While breast augmentation continues to boast a top spot as one of the most performed plastic surgery procedures in the U.S., some women remain hesitant to move forward with this treatment due to concerns over the level of discomfort involved and the need to schedule an extended recovery period. They will be delighted to discover that Dr. Michael Ciaravino offers unique surgical techniques and specially-designed instruments that allow him to perform this surgery in a precise and gentle manner. This approach makes for a more pleasant surgical process overall, with a quicker recovery process and a superior outcome. There are many good reasons why thousands of women have chosen Dr. Ciaravino for their breast enhancement surgeries.
Dr. Ciaravino specializes in breast enhancement procedures at his Houston clinic, Ciaravino Total Beauty. Because he performs hundreds of these procedures annually, he has ample experience in finding the most efficient and comfortable ways to achieve the results his patients want. These discoveries mean significant benefits for all the women that come to Dr. Ciaravino for breast surgery, including:
Many surgeons offer breast augmentation in their practices, but not all processes are created equal. When you choose Dr. Ciaravino for your breast enhancement, you can rest assured the procedure will be as minimally-invasive and efficient as possible, providing you with the best surgical experience and the most comfortable recovery process.
Your breast augmentation procedure with Dr. Ciaravino will be performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation, ensuring you are comfortably asleep throughout your operation. He will create a small incision either in the natural crease underneath the breast or around the pigmented area surrounding the nipple, known as the areola. When saline implants are used, the incisions needed are less than one inch long, which is half the size used by most surgeons. Silicone implants require a longer incision, but the instruments Dr. Ciaravino uses for inserting these implants minimize the length those incisions as well.
Once the incision is created, Dr. Ciaravino makes a space or pocket that allows for the insertion of the implant. This pocket may be positioned underneath the breast tissue and on top of the chest muscle (subglandular placement) or underneath the pectoral muscle (submuscular placement). Saline implants are filled with a sterile liquid once they are in the pocket. Silicone implants come prefilled, so they do not require filling after placement.
After he has placed the implants in their proper position, Dr. Ciaravino will ensure they are the correct size, shape and symmetry. Incisions are closed using tiny, dissolvable sutures that minimize scarring and do not require further attention after surgery. A small gauze dressing is applied over the incision, and a surgical bra is placed to hold the breasts in their position and increase your comfort level after surgery. The entire operation should take less than one hour to complete.
There are a variety of features of Dr. Ciaravino’s techniques that are advantageous to our patients:
Choice of Sedation – Patients may receive general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation, depending on their personal preference, the extent of their procedure and Dr. Ciaravino’s recommendation. No matter which sedation is used, patients will be comfortably asleep throughout their procedure.
Precise System for Selecting Implant Size – In addition to vast experience that allows Dr. Ciaravino to recommend the best implant size for each patient, he uses the Vectra 3D system to help his patients “see” their results before the operation is performed. This three-dimensional imaging technology shows you what your new body contour will look like with a degree of precision, so you can visualize what you’ll look like post-surgery, and feel more confident of your implant choice.
Gentle Surgery with Less Bruising – Bruising is typically a common byproduct of surgery, which can increase discomfort and prolong the time it takes for you to see the full results of your procedure. By minimizing trauma to surrounding tissue, Dr. Ciaravino reduces bruising for a quicker recovery process.
Shorter Incisions – Dr. Ciaravino uses much shorter incisions than other surgeons which means a more comfortable recovery process and less scarring for his patients. You can feel comfortable both in and out of your clothing, with inconspicuous scarring that won’t affect your confidence level.
Faster Surgery – Since most procedures take less than one hour to complete, Dr. Ciaravino can minimize the amount of time you are under anesthesia. Less anesthesia also means fewer risks associated with the medication and a faster initial recovery period for patients.
Pain Medication around Implant – Dr. Ciaravino places pain medication around the implant during surgery that continues to work for the first couple of days afterward. This helps patients remain comfortable during the early part of recovery when it can be hardest to relax and get the necessary rest for a healthy healing process.
No Drainage Tubes – Surgeons frequently place drainage tubes inside the incision after breast augmentation to reduce fluid buildup and minimize infection risk. The tubes are typically left in for a day or two and can be very uncomfortable. Because Dr. Ciaravino uses other techniques for this purpose, he eliminates the need for uncomfortable drainage tubes after surgery.
Use of the Keller Funnel – The Keller funnel is a unique surgical tool that allows surgeons to place silicone breast implants with smaller incisions. The addition of the funnel also reduces contact with the implants, which in turn minimizes infection risk. Less trauma to the surrounding tissue also means a more comfortable recovery process. This tool also shortens the time of the operation to reduce anesthesia-related risks.
Dr. Ciaravino and his staff will be happy to go over these features with you in more detail at your initial consultation. We want every woman that comes to Ciaravino Total Beauty to feel comfortable with their decision to undergo breast enhancement. When you choose Ciaravino Total Beauty for your breast procedure, you can rest assured we are committed to the highest level of care and the best possible outcome.
Dr. Ciaravino performs hundreds of breast augmentation procedures every year with superior results and highly satisfied patients. To discuss your breast augmentation options, please contact Ciaravino Total Beauty at 713-627-1200 to schedule an initial consultation. Dr. Ciaravino serves the Houston and Sugar Land, Texas area, and sees patients from across the country and around the globe.
The physician took the time to understand what I wanted out of the surgery and he is very knowledgeable and professional. The Staff is kind and supportive and the office is clean and comfortable. My overall experience was wonderful and I will highly recommend ya’ll to everyone! The doctor took the time to listen to what I wanted from the procedure and worked with me to find the perfect size. The doctor explained why the size would be perfect based on my chest cavity and it was perfectly correct!
The staff and Dr. Ciaravino are very friendly and knowledgeable. They made me feel very comfortable before and after my procedure. Everyone in the office is very friendly and professional. I did not have to wait very long and answered all of my questions. Dr. Ciaravino’s expertise and advise was greatly appreciated and very happy with the results!
Dr Michael Ciaravino is a Magnificent Surgeon!! Honest, knowledgeable, caring with excellent bedside manners. I have been his patient for several years and I will never go to another doctor. I am so happy with my recent Breast Augmentation! My recovery has been easy, and I feel great ! Thanks to Dr. Ciaravino and his Amazing Team who made my experience be a terrific one ! I can’t say enough good things about the amazing Ciaravino Girls ! Thank you beautiful ladies for being there for me.
I was extremely nervous about scheduling Breast Augmentation/Liposuction surgery without visiting the facility due to me living abroad. Upon my arrival to Texas, I was able to visit the office for a consult/pre-op. The moment I walked in I was greeted by the receptionist and amazed by the chic yet calming decor. This was very much needed since I walked in with butterflies in my stomach. The nurse/patient coordinator was very attentive and assured me of the smooth process. She was definitely right. Dr.Caravino is amazing he was able to give me a very natural yet sexy look. I’m so very thankful and planning another visit soon. Thanks again to Dr. Caravino for giving me my pre-mom body back and thank you to his staff for being just as amazing.
Very professional staff. The doctor made every visit comforting and he’s clearly great at what he does. Love the end results, 2 days after the procedure I was feeling great! No pain, no bruising, everything was awesome!
EVERYTHING! The look, the ease of transitioning back to “normal”, the care….EVERYTHING! The doctor and staff are AMAZING! He and his staff were very attentive to my questions and needs and always made me feel at ease. I have already referred three people to him!
Dr Ciaravino and his staff exceeded my expectations. I have several of my friends whose gone to him for augmentations and recommended him. I couldn’t be more pleased!! From the scheduling over the phone for the consultation to the post-op appointment, choosing this practice is by far the best decision I made for myself. I can’t express how highly I will recommend to anyone looking for a change, I actually already have passed on his information to a couple ladies. The results are more than I imagined and I only had my surgery Nov 15, 2017 (2 weeks ago). I never had to take any of my pain medicine which as my first surgery ever I didn’t expect it to be so perfect! Thank you again to you Dr Ciaravino and his lovely beautiful staff for making me feel comfortable before and after. Look forward to seeing you guys in 3 months.
Information was explained clear and concise. I felt prepared in every aspect on what to expect and how to handle myself during the recovery process. The recovery went as explained and I had minimal discomfort. I am loving my results, the whole process was wonderful!
The accessibility of the staff after my procedure to answer questions I had was phenomenal. The results are amazing, I couldn’t be happier! The staff and Dr. C are all very knowledgable and very helpful. Dr. C did a fantastic job with my procedure and I am excited to see the final results once I am completely healed.
The staff was very friendly and helpful through the entire process. My results are exactly what I wanted and asked for as far as size and shape with a more natural look.
Doctor Ciaravino gave me exactly what I wanted. I love the way my breasts look. His assistants were very knowledgeable, helpful and extremely nice! I love the way my breasts look. I wanted natural and that’s what Doctor Ciaravino gave me.
Dr C’s office and staff are first class. Always kind, helpful and considerate. Each time I go in, it feels like going to see friends! I had abdominoplasty and breast augmentation. I love my body! Could not ask for better results!
From the first consultation to my last post-op app I have been so happy with everything. Dr Ciaravino and his staff have always made me feel super comfortable. I will be going back for any cosmetic procedures I need in the future!
Friendly staff and environment. Dr. Ciaravino was very thorough about explaining the risks and possible complications of the surgery and how to prevent them. Other than what I had researched about him prior to my consultation, I knew he’d be the perfect doctor to perform my surgery because of his bedside manner skills! Down to earth and doesn’t make you feel like a number. He addresses your concerns and took the time to explain my questions.
Everyone from the CSM to the nurse who has been on staff for 8 years. Everyone made my husband and I feel very welcomed and comfortable. Didn’t feel pressured and the staff was very informative!
Nadia helped explain every single thing I would need to know in such detail, I felt that I knew exactly what I was getting into. She is so sweet and kind I was nervous and she helped calm my nerves and make me feel right at home. By the time the surgeon entered the room, I had most of my questions answered so I felt fully ready and excited. Nadia is the BEST.
Dr. C, you and your staff are great!! You all made the whole process practically painless. I am very impressed with the results…You are so professional and at the same time so compassionate and caring, another happy patient!!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about every single person I encountered at this office. You are all thorough, kind, conscientious, and beautiful inside and out!
I have always been a bit apprehensive about having breast augmentation. Although I wanted one, I had a fear that they would turn out too big and look unnatural. Dr. Ciaravino listened to my concerns and truly did a beautiful job. He is truly an artist with his ability and truly did a beautiful job.
Just wanted to let y’all know that I think that Dr. Ciaravino is by far the most talented doc around. I had my surgery on Monday and haven’t had a pain killer since Tuesday morning. Not even a Tylenol. There was no bruising or swelling at all. I am just amazed at how simple and painless the whole thing was. I attribute this to Dr. Ciaravino’s talent and gentleness.