The New Orleans plastic surgeon is honored as a Top Social Influencer in Cosmetic Surgery

New Orleans, Louisiana — May 4, 2016
Dr. Parker Velargo, a facial plastic surgeon and cofounder of New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, has been chosen as one of the 500 doctors in the country to receive the prestigious RealSelf 500 Award. RealSelf reviewed more than 13,000 board certified specialists all over the country, assessing each one according to his/her commitment to providing professional advice and valuable information within the community. RealSelf is a leading online community dedicated to helping people make informed decisions in elective cosmetic procedures.

1 in 4 American shares their health experiences on popular social media channels. The medical professionals chosen in the 2015 RealSelf 500 Award are honored for having an outstanding record of consumer feedback, providing credible, valuable insights in response to questions related to elective plastic treatments, plastic surgery, dentistry and more.

“In 2015, these 500 doctors collectively impacted tens of millions of consumers, with nearly 30% of our total doctor content posted by this relatively small group,” said Tom Seery, RealSelf founder and CEO. “When I started RealSelf, many doctors questioned why they should ‘give away’ their expertise ‘for free’ on the web. Now, eight years later — and with over one million doctor answers on our platform — we are proud of the standard this select group has set. They're leading the way by empowering millions of consumers to gain access to the information they need to make smart and confident health and beauty decisions.”

Dr. Velargo specializes in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, nose, eyelids, ears, and neck. In addition, Dr. Velargo has extensive experience in non-surgical treatments of the face and neck, including injectables, laser therapy, and non-surgical ear reshaping in infants. Apart from being one of the leading plastic surgeons in New Orleans, Dr. Velargo is an accomplished author who wrote multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.

As a firm believer that being a facial plastic surgeon is more than just surgery, Dr. Velargo seeks to educate potential patients to help them make an informed decision about health and beauty. Dr. Velargo understands the importance of information sharing online. He loves interacting with RealSelf members, answering questions and providing valuable resources for potential patients.

Each month, thousands of RealSelf users ask questions about facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Velargo answered more than 500 questions from RealSelf users and continuously offers expert advice to those who need it. In addition, Dr. Velargo maintains a patient rating of 5-stars in RealSelf reviews. For more information on the Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, please visit

About the New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery
At the New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, they are sincere and passionate about exceeding the needs of their patients. Their objective is not only to provide excellence in their surgical and non-surgical procedures, but also to establish meaningful relationships with their patients. Their mission is to provide their patients with superior care and five-star service. Their goal is to be the destination for aesthetics and plastic surgery in the New Orleans area. While Dr. Hendrick focuses on general plastic and reconstructive surgery and Dr. Velargo focuses on facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, both doctors are dedicated to helping patients feel better about themselves by producing natural results through plastic surgery.

For addtional information on the New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Russell Hendrick or Dr. Parker Velargo, please visit  or call (504) 533-8848.

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New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery
Location: 2633 Napoleon Ave, Ste. 920, New Orleans, LA 70115