What Happens During Breast Implant Revision Surgery?

What happens after you have your breast implants removed? Watch our newest video with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula as he explores the recent work done for a female patient who wanted breast implant revision after having hers removed after almost 15 years. There are numerous reasons a patient might choose to have breast implants removed, while most are designed to last up to 20 years before needing to be replaced. 

What Happens During Breast Implant Revision?

For this particular patient, the removal created significant scarring and folds in the soft tissue envelope of the breasts. This typically occurs as the skin stretches over the breast implant for numerous years—similar to the excess skin you might see after significant weight loss. Feeling beautiful and confident in your skin is essential. The breasts and chest area tend to be one of the most common causes of concern we hear about from clients. 

But our patient also had other concerns. She carried extra weight around her outer and inner thighs—an area she also wanted to address. Dr. Ravi addressed both of her issues: Revising the scarring and tissue folds caused by the implant removal and contouring the upper thighs for a trimmer look. That excess fat would become the perfect natural filler to rebuild her breasts. 

Rebuilding with Fat Grafting and Breast Augmentation

In this combined procedure, Dr. Ravi used liposuction to remove her excess thigh fat in a thigh contouring procedure. He also performed a breast augmentation and placed IDEAL implants, a type of structured saline breast implant. Then, through a harvesting and purification process, Dr. Ravi performed a fat grafting procedure using the patient’s own thigh fat to help smooth and round out the patient’s chest. 

The procedure left Dr. Ravi’s patient with full, rounded breasts with a very natural look. She also benefited from a more sculpted and trimmed appearance around the thighs. Combining procedures allowed her to maximize her results and minimize down time post-procedure. 

Curious how pairing procedures like breast augmentation and fat grafting can transform your breasts? Call our Houston, Texas, office at 832-937-3811 or visit us online at www.bodybyravi.com to schedule your consultation with Dr. Ravi and his team of experienced professionals today. We are also happy to offer virtual consultations for patients. 

Three Breast Surgery Without Implant Options

Frequently, breast enhancement is equated with breast implants. However, several ways to improve the size and shape of the breasts do not involve implants at all.

At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula is devoted to helping individuals reach their goals. If you are interested in breast enhancement without implants, get in touch and schedule your consultation today to learn more about your options. Continue reading Three Breast Surgery Without Implant Options

What Are the Most Common Costs Associated With a Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation can improve the breasts’ size, shape, and symmetry. Consistently one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures, several different techniques, options, and approaches can influence its cost.

Dr. Ravi Somayazula, a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than a decade of experience, is committed to utilizing the safest, most advanced, and least traumatic breast augmentation techniques available. These include:

  • Keller Funnel® Implant Insertion. Breast implant insertion with the Keller Funnel allows for a “No-Touch Techniques” along with a much smaller incision versus a traditional technique. By using this specialized funnel, the implants never come in contact with the patient’s skin or the gloves of the surgeon. This not only decrease the risks of infection but also is the least traumatic insertion. There have also been studies that indicate the use of the Keller Funnel also minimizes the chances of capsular contracture, which is internal scarring.
  • Exparel® Non-Opioid Analgesic. Dr. Ravi injects Exparel, a local long-acting anesthetic, directly into breast tissue to decrease postoperative discomfort for up to 72 hours. The use of this has allowed our patients to reduce the need for narcotic pain medications following breast augmentation. Exparel® allows for a shorter recovery period as well, with many women able to return to work after three to four days

These advanced, patient-focused options will factor into the total cost of your breast augmentation procedure at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics. Additional charges associated with the procedure include:

  • Facility Fees. Dr. Ravi performs breast augmentation in our private, nationally accredited AAAASF surgical facility staffed with highly trained professionals, including specialized plastic surgery nurses, to help ensure patient safety
  • Board-Certified Anesthesiologists Fees. The anesthesiologist overseeing pain management is present throughout the procedure to further ensure patient comfort and safety

Breast Implant Placement

Dr. Ravi uses FDA-approved breast implants for all augmentation procedures. These can be inserted over or under the muscles in the chest, depending on factors, such as how much breast tissue is present, that are unique to the patient. Where implants are inserted can influence the length of surgery and may have a negligible impact on breast augmentation costs.

We offer both silicone and saline round breast implants to ensure optimal personalization. The types of breast implant selected will also have an impact on the total cost of your procedure. 

Silicone implants that Dr. Ravi chooses to work with are the full line Allergan Natrelle Gel Implants. These include the responsive, soft touch and cohesive gel implants. Costs do vary with these. During your consultation specific measurements are taken by Dr. Ravi himself to determine size, projection and placement.

Dr. Ravi is a trusted and award-winning plastic surgeon who takes the time to discuss all options and provide detailed information about procedural costs to help ensure patients are making the best decisions for their needs. If you have been considering breast augmentation in the Houston area, call us at 281-242-1061 to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you reach your goals. 

How Can You Get The Best Mommy Makeover Results?


Mommy makeover surgery helps to improve physical comfort and overall appearance following pregnancy. Many changes, including the accumulation of additional fat, stretching of the skin, and temporary enlargement of the breasts, can result in lumpy and uneven portions of the body, areas with loose and hanging skin, stretch marks, and deflated and asymmetrical breasts.

Mommy makeover surgery combines specific procedures to help enhance the entire frame. In the hands of a qualified and experienced surgeon, the procedure can have a profoundly positive impact on your self-esteem and confidence.

Choosing the Best Practice for Your Procedure

The first step in obtaining the best mommy makeover results is choosing the right plastic surgery practice for your procedure. Before you commit to a surgeon, do your research to make sure that:

  • The surgeon is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
  • The procedure will be performed in an accredited surgical facility
  • The techniques used are advanced and efficacious, and as minimally invasive as possible
  • Follow up visits are included in the cost of your procedure

When you are selecting a surgeon, take time to ask all of your questions and carefully gauge the surgeon’s responses. Be sure also to look at before and after photos and to read patient reviews, both online and on the doctor’s website, to get a better understanding of the way they treat their patients and their overall skill.

If you feel at all dissatisfied or uncomfortable with a surgeon, move on. Mommy makeover surgery is a big commitment. Selecting the right surgeon helps to ensure the most comfortable experience.

Why Choose Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics?

Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Ravi Somayazula, is Harvard-trained, board-certified by the ABPS, and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He performs all mommy makeovers in our private and accredited surgical suite.

Bringing decades of experience into every mommy makeover procedure he performs, Dr. Ravi regularly participates in continuing education courses, enabling him to incorporate the latest, safest, and most effective techniques to improve patient comfort and outcomes. This includes touchless breast implant insertion and advanced liposuction techniques that work to minimize risks while optimizing results. During your initial consultation and at all points after, we encourage you to ask any questions you have, enabling us to provide you with the straightforward information you need to make the best decision for your needs.

Please call Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics at 281-242-1061 to schedule your mommy makeover consultation today.

Breast Implant Revision: What Are Your Options?


Breast implant revision is designed to address issues that may arise in the months or even years following breast augmentation. In some cases, these issues are aesthetic, such as asymmetrical results or dissatisfaction with the size, shape, or projection of the implants. Others are related to comfort, such as in cases where capsular contracture has occurred. While much less common, some implants may also require replacement due to developed imperfections like wrinkles and ripples, folds, and deflation. Continue reading Breast Implant Revision: What Are Your Options?

Five Different Procedures You Can Add to Your Mommy Makeover


There is an endless combination of surgical procedures that can be added to a mommy makeover surgery, enabling Houston’s top board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula to address the specific concerns of each individual patient. The best way to learn which options would be right for your exact concerns is through a one-on-one consultation at our comfortable and welcoming Houston office.
Continue reading Five Different Procedures You Can Add to Your Mommy Makeover

Four Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon About Breast Implant Replacement


Breast implant replacement may become necessary following breast implant rupture or leak. It may also be necessary due to malposition, implant rippling or wrinkling, or similar aesthetic issues. Continue reading Four Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon About Breast Implant Replacement

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.

How to Prepare For Your Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery.  At your consultation, Dr. Ravi will discuss with you if you are a good candidate for the procedure as well as discussing the few and low likely risks involved. One of the most effective ways to guard against these potentialities is through close adherence to the pre and postoperative directions provided by our office. While these will be covered in detail before your procedure, below are some basic steps that will be useful in preparation for your
breast augmentation procedure. Continue reading How to Prepare For Your Breast Augmentation