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65 Year Old Woman - Huntersville, NC

Dr. Capizzi was extremely professional and kind during my consultation for a tummy tuck. He explained to me very clearly what I should expect from this procedure and what was and was not realistic . He answered every question I asked very clearly and always asked if understood his answers. I feel very confident that I have made the right decision in choosing Dr. Capizzi as my Plastic Surgeon.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

Very Satisfied Would Highly Recommend - Charlotte, NC

I was referred by two friends whose breast augmentations look fantastic, both mothers of 2. Even after their second child the implants looked awesome. I previously had breast augmentation over the muscle about 10 years ago and they significantly sagged overtime and I was very unhappy. Dr Capizzi work wonders and lifted them up by doing a full lift us new gummy bear round implants and made...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Breast Implant Exchange & Lift - Huntersville, NC

Dr. C made me look more natural than before. Very happy! :D 9 months later my scars are still healing (around areola), but I like that he did a lollipop lift so there is no vertical scar on the bottom of the breast to lift it.

5 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

24yo, Athletic, Professional Student - Charlotte, NC

Dr. Capizzi and his team at Stillwater are absolutely amazing! From the moment I walked into Stillwater I felt extremely comfortable and could not have asked for a better experience. Dr. Capizzi spent ample time with me during my consultation listening to my expectations for the augmentation, discussing my various options, and addressing all of my questions and concerns. At the conclusion of my appointment I knew without a doubt Dr. Capizzi was the best possible surgeon to perform my breast augmentation. I decided to go with Sientra 425cc shaped texture implant (gummy bear) placed sub-muscular to achieve a full, natural look. These implants are relatively new, but Dr. Capizzi is truly an expert with having placed over 600! Each step along the way from researching to 6 weeks post surgery the team at Stillwater and Dr. Capizzi has far exceeded any expectation I had. I am extremely happy with my results and I would definitely recommend Dr. Capizzi and his team!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

So Thankful - Charlotte, NC

You can tell Dr. Capizzi is extremely knowledgable from the first visit. He and his staff were friendly and very helpful through the entire process. Anyone who is considering augmentation and/or a lift should visit this practice.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation at 26 - Charlotte, NC

Dr. Capizzi and his entire staff at Stillwater Plastic Surgery were amazing! From him, to the nurses and even the CRNA it was a great experience. Dr. Capizzi listened to all of our (mine and my sisters) concerns. He exceeded our expectations!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

32 Year-old, Tall Mom of Two, with Sientra Shaped Implants from Dr. Capizzi - Huntersville, NC

Dr. Capizzi and his entire staff have been wonderful. They are professional and comforting at the same time. I highly recommend him for beast augmentation, especially if you are considering shaped or anatomical implants. He led a preceptorship for 4 other surgeons during my surgery, to teach them his method. Can't say enough good things about Dr. Capizzi!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

amazing services and great compassion! Charlotte, NC

Thorough, compassionate, kind, professional, friendly and never off putting in any way.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Late 20's and Love Botox - Charlotte, NC

Grace Anglin, RN is a great nurse injector. She listened to me and discussed my options. She educated me on botox and worked with me to create a personalized plan. I will definitely continue to see her in the future.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

I've Never Gotten So Many Compliments! Charlotte, NC

Dr Capizzi is so thoughtful and really takes the time to talk with you to understand what you want to achieve. He spends a lot of time making sure that you like what he has done and that it is perfect.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

Expertly trained at world-class institutions and already part of a successful practice, Dr. Capizzi is regarded as the preeminent choice for surgeries of the breast and body. He is among an elite group of national surgeons with an expertise in "Gummy Bear" implants, having placed over 2,000.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

$200

Awards & Recognition

Awards:
Charlotte Magazine Top Doctor, 2013 - 2016
Real Self Top 100, 2015 - 2016
Professional Recognition:
Advisory Board, Carolina Breast Friends, 2013 - present
Cancer Committee, Presbyterian Hospital, 2001 - present
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Capizzi has hospital affiliations at Novant Presbyterian Charlotte.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 1984
    Graduate: Neurobiology and English Literature, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 1985
    Medical: MD, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, 1990


  • Post-Medical School Training

    Fellowship: Aesthetic and Breast Surgery, 1998
    Residencies:
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine, 1997
    General Surgery, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine,1995

Treatments offered at Capizzi, M.D.- Cosmetic Surgery and Skincare

Blog Posts and Articles

DR. CAPIZZI SAYS: CELEBRATE LOVE (NOT LOVE HANDLES) THIS VALENTINE’S DAY

Love handles. Muffin top. Spare tire. Unfortunately, a clever nickname doesn’t disguise what it really is – abdominal fat. It doesn’t change the fact that it’s incredibly stubborn, either. It’s as if abdominal fat has its own agenda, seemingly resistant to every diet and exercise you’ve tried (are you saying amen yet?). Rest assured - it’s not just you. There’s actually a science behind why abdominal fat refuses to give. Let’s check it out. The Aging Process:...

How Are Your New Year Resolutions Coming Along? Dr. Capizzi Offers Tips for Staying on Good Fat Loss Footing!

Did you set exercise or weight-loss goals for 2015? After all January ‘tis the season for resolutions. And the Stillwater team is no exception. Dr. Capizzi plans to spin and stretch more in 2015. Look for him at the Y and at Y2 Yoga. Many at Stillwater’s Birkdale Village office are devotées of Lake Norman Core Barre. Patient administrator Stephanie Abernathy, R.N. Tammy Ryan and surgical assistant Ali Kraus say that trying up with their kids ought to formally count as exercise...

Permanently Get Rid of Unwanted Fat with CoolSculpting and HIIT

Moms with young children understand what exercise pros call HIIT, the acronym for High Intensity Interval Training. In mom language, it’s the equivalent to feverishly cleaning up the breakfast mess, only to watch your curious toddler dump the whole box of Cheerios on the floor. On the same spot you just cleaned. Rinse and repeat! In fitness language, HIIT is a training approach that involves alternating high and low activity levels to maximize your workout. At Stillwater, we know...

Dr. Capizzi’s Advice on Plastic Surgery Tourism: Don’t Leave Home Without It!

Everyone has a story about a vacation gone amok, right? Think about the long-suffering Griswolds or Grandpa’s circuitous journey in Little Miss Sunshine. A recent New York Times article (12/23/14) covered an emerging “vacation” trend called “Plastic Surgery Tourism.” Not your typical fun-in-the-sun vacay, readers. Dr. Capizzi is one of the leading breast surgeons in the United States. He treats patients from all over the country and the globe. Stillwater delivers an...

The Gummy Bear Advance: Dr. Capizzi Predicts Gummy Bear Implants Are the Preferred Choice for Breast Implant Surgery in 2015

It’s no secret. Everyone one knows that Dr. Capizzi is a huge proponent of Gummy Bear breast implants. Of course, “Gummy Bear” is the nickname for fifth-generation, highly cohesive silicone gel breast implants. Dr. Capizzi certainly did not invent the Gummy Bear implant, but he has certainly played a role in advancing its use and setting a standard for surgical technique. Along with a select group of surgeons, Dr. Capizzi participated in the national FDA coinvestigation of the...

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What Are the Effects if I Keep Wearing my Sports Bra After Breast Augmentation?

We recomend patients to avoid wearing an underwire bra for 4 weeks after surgery. This allows the incision to fully heal and to avoid any irritation... READ MORE

When Does Swelling After Breast Augmentation Begin to Subside?

Thank you for your question. It's a good one and very commonly posed. Usually, it takes 6-12 weeks post-op for the breast reach its (new) natural... READ MORE

Does wet to dry treatment look like its working for me? (photos)

The wound will heal. As it begins to heal it will get smaller and really poses little risk as it remains open. Eventually, you and your surgeon may... READ MORE

What Are the Post Treatment Instructions After Botox?

Great Question. I always suggest to my patients that they do not lay down for 4 hours following the treatment, and to avoid exercising for the rest of... READ MORE

Do you think by not getting a Tummy Tuck my results will be terrible? (photos)

In my opinion, at your age your skin has an opportunity to contract and get tighter as you lose more weight. Seek out an expert with weight loss and I... READ MORE

Tear Drop Vs Round Breast Implants for Petite Build?

As a first-time breast implant patient, round, textured, highly cohesive gel implants from Sientra might be the best choice. These "Gummy Bear"... READ MORE

Subfascial Breast Augmentation?

Thank you for this great (and concerning) question regarding subfascial breast implant placement. First, let's talk about what fascial tissue is.... READ MORE

Will My Implants Ever Give Me Cleavage?

You are certainly past a point in your post-operative recovery where you will see any significant changes in your breast shape or size. Here at... READ MORE

How long can you have implants?

The FDA states that breast implants are temporary devices and one may need an exchange throughout one's life. The most common legend I hear is that... READ MORE

6 months post op mastoplexy and augmentation, my breasts sag and lack upper pole fullness. Would a revision fix it? (photo)

Plastic surgeons look at the position of the nipples below the crease and call this ptosis. Prior to surgery you appear to have ptosis now and must... READ MORE

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Kybella Injections in the Abdomen

Kybella is an injection that dissolves the fat in one area with 2-3 treatments. Dr. Capizzi is injecting this patient who has stubborn belly fat. WATCH VIDEO

CoolSculpting and the Stacking Method

Dr. Capizzi is discussing the stacking method and the CoolSculpting treatment. WATCH VIDEO

See What Happens During CoolSculpting

What can you expect from CoolSculpting? Join Dr. Peter J. Capizzi and see for yourself. WATCH VIDEO

"It's Nothing Like What Your Preconceived Notions Are" — This Busy Mother Shares How She Ages Gracefully

In her early 40s, Maeve shares how she's wading into the water of plastic surgery as she aims to age gracefully. WATCH VIDEO

"My Favorite Part of Surgery? The Confidence" — Amanda Talks Gummy Bear Breast Implants

Amanda shares her story of getting gummy bear breast implants. Learn about her surgery with Dr. Peter J. Capizzi. WATCH VIDEO

This Radio Stars Talks Botox — "I Think It Gets a Bad Rap"

North Carolina radio personality Lindsay shares what she loves about Botox. Learn about her experience with this anti-aging tool. Hear about Lindsay's breast augmentation: http://bit.ly/1DKRlVp WATCH VIDEO

Qualifications
Experience
Practicing for 19 year.
Personal Statement

Expertly trained at world-class institutions and already part of a successful practice, Dr. Capizzi is regarded as the preeminent choice for surgeries of the breast and body. He is among an elite group of national surgeons with an expertise in "Gummy Bear" implants, having placed over 2,000.

Board Certifications
Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery
Memberships
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Consultation Fee

$200

Awards & Recognition
Awards:
Charlotte Magazine Top Doctor, 2013 - 2016
Real Self Top 100, 2015 - 2016
Professional Recognition:
Advisory Board, Carolina Breast Friends, 2013 - present
Cancer Committee, Presbyterian Hospital, 2001 - present
RealSelf Top Doctor
Hospital Privileges
Dr. Capizzi has hospital affiliations at Novant Presbyterian Charlotte.
Education
  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 1984
    Graduate: Neurobiology and English Literature, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 1985
    Medical: MD, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, 1990


  • Post-Medical School Training

    Fellowship: Aesthetic and Breast Surgery, 1998
    Residencies:
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine, 1997
    General Surgery, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine,1995

Treatments offered at Capizzi, M.D.- Cosmetic Surgery and Skincare


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65 Year Old Woman - Huntersville, NC

Dr. Capizzi was extremely professional and kind during my consultation for a tummy tuck. He explained to me very clearly what I should expect from this procedure and what was and was not realistic . He answered every question I asked very clearly and always asked if understood his answers. I feel very confident that I have made the right decision in choosing Dr. Capizzi as my Plastic Surgeon.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

Very Satisfied Would Highly Recommend - Charlotte, NC

I was referred by two friends whose breast augmentations look fantastic, both mothers of 2. Even after their second child the implants looked awesome. I previously had breast augmentation over the muscle about 10 years ago and they significantly sagged overtime and I was very unhappy. Dr Capizzi work wonders and lifted them up by doing a full lift us new gummy bear round implants and made...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Breast Implant Exchange & Lift - Huntersville, NC

Dr. C made me look more natural than before. Very happy! :D 9 months later my scars are still healing (around areola), but I like that he did a lollipop lift so there is no vertical scar on the bottom of the breast to lift it.


Before and After Photos




What Are the Effects if I Keep Wearing my Sports Bra After Breast Augmentation?

We recomend patients to avoid wearing an underwire bra for 4 weeks after surgery. This allows the incision to fully heal and to avoid any irritation... READ MORE

When Does Swelling After Breast Augmentation Begin to Subside?

Thank you for your question. It's a good one and very commonly posed. Usually, it takes 6-12 weeks post-op for the breast reach its (new) natural... READ MORE

Does wet to dry treatment look like its working for me? (photos)

The wound will heal. As it begins to heal it will get smaller and really poses little risk as it remains open. Eventually, you and your surgeon may... READ MORE

What Are the Post Treatment Instructions After Botox?

Great Question. I always suggest to my patients that they do not lay down for 4 hours following the treatment, and to avoid exercising for the rest of... READ MORE

Do you think by not getting a Tummy Tuck my results will be terrible? (photos)

In my opinion, at your age your skin has an opportunity to contract and get tighter as you lose more weight. Seek out an expert with weight loss and I... READ MORE

Tear Drop Vs Round Breast Implants for Petite Build?

As a first-time breast implant patient, round, textured, highly cohesive gel implants from Sientra might be the best choice. These "Gummy Bear"... READ MORE

Subfascial Breast Augmentation?

Thank you for this great (and concerning) question regarding subfascial breast implant placement. First, let's talk about what fascial tissue is.... READ MORE

Will My Implants Ever Give Me Cleavage?

You are certainly past a point in your post-operative recovery where you will see any significant changes in your breast shape or size. Here at... READ MORE

How long can you have implants?

The FDA states that breast implants are temporary devices and one may need an exchange throughout one's life. The most common legend I hear is that... READ MORE

6 months post op mastoplexy and augmentation, my breasts sag and lack upper pole fullness. Would a revision fix it? (photo)

Plastic surgeons look at the position of the nipples below the crease and call this ptosis. Prior to surgery you appear to have ptosis now and must... READ MORE

Videos by Peter J. Capizzi, MD

Peter J. Capizzi, MD has shared 11 videos.

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Kybella Injections in the Abdomen

Kybella is an injection that dissolves the fat in one area with 2-3 treatments. Dr. Capizzi is injecting this patient who has stubborn belly fat. WATCH VIDEO

CoolSculpting and the Stacking Method

Dr. Capizzi is discussing the stacking method and the CoolSculpting treatment. WATCH VIDEO

See What Happens During CoolSculpting

What can you expect from CoolSculpting? Join Dr. Peter J. Capizzi and see for yourself. WATCH VIDEO

"It's Nothing Like What Your Preconceived Notions Are" — This Busy Mother Shares How She Ages Gracefully

In her early 40s, Maeve shares how she's wading into the water of plastic surgery as she aims to age gracefully. WATCH VIDEO

"My Favorite Part of Surgery? The Confidence" — Amanda Talks Gummy Bear Breast Implants

Amanda shares her story of getting gummy bear breast implants. Learn about her surgery with Dr. Peter J. Capizzi. WATCH VIDEO

This Radio Stars Talks Botox — "I Think It Gets a Bad Rap"

North Carolina radio personality Lindsay shares what she loves about Botox. Learn about her experience with this anti-aging tool. Hear about Lindsay's breast augmentation: http://bit.ly/1DKRlVp WATCH VIDEO

Treatments offered at Capizzi, M.D.- Cosmetic Surgery and Skincare

Treatments offered at Capizzi, M.D.- Cosmetic Surgery and Skincare

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