Fresno Plastic Surgeon
9491 Ft. Washington Rd., Ste. 101
Fresno, California 93730 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

5'9" 165 lbs, Two breastfed children, 400cc high profile silicone under the muscle

What can i say really. The man changed my life. From start to finish I've had an A+ experience. I'll explain why.... First of all My biggest fear was huge unnatural looking breasts. Size choice terrified me. Dr Knoetgen gave me a size suggestion based on my goals and then told me the size he would not go larger than. I LOVED this about him. I could tell he cared about my health/safety and getting me results consistent with my goals. I felt like he'd stop me if i got on s Michael Jackson trip with my boobs lol. I was absolutely confused by the fact i didn't have any pain after surgery....I don't want to lead anyone to think their experience will be painless too, but I have to credit Dr. Knoetgen's technique for at least part of the reason because truly I had ZERO pain. My results after nearly a year of healing are beyond my expectations. I really can't say enough about my experience. The staff were always amazing, the office always clean and inviting. I never felt rushed or like i left without all my questions answered. I would do it again in a heartbeat.... But only with Dr. Knoetgen and his staff.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Wonderful Doctor and staff!!!

This is the most professional office I have ever been in. Everyone is helpful and so caring. Dr. Knoegten exceeded all of my expectations. His bedside manner is amazing and he has a great sense of humor. His knowledge and expertise is outstanding. I can't say enough about Beautologie.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

41 Yr Old W/ 2 Kids Due for a Much Needed Tune-up - Fresno, CA

Dr. Knoetgen has been informative and caring all throughout the process. His calm bedside manner and genuine care, coupled with his attentive, professional, and personal staff at both the Fresno office and Bakersfield Surgical Center has made the entire process enjoyable!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

28 years old, 2 kids, 325cc Saline unders

I am absolutely happy with my choice of Dr. Knoetgen to do my breast augmentation. This is something I've wanted for half my life and have built up this fantasy in my head. He has delivered that and more. The entire Beautologie staff in Fresno and Bakersfield are phenomenal. The whole process was almost too easy, and if I ever find myself wanting another cosmetic procedure in the future, this is the only place I would choose.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Best decision ever... I love my new boobs! Dr Knoetgen is amazing!

He is absolutely amazing! He's sweet, and took his time with me, explained to me in detail how my procedure would go and answered all of my questions. I have found my surgeon and I can't wait till my date!!! Oh and his entire office staff is so incredibly sweet and they made me feel right at home. I'm in love with them all!!!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

30 Years Old with Two Beautiful Kids - Fresno, CA

He is such a wonderful individual as well as a smart doctor. He always seems calm and approachable. He explains one the whole procedure and answer every question in calmly manner. When he emailed me one day post op., it made me feel that I am not alone, and he cares about his patients. I would definitely recommend him because life is most precious and I do not encourage someone to gamble with it. Thus, I admire Dr. Knoetgen because I feel safe under his care, and I am happy for I took the right decision.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

30years young, 34b to 430cc. - Fresno, CA

Him and staff are the SWEETEST.. my nurse Cassandra was the best she was soo sweet and soo beautiful :) Dr. James Knoetgen is amazing soo patient and awesome, I trust his work and his works are Fabulous. He know exactly what he's doing. They answer every questions & concern & email I have, quick response. I give each and everyone a 10 star.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

39 Year Old So Excited - Fresno, CA

So far I have just had my consult with Dr. Knoetgen. I have reviewed him and am very confident he will do a awesome job! He is very caring and I feel I have made the right choice for me. Also my patient coordinator (who happens to be a zumba instructor at my gym too) is so sincere and caring. Shout out to my nurse who is so sweet and informative.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

42 Year Old , Much Needed Well Deserved - Fresno, CA

Dr. Knoetgen is the best. As his patient, I felt completely comfortable. He has great knowledge, experience and great bedside manners.He is always open for questions and concerns and gives you his complete attention with any discussion. I would recommend anyone considering having any type of cosmetic procedures done to seek Dr Knoetgen they will not be disappointed.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Great Decision And Experience - Malibu, CA

I went into my surgery completely confident and ready.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia

  • Post-Medical School Training

    Surgery, Columbia University, St Luke's, Roosevelt Hospital, NY
    Plastic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, MN

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Is This My Final Tummy Tuck Result at 11 weeks?

It takes at least 6 months for all your swelling to go away after a tummy tuck, and sometimes it can take up to a year. You won't see your final tummy... READ MORE

Swelling Above Incision 1 Month After Tummy Tuck, Is this Normal? (photo)

Hello Achilds. Yes, it is normal to have swelling one month after a tummy tuck. Most patients get very swollen after a tummy tuck, especially if... READ MORE

How Long Should You Wear Your Binder/garment for After a Tummytuck?

Hello, Nicole! I advise my patients to wear a compression garment for at least 4-6 weeks after a tummy tuck or liposuction. Then, I advise them to... READ MORE

Can I Do Butt Exercises Post BBL to Build Muscle Prevent Sagging and Make Butt Bigger?

Many patients ask about exercising after a Brazilian Butt Lift. I advise my patients to wait 6 weeks after surgery before exercising. After that time,... READ MORE

Any Advice on How I Should Prepare Myself for a Tummy Tuck?

I give my patients lots of written materials and show them videos that give them all the information they need to help prepare them for surgery. Three... READ MORE

When Does Swelling After Breast Augmentation Begin to Subside?

Swelling resolves and implants settle for several months after augmentation. Since your surgery was only 5 days ago, it's way too early to make any... READ MORE

Implants Without Lift? (photo)

Hello, Lucyengland. I would recommend implants alone for you. This is one of the most popular questions I receive in my practice, and the keyword you... READ MORE

How Long Does Tummy Tuck Surgery Swelling Last?

Hello Paula, thanks for the question. Swelling after a tummy tuck will last at least 2 months. Did you have liposuction at the same time? I do... READ MORE

I'm Nine Days out from Tummy Tuck with Breast Aug and Lift. But my Abdomen Looks Larger Than Before?

Hello BusyMom, thanks for the question! A tummy tuck is a pretty big operation and can result in a lot of swelling. Did you have liposuction with your... READ MORE

Will I Lose Fat from Brazilian Butt Lift if I Do Butt Workouts?

Many patients want to know if exercising after a Brazilian Butt lift will diminish their results. I advise my patients to wait 6 weeks after surgery... READ MORE

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Dr. James Knoetgen explains the process of liposuction for men who are interested in eliminating those stubborn pockets of fat that persist, even with regular exercise. WATCH VIDEO

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