Five Procedures You Can Have as Part of Your Mommy Makeover


Mommy makeover surgery is designed to address those areas most commonly impacted by pregnancy and nursing. Because pregnancy can have different effects on different women, it is important that each Mommy Makeover procedure be customized to meet the specific needs of the individual.  Also keep in mind that you do not have to have been pregnant or nursing to have a Mommy Makeover, any person who had more than one body area they are working on qualifies for a Mommy Makeover.

When you choose Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics for your procedure, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ravi Somayazula, will take time to understand your desires and fully assess your areas of concern before recommending which procedures will be most suitable for your needs.

Combining Procedures

While each mommy makeover surgery is customized, some procedures are more common than others. Five of the most common are:

  • Breast Augmentation. This procedure uses implants to restore volume to the breasts. Dr. Ravi also offers Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation for women who would prefer to avoid implants.
  • Breast Lift. This procedure addresses sagging breast tissue and nipple displacement, helping to restore a perky and ideally positioned breast mound. This can be performed with or without breast implants.
  • Liposuction. With liposuction, Dr. Ravi can remove stubborn deposits of fat from the thighs, hips, low back, abdomen, arms, and other areas holding weight from pregnancy. We offer the latest liposuction technique, including VASER liposuction to meet the specific needs of each individual
  • Abdominoplasty. Tummy tuck surgery is used to eliminate excess skin around the belly. It can also be used to trim the waist and reattach abdominal muscles that have become separated due to pregnancy
  • Arm Lift. Brachioplasty removes sagging skin and excess fat from the underside of the arm, helping to restore both form and comfort to the upper arms

In addition to these procedures, some Mommy Makeover surgeries can include other body procedures such as a Thigh Lift to remove excess skin from the upper legs, a Brazilian Buttock Lift to improve symmetry and restore volume in the buttocks, Labiaplasty for improved comfort in the vaginal area, and more.

Contact Us to Schedule a Consultation

Each Mommy Makeover is unique. The best way to learn which procedures can help you reach your goals is through a one-on-one consultation at our comfortable Houston office. Please call Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics at 281-242-1061 to schedule your consultation today.

Four Reasons Dr. Ravi Always Recommends Liposuction with a Tummy Tuck for Best Results


Tummy tuck surgery is designed to remove bulky and sagging skin from the midsection of the body. In some instances, a tummy tuck may be used to reattach abdominal muscles that have separated due to pregnancy or weight gain. The procedure may also be useful in the reduction of stretch marks. Tummy tuck does not address excess fat in and around the belly. Continue reading Four Reasons Dr. Ravi Always Recommends Liposuction with a Tummy Tuck for Best Results

Which Procedures Are Included in a Mommy Makeover?


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?

Vaser Liposuction vs Traditional Liposuction in Houston,TX


Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in plastic surgery. Traditional methods of liposuction include using a specific cannula (long, hollow tube) to aspirate fat after infiltration of a wetting solution.  Wetting solution contains saline and lidocaine, which is an analgesic.  Traditional Liposuction methods allow surgeons to remove adipocytes (fat cells) and debulk the multiple layers of fat between the skin and the underlying fascia (connective tissue). This requires a certain amount of manual force that needs to be exerted on the part of the surgeon to extract the fat. Continue reading Vaser Liposuction vs Traditional Liposuction in Houston,TX

Natural Looking Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer

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.

Continue reading Natural Looking Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer

The Perfect Pairing: the SMART Tummy Tuck and 360-Degree Liposuction

02/21/19 Both Tummy Tucks (also known as abdominoplasty) and Liposuction have remained two of the most popular plastic surgery procedures for good reason: they are both excellent methods of body contouring. Liposuction works by eliminating isolated pockets of fat just about anywhere, most commonly the abdomen, thighs, arms, and back. A Tummy Tuck addresses the abdomen by removing excess skin, tightening core muscles and providing a tighter midsection. While tummy tucks and liposuction can do wonders, addressing only a single area may not provide the degree of body sculpting most patients are looking for. This is where the innovative SMART Tummy Tuck with 360-Degree Liposuction from Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics’ board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ravi Somayazula can be a game-changer.

What makes 360-Degree Liposuction special?

Liposuction can eliminate fat almost anywhere on the body. However, sometimes only eliminating the fat in one area may bring focus onto nearby unaddressed pockets of fat. If the fat at the front of the abdomen is removed, but the fat still remains at the waist or your back, you could still have a muffin. So, instead of only relying on liposuction to remove fat from a single area, 360-Degree Liposuction can provide comprehensive results by treating the entire midsection and back. This includes liposuction of the upper abdomen, lower abdomen, mons, waist, flanks, back and bra rolls. Dr. Ravi uses this all-encompassing strategy to target all the areas of extra fat and smooth out the body from all directions. The treatment improves multiple areas at one time, creating a curvier, more contoured figure that looks great from every angle. The results of a balanced, proportional figure better meet our patients’ aesthetic goals. 360-Degree Liposuction uses the same power-assisted liposuction technique that is trusted for a single area.  Dr. Ravi chooses 360-Degree Liposuction to give patients a more individualized option for their body sculpting procedure. The technique involves moving the patient during surgery to incorporate liposuction on the back, on sides and abdomen. Dr. Ravi can custom-tailored each 360-Degree Liposuction treatment plan to address a larger area, creating a desirable, more youthful figure.

How can 360-Degree Liposuction Can Be Combined with a SMART Tummy Tuck for Even Better Results?

A drawback to liposuction is the potential for loose tissue. If the skin does not have good elasticity, it will not bounce back smoothly in a taut position. The stretched skin does not respond well to diet or exercise, making a Tummy Tuck a great option. Patients are ecstatic with a smooth and tight abdomen after a Tummy Tuck alone, however they are more likely to notice fat rolls on their back now. For this reason, Dr. Ravi may recommend pairing his 360-Degree Liposuction to be paired with his state-of-the-art  SMART Tummy Tuck. A SMART Tummy Tuck is: S – Safe M – Muscular-Aponeurotic Resuspension A – Active R – Results T – Thin Scar Technique Once the unwanted fat has been eliminated using 360-Degree Liposuction, Dr. Ravi will perform a SMART Tummy Tuck, excising the remaining stretched skin and tightening muscles. Using a muscular-aponeurotic resuspension technique, Dr. Ravi will tighten the ‘six-pack’ in order to achieve a smoother, flatter abdomen. This technique also ensures a thin abdominal scar that is easily concealed under a swimsuit or underwear. Safer than traditional procedures, the SMART Tummy Tuck minimizes blood loss while optimizing comfort after the procedure. This state-of-the-art technique decreases post-op pain, limiting the need for narcotic medications, thus leaving a patient feeling more awake and energetic right after surgery. Patients may also choose to combine their 360-Degree Liposuction with a BodyTitePRO, thigh lift, brachioplasty, or a fat transfer procedure. This can also be a part of a Mommy Makeover involving the addition of a breast augmentation or lift with a SMART Tummy Tuck and 360-Degree Liposuction. The right set of techniques for the most comprehensive results will be determined during your new patient consultation with Dr. Ravi.

See the Smart Tummy Tuck and 360-Degree Liposuction Transformation for Yourself:

Dr. Ravi has an extensive library of before and after pictures of recent Smart Tummy Tuck patients. Take a few minutes to look through these so that you can become familiar with your potential results. Check out Dr. Ravi on YouTube and his Smart Tummy Tuck and 360-Degree Liposuction transformations. When you are ready to find out if a SMART Tummy Tuck with 360-Degree Liposuction is right for you, call Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Associates at 281-242-1061 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Ravi. We are conveniently located in Houston, Texas off I-10 in the Spring Valley area of Memorial.

Houston’s Top Plastic Surgery Procedures to Help You Get Your Summer Body This Winter

Sweater weather has finally arrived in Houston! But it’s easy to forget that the warm summer months are right around the corner. For this reason, every year most of us end up feeling unprepared for the arrival of bikini season. This year, be proactive. Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics’ board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ravi Somayazula, recommends these top five procedures you can have this winter that guarantees to help achieve your ideal summer figure. Continue reading Houston’s Top Plastic Surgery Procedures to Help You Get Your Summer Body This Winter

Chin Liposuction

Do you have stubborn deposit of fat that will not disappear from your jawline or neck despite a healthy diet and consistent exercise plan? This is a common issue for many men and women, regardless of their age, weight, or build. Often the result of genetics and the normal aging process, this accumulation of submental fat, more commonly called the double chin, can significantly age the appearance and detract from otherwise attractive facial features. As one of Houston’s most trusted, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Ravi Somayazula, is here to help with frustrating fat along the jaw and neck using his customizable chin and neck liposuction procedure. The same beloved surgery that has helped countless men and women achieve slimmer bodies can also be used to refine and rejuvenate the face, as well.

“Both men and women express their dissatisfaction with unsightly accumulation of fat at the lower part of their face leading to a double chin. This can cause their faces to prematurely age as well as give a false sense of being overweight. A neck lift is not appropriate for everyone with this problem and the desired outcome can be accomplished with liposuction alone or liposuction with radiofrequency FaceTite.” – Dr. Ravi Somayazula

Facial (chin and neck) liposuction can:
  • Eliminate your double chin (submental fat)
  • Remove fat along your checks (a “baby face” or “chipmunk” appearance)
  • Address other pockets of facial fat that prove resistant to diet and exercise
  • Sculpt the tissue along your neck
  • Define your jawline and bring balance to the facial features
  • Provide long-lasting facial rejuvenation

These before & after photos are from a specific patient. Results may vary. Schedule a personalized consultation with our doctor to learn more.


Chin and neck contouring are performed using a minimally invasive liposuction technique designed especially for the tight area at and below the jawline. Using very tiny incisions that will ultimately disappear, the unwanted fat is gently removed, creating a firmer, smoother, and more refined appearance. The procedure can dramatically improve the overall look, balancing the surrounding facial features, including the nose and cheekbones. Best of all, the eliminated fatty tissue will not return, meaning long-lasting facial rejuvenation. Depending on your quality of skin, liposuction alone may be enough to tighten the skin in that area, but if you are a little bit older or already have loose skin in that area you can benefit from combining FaceTite and Morpheus8 treatments.


Plan on spending about one hour at your initial chin liposuction consultation with Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Associates. Dr. Ravi and your patient care coordinator will spend the necessary time to discuss the options and techniques available to improve the look of your chin and neck. A thorough examination will be performed to evaluate the fat deposits and your skin elasticity. Patients with good skin elasticity can achieve a beautiful contouring of the neck with liposuction alone, however, others may require some minor skin tightening. Keeping your personal aesthetic goals in mind, Dr. Ravi will create the ideal treatment plan, which may include additional techniques such as dermal fillers to improve the shape of the jawline. During your consultation, Dr. Ravi may also discuss Kybella® as a noninvasive alternative to chin liposuction, should it be right for you. During this appointment, Dr. Ravi will make sure you learn all that is necessary in order to make an informed decision regarding your upcoming procedure. You will not feel any pressure to move forward and will be encouraged to ask as many questions as you like. At this time, the exact price of your chin liposuction will be determined, and our patient coordinator will review all of your payment options.

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Almost any healthy patient with realistic expectations is an excellent candidate for chin or neck liposuction. For the best outcome with liposuction alone, patients should have good tissue elasticity, usually still seen in those under the age of 40 to 45. Taut tissue ensures that once the fat cells are eliminated, the skin will bounce back, providing the desired facial contours. If the skin is very lax, it can droop; in this case, combining FaceTite and Morpheus8 treatments to tighten the stretched out skin. Additionally, Dr. Ravi recommends that patients be at a stable and healthy weight before considering chin and neck liposuction. As with other fat reduction procedures, facial liposuction is not a weight loss solution or an alternative to diet and exercise.


Two to three weeks prior to your procedure, an appointment is scheduled to allow you time to sign all informed consent forms, and have your ‘before’ photos taken. You will meet again with Dr. Ravi to review a detailed informational packet containing specific instructions for before and after your upcoming liposuction procedure, as well as a complete list of “dos and don’ts”. Dr. Ravi will write the necessary prescriptions, including an antibiotic, pain and anti-nausea medications as needed. These should be filled prior to the day of surgery. Be prepared to follow all of these instructions closely to ensure the best possible results. To prevent excessive bruising, we recommend stopping the use of aspirin and all other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as Ibuprofen) for at least one week before and one week after your chin liposuction. Herbs and supplements should also be stopped for at least one week prior to the procedure as this can delay healing. To minimize potential complications, all patients must stop smoking at least four weeks before the procedure and not resume nicotine products until four weeks after their chin liposuction.


The duration of your surgery will depend on the extent of correction desired and if any additional procedures will be performed. On average, chin liposuction can take about one hour. The outpatient procedure can be performed under general or local anesthesia at an accredited hospital or surgical center. For your safety, each procedure will be monitored by a board-certified anesthesiologist. Dr. Ravi begins his chin liposuction by making a couple of tiny incisions along the target area. From here, a cannula (a small, hollow tube) will be inserted. As Dr. Ravi breaks up the fatty tissue, it is suctioned away through the cannula. The removal of unwanted fat cells will continue until Dr. Ravi has sculpted the chin and neck, achieving the desired results.


Expect to see some localized swelling, bruising, and discoloration immediately after your chin liposuction procedure. Temporary numbness and tingling are also possibly, but not common. Post-op discomfort is generally mild and manageable. Over the next seven to ten days, the bruising and swelling will improve. By about 6 weeks you with notice a slimmer facial profile and a well-defined chin. A chin strap or compression wrap will be put in place immediately following your procedure. This will aid in the prevention of fluid collection and minimize swelling. Dr. Ravi will provide specific instructions on your chin strap, which will need to be worn initially around the clock, then only at night. Most of your daily activities can be resumed within a few days, however, exercise and heavy lifting should be postponed until you feel back to normal. While Dr. Ravi’s chin liposuction incisions are meticulously placed, scarring may initially appear red or raised. Over the next couple of months, this discoloration will fade, becoming less noticeable and well-hidden in the natural contours of the jawline. Results from chin liposuction can be seen almost immediately. As the swelling diminishes and the area heals, you will begin to see a more contoured chin and sculpted jawline. Dr. Ravi is able to achieve such natural-looking results with his chin liposuction procedure that your friends and family will never know anything was done - unless you let them in on your secret!


Dr. Ravi Somayazula is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has over 10 years of plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery experience. Trained at Rutgers University and New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Ravi completed his general surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts at Berkshire Medical Center, followed by a highly competitive fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Lahey Clinic and Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Patient safety and a gentle, informative bedside manner are the cornerstones of Dr. Ravi’s practice, ensuring every patient is comfortable with their procedure and satisfied with their results. Basic information on the internet is a good place to start researching chin liposuction, however, it is no substitute for a personal consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. This appointment provides a private and confidential time for Dr. Ravi to answer all of your questions about facial (chin and neck) liposuction in-depth, as they relate to your unique situation. Dr. Ravi and the team at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics will be here to guide you through all of the vital steps of an informed decision-making process and we will map out the chin liposuction treatment plan that best fits your needs. We invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ravi today. Call Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics at 281.242.1061 or fill out our online Contact Us form to have our patient coordinator reach out to you.


  • What is chin liposuction?
    Chin or neck liposuction is a minimally invasive technique used to sculpt the lower face from the jawline down to the neck. Genetics, weight fluctuations, and the normal aging process can cause extra pockets of stubborn fat to accumulate under the chin and across the neck, lovingly referred to as a double chin. The chin liposuction procedure eliminates this excess fatty tissue and fullness in this area, contouring the neck and chin for a more graceful and youthful appearance.
  • Am I a good candidate for a breast augmentation?
    Almost any woman who is looking to improve the shape or size of her chest may be a potential candidate for the breast augmentation procedure. An ideal candidate will be over 18, with fully matured breasts, and in overall good health. Potential patients should have a full understanding of the surgical process and hold realistic expectations for the final results.
  • Could I make a good candidate for chin liposuction with Dr. Ravi?
    The ideal chin liposuction patient will be in overall good health. Patients who are struggling with a double chin or puffy, bulky fat along their jawline and neck will see excellent results from the technique, especially if they still have reasonably good skin elasticity. Candidates will understand the procedure, commit to the recovery guidelines, and will hold reasonable expectations for their chin liposuction results. A confidential consultation will be arranged with Dr. Ravi prior to scheduling your procedure; at this time, it will be determined if chin liposuction is the right technique for your needs.
  • When can I return to work after my breast augmentation procedure?
    While the recovery from a breast augmentation take approximately one week, most women are feeling good enough to return to work or school in three to five days.
  • What can I expect to improve with chin liposuction?
    Chin liposuction can successfully improve submental fat, or the double chin, as well as fullness down the neck. Performed alone, chin liposuction can enhance the appearance, taking years off your look. When combined with additional techniques, such as a neck lift to remove stretch skin, or dermal fillers, adding definition to the jawline and facial feature, optimal results can be seen.
  • How long does chin liposuction take to perform?
    Dr. Ravi’s chin liposuction procedure is performed in a local, accredited surgical suite under full or local anesthesia. The outpatient technique takes about one hour to perform. Patients will be resting at home the same afternoon.
  • When can I go back to work after my chin liposuction?
    In general, most patients are feeling well enough to return to work three to four days after their chin liposuction procedure. Initially, a head wrap or chin strap will need to be worn to promote healing, skin tightening and diminish swelling. This strap can be worn only at night when instructed by Dr. Ravi. Bruising and swelling are common during this time, but these will diminish over the first post-op week.
  • How much does Dr. Ravi’s chin liposuction cost?
    The cost of your chin liposuction procedure will vary according to your unique situation, including the extent of correction and what, if any, additional techniques will be performed. In general, the procedure can range from $4,600 to $6,700 with the addition of FaceTite and Morpheus8. At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, the price we quote you will be all-inclusive. This covers the surgeon’s fees, anesthesiologist’s fees, the operating suite, compression garments, and follow-up appointments. During your consultation appointment, Dr. Ravi will create your individual chin liposuction treatment plan and determine the exact cost of your procedure. Our patient coordinator will also review all of your payment options, including medical financing.


Stubborn areas of isolated fat are a common issue for both men and women. No matter how healthy the lifestyle or regular the workouts, frustrating fatty deposits can appear almost anywhere on the body. Whether due to weight fluctuations, hormonal changes, age, or genetics, these areas of fat are often resistant to diet and exercise. The most effective method for ridding the body of stubborn fat is liposuction. Trusted for decades, liposuction can reduce localized pockets of fat and restore a sculpted figure. Dr. Ravi Somayazula and the team at Houston’s Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics starts with a comprehensive visit to learn more about your goals and helps to determine a path to a more defined you.

The Liposuction Technique:

Liposuction is a tried and true method of fat reduction, using a thin cannula (hollow tube) to remove fat cells from beneath the skin. This surgical technique is performed on an outpatient basis, with most patients resting at home the same day. Liposuction is safe, providing dramatic results in the body’s shape and curves that may not be possible with diet and exercise alone. Best of all, as fat cells are removed, the body sculpting results of liposuction are long-lasting with the maintenance of your body weight. To Dr. Ravi, liposuction is not simply removing fat, but an opportunity to use cutting-edge techniques to sculpt a more contoured body.

Liposuction be used to improve the:
  • Abdomen (Muffin Top)
  • Bra Rolls
  • Thighs
  • Flanks (Love Handles)
  • Chin and Neck/Jowls
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Male Breasts

Dr. Ravi’s liposuction techniques may be enough to provide significant results on their own. However, for optimal body contouring in some patients, Dr. Ravi combines liposuction with additional cosmetic surgery techniques, such as the Tummy Tuck or Brachioplasty. Dr. Ravi’s Mommy Makeover is typically a combination of a breast procedure and Tummy Tuck with the addition of liposuction. Individually designed by Dr. Ravi to address each women’s specific needs after pregnancy. The Body Lift surgery was created especially for those patients who have been through a massive weight loss, utilizing both liposuction and skin excision techniques along with muscle tightening, helping to achieve a tauter, smoother figure. During the consultation appointment, Dr. Ravi will determine the best technique(s) to achieve the individual patient’s desired results.

These before & after photos are from a specific patient. Results may vary. Schedule a personalized consultation with our doctor to learn more.

Why Choose Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics for Liposuction?

Board certified and Harvard-trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Ravi Somayazula has a special interest in liposuction and brings his continuing education and technique advances to his Houston liposuction patients. Specializing in forward thinking and state-of-the-art techniques for the breast and body, Dr. Ravi offers natural, body changing results. As a team, Dr. Ravi and his staff of aesthetic professionals strive to create a long-lasting relationship with each patient. Starting with a confidential, personalized consultation, Dr. Ravi walks each patient through their desired procedure, step-by-step.

"I gained about 30 lbs in my first year of marriage and decided it's time to get back to the 'old but upgraded me.' I am week 3 post op and have seen him twice after to check progress. I am in love with my new body. Dr. Ravi is amazing!!! Thank you for giving me back my figure." - C.W., Sugar Land, TX

The Ideal Liposuction Candidate:

The best candidates for liposuction are both men and women struggling with stubborn areas of fat, such as Love Handles, a Muffin Top, or Double Chin, despite being at a stable weight. Potential patients should be in good health, fully understand the liposuction procedure, and hold realistic expectations for their final results.

Liposuction should never be used as a method of weight loss or as an alternative to diet and exercise. Candidates should be close to their desired body weight, with good tissue elasticity. If the skin is too lax, it will not bounce back after liposuction, risking additional sagging as the tissues heal. In this case, Dr. Ravi may recommend a skin excision technique, as well, to achieve the desired results.

Your Liposuction Consultation:

Dr. Ravi’s liposuction procedure will be customized, based on your specific needs and aesthetic goals. Prior to your liposuction surgery, a private consultation with will be scheduled with Dr. Ravi and the patient coordinator. At this time, Dr. Ravi will get to the know your personal situation and lifestyle. He will discuss the various options and techniques for liposuction, showing before/after photographs of his recent patients. Next, Dr. Ravi will perform a thorough physical examination before determining the best approach to meet your individual desires.

Bringing a great bedside manner to every procedure, Dr. Ravi encourages you to become thoroughly informed during the consultation appointment. Please be sure to set aside an hour to an hour and a half for your appointment, allowing time for a thorough evaluation.

The Liposuction Pre-Op Evaluation:

Approximately two weeks before the liposuction procedure, you will be seen for a preoperative appointment. During this visit, you will be asked to sign all necessary surgical consent forms and take “Before” photographs. A detailed informational packet, with specific instructions for before and after your surgery will be provided. Dr. Ravi will review a list of “do’s and don’ts”, ensuring that you are knowledgeable and ready for the upcoming procedure. At this time, Dr. Ravi will write several prescriptions which need to be filled prior to the day of surgery, including an antibiotic, pain, and anti-nausea medications.


  • To prevent excessive bruising, stop aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), such as Ibuprofen, a week before surgery.
  • Herbs and supplements should be stopped a week before surgery, as these can cause complications and interrupt the healing process.
  • Stop smoking at least four weeks before your liposuction procedure, and do not resume nicotine products for at least four weeks after surgery, to avoid unnecessary complications and delayed wound healing.
  • For the best possible results, closely follow all instructions provided by Dr. Ravi. Should any questions or concerns arise, contact Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics immediately.

These before & after photos are from a specific patient. Results may vary. Schedule a personalized consultation with our doctor to learn more.

The Liposuction Procedure:

Dr. Ravi’s liposuction procedure is performed on an outpatient basis at a local, accredited surgical center, under general anesthesia or local sedation. Depending on the specific technique and extent of correction, liposuction can take from one to four hours.

To begin the liposuction procedure, Dr. Ravi will make several small incisions, 4-5 mm in length, along the target area. From here, a thin cannula or small tube, will be inserted into the fat layer. Dr. Ravi will use the cannula to carefully break up the underlying fat cells. The unwanted fat is then vacuumed away through the cannula. Dr. Ravi will meticulously sculpt the target area until the desired fat has been eliminated and the desired results are achieved. Then a compression garment will be put in place to facilitate healing and reduce the chance for post-op swelling.

Some people wonder what is done with this removed fat. In most cases this fat is thrown away, but you do have the option of using your own body’s natural fat to add volume to other areas of your body. A Fat Transfer is when you take freshly removed fat via liposuction which is then cleaned and purified in order to inject it into other areas of needed volume. This can include to the breasts, buttocks for a Brazilian Butt Lift and face.

Getting Back to Normal After Liposuction:

Before leaving the surgical center, Dr. Ravi will provide clear instructions on how long the compression garment should be worn after your liposuction procedure. During the first one to two weeks, drainage will occur from your incisions which is a normal part of the healing process as your body is ridding itself of extra fluid. This helps prevent blood or fluid from building up beneath the skin.

It is common to experience redness, bruising, and swelling after liposuction. Additionally, you may be tired and sore for the first several days. Everyone will experience their liposuction recovery differently. While most patients are able to resume light activities and work within the first week, others may require additional days of recovery before returning to their daily routine. Exercise should be postponed for four to six weeks, or until Dr. Ravi gives the green light to add slowly add more strenuous activities. However, it is extremely important to start walking as much as possible immediately after surgery. Arnica is a natural herbal medication known to improve swelling and bruising.

Liposuction Results:

Liposuction Before and After

These before & after photos are from a specific patient. Results may vary. Schedule a personalized consultation with our doctor to learn more.

While some benefits from liposuction may be noticeable immediately, the area will remain hard and swollen for several weeks. Over the following 3 to 6 months, as the body heals and residual swelling resolves, the overall contouring results from Dr. Ravi’s liposuction can be seen. The enhancements from surgery will continue to improve over the next six to twelve months.

Since fat cells have been eliminated, the results from liposuction are long-lasting. However, the remaining fatty tissue (because not every single fat cell can be removed) can begin to expand if a significant amount of weight is put on. Therefore, patients are encouraged to adopt a healthy lifestyle and exercise routine. This will ensure the benefits of treatment can last for years to come.

Dr. Ravi through years of experience incorporates the most innovative, cutting-edge liposuction techniques available, making his procedures both safe and effective. However, liposuction is an invasive procedure, holding a small chance for complications to occur. While rare, there is always a slight risk for unexpected bleeding, scarring, infection, asymmetry, and nerve damage. Choosing an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Ravi, ensures patients achieve satisfying results in the safest of environments.

Contact Us To Find Out If Liposuction Is Right For You:

Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics is happy to provide you with this basic liposuction information, however, there is no substitute for a personal consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. Call Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic at 281-241-1061 to schedule your consultation, or fill out our online Contact Us form. During your initial appointment, our friendly staff will provide in-depth answers to all of your questions about liposuction, the technique’s recovery requirements, and fully explain your financing options. The team at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics is here to guide you each step of the way, always ensuring an informed decision-making process.

Liposuction FAQ:

  • What is lipsuction?
    Liposuction is a plastic surgical technique designed to eliminate isolated areas of fat. As one of the most trusted plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States each year, liposuction has the ability to contour almost any area of the body, permanently reducing stubborn fat.
  • Am I a good candidate for liposuction at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics?
    Almost anyone interested in eliminating isolated areas of fatty tissue, to improve the body’s shape and contour, may make a good candidate for liposuction. Potential patients should be in overall good health, around their ideal body weight with reasonable expectations for their final results.
  • How long will Dr. Ravi’s liposuction procedure take to perform?
    Depending on the individual patient and the technique used, Dr. Ravi’s liposuction procedure can take from one to four hours.
  • When can I return to work after liposuction?
    Following their liposuction procedure, most patients are feeling good enough to return to work, school, and routine activities in a week or less. Keep in mind that every individual does heal differently.
  • What are the potential complications of liposuction?
    Liposuction from Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics is considered a safe and effective procedure. However, although rare, there is always a small chance for complications to occur after the semi-invasive procedure. Side-effects from liposuction may include unexpected bleeding, infection, scarring, blood clots, fat embolism, and nerve damage. During your liposuction consultation appointment, Dr. Ravi will carefully review the potential for side-effects and complications.