Today, more and more people travel from their hometowns for plastic surgery, and Manhattan is an ideal destination. New York City is known to have the best of the best, including plastic surgery. With our Fly In program, you have the chance to recuperate in privacy, away from the stresses of your everyday life, in a city where activities of all kinds await you.

Moreover, when you travel to “The Capital of the World,” you have the chance to work with Dr. Shafer, an experienced, Mayo Clinic-trained plastic surgeon. Many of his patients fly in for facelifts, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty & liposuction.

They appreciate his sensitivity to how patients feel about their bodies and they value his ability to tailor the procedure to each patient, including the minimal recovery Smartlipo laser liposuction.

Dr. Shafer offers a full cosmetic surgery menu in his Manhattan practice – facelift, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, liposuction and more. Additionally, Dr. Shafer is a premiere Botox injector, having produced a recent DVD to instruct other doctors in his injection techniques.

Interested? Give our office a call at 212.888.7770 or fill out our contact form and we’ll walk you through the steps. Additionally, we offer virtual video consultations through Skype or iChat on the internet to accommodate out of town patients with their initial consultation and follow-up visits.


  1. Affinia Gardens is conveniently located across the street from our hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. The Affinia Gardens has special Surgery Packages, recovery amenities, and is very helpful in accommodating surgical patients.Click to go to the Affinia Gardens Website

    Affinia Gardens

  2. The Surrey is located in the beautiful upper east side neighborhood of Manhattan. The The Surrey has special Surgery Packages, recovery amenities, and is very helpful in accommodating surgical patients.Click to go to the The Surrey Website

    The Surrey Hotel

  3. Omni Berkshire Place is conveniently located next door to Dr. Shafer’s office. The Omni Berkshire Place is a premiere Manhattan hotel and offers all the conveniences expected from a luxury Manhattan Hotel.Click to go to the Omni Berkshite Place

Locations from around the world where Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue patients have come from

Locations of Patients

Confessions Of A Real Housewives Plastic Surgeon

cartoon lip injectionDr. David Shafer, MD, is a celebrity plastic surgeon in NYC. He has worked in the industry for 12 years, and specializes in liposuction, facelifts, breast enhancements, and injections. The following story was told to Kelsey Castañon and edited for length and clarity.

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