Breast Augmentation & Liposuction Blog


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. 

December 13, 2016

Many men in the Philadelphia area suffer from gynecomastia, which is the appearance of “breasts” on men. This condition is obviously embarrassing and unpleasant, and it's something you want to treat as quickly as possible.

The good news is that if you're suffering from gynecomastia, you have options. Dr. David Bottger can address your gynecomastia, eliminating it as a concern and leaving you more confident in, and comfortable with, your body.

Male breast reduction is a common procedure with an impressive safety record. The procedure itself is relatively simple. It involves using liposuction to remove fat and glandular tissue from the pectoral region. In some cases, we will conduct a direct excision through a small incision around the areola. If necessary, we can also remove excess skin.

You are a good candidate for male breast reduction if you're in good overall health, have no active infections, possess stable mental health and do not take anabolic steroids or use marijuana. We will thoroughly evaluate you to ensure you can safely undergo gynecomastia surgery. We are committed to only performing those procedures that are necessary and safe.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and you're looking for solutions to your gynecomastia, please call 610-335-4275 for a consultation and examination. 

December 06, 2016

If you wear glasses, you already understand how they tend to affect just about every part of your life, if only in subtle ways. So if you're a Philadelphia-area resident considering rhinoplasty, you've probably already wondered about how the procedure will affect your glasses.

It is, after all, very important that you protect your nose after undergoing a rhinoplasty. And the procedure will indeed impact your ability to wear your glasses for a few weeks after surgery. But there are plenty of solutions, so don't less this concern affect your decision to undergo a rhinoplasty.

In the immediate aftermath of your rhinoplasty, you can wear your glasses like normal – they can rest on the bridge of your nose while you wear your splint. Once the splint is removed, however, you will need to keep your glasses off the bridge of your nose for three or four weeks.

At this point, you have a couple options. You can look into bridgeless sunglasses, or go to your local pharmacy and ask about a small device that clamps onto the rims of your glasses and lets them rest on your cheeks instead of the bridge of your nose. Finally, you can always tape your glasses to your forehead.

As you can see, you have a number of options. Whichever route you decide to choose, you should be confident that there are solutions and you shouldn't let your glasses get in the way of your rhinoplasty.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and you have a question about rhinoplasty, please call Dr. David A. Bottger today at 610-335-4275 for a consultation. 

November 21, 2016

Philadelphia Eyelid Surgery - Dr. David BottgerDo your eyelids show signs of aging? Are you unhappy with the look of your eyelids due to loose or excess skin?  Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, can help drastically improve the appearance of your eyelids, making your features look much more youthful. There are different types of eyelid surgery which include both upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid surgery.

Upper eyelid surgery is performed on the upper eyelid and the incision is strategically placed in the crease of the eyelid. This procedure helps to improve the look of common eyelid problems such as:

  • Excess or sagging skin that hangs down near the eye
  • Fatty tissue that is causing skin to sag

Lower eyelid surgery is performed on the lower eyelid and the incision is strategically placed to be naturally hidden within the lines around the eyes. This procedure helps to improve the look of eyelid problems which include:

  • Wrinkled or sagging skin that droops down around the eye
  • Bags or puffiness near the eye due to excess fat

There are many ways in which lower eyelid surgery can be performed. Sometimes the excess fat is removed to reduce the look of bags around the eyes. Another technique removes excess fat, tightens the muscles and removes any excess skin to improve the appearance of bags or wrinkles in the eye region.

If you would like to find out if blepharoplasty can help improve the appearance of your eyelids, please contact Dr. David A. Bottger, M.D. today at (610) 355-4275 for a consultation. We serve patients in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.