Northwest Houston
Cypress Office
9899 Towne Lake Parkway, Suite 100
Cypress, Texas 77433
(713) 799-2278

Uptown Park/Galleria
Houston Office
1700 Post Oak BLVD, Suite 1-280
Houston, Texas 77056
(713) 799-2278

EMBRACERF in Houston


EmbraceRF is an innovative cosmetic treatment that is able to combine two effective FDA approved therapies, 1) Face-Tite and 2) Morpheus8 to improving the facial appearance: contouring the face and neck with fat reduction and skin tightening without the need for large incisions or a larger surgical procedure. This combination allows Dr. Basu to give his Houston EmbraceRF patients significant results, while maintaining the benefits of a minimally-invasive procedure with minimal to no down time.

Bob Basu, MD, MBA, MPH, FACS

  • Princeton-Educated, Nationally Recognized, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
  • Over 16,000 Cosmetic Procedures Performed
  • Top Doc in “Best Plastic Surgeon” category for over a decade


EmbraceRF can be used to contour the face by addressing areas with fat, as well as tightening the skin. These two factors can bring improvements in the skin’s tone, wrinkles, and overall facial contour. Dr. Basu will discuss your aesthetic goals and potential benefits from this procedure in full detail at your personal consultation.


The cost of EmbraceRF depends primarily on your specific anatomy and whether you opt for the procedure to be done under local anesthesia or IV sedation. Generally, the cost of EmbraceRF treatments in Houston ranges from $5500 to $9500 and financing options are available.


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Since EmbraceRF is a minimally invasive procedure, the recovery time is much shorter and less intense than it is for people who choose a surgical procedure like a facelift. Your skin may be slightly red for 2-3 days.

Depending on the amount of fat reduction, you may also experience some swelling for 2-5 days. We typically recommend our Houston EmbraceRF patients wear compression garments for 3-5 days, then at night for comfort.


EmbraceRF is often chosen by patients who are seeking benefits similar to a facelift or neck lift but without surgery. It’s important to remember that the most significant results may come from facial plastic surgery, so if you are looking for substantial recontouring of the face, or a more extreme reduction in loose skin, a surgical procedure may be the better option for you.

For patients looking for good results without surgery, EmbraceRF offers an excellent alternative without the downtime with the following benefits:

  • Can be performed using a local anesthetic or IV sedation
  • Uses proven FaceTite and Morpheus8 technology with consistent results
  • Tightens the skin and builds collagen

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EmbraceRF works by combining two successful cosmetic technologies: FaceTite and Morpheus8. This allows Dr. Basu to treat both fat and loose skin. During the treatment, a thin cannula will be inserted under the skin, using an incision smaller than 2-3 millimeters. The cannula produces radiofrequency (RF) energy that both tightens skin and liquefies fat.

The benefit of this is the stimulation of collagenesis, or collagen regrowth. Collagen is one of the most important substances in your body for maintaining the look of youthful skin. Although patients see an instant improvement right away, EmbraceRF results continue to improve for several weeks following the procedure. Patients typically see the most significant results after about six weeks, and maximal skin tightening takes 3 to 6 months – so results will continue to improve over time.

At the same time that the radiofrequency energy is working below your skin, we perform Morpheus8 on the outside of your skin. Like FaceTite, Morpheus8 uses radiofrequency energy, which is delivered through microneedling. This external treatment also stimulates collagen allowing for a 2-in-1 procedure that uses radiofrequency energy both internally and externally to tighten skin and improve contours. Morpheus8 facilitates Subdermal Adipose Remodeling (SdARM) – translation: it helps to resurface the skin, tighten the skin, and remove unwanted fat.

For best results, we recommend 2 additional treatments with Morpheus8, after your initial EmbraceRF treatment which carry no downtime. With the 2 additional Morpheus8, you can go back to the gym or any activity right away.


EmbraceRF is an ideal treatment for some people, so it’s important to understand what EmbraceRF can address, and what it cannot. The best way to decide what treatment option is best for you is by having a private consultation with Dr. Basu where he can educate you about the options in relation to your goals. In general, EmbraceRF can be a good option for candidates who:

  • Have unwanted wrinkles and pockets of fat in the face and neck
  • Have mild to moderate loose skin
  • Have had facial or neck surgery, and seek tightening of skin that has become looser in the years since that operation.

If you have moderate to severe skin laxity, a surgical procedure like a facelift or neck lift may be a better option for you. Additionally, if your primary concern is more extensive amounts of fat that you’d like removed, liposuction may be the better choice. Please schedule a consultation if you would like to get more information about your particular goals and options.


At your private consultation, you can expect a true conversation with Dr. Basu. He will listen to your goals, concerns, and questions, and will provide you with straightforward and helpful answers. You can also expect individualized recommendations that will allow you to make a treatment decision that you feel good about.


Before beginning your EmbraceRF procedure, Dr. Basu’s nurse may provide sedation to help you relax. Next, Dr. Basu will use a small needle to inject local anesthetic into the treatment area or areas before beginning the procedure. Once the area is numb, Dr. Basu will insert a small wand under your skin. This is the part of the FaceTite procedure that works from underneath your skin. Additionally, your skin will be treated from the outside with a separate device called Morpheus8. Most patients say they feel some discomfort but no pain during the procedure. Patients are generally done after 45 minutes and do not require multiple procedures to see results.


During your EmbraceRF treatment, the area will be well-numbed with local anesthesia to ensure that you are not in pain. Dr. Basu also offers the option of having IV sedation during the treatment, which can help you feel more relaxed. As with most minimally invasive procedures, you can expect some level of discomfort through the initial phase of your recovery, but should not be in pain.

To learn more, please contact us and we will be happy to educate you more about EmbraceRF.


Dr. Bob Basu is among the most experienced and respected Houston board-certified plastic surgeons. He has established a luxury private plastic surgery practice in Northwest Houston located in Cypress Town Center. Whether he is performing EmbraceRF or other surgical or non-surgical treatments for the face, neck, breast, back, or body, you can expect nothing less than a world-class patient experience and stellar results.

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To take the first step toward achieving your ideal look with EmbraceRF at Basu Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery, contact us, or call our Houston office today at (713) 799-2278 .