Michael Ciaravino, MD., The Breast Doc

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Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Ciaravino is one of the world’s top breast implant surgeons. Each year, he performs over 800 breast augmentation cases which is an accomplishment met by very few, if any, plastic surgeons.

It’s this experience that allows Dr. Ciaravino to consistently give his patients beautiful results. He is perfectionist who pays great attention to detail and strives to give each patient the look that they desire.


Dr. Ciaravino’s background has contributed greatly to his success. Born in New York and raised in an Italian family, Dr. Ciaravino has always had an interest in art, beauty, fashion, and design. This coupled with a strong aptitude for science and a desire to help others led him on a direct pursuit to medical school and a career in plastic surgery.

After graduating with honors from Tulane University, and The University of Florida College of Medicine, he completed his plastic surgery training in Houston (“The home of the breast implant”), in the program started by the surgeon who invented breast implants. He also studied reconstructive breast surgery at M.D. Anderson, a premier cancer center.


Today, Dr. Ciaravino is highly regarded as one of the world’s leading breast implant surgeons. Since starting his plastic surgery practice in 1997, he has had the privilege of helping over 10,000 woman improve the appearance of their breasts through breast augmentation, breast lifts, and revisions of previous surgery. He is a favorite among Houston’s hip, fashionable crowd who flock to his chic office in search of more beautiful breasts.

Dr. Ciaravino is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is an active member of LEAD—a distinguished group of plastic surgeons recognized for their expertise in breast augmentation. He is frequently selected as a “top plastic surgeon” and has received numerous awards of distinction.

To provide his patients with a full spectrum of aesthetic services Dr. Ciaravino founded CIARAVINO TOTAL BEAUTY—a premier group of plastic surgeons and aesthetic specialists. Each member has been selected for their high quality skills, personality, and expertise. Now, in addition to Dr. Ciaravino’s breast and body surgery, we provide facial surgery, vaginal rejuvenation, and wide variety of non-invasive skin and laser services. These services are provided at his main office location as well as his 3 medical spas: CIARAVINO SKIN & LASER, BELLA RINOVA, and ACQUA Medspa.

In addition to developing his successful career, Dr. Ciaravino is the proud father of twin daughters, Angelina and Gianna. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, is an avid traveler, and a fitness enthusiast.


Dr. Ciaravino has tremendous passion for his work. He is a perfectionist who strives to give each and every patient the look that they desire. If we tried to sum up the keys to his breast augmentation success in just a few words they are:


These two principles are the cornerstones of his entire practice, both in and out of the operating room.

A distinguishing feature about our practice is “CIARAVINO CARE”… our unique approach to breast augmentation that optimizes our patients outcomes. It is based on Dr. Ciaravino’s philosophy that “success in breast augmentation requires careful planning, precise execution, attention to detail, and great patient care”.

Key features of CIARAVINO CARE include precise breast implant sizing, 3-D computer imaging, Dr. Ciaravino’s specialized breast augmentation technique, and an exclusive warranty.

Dr. Ciaravino’s breast augmentation technique is extremely gentle and precise. He uses small incisions and special instruments which allow for accurate implant placement. With his technique, patients can achieve beautiful breasts with an easy, comfortable recovery. Most patients have no bruising and there are no bandages or sutures to remove. Patients LOVE it.

Dr. Ciaravino is also passionate about educating patients about breast related procedures. Discover his answers to frequently asked questions on RealSelf.


American Board of Plastic Surgery

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  • Tulane University, B.S., Phi Beta Kappa & Cum Laude
  • University of Florida College of Medicine, M.D.
  • Orlando Regional Healthcare Center, Surgery
  • University of Texas Health Science Center
  • M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • St. Joseph Hospital, Plastic Surgery

Dr. Ciaravino is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is a member of the organizations listed to the below.



Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ciaravino has received several local and national awards of distinction.

  • He was voted one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons by The Research Council of America and has been listed as one of America’s Top Doctors by the Castle-Connelly.
  • Mentor Corporation, a leading manufacturer of the breast implants, selected Dr. Ciaravino as a consultant to assist in product analysis and development.
  • He was also honored to become a member of LEAD, a select group of the nation’s top breast implant surgeons, chosen for their contributions and success in the field of breast augmentation.
  • Dr. Ciaravino has appeared in Glamour magazine’s “Premier Plastic Surgeons of Texas” feature and received similar recognition in Allure and Self magazine. Year after year, he is selected as one of the “Top Docs” and “Top Docs for Women” by H Magazine.
  • Dr. Ciaravino and his patients have appeared nationally on television shows such as MTV. They also have been featured in beauty and fitness magazines such as Playboy, Maxim, Glamour, Allure, Oxygen, and others. He is frequently credited for his work on the models in Playboy Special Editions.
  • In recognition of his commitment to aesthetic surgery, Dr. Ciaravino received the Certificate of Advanced Training in Cosmetic Surgery from The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He scored in the 98th percentile on his board certification examination by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Ciaravino is the author of chapters in popular plastic surgery textbooks.

Common Questions about Breast Augmentation