Breast Augmentation & Liposuction Blog


July 25, 2017

Philadelphia breast augmentationFor our Philadelphia-area patients, there's no doubt that a natural-looking breast augmentation is a significant priority. We understand you want your breast implants to look – and feel - as natural as possible after your procedure.

But how can you achieve this? What choices can you make that will result in the most natural-looking breast augmentation results?

The first decision is choosing the right plastic surgeon. Dr. Bottger is an experienced plastic surgeon with decades of work performing breast augmentations. He knows how to help guide you through the process and then perform the procedure in a way that's safe and effective.

Next, you have to make a series of decisions. In most cases, silicone breast implants look and feel more natural than saline implants. But beyond that, the “right” decisions depend on your specific circumstances.

It's important, for example, to choose breast implants that are an appropriate size for your body type and frame. Opting for implants that are too large is one way to make your implants look less natural than possible.

Fortunately, the breast augmentation is infinitely customizable, and you'll be able to work in concert with Dr. Bottger to make the right choices for you. If natural-looking results are priorities for you, they are priorities for us, too.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and you want to learn more about the breast augmentation procedure, please call Dr. David A. Bottger today at 610-355-4275 for a consultation.

July 21, 2017

Philadelphia breast implantsOne question we hear a lot from Philadelphia-area women considering a breast augmentation is, “Will this procedure be permanent?” Patients understandably want to know how long they can expect their breast implants to last.

There's one simple answer to this: a breast augmentation is not a permanent procedure. Breast implants, like anything else manufactured by human beings, will eventually need to be replaced.

The question of when your breast implants will need to be replaced is not so easy to predict, however. There's no hard and fast answer. It's impossible to say, “You should get your implants replaced X years after undergoing surgery.”

The reality is that everybody is different, and implants will age and wear at different speeds. It's important to find an experienced plastic surgeon to place your implants, as that can definitely make a difference in their durability. And the details of your procedure, the choices you make, will play a role as well.

If your implants are made from quality materials and placed by an experienced, qualified plastic surgeon, there's usually no need to start thinking about replacement for at least a decade after your procedure. It's a good idea, if you opt for silicone implants, to return for periodic MRIs just to ensure that your implants are still in good shape – modern silicone implants retain their shapes even in the event of a rupture, which means noticing that failure can be tricky.

Always be on the lookout for any changes in the size or shape of your implants, and don't dismiss any sudden pain or discomfort should you experience these at any point after your procedure. If you do, call our office immediately to arrange an appointment with Dr. Bottger.

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

June 28, 2017

Recovery after breast augmentation in PhiladelphiaIf you're like most of our Philadelphia-area patients, you're a busy woman. You have a lot of commitments, and you don't want to take a lot of time off work to recover from a breast augmentation. So you probably have a lot of questions about the recovery process – specifically, how long is it going to take?

Here's the first thing to remember: every patient is unique, and so is the recovery process. People of the same age and the same basic health status can undergo the same procedure, do everything exactly the same after the surgery and still recover at vastly different speeds. That's just the mystery of human biology.

Here's the second thing to remember: take your time. When recovering from a breast augmentation, give yourself the time to recover from your breast augmentation. When we advise you to rest and relax, we mean it. Trying to push yourself is only going to put yourself in danger and, in the long run, prolong the process.

Most people are able to return to work within a week or two after undergoing a procedure. Again, your timeline will depend on the specifics of your procedure and your lifestyle – for example, the size of your implants, the type of implants you chose, their placement and the nature of your job can all affect your recovery timeline.

Dr. Bottger will discuss your recovery in great detail before your procedure. He'll help you learn what to expect after your procedure, what milestones you'll hit, when you'll be able to see the full results and how often you'll return to our office for follow-ups.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and you want to discuss your breast augmentation options, please call Dr. David A. Bottger, MD today at 610-355-4275

June 26, 2017

Brow lift candidates in PhiladelphiaThere's no denying that the signs of age and fatigue on your face can undermine the way people see you. You want your appearance to reflect your underlying energy and vigor, but sagging, wrinkled skin can make this impossible. In some cases, a brow lift is exactly the right solution for our Philadelphia-area patients.

A brow lift, whether performed by itself or in combination with another procedure, is exactly what it sounds like: a procedure targeted at lifting and tightening the skin and muscles of your forehead and brow. It also has the effect of lifting sagging upper eyelids.

It's helpful for patients who are dealing with wrinkles, creases, frown lines, sagging skin and other products of age and lifestyle stresses in the forehead. The brow is a prominent part of your face, and it draws the eye. Wrinkles and creases there are very noticeable, which means they need to be dealt with.

If you have one of these concerns, the next step is evaluating your candidacy for a brow lift. The ideal candidate is in good overall health, suffers from no active infections and possesses a clear and healthy set of expectations for the procedure. Dr. Bottger will ensure you only undergo a procedure if it's right for you and can safely achieve your goals.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and you're curious about the brow lift or any other procedure, please call Dr. David A. Bottger, MD today at 610-355-4275

June 15, 2017

Breast implants in Philadelphia PAOne of the reasons breast augmentation is so popular with women in Philadelphia and around the world is that the procedure is quite customizable. There are a number of choices you can make, especially regarding the nature of your breast implants, that will help you achieve your specific goals and aspirations.

One of the choices you'll need to make – in conjunction with Dr. Bottger, of course – is whether you'll choose saline or silicone breast implants. Both saline and silicone implants are safe and can be chosen with confidence, but both have their advantages and disadvantages, and it's important you know as much as possible before making this decision.

Saline implants – which have a silicone shell but are filled with a saline solution – can be placed through a smaller incision. They can be filled after placement and allow for more customization with regards to size and shape. On the down side, saline implants are at greater risk of rippling, and they tend to feel less natural.

Silicone implants look and feel more natural. They're also much less vulnerable to rippling. On the other hand, they require a slightly longer incision and they're a little more expensive.

Which is right for you? There's no one-size-fits-all solution. Dr. Bottger will work with you to choose the implants that are right for your specific needs.

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

May 24, 2017

Injectables in Philadelphia

Injectables are great options for Philadelphia-area patients who are interested in looking youthful and vigorous while eliminating signs of age and wear. Dr. Bottger and his staff will work with you to find the injectable treatment that's right for you and which will safely achieve your goals.

At our office, we want you get the most out of your time with us. We know that happy patients are patients who tell their friends and families about us, and that's our goal. So we work hard to ensure you have a pleasant experience.

When it comes to injectables, there are a few things you can do that will ensure you get the most out of your treatment and, as a result, out of your experience at our office:

  • Come in with reasonable expectations. Injectables can do great things, but they can't reverse aging or make you look 18 again. They do soften the signs of aging and make your appearance more youthful.
  • Find the right doctor and stick with that doctor. Injectable treatments are quite safe and proven, but only when administered by skilled, experienced, properly trained professionals. Don't hop from one office to the next looking for slightly better results. Find a credible, reputable office, trust the advice they give you and stick with them for the long-term.
  • On a similar note, trust the doctor's advice when it comes to the injectable treatment he or she recommends. Every injectable is different and is designed to achieve a specific goal in a specific treatment area. If you come in thinking about one injectable and the doctor recommends a different one, listen to that advice. It's important you undergo the right treatment if you want to achieve your goals.

We are confident that a careful consideration of your injectable treatment options will lead you to our office. Dr. Bottger and his staff have extraordinary experience in the field of injectables and know how to help you achieve your goals.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and you have questions about injectables and what they can achieve for you, please call Dr. David A. Bottger, MD today at 610-355-4275 for a consultation. 

May 17, 2017

Plastic surgery trends in Philadelphia

Facelifts and other procedures targeted at the face continue to rise in popularity, according to new statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. These statistics, released every year, chronicle trends in plastic surgery – not just in Philadelphia, but across the country.

Specifically, procedures involving the use of a patient's own fat to supplement and sculpt regions of the face and body are becoming increasingly popular. According to the ASPS, minimally invasive cosmetic fat injections are up 13 percent from last year, buttock augmentations involving fat grafting are up 26 percent and breast augmentation involving fat grafts are up 72 percent.

Fat transfers are popular with many patients because they use the body's own materials and not foreign chemicals and because the results of procedures involving fat grafts tend to last longer than the results of other procedures.

All in all, the ASPS said there were 17.1 million cosmetic procedures in the United States in 2016. The top five most popular cosmetic surgeries were:

Of course, just because a procedure is popular doesn't mean it's right for you. Dr. Bottger will help you find the procedure that helps you safely achieve your aesthetic goals.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and you want to learn more about what plastic surgery can achieve for you, please call Dr. David A. Bottger, MD today at 610-355-4275 to schedule a consultation and examination. 

May 11, 2017

Benefits of facelift surgery at our Philadelphia practiceLet's face it: we live in a society that values youth and energy. When we do business with someone or interact with them personally, we want that person to be energetic and vigorous. Sadly, it's easy for those with sagging facial skin or other signs of age and wear to appear fatigued in spite of true reserves of natural energy.

This realization is why so many Philadelphia-area patients come to us asking about the facelift procedure and what it can do for them. And there's no doubt that, when performed by our skilled plastic surgeon, the facelift can do great things.

Here are some of the benefits of a facelift:

  • It can lift and tighten sagging skin
  • A facelift can create a youthful, energetic, invigorated facial appearance
  • Excess fat is removed
  • Wrinkles or frown lines can be removed
  • Jowls that obscure the jawline can be removed

There are a number of different variations on the facelift procedure, all of which are designed to achieve specific aesthetic objectives. The one that's right for you will be determined by your specific goals.

We look forward to talking to you about the facelift procedure, answering your questions, addressing your concerns and helping you find the treatment that is right for you.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and you have questions about the facelift procedure and what it can do for you, please call Dr. David A. Bottger, MD today at 610-355-4275 to schedule a consultation. 

April 27, 2017

Male liposuction in Philadelphia PA Liposuction is an excellent option for Philadelphia-area patients who are looking to remove stubborn deposits of fat that don't respond to diet and exercise. We have seen so many patients who are thrilled with the results of their liposuction procedure.

It's important to understand what you can expect after your procedure – specifically, how you can maintain your results. The effects of liposuction are long-lasting insofar as the fat cells reduced by the procedure never return. However, this doesn't mean you can eat all you like or give up on exercise. It is still possible to expand remaining fat cells.

What can happen after liposuction is that fat cells in different regions of your body can increase in size in response to weight gain. This means that regions of your body unaffected by liposuction can change their shape in ways you might not find attractive.

Of course, this will only happen if you fail to maintain proper diet and exercise. If, on the other hand, you eat right and stay active, you can fully enjoy the results of your liposuction procedure for years to come. And you can rest easy knowing that the liposuction treatment area can be sculpted and contoured in ways you never thought possible.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and want to learn more about liposuction or any other cosmetic procedure, please call Dr. David A. Bottger, MD, today at 610-355-4275, to arrange a consultation. 

April 19, 2017

Gynecomastia surgery near Philadelphia PA

Gynecomastia is a condition in which men appear to have male breasts. While gynecomastia can have many direct causes, in the majority of circumstances, the exact cause of the condition is unknown. And if you're a Philadelphia-area man suffering from gynecomastia, you probably care less about the why and more about how you can eliminate this unsightly condition.

Fortunately, there are solutions. With a male breast reduction surgery, Dr. Bottger can remove the excess fat and/or glandular tissue that causes the appearance of male breasts, greatly improving your self-confidence and ability to enjoy sunny summer weather.

The procedure itself is quite simple – it's essentially the use of liposuction to remove targeted tissue. Dr. Bottger will make a small incision in the pectoral region, then use a small tube to remove the extra fat. In some cases, it is sometimes necessary to remove excess skin and glandular tissue as well.

Recovery is relatively simple and short – most of our patients are usually able to return to their normal activities within a week of undergoing male breast reduction. You can expect to wear a compression garment for a few weeks after your procedure.

We understand you likely have questions about the male breast reduction surgery, and we look forward to answering them and addressing all of your concerns.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and you want to address your gynecomastia once and for all, please call Dr. David A. Bottger today at 610-355-4275 for a consultation and examination.