Five Reasons the HydraFacial® Is Becoming So Popular

03/19/2021

The HydraFacial® is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that can improve the appearance and feel of the skin after just one treatment – and people love it. In fact, the benefits from HydraFacial are so impressive, it has quickly become one of the most popular facials at our Houston office.

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Three Ways to Use the Evolve System to Kick Start Your Goals This Year

01-20-2021

The Evolve System by InMode is a revolutionary, non-invasive, and incredibly effective way to reach your body contouring goals in 2021. Capable of tightening skin, reducing fat, and even toning muscles, the Evolve System offers solutions for several issues that can detract from your appearance. If you are curious to learn more or if you are ready to make a positive change in your life, give us a call at 281-242-1061 to schedule your initial consultation at our Houston office today. Continue reading Three Ways to Use the Evolve System to Kick Start Your Goals This Year

Five Minimally Invasive Tweakments to Try Before the New Year

12/01/2020

A tweakment is a cosmetic procedure that produces subtle, natural-looking results. Most often nonsurgical, tweakments are ideal before big events, such as wedding or holiday gatherings, but can be just as suitable for a simple pick-me-up. There is no “right” reason to seek a tweakment. All you need is the desire to look and feel your absolute best. Continue reading Five Minimally Invasive Tweakments to Try Before the New Year

Remove Fat, Tighten Skin, and Tone Muscle with Evolve

11/30/2020

Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics is proud to add Evolve treatments to our growing list of non-surgical options. Safe, comfortable, and incredibly effective, the Evolve System for body contouring can be used to tone, trim, and tighten almost any area of the body. Continue reading Remove Fat, Tighten Skin, and Tone Muscle with Evolve

What Can I Expect During My Skincare Consultation?

09/17/2020

Good skin starts with a combination of at-home and in-office treatments, including an initial thorough skincare consultation with a board-certified physician and staff.  No matter your age or situation, it is always a good idea to take the extra step of a professional skincare treatment plan designed around your individual needs. Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics can create a detailed plan to restore and rejuvenate your appearance. If you do have a more invasive procedure performed, a good skincare routine will help you extend those results. Take a look at what you can expect from a skincare consultation at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics. 
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Five Advantages of the miraDry® Treatment in Houston, Texas

02/27/2020 As we all know, like it or not, sweat is essential to good health. For example, when we exercise, get anxious, or hang out in summer weather, our normal way of regulating our body temperature (meaning, not overheating our self) is for our sweat glands to cool down our body by releasing saltwater droplets.  For some people, they are not bothered by this, but others find that this can negatively affect their lifestyle. Continue reading Five Advantages of the miraDry® Treatment in Houston, Texas

Get ‘Tite’ with Four Tempting Treatments

05/27/2019 
While most of us are worried about the sudden appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, we tend to forget about the other changes that can also show our age. Healthy stores of fat and collagen disappear, further causing our skin to hang. Even if Crow’s Feet are not yet an issue, skin that has lost its support system will no longer look firm, adding unwanted years onto our appearance.
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At What Age Should I Start Fillers?

05/14/2019 
Taking care of your skin is one of the best ways to prevent damage from the sun, environment, and toxins. Proper daily care may even help slow the process of aging, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines, loose skin, and sunken areas of the face. However, even with a solid and professional skin care regimen, signs of aging will begin to appear, and it is at the first signs of wrinkling or sagging that action should be taken to maintain a youthful look.
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BodyTite™ PRO

BodyTite PRO in Houston, Texas:

  • Immediate tighter, firmer skin
  • Non-surgical
  • Minimally invasive
  • Minimal downtime
  • No visible scars
  • Decreased bruising, swelling and pain
  • Local anesthesia

Both men and women can be left with loose, sagging skin due to weight loss, genetics, and the normal aging process. Even with a regular exercise routine and healthy diet, the lax skin often does not bounce back to its youthful appearance, robbing the body of a contoured figure. While traditional skin excisional surgical techniques such as a Tummy Tuck or Brachioplasty can be successful at reshaping and tightening the skin, however not everyone is ready to commit to an invasive procedure or needs one. Now you have a non-surgical option with BodyTite PRO. Patients can expect a firmer, slimmer contour without scars
and significantly less downtime than traditional surgery. Plus improved self-esteem and confidence!

BodyTite PRO from InMode is a minimally invasive skin tightening device that uses radiofrequency technology for surgery-free, scar-free body contouring on virtually any area of the face or body with skin laxity. The BodyTite PRO will tighten skin while
melting away isolated fat cells. Whether used alone, or in combination with an additional body sculpting technique such as Liposuction, there is no other available technology today
can match the benefits of BodyTite PRO from Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics’s board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ravi Somayazula.

Body Contouring Benefits with BodyTite PRO

BodyTite PRO is a minimally invasive technique, approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a safe method for shaping, tightening, and lifting skin. The first treatment of its kind, BodyTite PRO uses radiofrequency assisted liposuction (RFAL)
for exceptional body contouring and fat coagulation results in both men and women. This unique radiofrequency heat encourages the body’s collagen and elastin production, tightening the skin to restore a youthful figure without the drawbacks of an
invasive procedure. You can see improvements in skin tightening and skin laxity for up to one full year after treatment, as the collagen and elastin production continues to increase you get progressive skin retraction.

Many individuals ask for non-surgical options for skin tightening after they’ve undergone non-invasive fat reduction procedures such as CoolSculpting®, truSculpt® and Emsculpt®. These procedures don’t do a great job at tightening skin, so many patients
are still concerned about contour issues afterwards. Even patients who have previously undergone Liposuction or TummyTuck are looking for improved skin tightening with time. BodyTite PRO’s radiofrequency technology is perfect for these patients.
What Areas Can BodyTite Pro Target?

What Parts Of The Body Can BodyTite PRO Target?

The BodyTite PRO provides customized body contouring results for the:

How Does BodyTite PRO Work?

BodyTite PRO tightens the skin using innovative radiofrequency energy waves, heating multiple layers of tissue underneath the skin as well as external skin to a predetermined, desired temperature. The dermis, the deeper part of the skin, is packed with
collagen and once it reaches the set temperature the existing collagen fibers tighten and contract, immediately improving the skin’s tautness and contour. The tissue remodeling via directional heat and fat coagulation also triggers the body to increase
its collagen production, creating additional structure and support over the coming months.

Dr. Ravi is one of the first plastic surgeons in Houston to offer the BodyTite PRO, which is only available to board certified plastic surgeons. The BodyTite PRO utilizes a 40-watt system which is faster and more powerful when compared to the standard
BodyTite technique which uses a 23-watt system. This means a faster treatment with improved, uniform and consistent results plus decreased bruising, swelling, and downtime. The BodyTite PRO is an excellent alternative to a tummy tuck procedure in
select patients and perfect for anyone looking for body contouring results without the scars.

During the procedure, Dr. Ravi will create one or more very small incisions in the target area. Using a small handpiece, one small electrode is placed under the skin and another larger electrode stays outside the skin, the sandwiched radiofrequency waves
are focused together, traveling only to the necessary tissues. Creating a contained thermal field, adipose (fat) tissue is liquefied, and then suctioned away. The radiofrequency waves boost the body’s production of collagen, tightening and firming
tissue.

Why Choose Body By Ravi For Body Contouring

Over the last decade, board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ravi Somayazula has dedicated his practice to bringing patients the newest, most innovative treatments and procedures in a safe, low-stress environment. Specializing in body contouring techniques,
Dr. Ravi’s research has shown that minimally invasive radiofrequency treatments can provide patients with immediate results, with ongoing skin tightening that continues to improve for up to one year, without scars and less downtime.

Along with his associate, board certified physician Dr. Swapna Gopathi, Dr. Ravi is excited to offer BodyTite to the Houston area. The minimally invasive technique provides significant body contouring benefits without scarring. Patients can see a significant
increase in skin contraction. With BodyTite and FaceTite, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi offer patients dramatic facial and body contouring results that continue to improve for twelve months, with less downtime and without the many post-procedure restrictions
seen with traditional surgical procedures

“The extremely safe BodyTite PRO helps me provide immediate skin tightening to patients without scars and without much of a downtime. After an extensive search, this is the only machine that can get patients these surgical results without conventional
surgery.”

– Dr. Ravi Somayazula

The BodyTite PRO Consultation

New patients should expect their BodyTite PRO consultation to take an hour or more. During this in-depth appointment, Dr. Ravi or Dr. Gopathi will get to know your individual needs and assess the areas of concern. After discussing your long-term goals
and desired results, the surgeon will carefully explain the BodyTite PRO procedure. Together, it can be determined if BodyTite PRO is the right technique to meet your body contouring needs. If so, a personalized treatment plan will be created. Dr.
Ravi and Dr. Gopathi will also discuss any additional recommended techniques, such as liposuction, that will help to achieve optimal results. You are always given multiple options and recommendations, but Dr. Ravi will give you his honest opinion
on what will give you the best results based on your goals.

The ideal BodyTite PRO patient will be in generally good health, yet struggling with lax skin. As the BodyTite procedure is not a substitute for weight loss, potential patients should be close to a healthy body weight. A good candidate for BodyTite will
understand the procedure and hold realistic expectations for their final results.

Your BodyTite PRO Procedure

BodyTite sessions are performed in a Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics procedure room or at a Houston-area surgery center. BodyTite can be performed by itself, or with liposuction (RFAL). Dr. Ravi will discuss all of your options during the
consultation appointment. The length of each BodyTite session will vary, depending on the individual patient and the areas being treated. If only a small area is treated, the procedure may be performed using a local anesthetic. When large areas, multiple
locations, or additional techniques are included in the treatment, general anesthesia may be recommended. Patients are back home the same day.

BodyTite PRO Recovery and Results

BodyTite requires little downtime. Depending on the extent of treatment and the number of areas addressed, most patients will need one to two days of light activity and rest. Smaller treatment areas require a shorter recovery. Normal activity can be resumed as soon as you are comfortable. Bruising and mild swelling may last for six to twelve weeks. Patients are normally feeling well enough to return to work in two to four days, however some of Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics’ patients feel good enough to return to work the following day.

Results from BodyTite can be seen immediately. Over the next twelve months, as the tissue heals and the body’s collagen supply is replenished, the benefits will continue to improve. In most cases, only one BodyTite procedure is needed to achieve the desired
change in body contour.

BodyTite is a safe, FDA-approved treatment. Side-effects are mild, but can include tenderness, skin sensitivity, swelling, blisters and bruising. Over the first few days, this soreness will slowly dissipate, although swelling and bruising may last six
weeks or more. For most patients, over-the-counter medications are the only pain medication needed.

Only a few, small incisions are required for the BodyTite procedure, meaning little to no visible scarring. With a built-in safety mechanism, the BodyTite applicator emits an appropriate degree of heat, not causing any damage to the surrounding tissue
or skin.

BodyTite from Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics:

If you are considering the benefits of a body contouring procedure but find yourself not yet ready to commit to surgery or are unsure of what you need, think about BodyTite PRO from Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics. To get more information,
and to find out if the procedure could be right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ravi or Dr. Gopathi, two of Houston’s most experienced BodyTite providers. Call Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics at 281.242.1061 to arrange your first appointment. Our office is centrally located in Houston, close to the Memorial, Galleria and Katy areas. Traveling from outside of Houston? Speak with your patient coordinator about a virtual BodyTite consultation
and assistance with local lodging or transportation.

BodyTite PRO FAQ:

  • What is the BodyTite PRO?
    BodyTite PRO is the first, FDA-approved device of its kind, using radiofrequency assisted lipolysis (RFAL) to gently heat dermal tissue. The minimally invasive technique tightens the skin, melts away fat, and stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen for exceptional body contouring results. Dr. Ravi brings his patients the BodyTite PRO for even faster, more consistent results without an extensive surgical procedure.
  • Am I a good candidate for BodyTite PRO?
    A BodyTite PRO male or female candidate will be looking to improve the loose skin that can appear after pregnancy, weight loss, or with the aging process. An ideal patient should be in generally good health and close to their ideal body weight, with realistic expectations for their final results. Although BodyTite PRO provides superb body contouring benefits, the treatment is not a method for weight loss.
  • What areas can the BodyTite PRO treat?
    BodyTite PRO is an extremely versatile treatment, able to successfully address almost any area of skin and stubborn fat, including the stomach, waistline, flanks (Love Handles), upper arms, inner/outer thighs and face.
  • What will my BodyTite PRO recovery be like?
    BodyTite PRO is an outpatient procedure, getting patients home the same day. It is common to see some swelling, redness, and tenderness for the first few days, although this should rapidly improve. A surgical compression garment will need to be worn for six weeks, decreasing swelling and enhancing the final body contouring results.
  • When can I return to work after my BodyTite PRO procedure?
    Most patients are feeling good enough to return to work two to four days after their BodyTite PRO session. However, strenuous exercise should be avoided until you are comfortable. Those patients with a physically active job may need to take additional time off from work, or have their duties adjusted until they are fully healed.
  • How long will my BodyTite PRO results last?
    The benefits from BodyTite PRO can be seen immediately, plus as the body continues to heal, the results will steadily improve over the next twelve months. Patients who continue with a healthy lifestyle can enjoy long-lasting benefits for years to come from BodyTite PRO.

Dermal Fillers

Our highly skilled team of board-certified physicians at Houston’s Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics understands that every person coming into the office deserves a personalized, one-of-a-kind treatment plan. Everyone’s facial features are distinct and will change with time and the natural aging process. The first signs of aging are the appearance of fine lines and deeper creases, sometimes running across the forehead, around the eyes, the sides of the nose, and the along the corners of the mouth. Volume loss from losing fat and bone is to blame for some of these changes that may make you appear tired and unhappy. Injectable fillers are one of the easiest methods for easing these lines and restoring smooth, youthful looking facial features and skin without surgery.

We offer a large variety of services, including the full range of soft tissue fillers designed to lift and smooth the skin under the eyes, cheeks, lips, jawline, temples and chin. Dermal fillers can create a subtle yet significant improvement in your overall appearance, restoring a refreshed, youthful look. Our Houston, Memorial and Katy based physicians are expert injectors and will offer you their honest opinion and recommendations.

Houston’s Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi
DEDICATED TO THE CREATION OF BEAUTY

A Quick Guide to Fillers

Guide to Fillers in Houston - Body by Ravi

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JUVÉDERM® Ultra and Ultra Plus

The Juvéderm family of injectable are the world’s leading dermal fillers. Made from cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid (HA), Juvéderm’s unique formulation enhances the skin’s structure by adding volume and moisture. As the HA pulls in moisture from surrounding tissues, the skin is plumped, lifted, and the targeted wrinkles become smooth. Benefits of a Juvéderm session are immediate and can last for nine to 12 months, sometimes longer. Premixed with lidocaine (a topical anesthetic), Juvéderm injections are comfortable. Juvéderm comes in a variety of unique formulas, such as Juvéderm Ultra and Juvéderm Ultra Plus, this family of fillers can be right for many needs.

Juvéderm Ultra and Ultra Plus Can Improve:

  • Fine lines
  • Deeper facial creases
  • Nasolabial Folds (from the nose to the corners of the mouth)
  • Marionette Lines (from the mouth to the chin)
  • Age-related volume loss across cheeks and jawline
  • Smile Lines
  • Lips

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

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

JUVÉDERM Volbella XC®

From Allergan, the maker of Juvéderm products, comes Volbella. This innovative dermal filler was created to safely improve the shape and size of the lips. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2016, Volbella has proven to be a trusted filler for subtle and soft lip augmentation. The unique formulation of tiny HA molecules, with a gel-like consistency, makes Volbella is safe for the delicate tissue around the mouth to also fill in smoker’s lines. Volbella will plump the lips, create symmetry, ease lip lines, and enhance the Cupid’s Bow under the nose. Made with Allergan’s own Vycross™ technology, Volbella offers immediate results that look completely natural. The benefits of one Volbella session will last up to a full year.

Juvéderm Volbella Can:

  • Plump the lips
  • Enhance the Vermillion Border (Cupid’s Bow) along top lip
  • Define lip edges
  • Improve lip asymmetry
  • Smooth fine lip lines (Smoker’s Lines)

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

JUVÉDERM Vollure®

Vollure is a game-changing HA filler from Juvéderm. Created using Allergan’s proprietary Vycross™ technology, Vollure is an excellent choice for improving mild to moderate wrinkles and creases in the lower region of the face. A mixture of both high and low molecular weights of HA means that Vollure has superior cross-linking of the hyaluronic chains, which brings long-lasting results. With Vollure’s perfect mix of spreadability and durability, it will smooth wrinkles while retaining moisture for age-drying results. Approved by the FDA as a safe and effective treatment for facial lines and volume loss, Vollure brings results that last 18 months or more.

Juvederm Vollure Successfully:

  • Improves Marionette Lines that run from the corners of the mouth to the chin
  • Reduces Nasolabial Folds, extending from the corners of the mouth to the edges of the nose
  • Smooths moderate to severe facial creases
  • Lifts lax skin by replenishing age-related volume loss
  • Rejuvenates the lower portion of the face
  • Can also be used for Lip Augmentation

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

JUVÉDERM Voluma®

Juvéderm Voluma is a HA dermal filler, created especially to add volume and restore shape to the cheeks and mid-face region. Our face’s natural internal structure is responsible for maintaining the shape and location of the overlying, Voluma can help to restore structure by adding volume to precise locations. This thicker filler will smooth fine lines and lift sagging skin, as well as contour and shape areas experiencing volume loss, such as the cheeks and under the eyes. While results from Voluma are immediate, as the HA encourages the body’s natural production of collagen, the benefits will continue to improve. Results from one session can last up to two years. As Voluma is premixed with lidocaine, treatment is not considered painful.

Voluma Can:

  • Restore fullness of the cheeks
  • Replenish age-related volume loss under the eyes and mid-face
  • Lift sagging tissues
  • Smooth targeted skin
  • Improve the appearance for up to two years

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

Restylane® Refyne

Restylane is one of the oldest and most trusted dermal fillers on the aesthetic market. Their second generation of fillers include Refyne and Defyne, both created with XpresHAn Technology™. Although similar, each offers unique benefits through a slightly different cellular makeup. Refyne is a flexible filler, perfect for treating moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Once placed deep in the tissue’s dermal layer, Refyne brings outstanding wrinkle reducing results. After being injected, the filler can be massaged and molded within the skin for superior precision and natural-looking results that last up to 12 months.

Restylane Refyne Will:

  • Improve Laugh Lines
  • Soften Marionette Lines
  • Allow for natural-looking expressions and facial movement
  • Lip Augmentation

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

Restylane® Defyne

Restylane Defyne is a slightly firmer dermal filler than its counterpart, Refyne. For this reason, Defyne is better suited for deep facial creases and folds. Once injected into the target area, the filler is massaged and contoured by hand, ensuring that it naturally molds within the tissue, achieving the desired results. Defyne offers customized results with long-lasting benefits, including needed support to the facial tissues. Made with Restylane’s unique XpreHAn Technology, the filler will last up to a year and offers results unmatched by any other injectable on the market today.

Restylane Defyne Can Improve:

  • Nasolabial Folds
  • Marionette Lines
  • Deep facial lines

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

Restylane® Lyft

Restylane Lyft is a trusted filler, approved by the FDA to lift lax tissue along the cheeks and jawline, as well as replenish age-related volume loss. Formerly known as Perlane, Lyft is a smooth, clear gel formula, created using large particles of HA, and designed to be injected deep within tissues. The one-of-a-kind filler is a good choice for smoothing Nasolabial Folds and moderate facial lines, as well as restoring volume loss. With results that last from 12 to 18 months, Lyft is an effective and economic choice for facial rejuvenation.

Restylane Lyft Can:

  • Replace age-related volume loss
  • Restore ‘hollow’ cheeks
  • Smooth moderate to severe wrinkles and facial creases
  • Create a subtle lift for the mid to lower face

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

Sculptra Aesthetic

Sculptra is a unique dermal filler, made from Poly-L-Lactic Acid. With the ability to naturally improve the body’s collagen and elastin production, Sculptra’s results are long-lasting, and will continue to improve over time. The filler can restore a youthful facial structure, replacing volume loss along the cheeks, under the eyes, across the temples, and over the chin/jawline. Premixed with lidocaine, Sculptra injections are comfortable for most patients. For optimal results, three Sculptra sessions are required, spaced approximately four to six weeks apart. While the results are not immediate, over the next several months, the full benefits will begin to appear, lasting up to two years.

Sculptra Can Improve:

  • Hollow areas under eyes and across the cheeks
  • Smooth sunken temples
  • Create a contoured chin and jawline

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

Brilliant Distinctions

Earn points with each Botox, Juvéderm, or Voluma session at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics. With every treatment, you will accumulate points that equal big savings on select Allergan products and services. Even better, your points work like cash at the Brilliant Distinctions Mall, offering everything from electronics to clothing. The process is easy: simply go to Brilliant Distinctions® to complete your free membership in the program. At your next Botox, Juvéderm, or Voluma appointment, be sure to let your provider know you are a member of the Brilliant Distinctions Program

Aspire

Galderma’s ASPIRE program is here to reward you through each step of your facial aesthetic journey. Earn bonuses for every Dysport and Sculptra session, as well as treatments with any product in the Restylane family of fillers, including Lyft, Defyne, and Refyne. The rewards program is free and easy; the more your treatments you purchase, the higher your future discounts will be. Even better, the longer you a member of the ASPIRE program, the more benefits you receive. Members of Galderma’s ASPIRE program will also get a first chance at exclusive perks and special offers. Join ASPIRE today and immediately receive a $20 treatment certificate.

Schedule Your Personalized Dermal Filler Consultation at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics.

While dermal fillers can provide exciting results on their own, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi can help to achieve optimal facial rejuvenation by combing additional techniques. Treatments such as fillers, Botox Cosmetic or SkinPen Microneedling can take years off of your appearance and push back the need for more invasive cosmetic surgery. Call Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics at 281.242.1061 to arrange a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Ravi or Dr. Gopathi. Read more about our noninvasive skincare services or fill out our online Contact Us form to have a patient coordinator reach out to you with additional information.

Dermal Filler FAQ:

  • What are dermal fillers?
    Dermal fillers are a unique type of injectable treatment. Injected directly into the target area, fillers have the power to plump tissues, smooth fine lines, lift the skin, and replace age-related volume loss. Often providing instant results, fillers can last from nine months to over two years. For optimal facial rejuvenation, dermal fillers can be combined with other noninvasive techniques, such as Botox Cosmetic.
  • What type of wrinkles do dermal fillers treat?
    Fillers plump tissues and smooth fine lines by adding moisture to the skin and encouraging the body’s production of collagen. For this reason, fillers are the right choice for static wrinkles, or those caused by decreasing tissue elasticity and the loss of natural fatty tissue.
  • Where do Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi perform their dermal filler treatments?
    Each dermal filler session is performed in one of the private treatment rooms at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics’ Houston office.
  • When can I return to work after my dermal filler session?
    While the treatment area may remain mildly red and tender for the first day or so, patients are normally feeling fine to return to work or school immediately. Prior to the dermal filler session, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi will carefully explain what to expect from the recovery process.
  • What are the side-effects of dermal fillers?
    Dermal fillers are a safe and dependable way to temporarily smooth mild to severe facial lines or to restore age-related volume loss. While there is little serious risk with fillers, side-effects can include pinpoint bleeding, tenderness, bruising, and redness. These generally resolve after a day or two. More serious complications, including infection, scarring, and allergic reaction are extremely rare.