Dr. Michael Ciaravino

Doctor (M.D.)

Location:
Houston, Texas Map External Link
Gender:M
Specialty:Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
Website: thebodydoc.com External Link
Practice:
Hospital: Bayou City Medical Center
Phone:713-627-1200
Med. School:Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Grad. Year: 1991

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Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 22/08/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 15 reviews. Dr. Michael Ciaravino has a fair overall rating on RateMDs.com. neutral

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Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon-related: plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, breast enhancement, breast reduction, liposuction, chin implant, rhinoplasty, nose job, tummy tuck, botox, face lift, boob job, butt lift
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RID: 5589383
30/06/14 5 5 5 5 Hands down, the best in Houston!! I have several friends that have used him, as well as myself, and his work is incredible. It's been over a year since my procedure and I couldn't be happier. It was affordable, virtually pain free and I love love love the results. Best decision I ever made - only wish I had done it sooner.  Respond
RID: 2503800
17/12/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Ciaravino is one of the nicest and most knowledgeable PS I have consulted with. His staff are not only gorgeous, but very knowledgeable and sweet too. My procedure went extremely well and the recovery was not bad at all. There was minimal pain. It was more like my chest muscles were sore and tight, much like after a hard workout. I asked for a full C and I absolutely got what I wanted! He is a great doctor, with a great staff and surgery team, and I am recommending all of my friends! 
Paid (or co-pay): $6500
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RID: 2458542
26/10/12 5 4 5 5 I have wanted this surgery for years. I even felt that I was too old and had waited too long to het the surgery. I finally made an appointment and Dr. C put all of my fears to rest. The results are outstanding. I cannot praise the staff enough. What probably impressed me the most was that most of the clients I saw in the office looked like models. I do not. I am a mother of 9...yet the staff treated me like I was a model too! I felt great! Thank you Dr. C and staff!  Respond
RID: 1311487
09/12/10 2 2 1 1 Had primary rhinoplasty and breast augmentation. Did great work on my breasts but he completely messed up my nose. Instead of admitting this was not his area of expertise he preyed on my desperation and agreed to perform the rhinoplasty. This arrogant little midget with an overdose of surgery himself has NO ETHICS..awful bedside manner. RUN from this surgeon. 
Paid (or co-pay): $8000
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RID: 1281661
28/10/10 5 3 3 2 I had my breasts done 1 1/2 years ago and I am having MAJOR issues. I bottomed out on my left side (implant dropped from the muscle) and now my nipples are uneven. I was also told before surgery that the scars would be 2cm(ish) and they are about 2 inches! My left breast hurts all the time due to bottoming out (he should have put more sutchers in to hold the implant in place but he didnt. I went in for a follow up and he said that it happens sometimes and I would have to have them redone for $1,500! I could barely make the $5,400 initial payment for them. He claims to be the best Dr. in the country and has done maxim models and playboy bunny's, etc. But idk about that because my result is crap. I followed all of his directions post surgery and did absolutely nothing wrong to cause the bottoming out. My friend went to him and has problems with hers as well. She has ripples and hers are also uneven. 
Paid (or co-pay): $5400
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RID: 1256125
22/09/10 3 5 2 2 I am a dancer and have seen this doctor's work on many women (3 who also dance) and his work is very poor. The scars he leaves are rough, of the 3 I have danced with, 2 were left lopsided and had both had to have revisions after, which is NOT common, and one of their revisions didn't even correct the problem. None of the girls recommend using him and I certainyl wouldn't from his work! Check into Dr. Adam or Weiner ... they have pretty good results, with great positioning and minimal scaring. Take it from a pro, this guy is in it for the $$ and treats his patients like numbers, not patients. 
Paid (or co-pay): $5000
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RID: 1113450
23/02/10 5 5 5 5 Dr Ciaravino in great, his staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Dr C listened to what I wanted out of my breast augmentation, and suggested what he felt was best based on my build and measurements. The end result is exactly what I wanted. He came highly recommended and I will do the same. My breasts are so natural looking and feeling. His procedure is gentle I had no pain only muscle soreness. I cannot imagine having a better experience! 
Paid (or co-pay): $6900
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RID: 1078331
14/01/10 5 5 1 1 Not satisfied with my breast augmentation at all. Asked for c-cup, but received DD's. He said he had to make this call during my surgery, as he thought the DD's would fit my frame better. Procedure was "under the muscle" type, resulting in a poor shape on both sides, with fullness on the upper portion of the breasts, and not filled out on the bottom, as if he "missed" in their placement in relation to the muscle tissue. When he examined the results at my follow-up, he said the problem would correct itself as they settled or dropped a little bit. It is roughly 8 years later, and while they have certainly "dropped"...the problem still exists. They still look completely deformed when I raise my arms. When he became aware of the problem, I feel he should have taken action to correct it. I do not appreciate being misled to believe the problem would correct itself over time. Beware!  Respond
RID: 1056044
12/12/09 5 5 5 5 I got 425cc Silicones, My breast are nice and perky. No one can tell I've gotten a breast augmentation because my results look natural. he has a keen eye for asymmetrical breast and I couldn't be happier. it takes time for the implants to fall in place but one they do fall in place you will love them. I recommend anyone looking for support to go to justbreastimplants.com/forums. To get the full results after cosmetic surgery takes time(1 year). 
Paid (or co-pay): $7000
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RID: 879906
06/05/09 3 3 3 2 I know of at least 10 girls that have had breast enhancement from this doctor,most results I have seen have been below average. He has great adds that don't show his typical results.Always go and see 3 doctors before making your decision,I would recommend Dr. Patronella as on of the 3 doctors you should see.  Respond
RID: 777844
31/01/09 3 5 5 5 My augmentation process went smoothly. He was very knowledgeable and rehearsed. I wanted more proportion with a moderate look and he did just what I wanted. It has been almost 4 years and they've settled beautifully. No one can tell that I've had cosmetic surgery. Great doctor! 
Paid (or co-pay): $4995
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RID: 696373
05/10/08 5 5 5 5 This doctor works on a lot of topless dancers in the Houston area. He is cheaper then most doctors,he has fair results and most of the implants i have felt have felt more on the hard side.He likes high implants that do not move.  Respond
RID: 304663
01/05/07 5 1 2 Very upset with my breast augmentation and liposuction. I asked for full C breasts and have one DD and one D breast. My liposuction was pathetic to say the least. You can't even tell from my before and after photos if he touched my inner thighs, except for the huge gash in my right thigh. My flanks aren't done right and my stomach looks terrible. There are lumps everywhere. He definitely didn't take out the most allowed amount of fat, and I only weighed 124 lbs, so I wasn't fat to begin with. Very disappointed for almost 14,ooo cash paid!!!!!!!!I had to call the office the day after surgery because my pain medicine wasn't helping, and that was the last I ever heard from them until my appointment 2 weeks later. Still haven't heard from them and it's been 4 months. 
Paid (or co-pay): $1380000
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RID: 25992
22/03/06 4 2 1 Dr. Ciaravino must have only be good at breast jobs. At least, I hope. My body is so jacked since I had liposuction. I have all uneven sides on my legs and thighs. He took my butt away I know have two lines under my cheeks. My clothes look awful (jeans)...I regret not doing better research on this doctor. 
Paid (or co-pay): $780000
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RID: 2376
25/10/04 5 5 5 In my breast augmentation, I got what I asked for- big **** but soft. They jiggle, and they are symetrically proportioned, and I have no problems with them.  Respond