The opinions expressed here are Dr. Gilbert’s alone and are not necessarily endorsed by other plastic surgeons or the plastic surgery societies to which Dr. Gilbert belongs.

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Diplomat: American Board of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member: American Society for Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Aesthetic
  • Plastic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons  
  • Society for Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons

Dr. Gilbert is an Associate Professor in Plastic Surgery at the Eastern Virginia Medical School where he interfaces with medical students, surgical residents, and fellows.

Dr. Gilbert has written numerous articles on many plastic surgery topics and presents his work at national and international conferences. Over his plastic surgery career, Dr. Gilbert has maintained an ongoing interest in Cosmetic Surgery and, more recently. Body Scanning technology.

“I profess both to learn and to teach anatomy,
not from books, but from dissections; not
from positions of philosophers, but from the
fabric of nature.”

-William Harvey-

Planning on a tummy tuck, liposuction, or breast surgery?
Want to change your diet?

Starting an excise program?

Use the BodyScan Advantage System to “record” 3D image and measurements. Get scanned weekly, monthly, or as often as you feel necessary and track your results the high-tech way.

The Body Scan Advantage System is completely safe. The technology does not use any radiation or lasers.

Where can I get scanned?

The scanner is located at The Hague Center for Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in Norfolk.

How do I get started?

Simply call The Hague Center at:
(757) 274-4000
to schedule a “fitness” scan. ‘You will get a body scan and a print-out with your extracted automatic measurements shown.
Being scanned is fun and easy!

How may I help you?

The best skill I can offer you for your
care is my surgical expertise. If you are
interested in more information on:

  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Lip enhancement
  • Liposuction
  • Body Contouring
  • Male Rejuvenation
  • Body Scanning Techniques

Please visit our office. Simply call The Hague Center for Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery at:
(757) 274-4000
Or Email us at:

Dr. David A. Gilbert’s Corner

Breast Augmentation Report

Every year over 2 million women undergo breast augmentation surgery in the U.S. The surgery is very popular worldwide; over 96% of patients surveyed would do it again or recommend it to their friends. Most women who are considering breast surgery research for at least one year before scheduling their consultation.

Chest Wall Contouring for Gynecomastia

Male patients for the treatment of breast growth [gynecomastia] often request chest wall contouring. Enlarged breasts, usually hormonally related, can afflict both teen-age boys and mature men


Recent trends in facelift surgery include short incisions that are limited to the hairline and in front of the ear. Limited incisions create shorter surgical times, abbreviated recovery periods, and reduced potential for complications.

Short Scar Facelift

For the past 3 years I have used the short scar facelift (also known as a meloplasty) extensively for facial rejuvenation. Two thirds of my facelift procedures are designed with the short scar approach.

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Cosmetic eyelid surgery is what patients often request seeking facial rejuvenation [blepheroplasty]. According to the most recent statistics from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery there were 290,000 cosmetic blepheroplasties performed by its surgeons in 2004 (up 82% from 1997).

Lip Enhancement

The goals of lip enhancement are:

Fuller, more natural-appearing lips.Predictable, dependable surgery.

A long-lasting result and preservation of the “dental show” [so that the teeth are easily visible when smiling]. No functional or sensory loss.

Circumferential Torsoplasty

The scanner is able to generate a “storybook” for you to document your postoperative progress and recreate your image on demand.