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Lipoplasty (Liposuction) Expert

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon- Dr. Matthew G. Stanwix, MD


Liposuction (or lipoplasty) is a minimally invasive procedure that involves removal of fat in stubborn areas. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Matthew G. Stanwix is an expert in liposuction and utilizes different advanced techniques depending on the area of concern and your ultimate desire. Liposuction (lipoplasty) is used effectively to reduce love handles, saddlebags, a double-chin, a bulge around the waistline, or other disproportionate areas of fatty tissue to provide you with the shape and contour you have been working for. Dr. Stanwix utilizes meticulous and cutting edge liposuction (lipoplasty) techniques to redefine your beauty and create a slimmer and natural shape you deserve. He offers traditional, ultrasound, and VASER lipoplasty methods to give you the full array of options. Through an individualized treatment plan, Dr. Stanwix will discuss with you which form of liposuction is best suited for you. 


At Stanwix Plastic Surgery, Dr. Stanwix also is offering the latest and greatest in Non-Invasive, No Incision, fat removal technology and techniques to Richmond and Charlottesville VA.  Are you worried about the risks of anesthesia? Ask Dr. Stanwix about his cutting edge "awake" liposuction that avoids the need for anesthesia.  Contact Dr. Stanwix today to see if you are a candidate for the progressive non-invasive or traditional liposuction techniques today.

Reasons for Considering Liposuction (Lipoplasty):

Eliminate fat from any of the following areas:

  • 360 degree liposuction of narrow waist and curve defining body 
  • Chin and Neckline
  • Back
  • Upper Arms
  • Stomach and Waistline
  • Hips and Buttocks
  • Thighs and Knees
  • Calves and Ankles
  • Create a more proportioned figure

Dr. Stanwix uses liposuction alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures. During your consultation, Dr. Stanwix will listen to your concerns, perform a detailed physical examination and provide you with an individualized surgical plan. Remember that liposuction is used as an adjunct and not a substitute for weight loss. It is used to treat the stubborn areas that persist because of genetics and family propensities despite diet and exercise. An ideal person for liposuction is a healthy individual with specific areas of disproportionate fatty deposits with good skin quality.



General Procedure



Dr. Stanwix uses different advanced lipoplasty techniques and many of the latest forms of technology  - traditional, ultrasound assisted, and the new VASER machines (just purchased in 2014!). Dr. Stanwix is a trained expert in all forms of liposuction and lipoplasty, performing only the safest and effective techniques that give you the results you require. Be weary of gimmicks and fads in liposuction; they come and go. The best outcomes from liposuction come from Board Certified Plastic Surgeon themselves, not the type or tools used, and Dr. Stanwix is a trained professional in performing liposuction.



Dr. Stanwix performs liposuction at St. Francis Hospital as an outpatient procedure. The day of surgery he will reiterate the procedure to you and mark out the areas of concern with you to reassure your needs. The procedure is performed under a "sleepy" state with numbing medicine, or under complete general anesthesia. Dr. Stanwix makes only a couple of small 1/4" incisions and uses them to perform the entire surgery! Dr. Stanwix always uses the safe tumescence technique to minimize pain and bleeding. He then uses the liposuction technique of choice to remove your unwanted fatty areas. A few minor sutures are placed to close those tiny incisions and then a compression garment will be placed. A lot of your results are thus seen immediately! Please view Dr. Stanwix photo gallery for examples of his excellent surgical results.



Recovery Process



The time needed to recover from liposuction depends on the areas of liposuction and how much needs to be removed. Occasionally, Dr. Stanwix will have you stay briefly overnight in the hospital to recover. However, the overwhelming majority of time you will go home the same day of surgery. Dr. Stanwix provides you with pain medicine and other medicines to help with discomfort after surgery. It is very important to always wear your surgical garment, it helps to mold your skin to the ideal curves and figure that you desire. The day after surgery you can start to shower and it is important to walk around. Depending on the area of surgery, your return to work and physical activity will vary. Liposuction is a great surgical technique that Dr. Stanwix uses frequently to give you the figure you deserve in a minimally invasive way.



If you are interested in liposuction please contact Dr. Stanwix today.