J. Kevin Duplechain, MD, FACS, FAACS
Private Practice, Lafayette, LA
J. Kevin Duplechain, MD is a is a diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery, the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and a fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine, the American Head and Neck Society, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery. He is the current Vice President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and has served as president of the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation, Secretary of American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and served as the Chair for the ASCLS. He also served on the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery including service on the executive committee as secretary and treasurer. During his tenure on the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery he instituted the "Campaign of 100", a fundraising campaign which has raised over 1 million dollars. The campaign's primary function is to promote public awareness in the safe practice of cosmetic surgery. He is a cosmetic surgeon who practices in Lafayette, Louisiana and serves as an adjunct instructor for the Department of Otolaryngology, division of Facial Plastic Surgery at Tulane University in New Orleans. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in biochemistry and received his Medical Degree from LSU- New Orleans. Dr. Duplechain’s practice is focused on aesthetic surgery of the face and body, and laser medicine. Dr. Duplechain is the co-founder and managing partner of Laser Skin Care of Louisiana. He has published many peer-reviewed articles and authored several chapters in textbooks. He has been chosen as one of the Best Doctors in America by his peers for over 20 consecutive years and has been voted one of the Top Doctors in Louisiana as well.
Take Home Message
Recognition and proper treatment of the "parenthesis deformity" or cephalic orientation of the lower lateral cartilages is an important concept and treatment option in rhinoplasty. Proper diagnosis, and surgical treatment options will be discussed.