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In the heart of the vibrant metropolis that is New York City, where dreams are woven into the very fabric of the cityscape, there resides a man whose journey through the realm of medicine has not only transformed lives but also elevated the field of plastic surgery to soaring new heights. Dr. David Shafer, a Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, is more than just a distinguished practitioner; he is a beacon of inspiration for anyone yearning to convert their passion into a lifelong vocation.

Dr. Shafer’s odyssey into the world of medicine was ignited by an innate curiosity for mending things—a trait that germinated during his formative years sewing projects with his grandmother. In those early days, he could be found tinkering with dismantled electronics or immersing himself in the intricacies of architectural study during summer breaks. Little did he know that these interests would coalesce into the foundation for an extraordinary career in plastic surgery.

The allure of reconstructing and restoring, like the phoenix rising from its own ashes, drew him inexorably toward the field of surgery. His fascination with the art of healing, especially the delicate suturing of incisions, proved to be his true calling. Dr. Shafer discovered that the outcome of surgeries, especially the appearance of the incision site, was pivotal in determining a patient’s satisfaction and recovery. This insight would become the bedrock of his relentless pursuit of excellence in plastic surgery.

Dr. Shafer’s commitment to the advancement of the field goes beyond the surgical suite. He actively imparts his knowledge, mentoring plastic surgery residents from esteemed institutions like New York University, Columbia University, Cornell, and Lenox Hill Hospital. Academic pursuits also see him contributing to peer-reviewed articles and chapters on various facets of plastic surgery, from facelift techniques to BOTOX Cosmetic® and anesthesia. In his quest to elevate the craft, he has produced instructional videos on BOTOX® Cosmetic® injections and often hosts national teleconferences to educate fellow surgeons on fundamental skills and emerging developments.

His passion and expertise have transcended borders, with Dr. Shafer joining Allergan Facial Aesthetics to introduce BOTOX Vista® to Japan. He imparted his wisdom to over 200 nurses and doctors across the country, enriching the global landscape of aesthetic medicine. In select nations, he has been invited as a guest surgeon, entrusted with the well-being of dignitaries through surgical interventions.

The culmination of his remarkable journey led to the establishment of Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Here, Dr. Shafer shattered the traditional doctor-patient barrier, creating an environment where patients feel comfortable and relaxed. This unique approach allows patients to candidly share their concerns, fostering an atmosphere of collaboration in pursuit of their best outcomes.

In the bustling heart of New York City, where innovation and beauty intersect, Dr. David Shafer’s clinic remains a symbol of excellence. His patients not only undergo transformations but also embark on journeys of self-discovery and empowerment. Dr. Shafer’s story is an embodiment of the extraordinary heights one can attain when driven by passion, commitment, and the desire to make a profound impact on the lives of others.

Amidst the holiday cheer, let’s embrace self-care and renewal. Dr. Shafer suggests Renuvion and Aveli treatments as your gift to self—a testament to his commitment to enhancing your beauty. Embrace winter’s promise of transformation, and emerge in the new year as your best, radiant self.

Introducing Renuvion and Aveli
Renuvion, previously known as J-Plasma, is a revolutionary technology that represents the cutting edge of skin tightening and rejuvenation. Dr. Shafer has eagerly adopted Renuvion as a transformative treatment option at his clinic, given its impressive capabilities and the remarkable benefits it brings to his patients.
Renuvion employs a unique combination of radiofrequency energy and helium plasma to precisely target and rejuvenate the skin. This innovative approach empowers Dr. Shafer to address loose or sagging skin on various parts of the body, including the face, neck, abdomen, arms, and thighs. The procedure is minimally invasive, resulting in shorter recovery times and reduced scarring compared to traditional surgical methods. Reunion is often combined with other surgical procedures to enhance the results.

Aveli is another groundbreaking addition to Dr. Shafer’s clinic, representing the latest in non-surgical aesthetics and a game changer in cellulite treatment. This innovative approach combines a range of minimally invasive procedures to address various cosmetic concerns and achieve stunning results. Aveli encompasses a comprehensive approach to cellulite treatment, with a unique mechanism to address cellulite at the source of the tethering bands under the skin. Dr. Shafer’s expertise in plastic surgery and aesthetics ensures that Aveli delivers customized and harmonious results. Benefits of Aveli at Dr. Shafer’s Clinic:

1. Customized Treatment: Aveli offers a personalized approach to cellulite with direct disruption and permanent improvement of the skin, allowing patients to address specific concerns and achieve their desired look.

2. Non-Surgical: Aveli treatments are minimally invasive, minimizing discomfort and downtime while still delivering exceptional results.

3. Natural-Looking Enhancement: Dr. Shafer’s artistic eye and precision in administering Aveli treatments result in direct, natural-looking enhancements that enhance a patient’s unique beauty.

4. Comprehensive Solutions: Aveli when used alone or in combination with other treatments encompasses a range of options, ensuring that patients can target multiple concerns in a single session, saving time and providing effective results.

As a double board certified plastic surgeon and non-invasive specialist, Dr. Shafer and Shafer Clinic offer the full range of treatment options for patients from traditional plastic surgery to emerging technologies such as Reunion and Aveli. As the saying goes, “If all you have is a hammer then everything looks like a nail,” but when you have a full tool box and a master craftsman, the results can be exceptional.

“Self-care is the foundation of self-love, and self-love is the source of true confidence. Embrace your journey of self-improvement with compassion, for it is through this process that you’ll discover your most radiant and confident self.” – Dr. David Shafer.


Words by Elle Taylor.

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