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VASER HIGH-DEFINITION LIPOSUCTION BY Dr. RAVI IN HOUSTON, TEXAS

As patients seek out new and improved techniques in the ever-changing landscape of body contouring procedures, several modern techniques have been steadily growing in popularity, including VASER High-Definition Liposuction. Dr. Ravi’s growing education in the field of body contouring allowed him to choose VASER High-Definition Liposuction, which is ultrasound-assisted liposuction, to be an additional tool in his toolbox. This allows Dr. Ravi to get excellent results for very happy patients. Dr. Ravi Somayazula is among Houston’s leading plastic surgeons with the opportunity to bring VASER High-Definition Liposuction to patients in the surrounding Texas and Louisiana area. With little downtime, Dr. Ravi’s VASER High-Definition Liposuction is a revolutionary technique that offers patients a quick recovery and exceptional, body sculpting results.

Dr. Ravi had the honor and privilege of working alongside and train with the world-leader in body contouring surgery, Dr. Alfredo Hoyos, in Bogata, Colombia as part of the Total Definer Master Class. During this unique time spent learning and perfecting his new skillset, he was able to properly conceptualize and put together procedures in a certain way for each unique patient to get the best results possible. While with Dr. Hoyos, Dr. Ravi was able to even more so tap into his artistic side and learn the nuanced techniques of taking way, keeping and adding fat to really let both the male and female form come to life.

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WHAT IS VASER HIGH-DEFINITION LIPOSUCTION?

Simply put, it’s a way to get much better results than traditional liposuction alone. The application of ultrasound waves to break up and melt away fat before extraction makes VASER High-Definition Lipo different. VASER High-Definition Liposuction is used in conjunction with traditional liposuction techniques. The use of ultrasound technology makes VASER High-Definition Liposuction innovative and unique. The ultrasonic waves zero in on and emulsify fat cells safely without affecting the surrounding connective tissue, veins, and nerves. The treatment has a short recovery window as it causes decreased swelling or post-op bruising. The most exciting fact is that larger amounts of fat can be safely removed during a single procedure.

Benefits of Vaser High-Definition Liposuction

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  • Safely removes a larger amount of fat
  • Quicker recovery
  • Less bruising and swelling
  • More accurate removal of fat
  • Far less pain
  • Can be performed with both local and general anesthesia

This technique gives Dr. Ravi a more accurate removal of fatty tissue, allowing him to sculpt your body precisely. This results in a figure more in line with desired results.

THE VASER HIGH-DEFINITION LIPOSUCTION PROCEDURE

VASER High-Definition Liposuction is generally performed under local anesthesia, however, in some cases, general anesthesia may be required. A local anesthetic fluid will first be applied to the area being treated. Through very small incisions, Dr. Ravi will administer a mix of saline and anesthetic to begin breaking down the fat. Dr. Ravi will then insert a very small probe, the size of a pencil tip, into these incisions. This probe will emit the ultrasonic vibrations. As this occurs the fatty tissue will break down and melt. Finally, a thin cannula will be used to eliminate fat. Dr. Ravi can continue this process until he has achieved the patient’s desired contours. The incisions will be bandaged and a compression garment put in place to prevent swelling or the build-up of fluid.

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VASER High-Definition Liposuction has the capability of addressing large areas. For this reason, VASER High-Definition Liposuction is often a good choice for more extensive areas of fatty tissue, such as the abdomen, behind the flanks, and around the navel. The technique gives Dr. Ravi a wide range of movement and precision, also making it an excellent choice for tighter spots like around the knees, neck, chin, and the dreaded turkey neck. VASER High-Definition Liposuction can also be used on areas that have been previously treated with Liposuction in the past to help with unevenness and contour abnormalities.

RESULTS AND RECOVERY FROM VASER HIGH-DEFINITION LIPOSUCTION

Recovery from VASER High-Definition Liposuction is often easier than with other techniques. Most activities can be resumed in as little as one to two days. Depending on the area, a compression garment may need to be worn for the first week to six weeks to decrease swelling and improve results. Since VASER High-Definition Liposuction does not affect healthy tissues, there will be little bruising and minimal discomfort. Swelling will begin to subside and final results will be seen soon after treatment.

Vaser lipo on female abdomen for definition

VASER High-Definition Liposuction can achieve smooth and even results for a sculpted, shapely figure. As long as you keep up with a healthy lifestyle, the benefits of VASER High-Definition Liposuction can last for years to come.

YOUR VASER HIGH-DEFINITION LIPOSUCTION CONSULTATION WITH DR. RAVI

To give you the time necessary to fully consider the VASER High-Definition Liposuction procedure, a private consultation appointment will be scheduled at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics. Please plan on your consultation appointment to last an hour or longer. At this time Dr. Ravi can discuss your unique needs and desires. This is your time to have the surgeon examine your areas of concern and answer your questions. Dr. Ravi will use this appointment to carefully explain VASER High-Definition Liposuction, as well as any adjunct techniques and procedures that he recommends to get you to your goals. If VASER High-Definition Liposuction is the right procedure for your needs, Dr. Ravi’s Patient Care Coordinator will create a personalized, in-depth treatment plan to achieve your body contouring results.

Vaser lipo before and after - female tummy

Keep in mind that the ideal candidate for VASER High-Definition Liposuction will be a nonsmoker in generally good health. The procedure is designed for isolated areas of fatty tissue and is not a substitute for weight loss. Before committing to the procedure, a patient must display an understanding of VASER High-Definition Liposuction and hold realistic expectations for their results. Not everyone has the same needs so several techniques may be recommended for your individual concerns.

Complications from Dr. Ravi’s VASER High-Definition Liposuction are rarely serious. However, when complications do appear, they may include swelling, bruising, drainage, infection, or scarring.

DR. RAVI AT HOUSTON’S BODY BY RAVI PLASTIC SURGERY AND AESTHETICS

Dr. Ravi is one of Houston’s most gifted plastic surgeons, board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. An award-winning cosmetic surgeon, he has receiveda number of local and national awards, including being named as one of Houston’s own Top Docs in H Town Magazine and he was inducted into the 2019 RealSelf Hall of Fame. Dr. Ravi was trained in cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, with additional studies in hand and burn surgery. Specializing in body contouring procedures, Dr. Ravi has dedicated much of his practice to procedures like liposuction, breast implants, abdominoplasty, and the mommy makeover. His kind bedside manner, combined with his meticulous, artistic skill makes Dr. Ravi one of Houston’s most sought out plastic surgeon.

The Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics office has been designed for the ultimate in patient pampering as well as confidentiality. The high-tech office ensures our patients recover only in the safest way possible, and its low-stress environment help to keep pre-op jitters to a minimum. Alongside of partner, board-certified physician Dr. Swapna Gopathi, the Body by Ravi Plastic and Anesthetic’s office can blend both surgical techniques with nonsurgical treatments. Dr. Gopathi’s primary role is to meet busy patients with noninvasive techniques and skincare that can provide awesome results with or without surgery.

CONTACT BODY BY RAVI PLASTIC SURGERY AND AESTHETICS

If you have been considering VASER High-Definition Liposuction or any other body contouring procedures, the best place to start is with an in-person consultation at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics. Located on the Katy Freeway, our office is easy to find, centrally located, and not far from the Memorial, Galleria, or Katy area. Reach out to our office to get specific driving directions. To schedule your consultation appointment, please call our office at 281.242.1061 or fill out our contact us form at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics.

VASER HIGH-DEFINITION LIPOSUCTION FAQ:

  • What is VASER High-Definition Liposuction?
    VASER High-Definition Liposuction is an alternative to traditional Liposuction. Ultrasound waves are used to break up and emulsify fat before vacuuming it away. This procedure is safe for tissues and results in little bleeding, bruising, or swelling.
  • Why choose VASER High-Definition Liposuction over traditional procedures?
    Depending on your situation, VASER High-Definition Liposuction may best fit your needs. Benefits of Vaser Liposuction include little pain, bruising, or swelling and a fast recovery. It can also eliminate a larger amount of fatty tissue than some other methods.
  • Am I a good candidate for VASER High-Definition Liposuction?

    To make a good candidate for Vaser Liposuction you will need to be in generally good health and a nonsmoker. The procedure is designed to eliminate isolated areas of body fat; it is not a weight-loss tool. If you have stubborn body fat that is resistant to exercise and a balanced diet, you may make a good candidate for the procedure.

  • What areas of my body can improve using VASER High-Definition Liposuction?
    Vaser Liposuction makes a good option for patients needing to address large amounts of fatty tissue. The most common areas where it is used include the abdomen, flanks, arms, back, bra rolls and thighs. It is often the treatment of choice for small areas like the chin or face, as well.
  • When can I return to work after my VASER High-Definition Liposuction procedure?
    There is little downtime necessary after your VASER High-Definition Liposuction procedure. You will be sent home the same afternoon and are often given the green light to return in only a day or two. However, a compression garment may need to be continuously worn for a few weeks.
  • Are the results from VASER High-Definition Liposuction permanent?
    The results from VASER High-Definition Liposuction can last for years to come. Once fat cells are eliminated from the body, they are gone forever. Unfortunately, if you do not follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly, your existing fat cells will expand, taking away from your new figure.
  • How much does VASER High-Definition Liposuction cost?

    As with the cost of any plastic surgery procedure, prices vary depending on multiple factors. This includes the area being treated, how much fat will be removed, and what kind of anesthesia will be used (local or general). According to RealSelf.com, the average cost of Vaser Liposuction can average about $6,000. However, this will be different for everybody. Remember, your satisfaction involves more than a fee.

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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