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Dr. Stephen Metzinger

Plastic Surgery
Metairie, LA
39 years experience male

Locations

Office

Metairie, LA

Address

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

My office hours

Wednesday: 830am - 430pm
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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

58 Answers
38 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Only for your parent: Only for your parents. Take the child to the pediatrician if this is really a problem. Please don't tell him he could go blind.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
'Squirting': Female ejaculation per se. Although when the fluid is analyzed it is urine.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Mole on arm: Please be evaluated by dermatology asap. It may be nothing but only a histopathologic diagnosis will tell for sure. Good luck!
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Melanin incontinence: Dear goose69798: I am not familiar with that term. I would encourage you to follow up with the physician who did the biopsy. If that does not help req... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Swollen gland: Impossible to say without physical examination but could be a jugulodiagastric lymph node. Please follow up with ENT doctor asap.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Breast mass: Yes! you should be evaluated by your physician and if a mass is present sent for mammography/ultrasound asap.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Brow Recluse: No antivenom-yet. There is treatment. Dapsone(an old leprosy drug) is useful. If the bite is already necrotic then debridement and wound care may be n... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Puffy eyes: Thyroid disease can cause under eye puffiness. So can a multitude of other things ranging from allergy to heredity. Do yourself a favor and get evalua... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Alcohol after OR: I believe it is best not to consume alcohol 2 weeks before surgery to two weeks after surgery. Alcohol can be a potent platelet inhibitor and it can i... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Lymph nodes: Not always. Imaging studies like ct scan or MRI often find enlarged lymph nodes that are not palpable.
A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Tummy Tuck Recovery: Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty recovery can vary based on the size of the incision, the type of muscle plication and the amount of liposuction done with... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
hair stuck in throat: Doubtful- you need to see a board certified otolaryngologist if you have a feeling of difficulty swallowing.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Fat Grafting: Yes. There are however some risks, raging from asymmetry to oil cysts. Please review this article then consult with a board certified plastic surgeon.... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Sore scalp vertex: Dear member012: this could be referred pain from the sphenoid sinus. This could be related to sinusitis or allergy. I would consult with a board... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Foot Amputation: The answer is forever. You must constantly and vigilantly protect your stump. Healing usually takes one year.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Alopecia(Hair loss): First get a good physical exam to make sure there is no metabolic reason for hair loss. Second consult Hair specialist and consider topical (Minoxidil... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Forehead acne: You can get "zits" in your scalp but it is more common on the forehead near the hairline for several reasons. One is thinness of forehead skin compare... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Cellulite: Dear NonameP: Cellulite may not be related to weight loss but muscle tightness and skin turgor. Please eat a healthy diet and consult a dietitian if n... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Snoring: Dear Judith466: This could be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea. Your son should be evaluate by an otolaryngologist(ENT) for tonsil and adenoid ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Lymph node: While it is most likely benign or reactive if it persists please have a thorough head and neck exam by a board certified otolaryngologist (ENT).
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
White yellow Spot: Could be a pustule. May be bacterial pharyngitis or tonsillitis . Follow up with primary care or Otolaryngology.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Abdominal wall laxit: Dear Amanda102: This could represent a ventral hernia, rectus diastasis or abdominal wall laxity or a combination of all three. Please visit a bo... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
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 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Spider bite: Please be evaluated by primary care, dermatology or the ER. If it is a wound healing issue see plastic surgery and possibly Infectious Disease. Drug o... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Tetanus shot: Almost everyone. You should have had a DPT shot as a child-the "T" is for tetanus. You require a booster every 10 years unless it is a really severe c... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Gynecomastia: Dear doilphin8430: if you are overweight or not excess fat in the chest could be gynecomastia. The best way to evaluate is to see a board certified pl... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Mederma: Yes unless you are allergic to onions.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Septoplasty: Depends? Need to check for eustachian tube dysfunction. Some times post op swelling can cause trouble. Ask your surgeon to be safe.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Mederma: Yes it is safe as long as you do not have an allergy to onions. It can be used for stretchmarks during pregnancy. Out of an abundance of caution do no... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Laser Treatment: Dear Matthew1: Either a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist would be fine. Make sure whoever you chose has experience with acne treatment and is a ASLM... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Seek medical care: You need to seee a doctor- i would recommend a plastic surgeon. You may need treatment for rabies and at least a tetanus shot and antibiotics. Seek me... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Dapsone: Drug of choice for brown recluse spider bite is dapsone. It is a drug used to treat leprosy. Doxycycline is effective for common skin bugs.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Female alopecia: You should see a hair replacement specialist. Treatments can include drugs, topicals, nutritional supplements and/or surgery. I would recommend seein... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Painfulll scar: The plastic surgeon will evaluate the scar for hypertrophy, keloid or the possibility of neuroma. If it is a neuroma than revision surgery may be indi... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Chronic Sinusitis: You need to be evaluated by and otolaryngologist/head & neck surgeon, preferably someone with a subspecialty interest in sinus disease.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Horseness: If you are having difficulty breathing you need to go to and emergency room now or call 911. If it is just hoarseness you need to see a ear nose and t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Facial scaring: Dear cat85764: scar treatment is usually multiple modalities ranging from intralesional steroid injection to laser treatment. Depending on type of sca... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Rosacea: Yes. However currently there is no cure only treatment. Light therapy or laser can help, as well as metrogel(flagyl) preparations. Please consult a de... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Cellulite Thighs: Dear puma2334: there is no quick/easy answer. Diet, exercise, and massage are a good start. Consider vela-shape and eventually ultherapy. If still per... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Facial aging: Dear penquin62012: there are several skin care systems(obagi, dermalogica, skin medica, vivite) that all help. Find what works best for you. After tha... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
HSV1, HPV, HSV2: Yes. If suspicious get tested. Do the right thing.
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Sore throat: Sounds like pharyngitis or tonsilitis. You should see a board certified otolaryngologist. Sounds like a possible "strep throat". You need to be evalua... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Brazillian Butt Lift: Dear panda72136: depends on several variables: age, skin turgor, genetics, volume removed, harvesting technique, post-op compliance and surgeon skill.... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
18 month old: Please follow up with your pediatrician as soon as possible. Even if it is not diabetes it is unusual and should be addressed.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Sinus/Vertigo issue: Dear KaryW: You may be suffering from an ear infection, eustachian tube dysfuntion, sinusitis or all of the above. Your best bet is a complete ex... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Ignore: Excision, Injection with Kenalog/5-FU, Laser, Repeat.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Possible Hematoma: It may not. Please follow up with your doctor to see if imaging is indicated and a thorough neurologic examination.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Spider bites: In my opinion "Yes". Both bites can lead to trouble. He should seek medical attention immediately. Hope this helps.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Lipo vs Tummy tuck: Dear beani: liposuction is a less invasive procedure used to remove fat with vacuum suction, cannulas and small incisions. It does nothing for underly... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Gallbladder issues: Dear Matthew 1: I recommend you follow-up with a board certified general surgeon as soon as possible. If your symptoms are severe please go to ... Read More

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HealthTap member
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
HealthTap member
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
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Metzinger is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My sinuses are super bad with pregnancy thank you.
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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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