Cynthia L. Mizgala MD

Metairie, LA, US
Cynthia L. Mizgala MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Cynthia L. Mizgala, MD FACS, is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery® and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Mizgala specializes in cosmetic surgery with special expertise in body contouring and breast surgery. Her intensive and diverse training in plastic surgery with advanced clinical training in breast surgery gives her the technical skills to perform accurate safe surgery.

As a woman, she has a special rapport with her patients and gives them honest advice about their interest in plastic surgery procedures. She is dedicated to the total care of the patient, beginning with detailed patient education followed by meticulous surgery and personal thorough post-operative care. Her aesthetic sense of balance and style guide her hands toward a beautiful and natural post-operative appearance.

With impeccable bedside manner, her warm sense of humor, and compassionate care, Dr. Mizgala continues to win the hearts of her patients year after year. Dr. Mizgala is unique in that she develops life-long relationships with her patients and their families. She looks forward to seeing her patients, again and again, helping them reach their aesthetic goals and making them smile along the way.

Practice Specialization

Arm Lift
Body Contouring
Botox
Breast Augmentation
Breast Implant Removal
Breast Lift
Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reduction
Buttock Lift with Augmentation
Chemical Peels, IPL, Fractional Laser Treatments
Coolsculpting
Dermabrasion
Dermal Fillers
Eyelid Surgery
Facelift
Full Body Lift
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Lip Augmentation / Enhancement
Liposuction
Male Breast Reduction
Microdermabrasion
Renuvion
Thigh Lift
Tummy Tuck

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons

Professional Background

Professional Appointments:
May 1, 2001 - Current
Private Practice
Tulane Lakeside Medical Office Building
4720 South I-10 Service Road, Suite 105
Metairie, LA 70001

June 2002 - Current
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
Louisiana State University

September 1, 1994 - Current
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
Tulane University

December 1995 - April 30, 2001
Section Head of Plastic &
Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Surgery
Ochsner Clinic

Medical Director
Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ochsner Clinic Plastic Surgery Suite

August 1993 - December 1995
Plastic Surgeon
Ochsner Clinic
Section of Plastic Surgery

Postgraduate Training:
January - March 1993
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship
Plastic Surgery Associates, PA
Thomas J. Baker, MD
Howard L. Gordon, MD
James M. Stuzin, MD
Miami, FL

July - December 1992
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship
Woodbridge Cosmetic Surgery Hospital
Scarborough General Hospital
Lloyd N. Carlsen, MD
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

January - June 1992
Breast Reconstruction Surgery Fellowship
Reconstructive Surgery Foundation
Atlanta Plastic Surgery, PA
St. Joseph's Hospital
Carl R. Hartrampf, Jr., MD
Atlanta, GA

October - December 1991
Clinical Fellowship
Division of Plastic Surgery
Toronto East General Hospital
Harold C. Hall, MD
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1986 - 1991
Plastic Surgery Residency
Department of Surgery
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1985 - 1986
Internal Medicine Internship
Royal Victoria Hospital
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Medical School:
1981 - 1985
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Faculty of Medicine
MD Hamber Gold Medal 1985

University:
1978 - 1981
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec
Faculty of Science
Honours Physiology
B.Sc. First Class Honours 1981

Publications and Presentations

Scientific Publications:
Mizgala CL, MacKenzie, KM. Breast Reduction Outcome Study. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 44(1):125-134, Feb. 2000.

GB, Mizgala CL: Giant Prosthetic Reinforcement of the Visceral Sac for TRAM Flap Donor Site Hernias. Perspectives in Plastic Surgery, Volume 10, No. 1, 1996.

Ferris LE, Mackinnon SE, Mizgala CL, McNeill I. Do Canadian Female Surgeons Feel Discriminated Against as Women? Can Med Assoc J, 154 (1):21-27, Jan. 1996.

Core GB, Mizgala CL, Bowen JC, Vasconez LO. Endoscopic Abdominoplasty with Repair of Diastasis Recti and Abdominal Wall Hernia. Clinic in Plastic Surgery, 22:707-721, 1995.

Ferris LF, Mackinnon SE, Walters BC, Mizgala CL, McNeill I. The quality of life of practicing Canadian women surgeons: Results of the population study. Journal of Women's Health, 95:87-96, Vol 4 No. 1,1995.

Mackinnon SE, Mizgala CL, Walters BC, Ferris LE, McNeill IY. Women Surgeons: Career and lifestyle comparisons among surgical subspecialties. Plast Reconstr. Surg, 95:321-329, 1995.

Mackinnon SE, Mizgala CL. Pregnancy and Plastic Surgery Residency. Plast Reconstr. Surg, 94:186-192, 1994.

Mizgala CL, Hartrampf CR, Bennett GK. Abdominal function after pedicled TRAM flap surgery. Clin Plast Surg, 21:255-272, 1994.

Mizgala CL, Hartrampf CR, Bennett GK. Assessment of the abdominal wall post pedicled TRAM flap surgery: Five to seven-year follow-up of 150 consecutive cases. Plast Reconstr Surg, 93:988-1002, 1994.

Mizgala CL, Mackinnon SE, Walters BC, Ferris LF, Knighton TK. Women who chose surgery: a plastic surgeon's perspective. Winner, essay category 1992 Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Scholarship contest.

Mizgala CL, Mackinnon SE, Walters BC, Ferris LF, McNeill I, Knighton T. Women surgeons: Results of the Canadian population study. Ann Surg, 218:37-46, 1993. Winner, Medal Prize in Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 1992.

McCabe SJ, Mizgala CL, Glickman L. The measurement of cold sensitivity of the hand. J Hand Surg, 16(6):1037-1040, 1991.

Wong NLM, Whiting SJ, Mizgala CL, Quamme GA. Electrolyte handling by the superficial nephron of the rabbit. Am J Physiol, 250:F590-F595, 1986.

Quamme GA, Mizgala CL, Whiting SJ, Wong NLM. Effect of intraluminal pH and dietary phosphate on phosphate transport in the proximal convoluted tubule. Am J Physiol, 249:F759-F768, 1985.

Mizgala CL, Quamme GA. Renal handling of phosphate. Physiological Reviews, 65(2):431-466, 1985

Whiting SJ, Quamme GA, Wong NLM, Mizgala CL. Renal handling of calcium in the rabbit. Kidney International, 21:142A, 1982. (abstract)

Scientific Presentations:
Mizgala, CL, Pinkernell K, Valine CM, Marker JD, Linder GT, Alt EU.
Comparison of Methods for Maximum Recovery of Potential Stem Cells
From Subcutaneous Fat Tissue

82nd Annual Meeting
American Association of Plastic Surgeons
Baltimore, Maryland, May 5, 2003.

Mizgala, CL.
Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

Annual Convention American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses
San Antonio, Texas, November 3, 2002.

Mizgala, CL.
Use of Tissue Expansion in Tuberous Breast Deformity

2001 Annual Scientific Meeting
Louisiana Society of Plastic Surgeons
St. Francisville, Louisiana, April 6, 2002.

Mizgala, CL.
Breast Reconstruction Options

25th Anniversary Annual Convention
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses
New Orleans, Louisiana, October 24, 1999.

Mizgala CL.
Breast Surgery

1999 Annual Scientific Meeting
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeonsPanel Discussion
Boca Raton, Florida, June 9, 1999.

Core GB, Graham, HD, Mizgala CL.
Long Term Effects of Endobrowlifting with a Permanent Plate Fixation System.

64th Annual Scientific Meeting
Southeastern Surgical Congress
Poster Session Abstracts
Tampa, Florida, February 6, 1996.

Mizgala CL, Semple JL, Bowen CV, Low DE.
"Flesh Eating" Group A Streptococcal Disease: Recognition and Management

64th Annual Scientific Meeting ASPRS, PSEF, ASMS
Montreal, Canada, October 8, 1995.

Mizgala CL, Hartrampf CR, Bennett GK.
Long term effects of pedicled TRAM flap surgery on the abdominal wall.

10th Annual Breast Surgery Symposium
Atlanta, GA, January 22, 1994.

Mizgala CL, Mackinnon SE, Walters BC, Ferris LF, Knighton TK.
Women who chose surgery: A plastic surgeon's perspective.

61st Annual Scientific Meeting ASPRS, PSEF, ASMS
Washington, DC, September 23, 1992.
Winner PSEF Essay Award 1992.

Mizgala CL, Hartrampf CR, Bennett GK.
Assessment of the abdominal wall post pedicled TRAM flap surgery: Five + year follow-up of 150 consecutive cases.

61st Annual Scientific Meeting ASPRS, PSEF, ASMS
Washington, DC, September 21, 1992.

Mizgala CL.
Women surgeons: Results of the Canadian population study.

61st Annual Meeting of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, September 12, 1992.
Royal College Medalist in Surgery Lecture.

Mizgala CL, Bowen CV, Semple JL, Low DE.
Streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis with toxic shock-like syndrome.

9th Combined Meeting of the Orthopaedic Associations of the English Speaking World
Toronto, Ontario, June 21-26, 1992 (poster).

Mizgala CL, Semple JL, Bowen CV, Low DE.
The resurgence of hemolytic streptococcal gangrene of the upper extremity in association with toxic shock-like syndrome.

9th Annual Residents and Fellows Hand Surgery Conference (ASSH)
Orlando, Florida, October 1, 1991.

Mizgala CL, Mackinnon SE, Glickman LT.
Painful supraorbital perineurioma.

45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
Whistler, British Columbia, June 29, 1991.

Mizgala CL, Hall HC, DaCamara P.
Invasive nonneoplastic nodular ulcer of left upper arm: A case report.

45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
Whistler, British Columbia, June 27, 1991.

Mizgala CL, Martin RD.
Postoperative lymphocele of the groin: A case report.

45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
Whistler, British Columbia, June 27, 1991.

Mizgala CL, Mackinnon SE, Walters BC, Ferris L.
Women in plastic surgery.

45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
Whistler, British Columbia, June 26, 1991.

Mizgala CL, Semple JL, Bowen CV, Low DE.
Streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis with toxic shock like syndrome.

45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
Whistler, British Columbia, June 26, 1991.

Mizgala CL, Mackinnon SE, Walters BC, Ferris LF, McNeill I, Knighton T.
Women in surgery.

University of Toronto Plastic Surgery Resident Research Day
Toronto, Ontario, May 31, 1991.
Winner of award for best presentation.

McCabe SJ, Mizgala CL
The measurement of cold sensitivity.

6th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
Toronto, Ontario, September 21-23, 1990 (poster).

Mizgala CL, McCabe SJ
Coldquest: The measurement of cold sensitivity in the hand.

University of Toronto Plastic Surgery Resident Research Day
Toronto, Ontario, June 1, 1990.

CL, Lindsay WK, Thomson HG, Zuker RM, Clarke HM.
Management of peripheral tissue necrosis in meningococcal septicemia.

43rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
Edmonton, Alberta, June 2, 1989.
Winner of F.M. Woolhouse Award for best Resident Clinical Presentation

Awards & Honors

2013-2015
Voted a Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.

2012
Voted a Top Plastic Surgeon by U.S. News & World Reports.

2004
Voted a Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery by The Best Doctors In America.

1992
Medal Prize in Surgery, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Essay Scholarship Award, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation

1991
Award, Best Resident Research Presentation, University of Toronto Plastic Surgery Resident Research Day, Toronto, May 31, 1991

1989
F.M. Woolhouse Award, Best Resident Clinical Presentation, Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, 43rd Annual Meeting, Edmonton, June 1989

1985
Hamber Gold Medal, Highest Cumulative Standing in Medical School, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada University Scholarship, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

1984
Attending Staff Prize, Vancouver General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry Dr. A.E. Trites Memorial Scholarship Louis Lipsey Toohill Scholarship

1983
Ronald S. Toban Memorial Scholarship for Highest Average in Clinical Medicine Vancouver General Hospital Psychiatry Prize

1982
Women's Canadian Club of Vancouver Scholarship in Medicine University Scholarship, University of British Columbia Louis Lipsey Toohill Scholarship

1981
University Scholar, McGill University J.W. McConnell Entrance Award, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University (declined)

1980
Faculty Scholar, McGill University

1979
University Scholar, McGill University

1978
Dean's List, Marianopolis College

Research Grants and Scholarships:

Breast Implant Research
1995
Michigan Breast Reconstruction Outcome Study
University of Michigan
in association with Ed Wilkins, MD, Randy Roth, Ph.D.,
Richard Lichenstein, Ph.D., John W. Thomas, Ph.D,
Julie Lowery, Ph.D.

1996
Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc.
in association with Jack Waxman, MD, and Gary F. Michell, M.S.

Survey of Women in Surgery
1991
Detweiler Clinical Traineeship
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

1991
Associated Medical Services, Inc.
in association with B.C. Walters, MD, and S.E. Mackinnon, MD

1991
Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine
in association with B.C. Walters, MD, and S.E. Mackinnon, MD

Renal Physiology
May-August 1983
Medical Research Council
Summer Research Scholarship in Medicine

May-August 1982
Medical Research Council
Summer Research Scholarship in Medicine

May-August 1981
Kidney Foundation of Canada
Student Summer Research Fellowship

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

East Jefferson General Hospital
Tulane-Lakeside Hospital
Doctor's Hospital of Jefferson

Society Memberships

1994 - Current
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member

1996 - Current
Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery
Member

1997 - Current
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Member

1998 - Current
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Member

2002 - Current
American Association of Plastic Surgeons
Member

2003 - Current
ASPS/PSEF Woman Plastic Surgeons Committee
Member

2005
Louisiana Society of Plastic Surgeons
President

2003 - 2005
Louisiana Society of Plastic Surgeons
Vice President

2001 - 2003
Louisiana Society of Plastic Surgeons
Secretary-Treasurer

1995 - 1996
Orleans Parish Medical Society
Governor

1996 - Current
New Orleans Surgical Society
Member

2002 - Current
Jefferson Parish Medical Society
Member

1993 - 1997
Orleans Parish Medical Society
Member

1994 - 2000
Louisiana Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Member

Your Consultation

Dr. Mizgala will put you at ease at the initial consultation. She will give you honest advice as to what can be improved and what to expect before, during and after surgery. Her dedicated and caring staff will pamper you every step of your way towards your new improved self.

Staff & Facilities

Skin Care Products

ZO SkinHealth, ZO Medical, Image, TanTowels

Languages Spoken

English, French

Payment Options

Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, AMEX, Discover, Care Credit Financing

Cynthia L. Mizgala MD

4720 S I-10 Service Rd W, #105,
Metairie, LA, UNITED STATES,
70001

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