May 14, 2014
During tummy tuck surgery, Virginia plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside will tighten abdominal muscles that have become separated. The purpose behind this step is to bring the waistline in and produce ideal contours. A corollary, however, may be increased abdominal strength. When abdominal muscles... Read More
May 08, 2014
Breast augmentation remains the most popular plastic surgery for women and, with over 330,000 procedures performed in 2013, seems set to remain so for now. However, many women, particularly those between the ages of 30 and 50, have begun looking to breast lift surgery to produce a firmer, more... Read More
April 28, 2014
Both liposuction and SmartLipo are surgical techniques that can be used to remove unwanted fat from nearly any area of the body. Both procedures require incisions be made through which a cannula can be inserted. Both procedures rely on the cannula to remove stubborn fat deposits. However, this is... Read More
April 21, 2014
Your Virginia tummy tuck procedure can be used to strengthen abdominal muscles, remove unsightly bulges of fat, and eliminate unnecessary and cumbersome skin from the midsection. While these results can be gratifying in the short-term, maintaining them will require some effort on your part. There... Read More
April 14, 2014
Following your Virginia breast augmentation procedure you will need to give yourself time to rest. During your recovery period, exercise and other strenuous activities can be hard on your body and may even negatively impact the final results of your procedure. Recovery from breast augmentation is... Read More
April 07, 2014
A new study published in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® has found that nipple-sparing breast reconstruction performed immediately following mastectomy enjoys a high rate of success with minimal risks for complications. The nipple-sparing breast reconstruction technique... Read More
March 24, 2014
Fat grafting, also known as lipoinjection, is a process in which fat is harvested from one area of your body and injected into another. Through its years in use, fat grafting has shown to be an effective way to produce a softer and fuller look in the facial area. A body is much less likely to... Read More
March 17, 2014
Two Israeli plastic surgeons have developed a silicone breast implant that is 30 percent lighter than current models on the market. Soon to be available in Europe, product testing has not yet begun in the United States. Breast implants placed above the muscles in the chest may be more likely to sag... Read More
March 10, 2014
Breast Restoration Advocacy Education (BRAVE) Day is March 21st. Founded in 2010, BRAVE Day was developed by the Pink Lemonade Project, whose mission is to provide breast cancer survivors, their families, and women at-risk for the disease an educational pathway of hope and healing. The Pink... Read More
March 05, 2014
Bariatric surgery is very effective at its intended goal, helping people lose significant amounts of weight in a short period of time. However, a side-effect of rapid weight loss is sagging skin, much of which can fold over, obscure weight loss results, and continue to detract from your appearance... Read More