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5 Breast Augmentation Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon

1/4/2018

You’re starting a very important and personal journey! Have an open conversation with your plastic surgeon and make sure you have a clear understanding of your options and your surgeon’s abilities. Be sure to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ravi Somayazula so that your care is in the safest hands. There are many options when it comes to breast augmentations in Houston, Texas. Do your due diligence when choosing your surgeon and ask the following questions during your initial consultation.

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Would you like to slim your jawline in just a few minutes?

1/11/2018

Not a lot of people know that both BOTOX® and Dysport® can be injected into the jaw muscles to slim the appearance of your face. It may be the right decision for a number of patients. We have a set of muscles on either side of our jaw called the masseters. These thick muscles are used for chewing. Unfortunately, they can become thickened and hypertrophied if you grind your teeth at night, have TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) disorder, chew excessive gum or clench your jaw with stress.

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What You Need to Know If You Are Considering Liposuction in Houston for the New Year

1/5/2018

Like many, you have made the resolution to finally get the body you have long wanted and are considering liposuction in the New Year. If so, read on as we discuss useful information that will prepare you and your body for liposuction!
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Get ready for the Holidays with these non-surgical options!

12/12/2017

Now that you’ve RSVPed to tons of fun parties and family get togethers this holiday season, it’s time to look your best and feel your most confident. I’m sure you’ve spending tons of time online and in stores finding that perfect outfit along with shoes and accessories to add that finishing touch. But did you forget your skin ready? Take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to care for your skin and make sure you look your healthiest. Why not put aside all your worries and stress from this past year (and you know we’ve all had plenty with Hurricane Harvey), and treat yourself to a more well rested, stress-free appearance. At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, Dr. Swapna Gopathi specializes in non-surgical enhancements that may be just what you’re looking for. With many years of experience in the field and by first-hand trying all the products and procedures on herself and her staff, she can advise you on exactly what you need to get to your aesthetic goals just in time for the holidays.

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Get to know Dr. Swapna Gopathi, MD

12/7/2017

Dr. Gopathi’s Role at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics:

Director of Medical Aesthetics

Years of Experience:

10 years

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Say Hello to KYBELLA® and Goodbye to that Double Chin

12/1/2017

You’re in good shape. You work out, you eat right, and you have even added some wellness activities to keep you mentally fit, too. But there it is—that frustrating double chin, taunting you despite all your efforts.

Don’t feel bad, you’re not alone. Millions of men and women are insecure about submental fullness. Many of our patients at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics have had enough of this silly pocket of fat and are ready to do something about it! However, a large percentage of patients here in Houston aren’t willing to go under the knife for a little excess fat under their chins. Thanks to KYBELLA, a modern and effective injectable, you can safely attain a sleek jawline without needles, anesthetic, or surgery.
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The Best Tummy Tuck Tips for a Quick and Comfortable Recovery

11/8/2017

Different plastic surgery procedures have different “downtimes”. The tummy tuck procedure, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a powerful way of contouring the tummy to create a beautiful looking midsection. This cosmetic surgery requires all patients to take the postoperative instructions seriously to have the easiest recovery with the best results possible. The staff at Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics and I are here to make every step of your journey as comfortable as possible. Here are my top five tips that can help you make a knowledgeable, timely recovery.

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Why You Must Choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Published 11/2/2017

Plastic surgery can help you reach your cosmetic goals. However, when coupled with an unqualified physician, plastic surgery may not only yield visually displeasing results, but can also prove to be dangerous. As the popularity of plastic surgery increases—so do the number of incidences of patients being duped into receiving treatments from those who have not received proper education, training and certification.
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Breast Augmentation with the No Touch Technique

Published 10/19/2017

A well-known complication of breast augmentation surgery is capsular contracture. We previously discussed what a capsular contracture is in a blog titled “What is Capsular Contracture?”. With scientific research, we have learned that when the breast implant touches the skin, it comes into contact with the skin’s normal bacteria. A biofilm eventually forms which can down the road lead to scar tightening, thus capsular contracture. We have also learned that surgeons can take certain steps in order to decrease the risk of the patient developing a capsular contracture.

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5 Things to Consider Before Your Tummy Tuck

Published 10/5/2017

If you have loose, excessive skin and fat at your abdomen, you’re not alone. Many women and men complain about this, plus see no improvement after spending hour after hour in the gym and living with a very strict diet. How frustrating! A tummy tuck could be the answer for you. It’s one of the most popular procedures performed at Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics by our board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ravi Somayazula. Specializing in cosmetic procedures of the breast and body, he’s learned with experience that an abdominoplasty will not only transform the way your midsection looks, but it will also change the way you feel about yourself and increase self-confidence. If you look good, you feel good! Before you jump right into it, here are five things to consider before your tummy tuck.

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Meet Dr. Ravi Somayazula

Dr. Ravi Somayazula practices the full spectrum of plastic and reconstructive surgery while focusing on cosmetic breast and body surgeries as well as non-surgical procedures. He strives to make every patient feel special and respected—not just another person walking through the door. Once you meet Dr. Ravi Somayazula, you will soon understand that his bedside manner is unparalleled, and he will invoke your utmost confidence in his care. He specializes in Breast Augmentation (Implants), Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, and miraDry®, Botox®, and dermal fillers.

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