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6/3/2017 3:30:29 AM

Dr Stanwix was awarded most compassionate plastic surgeon in the US by for 2016. An independent review of all Plastic surgery evaluations by patients proved Dr Matthew Stanwix, MD, FACS of Richmond ,VA to be the most compassionate Plastic Surgeon in the US, not to mention one of the top of all doctors. It’s a testament to his caring bedside manner and dedication to his patients. Dr Stanwix is humbled by this honor. It is only one part of his surgical experiences: compassionate bedside manner, exceptional results, and dedication to surgical artistry.

Dr. Stanwix performs all avenues of cosmetic surgery of the breast, body, and face. Visit or call 804.585.3420 to schedule an appointment and experience the outstanding care and results you deserve.

4/6/2016 12:29:27 PM

Dr. Matthew G Stanwix, M.D. was selected as one of the worlds best plastic and cosmetic surgeons. He is very excited about the selection and contributes this to his surgical expertisededication to superior results, and excellent patient care. As an expert in Breast, Body, and Facial Plastic Surgery, he provides only the highest standard of care. Americas Best Physcians honors Dr Stanwix internationally in 2016 for this award in the near future. 
Dr Stanwix is a facial, breast, and body cosmetic surgery expert who specializes in face lifts, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, breast implants, Brazilian butt lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, fat transfer, and many other advanced cosmetic surgeries. He practices in Richmond plastic surgeons in Richmond va for plastic and cosmetic surgery. Reach him at 804.285.4115 or, or 

11/30/2015 10:37:50 PM

Richmond Plastic Surgeon Dr. Stanwix Featured on

Doctors help more transgender teens, young adults feel like themselves for the first time.

Richmond plastic surgeon Matthew Stanwix, M.D., said his practice has seen a big increase in interest from the younger generation. Patients, he said, have requested everything from simple body contouring to Sex Reassignment Surgery.

Patients under the age of 18 must receive parental permission before undergoing medical procedures. They must also receive professional counseling.

“These individuals have been through counseling for a while, they have thought about surgery for a while, and their parents are very accepting,” Dr. Stanwix said.

Stanwix said his patients are grateful to finally feel comfortable with their bodies.

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Dr Matthew G. Stanwix MD, FACS is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Richmond VA, who performs all avenues of sex reassignment surgery (FTM and MTF).  VASER body contouring, Top surgery, as well as facial surgery.  Call SRS expert Dr. Stanwix at 804.285.4115 for a complimentary consultation.


10/31/2015 12:13:17 PM

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr Matthew Stanwix, MD, FACS has launched a new breast website! Due to his high level of breast expertise and a high demand, Dr Stanwix has now created a stand alone cosmetic breast website. It’s been months in the making but is well worth the wait. Prospective patients can learn more about the exceptional expertise of board certified plastic surgeon and reverred breast expert Matthew Stanwix, MD, peruse many pictures, learn about his cutting edge procedures, and find answers to frequently asked breast questions.

You will find great ease in your beautiful breast transformation with breast expert Dr Stanwix. Visit his website to find out why Dr Stanwix is a leading breast expert and the one poised to make your breast desires come true! 

Look great in that bikini! The website name says it all “breast expert va”. Look at it now!

1/6/2015 6:31:59 PM

Entertainment tonight and other media outlets are calling 2015 the “Year of the Butt.” As an expert in fat transfer to the body, face, butt and breasts, Dr. Stanwix is excited about the mainstreaming of fat transfer and its spectacular results. Fat transfer is a newer, cutting edge procedure that takes liposuction fat in a minimally invasive approach and transfers that fat anywhere in the body or face. Most commonly, Dr. Stanwix performs this to the butt (BBL or Brazilian Butt Lift), breasts (fat transfer breast augmentation), or face (scarless facelift), but can also be done to unlimited areas (pecs, biceps, calves, etc). It is natural, scarless, works great, low downtime, and lasts forever..

Dr. Stanwix is a leader and pioneer in the field; an expert that is sought after to present on the topic. Patients come from all over the country and even the world for Dr. Stanwix to perform fat transfer on. He performs more fat transfer than any other Plastic Surgeon in Virginia. This past week, Dr. Stanwix transferred more than 6,000cc of fat (to breasts and butt)!!! His high volume and exceptional results makes him poised to fulfill all desires of his patients. He has made an amazing reputation already, and patients are calling him “Dr. Fat” and “Dr. Butt” because of his unparalleled results and expertise.

Call Dr. Stanwix at 804-285-4115 to schedule a free consultation to see how fat transfer can enhance your body shape and curves. Also, visit to read about Richmond Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery expert Dr. Matthew G. Stanwix and more about fat transfer. Dr. Stanwix also performs all avenues of Plastic and Cosmetic surgery (Facelifts, eyelid surgery, neck lifts, breast implants, breast reconstruction, breast lifts, liposuction, tummy tucks, and more!).

11/4/2014 5:53:19 PM

Dr. Matthew G. Stanwix, MD, of Richmond Plastic Surgeons, Richmond VA, has been named “Top Cosmetic Surgeon” in the United States by Consumer Research Counsel of America. Less than 0.1% of Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons received this prestigious award this year. Dr. Stanwix attributes his award to his expertise in advanced and minimally invasive cosmetic surgery procedures, his training at the number one hospital in the world (The Johns Hopkins Hospital), his dedication to excellent patient care, and unmatched superior results. Dr. Stanwix specializes in cosmetic surgery of the body and face, such as breast augmentation, face and neck lifts, tummy tucks, body contouring, liposuction and fat transfer, and many more. He is world renown in liposuction and fat transfer to all areas of the body and face, performing more than any other Plastic Surgeon in the area. Furthermore, he is progressive and innovative by offering “NO ANESTHESIA” and “AWAKE” cosmetic procedures not offered elsewhere in the Richmond or central VA area. To make an appointment with Richmond, Charlottesville, and Virginia’s Top Cosmetic surgeon, call 804-285-4115 or visit his website at

10/2/2014 2:14:02 PM

Dr. Matthew G. Stanwix of Richmond Plastic Surgeons has performed the first Transverse Upper Gracilis (TUG) Free Flap Breast Reconstruction ever performed in the state of Virginia. The TUG flap is a cutting edge breast reconstruction option for women who want life long lasting and natural breast reconstruction without the use of implants. This surgery is performed only by a handful of plastic surgeons in the world, and Dr. Stanwix is excited to bring this option to all women with breast cancer.

The TUG flap is performed by taking the inner thigh tissue (like a limited incision cosmetic thigh lift) and then transferring that tissue up to the chest with its new blood supply. The result is a life long lasting, natural breast reconstruction using a woman’s own tissue. The results are spectacular and leaves only a small hidden incision in the groin area (while lifting the leg cosmetically). Although the DIEP flap for breast reconstruction (using the belly tissue in a tummy tuck) is still the favored procedure for most women who want natural breasts, the TUG flap is a great viable option for those that choose not to, or cannot use their belly tissue.

This is the second time that Dr. Stanwix has performed the first surgery in Virginia. Last year he performed the advanced breast reconstruction SGAP (buttocks tissue transfer), being the first one ever in Virginia to perform it.

Dr. Stanwix is truly one of the few Plastic Surgeons in the world that can perform all avenues of breast reconstruction. He is an expert in breast reconstruction and is a sought after speaker, educator, and news expert on the topic. All women should be offered every possible option for breast reconstruction, and make the choice themselves. Therefore, if you have breast cancer, currently have implant reconstruction you do not like, or feel you want to discuss your breasts with Dr. Stanwix, then call his office at 804-285-4115 today for a consultation. You will happy and relieved you did.

Dr. Matthew G. Stanwix is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who performs advanced cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. From Facelifts and Tummy tucks, to Breast augmentation with implants and breast reconstruction, to cutting edge fat transfer (butt lifts, breast augmentation with fat, etc.) Dr. Stanwix is extremely experienced and trained Plastic Surgeon to provide you with the exceptional care and results you deserve.

5/24/2014 3:15:21 PM

The goal of any individual today is to have a more natural life; in how they eat, their carbon footprint on the world, and their health.  When it comes to surgery today, Plastic Surgeons do not follow this trend.  Not at least yet.  As a Board Certified pioneer in Plastic Surgery, I perform the most advanced and cutting edge surgeries available.  These procedures are minimally invasive, have lower complication rates, enhance cosmetic outcomes, provide for superior results, and are the most natural.  I provide the city of Richmond, surrounding areas, and distant patients with natural cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Why is natural so much better?  Basically, it is what we were made to be.  If we avoid eating synthetic chemicals, then why should we place them in our body tissue?  Breast implants for cosmetic surgery or breast reconstruction work well in the right person.  However, if and when it can be avoided, it should be offered.  This can also be applied to butt implants, chin and cheek implants, as well as certain injections.  As an innovator in Plastic Surgery, I use natural fat from a person’s body to enhance certain areas.  This can be done via large volume minimally invasive liposuction (fat transfer for breast augmentation or Brazilian Butt Lifts), small volume fat transfer (to the chin, cheeks, arms, legs, etc) or transferring tissue with a vessel (DIEP flaps for breast reconstruction).  By doing so, the transferred fat brings healthy, natural, and life long lasting volume to the area.

In my practice, I see the trend of more patients wanting natural cosmetic surgery.   And the results are spectacular!  They couldn’t be any happier with their natural breast enhancement from fat transfer, or their butt augmentation (Brazilian Butt Lift), or their new pecs or triceps.  Fat can be transferred anywhere.  These individuals get back to work quicker, do not have to worry about infections or pain or scarring or problems with silicone implants, and can enjoy their new body shape or size forever. Also, if you have breast cancer, know that natural options (DIEP flap) are a great way to have the most natural reconstruction that lasts a lifetime.

Call me today at Richmond Plastic Surgeons (804.285.4115), email me, or read my reviews regarding natural fat transfer for cosmetic surgery.  Your will be at ease knowing that I perform more fat transfer than anyone else in the State of Virginia and my results area exceptional.


Dr. Matthew G. Stanwix is a Board Certified Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon at Richmond Plastic Surgeons in Richmond, VA.  He performs facial cosmetic surgery, cosmetic breast surgery, body contouring (liposuction, tummy tucks, mommy makeovers), breast reconstruction, and the innovative fat transfer surgery.  Contact him today at 804.285.4115 or visit for a complimentary consult to see if cosmetic surgery with fat transfer (or any cosmetic surgery) is right for you.

4/7/2014 10:08:17 PM

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All surgical procedures have inherent risk, but going to another country for cosmetic surgery adds it on exponentially.  As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon safety is always my number one goal for all of my patients.  My second goal is to fully address their cosmetic concerns and provide them with the exceptional results that they desire.  Travelling to another country for cosmetic surgery eliminates the quality of care that we provide in the US.  Saving money on a product is fine from another country, but when it comes to your health and life, the additional cost to assure a safe surgery in the US is worth it.

Two recent articles (one was in a Plastic Surgery Journal and the other worldwide in the Associated Press) were published in the last month about the severe trend in complications seen from surgeries performed in other countries.  In particular, a recent set of devastating infections and a death were linked to the Dominican Republic. The cleanliness, expertise, nursing care, equipment, and surgeon training/expertise are all much lower than that of the US.

As a cosmetic surgery expert, I want my patients to know that the quality of care, surgical expertise, and safety I provide are of the highest of uncompromising standards.  I assure all my patients that I will take great care of them, guaranteed.  I treat everyone as if they were a family member to me, before, during and after the surgery.  My results, low complication rates, and exceptional results are a true testimony to my dedication to excellent cosmetic patient care.

All I ask is that you think twice about your health, safety, and your one and only life you have before heading to another country to have your surgery performed.


Dr. Matthew G. Stanwix is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Richmond VA at Richmond Plastic Surgeons.  He devotes himself to exceptional cosmetic surgery results.  Through minimally invasive and advanced techniques he performs all avenues of cosmetic surgery (breast implants, breast lifts, tummy tucks, face lifts, Brazilian butt lifts, fat transfer, rhinoplasty, liposuction, and many more).  Visit his website at to view photos, listen to patient testimonials, or browse his surgical procedures.  Call Dr. Stanwix at Richmond Plastic Surgeons for an appointment today 804.285.4115.



3/28/2014 1:36:01 PM

Are you having problems with your implants after breast reconstruction? Do they give you pain? Is the shape of them not what you expected? An overwhelming amount of women that have implants for reconstruction after mastectomy experience numerous issues with their implants. They are unnatural, they cause pain, they feel heavy, and many other complaints I hear all the time. Implants do well in the right woman after mastectomy and are a quick method for reconstruction. However, over 41% of women at 4 years after reconstruction will need a surgery to fix the problems of implants. Not to mention the implants themselves have limited lifespan.

My practice has recently seen a sharp increase in the number of women who have mastectomy reconstruction with implants from other decide to have them removed and replace them with lifelong tissue of their own body. These women have either had symptoms from unnatural implant (pain, discomfort) and/or issue with the appearance, or even severe infections or scarring from them. By removing the implants and remaking the breast with their own tissue, these women now have lifelong, natural breasts that look and feel great! As a breast reconstruction surgeon after mastectomy, there is no greater gift than to relieve the problems of a women who had breast cancer and give them exceptional results.

The most common tissue that is taken to reconstruct the breast is the DIEP flap, where a tummy tuck is performed and the breast is made only of the skin and fat taken from the belly. Not only does it give natural and shapely breasts, but it also has a nice effect of a tummy tuck without affecting the abdominal muscles,keeping all your core strength. If you feel you do not have even in your belly, then a SGAP flap (taken form the fat of the buttocks) would work great for you. Call me at 804.285.4115 for an evaluation and consultation regarding which is best for you.

ANY women with implants for reconstruction can make the decision to remove them in exchange for a DIEP flap at ANY time. Insurance always pays for it and it is a great option that lasts forever.

Visit my YouTube channel at to see patient testimonials of those that had issues with implants following mastectomy and changed it for their own tissue. These women had an overwhelmingly positive experience, great results, and love their new reconstruction!

Dr. Matthew G. Stanwix is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Richmond VA as part of Richmond Plastic Surgeons with the most advanced techniques in breast reconstruction after mastectomy. From implants to DIEP flaps and other options, Dr. Stanwix will give you every option available in the world today to assure you get the best reconstruction result possible. He will be with you every step of the process and make the journey through breast cancer and reconstruction after mastectomy smooth.