Plastic Surgery Testimonials
“You are in great hands with Dr. Jenna Bourgeois! I had an amazing experience at Associates in Plastic Surgery and with Dr. Bourgeois for my breast augmentation. I chose Dr. Bourgeois because she really listened to what I wanted and I couldn’t be more pleased with my results. She is incredibly thorough as well as friendly and easy to reach with questions or concerns. When I come to the office for my follow up appointments, they are efficient and I hardly ever wait. I would highly recommend Dr. Bourgeois and I plan to use her for any future procedures.”
“When I went to see Dr. Bourgeois for a breast reduction consultation I wasn’t expecting any miracles I just wanted relief from the excessive weight I was carrying. I have a surgical history of multiple levels of my cervical spine being fused, I have a spinal cord stimulator in my upper and lower back, multiple shoulder surgeries and lower back surgeries. I have been treated with epidural steroid injections, Botox injections in my neck and shoulder muscles trying to relieve the pain and discomfort I have been in for so many years. I was at a dead end, running out of options fast. I went into my consultation with such a negative outlook because I was so miserable and just tired. When I finished I couldn’t have been more excited and that was just to hear how optimistic Dr. Bourgeois was about the procedure. After the surgery I had instant relief from a lot of my neck and arm pain. I never would have imagined that I would have noticed a change that fast. The surgery/recovery was easier than I thought, the outcome is beyond anything I could have ever wished for. Dr. Bourgeois has been amazing, she gave me the miracle I never let myself even think about. Sarah, her nurse, the office staff and the staff at Woman’s Hospital in the outpatient surgery department have all been top notch, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thank you Dr. Bourgeois for doing what you do best. You have no idea how much you have changed my life. Also, thanks to everyone on your team that had a role in my journey.”
“Super nice staff, Dr. Cox has the best bedside manner and my breast are gorgeous now.”
“She’s the best very caring Dr. My whole Family Loves her I’m so glad I met her and she did a great job.”
“Once you hear ominous words like abnormality, mastectomy, and reconstruction, your mind transforms into a flood gate of questions and concerns. Once the dust settles and you have started to digest your situation, your need to TRUST someone with your care rapidly becomes a desperation. Anyone facing these circumstances understands the magnitude of this decision…..(the “right choice” decision)….thus the reason behind this lengthy review. Herein lies the answers you may be searching for….
This (our) story is unique in that we have the pleasure of being under the care of Dr. Andrew Freel as sisters. One with a breast cancer diagnosis, one with rapidly evolving Atypical cells, both of us testing positive for the breast cancer gene then ultimately both becoming double mastectomy (with immediate reconstruction) patients. Obviously, both of us had different issues but the search for hope of being reasonably whole again was definitely a part of our common ground. We consulted with several different surgeons before deciding to embark on our journey with Dr. Freel and his team. It is an understatement to say he represents his chosen profession well. In our opinion, this New Orleans native brings the best of Louisiana and helps make Baton Rouge reputable. We drive hundreds of miles to entrust our body canvas to this expert.
Lets begin with initial impression: Professional, yet friendly. Knowledgeable, yet honest. Caring, yet no “BS”! Organized, yet you are made to feel you come first. He obviously embraces impeccable work ethics and is exemplary when it comes to dedication. You do not have to be associated with him long before you see he has a strong love and passion for his work. Now after eight (8) plus months with this practice, we feel we can share the more than apparent. Considering true, personal care, it is vital that you feel not only hope but safe. You know you have found compassion when you find a confident physician that cares about the whole mix of fears, hopes and desires. And, on an even deeper level, when you find a listener that actually makes eye contact as your heart bleeds and your emotions have hijacked a wild roller coaster and is headed anywhere but where they should be! THAT is the difference! The difference for us that resulted in no regrets.
When it comes to accolades, Dr. Freel is humble, so we are not sure he realizes the importance of his role in this most special journey of ours. To say the least, Dr. Freel and his staff have been instrumental in turning our ordeal into an unexpected blessing. Now not only is he proud of his work, but so are we!
He and his office will remain our heroes.”
“OMG!!! I cannot believe these reviews. I am a patient of Dr. John Dean. I had a breast reduction 5 weeks ago and it is totally awesome! 2 years ago I also had a tummy tuck and my stomach is flat as a board to this day. I am a 50 year old wife, mother of 3, and grandmother. The staff there are so professional. They went above and beyond to make each surgery and recovery smooth. I Would Highly recommend Dr. Dean to perform any procedure you might be considering.😍 Also my husband is Loving it too!!!”
“OMG Dr. Freel and his staff are Amazing, I had the best experience with Dr. Freel, he has an excellent bedside manner the staff is always wonderful! Ms. Becky is the absolute coolest nurse 😍 I recommend Dr. Andrew Freel for any of your needs in plastic surgery he is truly the best in the business!!!!!!”
“Not only is Dr Dean an amazing surgeon, he is kind to his patient. I really needed a tummy tuck after having a huge kid and losing weight. Not only are my result far beyond my expectations, his aftercare is amazing. I had a tummy tuck, breast lift, and lipo, his was a huge surgery. The day after my surgery I had one tiny bruise. There are too many things to list were he did a little extra. Not only does he care about the results, he cares about his patient. He staff is awesome, his attitude is great. I really can’t put into words how happy I am with my result and my care. If you are looking, look no further, you won’t be sorry.”
“My experience getting both Fillers and Botox with Dr. Bourgeois was 5-star (I would give 10 if I could!). As a first-timer to both procedures, I was admittedly a little nervous that it would hurt or I would hate the results, but I now realize that I had nothing to worry about on either front. Dr. Bourgeois was so patient with me, and talked me through the process each step of the way, which completely put me at ease. She thoroughly answered all of my questions, but best of all, she left me with INCREDIBLE results! Absolutely flawless, and the benefits even lasted longer than I anticipated. I could not be more pleased. I am definitely a Botox/filler convert, and I am only seeing Dr. Bourgeois going forward. Thank you, Dr. Bourgeois!”
“My entire experience has been life changing and amazing. Dr. Dean does amazing work and I couldn’t be more happy with my results! The office staff have been wonderful. The office visits are always on time and everyone is so friendly! I highly recommend him!”
“I’ve struggled with large breasts most of my life. I’ve always wanted a reduction, but was hesitant because it was such a large surgery. After my consultation with Dr. Bourgeois I felt reassured and confident a reduction would make my way of life so much better. And it has! Dr. Bourgeois is professional, has a great bedside manor and just the sweetest! Never once did I doubt her capabilities. I feel like a new woman; best decision I ever made. Staff was kind and helpful. The experience, as a whole, was personal. They took the time to get to know me and made me feel valued, and not just another patient. Absolutely great experience and a great team! I’ve already recommended Dr. Jenna, and I will continue to do so!”
“I went to dr. Dean for a breast reduction surgery and I’m extremely happy with my results! I have had zero complications and everything is healing beautifully. Dr. Dean is a very knowledgeable surgeon and very open to answering any questions or concerns I may have. His nurse, Nicole, is also amazing. Anytime I needed to talk to her about my recovery, I would send her an email and she would respond in less than 24 hours. They are a wonderful team and make you feel very comfortable and confident in knowing you made the right choice. Also, the technique Dr. Dean used on me is not one I’ve seen before my surgery, but because of it, I’ve had less scarring due to no vertical incisions meeting the horizontal incision. I’m loving my new body so much and I thank Dr. Dean and his team greatly!”
“I went and had liposuction done and Dr. Dean did an awesome job! I’m in love with my results and I will definitely be returning for future procedures”
“I was referred to Dr. Freel after being diagnosed with breast cancer. He was able to start my reconstruction at the same time as my bilateral mastectomy. Even though I haven’t had the final surgery, the temporary breast expanders that he implanted look pretty good. My scars are so flat and will barely be noticeable when I’m all healed. His staff is friendly and compassionate. Dr. Freel even came to the office extra early one morning to accommodate my schedule. I’ve met so many breast cancer survivors since my diagnosis and all of them who have used Dr. Freel for reconstruction have had nothing but positive things to say about him. I’ve even met some survivors who didn’t see Dr. Freel, but they’ve expressed to me that they wish they would have. I’m so happy to have him as my surgeon!”
“I usually don’t write reviews, although my experience with Dr. Freel and his nurses is worthy of sharing. If you find yourself in need of a plastic surgeon do yourself a favor and go there for a consultation you will not be disappointed.”
“I received a referral for Dr. Cox. If you’re considering plastic surgery, check him out. I’m 6 weeks post-op and couldn’t be happier. Dr. Cox is wonderful, professional, honest. He did beautiful work.”
“I never expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 38, but I was referred to Dr. Bourgeois for my breast reconstruction following my bilateral mastectomy. I was told she is the best at what she does- and she truly is.
I knew from my first appointment with Dr. Bourgeois that I had made the right choice for my plastic surgeon. Her smile and compassion immediately put me at ease. She took the time to listen to all of my concerns and answer every question that I had. It’s obvious that she truly cares about her patients.
Aside from being one of the nicest medical professionals I’ve ever encountered, Dr. Bourgeois does amazing work! I have gotten so many compliments on what beautiful work she has done (from both people in the medical field and otherwise).
But most importantly, she has made ME feel BEAUTIFUL again.
Additionally, Dr. Bourgeois’ nurse, Sarah has always been so accommodating and available to help with any questions or issues I had.
The journey through breast cancer can be tough- both physically and emotionally. I know there is no better plastic surgeon I could have chosen for mine.
I have recommended Dr. Bourgeois and will continue to do so, because I truly believe she is the best in the field.”
“I highly recommend Dr. Cox and his staff! He has given me back the confidence I once had. I’m 42 and had droopy eyelids; it had gotten to the point I did not want to look at myself in the mirror. After my eyelift, there was such a dramatic yet subtle change, which was exactly what I wanted. He is a truly gifted surgeon, as well as a kind, patient, and humble gentleman. He will not guarantee results he cannot provide just to talk you into more procedures. His staff is also amazing and very helpful. From beginning to end, this entire experience has been nothing short of a blessing. Thank you, Dr. Cox!”
“I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Andrew Freel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for anyone who is considering plastic surgery. Dr. Freel and the entire staff at Associates in Plastic Surgery are friendly and caring professionals!!! I am EXTREMELY PLEASED with my results!!!
Sagging skin because of childbirth, prior surgery, and gravity from life in general were my concerns. Dr. Freel listened to my concerns and what I wanted done. He gave me an honest evaluation and what I could expect as I healed. He and the entire staff at APS were very accommodating as we scheduled my surgery.
I felt very comfortable going into surgery because everyone communicated so well. Dr. Freel also checked on me the next couple of weeks after the procedures. It’s been two months, and I continue to be amazed at the results!!! So have my family; my husband and sister have recently scheduled procedures.”
“I had several benign lumps in the tissue of both breasts removed by Dr. Dean and even I can’t see the scars! Approximately two years after the surgery, I got pregnant and had a worry that the surgery may have affected my ability to breastfeed. I shouldn’t have worried at all! Dr. Dean’s skill and experience are second to none and my baby has been able to breastfeed without a problem. Dr. Dean and all of his staff are some of the best medical professionals I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. If you are considering any type of surgical procedure, I would highly recommend Dr. Dean.”
“I had been debating about having an eyelid lift for quite awhile. Had seen a couple of physicians and kept putting the surgery off. I ask a friend of mine who she would suggest and she said Dr. Jenna Bourgeois. I made the appointment and loved her immediately! She covered everything about the surgery to the point I had no questions. The surgery went amazing! I can see better now and don’t have the lids hanging over my eyes. One of my friends said “your eyes are so blue”. It helps when they open all the way. I love Dr. Bourgeois and would recommend her to anyone! You would be in great hands!”
“I can’t say enough about Dr. Cox and his staff. They are amazing! I’m almost 11 weeks out from an abdominoplasty and I couldn’t be happier. I’m very modest but was surprisingly comfortable during the consultation. Dr. Cox is personable, professional and honest. Ready to buy that bathing suit that I thought I’d never be able to wear!!”
“I am a 29 year old with three children. One c-section in 2012 and 2 VBACS in 2013 and 2016. I was new to the Baton Rouge area and saw Dr. Gary Cox by recommendation of a family friend. I was able to see Dr. Cox within a few days of scheduling my initial consultation. I did not wait long in the waiting room nor did I have to wait long for Dr. Cox to come into the room to begin the appointment. My husband and 2.5 year old daughter attended the appointment with me. Sometimes I feel it’s not appropriate to bring children to appointments, but in this situation, I needed my husband to watch our daughter as well as be at the appointment with me. Dr. Cox and his nurse, Christi, were very welcoming and he was pleased to see my daughter. I was in the market to get a tummy tuck and possibly a breast augmentation. One of the best qualities about Dr. Cox is that he is realistic and he is honest. He doesn’t give false hope and he doesn’t promise something he knows is not attainable. We made small talk in between him examining me and even in my most vulnerable state of mind, I was so incredibly comfortable with Dr. Cox. You can tell that he is very passionate about his job and he is exceptionally compassionate for his patients and their families. I knew that Dr. Cox was an experienced board certified plastic surgeon and I had just assumed that experience came with a hefty price tag. I had called around to a few different plastic surgeon’s just to get a baseline price for an abdominoplasty and the prices quoted were unrealistic. Dr. Cox is able to operate at his office-based surgery center that is focused on providing patients with the highest quality care, privacy, convenience and cost savings in a safe outpatient environment. I felt the price was reasonable and much more affordable considering the years of experience Dr. Cox has. He also offers a discount for paying cash versus paying with credit.
The day of my surgery I was very nervous and Dr. Cox could tell. Dr. Cox was always empathetic of my feelings and had no problem listening to my fears. He reassured me he would take good care of me and that I was in good hands. The entire staff was very welcoming and nice.
I ended up having a tummy tuck, muscle repair and liposuction. I am now 29 days post operation and I could not be happier. I know there is still some swelling, but I know it will go down over time. I am very pleased with the entire process. If i could give Dr. Cox 10/5 stars I would!”
“Highly recommend. Has done two surgeries for me. Both turned out wonderful. No pressure, very professional and takes his time. Cares about his patients and a perfectionist in his work.”
“Hello there. Dr. Jenna Bourgeois performed my bilateral breast reduction on 4/19/18. From the day we met, I absolutely fell in love with her southern bell attitude. She was so confident that she was going to perform my surgery, that at my FIRST consultation appointment, I had a pre op & surgery date. Keep in mind, I have one of the worst insurance companies in history. My deductible is extremely high. Did that get in her way? No! Within two weeks, I received a call from Dr. Jenna’s office stating that I did get denied at first, but with her persistence, I was APPROVED!
I couldn’t have chosen a better surgeon! On the morning of my surgery, she was on time & just as bubbly as expected. My surgery was performed at Women’s Hospital. From the time I walked into that facility at 4:45 am, I was TOP priority! The staff there was AMAZING! During my recovery, Dr. Jenna personally contacted my family & gave them every update there was to give. My aftercare was shocking not only to myself, but Dr. Jenna too. I never experienced any significant pain. I did experience muscle spasms in my chest area due to my large breast size. I was a 42 DDD/F. I’m still unsure of my exact size because I’m only 6 weeks post op. Dr. Jenna suggested sizing around 3 months. Sorry if this is kind of long, but I can go on & on about this experience. Let’s just say, Dr. Jenna is my SUPERWOMAN! I absolutely love & adore her.
My Life Changer 💜”
“He is absolutely the best in town. He is respectful and builds your confidence 💋”
“Had a great experience with Dr Cox. The results exceeded our expectations. We researched a LOT before the surgery looking at before and after pics. From the first consult to after surgery care, Dr Cox answered all questions. Great bedside manner! I would recommend Dr Cox to anyone remotely considering the operation. The only regret we have is not having the surgery done sooner. Truly a life changing experience.
Lucas Firmin (Jenny’s Husband)”
“Great PS Dr.”
“Dr.Cox is awesome and so respectful and professional I just wanna thank him for it all his whole staff gets and A+”
“Dr.Cox and his staff are wonderful!!!!!
I had a breast reduction and I feel like a new woman!!!!
I am a 59 year old woman that has a small frame and for years I was so self conscious of my breast because they were so large!!!
I went from a size 36DDD to a 36C!!!
Best thing I ever did in my life, and I had the Best Surgeon Ever!!!!!
I never had pain or any complications after surgery!!!
And I have self esteem again thanks to Dr. Cox!!!!
God Bless Him & His Staff!!!!!!”
“Dr. Freel is an amazing surgeon. He listened to what my goals were and didn’t try to pressure me into anything else. He made me feel very comfortable through the whole process and made sure I understood all of my options before making a final decision. His nurse and the surgery staff were very accommodating and I felt safe and confident going into the surgery. I already have 3 friends booking appointments with Dr. Freel because I highly recommend him and the results are AMAZING!!”
“Dr. Freel is absolutely one of the best surgeons I have ever had. His bedside manner is what makes him awesome. He works hard to make the patient and their family comfortable. My diagnosis of breast cancer was very scary. Dr. Freel made me feel there was hope of having a normal life after my mastectomy. Awesome doctor. Couldn’t have asked for a better doc.”
“Dr. Freel is a perfectionist and compassionate. This combination won me over when interviewing surgeons. He did my breast reconstruction, which means I have been seeing him for one year. I know it’s hard to understand if you haven’t had your breasts removed. But, you better like your reconstructive surgeon- because you will see him much more than you can imagine through tissue expansion appointments.
He has operated on me twice in one year June 2017 and May 2018. Before Freel, I had never had any surgery, and knowing he was in charge, allowed me to relax and put my faith in him.
He is professional, always on time, and always makes me feel that I am his most important patient.
His nurse, Becky is the sweetest and super helpful. The entire staff is always kind and professional. I know I made the right decision in choosing Dr. Freel.”
“Dr. Dean was highly recommended to me when I was wanting a breast reduction six years ago. He was thorough, explained everything clearly, and his staff kept my mom at ease during my surgery. The results were better than I could have imagined, and I gained all the confidence I had lost over the years. His staff was supportive and absolutely wonderful every step of the way.”
“Dr. Dean saved my daughter’s botched septo/rhinoplasty from another surgeon (not within this group) the year before. He is kind, professional, and never made me feel like I was asking too many questions. The staff is wonderful, and his nurse, Christy, is phenomenal.”
“Dr. Dean is extremely thorough, knowledgeable, and understanding. He will not lead you on with unrealistic goals. Results are amazing! I’m willing to share my amazing experience with anyone who’s curious. Dr. Dean will be the perfect surgeon for your needs and/ or wants.”
“Dr. Dean has done a fantastic job! I have had great results! Would recommend him to anyone.”
“Dr. Dean has been nothing but compassionate and caring. My husband and I are both truly grateful for Dr. Dean.
Previously I had a horrible tummy tuck and breast augmentation with another surgeon in town, that left disgusting scars.
Dr. Dean has gone above and beyond to help correct this. He was there for anything I needed, he truly gives personal professionalism 100% of the time. I cannot talk anymore highly of his nurse also going out of her way for us.
His charity work with Operation Smile can tell you his outstanding devotion and integrity he takes in his work.”
“Dr. Cox was very professional and the results of my surgery were awesome. No severe pain after, concerned nurses.”
“Dr. Cox and his staff are phenomenal! My procedure was the first time I’d EVER had surgery and was a bit terrified during the process. He (or his staff) answered every after hour phone call, made an appointment any time I called and never made me feel like my concerns were trivial. He reassured me throughout the entire recovery process that all would be well. I would recommend him a thousand times over!”
“Dr. Bourgeois is amazing! I am so happy that I chose her to do my breast reduction. She was the first surgeon I spoke with and after seeing her I didn’t want to go anywhere else. I was very comfortable speaking with her because she was kind, honest, and very patient. She answered every question that I had and I like that she did not sugar coat anything. She was very thorough and took her time with my reduction because my results are amazing!!! I recommend Dr. Bourgeois to anyone considering a breast reduction!”
“Dr. Bourgeois is absolutely incredible. I was going back and forth with the idea of getting a breast reduction at such a young age due to the fact of the risks and how life changing it would be. After meeting with Dr. Bourgeois for the first time I felt a sigh of relief. She was the most respectful and compassionate physician I’ve ever met! Her bedside manner alone was comforting. Her and her staff made me feel safe and like I was in great hands! I’d recommend her to anyone. Thank you so much Dr. Bourgeois and staff for a great life changing experience!”
“Dr. Bourgeois is a perfectionist and also one of the most delightful people you will ever meet. A breast cancer diagnosis can be daunting and the decisions that you have to make can become overwhelming but Dr. Bourgeois and her staff carefully explained the options, procedures and insurance details necessary for reconstruction surgery. She was patient with our multitude of questions and was able to put both my husband and me at ease. I have avoided going to the doctor for most of my life but for the first time that I can remember (and I’m not that young anymore), I actually look forward to seeing Dr. Bourgeois and Sarah. In addition to being a tremendously gifted doctor, she is sweet and compassionate. She was truly God’s blessing to us on this journey and we are grateful for her expertise.”
“Dr. Bourgeois is a perfectionist , which is exactly what you want in a surgeon/doctor! She explained thoroughly, sat and answered my questions, and spent time making sure I was completely at ease. I will recommend anyone to her practice, and to her in particular. Thanks Dr. Bourgeois!”
“Dr. Bourgeois has done my Botox several times and I have been more than pleased with my results!”
“Dr. Bourgeois did both my lip filler and botox. I had never had either procedure before and she clearly explained the process and desired look before starting. I am thrilled with the outcome of both procedures and look forward to seeing Dr. Bourgeois again soon.”
“Dr. Bourgeois and her team are awesome! Dr. Bourgeois has an incredible bedside manner. She always ask about other family members. You know you are in good hands no sooner than you meet her. She has an outgoing personality, and if you feel bad she always tries to make you feel better before you leave her office. She also does not force procedures on you that you are unsure about. But wants to make sure you are completely healed before you go into something else. Never rushed you or makes you feel uneasy about questions or how you look. I would give her 10 star if I could. Don’t ever change the way you treat your patients or your bedside manner. Teach others how to treat patients.”
“Dr Freel and nurse Becky are extremely nice and professional. I would highly recommend”
“Dr Dean is extremely compassionate and caring doctor. He is always patient and takes time to truly explain everything to his patients before and after surgery. The staff there are always willing to answer any questions or concerns that you might have even with multiple phone calls if needed. I would highly recommend Dr Dean for a truly experienced always professional plastic surgeon.”
“Dr Dean is a joy to deal with he is honest and compassionate, he will answer any questions you have and makes you feel at ease. The staff are kind and go out of their way to make you comfortable and are compassionate from the front desk to your financial questions nothing but excellence. I have had 5 reconstructive surgeries and Dr Dean always makes sure you have a good end result.”
“Dr Cox and his entire staff are phenomenal! From the first consultation, to the time of my procedure and throughout my entire follow up they have been great. My procedure was explained to me thoroughly, and with all my questions answered. I could not be happier with my results and would recommend anyone to see Dr Cox.”
Amazing Dr. With the most down to earth staff! Dr. Cox has done my breast reduction and also my tummy tuck with phenomenal results with both. His bedside manner is what attracted me to his clinic not one but on 2 separate occasions. I would recommend him and his staff to anyone looking for a certified plastic surgeon with over 24 years experience! Best decision ever!
Absolutely love Dr. Dean, best bedside manners among any physician I’ve ever seen. Great results. Highly recommend him.
“A friend informed me about this surgeon- I personally saw my friends chest before his gynecomastia surgery and after . Perfect results were performed.
I had a consultation- I believe on a Tuesday and had the surgery on (3 days later )Friday afternoon. I could tell the results would be perfect from the first time I was able to shower after surgery.
I am post op 4 weeks and my chest is perfect. I am very impressed, to say the least .
Dr. John Dean is truly an amazing surgeon . I highly recommend him to any bodybuilders suffering from gynecomastia.”