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Five tips for choosing your Houston Botox Doctor

4/29/2020

If you haven’t tried BOTOX® yet, now if your time to try it out with Houston’ Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, both Board-Certified Physicians specializing in aesthetic procedures of the face and body. In their annual statistics report, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) said that in 2019, more than 7.4 million Botox sessions were performed in the United States. Before you decide to schedule your Botox treatment, keep in mind that picking the right doctor to administer your injections is essential to getting desirable, natural-looking results. Here are our top five tips for choosing the perfect Botox provider:

  1. Only consider a trained doctor. Make sure your Botox provider is board-certified physician with years in experience in plastic and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Gopathi has extensive experience with Botox, dermal fillers, and other noninvasive procedures. Although it may seem like everyone is offering Botox today, you cannot pop into any salon or medispa and expect good results. Going to a physician with years of experience makes it a safe decision as they have a deep understand of anatomy and what to do to avoid complications. Botox injections may seem like a simple treatment, especially with the over simplification of Botox by some med spa, but in actuality it needs to be administered with your safety as paramount and with results that are natural and radiant. Dr. Gopathi’s light hand makes the injections virtually painless and her calm bedside manner will calm even the most anxious patient.  Her deep and full understanding of Botox and other neuromodulators, such as Dysport, Xeomin and Jeuveau, help her to explain these procedures to her patients in a simple but comprehensive manner.  After all, she does want everyone to make an educated decision about their treatments.
  1. Only get your injections in an appropriate and safe environment. It is good to start your Botox journey with a consultation appointment. This gives you a personal opportunity to meet with Dr. Gopathi to get to know her “less is more” style, discuss your goals in a private setting, and have an individualized treatment plan created just for you. When you arrive at the Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics state-of-the-art, modern office, you will appreciate its cleanliness, attention to detail, and overall ‘feel’ of the staff. If you have any reservations, don’t feel pressured to proceed with Botox injections. Remember: avoid pop-up shops and never trust anyone for injections at a house party or outside of a medical office.
  1. Stick with a specialist. Many doctors are jumping on the Botox bandwagon because dabbling in injectables seems like an easy way to increase revenue. However, while your gynecologist may be great at what they do, he or she is not specifically trained in cosmetic procedures. Board-certified plastic and cosmetic surgeons have a deep understanding of facial anatomy. They have gone through extensive, specialized training and rigorous testing. For these reasons, they are the only ones who can be trusted with your appearance.
  1. Beware of bargain-basement pricing. Surprisingly, cheap Botox is probably too good to be true. Questionably inexpensive injections may mean a diluted dosage or that the product was obtained from a shady supplier, or even from out of the country. Not only are these tacticsillegal, they also put your health on the line. Do keep in mind that prices can vary according to your region of the country. Big cities like New York or Chicago may cost slightly more than Oklahoma City or Spokane.
  1. Read lots of reviews. Online reviews are today’s way of sharing word-of-mouth recommendations, only better. The two most honest and trust worthy sites for this are Google Reviews and RealSelf. Both are great ways to see how many patients have used Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics’ award winning doctors, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi, and were happy with their results. Look for a practice with lots of reviews, not just one or two. This shows the doctor is proficient with injectables and noninvasive techniques. Use your judgment when reading the best and the worst reviews as these can be slanted or reflect a one-time issue. To get a good feel for patient satisfaction, read as many reviews as possible, from multiple sites.

Because where you get your Botox in Houston matters.

Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics has been one of Houston’s top destinations for noninvasive techniques and surgical cosmetic procedures for more than a decade. Dr. Ravi Somayazula is a board-certified plastic surgeon, trained in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and burn procedures. Dr. Ravi’s partner, Dr. Swapna Gopathi, is a highly experienced, board-certified anti-aging specialist. She is dedicated to incorporating the latest, noninvasive techniques as an effective way for busy women and men to improve their appearance while prolonging the need for a surgical procedure. Together, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi not only provide consistent, natural-looking Botox results, they also collaborate on a wide array of surgical and noninvasive procedures, each designed to make you feel better about yourself and your appearance. Call Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics at (281) 242-1061 to learn more about the many benefits of Botox and to schedule a free consultation appointment with Dr. Gopathi or Dr. Ravi.

Virtual Consultations

Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics has always offered virtual consultations as a courtesy to our patients. Especially for our out-of-town patients, an online consultation can be easier to arrange around your schedule and will eliminate lengthy travel to and from our office. While our office is now open for both in person consultation and procedures, both Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi will continue to schedule virtual consultations. There is never the need to put off your aesthetic journey. To get started, simplyfill out our virtual consultation request form and attach photos showing your area of concern. Our patient coordinator will help to schedule your online appointment, at which time Dr. Ravi or Dr. Gopathi can further discuss your desired results and take a closer look at the target area. The surgeon can then create your personalized treatment plan. At this time, you can schedule a date for your procedure and arrange financing

 

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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 wished to all of those impacted by COVID-19. We understand that this has impacted our entire country in multiple ways, from falling sick to job changes and school cancellations. We understand your multiple concerns and anxieties, and we want to assure you that as a medical practice, we are here for you.

Our office is open and ready to serve you. We have restarted performing elective surgeries at an Ambulatory Surgery Center, and in office elective surgical procedures will resume after May 8th. In order to decrease viral spread and to minimize utilization of medical supplies during this time of need, we have implemented a strict screening protocol. As far as non-surgical procedures, we are slowly rolling out these procedures. We are currently offering Botox and other non-surgical in office procedures, such as miraDry and Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling. We tentatively will be restarting filler treatments on May 18th. All staff and all patients are required to wear masks at all times. We are also not allowing any additional guests at this time. We are taking extra time and extra steps to make sure all contact surfaces, such as door handles and counter tops, are cleaned around the clock with appropriate cleaning solutions. Your safety had always been, and will continue to be, of utmost importance.

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, both board certified physicians, will continue to offer both complimentary virtual consultations via a HIPAA compliant and secure platform and in person office consultations. We are happy to provide these two options so that you can choose the option that is most comfortable for you.

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 bases.

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