Get ready for the Holidays with these non-surgical options!

Get ready for the Holidays with these non-surgical options! in Houston & Katy, TX


Now that you’ve RSVPed to tons of fun parties and family get togethers this holiday season, it’s time to look your best and feel your most confident. I’m sure you’ve spending tons of time online and in stores finding that perfect outfit along with shoes and accessories to add that finishing touch. But did you forget your skin ready? Take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to care for your skin and make sure you look your healthiest. Why not put aside all your worries and stress from this past year (and you know we’ve all had plenty with Hurricane Harvey), and treat yourself to a more well rested, stress-free appearance. At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, Dr. Swapna Gopathi specializes in non-surgical enhancements that may be just what you’re looking for. With many years of experience in the field and by first-hand trying all the products and procedures on herself and her staff, she can advise you on exactly what you need to get to your aesthetic goals just in time for the holidays.

Skin Peel

A great way to get your skin ready for all your holiday events is with a customized, medical-grade skin peel. This simple procedure takes about 20 minutes beginning with Dr. Gopathi cleansing your skin, then applying a solution that removes the top layers of skin to reveal fresh skin with improved tone, texture and color. The VI Peel helps to soften fine lines and wrinkles and smooths away rough skin texture while restoring a more even skin tone. Having sun exposure is inevitable, but why not get rid of the damage? You will start seeing active peeling two days after the procedure and this will likely continue for 4 to 5 days.

Make sure you get your treatment done one to two weeks prior to your first event. Skin peels will also allow your makeup to lay more evenly on your skin with a reduced caked on look. Another tip for improved makeup application is to use Revision Skincare’s Finishing touch a couple of times a week. This facial exfoliating scrub removes the topmost layer of dry, dead skin to reveal a softer, smoother appearance.

Lip Filler

Pucker up for that someone you love! Don’t be stuck under the mistletoe with flat, thin lips. In less than an hour, get those voluptuous, soft and smooth lips you’ve been thinking about all year. Dr. Gopathi has a special interest in performing lip enhancements and finds they not only add volume but also make the face more youthful. During your consultation you can decide if you want a subtle change that only you can notice versus a more va va voom type of change. There are multiple products she uses to get the ideal results. Her most commonly used soft dermal fillers are JUVEDERM® Ultra, JUVEDERM®VOLBELLA and Restylane® Refyne. Fillers can be used to add definition and correct asymmetries while volumizing. Although the lips are a sensitive part of the body, Dr. Gopathi takes steps to make sure you are as comfortable as possible. You will likely have some bruising and swelling for a few days, so plan accordingly.

Lift and Contour Cheeks

Unfortunately, over time, our cheeks flatten and our skin may start to sag. There is something you can do about that! Dr. Gopathi will either recommend JUVEDERM® VOLUMA or Restylane® Lyft to help contour those areas. Not only do you get a more youthful look, but a higher, more chiseled cheekbone. These “thicker” products are designed specifically to add volume and structure understand the skin at its foundation. These products do add natural-looking volume and definition to your cheeks. They can also be used to fill in other areas of hollowing, such as at the temples. As with other injectables, you will have minimal bruising and swelling to do your cheek contouring procedure at least 2 weeks prior to any major events.

Call us today for a complimentary consultation with our board-certified physician, Dr. Swapna Gopathi. She will have a detailed conversation about what your goals are and will offer you recommendations based on those goals. Follow her on Instagram @drgopathi to see her recent before and after photos as well as be the first to hear about new treatment options and specials. Please call us at 281-242-1061 for more information and to make you appointment before the holidays!

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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