LIGHTNING RELEASES (1/14/2014) – David Shafer, MD, FACS, with a prestigious plastic surgery practice in Midtown Manhattan, is a national trainer for Allergan Inc., which “brings scientific excellence and rigor to deliver leading products that improve patient outcomes.” Dr. Shafer is one of the first doctors in the New York region to be working with the new JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, the first and only filler approved to temporarily correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area in adults over the age of 21.

“It is a paradigm shift in the way fillers are used,” says Dr. Shafer, “to lift the face instead of just fill wrinkles.”  Dr. Shafer states, “the advantages of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC are that the FDA-approved indication to correct age-related volume loss in the mid-face, with a lift capacity to the face and long duration of action of two years as compared to currently available HA fillers (which last from 8-12 months), sets a new standard for fillers.” Dr. Shafer was chosen by Allergan to be a national trainer and is one of the select few doctors in New York City that worked with the pre-commercial release to start injecting it in his patients. Dr. Shafer also trains other doctors in the proper method to inject JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC to ensure safe and effective treatments.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds). JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is a hyaluronic acid, or HA, a naturally occurring skin molecule, is available in 72 countries, and has been available internationally for the last five years – establishing a significant safety record.  “JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is unique in that the way fillers were used previously only inflate tissues and now this filler lifts the face with a naturally appearing result,” maintains Dr. Shafer. “The fact that the effect lasts much longer is appealing to my male clients as well, as there are less visits to the office and no downtime.”

Dr. David Shafer is Double Board Certified in Plastic Surgery, a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is also Chief Medical Technical Officer at Aquavit Pharmaceuticals, Inc and a Founding Board Member of Virtual Health, an innovative new cloud-based tool for patient care coordination currently in Beta-testing.  Dr. Shafer also teaches residents and fellows from NYU, Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, Cornell, Lenox Hill Hospital and Long Island North Shore Hospitals.

In 2013 he won the Vital’s, Patient’s Choice Award for the sixth year in a row and has also previously received The Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award in 2012, a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

Dr. Shafer is a modern generation surgeon and an innovator. He stays on the cutting edge of technological and surgical developments to offer his patients the best possible treatment and advice. He launched the VECTRA XT 3D imaging system at his practice, which allows patients to view their desired results in real-time 3D imaging. Dr. Shafer’s web presence is marked by his development of the world’s first plastic surgery themed iPhone application. He is also currently working with Aquavit Pharmaceuticals on the launch of an innovative micro-needling and medical delivery system called Aquagold.  

In recent years, Dr. Shafer has written peer-reviewed articles and chapters on facelift techniques, Botox Cosmetic®, Dysport™, and anesthesia for plastic surgery. Additionally, he has produced DVDs on Botox Cosmetic® injections to teach other surgeons fundamental skills and new developments.

He established his practice, Shafer Plastic Surgery, in Manhattan to break down the traditional doctor-patient barrier and create an environment where patients feel comfortable and relaxed. Dr. Shafer treats every patient as if they are family.

Dr. Shafer has been voted Top Doctor in Botox Cosmetic, Breast Augmentation, Facelift, Liposuction, Mommy Makeover, Tummy Tuck, Eyelid Surgery and offers a full range of plastic and cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures minimally invasive and twilight anesthesia.  


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