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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.

January 06, 2015

Rhinoplasty, also called a nose job, is a cosmetic procedure that reshapes and sculpts the nose for a more youthful, pleasing appearance. Many of our Pennsylvania patients choose rhinoplasty for purely aesthetic reasons, while others find that it can help solve difficulties with breathing.

In rhinoplasty, the nose is carefully reshaped to meet your specific cosmetic needs. Because the nose is so central to your appearance, having clear aesthetic goals and a realistic attitude are key to a successful operation. Some of the beneficial improvements that rhinoplasty can confer include:

  • Reduction of humps on the nasal bridge
  • Improvement in appearance of the nasal tip
  • Reduction in size of excessively flared nostrils
  • Reduction in overall width
  • Improved breathing in patients with nasal obstruction.

Depending upon your specific goals, incisions can be limited to within the nostrils to reduce scarring (closed rhinoplasty), or external incisions can allow for more extensive restructuring of the nasal tissue (open rhinoplasty). Recovery from rhinoplasty is similar to other cosmetic procedures, though patients who choose closed rhinoplasty may recover somewhat more quickly than those who prefer the open option.

Rhinoplasty is a versatile procedure that can address numerous issues. If you’re ready to learn more about rhinoplasty, please contact Dr. David A. Bottger today at 610-355-1929. We are pleased to serve patients throughout Pennsylvania.

December 20, 2014

The most important part of any breast augmentation procedure is the woman making the decision. Whether you want to improve your appearance to boost your self-confidence or you just want your outer beauty to reflect your inner-beauty, your decision to undergo breast enhancement should always be treated as a gift you give to yourself.

While this may seem obvious to many Philadelphia women, it can sometimes be easy to forget that breast augmentation is truly a personal choice. While seeking advice from friends and significant others can be helpful, ultimately the decision should be based on your needs and your needs alone. If you are considering breast augmentation because you feel pressured by someone else's opinion, you may end up doing more harm than good to your mind and body.

Additionally, it's important to have realistic expectations about what this type of breast surgery can and cannot accomplish. If you are seeking breast augmentation to solve problems in your life that are not actually related to the appearance of your breasts, you may end up disappointed with the results.

The most important thing to realize when it comes to breast augmentation is that your mental state and emotional well-being are just as paramount as your physical health.

That's why it's important to have an honest conversation with Dr. Bottger about your goals and desires for breast augmentation during your confidential consultation. Our experienced Philadelphia plastic surgeon can evaluate both your physical and mental needs and answer any breast augmentation questions you might have to ensure you make an informed decision that helps you obtain the results you want most.

If you're ready to explore how breast augmentation can improve your life for the better, contact Dr. David Bottger at (610) 355-1929 to schedule a consultation with our experienced Pennsylvania cosmetic surgeon.

December 15, 2014

While your breasts are an important part of your femininity, Dr. Bottger understands that for some Pennsylvania women, they can also be a burden. If you have oversized breasts that limit your physical activity and cause you pain or discomfort, our breast reduction surgery can help.

The physical and mental benefits of breast reduction surgery can change the way you live your life by giving you the freedom to explore new activities, allowing you to perform everyday tasks without pain and helping you to feel more confident about the way you look.

A breast reduction can benefit you by:

  • Eliminating pain or discomfort in the neck, back and shoulders that is being caused by the weight of breasts that are too large
  • Increasing your range of physical capabilities, especially exercise and athletics
  • Reducing or eradicating the occurrence of irritation and rashes beneath oversized breasts.
  • Increasing your self-confidence by improving your self-image perception, whether in social or intimate settings

Additionally, breast reduction, when performed under the appropriate circumstances, is often eligible to for insurance coverage. Although every circumstance will vary, breast reductions are considered to be reconstructive procedures and are most often performed for medical reasons. During your personal consultation, Dr. Bottger can assess your needs and goals to help you determine whether or not your breast reduction may be covered.

If you are a Pennsylvania woman suffering from over-developed breast and you would like to find out more about our breast reduction procedure, contact Dr. David Bottger at (610) 355-1929 to schedule a personal consultation with our experienced plastic surgeon.

December 09, 2014

Even though you've probably been looking forward to staying warm and cozy this winter, now is actually the best time to start thinking about bikini season. If you have any desire to tone up with cosmetic surgery before summer arrives in Philadelphia again, now is the perfect opportunity.

While winter doesn't actually provide any medical benefits when it comes to cosmetic surgery, it's still a prime opportunity for a number of reasons, including:

  • Avoiding the spring rush - Most cosmetic surgery patients wait until spring to schedule their body contouring procedures in preparation for summer swimsuit weather, but in the slower winter season, you'll have a better chance of scheduling an appointment time that works for you rather than trying to squeeze your procedure in to whatever spaces might be available.
  • Removing temptation - When you have plastic surgery in the summer, chances are you will be eager to recover and show off your new look, but in winter, the temptation to cut your recovery period short is barely there. Instead of missing out on those sunny days at the pool while you heal from a facial procedure, you can hibernate at home without any pressure from friends or family who might wonder why you aren't out enjoying the heat.
  • Recovering in comfort - In winter, you can cozy up in big, soft sweaters and easily keep your body under wraps while you're healing and waiting to reveal your final breast surgery results. In summer, leaving the house in summer attire can put make your cosmetic surgery more conspicuous with post-operative signs that harder to conceal.

If you're ready to schedule your cosmetic surgery procedure in Philadelphia this winter, contact Dr. David Bottger at (610) 355-1929 today.

November 25, 2014

Enhancing your breasts is about more than just make a physical improvement to your chest. A breast augmentation can change the way you live your life and how you feel about who you are. While it's important to understand the limitations of breast enhancement and to understand what it can and cannot achieve, it's equally as important to understand the multi-faceted benefits that can be obtained.

When it comes to physical improvements, breast enhancement can benefit your body by:

  • Creating larger, fuller and more voluptuous breasts in place of breasts that feel too small
  • Shaping more symmetrical breasts
  • Creating more attractive cleavage
  • Establishing more proportional bodily curves

Once those physical improvements are made, the mental and emotional effects of your breast augmentation are revealed in the positive changes you see in your everyday life. These can include:

  • Boosted self-esteem and an improved perspective when it comes to self-image and self-appreciation
  • Increased pleasure from social experiences that were once a source of embarrassment or discomfort due to feeling self-conscious
  • More self-assurance and confidence in intimate settings
  • An appreciation for new or different styles of clothing that can make shopping trips more enjoyable

Though the physical results are often the most obviously sought after benefits, generally these everyday changes the real reasons why women pursue breast enhancement.

Depending on your individual needs, you may obtain similar benefits from other breast surgery procedures like breast lifts or breast reductions.

If you want to experience the benefits of breast enhancement for yourself, contact Dr. David Bottger at (610) 355-1929 to schedule a consultation with our experienced Pennsylvania cosmetic surgeon today.

November 14, 2014

At Dr. Bottger's cosmetic surgery practice in Philadelphia, we offer our patients a range of procedural options to help you best achieve your aesthetic goals. As a double-board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Bottger can also customize your procedures and tailor them to meet your specific needs.

Specializing in breast surgery, body contouring and facial procedures, our experienced cosmetic surgeon can help you completely refresh your look or can help you improve specifically targeted areas depending on your preference.

Some of our most commonly performed cosmetic procedures include:

Depending on your personal cosmetic goals however, there is still a whole gamut of cosmetic surgery options that can improve imperfections of the lips, ears, arms, thighs, buttocks and more.

Additionally, Dr. Bottger also offers non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments including laser skin resurfacing and injectable fillers for patients who wish to see aesthetic improvements but are not viable candidates for surgery or would prefer to avoid surgical procedures.

The best way to find out how our cosmetic surgery procedures can be used to achieve your personal goals is to let Dr. Bottger evaluate your needs during an in-person consultation so he can help you understand all of your available options and help you make an informed decision.

If you would like to learn more about your cosmetic surgery options in Philadelphia or the greater Pennsylvania region, contact Dr. David Bottger at (610) 355-1929 to schedule a consultation with our experienced cosmetic surgeon today.

November 06, 2014

If you are a man with oversized breasts that make you feel self-conscious, embarrassed and generally uncomfortable with your appearance, Dr. Bottger's gynecomastia surgery might be right for you.

Male breast reduction procedures remove excess breast tissue and localized fat to give you a more manly chest that would otherwise be unobtainable with diet and exercise.

Ideal candidates for gynecomastia surgery should be:

  • Physically healthy and able to withstand undergoing a surgical procedure
  • Within a relatively average weight range
  • Finished with growth and development
  • Free from the use of anabolic steroids and marijuana
  • Willing to follow Dr. Bottger's instructions and recommendations for recovery

Candidates should also have realistic expectations about what  gynecomastia surgery can and cannot achieve. Our gynecomastia before and after gallery may be a helpful tool for visualizing results, though depending on your unique needs and specific goals, results will vary.

It's important to recognize that there are limitations to this procedure, and while it can reduce the appearance of over-sized male breasts, gynecomastia surgery is not a weight-loss tool.

Additionally, not every man is suited for male breast reduction, and there are certain circumstances when you may not be a viable candidate. Dr. Bottger can discuss your candidacy during your personal consultation.

To find out if gynecomastia surgery is right for you, contact Dr. David Bottger at (610) 355-1929 to schedule a consultation with our experienced Pennsylvania cosmetic surgeon today.

October 29, 2014

At Dr. Bottger's Philadelphia plastic surgery office, every rhinoplasty procedure is catered to your individual needs. With years of experience, Dr. Bottger's approach and techniques can help you achieve your aesthetic goals both safely and efficiently.

Dr. Bottger performs two main types of rhinoplasty for his Pennsylvania patients. Both procedures involve an incision within the nose and are generally performed with a general anesthesia. Scarring is minimal, though your recovery and your results are greatly dependent upon your individual circumstances.

 The two rhinoplasty techniques we offer include:

  1. Closed rhinoplasty - This technique can be utilized to sculpt, reposition and improve contours of the nose
  2. Open rhinoplasty - This approach can provide a more complete visualization for sculpting and repositioning for the tip and dorsal structures

Dr. Bottger will determine the optimal surgical approach for your procedure based on your unique features and individual needs.

Alternatively, if your aim is to achieve both cosmetic and functional improvements, such as relieving breathing problems while also improving the size or shape of the nose, Dr. Bottger can perform a septoplasty procedure in conjunction with your rhinoplasty.

The best way to determine which type of rhinoplasty is right for you is to let Dr. Bottger personally assess your needs and goals during your consultation.

To determine which type of rhinoplasty will help you best achieve your cosmetic goals, contact Dr. David Bottger at (610) 355-1929 to schedule a consultation with our experienced Pennsylvania cosmetic surgeon.