Breast Augmentation & Liposuction Blog

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October 20, 2016

As cosmetic surgery has grown more popular, myths and misconceptions have also become unfortunately prominent. These myths can prevent people from undergoing cosmetic surgery that can achieve real, positive changes.

Here are some common myths and their realities:

Myth: Cosmetic surgery is dangerous

Reality: The cosmetic procedures we offer are commonly performed and boast impressive safety records. The statistics on these procedures are clear and encouraging- when performed by our experienced, board-certified platic surgeon, cosmetic surgery does not pose a significant risk to your health.

Myth: Liposuction is a weight loss procedure

Reality: Liposuction is body contouring procedure that is designed to eliminate stubborn deposits of fat that don't respond to diet and exercise. It's only appropriate for patients who are at or near their ideal bodyweights.

Myth: Cosmetic surgery can make you look like a celebrity.

Reality: A cosmetic procedure isn't about transforming you into someone else. It's about you and your goals. Cosmetic surgery isn't going to make you look like a famous actress, but it will unlock your aesthetic potential and help you achieve your dreams.

Myth: Any cosmetic surgeon can safely perform plastic surgery

Reality: Your choice of plastic surgeon matters quite a bit. Your plastic surgeon should be experienced and board certified. Dr. Bottger has been practicing for decades and is an experienced, board-certified plasti surgeon. That matters- cosmetic surgery is safe, but only when performed by surgeons who understand the intricacies of the procedures.

We understand you likely still have questions about cosmetic surgery. We look forward to answering them and addressing all of your concerns so you can have a pleasant, successful plastic surgery experience.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and you're considering cosmetic surgery, please call Dr. David A. Bottger, M.D today at 610-355-4275 for a consultation. 

October 11, 2016

If you're a Philadelphia-area resident considering plastic surgery, your research is incredibly important. But the final step before you commit to plastic surgery is your initial consultation with our plastic surgeon. At this consultation, you'll discuss your goals, share your concerns and ask any questions you might have.

Dr. Bottger is committed to helping you find the procedure or procedures that are right for your specific needs. The consultation is a crucial aspect of this, and preparation is an important part of getting the most out of your consultation.

Here are some steps you can take to prepare for your initial consultation with our plastic surgeon:

  • Know exactly what you want and what your goals are. You should come with a clear sense of what you want to achieve, not a vague sense that you want to “look better.”
  • Prepare to talk clearly and openly about yourself, your body and your goals. These conversations can be difficult, but they're indispensable.
  • Do your research- read up on the procedure you're considering and read about us so that you can be prepared to discuss every element of the process.
  • Bring your medical history and any relevant paperwork with you to your consultation.
  • Bring a pen and paper so that you can take notes

We understand that you likely have questions or concerns. The consultation is your best chance to share these and get them addressed. We will talk to you respectfully about your goals and ensure you're comfortable throughout the process.

If you're looking for an experienced, compassionate plastic surgeon in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, please call Dr. David Bottger today at 610-355-4275 for a consultation. 

September 27, 2016

Every patient is unique, and every individual has unique facelift needs. Dr. Bottger is committed to helping every Philadelphia-area patient get the facelift treatments they need by providing you with specially crafted procedures.

This sometimes means combining procedures to help you address multiple aesthetic concerns at once. We will do this after a careful examination of your facial structure and a discussion of your needs and priorities.

There are a number of different combinations possible, but Dr. Bottger can often combine some of the following procedures:

We will only recommend those procedures that are needed to help you achieve your goals and which can safely be performed after a careful consideration of your level of overall health. Dr. Bottger has a proven track record not just of success, but of protecting the health and safety of his patients.

The only way to know which facelift procedures are right for you is to arrange a consultation at our office. You can trust us to take care of you and provide you with a pleasant experience.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and you're considering a facelift, please call Dr. David A Bottger today at 610-355-4275 for a consultation. 

September 22, 2016

Gynecomastia is the term used to describe male breasts. This condition is not simply due to weight gain as many men might assume. Instead, gynecomastia can begin in adolescence and continue to be a source of embarrassment for many years, even with a healthy diet and exercise regimen in place. Fortunately, male breast reduction surgery can help reduce the unwanted appearance of oversized male breasts.

You may be suffering from gynecomastia if you experience symptoms such as:

  • Enlargement of the glandular tissues which results in the appearance of male breasts
  • Distended nipples
  • Discoloration of the nipples and areolas
  • Sensitivity and discomfort in the chest area

There are many causes of gynecomastia and the condition may be affecting your body for any number of reasons including:

  • Hormone changes and hormone imbalances, usually when more estrogen is produced than testosterone
  • Use of anabolic steroids and other types of medications
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Sudden weight gain
  • Aging

Depending on your unique circumstances, you may benefit from gynecomastia surgery. The best way to determine if this treatment option is right for you is to contact an experienced plastic surgeon.

If you are suffering from gynecomastia and you feel embarassed about your condition, we are here to help you. Please call David A. Bottger, M.D. at (610) 355-4275 to schedule a free consultation today to discuss male breast reduction options. Our Pennsylvania gynecomastia surgeon can help you find the right treatment and can help you obtain the body that you have always desired. 

September 14, 2016

September 28 is National Women's Health and Fitness Day. And while it's a good idea to always keep your health and fitness in mind, this can serve as a useful impetus for taking the necessary steps to keep yourself healthy in the long-term.

Exercise and fitness are, of course, not just about keeping yourself healthy. They're also crucial for your self-esteem and self-confidence. When you exercise and eat right, you feel good about yourself, and this confidence makes life more enjoyable.

Dr. Bottger has always been committed to helping women feel better about themselves. And while this always includes a balanced diet and vigorous exercise, the reality is that there are some aesthetic concerns that diet and exercise can't quite address. In these cases, a cosmetic procedure can help the appearance of your body match your underlying level of health, fitness and energy.

Liposuction, for example, is perfect if you eat right and exercise but still find yourself with stubborn deposits of fat that don't respond to all of your efforts. Liposuction can safely and permanently remove these deposits.

Similarly, an abdominoplasty is a great option to tighten loose abdominal muscles and remove excess skin, both of which can come about as a result of pregnancy or bad luck and which can be resistant to diet and exercise.

Finding the right procedure for you is all about a careful, respectful consideration of your goals and concerns. You can trust us to provide you with learned advice based on our decades of cosmetic surgery experience.

If you're looking for a cosmetic surgeon in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area you can trust, please call Dr. David A. Bottger today at 610-355-4275. 

August 24, 2016

In many American cities, it is legal for men to walk topless in public, but illegal for women to do so. An organization dedicated to changing that sponsors an annual Go Topless Day. Held every year on the Sunday closes to Women's Equality Day, this year's Go Topless Day will be held on August 28.

Women from around the country are signing up to participate in topless rallies/protests, and there are events scheduled in Washington DC and New York City. You can read more about the events here.

Our office generally avoids taking political positions on public controversies. But we do believe women should be confident in, and proud of, their breasts, and that too many women have been shamed for too long.

Many women are comfortable with their natural breasts, and that's wonderful. However, our Philadelphia plastic surgeon knows that many other women struggle with a lack of confidence. If you are in this group, if you think your breasts are too small or they sag too much, plastic surgery might provide a solution.

Dr. David A. Bottger offers a range of breast surgery procedures to help you meet your specific aesthetic goals. We believe in listening to you and your concerns, treating you with the respect you deserve as a woman and an individual.

If you want to learn more about breast surgery from our experienced Philadelphia, Pennsylvania plastic surgeon, please call Dr. David A. Bottger today at 610-355-4275 for a consultation. 

August 17, 2016

An excess of breast tissue, producing the appearance of “breasts” on men, is a common, embarrassing condition for men in the Philadelphia area. Known as gynecomastia, this condition can prevent you from fully enjoying your life in the way you want to.

If you're dealing with gynecomastia, you might be considering male breast reduction surgery. When performed by our experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, male breast reduction is safe, simple and effective.

But is it right for you? Dr. Bottger only recommend surgery when it's the right course of action for a patient. We want to help you achieve your goals- safely.

The ideal candidates for gynecomastia surgery:

  • Are in good overall health, with no active infections
  • Are non-smokers
  • Are mentally healthy and possessed of reasonable expectations for the procedure
  • Have firm, well-toned skin that will react well to glandular removal

Of course, the only way to know for sure if you're a candidate for breast reduction surgery is to arrange a consultation with Dr. Bottger. He'll talk to you about your concerns, answer your questions and help you determine if surgery is the right choice for you.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and you're considering surgery to address gynecomastia, please call Dr. David A Bottger today at 610-355-4275. 

August 09, 2016

Often times when people think about cosmetic surgery, they assume it is only an option for women, however, men frequently undergo the same procedures to achieve satisfying results that meet more masculine needs. There are also procedures geared specifically toward men. Whether there is a part of your face or body that you want changed, there is a cosmetic surgery procedure that can help you sculpt your body.

Some of the most common cosmetic body procedures utilized by men include:

  • Abdominoplasty – This procedure tightens the abdominal muscles and removes excess fat from the abdomen to give you a more attractive physique.
  • Liposuction – This body sculpting option removes excess fat from various parts of the body that exercise & diet cannot address.
  • Male Breast Reduction – This procedure for men is used to help remove gynecomastia (male breasts) and to give men a flatter chest.

Some facial procedures that can be tailored to meet men’s needs include:

  • Injectables – These can help tighten and reduce wrinkles and sagging to keep you looking youthful.
  • Chin Implants – You can use chin plants to achieve a more distinct chin/ jaw line.
  • Rhinoplasty – To achieve a more distinct, manly and proportional profile, a nose job can be an ideal solution.

If you are a man who is unhappy with any part of your body and want to find out more information about your options to improve your appearance and happiness, contact Dr. Bottger today at (610) 355-4275 to schedule your cosmetic surgery consultation in Philadelphia. 

July 26, 2016

If you have been trying hard to lose that last bit of stubborn fat from a specific area of your body, but it just isn’t responding to a healthy diet and exercise, liposuction might be right for you. Though liposuction is not always a viable option for everyone, you might be a good candidate if:

  • You are not substantially overweight. Liposuction is not a weight loss tool and works best for patients who are already near their ideal weight
  • You are in good general health. As with any surgical procedure, the healthier you are, the faster you should recover and the better your results should be.
  • You want to tone or sculpt disproportional areas of localized fat. Liposuction removes fat through a narrow tube via a suction device and works best for specific areas of your body, rather than for generalized fat removal. By targeting problem areas or areas that have more fat than others, liposuction can make your body look proportional. Liposuction is commonly used for the abdomen, hips, back, outer thighs, inner thighs, or knees. But can be used almost anywhere on the body.
  • You have adequate skin elasticity. When fat is removed, loose skin can be unsightly if you do not have adequate elasticity to allow your skin to adjust to its new shape. The older we get, the less elastic our skin becomes, so its important to let Dr. Bottger assess your condition.
  • You understand the risks and limitations of this surgical procedure. Whenever you undergo a surgical procedure, you should know what you're getting into in order to make an informed decision. Understanding what liposuction can and cannot achieve is crucial for obtaining satisfying results.

If you think you're a good candidate for liposuction or would like to have our experienced staff assist you in your procedure, please contact our Pennsylvania practice at (610) 355-4275 to schedule an appointment today.

July 20, 2016

Have you always been self-conscious that one of your breasts is larger than the other? Has having a baby made a seemingly small size difference appear even more prominent? If so, you’re not alone. Breast asymmetry is actually very common and affects more than half of all women.

While there is no single cause uneven breast development, contributing factors include:

  • Hormone changes
  • Physical injuries
  • Non-cancerous fibroids in the breasts
  • Scoliosis or back problems
  • Weight change
  • Age and genetic disposition
  • Pregnancy and/or breast feeding

But even though having uneven breasts is a common and natural occurrence, that doesn’t mean it can’t be corrected.

With the right type of breast surgery performed by a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. David Bottger, you can have the balanced chest you have always wanted. For many women, a customized breast augmentation can be and ideal way to even out the size of your breasts while also helping you find just the right breast size to fit the proportions of your body. Sometimes, a breast lift or reduction might also be beneficial.

During your personal consultation, Dr. Bottger can help you identify which procedure is right for you. Choosing a cosmetic procedure can be very emotional, but Dr. Bottger will be sensitive to your situation and will thoroughly explain the benefits and risk to receiving a breast augmentation.

If you’re ready to take the next step to correct your uneven chest, contact our Philadelphia office today at (610) 355-4275 to schedule a confidential breast augmentation consultation.