As liposuction and other body sculpting procedures have increased in popularity in recent years, so have the number of alternatives which claim to magically melt fat away with the flick of a button or the zap of a laser. But it is important to be careful and do your research before opting for one of these miracle procedures. You may end up regretting your decision in the long run. Many of these gimmicky liposuction alternatives are very new. As a result, they have not gone through the long term testing necessary to determine their effectiveness or the potential serious complications which may arise. Ultimately, this may cause patients who choose these alternatives to undergo costly and extensive revision surgery to correct these unforeseen issues. Since most of these liposuction alternatives are machines, you are actually giving up a degree of control that occurs when your procedure is carried out by a highly trained, board-certified plastic surgeon. This may make it more difficult to get the precise body contouring results you desire. In addition, it is still uncertain whether many of these liposuction alternatives will deliver permanent results. But when you choose liposuction to achieve your body sculpting goals, you can be confident that the removed fat cells will never return. Dr. David Bottger is a board-certified Philadelphia plastic surgeon who has been performing liposuction procedures for over a decade. He has the surgical skill and experience to achieve exceptional results that will help you achieve the beautifully sculpted body you desire. Dr. Bottger prefers to use the traditional tumescent, suction-assisted liposuction technique. This tried-and-true method has been delivering excellent results for decades, and Dr. Bottger feels it is the safest, most effective fat removal method available. Keep in mind that liposuction is not a weight loss method. It is simply a tool to remove stubborn pockets of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise. It is important to live a healthy lifestyle and be near your target weight before undergoing liposuction in order to achieve the best results. Please contact Dr. David Bottger today to schedule your initial liposuction consultation. Dr. Bottger serves patients in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.