Five Treatments Dr. Ravi Can Customize For Your Daddy-Do-Over

05/20/2021

Aging, genetics, general health, and lifestyle choices all have an impact on the way we look. It is often said that men age more gracefully, but extra weight and similar issues can obscure the physique, even in those who are regularly active. This may make surgical treatments necessary to obtain specific results. Continue reading Five Treatments Dr. Ravi Can Customize For Your Daddy-Do-Over

Skin Rejuvenation

“Skincare is steadily becoming a more important part of a man’s daily health routine. My recommendation is to start a routine at a young age and add products, as needed, during the natural aging process. This preventative process will ultimately give you the best, most long-lasting results. There are also multiple non-invasive treatments available to help problem areas or for preventative care.”
– Dr. Ravi Somayazula

As men get older, their skin can begin to give away their age. Dr. Ravi Somayazula offers several different treatment options to help men maintain youthful-looking skin throughout their lives. If you have been feeling that the face you see in the mirror isn’t quite as young as the man you are on the inside, Dr. Ravi Somayazula can recommend a personalized skin rejuvenation treatment at Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics in Houston.

Our skin rejuvenation treatments can help to solve several common issues, such as:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Spots and pigmentation flaws
  • Sun damage
  • Dull complexion
  • Rough skin

Who Is a Good Candidate?

“I had a lot of acne scarring from my teen years and was referred by my wife, who is also a patient of Dr. Ravi’s, to see him for Microneedling. My results are great and my acne scarring is much improved. I cannot even tell I previously had any acne problems.”
– Alex D., Houston, TX

Dr. Ravi Somayazula recommends skin rejuvenation treatments for men who are becoming concerned or self-conscious about the effects that age and sun exposure have had on their skin. Living in Houston, sun damage is extremely common and can cause your skin to prematurely age, making you look older than you really are. Skin rejuvenation treatments are becoming increasingly popular among men who want to feel more confident about their appearance around their coworkers, friends, family, and themselves.

Treatment Options

Depending on your specific skin type and concerns, Dr. Ravi Somayazula may recommend one or a combination of the following skin rejuvenation options.

Recovery

Most non-surgical treatments performed at Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics require very little to no recovery time. You should be able to return to work the next day. You may even choose to schedule your treatment during your lunch break.

Dr. Ravi Somayazula is a board certified plastic surgeon who has helped many men in the Houston area achieve a younger, more natural look without sacrificing their masculine appearance. It takes a specialized approach and a trained hand to achieve these kinds of results. Your friends, coworkers, and family will notice a difference and will likely comment that you look well-rested.

Basic information on the Internet is no substitute for a personal consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula, who can provide in-depth answers to all of your questions about skin rejuvenation for men. Dr. Ravi Somayazula is here to guide you through all steps of an informed decision-making process and will map out a treatment plan that fits your needs. We invite you to schedule a consultation today.

Wrinkle Smoothing

“Ever heard of Bro-tox?  It’s certainly more common now for my male patients to come in for Botox and fillers with multiple uses to achieve a more rested, youthful look.  Men are no longer feeling self-conscious about coming to see a plastic surgeon to help improve their natural aging process.” – Dr. Ravi Somayazula

The days of men being uninterested in their appearance are over. Today, an increasing number of men in the Houston area are coming to Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics to see what Dr. Ravi Somayazula can offer to help with their aging skin. Men are wanting to feel younger and more confident.  Whether the concern is crow’s feet, frown lines, or even thinning lips, Houston board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula can recommend a non-surgical treatment—such as Botox® or facial fillers—to help you feel more confident at work, home, and every time you look in the mirror.

Dr. Ravi Somayazula offers personalized treatments to correct:

  • Facial lines and wrinkles (such as crow’s feet, frown lines, nasolabial folds)
  • Loss of facial volume (hollow or gaunt appearance)
  • Thinning lips
  • Deflated appearance of the earlobes
  • Under chin fullness

At the Consultation

During your consultation, Dr. Ravi Somayazula will help you determine the right approach based on your concerns and goal outcome. A thorough examination will be performed to evaluate your areas of concern and determine which treatments are right for you.

“Five stars say it all! Dr. Ravi and his staff have been sensitive to my needs from the time of first consultation to my follow up care! Dr. Ravi took as much time as I needed, gave me the best advice and ensured I understood the undertaking of my procedures. I feel great and look amazing!”
– J. S., Houston, TX

Who Is a Good Candidate?

Anyone looking to correct the effects of aging might be a good candidate for a personalized treatment with Dr. Ravi Somayazula. Your skin type, condition, and goals will affect which treatments he will recommend.

Treatment Options

Depending on your specific needs, Dr. Ravi Somayazula may recommend one or a combination of the following treatment options. We perform all non-surgical treatments in-office at Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics in Houston.
  • Botox® for crow’s feet and frown lines
  • Juvéderm® for nasolabial folds, thinning/deflated earlobes, and thinning lips
  • Voluma® for restoring volume to the mid-face and cheeks
  • Kybella® for improvement in under chin fullness
  • Microneedling for general skin rejuvenation, fine lines and wrinkles, or pigmentation flaws
  • Skincare Products for daily maintenance and to provide a good foundation for skincare goals

Recovery

Recovery times will vary based on which treatments are performed. Most non-surgical treatments performed at Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics require very little to no recovery time. You should be able to return to work the same or next day–and may even choose to schedule your treatment during your lunch break.

Dr. Somayazula is a board certified plastic surgeon who has helped many men in the Houston area achieve a younger, natural look without sacrificing their masculine appearance. It takes a specialized approach and trained hand to achieve these kinds of results. Your friends, coworkers, and family will notice the difference, but nobody will know you had any work done.

We are happy to provide this basic information on the Internet about wrinkle smoothing, however, there is no substitute for a personal consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula. He can provide in-depth answers to all of your questions about wrinkle smoothing. Dr. Ravi Somayazula is here to guide you through all steps of an informed decision-making process. When you’re ready to proceed, he will map out a treatment plan that fits your needs. We invite you to call us at 281.242.1061 to schedule a consultation today.

Abdominal Contouring for Men

“The times are changing in plastic surgery and no longer are cosmetic changes strictly for women. Abdominal contouring procedures, such as skin removal with a Tummy Tuck or fat removal with Vaser Liposuction, can help men achieve a more chiseled midsection. Washboard abs can bring back incredible self-confidence that diet and exercise alone may not achieve.” – Dr. Ravi Somayazua

Just like women, men want to look their best, spending plenty of time working out and large sums of money on a healthy lifestyle and diet. Regular workouts and frequent trips to the gym can realistically only do so much. The same goes for a healthy diet; cutting back on processed food and sugar is simply not enough for a youthful body.

The American Society of Plastic Surgery’s recent statistics reported over 1,300,000 men opted for cosmetic surgery last year, up by 40% when compared to 2010. For many men, tighter abs and a flatter stomach can feel nearly impossible to achieve. Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ravi Somayazula, is here to help men in and around Houston reach their goals through targeted and individualized treatments and procedures.

Dr. Ravi commonly sees male patients at their initial consultation struggling to achieve a toned midsection. Offering multiple options for his male body contouring patients, Dr. Ravi will create a treatment plan based on your individual needs and goals. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ravi is committed to helping each of his male patients feel confident in their own skin. Male body contouring procedures are a great option for men looking for a personalized method to achieve a masculine physique that looks natural and chiseled.

If you are interested in learning more about abdominal contouring for men, please call Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics at 281-242-1061 to schedule your consultation at our Houston office today.

Abdominal Contouring Procedures

A variety of abdominal contouring techniques are available. These include:

Abdominal contouring can:

  • Achieve a flatter stomach
  • Eliminate loose or sagging skin around the abdomen
  • Tighten separated abdominal muscles if present
  • Reestablish a contoured waist, improving the “belt line”
  • Create a smoother, flatter abdomen
  • Sculpt a “six pack” for a flattering, more appealing abdomen

Of course, Dr. Ravi can combine procedures as needed to address multiple body areas to truly make his male patients feel better with a “Daddy Do-Over.”

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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

A male Tummy Tuck uses an excisional procedure to remove unwanted sagging skin from the abdomen. To create a High-Definition result, the skin excisional procedure is combined with VASER and Power-Assisted Liposuction.

For those men who are lucky enough to not have lose, hanging skin secondary to aging or weight fluctuations, a Tummy Tuck may not be unnecessary.

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BodyTite Pro

If Dr. Ravi believes there is some loose skin that needs to be addressed, but not enough to necessitate a tummy tuck, he will recommend a combination of Power-Assistant Liposuction with the Radiofrequency skin tightening treatment, BodyTite PRO. You will notice both immediate and long term skin retraction.

BodyTite with Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that can eliminate fatty tissue from almost anywhere on the body, including the stomach, arms, and ‘love handles”. The procedure can be done under anesthesia or awake.

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VASER High-Definition Liposuction

For those looking for the ultimate chiseled, six-pack abdominal appearance, Dr. Ravi would recommend VASER High-Definition Liposuction. VASER uses ultrasound technology to safely remove fat while helping produce a smoother appearance.

VASER High-Definition Liposuction is safe enough to eliminate larger amounts of fat for ab sculpting and contouring. What’s more, this advanced technology helps to reduce damage to surrounding tissue, resulting in less swelling and a reduced recovery period.

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Good Abdominal Contouring Candidates

The ideal male Tummy Tuck candidate is someone in overall good health; a nonsmoker, who understands the expected results. During your consultation appointment, Dr. Ravi will discuss your unique situation and determine if body contouring is right for you.

Dr. Ravi’s abdominal body contouring techniques are designed to help create a well-defined appearance and flat abdomen, they are not to be used as a tool for weight loss. For safety concerns, it may be recommended that you further lose weight prior to scheduling surgery.

Aside from the physical changes that are common with age, there are other reasons you may look to body contouring to reach your goals. If you have experienced major weight loss, there are likely inches of stretched skin and lax tissue left behind. For these patients or anyone still dieting, it is important to have reached a healthy and stable weight before considering an abdominoplasty. This will help to avoid a change in shape or skin laxity that could ruin the new physique.

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Your Abdominal Contouring Consultation

Prior to scheduling an abdominal contouring procedure, a private consultation will be discretely arranged at the Houston off ice of Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics. Dr. Ravi and your personal Patient Care Coordinator will use this opportunity to learn more about your lifestyle, physical needs, and aesthetic desires.

During your consultation, a thorough physical examination will be performed to evaluate your current condition, including the amount of excess skin and stubborn fat. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions and talk about your concerns during this first visit. Dr. Ravi will provide frank and complete information about your surgical and non-invasive abdominal contouring options, giving you the power to make a well-informed decision before moving forward. For this reason, plan on your consultation appointment to last about one hour.

Dr. Ravi brings his extensive training with international leaders in body contouring to help you get the body of your dreams. Combining abdominal etching with chest and arm contouring to give the look of overall body contouring.

We observe the most cutting edge-techniques and utilize advanced technologies and equipment that cannot be found at most plastic surgery offices in our region. This helps ensure Dr. Ravi is able to etch out a natural looking six-pack and oblique definition for each of our patients.

Dr. Ravi understands the difficulties men have when considering a plastic surgery procedure. To make our patients feel secure, he has designed our office’s layout to offer optimal privacy and confidentiality. If you are curious to learn more, use the contact form on this page or call our office today to set up your consultation visit.

“After major weight loss, I needed help removing all my excess skin that was hanging. Dr. Ravi is an amazing person, who gave me back my life.”– R. C., Houston, TX

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Your In-Office, Pre-Operative Evaluation

All of our patients are seen approximately two weeks prior to surgery for a pre-operative appointment. During this visit, our friendly and highly trained staff will have you sign all of the surgical consent forms and take “before” photos. You will also receive a detailed informational packet with specific instructions for before and after surgery. A complete list of “dos and don’ts” will also be carefully reviewed by our staff.

You will be given your post-op prescriptions which may include an antibiotic, pain, and anti-nausea medications. Remember to get these filled before your surgery.

To prevent excessive bruising, Dr. Ravi recommends that you stop using aspirin and all other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as Ibuprofen) for at least two weeks before and one week after surgery. Herbs and supplements should also be stopped for at least two weeks prior to surgery, as these can disrupt healing.

Patients should stop smoking for at least four weeks before surgery and abstain for the first four weeks after surgery. This is important to minimize complications and it may delay your healing. Be prepared to follow all recommended pre-surgery and post-surgery instructions closely to ensure the best possible results.

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Your Body Contouring Procedure

All of Dr. Ravi’s abdominal contouring procedures are performed at our accredited surgical suite and considered outpatient procedures. Depending on the procedure selected, it may take anywhere from two to six hours to complete. Dr. Ravi will use either general anesthesia or oral sedation depending on the chosen procedure. 

If you are having more than one procedure done, it may be recommended to stage the desired procedures with a few weeks apart to help ensure optimal safety and comfort.

For male abdominoplasty, Dr. Ravi makes one incision across the lower abdomen close to the pubic area, running from one hip to the other and another to circle around the navel. Next, Dr. Ravi pulls back abdominal skin, allowing him to remove excess fat and tissue. Separated muscle and tissue are then pulled back tight and smooth before the remaining skin is sutured to close the incisions and create a flat, well-contoured appearance. The navel can then be reattached in a natural position.

The specific steps of your tummy tuck will be determined by your unique situation, adding additional techniques such as liposuction that will better address fat along the abdomen and hips. Special pain medication is introduced to your abdomen to improve post-surgery comfort.

BodyTite PRO is a unique, nonsurgical treatment that uses radiofrequency heat to tighten skin. Liposuction, on the other hand, is used to remove unwanted pockets of fat. BodyTite Pro is often paired with liposuction to sculpt and smooth areas like the abdomen, chest, and inner/outer thighs. BodyTite PRO with Liposuction can be performed with either general anesthesia or awake with oral comfort medication.

Dr. Ravi is also experienced in abdominal etching, which includes VASER High-Definition Liposuction to enhance the appearance of the abdominal muscles. With VASER’s High-Definition Liposuction capabilities, Dr. Ravi can “etch” the shape of the abdomen, creating the six-pack you may not be able to achieve at the gym.

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Your Abdominal Contouring Recovery Period

When you get home the first night, your incisions will be covered by dressings or bandages. You may also be wearing a compression garment to help support healing and to decrease swelling. Temporary drains are often placed underneath the skin to decrease the build-up of fluid.

Recovery from each procedure varies from person to person and can last up to six weeks. After a tummy tuck, patients will have to wait two weeks to return to “light” activity and six weeks to resume all normal activities along with some exercise. Dr. Ravi will explain what to expect from your recovery and when you can return to work. Carefully follow these instructions. Tummy Tuck patients will have a thin scar after surgery, these are well hidden and will fade over time.

Liposuction and BodyTite PRO patients have a much faster recovery of about four to five days. There are no limitations following BodyTitePro. You can return to normal activities and exercise based on your comfort. As your body continues to heal, you will notice a significant slimming of your abdomen.

 Dr. Ravi has extensive experience in male body contouring procedures. He consistently provides natural looking results that will enhance the male physique. After your abdominal contouring surgery, you will feel more confident when taking your shirt off at the pool and enjoying Houston’s endless beach-weather.

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Contact Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Today!

We are happy to provide you with this basic information on our body contouring techniques, but remember, it is no substitute for a personal consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon. We invite you to call our office at 281-242-1061 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Ravi today.

Located in Houston, Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics office is easily reached from anywhere in town. Our beautiful, cutting-edge office and knowledgeable staff will make you feel comfortable as soon as you walk through the door. We will be here to guide you through all the steps of an informed decision-making process and will map out a treatment plan that fits your needs.

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FAQ: Body Contouring for Men

  • What is a male Tummy Tuck?
    A Tummy Tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin, flatten the stomach, and tighten the abdominal muscles. Tummy tuck for men is uniquely designed to provide a flat, smooth stomach that looks firmer and more defined.
  • How long does an abdominal contouring procedure take?
    The duration of your specific procedure depends on your body and the technique itself. Procedures like the tummy tuck for men or Daddy Do-Over can take up to five hours, while Vaser and BodyTite Pro are generally faster.
  • Will my contouring procedure recovery be painful?
    While the recovery from an abdominal contouring procedure is not necessarily painful, you may be uncomfortable for a few days following surgery. Dr. Ravi will prescribe a specific combination of pain medication to keep you comfortable while you heal. During surgery, Dr. Ravi takes the extra step to inject pain medication into the treatment areas to improve immediate and post-operative pain. In most cases, normal activities can be resumed in two to six weeks.
  • Can I smoke before and after my procedure?
    Dr. Ravi will strongly recommend that you abstain from smoking or vaping for four weeks before any surgical procedure. Additionally, you will need to wait four weeks after surgery prior to safely resuming. All products with nicotine will seriously increase the chance for infection and serve to delay healing due to its vasoconstriction properties.
  • During my Tummy Tuck procedure, can I add additional procedures?
    Yes, many patients will choose to have additional procedures performed along with their male Tummy Tuck. The most common procedures added at the time of a Tummy Tuck are Liposuction of the arms and thighs, along with chest contouring. Combining procedures does not extend recovery time and allows for just one recovery period. What’s more, you will not need to take additional days off in the case of undergoing procedures at different times. Discuss your desires with Dr. Ravi so that he can see what procedures can be combined into your own Daddy Do-Over.
  • When can I return to work after my surgery?
    After your Abdominoplasty procedure, you will be sore and tired, however you can return to a desk job at two weeks. Dr. Ravi recommends not returning to exercise or heavy lifting for the first six weeks. Vaser HD and BodyTite Pro are minimally invasive and will allow you to return to work and school in less than a week.
  • What payment methods are accepted by Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics?
    Dr. Ravi accepts a variety of payment types, making it easier to get the procedure you want today. We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards. Additionally, we can connect you to several healthcare financing groups.

Fat Transfer for Men

“Fat transfer is becoming a more common procedure, particularly with men.  It is extremely important to be seen by a board certified plastic surgeon who knows the subtle intricacies of fat placement.  Safety is a very important component of my practice and this is likewise very important with fat transfer. Meticulous attention to detail is paramount when performing fat transfer to improve longterm success with the procedure.” – Dr. Ravi Somayazula

Although most people strive to lose fat, sometimes a lack of fat or fullness is not necessarily a good thing.  As men age, certain parts of their body appear less contoured, aged, or deflated. A personalized fat transfer can help certain areas of the body with this issue by using your body’s own excess fat (possibly from your abdomen or thighs) to enhance areas that have suffered from a loss of volume—such as the face, pecs, or calves. Houston board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula recommends fat transfer for men wanting to enhance specific areas of their face or body. This advanced technique, that not all plastic surgeons are experienced with, can bring back a more youthful face, sculpt a more etched abdomen, and showcase masculine calf muscles.

Fat Transfer Can Correct:

  • Facial lines, wrinkles, or a lack of fullness
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Thinning lips
  • Small calves
  • Flat or weak-appearance of the chest muscles
  • Lack of definition of the abdomen
  • Flat buttocks
  • Aging hands

At the Consultation

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and your patient care coordinator will spend ample time during the initial consultation discussing the various options and techniques tailored to each individual patient. While keeping your expectations in mind, your goals for your fat transfer will be discussed. Dr. Ravi Somayazula will explain the different options for using fat transfer to enhance specific areas of your face and body, such as the cheeks, pectorals, calves, buttocks, or abdomen.

A thorough examination will be performed to evaluate your current areas of fat that could be used to donate. It is important that there be enough excess fat to use for your transfer—certain areas of the body will require more donor fat than others (for example, enhancing the chest will likely require more donor fat than the cheeks).

Dr. Ravi Somayazula has a great bedside manner and encourages that you become thoroughly informed during the consultation in order to make a welli-informed decision. Please be sure to set aside an hour to an hour and a half for your appointment.

Who Is a Good Candidate?

Healthy non-smoking individuals who have realistic expectations for their fat transfer surgery are great candidates for a fat transfer procedure. An ideal candidate does not have any other medical conditions that might prevent healing or pose a surgical risk. A good candidate maintains a healthy diet and exercise routine, but also has fat elsewhere on their body that can be used for the transfer procedure.

Some men choose to undergo a full liposuction procedure in combination with a fat transfer. This way, Dr. Ravi Somayazula is able to contour certain areas of the body in conjunction with improving other areas by increasing volume with fat transfer.

Preoperative Evaluation

All patients are seen approximately two weeks prior to surgery for their pre-operative appointment. During that visit, all surgical consents are signed, photos are taken, and a detailed informational packet is provided with specific instructions for before and after surgery. A complete list of “dos and don’ts” is also reviewed. Patients receive prescriptions for an antibiotic, as well as pain and anti-nausea medications. Be prepared to follow all recommended pre-surgery and post-surgery instructions closely to ensure your best possible results.

Dr. Ravi recommends stopping use of aspirin and all other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as Ibuprofen) for at least one week before and after surgery to prevent excessive bruising. Herbs and supplements should also be stopped for at least one week prior to surgery as this can interrupt healing.  It is recommened that all patients stop smoking for at least four weeks before surgery and four weeks after surgery to minimize healing complications.

The Surgery

Local anesthesia will be administered to the area from which Dr. Ravi Somayazula will extract the donor fat cells. For most of his male patients, fat is often taken from the chest, back, abdomen, or thighs. To harvest fat cells for a fat transfer, a small incision is made in order to place a microcannula (small tube for liposuction) or a syringe through the skin to remove the fat cells. Once the fat cells are removed, they will be purified before transfer. Dr. Ravi Somayazula will then carefully inject the fat cells into the desired area, giving you the appearance of a youthful and natural fullness.

Dr. Ravi Somayazula can perform a personalized fat transfer procedure to help men enhance common problem areas, including the face, lips, chest, buttocks, or calves. By injecting donor fat cells in these locations, he can help restore a natural fullness for a stronger and more youthful appearance.

In addition, Dr. Ravi Somayazula performs a specialized fat transfer procedure to help men in the Houston area finally achieve the much sought after six pack abs. Known as abdominal (ab) etching, Dr. Ravi Somayazula will first perform liposuction to flatten the abdomen, and then carefully place fat back into specific areas to enhance the contours of the underlying abdominal muscles.

Recovery

You may experience some bruising or swelling on either or both the donor and transfer site. Many men return to work about one to two weeks after their procedure. Of course, this will vary based on where and how much donor fat was taken, as well as where it was reinjected.

Once you are fully healed and the swelling has gone down, you will notice the results of your procedure. With a facial fat transfer or lip enhancement, men can expect a fuller facial appearance and possibly even a subtle lift. A fat transfer performed to enhance the chest, buttocks, or calves will help achieve a naturally strong and healthy appearance. Those who choose ab etching with Dr. Ravi Somayazula often can’t wait to show off their newly chiseled mid-section at the pool while soaking up the hot Houston sun.

Men who undergo a personalized fat transfer procedure with Dr. Ravi Somayazula in Houston often experience a boost in self-confidence and are more comfortable in social settings.

While the internet can provide you with some basic information and a general overview of fat transfer surgery, a personal consulation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula can answer all of your questions in depth. Dr. Ravi Somayazula is here to guide you through all steps of an informed decision-making process and will map out a treatment plan that fits your needs.  We invite you to call us at 281.242.1061 to schedule a consultation today.

Male Gynecomastia Surgery

“Men are becoming an increasingly larger demographic of patients undergoing plastic surgery today. Many work hard with diet and exercise to achieve a chiseled physique, but certain limitations prevent them from achieving their desired result. There are many options I can offer to decrease unwanted breast fat in men in order to achieve better definition in their chest and torso.” – Dr. Ravi Somayazula

Men can feel self-conscious about their bodies for many reasons, including excess fat accumulation at their chest. Men are able to achieve a more athletic and firm appearance with Male Breast Reduction (gynecomastia) surgery. Houston board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula helps men regain their confidence and a masculine, well-built chest with male breast reduction surgery.

Gynecomastia Surgery Can Correct:
  • Excess chest fat accumulation in men
  • Enlarged breast tissue in men (gynecomastia)

These before & after photos are from a specific patient. Results may vary. Schedule a personalized consultation with our doctor to learn more.

At the Consultation

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and your patient care coordinator will spend ample time during the initial consultation discussing the various options and techniques tailored specifically to you. While keeping your expectations in mind, goal chest size and shape will be discussed. A thorough examination of the chest will be performed to evaluate the current size, shape, skin elasticity, and location of the nipples. Dr. Ravi Somayazula will determine what he believes to be the optimal type of male breast reduction (gynecomastia) surgery to help you get to your goal. At Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics in Houston, our board-certified plastic surgeon performs male breast reduction through liposuction alone, liposuction and skin excision, as well as liposuction with the removal of fatty tissue behind the nipple. The right option for you will depend on your existing condition and goal outcome.

Dr. Ravi Somayazula has a great bedside manner, and his male patients have all commented that they chose him based on how comfortable they felt with him. Being an athlete his entire life allows him to share similar interests and goals with his male patients. Although plastic surgery has commonly been thought to be female-driven, he feels that many men could truly benefit and be happy with certain procedures. Please be sure to set aside an hour to an hour and a half for your appointment.

Am I a Good Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?

Physically healthy, non-smoking men who are at a healthy weight and whose breast development has stopped are ideal candidates for a male breast reduction. Gynecomastia is a common condition among men, causing the chest to appear overly developed or feminine. This can be genetic or related to certain hormone supplements and anabolic steroid use. In certain instances, stopping such hormone supplements can improve gynecomastia; however, in many cases, surgery is indicated. This is often a problem that cannot be corrected with just diet and exercise alone. A personalized male breast reduction surgery with Dr. Ravi Somayazula can help to turn a soft, enlarged appearance of the chest into a taut, strong, and masculine form.

Preoperative Evaluation

All patients are seen approximately two weeks prior to surgery for their pre-operative appointment. During that visit, all surgical consents are signed, photos are taken, and a detailed informational packet is provided with specific instructions for before and after surgery. A complete list of “dos and don’ts” is also reviewed. Patients receive prescriptions for an antibiotic, as well as pain and anti-nausea medications. Be prepared to follow all recommended pre-surgery and post-surgery instructions closely to ensure your best possible results.

Dr. Ravi recommends stopping the use of aspirin and all other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as Ibuprofen) for at least one week before and after surgery to prevent excessive bruising. Herbs and supplements should also be stopped for at least one week prior to surgery as this can interrupt healing. It is recommended that all patients stop smoking for at least four weeks before surgery and four weeks after surgery to minimize healing complications.

What Causes Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is often a result of hormonal fluctuations. It may also be caused by:

  • Certain Medications
  • Steroids
  • Herbal Products with Estrogenic Properties
  • Illicit Drugs, Including Marijuana

We can discuss the possible causes of your condition during your time in our care.

The Gynecomastia Surgery

Male breast reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia at a credentialed hospital with a board-certified anesthesiologist. This is an outpatient cosmetic procedure, and you will be able to return home the same day. You may have liposuction or excision or a combination of the two to reduce the size of your breasts, so surgery time will vary based on the procedure. Dr. Ravi Somayazula will speak with you to determine the best option during your consultation.

If your breasts are enlarged due to fatty tissue, liposuction might be a very effective method. In this case, a tiny tube called a cannula will be inserted through a few small incisions around the breast. The cannula is used to suction the fatty tissue out from the body, helping to achieve a slimmer, flatter profile of the chest.

Excision may be used if excess tissue or skin needs to be removed. The nipple may also need repositioning, or the areola may need to be reduced. With an excision procedure, Dr. Ravi Somayazula will make an incision around the breast to remove excess skin or underlying tissue. The skin is then pulled taut and incisions are closed to achieve a well-contoured and natural appearance of the chest.

“Dr. Ravi is a very personable surgeon he will ease your mind of any doubts or questions you may have about surgery. The results I’m having are fantastic, exactly what was perceived. The whole team is very professional and always ready to comply with your needs as a patient.”
– Paul M. Houston TX

Recovering from Male Breast Reduction Surgery

A responsible adult should stay with you for 24 hours immediately following surgery. Most patients do feel discomfort in their chest which can last several days after surgery. Patients are encouraged to get up and walk the same day of surgery. You can expect to perform everyday basic activities, including showering, two days after surgery. The recovery period is approximately one week, but every patient recovers differently. Do not engage in strenuous activity for two to three weeks. Dr. Ravi Somayazula will closely monitor your recovery in the office following surgery. The follow-up appointments are at periodic intervals throughout the first year. During your early follow-up appointments, he may recommend certain restrictions and also indicate when you should return to normal activities. Dr. Ravi Somayazula and his staff are always available to assist you with any questions and recovery-related issues.

Once fully healed, Dr. Ravi Somayazula’s patients often feel more comfortable when going shirtless at the beach or pool. Many also experience a life-changing boost in self-confidence and no longer feel the need to hide their bodies under loose-fitting shirts or sweaters.

Basic information on the Internet is no substitute for a personal consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula, who can answer all of your questions about male breast reduction in depth. Dr. Ravi Somayazula is here to guide you through all steps of an informed decision-making process and will map out a treatment plan that fits your needs.

We invite you to call us today at 281.242.1061 to schedule a consultation.