Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation with Minimal Scar at Houston’s Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics’


Two of the most common patient concerns before a Breast Augmentation, or any other plastic surgery procedure for that matter, is: 1) Will I be in a lot of pain after my surgery? and 2) How will my scar look afterwards? Cosmetic surgery procedures of the past were famous for longer recovery times, extreme post-op discomfort, and in some cases, large and unattractive scars. Luckily, times have changed. With Dr. Ravi’s very specific steps for a Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation with Minimal Scar, patients no longer worry about these concerns. Not only is there less pain associated with his outpatient breast augmentation procedure, but the resultant scar’s appearance is significantly improved. Less pain simply means a quicker recovery, less time off work and a fast track to getting back to a regular routine!

More Comfort for a Faster Recovery

  • At the beginning of his Breast Augmentation surgery, Dr. Ravi injects a mixture of short-acting and long-acting pain medications directly into your breast tissue and muscles to provide immediate and long-term pain control.
  • With an immediate-acting local anesthetic in place, the Board-Certified Anesthesiologist can comfortably administer less of the inhalational anesthetic. This, in turn, leads to less nausea and vomiting immediately after the procedure and a shorter stay in the recovery room. Patients are stable, comfortable, and ready to go home faster.
  • Once at home, the long-acting component of the pain medication mixture kicks in, lasting for three full days. This means much less discomfort while at home and a decreased need for narcotic pain medications.
  • Typically, most of Dr. Ravi’s patients require only Extra Strength Tylenol or Tylenol with Codeine after surgery to manage their discomfort.
  • Ravi strives to decrease narcotic use by his patients for multiple reasons, but the most important are to decrease constipation and decrease grogginess which can keep patients from returning to normal activities.

Minimal Scarring for Better Looking Results

    • The best scars are those with the least amount of tension pulling the skin apart. That becomes difficult when you’ve just put a breast implant into the breast pocket.
    • To improve the appearance of the inframammary breast augmentation scars, Dr Ravi uses a special and state-of-the-art adhesive tape attached to a plastic zip tie called the DermaClip. This allows for improved incision appearance, as the scar heals flat and smooth. By off-loading the implant’s weight on the closure, we minimize how wide the scar becomes. These adhesive strips are kept on for one to two weeks.
    • At your follow-up office visit, Dr. Ravi will remove the adhesive tape and instruct the patient on how to apply silicone impregnated strips daily for the next six weeks. During this period, patients will need to manually massage the scar, as well.
    • After six weeks, patients can discontinue the adhesive strips altogether, but should apply Siligen silicone scar cream twice a day, for one full year. Silicone based scar creams have shown to yield the better appearing scars when compared to non-silicone based scar creams.
    • We highly recommend avoiding direct sunlight to the incision line and consistently apply SPF 30 or higher sunscreen, preventing Ultraviolet ray associated hyperpigmentation, which can permanently darken the scar.
    • During the follow-up appointments, Dr. Ravi and his staff will continue to provide detailed instructions and demonstrations of each technique.
Less pain, a better-looking scar, and a faster recovery, who doesn’t want that! For more information on Dr. Ravi’s Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation with Minimal Scar, contact Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics at 281.242.1061 or fill out our online Contact Us form.

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 wished to all of those impacted by COVID-19. We understand that this has impacted our entire country in multiple ways, from falling sick to job changes and school cancellations. We understand your multiple concerns and anxieties, and we want to assure you that as a medical practice, we are here for you.

Our office is open and ready to serve you. We have restarted performing elective surgeries at an Ambulatory Surgery Center, and in office elective surgical procedures will resume after May 8th. In order to decrease viral spread and to minimize utilization of medical supplies during this time of need, we have implemented a strict screening protocol. As far as non-surgical procedures, we are slowly rolling out these procedures. We are currently offering Botox and other non-surgical in office procedures, such as miraDry and Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling. We tentatively will be restarting filler treatments on May 18th. All staff and all patients are required to wear masks at all times. We are also not allowing any additional guests at this time. We are taking extra time and extra steps to make sure all contact surfaces, such as door handles and counter tops, are cleaned around the clock with appropriate cleaning solutions. Your safety had always been, and will continue to be, of utmost importance.

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, both board certified physicians, will continue to offer both complimentary virtual consultations via a HIPAA compliant and secure platform and in person office consultations. We are happy to provide these two options so that you can choose the option that is most comfortable for you.

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 bases.

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