During tummy tuck surgery, fat that has proven difficult to eliminate through diet and exercise is removed from the abdominal area, allowing the underlying structure to be more fully defined. The removal of stubborn fat deposits is often necessary for proper sculpting during tummy tuck surgery and traditional liposuction is certainly an effective way to achieve this goal.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your body, now is a great time to take action. It can take several weeks or even a few months for results from non-surgical options to fully materialize. It may take a similar amount of time to fully recover from surgical options. If you are ready to transform your body for the better, give us a call today to schedule a consultation and let us help you look and feel your very best just in time for the summer. Continue reading Dr. Ravi’s Summer Body Transformation Guide
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.
While each mommy makeover surgery is customized, some procedures are more common than others. Five of the most common are:
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.
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.
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 Sculptra®. 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.