Who Should be Your Injector? A Nurse or a Doctor?

Injectable cosmetic treatments are trendy in the United States for good reason: versatile, efficacious, and safe, these non-surgical treatments can address many concerns to produce a more youthful and appealing appearance without incisions, sutures, or a lengthy recovery period.

At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, injectable treatments we offer include:

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic. BOTOX is used to soften fine lines and deep wrinkles, including crow’s feet and frown lines, in addition to decreasing a bulky jawline, smoothing pebbly chin, and removing neck bands
  • Dermal Fillers. Fillers add volume, addressing hollowness at the cheeks, deep nasolabial and marionette lines, and at the chin, along with deep wrinkles and skin laxity throughout the face. Some fillers can also be used for safe and long-lasting lip augmentation

These same services are available at various med spas and salons throughout Texas, where they may be performed by a registered nurse or physician’s assistant. At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, they are performed by Dr. Swapna Gopathi, a board-certified anti-aging and cosmetic physician.

Why Choose a Doctor for Injections?

Nurses and physician assistants serve essential functions and have undergone training to work alongside physicians to deal with various medical issues. However, even the most highly trained RN or PA will not have anywhere near the level of education and amount of training required to become a doctor.

Choosing a doctor who is board certified in cosmetic and anti-aging procedures means selecting someone explicitly trained in aesthetic improvements. It also places you in the hands of someone who knows how to reduce the risk of complications and quickly address them should they arise. Dr. Gopathi’s eye for natural results helps her patients become more confident while still looking like themselves.

Attentive, careful, and precise, Dr. Gopathi is exceptionally skillful at facial profile optimization with injectables and other non-surgical treatments. Fully committed to patient safety and satisfaction, she is here to listen to your concerns, assess your problem areas, and provide the exact treatments needed to produce your desired results.

Please call Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics at 281-242-1061 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Gopathi today. Located in Houston, we serve all nearby communities, including Memorial, The Woodlands, Katy, Conroe, Spring, and Sugar Land.

This Year’s Top Four Back to School Injectable Treatments


Back-to-school time is here. But, more than a return to school, this marks the unofficial beginning of autumn, placing the Holiday Season right around the corner.

Now is the time to act if you are considering non-surgical facial rejuvenation. While most of these services are minimally invasive and require little to no downtime, results can take several weeks to finalize. Acting now allows you to achieve optimal results before back-to-school night and the hectic months ahead. Continue reading This Year’s Top Four Back to School Injectable Treatments

Which Facial Treatment Is Right For You?


The process of aging, environmental factors, sun exposure, genetics, and more will all have an impact on the quality of your skin as you age. Issues such as textural irregularities, hyperpigmentation, sun and age spots, and fine lines and deep wrinkles may be slow to form, but once present, can have a profound impact on your overall appearance. Continue reading Which Facial Treatment Is Right For You?

Six Filler Facts You Need To Know


Dermal fillers offer a safe and reliable solution for several skin concerns. The fillers available at our Houston office have been carefully selected for their efficacy and can be used to treat a comprehensive range of issues including:

  • Loose and sagging skin
  • Fine lines and deep wrinkles
  • Ill-defined jawline
  • Sunken cheeks
  • Hollow eye sockets
  • And more

The best way to learn what a dermal filler may be able to do for you is through a one-on-one consultation with board-certified anti-aging and cosmetic physician Dr. Swapna Gopathi at our comfortable Houston office.

What You Need to Know About Dermal Fillers

  1. Different Fillers Have Different Ingredients. Common active ingredients in dermal fillers include hyaluronic acid, synthetic calcium hydroxyapatite, poly-l-lactic acid, and bovine collagen. Active ingredients influence the ways a filler works
  2. Some Fillers Last Longer Than Others. Some fillers can produce results for six to 12 months. Others may produce results for as long as 24 months. Touch-up treatments can help to extend results
  3. Not All Fillers Are Good for Lip Augmentation. Lip augmentation is a specific procedure that requires fillers that have been formulated to enhance the lips. Not all fillers will do this. Some may actually cause asymmetry, uncomfortable lumpiness, and excessive swelling
  4. Your Choice of Provider Matters. In the wrong hands, fillers can result in infection, asymmetry, and other complications. Choosing a provider who is trained, experienced, and trustworthy is essential for the best results
  5. You Might Bruise. Even with a gentle and experienced provider, bruising, redness, and slight swelling are all possible. Proper aftercare will help to speed recovery and improve comfort
  6. Select Fillers Can Be Reversed. Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvéderm® and Restylane®, can be reversed if the results are displeasing. While not commonly needed, this option allows treatment to be risk-free, providing the ability to return to your natural look quickly and without risk when desired

We are pleased to offer products containing hyaluronic acid from the Juvéderm® and Restylane® families. We also offer Sculptra®, a poly-l-lactic acid filler that offers remarkably long-lasting results.

Interested in Learning More?

Would you like to learn more about the safe and effective dermal fillers available through Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics? Give us a call at 281-242-1061 to schedule your consultation today. We serve Conroe, King, The Woodlands, and all nearby communities from our office in Houston.

Everything You Need To Know About Morpheus8 – Non-Invasive Skin Resurfacing


Morpheus8 is a non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatment that combines the proven benefits of microneedling with the awesome power of radiofrequency skin tightening. This highly effective treatment is safe, requires little to no downtime, and can be performed in-office with only a light topical numbing cream, making it a great option for patients looking to improve the appearance of their skin without discomfort or a significant healing period. Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About Morpheus8 – Non-Invasive Skin Resurfacing

The Best Non-Surgical Treatments to Achieve Great Skin in 2022


Great skin doesn’t have to be elusive. No matter your age, regardless of your lifestyle, irrespective of the issues that are currently impacting your skin, there are non-surgical solutions that can help address nearly any condition to restore a smoother, blemish-free, and more youthfully attractive appearance. We are here to help you find which ones will work best for your needs. At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we provide a full selection of non-surgical treatment options, enabling us to meet the various needs of each patient we see. Continue reading The Best Non-Surgical Treatments to Achieve Great Skin in 2022

Three Reasons You Should Leave Microneedling to the Experts


Microneedling is a
non-surgical treatment designed to address a range of common skin concerns. At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we utilize the SkinPen® microneedling device as part of this service. This device was the first to receive FDA approval for microneedling and remains the Gold Standard in the industry. Microneedling treatment with SkinPen® is only available through approved medical providers. The device is not available for use at home. Continue reading Three Reasons You Should Leave Microneedling to the Experts

Five Tweakments to Get Ready for Back to School Season


Tweakment refers to a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that can produce subtle and natural-looking results. With school starting right around the corner, you may find yourself with a bit of extra time during the day. Why not take that time to schedule a little tweakment that can help you look and feel your best?

At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we offer a wide range of twaekments. Here are five non-invasive, versatile, and effective options to consider. Continue reading Five Tweakments to Get Ready for Back to School Season

Eight Ways Morpheus8 Can Improve Your Skin

Morpheus8 is a high-tech and effective skin resurfacing option that can address several common skin concerns. Combining microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) heat energy, this unique approach helps to boost the body’s production of collagen and elastin, producing results that are often visible within just a few short weeks of treatment. Safe for all skin tones and types,
Morpehus8 not only addresses various signs of aging but also helps to slow the process, continuing to produce results for several months longer than many other non-surgical options. Continue reading Eight Ways Morpheus8 Can Improve Your Skin

Five Reasons the HydraFacial® Is Becoming So Popular


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.

Continue reading Five Reasons the HydraFacial® Is Becoming So Popular