Why Choose Dr. Ravi For a SMART Tummy Tuck?

May 2, 2023Why Choose Dr. Ravi For a SMART Tummy Tuck? in Houston & Katy, TX


No two artists’ brush strokes are the same, and nor is their end results. Surgeons, like artists, vary in skill and natural talent. After many years of performing tummy tucks for women of varying shapes and proportions, Dr. Ravi Somayazula has had the opportunity to dramatically improve his surgical skills, all while adapting cutting-edge techniques that complement the trusted, traditional procedure. Through this endless learning process, Dr. Ravi has dedicated himself to making these elective cases safer and more comfortable for his patients, as well as continuously improving the surgical outcomes. What does all of this mean for you? It means that when you choose Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, you are in the safest hands possible, guaranteeing a more manageable post-surgery recovery time and achieving the aesthetic changes you’ve been dreaming about.

For optimal results, Dr. Ravi has developed the revolutionary SMART Tummy Tuck procedure. Also known as an abdominoplasty, Dr. Ravi’s tummy tuck process involves a series of specific techniques, designed to give you the ultimate surgical experience and customized results. Keep in mind, not all surgeons will take these meticulous these steps.

What exactly is a SMART Tummy Tuck?

S – Safe

M – Musculo-Aponeurotic Resuspension

A – Active

R – Results

T – Thin Scar Technique

Dr. Ravi’s SMART Tummy Tuck includes exclusive, cutting-edge techniques that allow him to perform the procedure more effectively and with fewer complications. By minimizing blood loss and optimizing pain relief, Dr. Ravi decreases your post-procedure narcotic pain medication use. You will feel more energetic and less lethargic after surgery. This, in turn, makes it easier to incorporate activity and walking immediately after surgery, decreasing the risk of blood clots to the legs and lungs.

The majority of Dr. Ravi’s tummy tuck surgeries will require liposuction to create a beautiful and natural looking hourglass silhouette. There are multiple perks to the addition of liposuction, besides the obvious improved aesthetic outcome. During the liposuction portion of the surgery, a carefully measured solution, containing a powerful aesthetic, is injected into the tissues. This anesthetic is both safe and effective, significantly reducing post-operative pain.

The medication also contains a solution which causes vasoconstriction of blood vessels, decreasing blood loss during and after surgery. As part of a tummy tuck, the abdominal skin is raised and tightly re-draped to achieve a better-looking, taut abdomen. The adrenaline in the liposuction solution will protect blood vessels during the surgical process, decreasing the risk of flap ischemia and complications such as delayed wound healing. Combining an abdominoplasty with liposuction increases your safety, as well as improving the overall results.

The musculo-aponeurotic resuspension is a specific technique incorporated by Dr. Ravi, tightening the ‘six pack’ muscles, creating a longer-lasting, flat belly with proper definition. This technique precisely positions the abdominoplasty scar at a low enough location that it can be discretely hidden in underwear or a bikini. If these proper, time consuming, techniques are not prioritized, there is a possibility that the tummy tuck scar will move upwards over time, no longer well-concealed in underwear. The musculo-aponeurotic resuspension technique will also decrease the tension on the incision, ultimately leading to a thinner, better looking scar.

When closing the abdominoplasty incision, Dr. Ravi uses special, progressive tension sutures, dramatically improving the belly button’s appearance. These unique sutures work to keep the horizontal scar low and thin. For your safety, this special method also decreases the possibility of post-op fluid accumulation. The combination of these well curated techniques allows Dr. Ravi to perform a SMART Tummy Tuck safer, more comfortably, and with beautiful, long-lasting results that far exceed the abdominoplasty results of years passed.

For the best tummy tuck results, choose Dr. Ravi for your plastic surgery journey. A Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, and an accredited member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ravi takes the extra steps necessary to ensure you will have a comfortable recovery, achieving your desired physical results. To learn more about how you can benefit from a tummy tuck and liposuction, call the office at 281-242-1061 and speak with our Patient Care Coordinator. Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics is conveniently located off I-10 in Houston, near Memorial, Katy, the Heights, and the Galleria.

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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 AVÉLI ® Cellulite treatment. 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.

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