Blepharoplasty is a popular cosmetic eyelid surgery. The delicate skin around the eyes is one of the most critical areas for facial aging. Heavy bags, loose skin, or reduced fat below the eyes can cause individuals to look older, tired, or moody, and sagging eyelids can block vision and cause a person to look tired or bored. Dr. Khan performs upper and lower blepharoplasty to address excess skin in the upper or lower eyelids, weak eyelid muscles, and puffy pockets of fat. She may also recommend functional blepharoplasty to remove excess tissue blocking the field of vision. Complementary procedures may be performed along with eyelid surgery, such as an eyebrow lift to rejuvenate drooping brows or Botox to relax the muscles between the brows and smooth wrinkles.
The ‘double chin’, also known as submental fat, can appear on almost anyone, no matter their weight or build. Patients may feel frustrated when taking photos and selfies when this area protrudes more than they would like. While exercise and diet may do little to reduce this stubborn area, chin liposuction is a minimally invasive technique designed to contour the lower face, chin and neck. Through a strategically placed tiny incision, Dr. Ravi will insert a thin, state-of-the-art cannula or hollow tube to vacuum away the unwanted fat to sculpt the chin and jawline. His technique can successfully contour the jawline, smooth the neck, and bring balance and symmetry to the facial features. Dr. Ravi takes care to place his liposuction incisions in a well-hidden area and his innovative technique means little chance for scarring. As long as your wright is maintained, the targeted fat cells will not return so the benefits of chin liposuction can last for years to come. If in addition to submental fat, a patient is struggling with lax skin along the jawline, Dr. Ravi may recommend combining chin liposuction with FaceTite or Morpheus8 for optimal results. Chin liposuction can be performed under anesthesia or while you are awake.
Earlobe repair is a surgical treatment that addresses cosmetic issues in the earlobes caused by genetics, piercings, trauma, aging, or similar concerns. Dr. Khan understands the importance of seemingly minor transformations such as earlobe repair and cares deeply for each of her patient’s needs, including their concerns such as elongated, stretched, or torn earlobes. Men, women, and teens may benefit from this simple and effective procedure performed in the office. Patients enjoy the freedom of various new hairstyle options, improved self-esteem, a more symmetrical appearance, earlobes restored to their original shape or size, keloid scar removal, and restored contouring and symmetry.
Facelift surgery (rhytidectomy) provides patients with a younger and more refreshed appearance. Genetics and environmental factors like sun exposure and nicotine play significant roles in facial aging. Because each patient is unique, Dr. Khan personalizes each operation to match the patient's goals, anatomy, and degree of skin laxity. Facelift surgery tightens lax muscles, lifts soft tissue, erases wrinkles, redistributes fat, and enhances the patient's overall appearance. Dr. Khan uses the SMAS technique to raise sagging cheeks, remove heavy skin from the jawline, smooth jowls, tighten the underlying muscle and tissue, sculpt the jawline, remove the double chin, and address skin folds, wrinkles, and marionette lines. The doctor strategically places the incisions in and along the earlobe folds, behind the ears, and hidden within the hairline. Dr. Khan may recommend a complementary cosmetic procedure along with a facelift to restore facial fat, lift sagging brows, improve facial contours, or erase crow's feet.
FaceTite by InMode is a minimally invasive procedure, in-office procedure for tightening lax skin along the lower face, jawline, chin and entire neck. With age and weight fluctuations, skin unfortunately loses its youthful elasticity, ultimately sagging and creating a web of fine lines and deep wrinkles. Genetics and aging play an inescapable role in tissue quality, while years of weight fluctuations and environmental factors compound the formation of facial lines and creases. To fight the early signs of aging, FaceTite uses radiofrequency (heat) energy to tighten, smooth, and lift the skin. An immediate improvement in facial contours can be seen. Additionally, the treatment stimulates the production of collagen and elastin for results that continue to improve for up to a year and results that can last for many years. FaceTite is combined with liposuction to remove submental and jawline fat. FaceTite offers excellent results and optimal facial rejuvenation for those who are good candidates. If you are looking to improve your appearance without the anesthesia, lengthy recovery, or scarring associated with a face lift or neck lift surgery, FaceTite may be the right treatment for your needs. Downtime is typically only 2 to 3 days with patients returning to normal activity afterwards.
Morpheus8 is an exciting, noninvasive skin resurfacing treatment, using fractional radiofrequency energy to brighten, restore and tighten skin. The in-office radiofrequency microneedling treatment only takes a few minutes to uses a compact series of micro-needles to gently penetrate the top layer of the dermis. Without the need to ablate a large area of skin, Morpheus8 can successfully direct its warm radiofrequency waves deep under the skin, kick-starting the body’s natural production of elastin and collagen. The treatment can resurface and exfoliate dry, damaged tissue, offering immediately boosting tone and texture. As pore size decreases and areas of hyperpigmentation fade, the skin will look brighter and firmer. Morpheus8 can also be used to improve the appearance of scarring from surgery and acne, as well as stretch marks. Morpheus8 can improve skin almost anywhere on the body, including the face, neck, décolletage, and torso. As radiofrequency heating is color-blind, the treatment is completely safe for all skin types and ethnicities. Plus, with a customizable energy level, Morpheus8 can be tailored to the specific needs of each individual patient. Between three and six Morpheus8 sessions may be required for maximum results, along with maintenance treatments. Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi can perform the treatment alone or use it in combination with other treatments, such as FaceTite, facial fat transfer, or chin liposuction for optimal facial rejuvenation.
Neck lift surgery, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, sculpts, lifts, and smooths the delicate neck area and jawline, one of the first areas to display signs of aging and skin laxity. Male and female patients report significant improvements in their confidence and self-esteem after neck lift surgery. Dr. Khan creates a personalized treatment plan for each patient during the consultation, based on their unique needs and individual signs of aging. The surgeon may recommend complementary treatments, such as a lower facelift to address lax facial skin or an eyebrow lift, along with the neck lift to smooth jowls, tighten sagging muscles, and remove excess neck skin. Dr. Khan may also use modern liposuction technology to sculpt the neck and jawline, remove excess fat, and create more youthful contours.
Rhinoplasty, often known as a nose job, is a cosmetic surgery performed to improve the nose's shape, function, or size and to improve self-confidence. Rhinoplasty offers many adjustment options, including improving the size of the nose, straightening the bridge, addressing asymmetry, correcting the shape or size of the nasal tip, enhancing facial balance, or repairing structural damage after an injury. Dr. Khan specializes in rhinoplasty surgery and customizes each procedure to meet the needs of her patients. She is also skilled in rhinoplasty revision for patients dealing with unsatisfactory results from a previous rhinoplasty surgeon.
A FACIAL REJUVENATION TREATMENT PLAN DESIGNED FOR YOUR NEEDS
Dr. Ravi, Dr. Gopathi and Dr. Khan, offer a wide variety of both surgical and nonsurgical techniques for facial rejuvenation. If you are considering one of these minimally invasive techniques for yourself, start your journey by looking through their library of before and after photographs and reading our many patient testimonials. We know that you will quickly discover why Dr. Ravi, Dr. Gopathi, and Dr. Khan are among Houston’s most sought-after aesthetic providers.
When you are ready to speak with a professional, call Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics at 281-242-1061 or fill out our online Contact Us form to have one of our patient coordinators reach out to you. Our office is located at 9230 Katy Freeway, close to Katy and Memorial. Just steps away from some of the city’s best hotels, world-class restaurants, and luxury shopping, Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics is easy to reach from all areas of Houston.