Fatten Up! How Fat Can Rejuvenate Your Body

Published 02/16/2017 We are always told that too much fat is a bad thing. But, what if your extra fat could be used to actually improve your appearance. With Dr. Ravi Somayazula’s help, it can! Taking advantage of new fat grafting techniques, Houston’s Dr. Ravi is able to use your own body fat to rejuvenate, shape, and contour your face and body.

How Does Fat Grafting Enhance Your Appearance?

Fat grafting slims first and enhances second:

  • Tumescent liposuction is used to remove unwanted fat from a more generous donor site—helping create a thinner and sleeker contour.
  • Reintroduced to the body, the added fat is able to build volume, definition, and shape to lacking areas.

How Can Fat Enhance Your Appearance?

Facial Rejuvenation

Volume loss, which can be caused by fat loss, is one of the most significant factors when it comes to facial aging. Replacing facial fat can smooth, boost, and rejuvenate your appearance by increasing volume as well as softening fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, nose, and mouth. Patients here in Houston love that the addition of fat to help achieve very natural results.

Abdominal Etching

As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Ravi is able to use an advanced fat grafting technique to enhance the appearance of the abdominal muscles. Small pockets of fat from the abdominal area and around the waist are initially removed but then strategically placed and manipulated to mimic a more extensive abdominal muscle definition. Abdominal etching leaves you with a more clearly defined stomach that will appear far more sculpted.

Brazilian Butt Lift

A Brazilian Butt Lift is perhaps the best known use of fat grafting. By adding fat to your backside, you can achieve not only a larger buttocks, but also a more defined, and shapelier bum. At Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, fat grafting can also be used to enhance other areas of your body including the breasts, calves, and hands. Schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Ravi to learn how fat grafting can best enhance your appearance and figure.

Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics

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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