Shafer Plastic Surgery Blog

Top Plastic Surgeons Reveal What’s in Their Post-Op Recovery Kits

It’s the surgical equivalent of a swag bag—the post-op recovery kit, flush with products aiming to prep and repair skin surrounding surgery; vitamins, to relieve bruising; wellness-boosting snacks and sips; and all manner of scar-improving agents. While many surgeons provide these goodies gratis—as part of their surgical fee, really—for others, these are merely as-you-wish recommendations […]

Cosmetic Treatments Men are Getting Now

These Are the Cosmetic Treatments Popular With Men Now The shift to video calls and at-home life has caused an unexpected acceleration in an already-emerging trend for men: cosmetic treatments of all kinds are more popular than ever. Male cosmetic procedures rose 29% between 2000 and 2018 and the pandemic simply spurred more men to […]

What Does Beauty Means to You in 2021? 8 Beauty Experts Share

“The events of 2020 have shifted focus to a more holistic concept of health and beauty. People are paying attention to their inner wellness, family, mental health, and taking care of themselves. While beauty tended to be manufactured and programmed in the media, the new Zoom revolution is giving people a behind the scenes look […]

How Being a ‘One-Stop Shop’ Helps a New York City Plastic Surgeon Thrive

“When I opened my practice I didn’t have any money or any experience with a steady stream of clients. I got 10 no-interest credit cards, then maxed them out to buy furniture and pay rent. I was able to pay them all off in one year. I took a gamble,” says double-board certified (surgery and […]

Mother-Daughter Botox

I was 22 years old when I got Botox for the first time. While I felt confident in my choice, my mom was nervous about me doing something to my face (which she literally made) that she had never done before. Let’s just say her brows were raised–pun intended. At 52 years old, my mom […]

Erica Luo’s video is live on TikTok!

Shafer Clinic wants to share that our partner Erica Luo’s video is live on TikTok! Within her video, Erica shows off the “super high-tech” NuEra Tight device, as well as the waiting room and city views at Shafer Plastic Surgery. She even shows the sanitizing station in the office to ensure viewers that they are […]

Face Mapping – What is Your Acne Breakout Trying to Tell You?

Could your acne breakouts be linked to an internal health issue? What has your skin been trying to tell you? People have been trying to figure out the root cause of their acne for thousands of years. The ancient Chinese held a belief that skin is a reflection of your inner health and mapped out […]

Here’s Some Good News For Anyone Looking To Banish Butt Cellulite

A new FDA-approved injectable is hitting the market next year. By: Hannah Baxter If those obnoxious paparazzi photos of celebrities at the beach have taught us anything, it’s that even the rich and famous have cellulite. In fact, anywhere from 93 to 98 percent of women deal with skin dimpling and puckering—the number varies, as […]

I Got Botox in the Middle of a Pandemic

My provider New York City board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer Why I tried it When the Covid-19 pandemic began in early March, forcing all nonessential medical offices to close, I was an advocate of the move. I realized it would be a huge inconvenience for the doctors and their patients, but I also knew […]

Sheet masks are everywhere, but are they worth the hype?

With cold weather and holiday-party makeup wreaking havoc on complexions, revelers might find themselves reaching for sheet masks to soothe their skin and provide a bit of relaxation. The face-shaped, serum-soaked sheets – which typically come one to a pouch and promise hydration, exfoliation or detoxification, among other benefits – have exploded in popularity, linked […]

follow us @shaferclinic

Schedule an Appointment