Body Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
Dr. Ravi Somayazula is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon with more than a decade of aesthetic experience. His expertise and specialization in cosmetic body contouring surgery make him one of Houston’s most sought-after surgeons. After mastering his own innovative set of techniques, he brings his female and male patients their desired results in a safe setting. Today’s body contouring procedures can take years off your appearance, restoring a youthful figure that can last for years to come.
Each body contouring surgery initially starts with a confidential consultation with Dr. Ravi and one of our highly educated Patient Care Coordinators. During this individualized time, Dr. Ravi will learn about your medical background, perform a physical exam and evaluate your concerns. Most importantly, Dr. Ravi will come to understand your lifestyle, current needs, and future goals. Finally, a personalized treatment plan will be created, walking you step-by-step through the process, from start to finish.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Stubborn abdominal fat and loose skin is a common problem for many men and women. In some cases, diet and exercise may be enough to decrease fat composition, but in most cases, loose skin cannot be tightened up. Dr. Ravi’s tummy tuck removed areas of excess abdominal skin while utilizing power-assisted liposuction to contour the surrounding fat deposits. The abdominal muscles are reinforced to provide an internal corset for making the tummy appear taut and smooth. Best of all, the thin scar is well-concealed by underwear or a swimsuit. A tummy tuck can dramatically restore confidence in your appearance.
Dr. Ravi is well known in Houston for his Mommy Makeovers. A Mommy Makeover is a combination of both surgical and non-surgical procedures to improve overall body and face contours. These can be performed during one surgery or as part of multiple staged procedures. While a Mommy Makeover is designed to address the changes that occur during pregnancy, motherhood, and aging, the combination of procedures can be performed on almost anyone, including men (termed a Daddy Do-Over). A Mommy Makeover generally consists of an abdomen procedure such as a tummy tuck with liposuction and a breast procedure, such as a breast augmentation or lift. However, each procedure is tailored to the patient and can include additional techniques such as a Brazilian Butt Lift or an Arm Lift.
Targeting isolated areas of fat, power-assisted liposuction is consistently one of the most popular cosmetic procedures around the world. The semi-invasive technique can address deposits of fat anywhere on the body, including the abdomen, waist, thighs, back, arms, and the chin. During the procedure, Dr. Ravi will meticulously sculpt the area to meet your desires. With a proper diet and a routine exercise schedule, the results from liposuction can last for many years to come. Liposuction can be performed by itself or in combination with other procedures.
Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics’ Vaser Liposuction is a cutting edge tool that improves the results of traditional power-assisted liposuction. By utilizing ultrasound technology to melt target fat cells, Dr. Ravi has the ability to achieve more precise results.
BodyTite™ PRO is a unique, minimally invasive technique using radiofrequency energy to tighten all layer of loose skin plus eliminate underlying fat. The treatment provides immediate results with noticeably tighter, firmer skin. By utilizing BodyTite™ PRO in certain patients, surgical scars are no longer required as part of excisional procedures like tummy tuck, thigh lift, arm lift or neck lift. BodyTite™ PRO can be used on many areas of the body and face (known as FaceTite). Patients experience both immediate and long-term results as skin tightening continues to improve for up to one year after treatment. The technique offers decreased visible scars and downtime, plus can be performed without anesthesia.
Brazilian Butt Lift
Designed to add volume and improve the shape of the buttocks, Dr. Ravi’s Brazilian Butt Lift (also known as Fat Transfer to Buttocks) improves the look of buttocks while creating a more curvaceous, feminine figure. Liposuction is first performed at areas that could use an improvement in contours, such as the abdomen or thighs. This fat is then purified before being injected into multiple planes of the buttocks, creating soft, natural-looking results. Dr. Ravi creates a custom-tailored Brazilian Butt Lift surgical plan around the individual patient’s needs, ensuring a safe procedure.
The fat transfer is a popular technique in which the body’s own fat is taken from one or multiple areas and added to another area to increase volume and shape. Using his artistic and safe liposuction technique, Dr. Ravi will extract the desired fat, while sculpting the donor area, most often the abdomen or thighs. This fat is then purified and meticulously reinjected into the target area. Most commonly targeted areas are buttocks, breasts, face, and calves. Since this technique uses your own tissue, results are long-lasting and there is no chance for an allergic reaction.
Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
With age and weight fluctuations, unwanted fat and lax tissue can develop along the upper arm. Over time, this tissue can become flabby and jiggly, causing many women to forgo sleeveless or short-sleeve tops. The arm lift is a specialized procedure designed to sculpt the upper arm. Using an incision along the inner arm, running from the armpit to the elbow, Dr. Ravi will excise the excess fat and stretched skin. He will then suture the remaining tissue taut, creating a youthful look to the upper arms.
Buttock Lift (Gluteoplasty)
A buttock lift is a surgical procedure tailored to lifting and reshaping the bottom. Weight fluctuations, pregnancy, aging, and genetic disposition can contribute to a changing appearance in the buttocks. A gluteoplasty can improve the look of small, flabby, asymmetrical, or sagging buttocks by eliminating the extra skin while lifting the remaining skin to create a higher and shapelier derriere. The buttock lift can also be combined with a Brazilian Butt Lift to achieve optimal results.
Dr. Ravi’s innovative body lift procedure addresses the lower portion of the torso, lifting the buttocks, smoothing the lower back, addressing lax tissue along the abdomen, and eliminating stubborn ‘love handles’. A 360º beltline incision runs all the way around the midsection, allowing Dr. Ravi to remove excess, stretched skin. Liposuction is can be used to reduce stubborn fat and further improve contours. Dr. Ravi will pull tissues and skin to a tight, smooth position for a rejuvenated physical appearance.
Many women struggle with excess tissue and unwanted cellulite along their thighs. Genetic disposition combined with weight fluctuations and aging can contribute to large, dimpled thighs. The thigh lift from Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics will use an incision along the inner thigh, excising the unwanted skin and fat. Dr. Ravi will lift the remaining skin tissue, sculpting the thighs. A thigh lift allows women to once again wear shorts, miniskirts, and a bathing suit with confidence.
Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss
Major weight loss is life-changing. Unfortunately, even after the extra fat has disappeared, many people will struggle with the remaining stretched skin. This loose skin is impossible to eliminate with only diet and exercise. This can ultimately reduce confidence and take away from the curvaceous body that you worked so hard to achieve. Dr. Ravi specializes in body contouring procedures that address the needs of a patient who has gone through a major weight loss, both through diet or a gastric bypass. Each procedure will be tailored to every individual’s specific needs, often including a body lift, thigh lift, or tummy tuck.
A large or misshapen labia can be a source of embarrassment during intimate situations. Even worse, excess labial tissue can rub under tight clothing and pinch during sexual intercourse causing discomfort and pain. The labiaplasty from Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics sculpts and reshapes the labia, addressing large, misshapen, or asymmetrical tissue. The final results look natural and give women back a sense of confidence in their relationships.
Sculptra Sagging, loose skin can occur anywhere on the body and affect your appearance. As we age, our skin loses elasticity and collagen, causing it to droop and wrinkle. Significant weight fluctuations, pregnancies, and sun damage can also contribute to loss of firmness. While creams and lotions may provide temporary plumping effects, they cannot reverse the root cause of skin laxity. Renuvion treatments offer an effective way to smooth and tighten skin for more youthful contours and improved body satisfaction.
Find Out Which Body Contouring Procedure is Best for You
If you are considering a body contouring procedure, look no further than Houston’s Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics. Dr. Ravi is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 10 years of experience. To get an idea of your potential results, look through his extensive library of Before and After pictures. When you are ready to move forward, schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Ravi to discuss your goals and desired results. Call Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics at 832-937-3811 or fill out our online Contact Us form to have our patient coordinator reach out to you.