Traveling to Baton Rouge for Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgeon Taylor Theunissen, MD and Staff’s Top Picks For LA Travelers

About Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana. Since 2019, Baton Rouge has been among the 100 most populous cities in the US. It has a population of 220,236 based on 2019 estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau. Baton Rouge is a major medical, petrochemical, research, emerging technology, and motion picture center in the American South. It is also home to Louisiana State University (LSU), the largest higher education institution in the state.

Baton Rouge is located along the banks of the Mississippi River in the Florida Parishes region of southeastern Louisiana. The city is situated about 79 miles from New Orleans, 126 miles from Alexandria, 250 miles from Shreveport, 173 miles from Jackson, Mississippi, and 272 miles from Houston, Texas. Baton Rouge’s proximity to the Greater New Orleans area, Greater Houston, and Greater Jackson make it an important transportation hub in between major metropolitan centers. It is also the third-southmost capital city in the continental US after Austin (TX) and Tallahassee (FL).

Baton Rouge experiences a humid subtropical climate with hot and humid summers and mild winters. The area experiences heavy rainfall and is exposed to the risk of winds and tornadoes most of the year. Snow is rare in Baton Rouge, although quite common over the last few years. Baton Rouge is free from extremes of temperature with only brief cold winter fronts. The average annual temperature in the city is 68.4 °F (20.2 °C).

Baton Rouge comes across as the middle ground of South Louisiana cultures, exhibiting a mix of Creole and Cajun Catholics and Baptists of South Mississippi and Florida Parishes. The city is also a major college city with Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge Community College, Southern University, and Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University. About 20% of Baton Rouge’s population is made up of students from these institutions. College sports are a substantial part of Baton Rouge’s culture. A significant percentage of the city’s international population are people of Latino, Hispanic, or Vietnamese descent. This gives the city a unique culture and diversity.

The city enjoys an extensive park collection that is managed by the Recreation & Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge. The town’s largest park is City Park, located near the LSU campus. Another park is the Baton Rouge Zoo, which accommodates over 1800 species. In addition to the many parks and playgrounds, other outdoor activities include the Baton Rouge beach, paddleboarding and kayaking on the lakes, golfing, swamp tours, the Mississippi riverfront, and the independence park botanical gardens.




Welcome to Baton Rouge

If you are visiting Baton Rouge from neighboring cities or out of state, there are many hotels, parks, restaurants, and attractions to indulge in. We welcome local and out of towners to Taylor Theunissen, MD Plastic Surgery, and we would be happy to extend some information to some of our favorite places so you may experience them for yourself when visiting BR. Although not all of the staff at Dr. Theunissen’s practice are from Louisiana, they have all come to love our wonderful city all the same. With a mixture of famous, spicy, cajun food, friendly people and so many places unique to the area, Baton Rouge is a surefire way to make anyone who travels here want to visit it again. For those traveling with family and young ones, there are so many places to visit like Blue Bayou Water Park, the Louisiana Art and Science Museum, the State Capital, Highland Park and more.

You may want to check out for more info on what Baton Rouge has to offer as a destination. Our hopes are that you will venture out of your hotel or place of stay and see our beautifully eclectic city. In this travel section of our site we will show you some local favorite spots, as well as our staff’s top picks, along with some landmarks to help you find your way around the city back to your hotel or back to our practice. We want you to have a better time than you had ever planned when visiting for your cosmetic or reconstructive surgeries. If you would like a few more ideas or suggestions, just give us a call. We would be more than happy to help your stay in our city be just good as you’d planned.