Meet Dr. Gartside

Dr. Roberta L. Gartside is a board-certified plastic surgeon with a passion for helping women and men realize their cosmetic goals, feel more confident in their skin and achieve a better quality of life. With more than three decades of experience serving patients in Reston, Fairfax, McLean and the nearby areas of Virginia and Washington, D.C., Dr. Gartside blends surgical expertise with artistic vision to deliver beautiful, natural-looking results that are customized to each patient’s needs.

Dr. Gartside discovered an interest in medicine at a young age. As the daughter of a nurse, she witnessed first-hand the transformative power of medicine and the importance of compassionate, patient-centered care. This early enthusiasm inspired her to pursue her own career in the medical field. Dr. Gartside majored in biology at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, then earned her medical degree at the Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her postgraduate education with a general surgery residency at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont and a plastic surgery residency at the George Washington University Medical Center.

Dr. Gartside is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Virginia Society for Plastic Surgeons. She has held executive roles for numerous professional organizations, including serving on the board of directors for the Society for Women’s Health Research, and is the author of several influential articles.

When not in the office or the operating room, Dr. Gartside enjoys exploring museums, traveling locally and abroad, and spending time with her husband and two children.

New Image Plastic Surgery

Dr. Gartside began her private practice in 1988. At New Image Plastic Surgery, Dr. Gartside offers a full range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures including breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, liposuction, tummy tuck, arm lift, thigh lift, facelift, blepharoplasty and brow lift. Dr. Gartside takes pride in customizing treatment plans that honor each patient’s unique concerns, goals, anatomy and lifestyle.

In addition to these procedures, Dr. Gartside proudly offers the latest and most effective options for patients seeking post-mastectomy and post-lumpectomy breast reconstruction. As a breast cancer survivor, Dr. Gartside understands the physical and emotional struggle faced by patients who are battling breast cancer. She is passionate about making the breast reconstruction process as smooth and comfortable as possible, and believes strongly that a team approach to breast cancer care achieves the best patient outcome.

Dr. Gartside also offers nonsurgical rejuvenation treatments and professional skin care products at New Image Plastic Surgery. Options for patients interested in noninvasive or minimally invasive solutions include body contouring with SculpSure, microneedling with SkinPen,
ThermiTight and ThermiSmooth to improve skin laxity, anti-aging and acne peels, and a number of cosmetic injectables for addressing volume loss, wrinkles and other signs of aging throughout the face. These treatments can be undertaken alone or in conjunction with plastic surgery to produce a healthy, youthful and attractive appearance.

Achievements and Awards

Dr. Gartside has received accolades throughout her career for her outstanding work as a plastic surgeon and continued pursuit of professional excellence. She has been named one of the region’s Top Doctors and Top Plastic Surgeons by Northern Virginia magazine and Washingtonian magazine numerous times since 2005. The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honored Dr. Gartside as its 2012-2013 Woman of the Year and as a 2016-2017 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is also regularly recognized as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly.

Some of Dr. Gartside’s proudest accomplishments occur outside the offices of New Image Plastic Surgery. She is involved with the Fairfax Skin Deep Tattoo Removal Program, a volunteer-driven initiative that removes gang-related tattoos from area youth seeking to make positive changes for the future. She has also completed medical missions in Africa and Asia with Operation Smile, a nonprofit medical service organization that provides life-changing reconstructive surgeries for children with facial deformities around the world.

New Image Plastic Surgery supports the American Red Cross as a sponsor of In The Bag, an annual silent auction that has become one of the most distinguished philanthropic events in the D.C. metropolitan area. Initiatives such as these are an important way for New Image Plastic Surgery to support and engage with the community it calls home.

A Patient-Focused Philosophy

The New Image Plastic Surgery team is dedicated to achieving the best possible result for every patient who visits the practice. Dr. Gartside approaches patient care as both a scientist and an artist, combing over 30 years of experience with a keen eye for aesthetics and a commitment to continuing education that keeps her at the forefront of medical innovation. The transformations Dr. Gartside achieves are rooted in the belief that plastic surgery can give you not just a new look, but also a new outlook on life.

As a patient of Dr. Gartside, you can expect to receive accessible, affordable and personalized care that is tailored to your individual concerns and circumstances. She performs all treatments and procedures herself, ensuring that each patient receives expert care with warmth, attentiveness, kindness and respect. Patient education is a priority in Dr. Gartside’s practice, as is maintaining exceptionally high standards for safety, transparency and integrity.

One size does not fit all where plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments are concerned. Whether you are looking to improve your image, your health or your quality of life, the first step is speaking with Dr. Gartside in person. During a one-on-one consultation, Dr. Gartside will discuss your goals, perform a physical examination and answer your questions so you are empowered to make informed decisions about your health. Please contact New Image Plastic Surgery at 703-742-8004 today to schedule a consultation at one of our offices.