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
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
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
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
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
July 07, 2014
Form stable breast implants, commonly known as gummy bear implants, offer a number of unique advantages when used for breast reconstruction. Firm yet supple, these implants are capable of producing a more natural look and feel than other options. They are also much less likely to have aesthetic... Read More
June 24, 2014
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has launched an ad campaign to highlight the importance of choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon for your cosmetic procedure. This campaign comes in response to the increasing number of corporate cosmetic surgery centers and non-plastic surgeons... Read More
June 18, 2014
Your recovery from tummy tuck surgery will depend on a number of factors. The type of tummy tuck you have had will certainly play a role. So too will your body’s natural healing ability, your unique physiology, and other individual considerations. All of this can be impacted by your willingness to... Read More
June 09, 2014
Facial plastic surgery can produce remarkable results – often taking years off of the appearance and producing a noticeably more youthful look. However, surgical procedures are neither ideal nor attractive to everyone. If you are interested in restoring a soft, blemish-free, or smoother look to... Read More
June 04, 2014
Some of the most obvious signs of aging occur in the upper face. Forehead creases and wrinkles, sagging eyebrows, drooping eyelids, fine lines around the eyes and puffy, dark skin beneath them – all of these things can significantly detract from your overall appearance. Fortunately, for each of... Read More