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May 11, 2015

It has typically been thought that spending time on your appearance and money on enhancing beauty has primarily been a concern for the female gender. Over the last several years, men have been making a booming appearance into the world of cosmetic procedures. If you are considering a procedure to help you attain a more youthful appearance, contact Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. Bottger, at (610) 355-4275 to schedule a consultation.

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported a 273% increase in the number of men who received cosmetic procedures between 1997 and 2012.According the ASAPS, the top 5 procedures that men received in 2014 were:

  1. Liposuction
  2. Rhinoplasty
  3. Eyelid Surgery
  4. Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
  5. Facelift

Non-surgical procedures such as ultrasound therapy and fillers have become increasingly more popular among men as well, the most popular being Botox.

For some men, the choice to get cosmetic surgery is a personal one because they want to improve their appearance and feel better about themselves, while for many others the choice is driven by a career focus.

For those men who receive procedures to compete in an already competitive marketplace, the belief is that you wear your resume on your face. When it comes to success and climbing the corporate ladder, the better you look, the further you get.

The trend of men receiving cosmetic procedures remains on the rise and is expected to continue increasing over the years. If you reside in or around Philadelphia and are interested in learning more about the different cosmetic options available to you, schedule a consultation with experienced plastic surgeon Dr. David Bottger by contacting our practice at (610) 355-4275 today.

 

 

May 05, 2015

Cellulite is a common condition that affects about 90 percent of women and 10 percent of men in their lifetime. The appearance of cellulite affects those of all shapes and sizes, even those who are lean, work out, and eat. Though cellulite is not something that you can get rid of completely, certain lifestyle changes can help reduce the appearance and prevent worsening of the condition.

Though there is little scientific evidence to show that certain foods help fight cellulite, many experts have agreed that a healthy diet that is low in saturated fat and high in fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and fiber can help in reducing the appearance of cellulite. The following 10 foods have been found to help improve the appearance of affected skin:

  1. Water
  2. Foods rich in omega-3 and 6 fatty acids
  3. Unsaturated fats
  4. Fruit
  5. Plant based protein
  6. Whole grains
  7. Lean protein
  8. Vegetables
  9. Leafy greens
  10. Foods high in vitamin C

Additionally, reducing salt intake and cutting out smoking may also help. Although lifestyle changes can aid in reducing cellulite, there is not guaranteed method that has been proven to rid the body of cellulite.

If you are residing in or around the Philadelphia area and looking to improve your self-image with body contouring, contact plastic surgeon Dr. David Bottger to see what options we have available to you. Call us at (610) 355-4275 to schedule your consultation today.

May 01, 2015

Every year there are new trends found in the field of plastic surgery. Regardless of what current trends are, the decision to get cosmetic surgery is one that you are comfortable with and shouldn't be taken lightly. If you are in the Philadelphia area and are considering cosmetic surgery, contact experienced plastic surgeon Dr. David Bottger at (610) 355-4275 for a consultation.

So far, 2015 has brought about some atypical trends in procedures. Here are 4 of the most unusual trends we have seen thus far:

  • Grin lift - As we age, the corners of the mouth have a tendency to droop. This procedure turns that frown upside down..literally. Be aware that the procedure will leave permanent scars that may not be desirable.
  • Eyebrow transplants - While thin brows were once the "it" thing, bushy brows are back in full force. An eyebrow pencil allows you to create your own personalized eyebrow stencil. The procedure involves removing a piece of scalp from the back of the head and using the hairs to graft them into your desired shape.
  • Chubby cheek surgery - A buccal lipectomy is considered a minor surgery that eliminates chubby cheeks, giving you a more contoured face. This is done by creating a small incision in the cheek and removing a gumball-sized chunk of fat out of each cheek.
  • Thigh gap surgery - With the medias recent attention given to thigh gaps, cold laser treatment is now being offered to melt away unwanted fat cells on the inner thighs . Those who go through with this procedure will need to stick to a firm diet and exercise program as well.

For those looking to improve their aesthetic appearance, Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. Bottger offers a variety of different services for face, body, and breasts. If you would like to discuss what your options are, call us at (610) 355-4275 to schedule your personal consultation.

April 24, 2015

Often, those considering plastic surgery wonder whether or not they are too old to be receiving the procedure they want and if the safety for these procedures decreases with age. A persons candidacy isn't dependent on age but more so on health. During your consultation, Philadelphia cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bottger will go over your desired goals that you wish to achieve and whether or not it is a safe and practical option. 

It seems that more and more seniors are choosing to receive cosmetic surgery procedures to help them attain a more youthful appearance. A recent study by the ASPS found that the number of elderly men and women who receive plastic surgery has increased over the years, and that the surgeries performed have been as safe as those carried out on younger patients.

The study also showed an insignificant difference in the number of postoperative complications between elderly and younger patients. The most important thing is that patients are honest about their health history or any health issues that they may have. Certain issues may prevent you from being a candidate for cosmetic surgery.

As long as you meet the required qualifications for candidacy and have realistic expectations, then you should not let your age hold you back from achieving your desired aesthetic goals. To schedule your personal consultation with Philadelphia cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bottger, call us at (610) 355-4275 today!

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.

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