Dr. Adam Schaffner

Plastic Surgery
New York, NY
25 years experience male

Locations

Plastic Surgery Institute of New York

New York, NY

Address

461 Park Avenue South, Suite 7A, New York, NY
Directions

Fax

2126886602

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

Cigna

Medicare

Oxford Health Plans

UnitedHealthcare

Aetna Life Insurance Company

CIGNA Health Care

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

About

Bio

Dr. Adam Schaffner is a fellowship-trained New York City plastic surgeon who specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery of the face, breast and body. He uses the latest techniques to deliver quality care and beautiful results with minimal downtime.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Plastic Surgery

ent - Head & Neck Surgery

Facial plastic Surgery

Licenses

United States: New York

Doctor Q&A

48 Answers
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
6 months - minimum: After major weight loss, i recommend that a patient wait a minimum of six months at a stable weight before considering plastic surgery to remove exces... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Need follow-up care: There are risks with any plastic surgery procedure. If you travel to another country to have it performed, who will be performing your follow-up care... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Extra finger: It is possible to remove an extra finger on your hand. It is important to have your hand evaluated by an experienced hand surgeon. This will include... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Breast symmetry: No one is exactly symmetrical. A plastic surgeon will do his/her best to make the breasts appear as symmetrical as possible. To do so may require us... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Skin cancer: The difference between basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma has to do with how the skin cancer cells appear under the microscop... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Handling Skin Lesion: I recommend having a full body skin check by a dermatologist performed at least once each year or more often as recommended by your healthcare profess... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Be careful: Permanent makeup can be very challenging to remove without causing problems. Please note that older permanent make-up can become dark if treated with... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Permanent makeup: Permanent make-up must be performed carefully by an experienced technician. I recommend using dyes which may be easily removed by a laser since you m... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Lower body lift: In a lower body lift, excess skin and connective tissue are removed to improve the shape and contour of the thighs and buttocks. Liposuction is frequ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Plastic surgery: Plastic surgeons may perform aesthetic plastic surgery or reconstructive surgery. It is important that a plastic surgeon be able to perform both aest... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: After lip augmentation surgery, it is often beneficial to take pain medication to maximize your comfort. Be sure to advise your doctor regarding any ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Big pannus: First, diet and exercise should be optimized to reduce the size of the pannus as much as possible. Any hernias should be addressed. Liposuction may ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Breast fat necrosis: Fat necrosis in the breast may occur following surgery. If this is suspected, an imaging study may be performed such as ultrasound, a mammogram or an... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Consider all options: Yes, a concave chest may be treated with implants. It is important to consider the underlying cause and ensure that the treatment treats the cause as... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes, in most cases: A patient with anemia may have plastic surgery as long as the anemia is controlled and/or treated in advance of the procedure. Prior to the procedure... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: Yes, one can have aesthetic plastic surgery while taking anti-anxiety medicine. It is important to advise the anesthesiologist of the medications you... Read More
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A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Multi-modality: There are many treatments available to help rejuvenate the face without facial plastic surgery. These include Botox to relax facial muscles that caus... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: Plastic surgery may be performed by plastic surgeons on a pro bono basis for patients in need. There are a number of foundations and charities which ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Male breast cancer: A patient with breast cancer can have plastic surgery to reconstruct the breasts regardless of gender or age insofar as their is no medical contraindi... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Plastic surgery: A 17 year old may have plastic surgery with parental consent. Plastic surgery procedures commonly performed on this age group include rhinoplasty (no... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Under 18: Plastic surgery in patients under the age of 18 is not uncommon. Patients in this age group may have nose jobs (rhinoplasty), chin implants, breast r... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Muffin top treatment: Muffin tops are a challenge to treat. Diet and exercise should be optimized. Liposuction will help reduce the volume of fat. There are some non-inv... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Blood in eye: Blood in the white part of the eye (sclera) is known as a subconjunctival hemorrhage. It can occur after plastic surgery and usually resolves on its ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Raised scars: The scars need to be evaluated to determine the best treatment options. If there is any evidence of a keloid or hypertrophy, you may consider injecti... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Lip augmentation: Lip augmentation may be performed using injectable filler materials such as restylane, (dermal fillers) Perlane or juvederm. Permanent lip augmentati... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Stretch mark removal: Carboxytherapy causes the formation of new collagen which subsequently thickens the skin to improve the appearance of the stretch marks by rebuilding ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Nasal bone removal: Bone removed from the inside of your nose to straighten the septum or open the nasal airway by operating on the turbinates is considered functional su... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Types of Anesthesia: Yes, it matters what kind of anesthesia is used for plastic surgery. There are various levels of sedation. Deeper sedation is required for more inva... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Possibly: Breast implants may rupture. If they do, they need to be removed and replaced if desired by the patient. The patient may have additional breast surg... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Helping saggy breast: Large volume weight loss, changes associated with aging, and/or a history of pregnancy/breast feeding may all contribute to the appearance of sagging ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Wrinkle treatments: Chemical peels and lasers may be used to treat wrinkles. Different peels and lasers will treat at different depths of the skin. The deeper the treat... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Keloid: Keloids may form in anyone. They are more likely to form in certain patient populations (e.g., african american, asian, latino). If you have a histo... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Cheek bones: Cheek bones may be strengthened using injectable filler materials such as sculptra, radiesse, restylane, (dermal fillers) perlane, juvederm, or one's ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Do your homework: Make sure your plastic surgeon is a plastic surgeon. Communicate your desire to have a natural result. Look at before and after photographs of patie... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Breast lump removal: It is important to determine the cause of the breast lump in advance of surgery. Surgical excision of a breast lump unrelated to the previous breast ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Protruding jaw bone: A protruding jaw bone may be addressed by plastic surgery. Which technique(s) are used will depend on the cause(s) of the protrusion. Sometimes, jus... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Nose scar: An indentation mark on your nose may be caused by various issues. It should be evaluated by a plastic or facial plastic surgeon. If due to a problem... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Eye plastic surgery: I suggest that you consult with a plastic surgeon, a facial plastic surgeon, or an oculoplastic surgeon who performs plastic surgery of the eyelids (b... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Male plastic surgery: More and more men are having plastic surgery to improve their appearance. In most cases, it is to either address a concern which they have had for ye... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Breast scars: Scars resulting from breast plastic surgery generally heal very well and fade over time. They are placed in locations where they may be most conceale... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Stretch marks: To minimize stretch marks, slowly build those muscles to avoid rapid expansion. Also, moisturize the skin frequently to minimize tears in the dermis ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
No: Facial plastic surgery does not, in general, cause severe pain. If one has severe pain following facial plastic surgery, the patient should notify hi... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
It depends: Not all women can breastfeed. Breast implants themselves will not affect the ability to breastfeed; however, the surgical procedure to place them may... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Breasts: Everyone develops breasts at different rates and at different ages. Be sure to express your concerns regarding breast development to your primary car... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Breast ptosis: Breast ptosis (or droopy breasts) may be corrected using a variety of techniques such as an augmentation, a lift, or a lift with an augmentation. Dur... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Breast implants: Breast implants will add weight to the breast. Breasts sag as one gets older. Larger, heavier breasts tend to sag more and at an earlier age compare... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Facial plastics: Facial reconstruction following trauma or tumor removal is performed to try to reconstruct the appearance to what is was prior to the trauma or tumor ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Absolutely: Yes, you can have body dysmorphic disorder without wanting to have plastic surgery. One is not dependent on the other.
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Testimonials
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Mar 27, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Schaffner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Schaffner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! gives me some perspective thank you
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for info
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rush Medical College
Graduated 1998MD

Medical/Graduate school

Emory University
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

Detroit Medical Center Hospital System

Residency

University Hospital Stony Brook

Awards

Listed in Marquis Who's Who in America, Marquis Who's Who
Listed in Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare
Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., Listed in America’s Cosmetic Doctors

Affiliations

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
American College of Surgeons

Publications

Donor Site Morbidity and Patient Satisfaction Using a Composite Nipple Graft for Unilateral Nipple Reconstruction in the Radiated and Nonradiated Brea...
Comparing FK-506 with Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor (b-FGF) on the Repair of a Peripheral Nerve Defect Using an Autogenous Vein Bridge Model
Closure of Orocutaneous Fistula Using a Pedicled Expanded Deltopectoral Flap
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