August 14, 2013
When you are pregnant, several changes occur in your midsection. Abdominal muscles separate to make room for your growing baby, skin stretches, and deposits of fat which provide essential nutrients for your baby form. While these things are natural and necessary for the healthy growth of your baby... Read More
August 14, 2013
SmartLipo is an advanced liposuction technique that utilizes laser technology to emulsify fat deposits prior to removal. The use of laser technology allows Virginia plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside to specifically target stubborn deposits of fat in nearly any area of the body while also... Read More
August 14, 2013
There are a number of factors that can combine to impact the lift and firmness of your breasts. Aging, genetics, weight loss and gain, pregnancy and nursing, and lifestyle choices can all play a role in how youthful and perky your breasts appear. When these factors combine to cause breasts to sag,... Read More
July 26, 2013
Since 1997, body contouring procedures such as arm lifts, tummy tucks, and related procedures have enjoyed a tremendous increase in both number performed and patient satisfaction. In fact, studies have found that 87 percent of men and women who underwent a lift found their procedure boosted overall... Read More
July 19, 2013
Mentor’s MemoryShape™ breast implants have recently become the fifth silicone implant to receive FDA approval. MemoryShape breast implants are teardrop shaped and filled with a highly cohesive gel, giving them a more tapered and natural appearance. These breast implants feature SILTEX® Texture,... Read More
July 12, 2013
Following your Fairfax breast implant surgery, you will need to allow yourself adequate time to rest. Greater detail will be provided during your breast augmentation consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside, but having a general idea of recovery times can be helpful... Read More
July 05, 2013
It seems that every day a new study is published in which some new anti-aging food holds the promise to eternal youth. Indeed, there is truth in the claim that what you eat will impact both how you look and how you feel, but don’t expect to look years younger by increasing your consumption of... Read More
June 27, 2013
One of the breast augmentation options you will be given by Fairfax plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside is the type of breast implants used in your procedure. Both saline and silicone breast implants offer different benefits and neither one is ideal for each patient. During your initial breast... Read More
June 21, 2013
Dr. Roberta Gartside is a breast cancer survivor who understands personally the importance of breast reconstruction following a mastectomy. She is also an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon who understands that no single breast reconstruction option is ideal for every woman. Dr.... Read More
June 17, 2013
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can have a tremendous impact on the volume, symmetry, and overall appearance of your breasts. While being a mother is often pure joy, the bodily changes brought about by having children leaves many women uncomfortable with their appearance. If you are unhappy with the... Read More