March 21, 2016
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) – a plastic surgery specialty organization whose mission it is to “Advance quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery” – has just released its annual... Read More
March 14, 2016
Board-certified Virginia plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside offers a number of breast augmentation options to help ensure each of our patients is provided with the most appealing end results. Choosing the right breast implant and size are two of the most important steps prior to your breast... Read More
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March 14, 2016
During your breast surgery consultation with board-certified McLean plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside, several options will be provided to ensure your procedure is tailored to meet your needs and desires. For breast augmentation and some mastopexy (breast lift) surgeries, the type of breast... Read More
March 07, 2016
Kegels are used to strengthen the pelvic floor, which may help prevent urinary incontinence. This exercise will not, however, tighten the vaginal canal or labia – even when performed daily. Like Kegels, ThermiVa™, a nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment, helps strengthen the pelvic floor.... Read More
February 23, 2016
Which procedures are commonly included in a mommy makeover? Mommy makeover procedures focus on those areas most impacted by pregnancy and nursing. To address all of your areas of concern, McLean plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside may recommend breast lift and augmentation, liposuction and tummy... Read More
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February 15, 2016
The Dr. Oz Show recently featured a segment on SculpSure™, a revolutionary and noninvasive method of removing unwanted fat from various parts of the body. In the segment, Dr. Oz discussed the benefits of SculpSure with the doctors involved in clinical trials while a woman received treatment in the... Read More
February 08, 2016
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is highly effective at producing an alert, youthful, and completely refreshed look to the eyes and the area surrounding them. With an eyelid lift, McLean plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside can address issues including: Droopy upper lids Puffy lower... Read More
February 02, 2016
If you have had breast augmentation prior to having children, you may wonder how breast implants will impact your ability to breastfeed. The good news is, likely not much at all. Of course, much of this depends on factors unique to your breast augmentation procedure, which is why it is important... Read More
January 25, 2016
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your body, now is the best time to take action. The cooler winter months offer an ideal opportunity to undergo body contouring procedures that require a recovery period – enabling you to look and feel your absolute best before warmer weather returns. Board-... Read More
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January 19, 2016
A periariolar incision is made around the nipple in the darker skin of the areola and is one of the most popular breast augmentation incision options. With this incision, board-certified McLean breast surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside can help guard against visible scarring and help produce natural-... Read More

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