Get to know Dr. Swapna Gopathi, MD

Get to know Dr. Swapna Gopathi, MD in Houston & Katy, TX


Dr. Gopathi’s Role at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics:

Director of Medical Aesthetics

Years of Experience:

10 years

Why Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics:

Ever since I was in medical school I’ve had an interest in the field of beauty, although it may come off as superficial…it’s actually not! My personal belief is that every person has the right to choose what makes them feel good about themselves. If beauty to you is having white hair, then by all means, don’t color it. But if the site of gray roots is unnerving, run to your favorite colorist to put yourself at ease. The same goes for non-surgical and surgical enhancements. Dr. Ravi and myself have a philosophy of not pushing things when it comes to the treatments we offer, but they are there for you if you are a good candidate and have certain areas you want to improve on. I realized this was my passion a long time ago, but chose to undergo an intense residency in Internal Medicine to first become a well-rounded physician who is also able to care for medical ailments that are happening on the inside. Sometimes what’s happening on the inside can manifest on the outside and I wanted to have a strong knowledgebase to catch those things. I strive to improve the day to day lives of both men and women who are looking to constantly better themselves while regaining their self-esteem and confidence.

Favorite Treatment to Perform:

I think youth can be found in a bottle, or in this case, a syringe! I use soft tissue fillers that are especially formulated to volumize, contour and lift certain areas of the face, such as the cheeks. My go to products for cheek enhancement are Voluma and Lyft! Both FDA approved fillers create a structured, higher cheek bone while adding volume and smoothing out folds around your mouth to get a more youthful look. I have a special interest in lip enhancement and getting my patients to finally have those oh so kissable lips. Not only do lip fillers, such as Juvederm Ultra, create more volume but also allow you to look younger and more refreshed.

Favorite Treatment to Receive:

I love my Botox and I’m not embarrassed to admit it! Not only do I get it routinely every 3 months for wrinkle prevention and skin smoothing, I also have it precisely injected into specific areas of my jaw muscles to contour my lower face…I absolutely love the slimming and chiseled look I get with it!

Innovation You’re Most Impressed by:

Some of the greatest results I’ve seen in skin rejuvenation and hair growth have been with the use of your own Platelet Rich Plasma (as known as PRP). It’s amazing to see how your own cells, when concentrated and placed in the right areas, can help with skin texture, volume and elasticity. And when placed in the scalp can have amazing hair growth for both women and men!

My Top Beauty Advice:

  • Take a little bit of time each day for yourself so that you can look and feel your most confident.
  • Preventative care in key for your overall health, but crucial in skin health.
  • Don’t worry about what others think or do; be self-assured in your choices when it comes to beauty and wellness.

Favorite Skin Care Product:

This is such a tough one! It’s impossible to pick just one product; there are so many amazing products out there that your skin needs. I curated a set of skin care products available at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics after meticulously trying our many physician grade skin care lines. This took many months and along the way, both good and bad skin days. The products I now offer are only those that I felt really made my skin feel good and healthy while delivering the results the companies claimed. My must haves are SkinBetter Science’s AlphaRet, Revision Vitamin C Lotion 30%, Teamine Eye Complex, SkinMedica TNS serum and Revision Intelishade Matte with SPF.

Favorite Houston Spot:

I’m a big-time foodie and love checking out the amazing food scene in Houston. Some of my favorites are Le Colonial, Yauatcha, Peli Peli, Uptown Sushi and Tiny’s #5 (to die for chocolate chip cookies). But this list could go on and on!

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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