Liposuction Or Tummy Tuck: Which One is Right For Me?

Liposuction surgery is capable of removing stubborn fat deposits from targeted areas of your body. With liposuction, McLean plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside can help tone and trim areas obscured by unsightly fat, producing a slim and attractive look that complements your natural frame. If the area causing you most concern is you midsection however, a…

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Mclean Liposuction Options

liposuction, it is important to fully understand your options. Researching options online is, of course, a great place to start, but ultimately you’ll want to discuss your choices with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Roberta Gartside maintains offices in McLean and Reston, and welcomes an opportunity to meet with you, listen to your concerns, assess…

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Male Plastic Surgery Options

plastic surgery for men is on the rise. Board-certified McLean plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside is pleased to offer a range of surgical and nonsurgical options specifically designed for male patients. Please call us at 703-742-8004 today to schedule a confidential one-on-one consultation and learn more about how we can help you achieve the virile,…

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How Much Fat Removal With Liposuction is Safe?

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 data from more than 4,500 liposuction patients and found…

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Are Liposuction Results Permanent?

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 choices is key. Board-certified McLean plastic surgeon…

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Advantages of Smartlipo

With all the recent advances in plastic surgery technology, it is important to stay informed about new procedures and what they can do for you. SmartLipo is a relatively new liposuction method, first approved by the FDA in 2007. If you live near Washington DC and are interested in body contouring procedures, you ought to…

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Male Breast Reduction In Body Builders Requires a Different Approach

Gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts, is a common condition impacting body builders. However, the causes of gynecomastia in body builders are often different than it is with other people. Bodybuilders have great physiques, so obesity isn’t a causal factor like it is with other patients. As a result, removal of excess fat via liposuction isn’t…

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What Is Body Sculpting?

Body sculpting, sometimes called body contouring, is a type of plastic surgery procedure designed to improve the appearance of your body, especially its figure. Sometimes, people use the term to distinguish body sculpting procedures from breast surgery and facial surgery. Other times, breast surgery is considered part of body sculpting surgery. Strictly speaking, body sculpting…

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