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March 22, 2017

Researching breast augmentation in PhiladelphiaOne of the appeals of the breast augmentation procedure to Philadelphia-area women who are considering it is that the procedure is exceptionally customizable. This enables you to find the procedure that's right for you.

At Dr. Bottger's office, we will work with you to find all of the right options for you. This process is a conversation, not a lecture. Your breast augmentation is about you – your goals, your priorities. We always keep that in mind.

You'll have a number of decisions to make during the process of preparing for your breast augmentation. There are five big choices you and Dr. Bottger will make:

  • The size of your implants
  • Whether to choose saline or silicone implants
  • The shape of your implants – round or teardrop
  • The surface of the implants – smooth or textured
  • The location of your incision during surgery

It's important to understand that all of these choices come with advantages and disadvantages, but all of them are safe. We would never offer you an option that does not protect your health and wellbeing.

Which choice is right for you will depend on your unique goals and circumstances. Dr. Bottger will make recommendations to you based on the objectives you've articulated and the concerns you've expressed. We believe in helping you achieve your goals, not dictating to you what you should do.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and you have questions about your breast augmentation options, please call Dr. David A. Bottger today at 610-355-4275 to arrange a consultation and examination. 

March 15, 2017

Breast surgery options in PhiladelphiaIf you're a Philadelphia-area woman considering breast surgery, finding the right procedure is the first step in the process of achieving your aesthetic goals. One of the most common procedures is the breast lift.

But how do you know when the breast lift is the right choice for you? In fact, many of our patients don't even know the breast lift is an option – they come to our office planning on talking about a breast augmentation.

Dr. Bottger is committed to ensuring you only undergo the procedure that is right for you. In some cases, that means recommending a breast lift instead of an augmentation.

A breast lift is the right choice in the following circumstances:

  • Your primary concern is breast sagging, often caused by significant weight loss or pregnancy
  • You're largely satisfied with the size of your breasts
  • You have excess skin in the region

By contrast, a breast augmentation is usually the best option if your main goal is to increase the size of your breasts. An augmentation can address mild sagging, but that's not its main objective.

Of course, the only way to know for sure which procedure is right for you is to arrange a consultation and examination at our office. We'll help you find the path that's right for you.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and you have questions about the breast lift or breast augmentation, please call Dr. David A. Bottger, MD today at 610-355-4275 to arrange a consultation. 

March 09, 2017

Rhinoplasty surgeon PhiladelphiaThere's no doubt that because of its central location, your nose is a locus of attention when people are engaged in conversation with you. People notice your nose. And you notice it when its size and shape is not quite right. That's why many Philadelphia residents ask us about the potential of a rhinoplasty procedure.

A rhinoplasty can achieve a rather remarkable change in the appearance of your nose. This, in turn, can effect a change in your overall facial appearance that's quite striking.

Here are some of the reasons people undergo a rhinoplasty procedure:

  • They have a deviated septum that makes it difficult to breathe through the nose – a rhinoplasty can correct this issue
  • The nose is too large or too prominent
  • The nose is irregularly shaped or crooked
  • There is a bump or other imperfection in the bridge of the nose
  • The tip of the nose is too wide, bulbous or thick

Of course, every patient is unique, and we all have our own aesthetic concerns. Your specific issue might not fall under one of the above bullet points. However, that does not mean you aren't a candidate for rhinoplasty. The only way to know for sure if the procedure is right for you is to arrange a consultation and examination with Dr. Bottger. We'll provide you with the skilled, experienced advice you need and deserve.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and you want to know if a rhinoplasty is right for you, please call Dr. David A. Bottger today at 610-355-4275 for a consultation.

February 21, 2017

One of the great advantages of the breast augmentation procedure is that it is exceptionally customizable. Dr. Bottger will listen to you and your goals and guide you through a series of decisions that will help you craft the augmentation procedure that's right for you.

One of the decisions we will help you make concerns the shape of your breast implants. You'll generally have two choices: round implants or teardrop-shaped implants.

Both have their advantages and dis-advantages. The round implant, which is the traditional implant option, offers a number of advantages. Because it is perfectly round, the implant can move and shift in the implant pocket without any change in the external appearance. Round implants also move naturally with your body – for example, from a prone position to a standing one.

Teardrop breast implants are newer, relatively speaking. They're designed to offer a more “natural” tapered appearance, and they can be customized to help a woman achieve a specific shape or address a particular area of concern. However, while round implants can be either smooth or textured, a teardrop implant must be textured to prevent rotation – which would be visible because of the shape of the teardrop implant.

Which implant shape is right for you? That depends on your specific goals and expectations. Dr. Bottger will listen to you and help you find the right solution.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and you have questions about your breast implant options, please call 610-355-4275 to arrange a consultation with Dr. Bottger. 

February 15, 2017

Nose surgery for a deviated septum in PhiladelphiaThere's no doubt that when most people think of rhinoplasty, they think of the procedure's cosmetic benefits. And a rhinoplasty can absolutely help Philadelphia-area residents straighten a crooked nose. However, for people with breathing problems caused by a deviated septum, rhinoplasty can be performed at the same time as a septoplasty to correct breathing and cosmetic issues.

The nasal septum is simply the wall of bone and cartilage that runs down the middle of the interior of your nose and separates your left and right nostrils. In most people, the septum runs straight down the middle of the nose. But for others, the septum “deviates” to one side or the other, leading to significantly reduced airflow in one nostril. The end results include difficulty breathing, nosebleeds and sinus infections.

A septoplasty with or without cosmetic adjustments is a perfect way of resolving this problem. During the procedure, Dr. Bottger gently re-shapes the bones and cartilage in your nose. This straightens a deviated septum, relieving your breathing problems while also making your nose look as beautiful as possible.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and you have questions about what septoplasty can do for you, please call Dr. David A. Bottger today at 610-355-4275 for a consultation and examination. We're happy to discuss your nasal surgery options and help you find a solution that's right for you. 

February 08, 2017

Getting pregnant after a tummy tuck

A tummy tuck will not prevent you from getting pregnant.

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about many plastic surgery procedures, and it's perfectly natural and understandable for you to have questions about these procedures and their effects. Many Philadelphia-area women ask us about their ability to get pregnant after a tummy tuck because they've heard or read that it won't be possible.

Again, this is not true. A tummy tuck won't change any element of your ability to become pregnant or to carry out a healthy, successful pregnancy.

Now, it is worth understanding that a pregnancy will likely undermine the results of a previous tummy tuck. The procedure is designed to tighten loose abdominal muscles, and pregnancy puts a tremendous strain on those muscles. In fact, that's why so many women who undergo a tummy tuck are recent mothers. Another pregnancy will also stretch the skin that has been tightened by the tummy tuck.

As a result, we generally recommend that women forego a tummy tuck until they are sure they are no longer interested in having children. Of course, we understand that life doesn't always go according to plan, and you can rest assured that if you do become pregnant after a tummy tuck that the procedure will not threaten your health or the health of your baby.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and you have questions about the tummy tuck procedure, please call Dr. David A. Bottger today at (610) 355-4275 for a consultation. 

January 26, 2017

Dr. Bottger is committed to listening to you. When you visit our office for a consultation, you will engage in a conversation – you won't just be listening to what we have to say to you. Instead, you'll have a chance to ask questions, share your concerns and talk about your goals.

This is particularly important when it comes to the mommy makeover. Every woman in Philadelphia is unique, and every mommy makeover must match the unique needs and goals you bring to the office. We will custom-craft your mommy makeover to ensure it is right for you.

The following procedures are commonly part of the mommy makeover – yours likely won't contain each of these, but we will work from this list to find the combination that helps you achieve the beautiful, pre-pregnancy body you remember so clearly:

These procedures, as well as any others that match your unique objectives, can do extraordinary things and have a truly transformative effect on your body and sense of self-confidence. And you can trust in Dr. Bottger's unique experience and proven track record of success.

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

January 19, 2017

Philadelphia breast lift candidates

Many Philadelphia-area women come to our office to talk about their interest in undergoing a breast surgery. A huge part of our job is helping you determine which procedure is the right one for achieving your specific goals.

When it comes to a breast lift, our experienced plastic surgeon will discuss your goals with you and perform a quick body assessment to determine if the procedure is right for you. But we want to talk about all of the questions and concerns you have on your mind, so that Dr. Bottger can make the most personalized recommendations.

The ideal candidate for a breast lift has the following features:

  • In good overall health with no active infections
  • Sound mental health
  • Realistic expectations for the procedure and what it can achieve
  • Generally satisfied with the size of your breasts
  • Looking to address sagging or excess skin

In fact, many women visit us to talk about a breast augmentation, only to find out that a breast lift is the appropriate choice. Dr. Bottger and our staff have a proven track record of success, and we are known throughout Philadelphia for our sensitivity, professionalism and skill.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and you have questions about the breast lift procedure, please call Dr. David A. Bottger, MD today at 610-355-4275 for a consultation. 

January 11, 2017

Candidacy for our Philadelphia tummy tuck

The tummy tuck is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures. Every year, hundreds of thousands of patients across the world undergo the tummy tuck. And it's easy to see why the procedure is so popular in Philadelphia and elsewhere: the procedure is exceptionally effective at safely providing patients with a flat, attractive mid-section.

Patients often come to us with questions about the procedure, and one of the most common questions is the one that serves as the title to this post. And it's a good question – it's important to know if you're a good candidate for a procedure before moving forward.

Here are some of the features of an ideal tummy tuck candidate:

  • You should be in good overall health with no active infections
  • You should be at or near your ideal bodyweight – the tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure
  • You're looking to remove stubborn, excess fat and skin from the mid-section
  • A tummy tuck is quite popular with women who've recently given birth and with those who've recently lost a great deal of weight

We understand you still likely have a lot of questions about the procedure and your options. There are a number of variations on the tummy tuck procedure, and we'll help you find the choice that's right for you.

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

December 20, 2016

The portrayal of liposuction in the popular culture often engenders certain misconceptions about the procedure. Many Philadelphia-area patients come to Dr. Bottger's office with questions about the weight loss potential of the liposuction procedure.

Here's the simple reality: liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. Undergoing liposuction will not help you lose weight.

Instead, liposuction is a body contouring procedure. It is designed to eliminate stubborn deposits of fat that don't respond to diet or exercise. The ideal candidates for liposuction are, in fact, at or near their ideal bodyweight.

Liposuction is an extraordinarily effective tool for achieving these goals. It's a commonly performed procedure with an exceptional safety record, and when performed by our experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, liposuction can achieve your goals while we protect your health and wellbeing at every step through the process.

We understand you likely still have questions about liposuction and what it can achieve. We enjoy answering our patients' questions and look forward to addressing all of your concerns. We're confident that liposuction is the right choice for you if you wish to eliminate stubborn deposits of fat.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and you have questions about the liposuction procedure, please call Dr. David A. Bottger, MD today at 610-355-4275. 

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