New Orleans Facial Plastic Surgeon
2633 Napoleon Ave., Ste. 920
New Orleans, Louisiana 70115 US
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5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, Septoplasty, Chin Augmentation, Lip Injections - New Orleans, LA

Dr. Velargo takes great pride in his work and his whole staff goes out of their way for their patients. I loved my nose and chin so much I went ahead and got lip injections also. I feel more confident than ever and would recommend Dr. Velargo to everyone. I could not have asked for a better experience.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Dr. Parker Velargo, Thank You for the Improved Me! - New Orleans, LA

Dr. Parker velargo is very professional, honest, meticulous, and a wonderful human being. I trust him completely and I am very happy with my procedure.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

66 Years Old, I Can't Believe my Results, Dr. Velargo is a Miracle Worker - New Orleans, LA

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Velargo. He actually spends the time to talk with you about everything and anything. I think I spent 2 hours with him a few days before surgery going over all of my questions and the details of what was to come. He gave me his cell phone and email and communicated with me every night to check on me. I have never had a doctor do that! He saw me in is clinic almost every day for the first week (even on a Saturday). His nurse, Mandy, was great too. She made sure that I was well taken care of and scheduled my appointments at times where I didn't have to expose myself to other patients. Dr. Velargo is a perfectionist -- when he saw a couple spots that weren't healing quite right, he was right on top of it, injecting things or putting a few "fine tuning" stitches in place. My hair stylist told me that I was her only client who has had a facelift that she can't find the scars, and I believe her. I don't see how I could have gotten better care or a better surgeon or better results -- I sincerely don't! If you are in New Orleans and think you want a face lift, Dr. Velargo is the new Calvin Johnson. Go meet him!

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

New Orleans Mom Would Recommend Dr. Velargo to Everyone !

Dr. Velargo was so kind and caring during my procedure. I was so nervous and he made sure that I was fine every step of the way. I have NEVER met a doctor I would recommend more.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

New Leash on Life and Lovin It!!!! - Gulf Shores, AL

ABSOLUTELY THE BEST, IN MY OPINION! Getting my appointments was fast and easy and my wait time was very short. Dr.Velargo and his staff were so comforting and thorough. He explained everything to me in a manner that was easy for me to understand and his bedside manner is impeccable. My procedures went as smooth as possible and the staff was fabulous. Dr.Velargo was very adamant about checking in with me doing during the healing process to ensure that I was healing properly. Overall, I am very pleased with my results and so glad that I made the trusting decision to use Dr.Velargo and his team!

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

The Face I'm Proud to Put Forward in Public - Gulf Shores, AL

Dr. Velargo and the entire staff made me feel as though I was their only and most valued patient. So, thank you, Dr. Velargo, for giving me the face I can enjoy looking at in the mirror; the face I'm proud to put forward in public.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Awesome Experience - Gulf Shores, AL

I highly recommend Dr. Velargo to anyone who is considering facial cosmetic treatments or surgery. My entire experience from consultation to surgery and post-op was truly amazing. Dr. Velargo is a fantastic facial cosmetic surgeon and very approachable. He was thorough in answering my questions and informing me on what to expect and made me feel comfortable throughout my process. I am now 4...

5 out of 5 stars Laser Resurfacing

Note of Thanks! - New Orleans, LA

I just love my new look! Dr. Velargo has the most soothing voice I've ever heard. I had laser resurfacing to reduce lines, wrinkles and acne scars. My nerves were on edge when it was time for my procedure. However, with a simple "Hello" from Dr. Velargo, I was calm. Throughout the entire procedure he spoke to me . I felt very relaxed. I just adore his bedside manner. He checked on my healing for days on end, always asking me if I had any questions. He is a wonderful surgeon and I will definitely use him throughout my aging. Thanks again, Allison Wilbur

5 out of 5 stars Botox

56 Year Old Grandmother. - New Orleans, LA

Dr. Velargo was extremely thorough, professional and caring. He took unhurried time to listen to my concerns and offer suggestions. He performed the Botox procedure with care and patience. The doctor's post procedure care, instructions and follow-up was excellent. I also had a filler procedure. Dr. Velargo placed Xeomin between my brows and in my crow's feet. He also put Voluma in my cheeks and Juvederm in my lines around my mouth. I would highly recommend Dr. Velargo to anyone who is considering these types of procedures. I know he will be my doctor for life.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

66 Years Old Wanting to Match Outside Appearance with Inside - Gulf Shores, AL

Dr. Velargo changed my life! Now I feel great, I'm happy, I'm not depressed, I don't want to stay home anymore, I sleep six or seven hours per night, and I am ready to go! It is hard for me to put into words the difference that this made in my life! I would like to say to anyone that is feeling the way I felt, that you are only here once, so if you don't think what you see in the mirror is who you really are on the inside, then see Dr. Velargo

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Personal Statement

I am a board certified physician specializing in plastic surgery of the face and neck. I have a particular interest in injectables, aging face surgery, and rhinoplasty. I treat every patient on a personal level. There is no greater joy to me than seeing a patient with a fantastic outcome.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

Consultation Fee

Free. Consultation is complimentary for all RealSelf patients

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf TOP 100, 2016
RealSelf TOP 500, 2015
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Velargo has hospital affiliations at Ochsner Baptist, Touro Infirmary, Children's Hospital of New Orleans.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Louisiana State University School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Fellowship: American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, with Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough, Alabama
    Residency: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Treatments offered at New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery

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How much OR how many syringes of Juvederm will I need to get full lips like Kylie jenner? (photos)

You have beautiful lips. However, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Personally, I would not inject more than one syringe of Juvederm or... READ MORE

Which would you recommend; Fraxel vs. CO2 laser resurfacing of face?

The answer really depends on your skin condition and what you are looking to accomplish. A fraxel or fractionated CO2 simply means that some tiny... READ MORE

What should I expect in the days following Juvederm Smile? Which 'Arnica' product should I buy?

Swelling is definitely an expected side effect. Give it a 1-2 weeks before you see a stable outcome.  Please watch my video for more details on lip f... READ MORE

I just had a consultation with the RN who does the injections, She said only full facelift would help. Is this possible?

I'm sorry to hear you are feeling down about this. I would suggest consulting with a facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon for an evaluation in... READ MORE

Why has this happened after juvaderm lip fillers? (Photos)

It doesn't act like a bruise because it is not one. Your doctor did the right thing in recognizing this as a blood vessel occlusion event and ... READ MORE

Had lift & liposuction of neck and chin March 18, 2016. Should I get a second opinion on aftercare? (Photos)

I'm sorry to see that you have suffered from this very rare complication following a face lift -- skin necrosis (death) in front of the ear.  This ... READ MORE

How long does it take to see results from having Juvederm Voluma injected in your temples?

Voluma results are evident immediately following the injection.  The results continue to improve and show refinement over the next couple weeks. ... READ MORE

Is breathing through one nostril bad? ( is it curable?)

It is normal to breathe predominately out of one side then the other in what is called "the nasal cycle". Difficulty in breathing out of one side may... READ MORE

Pouches in the corner of the upper eye lid. Treatment options? (Photo)

Your photos demonstrate the issue at hand perfectly. The "pouches" are actually small collections of fat that used to live further back in the eye... READ MORE

Neck pleating, chin is a mess, 4 months after neck lift. (photos)

While you will see some improvement with time, your outcome looks like you will require a revision procedure for optimal results. It appears you only... READ MORE

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Earlobe Gauge Reconstruction Surgery (GRAPHIC)

Dr. Velargo, a New Orleans Facial Plastic Surgeon, discusses how the earlobe gauge deformity is repaired. WATCH VIDEO

5 Things You Need to Know About Lip Augmentation

Dr. Parker Velargo explains his approach to using injectable fillers for lip augmentation, as well as what you should expect during and after treatment. WATCH VIDEO

How Young is too Young for Botox?

Dr. Parker Velargo discusses how the age you are when you receive Botox impacts whether the injections are more of a preventative measure for wrinkles or a treatment for them. WATCH VIDEO

Should I Have an Open or Closed Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Parker Velargo discusses what the differences are between an open and closed rhinoplasty as well as when he choses to perform one verses the other. WATCH VIDEO

Preparing for Your Facelift

Dr. Parker A. Velargo, discusses a few practical ways in which you can prepare for your upcoming facelift. WATCH VIDEO

Should I get Kybella or a Neck Lift?

Dr. Parker A. Velargo discusses candidacy for Kybella and neck lifts, and how they differ. WATCH VIDEO

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.