Facial Rejuvenation Med Spa TreatmentsBody by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics is excited to bring Houston the most advanced array of nonsurgical techniques available today. Board certified physicians, Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, combine years of cosmetic experience with in-depth knowledge of cutting-edge, noninvasive aesthetic procedures. Beginning with a confidential consultation, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi can create a unique, customized nonsurgical treatment plan, designed around your needs and desires while always keeping safety in mind. Whether you want to diminish fine lines, plump sagging skin, shrink pores, or reduce sweating, Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics has the right technique for you. Best of all, these advanced, nonsurgical procedures provide results that are long-lasting but without the long recovery that accompanies surgery.
Morpheus8 is an in-office, heat based microneedling technique that can be used on any skin type anywhere on the body. With its unique subdermal adipose remodeling technology, Morpheus8 safely emits concentrated heat deep into the skin to resurface. The minimally invasive treatment increases skin firmness, minimizes fine lines, improves the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks, reduces hyperpigmentation, and diminishes large pores. Morpheus8 can be customized for each individual patient and their needs. The results are typically better than those created by fractional lasers and with less associated risks. The improved skin appearance can be long term and with little to no downtime.
The BodyTite™ PRO, at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, is a minimally invasive technique designed to tighten loose skin virtually anywhere on the body without any visible scars. Using Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL), BodyTite PRO comfortably heats up the deepest layers of tissue to coagulate and remove fat while immediately tightening skin and increase the natural production of collagen and elastin for long term results. Drooping male and female skin on the neck, stomach, flanks, thighs, knees, and arms will see a significant improvement in tightness and tone. Benefits from BodyTite PRO can be seen immediately and will continue to improve for up to one year.
FaceTite is a minimally invasive technique using radiofrequency waves to tighten lax facial skin. The in-office treatment can be used to improve the appearance of the jowls, jawline, submental fat (double chin), nasolabial folds, cheeks, and loose neck skin. Utilizing game-changing Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL), Facetite can eliminate pockets of fatty tissue while ramping up the production of collagen and elastin. The FaceTite session, which takes about an hour, will have long lasting benefits from the immediate results and results that continue to improve for up to 12 months.
As one of the most popular in-office treatments around the world, Botox Cosmetic is well-known as an injectable that effectively smooths out dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive expressions. Botox temporarily relaxes the facial muscle responsible for fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in a smoother appearance for up to four months. Botox is an excellent choice to improve forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines (sometimes called the 11s). Botox can also be used to successfully treat underarm sweating as well as for jaw and facial contouring.
There are multiple types of dermal fillers, also known as soft tissue fillers, that are offered to our patients for instant facial enhancement without the recovery and cost of surgery. Injectable fillers are designed to plump up lips and cheeks, fill in creases, and restore a youthful appearance. Fillers add volume and lift deflated areas of the face to significantly enhance your positive features. Made from a variety of products, including Hyaluronic Acid and Poly-L-Actic Acid, using both small and large size molecules, there is a dermal filler available to meet almost everyone’s unique needs. Results from dermal fillers can last for more than six months, and in many cases, up to two full years.
Juvederm is a family of FDA-approved soft tissue fillers, offering immediate rejuvenation. These trusted fillers plump the tissue under the skin, drawing in moisture from the surrounding tissue for long-lasting benefits. Juvederm fillers can add volume to hollow areas under the eyes, along the cheeks, and across the jawline. The filler will gently smooth nasolabial folds (from the nose to the corners of the mouth), marionette lines (from the mouth to the jaw), and frown lines (11s between the brows). Additionally, Juvederm can successfully be used to plump the lips and ease Smoker’s Lines. Made from Hyaluronic Acid (HA), Juvederm can last for several months, up to two years, depending on the treatment area.
Not everyone is born with enviably plump lips, and those that are may notice their lip’s volume diminishing with age. Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics offers patients several choices in lip augmentation, without the need for surgical implants. Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi provide a range of dermal fillers, including Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Volbella, and Restylane Refyne to create soft, luscious, natural-looking lip volume. These dermal fillers are gentle enough to safely add volume to thinning lips, creating defined lip borders, shape to the Vermillion Border (‘M’ along the top lip), and smooth Smoker’s Lines (fine, vertical lip lines). The beautiful, subtle results are immediate and can last for six months to a full year. Our doctors take time to assure this is a comfortable and pain-free experience.
Sculptra is a trusted dermal filler created specifically to volumize and contour facial features. Made from Poly-L-Actic Acid, Sculptra can improve hollowing under the eyes, enhance the shape of cheekbones and lift the midface, and define the jawline. Sculptra is unique in that it jumpstarts your own body to produce new collagen over time to plump sagging skin, smooth fine lines and deep facial creases, leaving the face looking rejuvenated, more youthful and refreshed. Sculptra is an excellent choice for marionette lines, nasolabial folds, smile lines, and hollows along the cheeks and temples. Our board-certified doctors not only utilized Sculptra for facial rejuvenation, but also as a nonsurgical way to improve buttock volume, asymmetries and indentations. This simple in-office treatment spaced out a month apart can get you to your goals without downtime, no anesthesia, and no garments while being awake and comfortable.
Excessive submental fat, sometimes referred to as a double chin, can increase with age and fluctuate with weight gain. The billowy tissue under the chin dramatically ages the appearance. Unfortunately, exercise and diet do little to improve a double chin. Kybella is an exciting nonsurgical treatment for the double chin, using a series of very small injections, those fat cells are permanently flushes out. The treatment is tailored to the individual patient and their desired level of correction. Most patients will need two to four treatment sessions, scheduled a month apart, to achieve long-term chin and jaw definition.
Living through a Houston summer can be tough but dealing with underarm sweat and odor can be nearly impossible. If you are wanting to decrease underarm sweat, odor, hair and eliminate the use of chemicals found in antiperspirants and deodorants, then miraDry is right for you. Many men and women feel frustrated and embarrassed as over-the-counter and prescription deodorants and antiperspirants do little to combat smelly, unpleasant dampness. Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics is a miraDry Certified Center, offering a solution for underarm moisture and odor. Using a small hand piece, we permanently destroy targeted sweat and odor glands while keeping the patient comfort.
Microneedling, sometimes referred to a collagen induction therapy, is an innovative technique designed to kick-start the body’s production of collagen and elastin, restoring a vibrant, youthful appearance. Tone and texture are improved, fine lines disappear, pore size is reduced and acne scarring fades with SkinPen facial rejuvenation. The unique SkinPen microneedling applicator purposefully creates thousands of tiny, microscopic injuries to the top layer of skin. A topical, vitamin-rich serum or PRP (platelet rich protein) is added during the process to penetrate the much-needed ingredients deep into the tissues for optimal results and to further promote collagen production. As the microinjuries heal, new tissue is formed for a softer, smoother appearance.
Over-the-counter products and drug store lotions can do little to truly rejuvenate aging appearance. Years of sun damage, exposure to harsh weather and chemicals, as well as genetics can eventually result in wrinkles, enlarged pores, sagging tissue, and areas of hyperpigmentation. Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Associates brings patients physician quality, medical grade skin care products, designed to address specific issues, without the need for damaging dyes, perfumes, and unnecessary chemicals. Offering the city’s largest selection of Revision Skincare, SkinBetter Science, Elta MD, and SkinMedica products, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi can help you to find the best solution to restore and maintain a healthy, youthful complexion.
HydraFacial is a relaxing and invigorating treatment that we offer at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics to improve the look and feel of your skin, immediately. Using a patented hydro-dermabrasion vortex technology, the HydraFacial will cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate your skin. The noninvasive technique is gentle enough to help anyone to achieve fresher, brighter and more youthful skin, no matter their complexion or skin type. You will notice an immediate glow to your skin with no downtime or irritation. It can even be done the day of an event!
Meet Dr. Swapna Gopathi
Swapna Gopathi, MD is a highly experienced, board certified anti-aging and cosmetic physician, specializing in rejuvenative medicine. With her guidance, you can rediscover your youthful appearance. Practicing in the Houston-area for close to 10 years, Dr. Gopathi brings her patients innovative and transformative solutions to obtain their desired aesthetic and cosmetic results.
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.