FaceTite in Houston, TX

FaceTite by InMode for RadioFrequency Skin Tightening

Houston’s top plastic surgeon, Dr. Ravi Somayazula, offers a cutting-edge, minimally invasive technique that can address lax skin of the face and neck. The innovative FaceTite treatment employs radio frequency energy to tighten the skin without surgery. The resulting lifted skin providing exceptional results that can be enjoyed for years to come without the downtime and scarring.  The day may unfortunately come when you look in the mirror, and suddenly notice a double chin, skin sagging at the jaw line, or overall loss of facial youthfulness. While aging and genetics play a role in skin quality; illness, weight fluctuations, and sun damage can accelerate the development of drooping skin and deep lines. While these changes are frustrating, not everyone experiencing the early signs of aging will need or commit to a surgical Houston neck lift or face lift. We are happy to offer you skin tightening benefits of radiofrequency without the pain, downtime, or scarring.

FaceTite at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics

InMode’s patented FaceTite is a minimally invasive technique that can be done in our Memorial office or in an accredited surgical facility. It combines the best available skin tightening technology which can be performed with liposuction, if needed. This game-changing treatment uses radiofrequency waves to penetrate the deeper layers of tissue below the skin and well as directly to the skin. Not only are there immediate on-table skin tightening results, there is continued tightening for up to one year as your body amplifies its production of collagen and elastin causing continued skin retraction. Offering immediate and long-term results, FaceTite will tighten, smooth and lift the skin to improve facial contours. Over the coming months, the subsurface collagen fibers will continue to improve, providing benefits that improve up to a full year.
side view of lower half of woman's face before and after facetite procedure, chin more pronounced after procedure

Additionally, Dr. Ravi can address the tiny pockets of fatty tissue that can develop along the chin, neck, and jawline with liposuction. Equipped with Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL), FaceTite will melt and vacuum away the deposits of adipose tissue, restoring a youthful contour.

Areas Commonly Treated with FaceTite Include:

  • Jowls
  • Jawline
  • Double Chin (submental fat)
  • Crepey Neck Tissue
  • Nasolabial Folds (deep creases running from nose to mouth)
  • Cheeks
  • Forehead
  • Browline

FaceTite With Dr. Ravi

Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ravi Somayazula, is excited to bring the FaceTite procedure to the Houston-area. With more than 10 years of aesthetic experience, Dr. Ravi is well-known for offering a mix of traditional procedures and cutting-edge techniques. Through his kind demeanor and friendly bedside manner, Dr. Ravi strives to create an air of trust and confidence for every patient. Together with his partner, board-certified Dr. Swapna Gopathi, Dr. Ravi and the Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics teams offers unmatched skin tightening results using InMode’s FaceTite technique.

“It’s always a pleasure to offer my patients minimally invasive technology that works. There are many radiofrequency machines on the market, but FaceTite is the one that works the best and has the highest patient satisfaction.”

–Dr. Ravi Somayazula

The FaceTite Consultation

If you have been considering a facelift or neck lift, but are not yet ready for surgery, FaceTite may be the ideal technique for you. A potential candidate should be in overall good health, with a clear understanding of the FaceTite procedure and the recovery requirements. For a successful treatment, patients must hold realistic expectations for their final results.

Prior to scheduling a FaceTite procedure, new patients will have a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Ravi or Dr. Gopathi. Patients should expect this visit to last about an hour. Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi will take as much time as needed to get to know each your needs and aesthetic goals. As well as perform a comprehensive examination of the facial tissues. Once the exam is complete, the doctors will explain the FaceTite procedure in detail, including the recovery process and potential complications. Before and after pictures of recent FaceTite patients will be reviewed. After answering any remaining questions, Dr. Ravi or Dr. Gopathi will determine if FaceTite can meet your needs. If so, a personalized treatment plan will be created. Any additional recommendations or techniques, such as Botox or dermal fillers, will be discussed at this time.

The FaceTite Procedure

FaceTite is performed in a comfortable Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics’ treatment room, generally taking one hour. To begin, a local anesthetic will be applied to the target area. While general anesthesia is not needed, an oral sedative may be administered for optimal comfort. A tumescent anesthetic, made from lidocaine, epinephrine, and saline, will also be injected into the treatment area.
side view of lower half of patient's face and neck, fewer wrinkles and more pronounced chin after facetite procedure

Dr. Ravi or Dr. Gopathi begin the procedure by creating a small, needle-size incision along the rear of the jawline. From here, the FaceTite Fractora cannula is placed underneath the skin. Meticulously controlled RFAL energy is emitted from a small electrode at the tip of the FaceTite wand, heating specific targets of tissue. The concentrated heat tightens tissue fibers, kick-starting the body’s collagen production. Simultaneously, the liquefied fatty tissue is removed through the small cannula.

FaceTite Recovery and Results

As the FaceTite treatment does not require general anesthesia, patients are home resting immediately following. Recovery time is much shorter and easier than that of a conventional facelift or neck lift. Patients should expect the treatment area may be pink or flushed after the session. Mild to moderate swelling can appear after 24 hours, very rarely lasting up to ten days. Small, temporary scabs will form where the skin was punctured. These will generally flake away in about a week. To minimize post-op swelling, a head wrap will need to be worn at all times, for up to three days, then only at night for another two weeks. This way you can go back to work much faster than a regular neck or facelift. It is imperative that sunscreen be worn at all times during the FaceTite recovery, even when exposed to indirect sunlight, such as driving. Work can be resumed whenever you feel up to it.

Most patients can see a dramatic improvement in the skin’s tightness immediately after their FaceTite procedure along with desired contours. As collagen and elastin stores increase, the appearance will continue to improve over the coming year. To extend the benefits from FaceTite, Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics will recommend a maintenance plan that may include additional noninvasive treatments and a physician-quality skincare routine.

FaceTite is considered a safe and effective treatment for lax skin and tissue. Side-effects such as bruising, swelling, and discomfort are normally mild. The only possible scarring would be in the tiny insertion sites, but most disappear with time. It’s important to know there will be far less scarring when compared with traditional surgical procedures. More serious risks are rare but may include temporary numbness, infection, and nerve damage.
side view of lower half of man's face before and after facetite, chin more pronounced after procedure

Lift and tighten skin with FaceTite, Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics:

Are you hoping the innovative FaceTite procedure could be right for you? To find out more, contact Houston’s Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics at 281.242.1061, or fill out our simple Contact Us form. A patient coordinator will be happy to further explain the FaceTite procedure, answer your questions, and assist in setting up a consultation appointment with Dr. Ravi or Dr. Gopathi. The Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics’ office is conveniently located at 9230 Katy Freeway, close to the Katy and Memorial areas. Virtual consultations are available for those patients traveling from outside of the Houston area.

FaceTite FAQ:

  • What is FaceTite?
    FaceTite is an in-office technique designed to tighten delicate facial and neck skin, restoring a youthful appearance without a surgical necklift or facelift procedure. Using a small wand-like device, radio frequency energy will heat the facial tissues along the sub-dermal plane. The transformative RF treatment immediately tightens and lifts the skin, offering results that will last for years. FaceTite can dramatically improve the neck, double chin, jowls, and nasolabial folds.
  • Am I a good candidate for FaceTite?
    Almost anyone struggling with sagging, lax facial tissue may make a good candidate for FaceTite. The ideal patient will be in generally good health, understand the FaceTite procedure, and hold realistic expectations for their final results.
  • How many FaceTite sessions are needed?
    In most cases, only one FaceTite session is required to achieve the desired results. No maintenance sessions are required. During your consultation with Dr. Ravi or Dr. Gopathi, a personalized treatment plan will be created, including anything additional that you may need.
  • Is FaceTite a painful procedure?
    As FaceTite is not considered to be a painful procedure, general anesthesia is not required. A local anesthetic will be administered before the treatment, as well as light sedation, ensuring complete patient comfort.
  • How long do the results from FaceTite last?
    Depending on the individual, FaceTite results can last from many years. In order to have realistic expectation, know that your skin will continue to age at the normal rate following treatment. To further improve and extend these results, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi will create a personalized treatment plan that may include additional noninvasive techniques and a physician-quality skincare routine.

Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, are Board-Certified Physicians, while using a patient-centered approach and spend as much time as needed to make each patient feel special and respected—not just another person walking through the door. As a team, a one-of-a-kind treatment plan is created to address concerns from head to toe with the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques, including: Breast Augmentation (Implants), Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, miraDry®, Botox®, Dermal Fillers, and AVÉLI ® Cellulite treatment. Working side-by-side, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi strive to create a long-lasting relationship with each patient, meeting any new aesthetic needs as they arise. Together, the staff at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics take each patient step-by-step through their cosmetic journey to achieve the desired aesthetic results.

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