Skin Rejuvenation

“Skincare is steadily becoming a more important part of a man’s daily health routine. My recommendation is to start a routine at a young age and add products, as needed, during the natural aging process. This preventative process will ultimately give you the best, most long-lasting results. There are also multiple non-invasive treatments available to help problem areas or for preventative care.”
– Dr. Ravi Somayazula

As men get older, their skin can begin to give away their age. Dr. Ravi Somayazula offers several different treatment options to help men maintain youthful-looking skin throughout their lives. If you have been feeling that the face you see in the mirror isn’t quite as young as the man you are on the inside, Dr. Ravi Somayazula can recommend a personalized skin rejuvenation treatment at Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics in Houston.

Our skin rejuvenation treatments can help to solve several common issues, such as:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Spots and pigmentation flaws
  • Sun damage
  • Dull complexion
  • Rough skin

Who Is a Good Candidate?

“I had a lot of acne scarring from my teen years and was referred by my wife, who is also a patient of Dr. Ravi’s, to see him for Microneedling. My results are great and my acne scarring is much improved. I cannot even tell I previously had any acne problems.”
– Alex D., Houston, TX

Dr. Ravi Somayazula recommends skin rejuvenation treatments for men who are becoming concerned or self-conscious about the effects that age and sun exposure have had on their skin. Living in Houston, sun damage is extremely common and can cause your skin to prematurely age, making you look older than you really are. Skin rejuvenation treatments are becoming increasingly popular among men who want to feel more confident about their appearance around their coworkers, friends, family, and themselves.

Treatment Options

Depending on your specific skin type and concerns, Dr. Ravi Somayazula may recommend one or a combination of the following skin rejuvenation options.

Recovery

Most non-surgical treatments performed at Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics require very little to no recovery time. You should be able to return to work the next day. You may even choose to schedule your treatment during your lunch break.

Dr. Ravi Somayazula is a board certified plastic surgeon who has helped many men in the Houston area achieve a younger, more natural look without sacrificing their masculine appearance. It takes a specialized approach and a trained hand to achieve these kinds of results. Your friends, coworkers, and family will notice a difference and will likely comment that you look well-rested.

Basic information on the Internet is no substitute for a personal consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula, who can provide in-depth answers to all of your questions about skin rejuvenation for men. Dr. Ravi Somayazula is here to guide you through all steps of an informed decision-making process and will map out a treatment plan that fits your needs. We invite you to schedule a consultation today.

Wrinkle Smoothing

“Ever heard of Bro-tox?  It’s certainly more common now for my male patients to come in for Botox and fillers with multiple uses to achieve a more rested, youthful look.  Men are no longer feeling self-conscious about coming to see a plastic surgeon to help improve their natural aging process.” – Dr. Ravi Somayazula

The days of men being uninterested in their appearance are over. Today, an increasing number of men in the Houston area are coming to Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics to see what Dr. Ravi Somayazula can offer to help with their aging skin. Men are wanting to feel younger and more confident.  Whether the concern is crow’s feet, frown lines, or even thinning lips, Houston board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula can recommend a non-surgical treatment—such as Botox® or facial fillers—to help you feel more confident at work, home, and every time you look in the mirror.

Dr. Ravi Somayazula offers personalized treatments to correct:

  • Facial lines and wrinkles (such as crow’s feet, frown lines, nasolabial folds)
  • Loss of facial volume (hollow or gaunt appearance)
  • Thinning lips
  • Deflated appearance of the earlobes
  • Under chin fullness

At the Consultation

During your consultation, Dr. Ravi Somayazula will help you determine the right approach based on your concerns and goal outcome. A thorough examination will be performed to evaluate your areas of concern and determine which treatments are right for you.

“Five stars say it all! Dr. Ravi and his staff have been sensitive to my needs from the time of first consultation to my follow up care! Dr. Ravi took as much time as I needed, gave me the best advice and ensured I understood the undertaking of my procedures. I feel great and look amazing!”
– J. S., Houston, TX

Who Is a Good Candidate?

Anyone looking to correct the effects of aging might be a good candidate for a personalized treatment with Dr. Ravi Somayazula. Your skin type, condition, and goals will affect which treatments he will recommend.

Treatment Options

Depending on your specific needs, Dr. Ravi Somayazula may recommend one or a combination of the following treatment options. We perform all non-surgical treatments in-office at Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics in Houston.
  • Botox® for crow’s feet and frown lines
  • Juvéderm® for nasolabial folds, thinning/deflated earlobes, and thinning lips
  • Voluma® for restoring volume to the mid-face and cheeks
  • Kybella® for improvement in under chin fullness
  • Microneedling for general skin rejuvenation, fine lines and wrinkles, or pigmentation flaws
  • Skincare Products for daily maintenance and to provide a good foundation for skincare goals

Recovery

Recovery times will vary based on which treatments are performed. Most non-surgical treatments performed at Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics require very little to no recovery time. You should be able to return to work the same or next day–and may even choose to schedule your treatment during your lunch break.

Dr. Somayazula is a board certified plastic surgeon who has helped many men in the Houston area achieve a younger, natural look without sacrificing their masculine appearance. It takes a specialized approach and trained hand to achieve these kinds of results. Your friends, coworkers, and family will notice the difference, but nobody will know you had any work done.

We are happy to provide this basic information on the Internet about wrinkle smoothing, however, there is no substitute for a personal consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula. He can provide in-depth answers to all of your questions about wrinkle smoothing. Dr. Ravi Somayazula is here to guide you through all steps of an informed decision-making process. When you’re ready to proceed, he will map out a treatment plan that fits your needs. We invite you to call us at 281.242.1061 to schedule a consultation today.

Abdominal Contouring for Men

“Most people believe tummy tucks are only for women, however, men can benefit just as much from a tummy tuck and abdominal liposuction. Abdomen-defining procedures (such as excess skin removal performed along with fat removal) can help men achieve a more chiseled abdominal contour. This brings back incredible self-confidence that diet and exercise alone may not achieve.” – Dr. Ravi Somayazula

A tight, well-contoured abdomen is one of the most difficult goals to achieve for many of Dr. Ravi Somayazula’s male patients in Houston–even with healthy lifestyle choices and regular visits to the gym. Abdominal contouring with a tummy tuck and liposuction is a great option for men who struggle to achieve a toned appearance for their midsection. Houston board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula is committed to helping each of his male patients feel confident in their own skin again with a tummy tuck procedure personalized for a masculine physique.

Abdominoplasty Can Correct:

  • Protruding stomach (beer belly)
  • Loose or sagging skin around the abdomen

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

At the Consultation

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and your patient care coordinator will spend ample time during the initial consultation discussing the various options and techniques tailored to each individual patient. While keeping your expectations in mind, your goals for your new physique will be discussed. A thorough examination will be performed to evaluate the current condition for your abdomen, including the amount of excess skin and stubborn fat. Dr. Ravi Somayazula has a great bedside manner and encourages you to become thoroughly informed during the consultation in order to make a well- informed decision. Please be sure to set aside an hour to an hour and a half for your appointment.

“After major weight loss, I needed help removing all my excess skin that was hanging. Dr. Ravi is an amazing person, who gave me back my life.”
– R. C., Houston, TX

Who Is a Good Candidate?

If you are healthy and at a stable weight, you may be a good candidate for abdominal contouring surgery with Dr. Somayazula. Men may consider this procedure after losing a large amount of weight and being left with large amounts of loose skin. The abdominal muscles may also become outstretched over time, causing a protruding appearance of the abdomen despite healthy levels of body fat. Dr. Somayazula can help flatten the abdomen and create a well-defined appearance of the midsection with male-specific tummy tuck surgery.

Preoperative Evaluation

All patients are seen approximately two weeks prior to surgery for their pre-operative appointment. During that visit, all surgical consents are signed, photos are taken, and a detailed informational packet is provided with specific instructions for before and after surgery. A complete list of “dos and don’ts” is also reviewed. Patients receive prescriptions for an antibiotic, as well as pain and anti-nausea medications.

Dr. Ravi recommends stopping use of aspirin and all other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as Ibuprofen) for at least one week before and after surgery to prevent excessive bruising. Herbs and supplements should also be stopped for at least one week prior to surgery as this can interrupt healing.

It is recommened that all patients stop smoking for at least four weeks before surgery and four weeks after surgery to minimize healing complications.

Be prepared to follow all recommended pre-surgery and post-surgery instructions closely to ensure your best possible results.

The Surgery

You will be put under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation during your abdominal contouring with Dr. Somayazula in Houston. Horizontal incisions will be made in the abdominal area, and the skin will be lifted. From here, Dr. Somayazula can tighten weakened abdominal muscles to form a stronger, tighter core. The excess skin will then be trimmed away while Dr. Somayazula sutures the remaining skin closed to create a smooth, well-contoured appearance.

The exact steps of your abdominal contouring will vary based on your unique case and consultation. Dr. Somayazula may perform small amounts of liposuction during your procedure to address any areas of stubborn fat. Dr. Somayazula is also experienced in abdominal etching, a specialized fat transfer procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the abdominal muscles (six pack).

Recovery

The incisions will be covered by dressings or bandages, and you may be given a compression garment to help support healing and to decrease swelling. You may have temporary small tubes placed underneath the skin in case of blood or fluid drainage. Recovery times will vary from person to person. Many patients return to “light” activities the second week after the surgery and return to “normal” activities around week six.

As your body continues to heal, you will notice a significant slimming of your abdomen. Dr. Somayazula is able to achieve natural-looking results that enhance the male physique. After your abdominal contouring surgery, you will feel more confident when taking your shirt off at the pool and enjoying the Houston sun.

We are happy to provide you with this basic information on our website, but it is no substitute for a personal consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula, who can provide in-depth answers to all of your questions about abdominal contouring for men. Dr. Ravi Somayazula is here to guide you through all the steps of an informed decision-making process and will map out a treatment plan that fits your needs. We invite you to call us at 281.242.1061 to schedule a consultation today.

Fat Transfer for Men

“Fat transfer is becoming a more common procedure, particularly with men.  It is extremely important to be seen by a board certified plastic surgeon who knows the subtle intricacies of fat placement.  Safety is a very important component of my practice and this is likewise very important with fat transfer. Meticulous attention to detail is paramount when performing fat transfer to improve longterm success with the procedure.” – Dr. Ravi Somayazula

Although most people strive to lose fat, sometimes a lack of fat or fullness is not necessarily a good thing.  As men age, certain parts of their body appear less contoured, aged, or deflated. A personalized fat transfer can help certain areas of the body with this issue by using your body’s own excess fat (possibly from your abdomen or thighs) to enhance areas that have suffered from a loss of volume—such as the face, pecs, or calves. Houston board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula recommends fat transfer for men wanting to enhance specific areas of their face or body. This advanced technique, that not all plastic surgeons are experienced with, can bring back a more youthful face, sculpt a more etched abdomen, and showcase masculine calf muscles.

Fat Transfer Can Correct:

  • Facial lines, wrinkles, or a lack of fullness
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Thinning lips
  • Small calves
  • Flat or weak-appearance of the chest muscles
  • Lack of definition of the abdomen
  • Flat buttocks
  • Aging hands

At the Consultation

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and your patient care coordinator will spend ample time during the initial consultation discussing the various options and techniques tailored to each individual patient. While keeping your expectations in mind, your goals for your fat transfer will be discussed. Dr. Ravi Somayazula will explain the different options for using fat transfer to enhance specific areas of your face and body, such as the cheeks, pectorals, calves, buttocks, or abdomen.

A thorough examination will be performed to evaluate your current areas of fat that could be used to donate. It is important that there be enough excess fat to use for your transfer—certain areas of the body will require more donor fat than others (for example, enhancing the chest will likely require more donor fat than the cheeks).

Dr. Ravi Somayazula has a great bedside manner and encourages that you become thoroughly informed during the consultation in order to make a welli-informed decision. Please be sure to set aside an hour to an hour and a half for your appointment.

Who Is a Good Candidate?

Healthy non-smoking individuals who have realistic expectations for their fat transfer surgery are great candidates for a fat transfer procedure. An ideal candidate does not have any other medical conditions that might prevent healing or pose a surgical risk. A good candidate maintains a healthy diet and exercise routine, but also has fat elsewhere on their body that can be used for the transfer procedure.

Some men choose to undergo a full liposuction procedure in combination with a fat transfer. This way, Dr. Ravi Somayazula is able to contour certain areas of the body in conjunction with improving other areas by increasing volume with fat transfer.

Preoperative Evaluation

All patients are seen approximately two weeks prior to surgery for their pre-operative appointment. During that visit, all surgical consents are signed, photos are taken, and a detailed informational packet is provided with specific instructions for before and after surgery. A complete list of “dos and don’ts” is also reviewed. Patients receive prescriptions for an antibiotic, as well as pain and anti-nausea medications. Be prepared to follow all recommended pre-surgery and post-surgery instructions closely to ensure your best possible results.

Dr. Ravi recommends stopping use of aspirin and all other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as Ibuprofen) for at least one week before and after surgery to prevent excessive bruising. Herbs and supplements should also be stopped for at least one week prior to surgery as this can interrupt healing.  It is recommened that all patients stop smoking for at least four weeks before surgery and four weeks after surgery to minimize healing complications.

The Surgery

Local anesthesia will be administered to the area from which Dr. Ravi Somayazula will extract the donor fat cells. For most of his male patients, fat is often taken from the chest, back, abdomen, or thighs. To harvest fat cells for a fat transfer, a small incision is made in order to place a microcannula (small tube for liposuction) or a syringe through the skin to remove the fat cells. Once the fat cells are removed, they will be purified before transfer. Dr. Ravi Somayazula will then carefully inject the fat cells into the desired area, giving you the appearance of a youthful and natural fullness.

Dr. Ravi Somayazula can perform a personalized fat transfer procedure to help men enhance common problem areas, including the face, lips, chest, buttocks, or calves. By injecting donor fat cells in these locations, he can help restore a natural fullness for a stronger and more youthful appearance.

In addition, Dr. Ravi Somayazula performs a specialized fat transfer procedure to help men in the Houston area finally achieve the much sought after six pack abs. Known as abdominal (ab) etching, Dr. Ravi Somayazula will first perform liposuction to flatten the abdomen, and then carefully place fat back into specific areas to enhance the contours of the underlying abdominal muscles.

Recovery

You may experience some bruising or swelling on either or both the donor and transfer site. Many men return to work about one to two weeks after their procedure. Of course, this will vary based on where and how much donor fat was taken, as well as where it was reinjected.

Once you are fully healed and the swelling has gone down, you will notice the results of your procedure. With a facial fat transfer or lip enhancement, men can expect a fuller facial appearance and possibly even a subtle lift. A fat transfer performed to enhance the chest, buttocks, or calves will help achieve a naturally strong and healthy appearance. Those who choose ab etching with Dr. Ravi Somayazula often can’t wait to show off their newly chiseled mid-section at the pool while soaking up the hot Houston sun.

Men who undergo a personalized fat transfer procedure with Dr. Ravi Somayazula in Houston often experience a boost in self-confidence and are more comfortable in social settings.

While the internet can provide you with some basic information and a general overview of fat transfer surgery, a personal consulation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula can answer all of your questions in depth. Dr. Ravi Somayazula is here to guide you through all steps of an informed decision-making process and will map out a treatment plan that fits your needs.  We invite you to call us at 281.242.1061 to schedule a consultation today.

Male Breast Reduction

“Men are becoming an increasingly larger demographic of patients undergoing plastic surgery today. Many work hard with diet and exercise to achieve a chiseled physique, but certain limitations prevent them from achieving their desired result. There are many options I can offer to decrease unwanted breast fat in men in order to achieve better definition in their chest and torso.” – Dr. Ravi Somayazula

Men can feel self-conscious about their bodies for many reasons, including excess fat accumulation at their chest. Men are able to achieve a more athletic and firm appearance with Male Breast Reduction (gynecomastia) surgery. Houston board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula helps men regain their confidence and a masculine, well-built chest with male breast reduction surgery.

Gynecomastia Surgery Can Correct:
  • Excess chest fat accumulation in men
  • Enlarged breast tissue in men (gynecomastia)

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

At the Consultation

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and your patient care coordinator will spend ample time during the initial consultation discussing the various options and techniques tailored specifically to you. While keeping your expectations in mind, goal chest size and shape will be discussed. A thorough examination of the chest will be performed to evaluate the current size, shape, skin elasticity, and location of the nipples. Dr. Ravi Somayazula will determine what he believes to be the optimal type of male breast reduction (gynecomastia) surgery to help you get to your goal. At Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics in Houston, our board certified plastic surgeon performs male breast reduction through: liposuction alone, liposuction and skin excision, as well as liposuction with the removal of fatty tissue behind the nipple. The right option for you will depend on your existing condition and goal outcome.

Dr. Ravi Somayazula has a great bedside manner, and his male patients have all commented that they chose him based on how comfortable they felt with him. Being an athlete his entire life allows him to share similar interests and goals with his male patients. Although plastic surgery has commonly been thought to be female driven, he feels that many men could truly benefit and be happy with certain procedures. Please be sure to set aside an hour to an hour and a half for your appointment.

Am I a Good Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?

Physically healthy, non-smoking men who are at a healthy weight and whose breast development has stopped are ideal candidates for a male breast reduction. Gynecomastia is a common condition among men, causing the chest to appear overly developed or feminine. This can be genetic or related to certain hormone supplements and anabolic steroid use. In certain instances, stopping such hormone supplements can improve the gynecomastia; however, in many cases, surgery is indicated. This is often a problem that cannot be corrected with just diet and exercise alone. A personalized male breast reduction surgery with Dr. Ravi Somayazula can help to turn a soft, enlarged appearance of the chest into a taut, strong, and masculine form.

Preoperative Evaluation

All patients are seen approximately two weeks prior to surgery for their pre-operative appointment. During that visit, all surgical consents are signed, photos are taken, and a detailed informational packet is provided with specific instructions for before and after surgery. A complete list of “dos and don’ts” is also reviewed. Patients receive prescriptions for an antibiotic, as well as pain and anti-nausea medications. Be prepared to follow all recommended pre-surgery and post-surgery instructions closely to ensure your best possible results.

Dr. Ravi recommends stopping use of aspirin and all other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as Ibuprofen) for at least one week before and after surgery to prevent excessive bruising. Herbs and supplements should also be stopped for at least one week prior to surgery as this can interrupt healing. It is recommened that all patients stop smoking for at least four weeks before surgery and four weeks after surgery to minimize healing complications.

The Gynecomastia Surgery

Male breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia at a credentialed hospital with a board certified anesthesiologist. This is an outpatient cosmetic procedure, and you will be able to return home the same day. You may have liposuction or excision or a combination of the two to reduce the size of your breasts, so surgery time will vary based on the procedure. Dr. Ravi Somayazula will speak with you to determine the best option during your consultation.

If your breasts are enlarged due to fatty tissue, liposuction might be a very effective method. In this case, a tiny tube called a cannula will be inserted through a few small incisions around the breast. The cannula is used to suction the fatty tissue out from the body, helping to achieve a slimmer, flatter profile of the chest.

Excision may be used if excess tissue or skin needs to be removed. The nipple may also need repositioning, or the areola may need to be reduced. With an excision procedure, Dr. Ravi Somayazula will make an incision around the breast to remove excess skin or underlying tissue. The skin is then pulled taut and incisions are closed to achieve a well-contoured and natural appearance of the chest.

“Dr. Ravi is a very personable surgeon he will ease your mind of any doubts or questions you may have about surgery. The results I’m having are fantastic, exactly what was perceived. The whole team is very professional and always ready to comply with your needs as a patient.”
– Paul M. Houston TX

Recovering from Male Breast Reduction Surgery

A responsible adult should stay with you for 24 hours immediately following surgery. Most patients do feel discomfort at their chest which can last several days after surgery. Patients are encouraged to get up and walk the same day of surgery. You can expect to perform everyday basic activities, including showering, two days after surgery. The recovery period is approximately one week, but every patient recovers differently. Do not engage in strenuous activity for two to three weeks. Dr. Ravi Somayazula will closely monitor your recovery in the office following surgery. The follow-up appointments are at periodic intervals throughout the first year. During your early follow-up appointments, he may recommend certain restrictions and also indicate when you should return to normal activities. Dr. Ravi Somayazula and his staff are always available to assist you with any questions and recovery-related issues.

Once fully healed, Dr. Ravi Somayazula’s patients often feel more comfortable when going shirtless at the beach or pool. Many also experience a life-changing boost in self-confidence and no longer feel the need to hide their bodies under loose-fitting shirts or sweaters.

Basic information on the Internet is no substitute for a personal consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula, who can answer all of your questions about male breast reduction in depth. Dr. Ravi Somayazula is here to guide you through all steps of an informed decision-making process and will map out a treatment plan that fits your needs.

We invite you to call us today at 281.242.1061 to schedule a consultation.