Dr. Stephen Metzinger

Plastic Surgery
Metairie, LA
37 years experience male

Locations

Office

Metairie, LA

Address

3223 8th Street, Suite 200, Metairie, LA
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: 830am - 930am
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Fax

5043094853

Insurances accepted

Medicare

About

Bio

<h2>Dr. Stephen Eric Metzinger M.D., F.A.C.S. </h2> Stephen Eric Metzinger, M.D., 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 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 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.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Plastic Surgery

Aesthetic Medicine

Breast Surgery

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

82 Answers
61 Agrees
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Blepharoptosis: Without pictures it is difficult to answer but what you are describing could be dermatochalasis or blepharochalasis with ptosis. Please see a board ce ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Laryngeal Fracture: The answer is yes. These injuries fall under the spectrum of laryngeal fractures. You can have airway issues as well as pain and swelling. It is rare ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
White yellow Spot: Could be a pustule. May be bacterial pharyngitis or tonsillitis . Follow up with primary care or Otolaryngology.
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Testimonials
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Dec 16, 2012
I would 150% recommend Dr Metzinger! I had breast aug/lift &minor lipo under the arm pit. We spoke for about 20 min and he was wonderful he took his time explaining to me & didnt make me feel like jus...Read More
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Dec 16, 2012
I had a facelift with fat grafting and look 15 years younger. The recovery was a snap and Dr. Metzinger and his staff could not have been nicer. The HOSC surgery center was very nice and clean. My exp...Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Metzinger is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
Graduated 1987MD

Medical/Graduate school

Tulane University
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Residency

Carraway Methodist Medical Center

Residency

Carraway Methodist Medical Center

Residency

LSU Health Sciences Center -New Orleans

Awards

John Staige Davis Resident Research Award
James Barrett Brown(co-author)
US News & World Report Top Doctor 2012

Affiliations

American Burn Association
American Head and Neck Society
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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