06/08/2021 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
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Ravi Somayazula cares deeply about the health, safety, and satisfaction of each patient he sees. Taking time to understand the unique anatomy, desires, and ultimate goals of our breast augmentation patients, Dr. Ravi carefully plans and performs these procedures with the attention of an artist. This helps to ensure each breast enlargement is both natural-looking and complementary to surrounding features. Continue reading How Does Dr. Ravi Personalize Your Breast Augmentation?
Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics offers a number of different cosmetic breast surgery options – each designed to produce specific results. The type of breast surgery that will be of most benefit to you is entirely dependent on factors unique to your desires, your natural anatomy, and your ultimate goals. Continue reading Which Breast Surgery is Right for You?
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?
There are two possible fillings for breast implants
Silicone is a synthetic polymer that, as a breast implant filling, tends to produce a more natural look and feel. Saline is a sterile saltwater solution that tends to make implants look fuller and more rounded.
Both types of breast implants are approved by the FDA and are considered safe for breast augmentation.
While both types of breast implants are safe, there are certain advantages each offers over the other.
Saline implants are filled after they have been placed. This may offer advantages such as a smaller incision and the ability to make slight adjustments to volume after the implants have been placed. This implant option may produce a firmer feel and fuller appearance than silicone alternatives as well.
Silicone implants tend to produce a look and feel that more closely resembles breast tissue. Form-stable implants, also known as “gummy bear breast implants,” have been designed to mimic breast tissue perfectly, allowing for natural-looking and lifelike results. Due to the viscosity of silicone breast implants, they are much less likely to develop aesthetic imperfections such as ripples, wrinkles, or bisection.
What About Breast Implant Rupture?
Breast implant rupture is a rare, but not impossible occurrence. According to the National Institutes of Health, saline breast implants rupture at a higher rate, but are easier to detect. When a saline implant ruptures, it deflates quickly, allowing the issue to be known immediately. The solution is safely absorbed by the body.
A ruptured silicone breast implant may not be as easy to detect at first. Form stable implants may never leak solution, but older models can slowly deflate, allowing the silicone to leak into the body. This may produce discomfort and change the appearance of your implants, but there is no established link between silicone breast implant rupture and serious medical issues.
If you have silicone breast implants, it may be a good idea to have an MRI or ultrasound every ten years to make sure there are no ruptures.
BIOCELL® Textured Breast Implants
In July of 2019, Allergan issued a voluntary recall of its BIOCELL® textured breast implants due to an increased risk of BIA-ALCL, a rare but deadly form of cancer. Evidence suggests that the issue lies with specific models of textured implants, not textured implants in general, with the BIOCELL® implant being linked to higher risks of BIA-ALCL.
All of the breast implants available through our office are FDA-approved and have been carefully selected for their quality and durability. If you have textured breast implants that you would like to have removed and replaced, Dr. Ravi would be happy to discuss your breast implant revision options. If you have BIOCELL® textured implants, Allergan may partially pay for the cost of replacement. This can be discussed in greater detail during your initial consultation.
Why Choose Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics for Your Breast Augmentation?
Dr. Ravi is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and holds himself to the highest standards of patient care. He uses advanced breast augmentation techniques, including the Keller Funnel® implant insertion option for silicone breast implants and Exparel® injections to decrease postoperative discomfort and speed the healing process.
Attentive, caring, and experienced, Dr. Ravi takes time to understand the individual needs of each patient and caters each treatment to produce the most ideal results.
To schedule your consultation with Dr. Ravi, please call 281-242-1061 today. Located in Houston, we welcome breast augmentation patients from The Woodlands, Katy, Sugar Land, and all surrounding areas.
Breast Augmentation surgery with breast implants continues to be a very popular surgery in Houston, one that is performed by our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula hundreds of times a year. A very common question we get asked is what the cost of a breast augmentation is. The answer dependents on many factors and includes many options.
09/15/2019 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.
Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, both Board-Certified Physicians, use 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.
Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics sends well wishes to all of those impacted by COVID-19. Dr. Ravi and our staff understand that this has impacted our community in multiple ways, but we are ready to support you in any way we can. Patients have multiple concerns and anxieties, and we want to assure you that as a medical practice, we are here for you.
Our office is currently open and ready to serve you. We are performing elective surgeries per Texas state guidelines at our Ambulatory Surgery Center, Houston Plastic Surgery Center. All surgical patients are required to test for Covid-19, this will be reviewed in detail with you by your Patient Care Coordinator. We are also still performing Injectables, such as Botox and fillers, and other in-office Med Spa procedures, such as miraDry and Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling. In order to do our part to decrease the spread of Covid-19, our office does have a strict screening protocol and all staff and patients are required to wear masks at all times. Our staff continues to follow strict guidelines to increase the frequency of cleaning of all contact surfaces, such as door handles and countertops, with appropriate cleaning solutions. Your safety has always been, and will continue to be, of utmost importance.
Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, both board certified physicians, continue to offer in person consultations as well as virtual consultations via a secure HIPAA compliant platform. We are happy to provide these two options to guarantee your comfort.
As responsible leaders in our community, we will always take the appropriate steps to ensure that every decision we make is focused on the health and safety of our patients and staff. We continue to monitor the CDC’s guidelines on infection control and are implementing their recommendations on an ongoing basis.