December 12, 2013
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatment in the Washington, D.C. area. There are good reasons BOTOX® Cosmetic has maintained its popularity over the past decade: It is quick, minimally invasive, and incredibly effective. But is it safe? As with all facial... Read More
December 09, 2013
If you are considering breast augmentation in Virginia, there are a number of things you will want to keep in mind. Among these will be the impact your breast implants have on breast cancer detection through mammography. As a board-certified plastic surgeon and a breast cancer survivor, Dr. Roberta... Read More
November 12, 2013
Your Washington, D.C. breast augmentation procedure will need to be tailored to meet your body’s unique contours, as well as your personal wishes and desires. This is why Dr. Roberta Gartside offers a number of options when it comes to the specifics of your procedure. One of the choices you will be... Read More
November 08, 2013
Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift or eyelid surgery, is a procedure that can greatly enhance the appearance of your eyes. With blepharoplasty, Virginia plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside can remove sagging skin and dark circles underneath the eyes and reduce the drooping appearance of... Read More
November 06, 2013
If you have had a mastectomy or are preparing to undergo this lifesaving and important procedure, you have a right to know about your post-mastectomy breast reconstruction options. Washington, D.C. breast reconstruction surgeon Roberta Gartside, MD is both an experienced plastic surgeon and a... Read More
November 04, 2013
A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures that are specifically designed to target the areas of the body most impacted by pregnancy and nursing. Many women find that diet and exercise alone cannot completely restore the body to its pre-pregnancy condition. A mommy makeover can pick up where... Read More
October 28, 2013
Prior to your Washington, D.C. plastic surgery procedure, you will need to disclose all medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are taking. It has been found that over half of all Americans take some form of supplement, but many can interfere with proper healing and increase postoperative... Read More
October 18, 2013
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an international health campaign designed to increase awareness of breast cancer and to raise funds that can assist in the diagnosing and treating of this common disease. As a survivor of breast cancer, board-certified Virginia plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta... Read More
October 16, 2013
If you smoke cigarettes, you will need to refrain from doing so in the weeks prior to your Virginia breast augmentation procedure. Giving up smoking has significant health benefits, not the least of which is allowing for a better healing response, making it important that you kick the habit at... Read More
October 14, 2013
There are four incisions that may be used for your Washington, D.C. breast lift surgery. The incision that is right for you will depend on factors such as your current level of ptosis (sagging), the natural size of your breasts, whether you are combining breast lift with breast augmentation, and... Read More

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