Board-certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) is something you should demand in anyone you are choosing for a plastic surgery procedure. Just like you wouldn’t trust a general surgeon who is not board-certified, you should be wary of “cosmetic surgeons” who lack both the training and credentials to ensure your comfort, safety, and ultimate satisfaction.

The ABPS requires certified surgeons undergo years of additional training, including residencies and fellowships focused exclusively on aesthetic procedures. Following this, the ABPS requires surgeons pass extensive written and oral examinations, and submit at least six months of before and after pictures to a panel of board-certified plastic surgeons before they will provide certification. By contrast, a “cosmetic surgeon” need only have a medical degree.

About Dr. Roberta L. Gartside

Reston plastic surgeon Roberta Gartside is board-certified by the ABPS. She is also a fellow in the American College of Surgeons, an active member in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a member and former president of the National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons, and a member of the Fairfax County Medical Society.

Dr. Gartside is not only a board-certified and accomplished plastic surgeon, but one who values each and every one of her patients, placing your safety and happiness as top priorities.

If you are looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon in or around Reston, Virginia, please contact New Image Plastic Surgery or call 703-742-8004 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Roberta Gartside.

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