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Breast Implants

With breast implant treatment at his Richmond office, Dr. Matthew Stanwix MD FACS can help individuals look and feel their best. Not only do implants increase the size and adjust the shape of breasts, they create improved overall shape and body aesthetic. Whether you feel your physical contours are disproportionate or you would simply like to make adjustments in breast size to fit certain clothing, Dr. Stanwix develops a custom plan tailored to fit your unique needs. As an Ivy League graduate with over seven years of training at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Stanwix helps patients achieve natural-looking cosmetic breast enhancement.

Your breasts and body are very important to your appearance and health. There is never any room for error. If you have been thinking about enhancing your breasts with implants, you owe it to yourself to seek out the best. After all, your breasts are not the place for on-the-job training. To get exceptional results and the highest quality of care it takes a well-trained, experienced Cosmetic Surgeon-Artist.  Dr. Matthew Stanwix in Richmond VA is that Plastic Surgeon with experience and always strives for the highest quality results.

Choosing the Right Type of Breast Implant

There are many options on the market for breast implants, each of which were created to fit differing natural body size and meet specific patient goals. Dr. Stanwix can help you narrow down your options and choose the implants that are right for you. Available implant types provided at our office include:

Saline

These implants use an elastomer (silicone) casing to hold a sterile saltwater solution, which imitates the feeling of natural breasts. Saline implants are inserted through a small incision prior to filling. In this method, scarring appears minimal. In the event of accident or injury, these implants are safe; the salt-water solution is naturally absorbed and expelled by the body.

Dr. Stanwix prefers Ideal Implant Saline implants because these implants can appear the same as silicone implants and feel & look much more natural than other saline implants in the market.  

Silicone

These implants use the same elastomer outer case as saline implants, but are filled with a cohesive silicone gel that more accurately mimics the movement of natural breast tissue.  Silicone gel maintains structure despite rupture in the event of an accident, preventing the breast from reshaping. This option is available for women age 22 or older.  These implants are like gummy bears, and do not leak fluid and keep their cohesive formed shapes.  Silicone implants come in:

  1. Textured and smooth,
  2. Shaped, round, or oval.
  3. Low, high, ultra high, moderate, or moderate plus profile   

Dr. Stanwix will spend ample time going over the advantages of each characteristic of the implants during your complimentary consultation

Before                            After 

 Patient of Dr. Stanwix with Silcione Implants 

Fitting Your Breast Implants

Once your desired type of implant is selected, you have the option of choosing how your implants will fit, how large in diameter they will be, and how far they will project. Dr. Stanwix completes a detailed analysis of your body type, discusses your goals with you, and generates a treatment plan to ensure a finished aesthetic that fits your natural body shape.  His experience of doing this all the time will bring a relief to you and make you feel at ease during the process.

Implants can also be either round or teardrop shaped, depending on the style of implant and individual preference. Round implants provide an uplifted appearance and are easily customized to fit the proportions of each individual. Teardrop implants are known for their natural shape and maintain their form between lying and standing.

Women also have the option of choosing between smooth or textured implants. Smooth implants are made using a soft material that does not attach to the body and allows free-flowing movement of the implant. Textured implants are made using a rugged surface that stabilizes the implant’s shape and prevents the implant from flipping over.  Visit Dr. Stanwix 

The size of the implants are up to you!  Have fun trying on different sizes with a novel sizing system.  Dr. Stanwix will give you an idea of what looks natural or unnatural depending on what your desires are and based on your measurements (and a ton of his experience and his artistic eye for beautiful breasts).  Overall it is best to try on various sizes in front of the mirror in his sizing room, with different sets of clothes or bras/bikinis.  Bring a friend, spouse, significant other to help enhance the experience!

Breast Enhancements in Henrico County

While there are many options to choose from, there is one particular implant type and procedure that’s just right for you. Dr. Stanwix can help you determine the perfect implant treatment to produce natural-looking enhancements. For more information about breast implants in Richmond, call or visit our practice.