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April 14, 2015

The importance of sun protection is well known with all of the information we have available on sun damage and the risks of sun exposure. When someone elects to receive cosmetic or plastic surgery, taking measures to protect your skin again sun damage is still imperative. Unfortunately, there are a lot of sunscreens out there that don't fulfill their purpose as they should.

When searching for the best sunscreen, it's a good idea to look for one that is retinyl palmitate free. Studies have shown that retinyl palmitate, which is a form of vitamin A, may actually damage DNA and accelerate the development of skin tumors and lesions.

Oxybenzone is an ingredient that some medical organizations recommend while others recommend you avoid. It has the ability to be absorbed by the body and enter the bloodstream, allowing it to cause cell damage and possibly disrupt hormones.

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using a sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 15, preferably SPF 30. The most important thing you want to look for when choosing a sunscreen is that it's noted as being 'broad spectrum'. This means that the sunscreen contains  ingredients to protect against both UVA and UVB rays.

If you are concerned about your facial appearance due to aging skin or sun damage, contact Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. Bottger for an assessment of the condition of your skin. After examination, he will give you his recommendations on what facial procedures would be your best option for restoring a youthful appearance. Call us at (610) 355-4275 to schedule your consultation today.


April 09, 2015

For those with flat or sagging buttocks, a Brazilian Butt Lift may be the perfect option to attain a youthful, perky, prominent buttocks. The procedure not only reshapes, but also increases the volume and enhances the contour. If you are considering a Brazilian Butt Lift, contact Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. Bottger at  (610) 355-4275 to schedule a consultation.

For those considering a butt lift, a common thought that you may have is how to go about exercising after your procedure. Once you have fully healed from your procedure you can continue your workout routine as you normally would; however, it's important to keep in mind that weight loss will affect the buttock region also.

Because the procedure is done with fat grafting, any cardio that results in burning fat will also proportionately burn fat in the buttocks as well. The best exercises that you can do to maintain a round, perky butt are lunges and squats because they target your gluteus muscles and leg muscles. For cardio, a Stairmaster, elliptical, or bicycle are ideal in helping to keep your shape while working out your legs and butt at the same time.

If you are considering a Brazilian Butt Lift and would like to learn more about what it can do for you, contact Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. David A. Bottger for a consultation by calling our office at  (610) 355-4275.

March 23, 2015

As we ease our way into spring with warmer weather, you might be starting to store away those winter jackets and think about dresses, shorts, and bikinis instead! If you are dreading the idea of entering the season with a few some extra weight that may still be lingering around from the winter, body contouring treatments may help you shed those last few pounds and get swimsuit ready!

Body contouring treatments help to provide you with a trimmer figure. Some of these treatments include:

In some instances, a healthy diet and exercise are not enough to achieve the self-image that you would hope for, leaving you uncomfortable with the idea of lighter clothing and swimsuits. Body contouring can help in boosting your confidence when you just can't get there alone. Recovery for these types of procedures may take up to a few weeks giving you plenty of time before summer hits and the swimsuits come out.

If you live in the Philadelphia area and want to know what body contouring options are available to you, Dr. Bottger will work with you to help determine what the best option is for your unique physical attributes. Call us at 610-355-4275 to schedule your consultation today!

March 13, 2015

When it comes to facial rejuvenation procedures, you have more than once choice. Two of the most common are facelift surgery and injectable fillers. There are benefits to both, and each is designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging facial skin.

If you are debating whether you should undergo facelift surgery or opt for injectable fillers, it's important to realize what each option can accomplish. If you are interested in a facelift or injectable fillers, and you are located in the Philadelphia area, we recommend that you take time to talk with Dr. Bottger to discuss your options.

Some facts about facelift surgery and injectable fillers:

Facelift Surgery

  • Involves a surgical procedure
  • Helps reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles
  • Tightens the skin
  • Provides long-lasting results

Injectable Fillers:

  • Does not involve a surgical procedure
  • Helps reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles
  • Requires no recovery time
  • Injections must be periodically repeated to maintain results

Which is better: a facelift or injectable fillers? The answer depends on your specific goals. Before making a decision  on which choice will best meet your needs, it's important to consult a cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Bottger will give you the advice and guidance you need to accomplish the most fabulous results possible!

Dr. Bottger works with patients in the Philadelphia area and is highly experienced at helping individuals decide between a facelift and injectable fillers. Please contact Dr. Bottger at (610) 355-4275 to schedule an appointment today.

March 13, 2015

Every year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics designates March as National Nutrition Month. While body-contouring options may assist in improving your self-image, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is key to looking and feeling your best. Philadelphia body contouring surgeon Dr. Bottger and the rest of his staff would like to encourage everyone to practice healthy lifestyle habits.

The purpose behind dedicating an entire month to nutrition is to help educate and inform as many people as possible about healthy lifestyle choices.The theme for this year’s NNM is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle.” The campaign promotes overall health through better choices.

When you make better choices in what foods you eat, reduce your calorie intake, partake in daily exercise, and maintain a healthy weight, you reduce your risk of chronic disease.

NNM is the perfect time to not only reacquaint yourself with healthy eating and physical activity, but to get your entire family involved. Creating a support system with friends and/or family when starting a new healthy lifestyle helps in being successful.

If you are still having difficulty with achieving your goal body shape with a healthy diet and exercise alone, body contouring may offer a solution. To schedule your consultation with body contouring plastic surgeon Dr. Bottger, please contact our office at (610) 355-4275. We proudly serve patients in the areas of Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr, West Chester, and Newtown Square, PA.

February 24, 2015

Choosing the right rhinoplasty surgeon is a serious undertaking. You are trusting your doctor and his or her staff with one of the most visible parts of your body, so you want to make sure that you’ll be pleased with your results. Experienced Pennsylvania rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. David A. Bottger has performed countless rhinoplasty procedures and understands the nuances that can deliver outstanding results.

Rhinoplasty, sometimes called a nose job, is a cosmetic procedure designed to reshape and resize the nose to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing profile. It is employed to correct a wide range of conditions affecting the nose. Specifically, rhinoplasty can

●Reduce a large dorsal hump

●Thin a wide tip

●Reduce nostril size

●Straighten the nose

Choosing the right man or woman for the job involves more than just running a Google search. Take the time to check out your surgeon’s qualifications and before-and-after gallery. Ask for patient testimonials and recommendations, and don’t be afraid to ask your surgeon any questions you may have.

If you’re interested in rhinoplasty, it’s time to discover why so many patients have chosen Dr. Bottger. To learn more, please contact Dr. David A. Bottger today at 610-355-1929. to schedule an appointment with our Pennsylvania rhinoplasty surgeon.

February 13, 2015

Gynecomastia is a condition in which the male breasts are larger than usual. This condition can leave men feeling self-conscious and anxious about their appearance. Fortunately, Philadelphia gynecomastia surgeon Dr. David A. Bottger has years of experience treating this condition and can help you feel more confident in your appearance.

Gynecomastia often starts in adolescence and can continue to develop into adulthood. While the cause is generally unknown, some risk factors include weight gain, marijuana use, steroid use, and hormonal imbalances.

Gynecomastia surgery is a relatively straightforward cosmetic procedure to remove fat and glandular tissue from the male chest to deliver a more masculine appearance. Every case is unique, but good candidates for this procedure usually

●Are emotionally stable.

●Do not suffer from other major medical conditions.

●Have realistic expectations and clear goals.

●Have firm, toned skin that will retract after surgery.

●Do not use steroids or marijuana.

Most patients can return to normal within about three weeks, and the final results are usually evident within three months.

Gynecomastia can affect the way you feel about yourself, but this condition is easily corrected with today’s cosmetic surgery options. To schedule your gynecomastia consultation, please contact Dr. David A. Bottger today at 610-355-1929. We are pleased to serve patients in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania.

February 04, 2015

Brow lift is a cosmetic procedure that raises a sagging brow and upper eyelids to a more youthful, tighter position. By elevating the position of the brow, Dr. Bottger is able to deliver striking results that make you look as young on the outside as you feel on the inside. To schedule your Philadelphia brow lift consultation, please contact Dr. David A. Bottger today at 610-355-1929.

Brow lift surgery is still surgery, which means that you’ll need to take care of yourself afterward to ensure complication-free recovery. Here are a few things to expect.

●Your head will be wrapped with a bandage when you leave our office. It can be removed the day after you get home.

●You may shower and wash your hair the day after your procedure

●You may experience swelling and bruising for up to two weeks following your brow lift procedure.

●We’ll ask that you sleep with your back and head elevated for two weeks to reduce swelling.

●You’ll need to avoid strenuous physical activity for a couple of weeks as well.

●Some scalp numbness may occur, but this usually dissipates within a few months.

A brow lift is a highly effective cosmetic procedure, and with the right aftercare, you can look forward to years of compliments on your appearance!

To learn more about brow lift and to schedule a consultation, please contact Dr. David A. Bottger today at 610-355-1929. We are pleased to serve patients in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania.

January 20, 2015

Breast reduction is employed to decrease the pain and self-consciousness that women with large breasts sometimes experience. And depending on your unique situation, it might even be covered by insurance.

Women who seek breast reduction often do so because of the pain and complications associated with large breasts. While insurance companies rarely cover breast reduction for purely cosmetic reasons, a documented health condition can sometimes justify the procedure to insurers. Women who experience the following are more likely to receive some kind of insurance coverage for breast reduction:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty participating in strenuous physical activity
  • Grooves in the back from bra straps
  • Irritation and rashes under the breasts

If you suffer from any of these complications, you may be able to make an insurance claim for your breast reduction. Justifying the claim means performing a detailed exam and documenting your medical history. After we contact your insurer with details, approval usually takes about a month.

Breast reduction can dramatically improve your quality of life if large breasts have been causing you pain. If you’re ready to learn how breast reduction can improve how you feel, please contact Dr. David A. Bottger today at 610-355-1929. We are pleased to serve patients throughout Pennsylvania.

January 13, 2015

A brow lift is a cosmetic procedure that raises the position of a sagging brow to deliver a more youthful, refreshed look. It can address a wide variety of aesthetic issues that conspire to rob your appearance of its youthful vitality.

In a brow lift procedure, Dr. Bottger makes a handful of small incisions just behind the hairline and uses an endoscopic camera and instrument to restructure the skin and tissue of the brow. Depending on your specific needs, the brow lift can be custom tailored to address:

  • Sagging brow
  • Frown lines
  • Sagging upper eyelids

Your brow lift procedure may also be combined with such facial treatments as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), facelift, Botox, and Restylane, as part of a comprehensive facial makeover.

Brow lift is perfect for patients who have realistic expectations and a drooping, heavy brow. You should be in generally good health and understand the potential risks associated with any kind of surgery. Expect your new brow to have a firmer, tighter, more rested appearance.

When you choose brow lift surgery, you’re taking a step toward a more rested, youthful appearance. If you’re ready to discover how a brow lift can improve your appearance, please contact Dr. David A. Bottger today at 610-355-1929 in Pennsylvania.