September 15, 2015
Following tummy tuck surgery, the muscles in your abdomen will have been tightened. This may serve to pull the waist in and enhance definition in the flanks, but can also make a solid foundation for core strengthening exercises that can help define and tone the entire midsection. Consider adding... Read More
September 08, 2015
If your breasts are so heavy as to cause you pain or limit your physical abilities, it may be time to consider breast reduction surgery. With this procedure, board-certified McLean plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside can reduce the fat content of the breasts and remove unnecessary skin to restore... Read More
September 02, 2015
A study published in the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has found that the amount of fat that can be safely removed during liposuction depends almost entirely on the BMI of the patient. Researchers at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago analyzed... Read More
August 24, 2015
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your eyelids, call board-certified McLean plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside at 703-742-8004 to schedule a blepharoplasty consultation today. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is designed to lift drooping eyelids and restore a youthful and alert appearance... Read More
August 17, 2015
Here’s a frightening truth: anyone with a medical degree can call himself a “cosmetic surgeon” and perform complex aesthetic procedures – regardless of training or background. Literally anyone. With this laxity in titles, how do you protect yourself from selecting a surgeon who is underqualified... Read More
August 10, 2015
labiaplasty can be completed in as little as 12 minutes and may improve the appearance of the vulva after just one treatment. It is important to remember however that Vontouring is just a cosmetic treatment and is not well suited for addressing the same medical issues as surgical options such as... Read More
August 03, 2015
Dermal fillers are most commonly used to address signs of aging such as fine lines and deep wrinkles. However, many of these products are effective at addressing acne scars as well. The best way to learn if dermal fillers can be used to temporarily address your acne scars is by calling 703-742-8004... Read More
July 27, 2015
Silicone breast implants offer a look and feel that more closely resembles natural breast tissue – a factor that has helped them become an increasingly popular choice for breast enhancement. However, many people still wonder if this type of breast implant is safe. Silicone breast implants have... Read More
July 13, 2015
An increase in the number of massive weight loss procedures in the United States has resulted in a similar increase in body contouring procedures performed over the past few years. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, post-weight loss body contouring options such as tummy tuck, arm... Read More
July 06, 2015
Once removed, fat does not simply grow back. In this way, results from liposuction are permanent. However, new fat will begin to accumulate if proper care is not taken of the body following your contouring procedure. To help prevent the accumulation of new fat deposits, making healthy lifestyle... Read More