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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. 

April 12, 2017

Facelift technique in Philadelphia

If you're a Philadelphia-area resident considering a facelift, one of your biggest concerns is obviously ensuring that the procedure is right for you and can actually help you achieve your aesthetic goals. That's why we field a lot of questions about what, exactly, a facelift can achieve and which areas of the face are improved by the procedure.

It's important to understand that there are a number of small variations on the facelift procedure, all designed to address slightly different problems in slightly different regions of your face. Dr. Bottger will help you determine which facelift procedure is right for your specific needs.

A facelift can help you with:

  • The mid-face region, such as around the cheeks and under the eyelids
  • The neck
  • A brow lift, performed in conjunction with a facelift, can address wrinkling and creasing on the forehead
  • The skin along the nose and mouth

At our office, we are known for our openness and honesty. Our patients know they can trust Dr. Bottger to provide them with clear-eyed, reliable advice on which procedure is right for them. We will help you determine if a facelift is appropriate for you – and if it's not, we'll find the perfect solution for you.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and you need a facelift provider you can trust, please call Dr. David A. Bottger, MD today at 610-355-4275 to arrange a consultation.

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. 

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