The only reason that I am writing this review is because now I am sold on plastic surgery. I have to admit I was not an advocate, but after years of dealing with a gut hanging over my jeans after having 5 children, I was sick and tired of it. I wanted my body back. I always felt like an attractive woman, but slowly with each pregnancy I gained 5 beautiful children and lost the feeling of beauty. I started talking about it with friends and after a lot of research I decided on the Dr. that trained at the Mayo Clinic. After meeting Dr. Shafer and having a tummy tuck and some liposuction on my hips/thighs, I am sold. I can't tell you how happy I am! After 12 years I can finally wear a bikini again (before I didn't even like to be seen in a one piece). I am so excited about it that my husband and I have booked our first trip together (without the kids) to Maui in February. I can't tell you how wonderful Dr. Shafer was, patient, caring and sensitive to my needs. I had a lot of concerns, especially with having kids at home, Dr Shafer was so easy to talk with and took the extra time I needed to fully explain the operation. He was honest and realistic about my recovery period and went the extra mile to make my experience outstanding. I am sold. If you are like me and unsure at first, just talk with Dr. Shafer, he is amazing, and an excellent surgeon. I am sure you will love him as much as I do, and my husband for that matter! I am a new woman!!!