Birmingham Plastic Surgeon
140 Village St., Ste. 100
Birmingham, Alabama 35242 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

My AWESOME Breast Aug. - Birmingham, AL

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

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

I Loved my Outcome the Minute I Saw Them! - Birmingham, AL

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.

5 out of 5 stars Lifestyle Lift

Neck Lift, Lipo on Neck and Lower Jowls, Upper Lids After Stomach Band Surgery/ Weight Loss - I Like Me Again

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!

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Great Doctor and Staff - Birmingham, AL

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!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Better Than I Ever Imagined - Birmingham, AL

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!

5 out of 5 stars Dysport

Dysport Injections - Birmingham, AL

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.

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Breast Implants and Liposuction by Dr. Christopher J. Schaffer - Birmingham, AL

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.

5 out of 5 stars Dysport

Say Goodbye to the Frown Lines! - Birmingham, AL

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.

5 out of 5 stars Dysport

Excellent Services Will Be Back for More!!! - Birmingham, AL

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!!

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Facelift - Birmingham, AL

Dr. Schaeffer Performed my Surgery. His Professional and Competent Manner Put Me Completely at Ease.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

Dr. Christopher J. Schaffer is a board-certified plastic surgeon at Hedden Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, Alabama with extensive experience in the latest cosmetic surgery procedures. Dr. Schaffer has a passion for outstanding results and the enduring satisfaction of each patient.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

Free. Complimentary consultation

Awards & Recognition

Professional Recognition:
Allergan National Educational Faculty, 2004 - present
LEAD Program Breast Implants Advisory Board

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Schaffer has hospital affiliations at Trinity Medical Center, Birmingham, AL.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NB, 1988
    Medical: MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NB, 1992
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1994
    General Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, 1998
    Plastic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 2000

Treatments offered at Hedden Plastic Surgery

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Should I Be on Blood Thinners After Tummy Tuck?

There are some patients who are genetically predisposed to clotting because they lack certain serum factors or have more viscous blood.  A... READ MORE

How Do You Avoid Implants Looking Very Gapped/far Apart from Each Other?

Cleavage is a widely variable anatomic state defined by how close the breasts on either side approach the midline. During an exam, one can usually... READ MORE

TUBA Breast Augmentation

TUBA is a great operation for sub-muscular placement of saline implants in anatomically appropriate patients. It does have a steep learning curve and... READ MORE

I Have Never Been Able to Fill an A Cup and I Don't Want my Implants to Look Hard or Fixed So What Do I Ask For?

For those with little to no breast tissue, I will often recommend a silicone implant for a more natural feel coupled with a medium profile and a... READ MORE

What is a good size for my figure? I'm 5'4 and 100lbs. (Photos)

Congratulations!  You will have a great outcome with this procedure since you have great anatomy.  I would suggest staying within 0.5 cm of your b... READ MORE

If you get breast implant exchange will you need 2nd breast lift?

What primarily is accomplished after a breast lift is optimal positioning of the nipple-areolar complex at the most projecting point of the breast or... READ MORE

Will high profile give the natural look I want? (Photo)

As compared to medium or moderate plus profile implants, the high profile implant will provide a rounder look.  Some describe this as artificial but ... READ MORE

Best implant choice? What implant type would be most realistic? (photos)

You have excellent anatomy and as such you should have a good result.  The components of good anatomy and thus the best results with augmentation are ... READ MORE

Is a donut lift a good option for me? (Photo)

Based on your pictures, I think you are a good candidate for the periareolar lift combined with implants.  You appear to have Grade I and glandular pt... READ MORE

5'8", 116lbs, and currently 34A/B, wanting to be much much larger. Hoping 650cc will do the trick! Saline v. Silicone? (photo)

There are advantages to either choice:  saline - cost, smaller incisions/scars, flexibility in the operating room with volume asymmetric breasts, no ... READ MORE

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.