Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss

Many men and women have worked hard to shed significant amounts of weight with diet and exercise or even weight loss surgery. Although it is time to feel proud of their accomplishments, many feel embarrassed instead because of the appearance of loose, excess skin at the abdomen, arms, chest, thighs and neck. The elasticity of skin becomes compromised during the course of weight gain and weight loss with resultant excess skin that is unable to recoil. It can be frustrating to have this undesired side effect of weight loss which can cause difficulties fitting into clothes, problems with exercising, and itchy rashes at skin folds. Dr. Ravi has a specific interest in working with this population. He looks forward to helping them complete the final step in their transformation by surgically removing excess skin and contouring their bodies into a new, sleek look!.

Most Common Concerns:
  • Excess loose skin
  • Remaining pockets of fat
  • Stretch marks
  • Weakness of abdominal wall
  • Loss of figure and waistline
  • Sagging breasts with excess skin

Dr. Ravi offers multiple combinations of surgeries for body contouring after dramatic weight loss. His intention is to improve the overall shape and figure by tightening the excess skin and removing stubborn fat pockets. Some individuals require multiple, staged procedures to achieve their desired look. In these cases, it would be best to start from the lower body and work upwards to the face and neck.

Dr. Ravi offers a number of plastic surgery procedures that can be performed in combination or over a series of treatments to tighten the skin and shape a slimmer contour.

Lower body Procedures to complete a weight loss journey:

Upper body Procedures to complete a weight loss journey:

The Consult

During your initial consultation with Dr. Ravi, he will have a detailed discussion about your realistic goals and will formulate a unique plan to fit your needs. Anyone who is in overall good health and has lost a significant amount of weight and has made a commitment to maintain that weight, lifestyle, and dietary habits may be an excellent candidate for surgery. Patients should be able to demonstrate a steady weight for six months prior to body contouring surgery.


All patients will be seen approximately two weeks prior to surgery for their pre-operative appointment. At that time, surgical consents are signed, photos are taken, and an informational packet is provided, which details instructions for before and after surgery.

The Procedure

The time Dr. Ravi requires to perform body contouring after dramatic weight loss varies, depending on the number and types of procedures the patient elects. These are typically performed as outpatient procedures under either general or local anesthesia (determined by the surgical area), at a credentialed hospital with a board certified anesthesiologist. An extensive procedure may require an overnight stay in the hospital.

The Recovery

Recovery will also depend on the number and type of procedures elected. In most cases, it is reasonable to plan to stay home and rest for one to two weeks. More extensive surgeries understandably require more time for better healing and outcomes.

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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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