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- Updated: 9/3/2014Posted: 9/3/2014
I am an actress and solo performer in NYC. I am writing this review because Dr. David Shafer has changed my life -- and now I want EVERYONE who is contemplating plastic surgery TO THEIR FACE to know that Dr. Shafer is the doctor to trust. Firstly, as a surgeon, this man is a miracle worker, as he combines supreme surgical expertise with exquisite artistry. This, I'm sure, is the main reason why he is rated as the TOP in his field. But also, Dr. Shafer listens. He will sit and hear your concerns. He is extremely unusual in this way, as it is clear by spending time with him that he is one of the most open-hearted and empathic human beings you will ever meet. And these character traits are evident, as well, in his entire staff. His coordinator Eileen is gifted at making you feel at ease and anxiety free -- and her kindness is palpable. I have suffered for several years with a double chin. No matter how thin I was, I couldn't get rid of it. This PLAGUED me while onstage, and finally I confided to my friend who was in show business that I needed to find a surgeon, and her face lit up and she screamed, "Dr. Shafer! He's the best in the business and all of my actress friends and model friends go to him!" I remember thinking that her reaction was quite over-the-top and theatrical. AND NOW...I GET IT COMPLETELY. I HAVE BECOME THAT WOMAN, SHOUTING THIS MAN'S NAME FROM THE ROOFTOPS! Dr. Shafer performed liposuction on my neck/chin/jawline and for the first time in ten years, I feel NO SHAME about my appearance. And people are telling me I look ten years younger. His work is flawless. Thank you, Dr. Shafer, for this gift.
- Posted: 8/10/2013
lower eyes lid facelift neck lift .doctor shafer make me look younger and very natural looking I did some research of my own and heard about his work .I was so nervous until I met him ,what a nice man and down to earth make me feel comfortable and answering all my questions and if he think you don't need to get done he will tell you the true.he is the great plastic surgeon I highly recommended him ,as his personality and all so his skillful work and all his staff take such a good care at me stacy and eileen is will be hard to find another doctor just like him
- Posted: 7/31/2013
Thanks to Dr. Schaeffer I feel 20 years younger and look the part in under a week My face to lift was successful pretty much pain-free and in just a week I can go out without anyone noticing anything including black and blues or scarring ,all is minimal I can even say without makeup I have gone out and I feel and look great His surgery is fantastic he is fantastic and has made me feel Like I did when I was 30 young , Sexy, And beautiful again thank you just to Schafer your the best:)
- Updated: 6/11/2015Posted: 9/24/2012
I've had a double chin my entire life and finally it's gone for good! It was a simple, relatively pain free experience, my bruising was minimal and the results were immediate! Dr. Shafer was very easy to talk and provided me with the most minimally invasive procedure to address my concerns and achieve my personal goals. His office is impeccable and his staff very friendly and accommodating. Dr. Shafer was also very attentive and after the surgery called to check in and answer any questions/concerns. I had my procedure less than three weeks ago and continue to see improvements in my appearance as the swelling goes down and scar tissue softens. Overall amazing experience and highly recommend Dr. Shafer.
- Updated: 6/11/2015Posted: 9/20/2012
I am very active male. I work out several times a week and do my best to strong and in shape. I have a large neck size and that doesn't bother me one bit. I am 5'11 and weight varies from 230-240lbs depending on time of year and work out regimen. Over the past few years I began to notice that my neck became a Fat Storage facility. From my jaw bone to my neck line just got fat and it was driving me crazy. Sure it bothered me cuz it made me look a fat around the facial area. Worse than that was the way I felt about myself. Laying down and watching TV or looking down while driving or sitting at a desk etc... It was very annoying and I needed to fix this. Dr. Shafer did an Amazing job. I had ZERO Bruising and some normal to be expected swelling. Everything Dr. Shafer promised was an understatement. Dr. Shafer is a very down to earth, friendly, likeable person with an ability to perform as a surgeon up there at the very top of all the plastic surgeons around (coast to coast). Let me add that Dr. Wade is the Greatest Anesthesiologist ever. A super nice/sweet and kind person, very caring and professional. You will feel right no worries with her. Relax, Trust them and let them to their magic. I drifted off for an hour and woke feeling no pain and clear minded... I had no need for any pain medicine. Sure I had a script but I didn't even need it. I took Tylenol and prior to the procedure I loaded up on Bromelain and Arnica to reduce swelling and minimize bruising (which there was none). I also put Arnica Gel on my neck for the first 48 hours. I highly recommend using Dr. Shafer and Dr Wade as a team. If you are considering having any procedure done. Please call Stacy in the office 212-888-7770 and make an appointment to meet and consult with Dr. Shafer. Stacy is very friendly and welcoming. When you meet Dr Shafer's surgical coordinator Eileen you will agree that she is a Sweetheart... Extremely knowledgeable and professional with such a friendly persona. It has only been one week and I feel Great.... THANK YOU DR SHAFER & DR. WADE, You are the BEST!!!! Jerry M.
- Updated: 6/11/2015Posted: 8/15/2012
Dr. Shafer is the BEST plastic surgeon in NYC. I met with many docs and he was the only one who made me feel comfortable. He is caring, calm has a beautiful office space. I was so worried and the entire process was fantastic. My tummy is flat- it's GONE! As flat as it was when I was 20! I'm thrilled with my results, I simply can't stop smiling. I look sexy, my friends can't believe it, my husband is all over me. I look great in clothes again. Dr. Shafer has changed my life and transformed by body. I highly recommend this compassionate and brilliant doctor. I never would have believed I could look so great. I'm so happy I went for it. I look and feel awesome. Thank you Dr. Shafer.
- Updated: 6/11/2015Posted: 7/17/2012
WORTH EVERY PENNY. Dr. Shafer is a wonderful and caring Doctor. He spent time answering all of my questions as well as my husbands and never rushed us out. His entire staff treated us with kindness and compassion. The procedure results are outstanding! My self-image has improved 100%. I cannot say enough about how wonderful Dr. Shafer is. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
- Updated: 6/11/2015Posted: 7/4/2012
Dr. Shafer has changed my life. A mother of two small kids. A body that looked like I had 5. I use to be in shape, thin with a cute frame however things changed after the babies that no exercise could make better. I had a herniated belly button, stomach still looking as if I was 5 months pregnant, breasts almost down to my belly button and lop sided with stretch marks on my stomach. OH I was not happy for a long time and then I made the decision that it was mommy time. I researched several different docs and decided on Dr. Shafer. I went with him because he is double board certified and has a background in trauma and he's honest. His demeanor was friendly, knowledgeable, easy to talk to and OH did he do a fantastic job on me. Eileen also made the decision very easy - what a great balance. He was also referred. I am healing beautifully. I can't even begin to tell you that it hasn't been a month yet but my results are so noticeable already that it is mind blowing. My friends and family cant believe the difference and if you saw the before and after photos you would be saying the same thing. I got a reduction, lift, full tummy tuck which fixed my herniated belly button and took away all of my stretch marks. I feel brand new and I look it too. I would highly recommend him - I mean highly.
- Updated: 6/11/2015Posted: 7/3/2012
I went in to have my tattoo surgically removed from my wrist. I was extremely scared and worried about the scar given the location of the tattoo. Dr Shafer was amazing... the incision is soo pencil thin and Im really pleased with the results. Above all, his staff was extremely courteous and professional. Eileen, the surgical coordinator answered all my questions and concerns promptly and i would definitely recommend Dr Shafer to anyone who is looking for a great plastic surgeon.
- Updated: 6/11/2015Posted: 6/29/2012
I was interested in getting both upper and lower lid work done because my eyes were looking very tired, saggy and puffy and made me look sad. I visited 3 doctors before choosing Dr. Shafer so you know I put much research into the procedure. First of all his demeanor is flawless. He is a friendly, personable, surgeon who speaks in a down to earth manner. He went over all the aspects of the surgery in detail, he was honest about what he though I did and did not need and what to expect. He asked me a lot of questions …rare these days! He didn't rush me and was genuinely interested in my concerns and achieving the results I was looking for. Second he is a gifted surgeon. Nothing odd or over exaggerated was done to my eyes, none of that “surprised look” surgery with literally no visible scarring. Just a smooth, refreshed and bright eyed appearance. I get complements all the time on how well the surgery turned out and how I don't look my age. Now I look as happy and bright on the outside as I feel on the inside and believe me it does change your outlook. I am very happy with the results. He called me after my procedure to make sure I was ok and to see if I needed anything. His staff is an awesome bunch of professionals who keep things running like a well oiled machine. Eileen his coordinator is AWESOME! There is no wait time ever and they are friendly, courteous and go out of their way to make you feel like a celebrity. His office is beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean, which helps calm the jitters. I would definitely recommend him and as a matter of fact he made the procedure so hassle free I am going to have my tummy tuck done next – Thank you Dr Dave!