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Dr. Darrell L. Henderson

Dr. Darrell L. Henderson has been practicing plastic surgery in Lafayette, Louisiana since 1969. In the same year, he became certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Mississippi, and obtained a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee Medical School in 1959. In 1960, he studied under one of the pioneers of plastic surgery, Dr. Mills, then went on to spend a one year fellowship with Dr. William Frackleton in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, associated with Marquette University. Dr. Frackleton was an early pioneer of hand surgery, having been selected by Franklin Roosevelt as one of eleven men to set up a specialty of hand surgery, and to treat hand injuries sustained during World War II.

Dr. Henderson not only does extensive and complex surgical procedures involving the hand and wrist, but also carries out congenital and pediatric plastic surgery, maxillofacial surgery, surgery of the head, neck and oral cavity, microvascular surgery, and cosmetic surgery. In 1976 he was one of the first surgeons in the United States to start using the carbon dioxide and Argon laser on skin lesions. Internationally renowned, he has lectured on the technique throughout the United States and in Australia, Russia, and Poland.

Dr. Henderson is a Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Diplomat of the American College of Forensic Examiners, as well as being an active member of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and many other national and regional societies. He has published medical articles in plastic surgery journals and authored chapters in plastic surgery books.

Dr. Henderson frequently serves as an expert witness in state and federal courts in Louisiana and many other states. He is respected and trusted by both plaintiff and defense lawyers and is considered one of the nation's leading reconstructive & plastic surgery experts.

In his leisure time Dr. Henderson pursues many hobbies, including competing internationally with his chariot horses. He takes part in combined driving events across the country, and has been "long listed" to represent the United States in this equestrian sport.


Plastic Surgery Associates offers plastic surgery and medi-spa in Lafayette, LA and surrounding areas.