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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

After being overly cautious, Dr Bottger surpassed all expectations

I met with 3 other surgeons and did tons of research before meeting Dr Bottger. 10 minutes in and I knew he was the right fit. Dr Bottger is intelligent, attentive and meticulous with his work. I have 3 small kids and was more nervous than excited. The procedure went smoothly, recovery was virtually pain free and results are incredible. Dr Bottger gave me his honest opinion about my post-baby...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

425CC Bilatteral BA, Mentor Gel, HP, Sub-muscular

Weighing 125lbs, 5'-4", at 24 years old, I finally got a breast augmentation for my small chest. Choosing to actually get the procedure only took several months to decide on but I'm thrilled that I decided on it. With no kids or big obligations besides my full time job, this was good timing for me and received a lot of support from my boyfriend. Still feeling constricted with my arms,...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Nervous and Excited!! Getting 450cc High Profile Silicone Gel - Bryn Mawr, PA

Absolutely amazing!! I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Bottger!! His credentials, experience, education and results are BEYOND impressive! His staff are wonderful. Mary Jo is an absolute sweetheart and really made this whole process as smooth and comfortable as possible!! I had a wonderful experience. And am thinking of getting some more work done. I will definitely, hands down, without a doubt, be coming back to Dr. Bottger...he's a true artist!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Best Decision I've Ever Made! - Newtown Square, PA

Dr. Bottger and Mary Jo were amazing!! He did an excellent job, I love showing them off and everyone was so caring and informative and they addressed all of my concerns and fears. I'd recommend him 1000% (and he's super handsome too :)

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

25 Y/o. 32a. 400cc. 1 Child. 4'10. 115lbs. - Newtown Square, PA

Dr. Bottger exceeded my expectations since the beginning. When I first went in for my consultation, he actually seemed like he was interested in my questions and concerns. He informed me on everything and I felt so much better in the end. He made me feel 100% comfortable. His assistant Mary Jo, is amazing! She's been so nice and has answered all of my emails. Everyone at his office is so nice and warm. My results are not finalized yet. But im 110% happy I chose Dr. Bottger!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction 53yo 38 G -Royersford, PA

My breast reduction was performed by Dr Bottger 5 weeks ago. So far I'm healing well and the scars are healing nicely. I love his staff and he has great bedside manner. Dr. Bottger made me feel very comfortable from the beginning. I highly recommend this surgeon! Dr Bottger is very thorough when doing all of the marking on you. All business but he makes you feel comfortable. I definitely recommend this surgeon !

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

52 Years Old…wanted a Waistline…the Ultimate Gift to Myself! Thank You Dr. Bottger for my Hourglass Curves! -Newtown Square, PA

I've been up and down in weight most of my life. This left me with excess fat and lots of sagging skin. Dr Bottger created a beautiful shape for me, better than I've ever had. The results are immediate. I am truly grateful! When I met the doctor I felt confident in making a decision to have him perform my tummy tuck. There are several surgeons in my area but it was absolutely worth the...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Tara - Bryn Mawr, PA

Dr. Bottger is amazing. Every question or concern I had he took extra time to explain in depth. He made me feel very comfortable. He is beyond his expertise in plastic surgery. He staff is also amazing. I will be using him again and recommend him highly!!!!!!!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

26 Years Old, No Kids, 80 Pounds Weight Loss, Fluer Di Lis Tummy Tuck & Breast Lift - Newtown Square, PA

Dr. Bottger is very down to earth, polite and answers all of your questions. I felt extremely comfortable with him, and knew I was in good hands. After looking at his work of other tummy tuck/ breast lifts and looking at reviews, there was no doubt in my mind he was the doctor for me. He is a true artist and his staff is amazing! I would definitely recommend him for any procedure.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Tummy Tuck, Breast Reduction, at 56 Wearing my 22 Year Olds Bikini ! (In the House) - Newtown Square, PA

Dr Bottger is "everything and more", that a patient looks for and needs in a plastic surgeon. I had a breast lift/reduction, and a full tummy tuck performed by him at the age of 56! I still can't believe what he was able to achieve with my old dilapidated body! He accomplished in 51/2 hours of surgery what I couldn't achieve on my own during 15 long years of going to the gym and eating healthy. If a magic pill ever existed to turn back the clock, they would surely have to name it after him! Because that's exactly how I feel, as though I took a magic pill, closed my eyes and woke up with a new and much improved body! Before surgery, I was very uncomfortable in my skin. I was a 36DDD, and had an annoying kangaroo pouch hanging from my lower abdomen, a lovely remnant from my two pregnancies. I realized at the age of 56, nothing I was doing on my own was working, so I either needed to give up, buy some muumuus and enjoy the bonbons, or find a qualified plastic surgeon who could help me win my uphill battle. Well, it wasn't in my DNA to give up, so I went on a mission to find the best plastic surgeon. I started asking around cause there's nothing better than by word of mouth. That's when one of my friends, who happens to be a doctors wife, referred me to Dr Bottger, and I'm so glad she did! I immediately did my research, and was very impressed with all his credentials, his many qualifications exceeded my expectations. I was very happy to read that he had 20 plus years experience in his field, he was and is a Top Doc , and he was named best beauty surgeon for the state of Pennsylvania, in the Harper Bazaars Magazines hot list " for doctors on the cutting edge". His portfolio of before and after pictures were amazing. Out of all the before and after pictures I looked at on line, Dr Bottgers were the best and most natural looking. He seemed to have an artistic touch that not all surgeons are born with. After all my research, I called to schedule my consult. The receptionist answered my call promptly and managed to squeeze me into Dr Bottgers busy calendar. When I arrived to the office I was greeted immediately with a friendly smile. My experience with the office staff was always A+, they always did their best and were incredibly accommodating and professional. They are perfection! The office itself was also an A+, it was very large with a nice serene decor, and was kept very clean. My wait times, despite being a busy office, was to my delight never any longer than 5 to 10 minutes. When I met Dr Bottger, I knew he was highly qualified, but I was pleasantly surprised by his down to earth friendly demeanor. When I nervously babbled all my silly questions and concerns , I was relieved he answered each and every one of them thoroughly and without ever rolling his eyes in disdain. I told him I wanted my breast to be a D, natural looking, and not too perky. We did have a few laughs about me not wanting them too perky, in the end he won and yes he was right all along. I was very relieved that he listened to me and left them as a D, anything smaller would have been too drastic of a change for me. I am super pleased with my results. DrBottger gave me everything I asked for, they were 2 sizes smaller which gave my shoulders great relief, they were lifted but looked natural and most importantly they were symmetrical! Also the scars are barely visible. At the time of my consult I wasn't even considering a tummy tuck, I thought the pain would be unbearable and that the scars would freak me out. I'm so happy I had the nerve to do it, when I look down and don't see my pouch I want to do the happy cry! I think if I hadn't had the tummy tuck, I would still be miserable in my skin. I don't think I would have liked the small breast, large tummy look! And to my astonishment, my tummy tuck was minimally painful!! I attribute my low pain level to Dr Bottgers ingenious idea to inject the medication exparel into my muscle plication. Post op I took, one percocet the first night (just as a precaution, in case the pain showed up in the middle of the night) and one tylenol the day after for a mild headache . The pain I had was equivalent to the pain I had after a c section, and only when I had to get up to nurse my newborn. As for my scars, Dr Bottger placed them extremely low, they are only 3 months post op ,but they are flat, very thin and are fading nicely. I love my results! I never dreamt that at 56 I would have a flat stomach! Thanks to DrBottger I have a second chance to be the best I can be. After my consult , Mary Jo took pictures of my breast to send to my insurance company. In just about a week, I was totally shocked that she had gotten the paperwork approved to cover my breast reduction. Now that's amazing! Mary Jo, went above and beyond getting all the laborious paperwork taken care of so efficiently and quickly. Just like Dr.Bottger, she's amazing too! Next came the surgery! DrBottger operates at Bryn Mawr Hospital and Delaware County Memorial Hospital, two accredited hospitals. I had my surgery at Delaware County, Dr Bottger showed up right on time . I was very impressed with his markings on my body, watching him concentrate gave me peace of mind that he was a perfectionist and that I would be in good hands! The surgery went well, and I was pleasantly surprised that Dr Bottger put in a request for me to stay overnight. I had my own room, and it was very comforting to be surrounded by a caring team of nurses who checked on me regularly. Post surgery DrBottger and his office staff were always available and quick to respond to any of my concerns. When it was time to have my drains removed, I called the office and was told that he was in the operating room that day but that he would stop by the office to remove them for me . How nice is that? Two weeks after surgery, I asked DrBottger if it would be ok for me to go to a Christmas party. He said "Yes, have fun put on a tight dress and tell everyone you've been working out!" it seemed like he didn't even want me to give him credit. But, I'm not that type of person , I wanted to give credit where credits due! I know a lot of women who try to hide the fact that they've had a procedure done, but I want to share my experience and spread my happiness to others who also need the extra help. I want everyone who feels uncomfortable in their own skin to be just as happy as me. I went to the party, and when peoples mouths dropped at the sight of my extreme makeover, I of course told them about my secret miracle pill DrBottger and I will continue to spread his name and let people know what an incredible doctor he is! I'm no longer uncomfortable in my skin, and for those of you who are on the verge of giving up hope on a body that won't respond to all your hard work, don't give up ! Call DrBottgers office, if he can fix me he can fix anyone ! Just do it , you will be so happy you did ! Dr Bottger is the best on the Main Line!

*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 Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Princeton University

    Medical: MD, Temple University School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, University of Cincinnati
    Plastic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    Fellowship: Hand Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

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I'm 23, lost 100lbs, can my skin be tightened with exercise? Would TT be recommended, no kids but planning on it. (photos)

Unfortunately exercise will not produce any tightening of your loose skin. A tummy tuck would be required to produce an optimal result. The scar,... READ MORE

What to expect my 2nd week of recovery from breast augmentation?

At two weeks you should be able to begin lighter exercising such as stationary bike or elliptical trainer. At three weeks most patients can resume... READ MORE

Would 450cc Implants achieve this look? (photos)

The limitation of achieving the appearance you want is the paucity of breast tissue medially. An implant alone cannot provide that fullness in your ... READ MORE

How long do I have to sleep on my back after my back lift?

With a pure back lift sleeping on your sides or stomach should usually not be an issue. This would be different story if you had had a simultaneous... READ MORE

I am 5'5" and 240lb. I want a TT and lipo. Should I lose weight first or get the TT/lipo then lose weight and look nice? (Photo)

If you are otherwise healthy, it is possible to do a tummy tuck and liposuction on someone of your size. The results are,however, never as good as... READ MORE

4 Weeks Post Tummy Tuck My Pubic Area Is More Swollen Than Before. Is This Normal?

Edema or swelling in the pubic area is quite common at four weeks post tummy tuck surgery. It may be more evident if liposuction has been performed to... READ MORE

After Explantation W/o Revision, Will Internal Breast Lift Minimize Breast Tissue?

You certainly have an excellent result. I am not sure of the reason you want to remove the implants, but I think you need to consider how you may feel... READ MORE

Is There Any Way to Get my Breasts Closer Together Without Going Back Under the Knife?

Developing an optimum amount of medial breast fullness is often difficult in women with minimal breast tissue and I don't think it is related to... READ MORE

Want to Go From C Cup to Full D/DD With Upper Pole Fullness

It all depends on the look you are tryng to achieve. You already have a fairly large amount of breast tissue and the mid 300's range would give... READ MORE

Had my breast augmentation on March 15th. I am 18 days post op. Wondering how much more I will loose? (Photos)

Your general size will most likely stay close to where it is now, however, you may see some shape change as the implants "drop" into the pockets. This... READ MORE

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