Dr. Ryan Couvillion is a native Houstonian who joined Dr. Collins in his Plastic Surgery practice in 2018. As a talented and personable plastic surgeon, Dr. Couvillion offers aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breasts, and body. He is proud to start his practice and set down roots in his home town.
Dr. Couvillion spent his childhood years just outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. He studied Cell and Molecular Biology at Tulane University, earning both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees. Dr. Couvillion then remained in New Orleans for medical school at Louisiana State University. He was inducted into the honor medical society, Alpha Omega Alpha, during his last year of medical school. He completed a five-year General Surgery Residency at Tulane University Medical School, the third oldest General Surgery training program in the country. There, he honed his surgical acumen and was recognized by the Surgery Department for academic excellence and teaching skills. He was happy to return to Houston for his three-year Plastic Surgery Fellowship at Houston Methodist. It was during these final years of training that he mastered advanced techniques from some of the nation’s most distinguished aesthetic and reconstructive surgeons, operating in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center and Greater Houston Area. Dr. Couvillion is dedicated to extraordinary patient care and looks forward to bringing the most innovative surgical approaches to his patients.
Dr. Couvillion and his wife recently welcomed their first child in February 2018. They live in Houston, TX and enjoy cooking, spending time outdoors, traveling, and playing with their dog, Zeus.
An interview with Dr. Couvillion:
What drew you to Plastic Surgery?
Plastic surgeons have an intricate understanding of anatomy that gives them the ability to operate on any part of the body. Whether a congenital malformation, cancer reconstruction, trauma reconstruction, or aesthetic need, we are trained to fix complex problems. No two patients are alike, and I find the challenge of customizing each procedure to be very gratifying.
How would you describe your style as a doctor?
Approachable and patient-centered. I try to think of each and every patient like he or she is a member of my family. Everyone should be treated with the respect and compassion that they deserve. That means that I take the time to listen to my patient’s concerns, explain every part of a procedure in detail, and make him or her a part of the decision-making process. Surgically, my goal is a natural aesthetic result - achieved through a keen eye for detail and precise technique.
What makes your career rewarding?
The most gratifying part of my day is when I get to talk to a happy patient. After spending twelve years in training, it is such a privilege to care for my patients and give them the results they want.
To get to know Dr. Couvillion, call our office to request a consultation.