Why Choose Athre Facial Plastics – Houston, TX
Selecting a plastic surgery practice in the Houston area, or anywhere for that matter, is a very important decision. There are several factors that should go into your decision-making process.
Extensive Qualifications and Training
The first thing to consider when choosing a practice is the background of the surgeon. Dr. Raghu Athré is a board-certified otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon who is fully-trained in all aspects of facial plastic and cosmetic surgery for the face, eyelids, neck, hair and head including rhinoplasty for Houston area men and women. Dr. Athré started his academic career at the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated with honors in Chemical Engineering. He has always been interested in the way things work, and creating things that work functionally and aesthetically.
Dr. Athré likes to relate surgery to engineering. Both require analysis, attention to detail and a plan of action. "Furthermore, one must always have a back-up game plan," says Dr. Athré. Following completing his undergraduate degree, Dr. Athré graduated in the top 10% of his medical school class at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, one of the top medical schools in the country. He was also awarded the Hudson-Penn Award, which is awarded annually to the top surgical senior medical student.
After medical school, Dr. Athré completed his residency in Otolaryngology and Head/Neck Surgery at UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas, one of the busiest hospitals in the United States. "Aesthetic surgery makes more sense when you have seen reconstruction and trauma and can take care of all of these problems in a comprehensive manner," states Dr. Athré. After completing residency, Dr. Athré sought out super specialty training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. He was awarded one of less than 40 positions in the country to complete his fellowship training.
Dr. Athré completed his fellowship in Atlanta, Georgia at the Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery Center under the training of Dr. William Silver, one of the modern innovators of facial plastic surgery. Dr. Athré continues to take several courses to learn the most cutting edge techniques to continually provide better results for his patients. As an additional qualification, Dr. Athré serves as one of the clinical instructors at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston to train residents in facial plastic surgery.
A Warm and Welcoming Demeanor
The next major factor to consider when selecting among the various Houston plastic surgeons is the interaction and relationship between yourself and the surgeon. Just listen to what one of Dr. Athré’s patients has to say about him:
"Dr. Raghu Athré takes the time to examine a patient. He sits down next to you and listens to what is on your mind or your concerns. He’s not a conveyer belt doctor. I actually recommended my sister to schedule a visit with him." – R.B.
The consultation process begins with a detailed history and physical exam, a full set of pictures, and a computer imaging session performed by Dr. Athré. All of these facets serve to evaluate the patient fully, and provide a detailed plan of action. Several options are provided to the patient so that they can understand and choose the treatment that is ideal for them.
"My vision with Athré Facial Plastics is to provide the highest quality of care to my patients. It allows me to bring my passion, energy, commitment, education, and education to give my patients great care and accomplish excellent results for them," adds Dr. Athré. "My responsibility is not skin deep with only aesthetic concerns, but rather to address all of their functional concerns, aesthetic concerns and emotional concerns. I like to educate my patients so that they know everything about all of the options, and then we form a comprehensive plan of care together."
Request a complimentary consultation online to meet with Dr. Athré, or schedule your appointment by calling 281-557-3223.