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The Rise in Social Media is Creating Selfie Awareness

In the wake of the “selfie” revolution, millennials are turning to cosmetic surgery in droves. Both surgical and non-surgical procedures have seen a consistent spike in recent years, and many attribute this increase to young men and women desiring to look better in their selfies.

Woman taking a selfie

Areas of Enhancement

Double Chin

Procedures that have seen a significant increase due to selfie awareness are those that improve the appearance of the dreaded “double chin.” Submental fullness has been damaging men and women’s self-confidence for decades.

There are both non-surgical and surgical procedures to treat a double chin. truSculpt™ is a non-invasive procedure that can target and treat submental fat. This procedure uses pulses of radiofrequency energy to destroy unwanted fat cells in the neck area while simultaneously shrinking skin to reveal a tight and firm jawline that will be noticeable in your selfies.

KYBELLA® is an FDA-approved injectable that targets and eliminates submental fat. It accomplishes this by absorbing and destroying the fat cells so that fat can no longer be stored beneath the chin. Most patients require two to six treatments to achieve their desired results. For patients with a higher degree of submental fullness, liposuction of the chin and neck combined with the skin-tightening procedure Renuvion™ can remove a double chin.


Another surgical procedure that has seen an increase thanks to selfies is rhinoplasty. Many patients are finding that the proximity of their camera to their face can sometimes flatten or accentuate the size and shape of their noses. For this reason, many young men and women are choosing to undergo nose surgery.

Rhinoplasty can reshape and recontour the nose to match your desired nasal appearance, whether it is for confidence-enhancing reasons or selfie-related concerns. Non-surgical can also be performed to help camouflage the nasal hump. Fillers in other areas of the nose can also help enhance the appearance.


While some individuals are born with naturally thin lips, other patients experience thinning of the lips with the progression of aging. Injectable fillers such as JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, and Restylane® Silk can enhance lip fullness, allowing millennials to achieve more luscious, full lips in just one treatment.

While the idea of looking better in selfies is leading many millennials to choose cosmetic surgery, it isn’t the only benefit that these procedures can provide. Both non-surgical and surgical cosmetic treatments can help individuals restore their youthful contours, improve their confidence, and increase their self-esteem.

To learn more about these treatments, contact Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery by calling 610-678-9200 to set up a consultation.

Dr. Schlechter’s New Features in NewBeauty

NewBeauty Magazine Cover Dr. Benjamin Schlechter is once again being featured in NewBeauty magazine. NewBeauty has a reputation for inspiring the public and helping them find beauty secrets, must-have products, and experts to work with in plastic surgery, dermatology, and cosmetic dentistry.

Their feature on Dr. Schlechter highlights his expertise as an esteemed plastic surgeon as well as the great lengths he goes to for the safety, comfort, and care his patients need. By providing patients with “the most cutting-edge technology and surgical techniques and […] sophisticated care,” Dr. Schlechter says, “I have made my dream a reality.” To learn more about Dr. Schlechter and how he can help you achieve your beauty ideals, check out his feature in the January issue of NewBeauty magazine.

Article in NewBeauty Magazine Featuring Dr. Schlechter

In addition to his feature in the January issue of NewBeauty, Dr. Schlechter is also quoted in several articles published on NewBeauty.com. In an article published on December 23, 2016 titled How Many Times Do You Really Need to Get a Breast Augmentation?, Dr. Schlechter gives his insider tips and expert opinion about breast augmentation revision. In this article, Dr. Schlechter states that “refreshing” your breast implants every ten years is often not necessary, especially if the patient is happy with her results.

An article published on February 6, 2017 on NewBeauty.com titled 8 Doctors Reveal the Best Retinols to Buy features Dr. Schlechter’s recommendation. Dr. Schlechter recommends ZO Skin Health Growth Factor Serum because it can encourage healthy skin cell renewal and increase collagen production in addition while promoting even cell-by-cell exfoliation with retinol. Dr. Schlechter is happy to offer his expertise and professional beauty tips to help you rejuvenate your appearance.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Benjamin Schlechter frequently performs breast augmentation, facelift surgery, and a wide variety of other surgical and non-surgical procedures to help patients reach their aesthetic goals. To schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Schlechter, call us at 610-678-9200 or fill out our online contact form today.

New Breast Implant Available: FDA Approves Natrelle INSPIRA® Cohesive Breast Implants

breast-implants Advancements in plastic surgery have led to the development of new breast implants that can offer women even better results from breast surgeries. Each newly developed product must be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) so that patients can be assured of its safety for use. Natrelle INSPIRA® Cohesive breast implants have recently been approved by the FDA and are now being offered as an excellent option for breast implants here at

Natrelle INSPIRA® Cohesive Breast Implants

The new Natrelle INSPIRA® Cohesive breast implants are designed for a soft feel with the fullest roundness. Natrelle INSPIRA® Cohesive implants are filled with cohesive silicone gel and are available in multiple sizes and projections so that women can personalize their look. Due to their high gel-fill ratio and highly cohesive gel, Natrelle INSPIRA® Cohesive implants offer improved fullness and roundness to provide patients with more customizable options. These implants are also more likely to maintain their shape long-term and may reduce the risk of implant irregularities and rippling. The cohesive gel in Natrelle INSPIRA® Cohesive breast implants helps the implants resist tissue compression and minimizes distortion and gel migration in the unlikely event of implant rupture.

Now Available at Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery

Dr. Schlechter is now offering Natrelle INSPIRA® Cohesive implants to provide his breast augmentation, breast revision, and breast reconstruction patients with more options that can help them achieve the best possible results. Patients who are most likely to benefit from these new implants are those who desire a fuller and rounder look, patients with thin breast tissue who are at a higher risk of rippling, patients who need lower breast pole expansion, and patients who are undergoing breast reconstruction with implants. With Natrelle INSPIRA® Cohesive breast implants now approved by the FDA, many more women will be able to experience even better results and achieve their aesthetic goals with breast surgery.

To learn more about the newly approved Natrelle INSPIRA® Cohesive breast implants or other breast implant options available at Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery, schedule your personal consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Benjamin Schlechter, MD, FACS. Please call us at (610) 678-9200 or complete our online contact form to request your consultation today.

Dr. Schlechter Is Featured in New Beauty Magazine

new-beauty-2016 Recognition for skilled plastic surgeons can come in different forms, from patients expressing gratitude to the presentation of prestigious awards. For Dr. Schlechter, recent recognition has come as a featured profile in the September issue of
New Beauty magazine. With this feature, New Beauty has honored Dr. Schlechter and has given its audience a chance to learn about Dr. Schlechter as a valued and reputable plastic surgeon in Pennsylvania.

About New Beauty

New Beauty is a unique magazine devoted exclusively to providing readers with comprehensive information on the latest advancements in plastic surgery and other related industries, such as dermatology and cosmetic dentistry. Its pages are also filled with expert advice, beauty secrets, and essential products. The magazine is a source of inspiration for many and is a great place for patients to find expert surgeons like Dr. Schlechter to help them reach their beauty ideals.

New Beauty Profile of Dr. Benjamin Schlechter

About the Feature

“Artistry, skill, and compassion” are the three words used to describe Dr. Schlechter in his New Beauty profile. The feature highlights his way of treating patients like family, as he states, “I treat every patient as I would expect to be treated.” It also highlights some of the latest treatments Dr. Schlechter uses, including the controlled depth TCA peel and SmartSkin® CO2 laser resurfacing, as well as his most popular procedures (breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction, eyelid and facelift surgery). New Beauty honored Dr. Schlechter by also asking him about his dream innovation: to cure breast cancer and develop a longer-lasting neuromodulator that could replace injectables like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin®. Check out his feature in the September issue of New Beauty to learn more about Dr. Schlechter and how he can help you achieve your beauty goals.

Plastic surgeon Dr. Benjamin Schlechter has been board-certified for more than 28 years and has performed over 30,000 plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Schlechter specializes in tummy tuck surgery, facial injectables, body contouring, breast surgeries, facelift surgery, skin care, rhinoplasty, and other highly sought-after procedures at his office in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Schlechter, call (610) 678-9200 or complete our online contact form today.

Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery Achieves Diamond Status!

Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery Receives Diamond Status Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery is proud to be a participating member of the elite Allergan Partner Privileges® program, achieving Diamond status, which represents the top three percent of the plastic surgery practices in the United States. This program honors distinguished leaders in the field of cosmetic surgery for demonstrating expertise and excellence through a high volume of aesthetic product procedures, including breast implants, BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM® injectable fillers, and LATISSE®.

If you are interested in any cosmetic procedure, please contact Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery. Call us today at (610) 678-9200 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your complimentary consultation. Dr. Benjamin Schlechter is highly trained and experienced, and he can help determine the best treatment for your individual needs.

Protect Your Skin!

An article published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that most adults rarely use sunscreen. With summer officially underway, we want to emphasize the importance of protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. A recent post by Revision® Skincare concerning Intellishade® resonated with us, and we wanted to share this information with you. Have fun this summer, but be safe and remember to protect your skin!

Protect Your Skin

Dr. Benjamin Schlechter Named Chairman of PAMPAC Board

The Pennsylvania Medical Political Action Committee has named Dr. Benjamin Schlechter chairman of its board of directors. Dr. Schlechter specializes in plastic surgery in the Lancaster, PA area.

Wyomissing, Pennsylvania (January 2013) – Dr. Benjamin Schlechter, who practices plastic surgery near Lancaster, PA, has been named chairman of the board of the Pennsylvania Medical Political Action Committee (PAMPAC).

PAMPAC is the political arm of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. According to the PAMPAC website it is “one of the largest bipartisan political action committees in the state… made up of members of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and its Alliance who are interested in making a positive contribution to the medical profession through the political process.”

The group supports pro-medicine candidates running for statewide offices in Pennsylvania. It also works with the American Medical Political Action Committee on federal political campaigns.

“It’s an honor to be chosen by my peers to head this vital organization,” Dr. Schlechter says. “The political action committee is devoted to supporting candidates who advocate for patients and physicians. PAMPAC makes a difference, and I am excited to be a part of that.”

In addition to backing candidates for the Pennsylvania House and State Senate who support the best interests of patients and the medical community, PAMPAC lends its support to judicial candidates statewide. It also plays a vital role in bringing attention to political issues such as lawsuit-abuse reform, fair insurance practices and measures to protect patient safety.

As chairman of the board of PAMPAC, Dr. Schlechter will play a critical role in meeting with top level candidates from both parties vying for high-level statewide offices. Candidates for a multitude of offices, including Pennsylvania governor, U.S. Senate, attorney general and the U.S. Congress have met with the physician leaders of PAMPAC, acknowledging the importance of the political action committee.

“Through PAMPAC, the voices of physicians and patients are being heard loud and clear. I am impressed by what the committee has been able to achieve,” Dr. Schlechter says.

For more than 28 years, Dr. Schlechter has demonstrated his commitment to exemplary care at his private practice, Proserpi-Schlechter Center for Plastic Surgery. Women and men come to Dr. Schlechter from communities including Reading, Lancaster and Allentown for liposuction and other body contouring procedures, breast enhancement and facial surgery. Dr. Schlechter has also established a full-service medical spa, The Spa at Spring Ridge.

As one of the leading board-certified plastic surgeons in the Lancaster, PA area, Dr. Schlechter has always been a strong advocate for the rights and safety of patients. His dedication to the medical profession is evident in his involvement in numerous professional organizations. In addition to the Pennsylvania Medical Society, Dr. Schlechter is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the American College of Surgeons and the American Medical Association.

“It’s important to stay involved with one’s peers in the medical community,” Dr. Schlechter says. “In my role as chairman of the board of directors of PAMPAC, I represent physicians from every specialty. We are a diverse group, but we all share the goal of advancing the field of medicine and improving the care of patients.”

To find out why patients come to Proserpi-Schlechter Center for Plastic Surgery from far and wide, request a consultation online. Or, call our Wyomissing office at (610) 678-9200 to schedule your appointment.

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