Why Choose Dr. Ravi For a SMART Tummy Tuck?

Why 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, 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.

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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.

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