About James Knoetgen, III, MD
James Knoetgen, III, MD practices in Fresno at Beautologie as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Knoetgen was invited to join RealSelf in 2012, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 12 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
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Posted by New and Improved Mommy
Dr. Knoetgen and his whole staff made me feel confident that I was in good hands from the beginning starting with my initial phone call. I really felt from the beginning that everyone at Beautologie was committed to making sure that I felt that I was in good hands and making the right decision for myself. I was really undecided on the procedure that I wanted to get. I was undecided between Lipo and a Tummy Tuck; I was really concerned about the scar that would be left and what results I would be most happy with. Dr. Knoetgen went through both procedures with me in detail and explained which procedure he felt I would be most happy with and why. He was not concerned about which procedure he would make more money on. He actually recommended the procedure that was less. All of the staff was so patient and helpful, I must have stopped by and bugged them almost everyday it seemed like. They were always happy and willing to answer any question I had no matter how small. The day of my surgery Dr. Knoetgen reassured me that I really did make the right decision with which procedure I chose and assured me that I would be really happy with my results. Dr. Knoetgen and his staff make you feel at home from the beginning and the first time you walk in to his office his staff make sure that you are ware of all of his credentials. The day of my surgery and that whole week the staff at Beautologie called me multiple times to make sure that I was having the most comfortable recovery possible. I would and have recommended Dr. Knoetgen to my friends and family for any Cosmetic procedures. I will definitely be seeing Dr. Knoetgen for any procedures that I might need in the future.
Posted by Sarahveryhappy
He Is Amazing! Dr. Knoetgen Made Me Feel So Comfortable And Confident Throughout The Entire Process
Posted by MFT2B
Dr.Knoetgen was very compassionate and sensitive to my concerns. His staff went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and put my mind at ease. Additionally, I was very well informed about the surgical process as well as pre and post-operative care. I would highly recommend Dr.Knoetgen for all of your cosmetic surgery needs.
Posted by nomoreflap
I found my doctor online. He is very qualified and I really liked him when I went for my consultation. After I told him what I wanted done, he examined me and didn't feel that I needed a BL and suggested that I just go with the BA and TT. I was impressed that he didn't just try to make more $. I looked through pics of his work, which were great, and was shown what my results would be similar too. He really listened to what results I am hoping for. He is very nice and didn't get upset when, because of my nerves, I kept asking questions before he could finish telling me everything. He made me feel excited about getting this done. I have recommended him to my friends.
Posted by Robin in Bakersfield
I had gone to a cou[ple of other Dr's prior to Dr. Knoetgen and they did pass my first impressions. I Chose Beautologie because what I had heard good things. I was given an appointment with Dr. Knoetgen when I called, but once I met him I knew he was the Dr. for me. He listened to my concerns and supported my decissions. He is never rushed and makes you feel like you are his only pt. I had a tummy tuck done by Dr. Knoetgen Oct. 2011. I would recommend Dr. Knoetgen as a plastic surgeon. He did a great job from my first consultation all the way through to my recovery. He is very personable, nice & gives you his full attention. All my questions & concerns were answered usually before I asked them.
Posted by Softandfluffy
I wanted to stay local, Internet searched, read reviews, lots of reviews. After my consultation with Dr. Knoetgen, my husband and I felt comfortable that he and his team knew what they were doing with plenty of experience, that I would be given the care and treatment with very capable hands:) I like that they have their own surgery center, with that the support (not just the surgeon), has ample experience in understanding my needs.
Posted by becca guapa
Dr Knoetgen is a great surgeon, and just a nice, friendly guy, he always remembers who I am, and he wants me to be happy with my end results. And I am!
Posted by jules j
I have already referred Dr Knoetgen to many friends and family members. My procedure results were better than I expected.
Posted by acallais89
I researched plastic surgeons in the area and found him to be a good match. I wanted someone who was a bit younger-for personal reasons and comfort issues reagrding older men. He also studied with the mayo clinic and is certified by 4 different boards/societies. He was very courteous and professional and never made me feel creeped out. They also allowed my son to come to my appts due to my husband being deployed a lot. I can't wait for my post op appt and I'm hoping the right side has dropped just like the pretty left one! :) I loved the atmosphere of Dr. Knoetgen's office and staff. I had a great experience with them and I enjoyed my conversations with the ladies that work there.
Posted by honeybee48
had the most amazing doctor ever he was warm and kind to me and made me feel like I was important. I am so glad I found him on real self. He made sure I got what I wanted and his expertise made my out come terrific! So thank you Dr. Knoetgen! You Rock!!!
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Posted by CaliMom24
As the process progresses there have been some things that are not so great about the company Dr. Knoetgen contracts for (Beautologie). 1st off, they do not offer any oral pain medication other than Tramadol or Vicodin. Since I cannot take Vicodin and Tramadol is a very ineffective pain reliever I am going into my surgery afraid of not having adequate pain relief. I also learned that the surgery center does not employ an anesthesiologist only a CRNA, something I did not even know to ask until I had already booked. My pre-op appointment was a bit concerning as that is when I learned all of these details and my doctor was not even there. Everyone else that I have read about on this site had their doctors in their pre-op for at least part of the appointment time. I am sure hoping my actual surgical experience is better than the one I have had so far but at this point I am very nervous knowing what I know.
Treatments offered at Beautologie
Education / Training
Surgery, Columbia University, St Luke's, Roosevelt Hospital, NY
Plastic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, MN