I Literally Could Not Be Happier with Dr Shafer, His Staff, and the Results - New York, NY
I had been considering breast reduction surgery...
- 16 Nov 2012
I had been considering breast reduction surgery for about 5 years before finally deciding to go in for a consultation.
I was very apprehensive about the whole thing to begin with because I had seen this go badly- breasts too small for body size, long recovery time, etc. But I had also always struggled with my self-image because as a bigger girl to begin with, my F/FF cup breasts always made me feel bigger than I was. I did not want a Doctor who would make me feel uncomfortable with myself or suggest other procedures when all I wanted was a breast reduction.
Two weeks out of surgery, I can say for one of the first times in my life that I am happy with breasts. I can also say that this has changed the way I look at myself and that the results could not be any more perfect- literally. Dr Shafer gave me the most beautiful, perky, wonderfully shaped breasts I could have asked for. The scars are already nearly invisible, the swelling has gone down almost completely, and minus some minor leftover bruising and residual pain, I'm back in action.
I read all sorts of reviews online, some good, some scary, some bad. I chose Shafer Plastic Surgery and Dr. Shafer because they had nothing but positive reviews, and after looking through their website and speaking to Stacy at the office I had a good feeling about them. The first day I walked into Dr Shafer's office and met Stacy and Elaine, I knew this was where I should have gone. They were so open and friendly, and made me feel like I was their favorite client when they didn't even know me yet. Then I had the consultation with Dr Shafer and he took care to explain every single detail of every step of the process from that day through recovery (and I had lots of questions coupled with some serious anxiety about the anesthesia and recovery). Then Elaine came into the room and walked me through the financials and the rest of the details and she was the definition of professional/expert. Fast forward to the days leading up to the surgery and then the surgery itself. The staff at the office took all of my (many) calls and patiently answered my questions, calmed my fears and made sure I was comfortable with how everything was going to happen. Then the day of the surgery, Dr Shafer was there to walk me through everything again, re-discuss my goals, and even to calm me down in the operating room when I was anxious for things to start. I would recommend using Dr Shafer and his staff for any procedure you're thinking of, because they are genuinely good people who are incredible in their field. Thank you guys! -Samantha