Why Choose FaceTite™ Over a Facelift?

FaceTite™ is an incredible cosmetic procedure that offers a minimally invasive solution for individuals seeking to tighten skin on the face and reduce unwanted facial fat without undergoing a facelift. With its innovative technology, this procedure can help you achieve your desired aesthetic goals safely and effectively. By choosing FaceTite, you can look forward to addressing the common concerns of sagging skin, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. Here’s why you should choose FaceTite.

How Does FaceTite Work? 

FaceTite is an FDA-approved, non-surgical cosmetic procedure that tightens skin, melts fat, and stimulates collagen formation using radiofrequency energy. 

To begin the procedure, your provider will administer local anesthesia to the specific area being treated. Then, a small device with electrodes will be gently inserted underneath the skin to deliver radiofrequency waves that break down fat cells. This radiofrequency component of the procedure serves a dual purpose, as it also stimulates collagen beneath the skin. 

Why Choose FaceTite Over a Surgical Facelift?

No Scarring

FaceTite does not involve any significant surgical incisions or sutures unless liposuction is also being performed. Instead, only a few small, non-visible marks are made where the thin device is inserted. There are no scars or other signs of cosmetic damage that result from the procedure.

Less Invasive and Requires Less Downtime

A traditional facelift is an invasive cosmetic procedure that involves repositioning the facial muscles and skin to create a tighter and more youthful look. FaceTite produces similar results just underneath the skin without going into the deeper layers of the face. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia or light sedation, and patients can typically go home and resume normal activities shortly after. The entire procedure takes approximately one hour.

Effective and Long-Lasting Results

The results with FaceTite are usually noticeable immediately and continue to improve over the next three to six months. Ultimately, the effects can persist for a year and up to five years.

Where to Find FaceTite in Houston, TX

Body by Ravi now offers services with the revolutionary FaceTite in Houston, TX. With his expertise and dedication to providing exceptional results, Dr. Ravi is excited to bring cutting-edge innovations in facial skin tightening to our community with his partner, Dr. Swapna Gopathi, and our aesthetic care team. 

Schedule an appointment with Body by Ravi by calling us at (281) 242-1061.

5 Treatments to Get in November to Look Glowing for December

A winter skincare reboot doesn’t require any surgery. There are dozens of non-surgical procedures that can give you a gorgeous winter glow, perfect for all your December parties. Get ready to ring in the new year with a dazzling complexion — these are the top 5 treatments to get this month!

1. Dermal Fillers

We couldn’t write this list without mentioning dermal fillers. They are available in a variety of formulations that target specific concerns, such as wrinkles, fine lines, under-eye hollows, and sagging skin. 

In just one office visit, you can completely rejuvenate your face and leave feeling refreshed and confident. Results last between six to 18 months, depending on your skin and treatment. 

2. Microneedling 

SkinPen® is an easy, in-office treatment that uses your own blood to rejuvenate the skin and promote collagen production. Thousands of microscopic injuries are created to trigger the body’s healing response, which in turn revitalizes your face and can address concerns related to hyperpigmentation, scarring, and aging. 

3. HydraFacial 

Remove blackheads and infuse your skin with nourishing serums with the three-step HydraFacial treatment. It is completely safe for all skin types, painless, and rejuvenating. In just one session, you can remove years of dirt from enlarged pores. It is not only great for facial rejuvenation — HydraFacial is also excellent for treating acne. 

4. FaceTite

This minimally invasive treatment helps restore skin elasticity to reduce the appearance of sagging on the face and jawline. It is performed in our office and is perfect for giving yourself some pre-holiday rejuvenation. Best of all, the results last up to 12 months.

5. Medical-Grade Skincare Products 

Dr. Ravi can recommend the best at-home, professional skincare products to transform your complexion just in time for the holiday season. We carry an extensive range of products from brands like SkinMedica, Revision Skincare, and SkinBetter Science to help each client build the perfect skincare regimen. 

If you are interested in giving yourself a winter skincare refresh, please contact us today. Dr. Ravi Somayazula is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Houston, TX, who helps each patient achieve their goals. His caring bedside manner and attention to detail make him a trusted surgeon that patients come to again and again. 

Please call Body by Ravi at 281-242-1061 or send us a message to arrange a consultation. 

5 Ways to ‘Spook’ Away Wrinkles on Your Face This Fall


While fine lines and wrinkles are a natural part of aging, advancements in aesthetic treatments offer ways to slow down this process. 

Here are several effective options to keep your face looking youthful this fall season—and beyond—with reliable and effective wrinkle treatments.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

One of the leading non-invasive treatments for dynamic wrinkles—those that form from repetitive facial expressions—is BOTOX® Cosmetic. This treatment is derived from Botulinum Toxin Type A and works by temporarily relaxing specific facial muscles. 

As these muscles relax, associated lines on the face smooth out. The results can last up to three months and are particularly effective on forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. It’s a quick and convenient way to erase signs of aging without undergoing surgery. Also, it’s an effective option for men looking for wrinkle soothing

Morpheus8

Morpheus8, an in-office microneedling technique, safely rejuvenates any skin type by directing heat deep into the skin. It enhances skin firmness and reduces fine lines, scars, hyperpigmentation, and large pores. Tailored for individual needs, its results outperform fractional lasers with fewer risks and minimal downtime, ensuring lasting skin improvement.

FaceTite

FaceTite uses radiofrequency waves in a minimally invasive procedure to enhance facial contours, targeting jowls, the jawline, and wrinkles. Through Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL), it eliminates fat and boosts collagen production. This hour-long treatment offers progressive results that peak over 12 months.

Skin Care Products

At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Associates, you can find high-quality, medical-grade skin care products for targeting specific concerns without harmful dyes, perfumes, or additives. That includes an extensive range of products from Revision Skincare, SkinBetter Science, Elta MD, and SkinMedica. 

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers such as Juvederm® are excellent for treating static lines that come from a loss of tissue elasticity. These fillers add volume to specific areas, effectively “plumping up” the skin to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. Whether you’re concerned about nasolabial folds or thinning lips, dermal fillers provide an effective and long-lasting solution.

Schedule a Consultation Today 

If you’re considering taking action against signs of aging, don’t hesitate to schedule a virtual consultation with Dr. Ravi at Body by Ravi. 

Located in Houston, TX, the Body by Ravi team serves their surrounding areas and specializes in non-surgical treatments designed to help you feel younger and more confident. To begin your journey to a more youthful you, contact the practice at 281-242-1061.

The Benefits Of SkinPen® Microneedling: Stimulating Collagen For Healthy Skin

Recent studies report that the average American spends anywhere from $300 to $700 on their skin, meaning, in the average lifetime, an American may spend up to $30,000 on skincare alone! Acne, acne scars, discoloration, wrinkles, black spots, skin tags, if there’s something on your skin you want to be addressed, chances are there is an ointment, cream, mask, or even, for the most desperate, a potion out there claiming to help. But, from experience, you know this might not be the case. At best, they leave your skin without any damage. At worst, you may need more than a magical potion, you may need prayer. When it comes to keeping skin taut and youthful in appearance, the secret is to keep up your body’s production of collagen, the structural protein in charge of aiding with skin’s elasticity. If you’re wondering how to stimulate collagen while utilizing a scientifically proven method of helping your skin, keep reading to learn more about SkinPen® microneedling

What Is Microneedling And How Does It Help? 

Microneedling is a well-researched technique of utilizing thin, tiny needles to create minuscule holes in the top layer of your skin, hoping to create microdamage. This damage stimulates your own body’s response to injury by upregulating, or increasing, the healing process. This way, collagen is produced at a greater quantity, keeping your skin firm and smooth. Though some report discomfort, reddening, and slight pain can be expected. Microneedling has been shown to help with: 

  • The appearance of pores
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Loose skin 
  • Scarring
  • Stretch marks 
  • Discoloration 
  • And more

To learn more about how microneedling can help with your skin needs, make sure to speak to a trained professional and practitioner. 

SkinPen® Microneedling In Houston, Texas

Dr. Ravi and his team at Body By Ravi are ready and willing to both help you understand and undergo SkinPen® microneedling. There are plenty of skin treatments out there that can be confusing and even maddening to use. Let us take care of you and your skin! If you’d like to schedule a consultation at our Houston plastic surgery center, call 281-242-1061!

How to Get Rid of Your Sagging Turkey Neck for Good

12/30/2022

Turkey neck refers to loose and sagging skin on the neck and throat, often resembling a turkey wattle. Nearly everyone will experience this issue to an extent, but sun exposure, lifestyle choices, and aging can all exacerbate it. And, while there are multiple “treatments” for turkey neck, including creams and exercises, little can be done at home to address the problem.

Non-Surgical Treatments

Turkey neck may respond well to specific non-surgical treatments in some patients. Options available at our Houston office include:

  • FaceTite, a radiofrequency energy skin tightening treatment
  • Morpheus8, a treatment that combines radiofrequency energy with microneedling
  • Kybella®, an injectable treatment for double chin

Non-surgical treatments offer remarkable solutions for some patients and are always an option for turkey neck treatment. However, a surgical option will be more effective for individuals with significant skin sagging or a more pronounced wattle.

During your initial consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula, we will help you determine the best option for your specific needs.

Surgical Treatment for Turkey Neck

Non-surgical skin tightening can produce results for several months, but will not permanently correct turkey neck. On the other hand, surgical treatment can create results that last for ten years or more. Surgical treatment also ensures more significant and noticeable improvements in people with substantial amounts of loose or sagging neck skin.

The most effective surgical option for turkey neck is a neck lift. During this procedure, Dr. Ravi gently lifts sagging neck muscles before removing droopy, wrinkled skin to create a smooth and youthful appearance. Often performed on its own, neck lift can also be combined with other facial plastic surgery procedures to address multiple concerns during a single operation.

In addition to neck lift, neck liposuction may help treat turkey neck. Neck liposuction eliminates double chin, a condition that can create a pronounced wattle. In addition, removing excess fat from beneath the chin helps restore ideal contour and definition to the jawline.

Which Option is Right for You?

At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we are pleased to offer a selection of treatment options to meet the varied needs of each person we see. To learn which options would benefit you most significantly, call our Houston office at 281-242-1061 to schedule a consultation today. We welcome patients from Sugar Land, Katy, and all surrounding Texas communities.

This Year’s Top Four Back to School Injectable Treatments

08/15/2022

Back-to-school time is here. But, more than a return to school, this marks the unofficial beginning of autumn, placing the Holiday Season right around the corner.

Now is the time to act if you are considering non-surgical facial rejuvenation. While most of these services are minimally invasive and require little to no downtime, results can take several weeks to finalize. Acting now allows you to achieve optimal results before back-to-school night and the hectic months ahead. Continue reading This Year’s Top Four Back to School Injectable Treatments

The Top Seven Cosmetic Treatments for Men

06/03/2022

June is Men’s Health Month and a great time to start considering methods that can help you look and feel your absolute best. Some of this has to do with diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices, but many issues cannot be addressed through personal effort alone. If you are unhappy with any aspect of your body, give us a call to schedule a consultation and learn how Dr. Ravi can help you reach your goals.

Plastic Surgery for Men

At Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we offer a range of services designed specifically for the male body. Utilizing advanced technologies and cutting-edge techniques, our board-certified plastic surgeon takes great care to produce the most pleasing results with a focus on natural-looking outcomes.

Popular cosmetic treatments for men include:

    • Male Breast Reduction. Gynecomastia surgery eliminates excess tissue and fat from the chest to restore a firm and masculine appearance
    • VASER Liposuction. Designed to improve results while reducing trauma, VASER Lipo allows even the most sensitive areas to be completely contoured
    • Fat Transfer. Fat can be taken from a donor site and injected into an area where more substance is needed, such as the face, chest, and back of hands, to produce a smooth and youthful look
    • Abdominal Sculpting. Tummy tuck surgery eliminates loose skin and excess fat from the belly. It can also be used to reattach separated abdominal muscles to help strengthen the core and encourage the development of “six-pack” muscles
  • Wrinkle Elimination. This can be accomplished surgically with brow and facelift techniques, or non-surgically with fillers, microneedling, laser skin resurfacing, and more
  • General Skin Rejuvenation. Signs of aging and other skin imperfections can be addressed through peels, facials, and similar medical spa services
  • Hyperhidrosis. miraDry® can permanently eliminate sweat glands to reduce excessive sweating and restore confidence and comfort

We Are Here for You

No two men have the same needs. The best way to learn which treatment or combination of treatments will be right for you is through a private and confidential consultation at our Houston office. Please call 281-242-1061 to schedule yours today.

Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics is located in Houston. We serve The Woodlands, Pearland, Katy, Spring, Sugar Land, and all nearby areas of Texas.

What Is Facial Profile Optimization?

03/09/2022

Facial profile optimization involves bringing all facial features into ideal symmetry by addressing issues such as skin laxity and volume loss to create a balanced, lifted, and generally more attractive appearance. At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we offer a comprehensive range of surgical and non-surgical options that can be used to address asymmetry and other issues detracting from your facial profile. We encourage you to get in touch for a one-on-one consultation to learn which option, or options, will produce the most remarkable results for you. Continue reading What Is Facial Profile Optimization?

How to Achieve Facial Profile Optimization

01/07/2021

Facial balance and ideal symmetry are key aspects of beauty. If you feel that your facial features are unbalanced, asymmetrical, or otherwise out of proportion, we welcome the opportunity to meet with you, fully assess your facial profile and features, and help you determine how best to achieve optimal facial shape and symmetry. Continue reading How to Achieve Facial Profile Optimization

How to Get Natural-Looking Results with BOTOX® Cosmetic

11/20/2021

BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular non-surgical aesthetic treatment in the United States – and for good reason. Effective and versatile, BOTOX® Cosmetic can produce a softer and more youthful look almost instantly and with little to no downtime. However, your choice of injector can play a direct role in the outcomes you achieve. Continue reading How to Get Natural-Looking Results with BOTOX® Cosmetic