I chose Dr. Shafer because he is double board certified as well as a Top Doc here on Realself. I knew immediately from my first consultation that he was the man for the job. In addition to his surgical expertise, he has a wonderful bedside manner and is really down to earth and easy to talk to. Everything was explained to me in detail, and all of my questions were answered. His staff is also amazing. I was in touch with Fi, the surgical coordinator, over the course of several months, and she was always quick to respond to my e-mails/calls. I live in NJ and traveled to NYC to have this surgery. I didn’t mind in the least because I knew I was in good hands. I would highly recommend this surgeon to anyone looking to have this procedure, or any other procedure for that matter. His work is beautiful. My incision is low, easily covered, and thin. I plan on using Dr. Shafer for breast lift and augmentation next. Another thing that sealed the deal for me was having this surgery with epidural and IV sedation. I was really afraid of general anesthesia, and not many surgeons perform the surgery without it. I was made very comfortable by the anesthesiologist and nursing staff. Extremely happy customer!!!