Should You Get A Tummy Tuck Or Liposuction…Or Both?

Tummy Tuck or Liposuction03/05/2021 Liposuction is a body contouring procedure designed to remove stubborn deposits of fat from the body. At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we utilize advanced liposuction techniques, including Vaser Liposuction, enabling us to target even the most tenacious pockets of fat without damaging surrounding muscles or tissue. Popular liposuction treatment areas include:
  • Thighs
  • Saddle Bags and Banana Rolls
  • Abdomen and Flanks
  • Upper Back and Chest
  • Upper Arms
  • Neck and Chin
Depending on your specific needs and goals, it is possible to perform liposuction on several areas during a single surgical procedure. Tummy tuck vs liposuction


Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is designed to eliminate loose and sagging skin from the midsection. When needed, this procedure can also be used to tighten separated abdominal muscles, serving to draw in the waist and provide certain physical benefits including reduced low back pain. With tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Ravi is able to trim and tone the belly, decrease or eliminate stretch marks, and create a well-defined torso. Many patients experience increased self-esteem and enhanced clothing options following this procedure, particularly when it is performed after more substantial weight loss.

Removing Fat During Tummy Tuck Surgery

The abdomen is home to some of the body’s most stubborn fat deposits. Abdominal fat is often resistant to dietary changes and may even fail to respond to rigorous exercise. For these reasons and more, abdominal liposuction is commonly necessary during tummy tuck surgery. Liposuction may also be needed on the flanks and waist to ensure optimal tummy tuck results. During your initial consultation at our Houston office, we will take the time necessary to understand your needs and desires. Providing honest and upfront information about all of your options, we will work to guide you towards the treatments best suited to help you reach your goals.

Contact Us to Learn More

If you are ready to schedule your body contouring consultation, please call Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics at (281) 242-1061 today. Located in Houston, our board-certified plastic surgeon welcomes patients from Spring, Conroe, The Woodlands, Katy, Sugar Land, and all surrounding Texas communities.

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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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