Aging, genetics, general health, and lifestyle choices all have an impact on the way we look. It is often said that men age more gracefully, but extra weight and similar issues can obscure the physique, even in those who are regularly active. This may make surgical treatments necessary to obtain specific results. Continue reading Five Treatments Dr. Ravi Can Customize For Your Daddy-Do-Over
The Evolve System by InMode is a revolutionary, non-invasive, and incredibly effective way to reach your body contouring goals in 2021. Capable of tightening skin, reducing fat, and even toning muscles, the Evolve System offers solutions for several issues that can detract from your appearance. If you are curious to learn more or if you are ready to make a positive change in your life, give us a call at 281-242-1061 to schedule your initial consultation at our Houston office today. Continue reading Three Ways to Use the Evolve System to Kick Start Your Goals This Year
Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics is proud to add Evolve treatments to our growing list of non-surgical options. Safe, comfortable, and incredibly effective, the Evolve System for body contouring can be used to tone, trim, and tighten almost any area of the body. Continue reading Remove Fat, Tighten Skin, and Tone Muscle with Evolve
Having children is one of the most rewarding aspects of life, but it comes with changes that may neither encourage confidence nor feel particularly comfortable. Many of those changes may even prove resistant to diet and exercise, leaving many women to wonder if any solutions exist. Enter the Mommy Makeover, a procedure designed to address the physical changes caused by pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing. Continue reading Which Procedures Are Included in a Mommy Makeover?
Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is designed to eliminate excess skin and stubborn fat from the belly and waist. This procedure can also be used to reattach abdominal muscles that have become separated due to pregnancy or weight gain, a condition known as diastasis recti.
Dr. Ravi is known for his skill in addressing diastasis recti. Taking time to precisely align each muscle before reattaching and firming helps to produce optimal effect and results. Dr. Ravi’s advanced techniques, combined with his dedication to patient safety and satisfaction have made our practice a popular choice for patients from around the world.
If you are interested in learning how our advanced, individualized tummy tuck approach might benefit you, call 281-242-1061 to schedule a consultation at our Houston office today.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
There are two types of abdominoplasty: full and mini. Both require an incision just above the pubic area through which Dr. Ravi can remove excess fat, excise unnecessary skin, and access separated abdominal muscles. For a mini tuck, the incision will stop about midway across the abdomen. For a full tuck, the incision will extend from hip to hip.
Through these incisions, Dr. Ravi is able to eliminate stretched skin, tighten muscles, pull loose tissue taught, and remove unsightly fat. Belly button reshaping may take place following fat removal, but before the incisions are closed.
Five Common Questions About Our Tummy Tuck Procedure
What is the downtime following a SMART tummy tuck?
Most patients are able to resume working within two weeks. Jobs that require strenuous physical labor or heavy lifting will need to be avoided for up to six.
Is liposuction included in the tummy tuck procedure?
The SMART Tummy Tuck includes liposuction of the abdomen, waist and flanks, and mon’s area for overall abdominal contouring. Each procedure is tailored to the specific needs of the individual with liposuction being performed only on those areas where it will be useful.
Will surgical drains be necessary after tummy tuck surgery?
It is not uncommon to have one to two drains left in place for up to two weeks following surgery. These allow surgical and bodily fluids to more easily drain from the surgical area, helping to prevent infection and fluid retention. Drains are removed during a postoperative visit as soon as they are no longer needed.
When can I drive after my abdominoplasty procedure?
You will need a ride home from your procedure, but after that, you are free to drive as soon as you are:
- Off of all narcotic pain medications
- Comfortable operating a vehicle
Don’t rush your recovery. Listen to your body and closely follow our postoperative instructions. Dr. Ravi will work directly with you to help you determine when it is safe to resume normal activities.
How much pain will I be in after tummy tuck surgery?
Due to the special techniques Dr. Ravi uses, including the direct application of pain medication into the abdomen, our patients’ recovery is typically very comfortable. While some discomfort may be inevitable, following Dr. Ravi’s pre and postoperative instructions will help reduce risks of complications and allows for drastically improved comfort after the first few days.
Contact Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics to Learn More
To schedule a SMART tummy tuck consultation with Dr. Ravi, please call Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics at 281-242-1061 today. Located in Houston, we welcome abdominoplasty patients from The Woodlands, Katy, Sugar Land, and throughout the world.
Liposuction is used to remove excess fat from the body. Effective on nearly any body part, liposuction entails the creation of an incision through which a small tube (cannula) can be inserted to break apart and remove stubborn deposits of fat. Continue reading Vaser Lipo vs. Traditional Lipo
VASER HIGH-DEFINITION LIPOSUCTION BY Dr. RAVI IN HOUSTON, TEXASAs patients seek out new and improved techniques in the ever-changing landscape of body contouring procedures, several modern techniques have been steadily growing in popularity, including VASER High-Definition Liposuction. Dr. Ravi’s growing education in the field of body contouring allowed him to choose VASER High-Definition Liposuction, which is ultrasound-assisted liposuction, to be an additional tool in his toolbox. This allows Dr. Ravi to get excellent results for very happy patients. Dr. Ravi Somayazula is among Houston’s leading plastic surgeons with the opportunity to bring VASER High-Definition Liposuction to patients in the surrounding Texas and Louisiana area. With little downtime, Dr. Ravi’s VASER High-Definition Liposuction is a revolutionary technique that offers patients a quick recovery and exceptional, body sculpting results. Dr. Ravi had the honor and privilege of working alongside and train with the world-leader in body contouring surgery, Dr. Alfredo Hoyos, in Bogata, Colombia as part of the Total Definer Master Class. During this unique time spent learning and perfecting his new skillset, he was able to properly conceptualize and put together procedures in a certain way for each unique patient to get the best results possible. While with Dr. Hoyos, Dr. Ravi was able to even more so tap into his artistic side and learn the nuanced techniques of taking way, keeping and adding fat to really let both the male and female form come to life.
WHAT IS VASER HIGH-DEFINITION LIPOSUCTION?Simply put, it’s a way to get much better results than traditional liposuction alone. The application of ultrasound waves to break up and melt away fat before extraction makes VASER High-Definition Lipo different. VASER High-Definition Liposuction is used in conjunction with traditional liposuction techniques. The use of ultrasound technology makes VASER High-Definition Liposuction innovative and unique. The ultrasonic waves zero in on and emulsify fat cells safely without affecting the surrounding connective tissue, veins, and nerves. The treatment has a short recovery window as it causes decreased swelling or post-op bruising. The most exciting fact is that larger amounts of fat can be safely removed during a single procedure.
Benefits of Vaser High-Definition Liposuction
- Safely removes a larger amount of fat
- Quicker recovery
- Less bruising and swelling
- More accurate removal of fat
- Far less pain
- Can be performed with both local and general anesthesia
THE VASER HIGH-DEFINITION LIPOSUCTION PROCEDUREVASER High-Definition Liposuction is generally performed under local anesthesia, however, in some cases, general anesthesia may be required. A local anesthetic fluid will first be applied to the area being treated. Through very small incisions, Dr. Ravi will administer a mix of saline and anesthetic to begin breaking down the fat. Dr. Ravi will then insert a very small probe, the size of a pencil tip, into these incisions. This probe will emit the ultrasonic vibrations. As this occurs the fatty tissue will break down and melt. Finally, a thin cannula will be used to eliminate fat. Dr. Ravi can continue this process until he has achieved the patient’s desired contours. The incisions will be bandaged and a compression garment put in place to prevent swelling or the build-up of fluid. VASER High-Definition Liposuction has the capability of addressing large areas. For this reason, VASER High-Definition Liposuction is often a good choice for more extensive areas of fatty tissue, such as the abdomen, behind the flanks, and around the navel. The technique gives Dr. Ravi a wide range of movement and precision, also making it an excellent choice for tighter spots like around the knees, neck, chin, and the dreaded turkey neck. VASER High-Definition Liposuction can also be used on areas that have been previously treated with Liposuction in the past to help with unevenness and contour abnormalities.
RESULTS AND RECOVERY FROM VASER HIGH-DEFINITION LIPOSUCTIONRecovery from VASER High-Definition Liposuction is often easier than with other techniques. Most activities can be resumed in as little as one to two days. Depending on the area, a compression garment may need to be worn for the first week to six weeks to decrease swelling and improve results. Since VASER High-Definition Liposuction does not affect healthy tissues, there will be little bruising and minimal discomfort. Swelling will begin to subside and final results will be seen soon after treatment. VASER High-Definition Liposuction can achieve smooth and even results for a sculpted, shapely figure. As long as you keep up with a healthy lifestyle, the benefits of VASER High-Definition Liposuction can last for years to come.
YOUR VASER HIGH-DEFINITION LIPOSUCTION CONSULTATION WITH DR. RAVITo give you the time necessary to fully consider the VASER High-Definition Liposuction procedure, a private consultation appointment will be scheduled at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics. Please plan on your consultation appointment to last an hour or longer. At this time Dr. Ravi can discuss your unique needs and desires. This is your time to have the surgeon examine your areas of concern and answer your questions. Dr. Ravi will use this appointment to carefully explain VASER High-Definition Liposuction, as well as any adjunct techniques and procedures that he recommends to get you to your goals. If VASER High-Definition Liposuction is the right procedure for your needs, Dr. Ravi’s Patient Care Coordinator will create a personalized, in-depth treatment plan to achieve your body contouring results. Keep in mind that the ideal candidate for VASER High-Definition Liposuction will be a nonsmoker in generally good health. The procedure is designed for isolated areas of fatty tissue and is not a substitute for weight loss. Before committing to the procedure, a patient must display an understanding of VASER High-Definition Liposuction and hold realistic expectations for their results. Not everyone has the same needs so several techniques may be recommended for your individual concerns. Complications from Dr. Ravi’s VASER High-Definition Liposuction are rarely serious. However, when complications do appear, they may include swelling, bruising, drainage, infection, or scarring.
DR. RAVI AT HOUSTON’S BODY BY RAVI PLASTIC SURGERY AND AESTHETICSDr. Ravi is one of Houston’s most gifted plastic surgeons, board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. An award-winning cosmetic surgeon, he has received a number of local and national awards, including being named as one of Houston’s own Top Docs in H Town Magazine and he was inducted into the 2019 RealSelf Hall of Fame. Dr. Ravi was trained in cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, with additional studies in hand and burn surgery. Specializing in body contouring procedures, Dr. Ravi has dedicated much of his practice to procedures like liposuction, breast implants, abdominoplasty, and the mommy makeover. His kind bedside manner, combined with his meticulous, artistic skill makes Dr. Ravi, one of Houston’s most sought out plastic surgeons. The Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics office has been designed for the ultimate in patient pampering as well as confidentiality. The high-tech office ensures our patients recover only in the safest way possible, and its low-stress environment help to keep pre-op jitters to a minimum. Alongside of partner, board-certified physician Dr. Swapna Gopathi, the Body by Ravi Plastic and Anesthetic’s office can blend both surgical techniques with nonsurgical treatments. Dr. Gopathi’s primary role is to meet busy patients with noninvasive techniques and skincare that can provide awesome results with or without surgery.
CONTACT BODY BY RAVI PLASTIC SURGERY AND AESTHETICSIf you have been considering VASER High-Definition Liposuction or any other body contouring procedures, the best place to start is with an in-person consultation at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics. Located on the Katy Freeway, our office is easy to find, centrally located, and not far from the Memorial, Galleria, or Katy area. Reach out to our office to get specific driving directions. To schedule your consultation appointment, please call our office at 281.242.1061 or fill out our contact us form at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics.
VASER HIGH-DEFINITION LIPOSUCTION FAQ:
What is VASER High-Definition Liposuction?
VASER High-Definition Liposuction is an alternative to traditional Liposuction. Ultrasound waves are used to break up and emulsify fat before vacuuming it away. This procedure is safe for tissues and results in little bleeding, bruising, or swelling.
Why choose VASER High-Definition Liposuction over traditional procedures?
Depending on your situation, VASER High-Definition Liposuction may best fit your needs. Benefits of Vaser Liposuction include little pain, bruising, or swelling and a fast recovery. It can also eliminate a larger amount of fatty tissue than some other methods.
Am I a good candidate for VASER High-Definition Liposuction?
To make a good candidate for Vaser Liposuction you will need to be in generally good health and a nonsmoker. The procedure is designed to eliminate isolated areas of body fat; it is not a weight-loss tool. If you have stubborn body fat that is resistant to exercise and a balanced diet, you may make a good candidate for the procedure.
What areas of my body can improve using VASER High-Definition Liposuction?
Vaser Liposuction makes a good option for patients needing to address large amounts of fatty tissue. The most common areas where it is used include the abdomen, flanks, arms, back, bra rolls and thighs. It is often the treatment of choice for small areas like the chin or face, as well.
When can I return to work after my VASER High-Definition Liposuction procedure?
There is little downtime necessary after your VASER High-Definition Liposuction procedure. You will be sent home the same afternoon and are often given the green light to return in only a day or two. However, a compression garment may need to be continuously worn for a few weeks.
Are the results from VASER High-Definition Liposuction permanent?
The results from VASER High-Definition Liposuction can last for years to come. Once fat cells are eliminated from the body, they are gone forever. Unfortunately, if you do not follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly, your existing fat cells will expand, taking away from your new figure.
How much does VASER High-Definition Liposuction cost?
As with the cost of any plastic surgery procedure, prices vary depending on multiple factors. This includes the area being treated, how much fat will be removed, and what kind of anesthesia will be used (local or general). According to RealSelf.com, the average cost of Vaser Liposuction can average about $6,000. However, this will be different for everybody. Remember, your satisfaction involves more than a fee.
If you desire a larger and shapelier bust but are averse to having foreign objects (breast implants) placed into your body, breast augmentation with fat transfer may be the exact solution you have been looking for. With this procedure, Dr. Ravi uses fat taken from your own body to gently enhance and reshape the breasts, producing results that both look and feel entirely natural.
The mommy makeover is a comprehensive surgical procedure in which the areas of the body that have been most impacted by pregnancy are brought back into their pre-pregnancy shape.
Continue reading What is Included in a Mommy Makeover?