Jay Appurao, MD, FACS

Our Surgeon, Dr. Jay Appurao, MD, FACS, is Board Certified in General Surgery, and also Certified by American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, practicing General Surgery in Louisiana since 1981, and Cosmetic Surgery since 2000.



Most people know Dr. Jay Appurao simply as “Dr. Jay”. He is married to Dr. Vijaya Jayagopal, an Anesthesiologist also in practice since 1981. He has two children, daughter Anita Gouri, DDS now practicing Pediatric Dentistry in Lafayette and Baton Rouge, and a son Ash Jayagopal, PhD, a faculty in Biomedical Engineering department, formerly of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and currently in Switzerland.

Dr. Jay specializes in several areas of Cosmetic Surgery. Over the years, Dr. Jay has acquired excellent skills from hands-on training with experts in the fields of Liposuction, Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty), Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, and Facial Cosmetic Procedures.

Ash Jayagopal, PhD, a faculty of Biomedical Engineering department of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and currently head of a division of Research and Opthalmology at Roche Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.

Other procedures include:

  • Various types of face lift procedures
  • Quick lift™
  • Chin and Cheek implants
  • Neck lift
  • Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Brow Lift
  • Chemical peel
  • PRP
  • Microneedling
  • Lip Augmentation with permanent lip grafts
  • Breast Augmentation, Reduction and Lift
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Liposuction
  • Brazilan Butt Lift and other fat transfers
  • Botox and Fillers
  • And more…


Dr. Jay and his staff stand behind the belief that there is no such thing as ‘perfection’, but that there is special care and pride in assisting patients in finding a sense of beauty that is unique to them.


A brief resume includes:

  • Certified and Re-Certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Member of American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery
  • Member of Washington Parish Medical Society
  • Member of Louisiana State Medical Society
  • General surgical practice since 1981
  • Cosmetic surgical practice since 2000