Advanced Breast Surgery

Breast Expert & Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Matthew G. Stanwix, MD, FACS

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Looking for the right Richmond Virginia, Charlottesville VA, Virginia Beach, or Washington DC Plastic Surgeon for a breast augmentation surgery? Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Breast Expert Dr. Matthew G. Stanwix makes it his goal to create a comfortable and pampering environment throughout your breast surgery process. With an Ivy League education, seven years of training at The John Hopkins Hospital (#1 Hospital in the US), and years of advanced breast surgery experience, Dr. Stanwix works to enhance the natural beauty of all of his patients while providing exceptional care.

Have questions about breast augmentation cost, type of breast implants, surgery, or what to expect during post-op and recovery time? Dr. Stanwix of Stanwix Plastic Surgery is able to answer all of your questions and address any concerns you may have. Your complimentary breast augmentation consultation is also an opportunity for your spouse, friends, and significant other to also learn about his advanced breast surgery and meet Dr. Stanwix. Dr. Stanwix is a specialist and expert in breast implant and breast surgery and performs the latest techniques and procedures. His exceptional results and quality of care speaks for themselves.

Please find information below regarding the various types of breast surgery that Plastic Surgeon and Breast Expert, Matthew G. Stanwix, performs. If you are considering breast augmentation or breast surgery by Dr. Stanwix, a well-known and respected breast surgery expert, or have any additional questions, please contact us today!

Breast Augmentation With Fat

No Implants, No downtime!

First of all, congratulations on choosing breast augmentation with fat! Fat transfer breast augmentation is a natural, minimally invasive, lifelong approach to enhancing breasts. Women have long wondered about taking fat from one area that is stubborn and adding it to another. Now it’s true! Dr. Matthew G. Stanwix is a leading expert in fat transfer and performs more fat transfer than any other Plastic Surgeon in Virginia and likely the surrounding states. It involves liposuction of one or more areas of the body (belly, legs, love handles, etc.) and transfers that minimally invasively to the breasts to enhance them naturally. No Implants, No downtime!

Below you will find some helpful information on the advanced breast surgery that Dr. Stanwix performs and has perfected. Also, don’t forget to look at his Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about questions you may still have.

Prior to surgery

Relax and take a deep breath. Regardless, if you are excited or nervous about your complimentary consultation with Breast Expert, Dr. Matthew G. Stanwix MD FACS of Richmond Plastic Surgeons (Richmond Virginia, Charlottesville VA, Virginia Beach, Washington DC), you will feel at ease with his calming demeanor and vast expertise in the area. From his training at the #1 Hospital in the US (The Johns Hopkins Hospital) to his Ivy League education and exceptional results, you have undoubtedly chosen the right surgeon. Here are some things that will be decided prior to surgery:

  • Choosing a size: Fat transfer breast augmentation typically increases a women’s natural breast 1-2 cup sizes. Sometimes it can be less or more depending on the person, the size of the breasts, the amount of fat available to be transferred, the amount of skin, and your preference. The best thing about fat transfer is that Dr. Stanwix can individualize your surgery to exactly your desires!
  • The location of liposuction: Liposuction can be done anywhere on the body. Wherever you want those stubborn pockets of fat gone, then liposuction expert Dr. Stanwix will make sure it happens!
  • The Incision: Basically Scarless! Just a few little tiny nicks for the liposuction sites hidden in the bikini line or similar for liposuction and that’s it. They are smaller than a pencil width! In order to transfer the fat to the breasts, Dr. Stanwix utilizes tiny injection cannulas smaller than the IV you will get for anesthesia (Therefore NO incisions on your breasts!)
  • Preparing for Surgery: Mental and physical readiness for surgery can make the recovery process more smooth and enjoyable. Physically, it is important to eat healthy and be active leading up until the surgery date. A list of medicines, herbals, and supplements will be provided to you that have to be stopped 1-2 weeks prior to surgery. Mentally, Dr. Stanwix calls the period right before surgery a time for “nervous excitement.” Enhancing ones breasts is an exciting time! But, Dr. Stanwix understands that surgery and anesthesia can make women nervous because of unknowns and vulnerability. As a gifted artist in breast surgery, Dr. Stanwix will take great care of you and reassure you in your choice in surgery and surgeon.

The Surgery

Your breast augmentation with fat will be performed in The Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon & Breast Expert Dr. Matthew G. Stanwix, MD, FACS. The surgery takes approximately two to four hours under general anesthesia and you go home the same day. If you have minimal areas of liposuction, then ask Dr. Stanwix about “awake surgery” and see if you are a candidate to avoid the need for general anesthesia. Following surgery you will have gauze pads over the liposuction sites and be placed in a surgical compression garment. Although Dr. Stanwix uses numbing medicine and innovative techniques, you will have some discomfort which is easily controlled by a mild pain medicine. Because you had general anesthesia, you will need a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you overnight. Don’t forget about your complimentary recovery kit that will enhance your healing and get you back quick!

Recovery & Activity

One of Dr. Stanwix’ top missions is a speedy recovery for you. Women are always surprised at how well they feel after surgery and how quick they get back into normal activities. In the days following surgery, it is important to wear the compression garment, walk around at least ten times a day, and drink plenty of fluids. Because fat transfer breast augmentation is so minimally invasive, there is NO Downtime! You may go back to hatever activities you would like the next day. Now you may not feel like running that marathon, or hitting Zumba class, but from Dr. Stanwix standpoint, you can! Dr. Stanwix will provide you with more specific postoperative instructions, but questions may still arise on what to do and not do. That’s why you can always reach Dr. Stanwix 24/7/365 by email at or calling 804.285.4115.

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