and neck.

As a testament to their skill and experience as physicians, both our plastic surgeons' work has been featured in the media and published in renowned medical journals countless times. In addition to their impressive careers, both doctors have gained stellar reputations in their community; they have an incredible dedication to improving how each patient feels about themselves by producing natural results in their cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Celeste Gary recently joined the practice and is excited to add her years of expertise to the group. You'll find only the latest, most innovative treatments in our practice. You can choose from dozens of cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery procedures focusing on the face, hand, and body along with specialized procedures for men.
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read more › Dr. Parker Velargo is a double board certified, fellowship trained Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon. 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.

read more › Dr. Russell Hendrick is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the breasts and body, as well as non-surgical facial rejuvenation. With his extensive training, Dr. Hendrick prides himself on being able to focus his expertise on these areas to address the patient's specific needs. His philosophy on patient care is centered on taking the time to truly listen to his patients and their concerns and develop a treatment plan specifically tailored to the individual.

read more › Melissa was born and raised in the Greater New Orleans area. She graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. During her time at Loyola, she was a very active member of her sorority Gamma Phi Beta. Melissa completed her senior year internship with Ochsner Health Systems in their Human Resources Department. That is where she discovered her passion for the healthcare industry. Melissa went on to work for a local dermatology practice where she was an integral part of opening several new locations throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

read more › The purpose of Faces of Honor is to offer pro bono medical and surgical expertise to veterans and active duty members who were injured while deployed in support of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. Dr. Velargo would like to personally thank veterans and active duty members for their service in the war against terrorism and essentially their service to humanity. He feels very indebted to veterans and active duty members for answering the call of our great nation as we stand up against this new and elusive enemy that will eventually be defeated.

read more › The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) Foundation connects victims of domestic violence with Facial Plastic Surgeons in their community. The AAFPRS Foundation was the first surgical group to take a firm stand and become involved in assisting survivors of domestic violence. Do you ever wonder what happens to the survivors of domestic violence after the abuser has traumatized their faces? Many of them receive severe facial injuries. Cigarette burns, broken noses, sunken cheekbones or gashes are painful daily reminders of the unwanted abuse.

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read more › Facial beauty and appearances are important to women and men in the Crescent City. To achieve optimal facial enhancements, contact New Orleans' own board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Parker Velargo, to schedule a consultation today. This powerful surgical improvement is for facial rejuvenation to reposition underlying tissues and smooth over skin, effectively erasing years from your appearance. The facelift delivers optimal results that have a long-lasting effect. To resolve loose and sagging skin beneath the jawline and chin, a Necklift can deliver an elegant appearance by eliminating the double chin or loose, turkey-neck skin.

read more › Drooping of the eyebrows is frequently one of the first signs of aging. This condition is often overlooked because most people are unaware of the problem and the degree of improvement its correction can provide. A brow lift or forehead lift is an anti-aging surgical procedure for the area above the eyes. The surgery lifts sagging eyebrows and reduces forehead wrinkles. A heavy eyebrow causes the upper lids to drop or descend until in the advanced stages, eyelid skin can touch or overlap the eyelashes.

read more › Patients who want to reverse the effects of aging without resorting to surgery are constantly seeking treatments that are safe but also bring results. Louisiana residents now have a ground-breaking, minimally-invasive procedure that is highly effective in restoring a youthful appearance. Nano-fat grafting involves removing fat from the patients body, filtering and emulsifying it, and delivering it to treatment areas that have lost volume and exhibit poor skin quality. This transfer is effective in reducing volume loss, under-eye bags, facial wrinkles and fine lines, among other cosmetic improvements.

read more › Buccal fat reduction (cheek fat removal) is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat from the cheek areas to provide a sculpted facial contour. The procedure effectively reduces chubby cheeks, which may be a result of weight gain or simply genetics. To learn more about cheek fat removal in New Orleans, please contact us online or call (504) 533-8848 today to schedule a consultation. This procedure includes removing or repositioning underlying fat pads in the cheek area. Refining of these pads is necessary if the cheeks are projected outwards giving the patient's face a chubby appearance.

read more › A growing number of patients are becoming interested in having larger, "poutier", more youthful lips. Dr. Velargo strives to accomplish your desires while maintaining a very natural look. Dr. Velargo performs lip enhancement utilizing four techniques: non-surgical lip augmentation with fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm, a surgical lip lift, a surgical lip advancement, or a surgical lip augmentation with SMAS grafting. Surgical lip enhancement is an outpatient procedure, Dr. Velargo will discuss options regarding anesthesia with you.

read more › When the chin is too small for the face, augmentation can often produce dramatic improvement in facial harmony. Very often it is necessary to recommend surgery for a receding chin either in connection with a rhinoplasty, facelift, cervicofacial liposuction, or as an isolated procedure. This is the case because Dr. Velargo does not consider the chin as an isolated structure but rather as an important harmonizing component of the face. During your consultation with Dr. Velargo, your chin will be analyzed to determine if augmentation should be considered.

read more › Individuals who need to tighten up facial skin but are not ready for a facelift may consider the minimally-invasive treatment, FaceTite. This procedure uses radiofrequency technology to deliver results often associated with a mini-facelift but without the incisions, sutures, or the risk of scarring. At New Orleans Premier Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, we offer this revolutionary treatment to rejuvenate skin tone and texture with only one treatment session. With FaceTite you can take years off your face and neck without downtime or discomfort.

read more › Cheek dimples, when smiling, have long been considered a "cute" and youthful characteristic in many cultures. They are naturally formed by a dehiscence (small defect) in a cheek muscle known as the buccinator muscle; however, not all people have this trait. Dimple creation surgery is performed in Dr. Velargo's clinic procedure room under local anesthetic. Dr. Velargo and his patient select the ideal place for the dimple prior to commencing the procedure. Next, Dr. Velargo creates a small controlled defect in the cheek muscle and sutures the soft tissue of the cheek into the defect using absorbable sutures in order to create the dimple.

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