About Christopher J. Schaffer, MD
Christopher J. Schaffer, MD practices in Birmingham at Hedden Plastic Surgery & Spa Greystone as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Schaffer was invited to join RealSelf in 2010, and has achieved "Participating Member" status. The doctor has 13 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Schaffer has hospital affiliations at Trinity Hospital Birmingham, AL.
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Posted by 02050Mama
Dr. S, and the staff at Hedden Plastic Surgery are AWESOME! I live 1000+ miles away from the facility, but after my cousin referred me to them, I found that it was well worth the trip to have my surgery done there. The facilites are GORGEOUS, which makes a girl feel nice :) All of the staff is so kind, and patient, and make you feel like you are their only patient. I must have called 20+ times with silly questions and last minute travel changes, and the staff never tired of my calling! As for my results, my breasts look GREAT! I thought I would defintely need a lift, but after my consultation, Dr. S had a techinique of placing the implant in such a way that it gave the illusion of a lift, without all the extra surgery and scarring. I am SO happy with my new breasts, and would reccomend Dr. S and Hedden Plastic Surgery to ANYONE! :) *While I suppose it is possible for another place to be AS good as this, it is IMPOSSIBLE for any place to be better ;) ~Angelina
Posted by Mdr1972
Dr.S made me feel very comfortable and he also helped me make the big decision as to how many CCs to obtain. He took the time to look at photos I brought from the internet of both what I called good and bad implant jobs. He is GREAT! I plan to use him for my upcoming tummy tuck as well. I would recommend him to anyone.
Neck Lift, Lipo on Neck and Lower Jowls, Upper Lids After Stomach Band Surgery/ Weight Loss - I Like Me Again
Posted by Carolyn Bigger
Dr. took the time to answer all my questions and was very gentle and solicitous when I returned to have stitches removed. Everything he explained is exactly what happened. No surprises!
Posted by candyce415
I was nervous about having Botox for the first time but I'm so glad I did! Dr Schaffer and his staff was very friendly. Dr Schaffer listened to my concerns and picked the best treatment for me. Dr. Schaffer also offered numbing cream to help ease my mind about any discomfort which was little to none!
Posted by paigel
Dr. Schaffer can be a little intimidating because he is pretty serious. But that's one of the reasons I picked him. He is very focused and knows what he is doing. I would much rather have a surgeon who is confident and knowledgeable than one who is extra chatty and maybe not so concise. The patient care pre and post surgery is fantastic and they really try to make you as comfortable and at ease as possible. You won't regret going to him!
Posted by kimber21
I recently had dysport injected by Dr. Schaffer. He and his staff are absolutley the best! I felt at ease throughout the entire procedure. They used numbing cream in the beginning and gave ice packs afterward. Truly exceptional facility, staff, and service.
Posted by Big SMILE 86
There is always a wait there! The front office girls always seem kinda busy or distracted but THE NURSES and everyone in the back is AMAZING! They really care about the you and try to help in any way that they can.
Posted by Suzy in Auburn
I am so happy with my results! Dr. Schaffer took his time and made me feel so comfortable. It was a great experience and I would highly recommend him.
Posted by summer in auburn
Dr. Schaffer was patient with me and calmed my nerves! Every question I asked was answered in layman terms so I knew what he was talking about!!
Posted by hilda in alabama
Dr. Schaeffer Performed my Surgery. His Professional and Competent Manner Put Me Completely at Ease.
Posted by meme001
The staff was very patient and professional. Anytime I called the office they were always willing to answer all questions I HAD. Everyone was very pleasant and had a smile on their face despite it being so early in the morning . The doctor was kind and showed genuine concern to make sure all my questions were answered ! If you are in the surrounding area, I would definitely recommend this practice as they were TOP NOTCH! Did not have to wait long at all. I was there by 6:30am and out on the road by 9:30am....
Posted by Jackie M. Jones
Dr. Schaffer done the most amazing work on me. He took my unsightly breasts and make them BEAUTIFUL! Even better than that, he was extremely courtious and helpful with answering all of my questions. He was very polite to me during my conciltation, the day of surgery, and during my follow up appointments. I couldn't ask for better results. Also, his staff and nurses done a great job by making me feel comfortable and welcome. They made sure that themselves and Dr. Schaffer knew what I wanted my final result to be and Dr. Schaffer made it happen! I would recommend using him above all others hands down.
Posted by Alabaster44
I went to Dr. Schaffer for some facial aging. I didn't want anything drastic or a unnatural looking. Dr. Schaffer was very kind, professional, and patient when he explained what he could do. I never felt rushed or pressured. I felt so confident and comfortable with his opinions and expertise that I had Dypsort that very day. I am extremely satisfied with my results, will surely return to him, and would definitely recommend him to others.
Posted by DMMS
I am so happy to have found Dr. Schaffer for my breast augmentation. He is a great surgeon and is very responsive to what you want your look to be. I contacted Dr. Schaffer through e-mail and amazingly he responded within a day in a very informative and personal response and arranged for me to have an appointment the following day. Prior to my consult with Dr. Schaffer, I had been told by two surgeons that I needed a breast lift, but Dr. Schaffer suggested a silicone breast implant in a medium profile to lift the breast without an actual surgical lift. The results are great and the volume was restored with a minimal incision under the fold of the breast. I had surgery on a Friday and returned to work on the following Monday. I am very pleased with the new look. He is very responsive and makes very good suggestions for what it will take to get the look you desire. I highly recommend Dr. Schaffer - he is an outstanding surgeon.
Posted by MR1972
I am scheduled for my TT on Feb. 14. I can NOT wait. The time seems to be passing in slow motion. I have been so ashamed of my tummy for many years and even catch myself putting a pillow in my lap or crossing my arms to cover my tummy area when sitting down. This is a dream come true for me and I know I won't be perfect afterwards, but I will look better than I do right now and for that I could not be happier! This forum has been heaven sent and has helped me so much. It is like a sisterhood even if you have never met in person. I am happy I have others to go through this journey with me. Thanks to everyone I have connected to and I wish nothing but the best to them and to the people I haven't communicated with as well. We are all in this together!
Posted by caragarcia
Wonderful Staff. I had a tummy tuck, breast lift, liposuction on my thighs, and Botox. The staff was wonderful. Dr. made sure to answer all my question and made sure I was happy pre and post op. If I have any else done this is the only Dr I will ever trust to go too.. Thank you Dr. Schaffer and staff for the new me!
Posted by shunny_g
Not sure of the outcome just yet but I will be sure to let u know. I guess overall he is a okay doctor. I feel that he really lacks his bedside manner. He never went over much with me on any of our visits. I meet with another PS before and he was very pleasant and informative.
Posted by d37
I've used Dr Schaffer for several procedures, including my amazing BL/BA, TT, Botox and have been completely satisfied with my experiences there. Actually satisfied is an understatement, I feel great about being me! He takes time to answer concerns, gives honest answers ( he will tell me quickly if my thoughts are not the best choice). I like that. His staff is great! I'm always treated like a friend from the reception and nurses, wait time is reasonalble. Dr Schaffer never appears rushed or trying to hurry out. Even though some of my questions may not be huge- he has always treated them as important. I love the beautiful facility and the spa has incredible specials from time to time! (Spagraystone.com) It's one of my favorite places :) I feel Dr Schaffer tries to make each person look their best. Thanks, Dr S., you rock!
Posted by meganlw
Dr. Schaffer is very approachable and friendly. My results are exactly what we discussed in his office. I was very hesitant about the procedure because I feared post-op pain. My recovery was very quick and easy with minimal pain. I am very pleased. If I decide to have future procedures, I will definitely return to Dr. Schaffer. I will also recommend him to friends and others.
Posted by Linds32
Dr. Schaffer is wonderful. He made sure that I was happy comfortable from beginning to end.
Posted by shunny_g
Posted by alabama111
He was not friendly to me. The 2 people who went with me as caretakers also seem to think I got poor piss treatment.
Posted by d37
I've used Dr Schaffer for several procedures, including Botox and have been completely satisfied with my experiences there. He takes time to answer concerns, gives honest answers ( he will tell me quickly if my thoughts are not the best choice), wonderful staff, always treated like a friend from the reception and nurses, wait time is reasonalble, he never appears rushed or trying to hurry out, beautiful facility and the spa has incredible specials from time to time! (Spagreystone.com) It's one of my favorite places :) I feel Dr Schaffer tries to make each person look their best. Thanks, Dr S!
Posted by Sutherngurl
My results are not bad but not good.. I have no good things to say about my results. The staff including nurses, etc were great, the facility is great but personally I think this office does great work on breast, face etc but I would try somewhere else when it comes to butt lift or fat transfers. I spent money, recover time and pain for nothing. I did go for many follow-up visits which the Doctor would just say that I need to wait for months before I see results. I waited for months and it looks the same as before.
Posted by d37
Dr Schaffer is a RockStar! ( at least to me) Seriously though, he is meticulous and his work (I think) shows artistic quality and careful considerations. I love how I look! He patiently answered all my questions throughly. Responded to email quickly. Gave honest answers- not just what I wanted to hear. Guided me and helped make good, reasonable decisions with expertise and patience. Never appeared rushed or made me feel unimportant. For example, when I said "Can i ask you a few things" he replied, sure and sat down :). I like that. He's Kind, considerate, appears calm and his staff seems to love it there. That speaks volumes. I give Dr Schaffer, office staff, facility and spa 5 stars. Previously had Dr S. as surgeon, happy with my care and outcome :)
Posted by Denise G
I definitely would recommend Dr. Schaffer to anyone who wants to improve their appearance without looking “too done”. He did a great job & also has a good bedside manner.
Posted by cmf1983
he is a board certified plastic surgeon
Posted by slight.ptosis.BIG.results
Dr. Schaffer saved me a boat load of cash and surgery scars. My results so far are better than I could have dreamed. He also answered all of my questions with compassion and a medical explanation to back up the answers. Trusting him with sizing (I feel very proportionate now), profile, type of surgery and as my surgeon generally, was the best choice I could have made. Unreal experience and results.
Posted by Mommy101
I like this guy. Dr Schaffer is officially the only doctor I will ever let work on my face.
Posted by tattoobarbie11
Research.Friend also mentioned him. I have always wanted abreast augmentation, so on my 24th bday I decided to go for it, I live in Tampa, FL and I had done tons and tons of research and came across Dr. Schaffer when he was working here in Tampa, in 2010- He left shortly after surgery to Alabama, anyways he was very professional, and after surgery he really stressed on not being in bed and getting up stretching get in the shower lift your arms, and well I was back to work in 6 days and its 3years later and I still LOVE them, I told many of my girlfriends about how great my experience was that my best friend actually flew to Alabama to get hers done, she is back and she looks and feels great.
Posted by LHayes62
They were recommended by a co-worker. My surgeon was very attentive to that and assured me that my expectations were realistic. I feel that Dr. Schaffer and his staff were the best choice that I could have made for my needs.
Posted by vs335
Dr Schaffer is an amazing listener and took all of my concerns into consideration and put my mind at ease. I am so happy with my results and would absolutely recommend him to anyone!!!
Posted by d37
The more I heal, the more i appreciate my Dr and his skill! I cant speak highly enough about how much I love my results and how amazing my scars look! He really did fabulous work in my surgeries! I promise Dr Schaffer is worth the trip to Birmingham :) He answered all my questions throughly. Responded to email prior to initial appt for consultation and surgery. Gave honest answers- not just what i wanted to hear. Guided me to my much loved decision with expertise and patience. Never appeared rushed or made me feel unimportant. Kind, considerate, after surgery he came to recovery and personally checked on me. I give Dr Schaffer and his team 5 stars. I will use him for my next procedure. :) I loved the fact that Dr Schaffer NEVER made me feel rushed, answered all my questions (I had a huge list) gave me honest answers not just ones i wanted to hear, gave great options and was able to guide me on my decision to have the best results.
Posted by TammyKhan
I visited probably three other plastic surgery centers before settled on Hedden. I knew when Dr. Schaffer gave me blunt expectations and didn't say Yes I can do everything you want to achieve - I was with the right doctor. If you are in the birmingham area and you don't at least consult with Hedden you are making a huge mistake. If you are in the B'ham area and considering a tummy tuck I cannot speak highly enough of Hedden and Dr. Christopher Schaffer. With Dr. Schaffer you can expect a honest approach and his very best opinion on how he can help you. The staff is amazing, the cost reasonable and the care above compare!!
Posted by mscole
I chose this rating because I received top of the line treatment, and all of my questions were answered. I didn't have any problems. I had surgery on a Friday, and I walked 5 miles on Sunday (of course I got up at 4:00 am in the morning). Dr. Schaffer is great!! I wish I had photos to post. Ms. Cole
Treatments offered at Hedden Plastic Surgery & Spa Greystone
Education / Training
Medical: University of Nebraska Medical Center