Jay Appurao, MD, FACS



Our Surgeon, Dr. Jay Appurao, MD, FACS, is Board Certified in General Surgery, and also is a Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, practicing General Surgery in Louisiana for over 40 years, and Cosmetic Surgery for over 20 years.

Most people know Dr. Jay Appurao simply as “Dr. Jay”. He is married to Dr. Vijaya Jayagopal, an Anesthesiologist also in practice for 40 years. He has two children, daughter Anita Gouri, DDS now practicing Pediatric Dentistry in Lafayette and Baton Rouge, and a son Ash Jayagopal, PhD, who is currently living in Switzerland.

Dr. Jay is trained extensively 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.


  • Certified and Re-Certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Diplomate of 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

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.

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…