Whether you are thinking about breast enhancement, body contouring or facial rejuvenation, a good relationship between you and your plastic surgeon is critical for a positive experience. That relationship begins with the patient consultation – one of the most essential steps in the entire surgery process. This meeting is your chance to learn more about Dr. Ciaravino, our practice and our unique approach involving breast augmentation and other plastic surgery procedures.
More importantly, this is our chance to learn everything we need to know about you – your goals, concerns and even your likes and dislikes, so that we can design a customized plan with your needs and desired results in mind. We strive to make sure every one of our patients feels comfortable and cared for, while we do our due diligence to ensure every surgical procedure is both safe and successful. These consultations are complimentary, allowing you to meet us and learn and explore your treatment options without any feelings of obligation.
Throughout your experience with us, Dr. Ciaravino encourages you to discuss your concerns and desires freely with him and the rest of our team. We want you to relax and feel completely at ease throughout the surgical process, and we want you to leave your first consultation and each appointment afterward feeling very well-informed. Our detailed patient education program will ensure your first appointment is thorough and your questions are addressed.
In addition to meeting with Dr. Ciaravino, you will also visit with his staff as you prepare for your procedure. Our team is amiable and knowledgeable. Most have been patients themselves and are valuable resources for guidance and support. Our female patients often appreciate having the opportunity to talk to other women who have had similar procedures performed, gaining insight on a level usually not obtained by talking to the surgeon alone.
During this appointment, we will help you define your aesthetic goals. There are a variety of ways in which we can accomplish this. First, you are invited to look at an array of patient photographs for your review. You are also encouraged to bring in photos from magazines to give us an idea of what you like and don’t like as we plan for your surgery. Patients seeking breast augmentation will also have implants available so that you can see firsthand the size and feel of the devices. We use a precise sizing system based on your measurements to make the best determination of implant size.
Dr. Ciaravino will also perform a physical exam to evaluate your health and suitability for surgery, as well as your size, shape, symmetry and the elasticity of your skin. He will consider your height, frame and overall proportions to ensure the results you want will be proportionate and balanced to the rest of your body. His experience and artistic eye will ensure the results you achieve are naturally intertwined with the rest of your appearance. You will look like you, only better.
Ciaravino Total Beauty also provides Vector 3D Imaging for our breast enhancement patients, a technology that allows them to “see” their results before their surgery. This state-of-the-art system takes a composite image of patients “before”, and produces a 3-dimensional rendering of them with the exact breast size and shape they want. The ability to visualize the potential results can go a long way in easing the minds of our patients, as you can have the information you need to make the best possible choice in terms of implant type, shape, and size. This addition is particularly helpful for women unsure of the size of the breasts they would like to achieve through surgery. Size choice can be a significant obstacle for women considering breast surgery, and the ability to visualize your results with Vectra gives our patients more confidence in the choice they ultimately make. Rather than imagining what your new breasts will look like by merely trying on bigger bras, or looking at before and after photos of other patients who may not have the same starting size, breast tissue amount or body proportions, our patients will be able to see their chosen breast size on their frame, giving you the assurance of both looking and feeling great after your surgery.
Ciaravino Total Beauty is unique in that our primary focus is on breast enhancement procedures. Not all plastic surgeons share this dedication and focus, which uniquely qualifies our office to deliver on our promise as we put more time and energy into what we do every day. Dr. Ciaravino performs hundreds of breast enhancement procedures every year, giving him the extensive experience and expertise to offer the highest level of care and the best possible outcomes for our patients.
The rest of our staff also bring a wealth of experience to the operating table, since we have worked as a team for many years and have interacted with so many different patients on their breast procedures. When a woman comes into our office asking about breast enhancement, we see her as a unique individual, not a number. We take into consideration every aspect of her lifestyle when making our recommendation to ensure the process and the results are the best they can be.
Once you and Dr. Ciaravino have decided on the ideal surgical plan, it’s time to schedule your surgery date. We will schedule a subsequent meeting for a pre-op visit one to two weeks before your procedure, to review your plan and make sure you are comfortable and well-prepared. If you are interested in cosmetic procedures in the Houston or Sugar Land, Texas area, please contact Ciaravino Total Beauty at 713-627-1200 to schedule your complimentary first consultation.