Dr. Bradley Chastant, MD, FACS, board-certified facial plastic surgeon and native of Lafayette, has deep roots in the Acadiana medical profession. His father is Dr. Harold Chastant, his late mother was a nurse, son's Bradley Chastant, II and Ryan Chastant are both doctors and his daughter Danielle is an RN who teaches at UL. In 1988, Dr. Chastant founded Acadian Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery Center located in the Oil Center area of Lafayette. He also teaches at LSU.

Dr. Bradley Chastant is the best of the best. He's one of those tell it like it is kind of guys who continues to be motivated by the spirit of his patients. His bedside manner is second to known. Helping people is in his DNA. In addition, Chastant is kind, caring and compassionate but he's also funny. He's not boring or stiff like some doctors.

During a recent visit, I notice a picture of Elvis Presley in a plastic sleeve, not on the wall, but on the counter by the sick in one of the waiting rooms. Being a fan of "The King" the somewhat hidden picture certainly piqued my interest.

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When Dr. Chastant came into the room with his lovely nurse Natalie, we spoke for a while and then I dropped the question, "Why is there a picture of Elvis in here?" He said,

Elvis has the perfect example of lips for my female patients who are looking for lip injections. His lips in this picture show my patients where the lip should be plump and where it should not be plump. If I put filler in the wrong places, it would cause a fish-hook unnatural look. Elvis had a nice jawline, great nose and even though I show his lips to female patients, his lips weren't feminine. Elvis' lips help me to illustrate where the lip should be thicker and where the natural curve should be maintained. I have this picture in all the rooms.

Elvis Presley is one of the top-selling music artists in the world still to this day. His home Graceland in Memphis is, since the closing of the White House, the most visited home in America. Worms recently found over 3000 feet below the ocean were just named "Elvis worms" because their outer coverings look like Elvis' jumpsuits. And now we discover that Elvis has been playing a part in making the women of Acadiana feel good about themselves as well. Wow!

Elvis Presley, the king of music and Dr. Bradley Chastant, the king of helping the people of Acadiana both young and old feel better about themselves inside and out.

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