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Shafer Plastic Surgery Blog

The “Botox Lip Flip” Is the Latest Trend in Injectables — But There’s a Catch

Published on August 16, 2017

Lip fillers: They’re everywhere these days. My colleagues have them. My friends want them. Hell, even Kylie Jenner’s plastic surgeon knows the injectable hype is real. And with such a demand for plumped-up pouts, cosmetic dermatologists (and plastic surgeons) are

Can Preventative Botox Really Stop Wrinkles From Forming?

Published on August 7, 2017

My friend Dana is a great storyteller. I think it has to do with her eyebrows. They raise as she rehashes Bumble dates, furrow as she recalls interoffice drama. I say all this because Dana, though 26, has a visible

Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Published on August 2, 2017

Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure that can be sued to rebuild one or both breasts. The primary objective of the treatment is to restore the appearance, shape, and size of breasts following a mastectomy. However, the procedure does not

How To Get Bigger Lips

Published on July 27, 2017

A natural-looking, plumped pout can be yours. Let’s be honest, full lips never really go out of style. Still, there’s no denying that as dedicated as we always are to an iconic red lipstick or sexy nude shade, lips have

Which Pre-Wedding Beauty Treatments Are Right for You?

Published on July 19, 2017

Naturally, you want to look your best on your wedding day. But in order to get that coveted bridal glow, you might be considering one (or a few) treatments—some of which you might be trying for the first time. Before

Improve the Appearance of Frown Lines with Xeomin

Published on July 18, 2017

Taylor Cuqua, is an influencer and reality star that Dr. Shafer treated with Xeomin last week. She has written about her experience on her blog and promoted the post on her social channels. See below for links: http://www.straightfromtay.com/improve-the-appearance-of-frown-lines-with-xeomin/ https://www.instagram.com/taylor_cuqua/?hl=en

9 Crystals and Gemstones That Will Make Your Skin Sparkle

Published on July 12, 2017

Could crystals and gemstones be more than just pretty rocks? Some people—including a few beauty experts—believe so. According to them, certain crystals and stones possess properties that could ward off negative energy, lift the spirit and facilitate healing—both the mind

7 Signs You’re Ready for Botox (And 6 Signs You Definitely Aren’t)

Published on July 5, 2017

Unsure of when—or if—to go under the needle? Top skin experts weigh in on the dos and don’ts of this popular anti-wrinkle treatment. Ready for Botox? Olena-Yakobchuk/Shutterstock To get Botox, or not to get Botox—that seems to be the question

Everything You Need to Know About Dissolving Face Fillers

Published on June 27, 2017

As it turns out, fillers are kind of like tattoos. (Kind of.) When Courteney Cox mentioned in an interview last week that she dissolved all the fillers in her face, we had one major question: how? For the answer to

Plastic surgeons reveal one of the most common procedures plus-size models get

Published on June 19, 2017

Just because plus-size models are plus-size, doesn’t mean that they don’t get plastic surgery or other cosmetic procedures. Models, even plus-size ones, still feel pressure to look a certain way to maintain their images in a competitive and cut-throat industry.

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