Charlotte Plastic Surgeon
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Charlotte, North Carolina 28203 US

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65 Year Old Woman - Huntersville, NC

Although I have not yet had my procedure (a tummy tuck) I would like to review my care up until present time. After requesting a consultation appointment his Patient Care Coordinator Melissa Harris took me under her wing. Dr. Capizzi did a very informative consultation, always making sure that I understood what my reasonable expectations should be. After making my decision to have Dr. Capizzi...

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

For as long as I can remember I have wanted larger breasts. While in college I would often research the procedure to become more knowledgeable about the types of implants and different surgeon's techniques. Upon entering medical school in August 2013, I became very passionate about working out and achieving a feminine, muscular body frame. As with most women the more time I spent in the gym...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

So Thankful - Charlotte, NC

I would be doing a disservice to anyone who has considered a breast lift and/or augmentation by not sharing this review. I am 32 and was never one to think about or consider breast surgery until after my third child in four years was born. I nursed/pumped for all three babies and what was left of my breasts was just wrinkled tissue. I felt embarrassed to be in a swimsuit or a tank top and...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation at 26 - Charlotte, NC

I had a breast augmentation about 6 weeks ago and I love my results. I have friends who had the same procedure in the past at other practices who were not so pleased with their results so I waited a long time before deciding to actually have the surgery. I have to say this has been one of the BEST decisions I have ever made! I believe this is because of two things: my plastic surgeon and...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

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

I'm 32 years old, 6'1" and 145 lbs. I have two children, ages 6 and 2. I never had a large chest and didn't want a large chest. I really just wanted what I had before kids, and maybe a tiny bit bigger....nothing crazy. I consulted with 3 different plastic surgeons and decided on Dr. Capizzi at Stillwater Plastic Surgery. I liked his bedside manner the best and appreciated the fact that he...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

amazing services and great compassion! Charlotte, NC

I had to have a double mastectomy, and Dr. Capizzi and his staff made the reconstruction process do-able and as easy as it could be. Great technical abilities, wonderful compassion and a marvelously caring staff helped during a very difficult time in my life. Would recommend him for anything PS!!! I have an appointment with Dr. Capizzi on 6/24/14 because my "gummy bears" (am I now 62) are...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Late 20's and Love Botox - Charlotte, NC

I felt like I was too young to get botox (26 years old) but I already have started developing lines across my forehead. I went to see Dr. Peter Capizzi and his staff at Stillwater Plastic Surgery. Grace Anglin, RN did a full consult with me on what my concerns were and how botox could help diminish my lines. She did an awesome job and I can now say I am a HUGE FAN of botox. It does not...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

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

I have been getting Botox for the past few years for wrinkles on my forehead a deep wrinkles between my eyes. I've always had decent results but often my face would look heavy or frozen. That was until Dr. Capizzi-he is amazing. I get stopped on the street by people telling them how fantastic my face looks. People ask me how my skin is so smooth and don't believe I get anything done. He is...

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


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

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Awards & Recognition

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

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Dr. Capizzi has hospital affiliations at Novant Presbyterian Charlotte.


  • 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
    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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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

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

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

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

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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See What Happens During CoolSculpting

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"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: WATCH VIDEO

My Breast Augmentation Story: This Local Celebrity Explains Her Surgery Choice

Radio personality Lindsay shares her experience with breast augmentation. Want to hear more from Lindsay? Here's her take on Botox: WATCH VIDEO

Breast Reconstruction Surgery: This Mother Shares Her Story

Ruthie shares her story of breast reconstruction. Learn how she and Dr. Peter J. Capizzi worked together to help her heal. WATCH VIDEO

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