October 07, 2014
We all get bags under the eyes from time to time. Whether burning the midnight oil to meet an important deadline or staying up with a newborn, baggy eyes are universally recognized as signs of sleepless nights. But if your eyelids don’t spring back after a good night’s rest, it may be time to think... Read More
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September 20, 2014
As we age, our facial structure can weaken, and we don’t look as youthful as we’d like. Bags appear beneath the eyes, wrinkles form on the brow, and facial tissue can begin to sag. Fortunately, there are both surgical and non-surgical options that can address all of these issues. Before you commit... Read More
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September 15, 2014
If frown lines and creases between your eyes are causing you to feel less youthful than you should, a brow lift may be just the thing to rejuvenate your appearance. Designed to elevate a sagging brow to a more natural-looking position, a brow lift can help you look your best with relatively little... Read More
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August 25, 2014
Board certification means that a doctor has been recognized by an authorized body of other doctors as being qualified to practice medicine. Board certification of some sort is typically considered a prerequisite for obtaining a medical license to practice in the United States, including Virginia... Read More
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August 18, 2014
In preparing for any plastic surgery procedure, including a breast lift, you should make sure you understand the procedure and its likely outcomes. During your consultation with a potential plastic surgeon, you should be sure to ask the following questions: Am I a good candidate for a breast lift?... Read More
August 12, 2014
Any surgery carries with it certain risks. Fortunately for Washington DC-area patients considering a face lift, the procedure is commonly performed and boasts an impressive safety record. Dr. Roberta Gartside has decades of experience performing face lift procedures. She knows how to minimize risks... Read More
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August 11, 2014
The decision to undergo plastic surgery should always be made after careful thought. When done at the right time and for the right reasons, plastic surgery can have life-changing benefits that help you look and feel like the best version of yourself. But if you aren't ready for this major step in... Read More
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July 25, 2014
Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, addresses the area directly around the eyes. With blepharoplasty, Virginia plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside can lift drooping eyelids, minimize wrinkles next to the eyes, and eliminate puffy skin and dark circles from underneath the eyes. This... Read More
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July 21, 2014
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports that response to their national ad campaign, highlighted in June on our blog, has been both immediate and positive. According the ASPS, call-centers fielded 376 queries in the first week the commercials aired. 26 percent of these queries were... Read More
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July 16, 2014
A study published in the July issue of the Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery suggests that, on average, breast lift surgery reduces breast volume one cup size. The study, initially presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, was conducted on... Read More

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