J. Kevin Duplechain, MD
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J. Kevin Duplechain, MD
Lafayette, LA


Description of the Program:

The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Certified Fellowship in Lafayette, Louisiana is led by fellowship director Dr. J. Kevin Duplechain. Fellows will gain experience in Dr. Duplechain’s practice, which encompasses all aspects of general cosmetic surgery training, including facelift, rhinoplasty, brow and eyelid rejuvenation, otoplasty, breast and body contouring/lifting, facial and body fat grafting, hair restoration, and non-invasive rejuvenation techniques including injectables, lasers and various skin tightening devices.

The fellowship is designed to educate and prepare qualified surgeons for successful practice in cosmetic surgery. The program is extremely hands-on, and fellows will actively participate in all aspects of patient care, from consultation to surgery to final post-operative care visits.  

The fellowship is located in an AAAHC accredited office surgical suite on a medical campus in the heart of Lafayette. Fellows will have access to a variety of minimally invasive devices and lasers, as well as a large volume injector practice.

 A typical weekly schedule consists of 2 clinic days and 3 operative days. Caseload is 1000-1200 annually.

Completion of this AACS accredited fellowship may allow the fellow to be eligible to sit the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery examinations and become ABCS board certified.


Participation in clinical research is encouraged and supported. Per the AACS Fellowship Guidelines, a publishable quality paper is to be submitted at the end of the clinical year. Opportunities are available to publish on cosmetic surgery, injectable fillers and minimally invasive devices. On request, fellows can dedicate time on clinic days to complete research projects. Depending on the need for office coverage, fellows are able to attend conferences to present their research.


Clinical appointments at LSU Medical School and Tulane University Medical School may be available with the opportunity for a stipend if a teaching position is granted. This position is currently only available for Otolaryngology trained fellows.

Call Responsibilities:

The fellow will take call for Dr. Duplechain’s private practice on weekdays and on average will receive 1-2 calls for advice after hours per week. The practice nursing staff take primary call on weekends and the fellow takes backup call on weekends. The practice call schedule is very flexible.

Operating Privileges/Affiliations:

  • The Aesthetic Medicine & Laser Center Lafayette, Lafayette
  • Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital, Lafayette
  • Lafayette General Hospital, Lafayette
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Lafayette
  • University Hospital and Clinics, Lafayette (If trained in Otolaryngology)

Prerequisites for Fellows:

The fellow must qualify for fellowship per the AACS Fellowship Guidelines. The candidate must be eligible, and able, to obtain an unrestricted Louisiana medical license and meet the 1-year uninterrupted requirements of the AACS fellowship. Physicians who apply should possess a high moral and ethical character, and if selected, will receive training well-suited for a cosmetic surgery practice.

Licensing Requirement: 

Louisiana State Medical License, DEA, BLS/ACLS Certification

About Dr. Duplechain:

J. Kevin Duplechain, MD, FACS is a cosmetic surgeon who performs over 1000 procedures annually from his practice in Lafayette, Louisiana. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery. Dr. Duplechain’s practice focuses on facial and body rejuvenation. Dr. Duplechain is co-founder and owner of Laser Skin Care of Louisiana, where the latest techniques in skin rejuvenation are practiced. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and also serves as the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Secretary for the 2019-2020 Board of Trustees.


Applications are currently being sought for the 2021 fellowship year. The duration of the fellowship is one year, beginning in July. The AACS fellowship match program will be utilized in selecting a fellow. The AACS fellowship match deadline is February 15, 2020. Dr. Duplechain invites all interested and qualified applicants to consider applying for his fellowship. Email: jkdmd@drduplechain.com


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