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
February 24, 2014
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery or an eye lift, is used to produce an alert and more youthful look to the eyes. With blepharoplasty, Washington, D.C. plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside can address issues such as: Puffy bags underneath the eyes Dropping eyelids Dark circles around the... Read More
February 10, 2014
Tummy tuck surgery is designed to remove excess skin from the midsection. With a tummy tuck, Virginia plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside can also firm abdominal muscles, sculpt the hips and waist, and even eliminate the appearance of stretch marks. When appropriate or necessary, Dr. Gartside can... Read More
February 06, 2014
Washington D.C. plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside offers the latest, most effective liposuction techniques available. SmartLipo, considered by many to be the most advanced liposuction technique, utilizes laser energy to liquefy fat prior to removal. This provides a number of benefits including:... Read More
January 29, 2014
In many cases, fully removing breast cancer will require a complete mastectomy. However, in some instances, a doctor is able to preserve breast tissue by performing a lumpectomy. Unlike a mastectomy, lumpectomy only requires the removal of the tumor and some surrounding tissue. While this procedure... Read More