Exceptional Care, Exceptional Results at Aesthetic Surgical Associates
Stephen Metzinger, MD, MSPH, FACS is a native New Orleanian with three decades of experience in cosmetic plastic surgery. In 1996, Dr. Metzinger opened the doors to Aesthetic Surgical Associates in Metairie. He is the only triple board-certified plastic surgeon in Louisiana, with certifications in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Aesthetic Surgical Associates offers facial plastic surgery, breast augmentation and body contouring along with state-of-the-art procedures for rejuvenation and enhancement. There’s a wide range of both non-invasive and traditional options available to achieve beautiful results for all patients. “Our top priorities are our patients’ safety and satisfaction,” says Dr. Metzinger.
Culture of Safety
“We are a safety-first practice and we’re serious about what we do, from the smallest procedure to the largest,” says Dr. Metzinger. He recommends that anyone who is considering undergoing a procedure research the following:
- Is the surgeon an ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialist) board-certified plastic surgeon?
- Does the surgeon participate in the Maintenance of Certification Program and is the surgeon currently certified?
- Is the surgeon a member of the American College of Surgeons?
- Does the surgeon have hospital privileges for the procedure that you are considering?
- Is the surgeon doing things in a safe and effective manner, using an accredited facility with a board-certified anesthesiologist and are they only doing things that are truly within their scope of practice?
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.
During a consultation, Dr. Metzinger and his staff will thoroughly review patient history and perform a physical exam. Medical photographs are taken so they can be studied and also to document the preoperative state of the condition. In some cases, imaging may be required, along with the use of diagrams and drawings to help the patient understand the procedure. “We discuss in great detail the risks, benefits, potential complications, alternative treatments and imponderables for every single case,” says Dr. Metzinger. A lot of time is spent discussing any concerns a patient may have and making sure that all patient questions are answered, leaving no stone unturned. Patients are encouraged to bring photographs of what they are wanting to achieve to their consultation.
Patients can expect the consultation to last about an hour and often leave without the reservations and anxiety they may have been feeling. They now have a better understanding of the procedure and all their concerns have been adequately addressed by a caring and compassionate staff.
Aesthetic Surgical Associates offers Geneveve, which is an innovative non-surgical treatment for vaginal laxity, which is a common condition that occurs when collagen weakens, causing your vaginal tissue to lose strength, shape and tightness. The condition is typically caused by childbirth, lifestyle, genetics and aging. The procedure requires no downtime and no anesthesia. It has been clinically proven to safely rejuvenate the vaginal area, increasing muscle tightness and lubrication, which greatly improves sexual satisfaction. Geneveve also treats incontinence.
Geneveve uses cryogen-cooled monopolar radiofrequency to stimulate collagen production throughout the vaginal wall. This method is much more controlled than laser treatments. The procedure consists of one 30-minute session. The results can last 12 months and beyond. “It’s a great technology. There’s no pain, it’s private and the procedure is done by a female technician,” advises Dr. Metzinger.
Aesthetic Surgical Associates also offers all the traditional surgical treatments for vaginal rejuvenation, but Dr. Metzinger says not every patient needs those invasive procedures and this is a great option for them.
“I believe the best part of my practice is my staff, they are OUTSTANDING!” – Dr. Stephen Metzinger
Photo Caption: Left to right - Katelynn Barlow, Medical Receptionist; Rhonda Abadie, Certified Surgical Assistant; Liana Drouilhet, Chief Operating Officer; Chantel Babin, Aesthetic Director; Kimberly Perdomo, Medical Receptionist
Enhance Your Natural Beauty
Aesthetic Surgical Associates offers a warm, safe, engaging environment and the latest technology, which produces exceptional results. “We provide the highest standard of care that we can possibly provide,” says Dr. Metzinger.
For more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Metzinger, please call 504-309-7061 or visit aestheticsurgical.com.