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Archive for March, 2013

Will a breast lift make my breasts look smaller?

Patient Question: Will a breast lift make my breasts look smaller? Dr. Shafer’s Answer: Although the volume of the breast remains the same, a small amount of skin is removed to reshape & achieve the lift, so they may appear slightly smaller. If you’re looking to maintain the exact size, you may want to consider […]

Open vs. Closed Rhinoplasty

There are two approaches to Rhinoplasty – open & closed. The difference is that during an open Rhinoplasty, there are small incisions made under the columella (the small area of skin connecting the tip of the nose with the upper lip). Dr. Shafer performs both open & closed, and the decision is based on the […]

Non-Surgial Treatments to Prepare Your Skin for Spring

Is your skin ready for the Spring? Famed makeup artist & aesthetician, Dex Philip of DEX New York, recently joined Shafer Plastic Surgery to offer a variety of medspa services that cleanse, lift, & restores your skin’s youthful appearance. Discover our different medspa treatments here.

Double Mastectomies Increase Due to Advances in Breast Reconstruction

The number of women choosing to have a double mastectomy rose 150% between 1998 & 2003. CNN Health cites advances in breast reconstruction as 1 reason. Although this is true, today, only 30% of women are informed about their breast reconstruction options.

Paula Deen Considers Plastic Surgery to Remove Excess

Celebrity chef Paula Deen has become famous over the years for her Southern-cuisine, but after years of using her favorite ingredient – butter – and discovering she was diabetic, the charismatic TV personality decided it was time to shed some pounds and improve her health. Deen was diagnosed with type-2 Diabetes in 2008 but didn’t […]

Botox Helps John Mayer Regain His Voice

Many Hollywood stars have turned to cosmetic surgery for several reasons. Being under constant media scrutiny, celebrities always make sure to look their best, and this often entails turning to plastic surgery for enhancements. Some stars choose breast augmentation or liposuction, while others opt for rhinoplasty or a face lift. However, one of the most […]

Real or Fake? Did Singing Sensation Beyoncé get a Nose Job?

It’s already been a few weeks since the Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl, but while millions of people around the country tuned in to watch the game, a lot of eyes were focused on something else altogether – Beyoncé’s nose. The R&B singer, wife to Rap star Jay-Z and new mother of baby girl […]

South Korea Surpasses U.S. with Most Cosmetically Enhanced Residents

Just a few weeks ago, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported that over 1.5 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2012 with a whopping 12.2 million minimally-invasive treatments. But while it appears as though the plastic surgery trend in America exceeds that of any other country, one nation is giving America a run […]

2012 ASPS Report Shows Facial Treatments are on the Rise

New York is known for its fast-paced, hard-core exterior. New York residents are always on the move and don’t always have time to take care of themselves aesthetically. However, even The Big Apple’s toughest residents need a little pampering from time to time. Not only does the city provide an ample amount of stressors for […]

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