Ravi K. Somayazula MD, DO
About the Practice
Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics is one of Houston’s leading cosmetic surgery providers. Founded by board-certified plastic surgeon, Ravi Somayazula, MD, the office provides a host of surgical and noninvasive services. Dr. Ravi and his team strive to make everyone feel comfortable and well-cared for starting the minute they walk in the door. Beginning with the initial consultation, Dr. Ravi works hard to create a pleasant environment, centered on trust and communication.
An Ivy-League trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Ravi has extensive experience in all aspects of cosmetic surgery. Over the years, Dr. Ravi has chosen to center his practice on restorative techniques for the neck, breast, and body. By focusing specifically on body contouring techniques, Dr. Ravi can stay at the forefront of the latest, and most effective, surgical techniques for this area. Instead of performing a variety of different procedures adequately, Dr. Ravi has dedicated his practice to a more focused set of procedures, all done exceptionally well. Specializing in procedures for the neck, breast, and body, Dr. Ravi offers exciting, new techniques, as well as tried-but-true traditional treatments. His specialties for the breast include augmentation, lift, reduction, fat transfer, and revision procedures. Dr. Ravi’s body contouring techniques, such as the abdominoplasty, liposuction, brachioplasty, fat grafting, and the Brazilian Butt Lift, are designed to create natural-looking physical proportion. Dr. Ravi also offers several combination procedures, such as the Mommy Makeover and Body Lift, each centered around the individual patient’s personal goals and desires. Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics offers procedures that range from mild to dramatic. For those patients who are not yet ready to commit to a surgical procedure, Dr. Ravi offers a full range of noninvasive techniques, including Botox Cosmetic, soft tissue fillers, Sculptra, microneedling, and chemical peels. These treatments can be used alone, or in conjunction with a surgical procedure, for optimal aesthetic results.
Background & Certification
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Rutgers University - Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Psychology minor
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine - Medical School
University of Massachusetts at Berkshire Medical Center - General Surgery Residency
Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School and Lahey Hospital and Medical Center - Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Awards & Honors
RealSelf Top 100 – 2016
RealSelf Top Doctor
A key element in Dr. Ravi’s treatment process is a detailed consultation. Patients can expect to spend about an hour with Dr. Ravi and his staff during this initial appointment. At this time, Dr. Ravi will get to know the individual, including their medical background, lifestyle, and aesthetic goals. During the physical exam, Dr. Ravi will assess a variety of factors, including skin quality and proportion. Next, Dr. Ravi will establish all of the potential surgical and noninvasive choices for the desired results, fully explaining each treatment option. Using before/after photographs of his recent patients, Dr. Ravi will help the patient visualize their own results. Dr. Ravi will provide as much time as needed with each patient, establishing a two-way line of communication for a long-term physician-patient relationship. By the end of the consultation, Dr. Ravi’s patients are ready to move forward, feeling confident in the treatment plan and trusting the staff. After creating a customized treatment plan, the exact cost will be determined and payment options discussed. This price is all-encompassing, covering the surgeon’s and anesthesiologist’s fees, hospital costs, surgical garments, and follow-up care. Armed with a clear treatment plan and cost breakdown, the patient can then make an informed decision. There is no rush, however, as potential patients are never pressured into a procedure until they are fully ready. Finally, a pre-op appointment will then be scheduled, giving the patient additional time to ask questions and review instructions before their procedure.
Staff & Facilities
The Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics office is located on the Katy Freeway. While only a short distance from Memorial and Katy, the office can easily be reached from any side of the city. Outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, the Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics’ office combines the comforts of a lavish medical spa with the meticulous results found at a cutting-edge medical facility. Dr. Ravi understands that when taking the step towards an elective procedure, patients need both a friendly, comforting environment, as well as peace-of-mind that safety and technology will remain of upmost importance. For this reason, Dr. Ravi has created an office where patients can feel secure and welcome, knowing they will get the safest, most innovative set of procedures available today. Dr. Ravi performs his surgical procedures at several trusted Houston-area surgery centers and hospitals. Each facility holds accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF), meeting rigorous requirements and the highest regulations for patient safety. A board-certified anesthesiologist is on hand to provide anesthesia services and patient monitoring. Whether scheduling an outpatient procedure that gets his patients home the same day, or extensive surgery that involves an overnight stay, Dr. Ravi ensures everyone will remain safe and comfortable both during and after their aesthetic procedure.
At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we offer a number of financing and payment options. We accept cash, cashier’s checks, money orders, debit cards, major credit cards (including Master Card, Visa, Discover and American Express) and financing options through United Medical Credit, Care Credit and Prosper.