Photos: David Shafer, MD, Develops the World’s First Plastic Surgery Themed Apple iPhone Application
NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ — Manhattan-based aesthetic plastic surgeon, Dr. David Shafer, announces The Shafer Plastic Surgery App, the world’s first plastic surgery iPhone Application.
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The interactive program taps into Dr. Shafer’s informational database of over 1,000 FAQ’s covering invasive and non-invasive plastic surgery procedures and treatments. For example: “Is liposuction better than tummy tuck?” Answer: “It all depends on your body. If you have good skin elasticity, but a moderate amount of fat, then liposuction may be best. If you have loose skin and poor abdominal tone, then abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) may be your best option. . .”
The “lite” version, which is a free service, gives users the ability to look at a sampling of existing questions and answers. The full version of the app runs for $2.99, and in addition to full database access, allows people to ask questions directly to Dr. Shafer. Relevant questions and answers are then added to the database. Both versions feature an “About Dr. Shafer” section and provide direct links to Dr. Shafer’s website and office email.
Dr. Shafer created the app for the modern plastic surgery patient, who he says is “sophisticated, inquisitive and information seeking.” Since the app is continually updated, the database is constantly growing and evolving to showcase the most up-to-date info available. As an aesthetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Shafer works to stay on the cutting edge of technological and surgical developments to offer his patients the best possible treatment and advice.
Dr. Shafer is developing a similar Palm application.
Dr. David Shafer is trained in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery, specializing in aesthetic plastic surgery. He trained at The Mayo Clinic, a facility consistently ranked best in class for hospitals and surgical training. He was selected to continue his education as an Aesthetic Surgery Fellow at the Manhattan Ear, Eye & Throat Hospital (MEETH) in New York City. Following medical school, Dr. Shafer began his surgical residency at the Arizona Burn Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Dr. Shafer has contributed to a number of peer-reviewed articles and chapters of facelift techniques, Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, and anesthesia for plastic surgery. He continues to operate at MEETH and teaches plastic surgery residents from New York University, Columbia University, Cornell and Lenox Hill Hospitals.
For more about Shafer Plastic Surgery, visit www.ShaferPlasticSurgery.com
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