Who is Graceanne Svendsen?

Graceanne Svendsen is the Practice Manager and Senior Esthetician at Shafer Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in midtown Manhattan. Graceanne is a licensed esthetician, cosmetic laser specialist, clinical trainer, and holistic health coach with fifteen years of experience in the medical fields of plastic surgery, dermatology and the healing arts. Known for her dedication to fostering skin health and beauty, she has extensive training in a wide variety of skin care, anti-aging and wellness treatments. Graceanne is very passionate about providing superior client service, while using only the highest quality medical-grade products and cutting-edge treatment techniques. 

She has proudly joined the Skin Medica / Allergan Diamond Glow Speaker Trainer Bureau and is a Candela Clinical Trainer.  In 2019 she won "Top Clinical Trainer" award for Candela.  Clinical training and Consulting has fast become one of her passions and part of a never-ending journey to get it "perfect" every time.  As a consultant for GLG Advisors, GuidePoint Global Advisors and Skin Medica, a division of Allergan she helps guide the development of new product launches.  

HydraFacial has tapped her as an Advanced HydraFacialist with their advanced HFX training in Long Beach, CA and she was featured at this year's HydraFacial World Tour 2019 and in their New Beauty Magazine promo video.

As a holistic health coach, Svendsen received her certification from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition with expertise on a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods.  She co-creates a completely personalized action plan based on her patients goals. Her main objective to move them towards their ideal vision of health within their unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and resources.  

By blending the holistic with the medical, Graceanne uses many healing modalities such as lymphatic drainage, Ayurveda and nutritional supplementation to help busy executives, families, teens, enjoy beauty from the inside and out.

In the summer of 2015 Svendsen joined the plastic surgery practice of David M. Shafer, M.D., F.A.C.S.  a state of the art facility conveniently in midtown Manhattan.  Dr. Shafer is a double board certified plastic surgeon, trained at the Mayo Clinic.  He is an international peer trainer for Allergan on all their injectable techniques, including their most recent and widely publicized Kybella.  At his office, her many aesthetics services include Hydra Facials, dermaplaning, advanced medical peels, micro needling and platelet rich plasma (PRP).  

Shafer Plastic Surgery is a Candela Center of Excellence facility under her tutellage, and most recently she has been published in clinical papers on non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation techniques called "CO2RE Intima" which improves urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness and laxity.  Other laser procedures include laser hair removal, rosacea treatments, photo facials, Sublative Fractional RF treatments, Sublime RF skin tightening as well as all the various procedures the CO2RE laser is capable of.  Svendsen also specializes in pre-surgery skin care protocols designed to prepare and protect the skin during surgery as well as post-surgical measures that can enhance circulation, support healing, improve immunity function, and leave the skin looking radiant and healthy with laser scar therapy protocols.

Graceanne attended Brooklyn College, and after relocating to Nashville, graduated from Tennessee Technology Center where she received her aesthetics certification.  Her corporate background experience includes working for Atlantic Records as well as Vanderbilt University.  In Nashville, she spent the majority of her aesthetics experience at the practice of plastic and reconstructive surgeon Joseph B. DeLozier III, M.D., F.A.C.S. who has been voted "Top Plastic Surgeon" in Nashville for seven years in a row, and who has been in practice more than twenty five years. 

After relocating back home to New York, Svendsen expanded her aesthetics experience working with veteran plastic surgeon David K. Funt, M.D., F.A.C.S. and his dermatologist wife Dr. Tina K. Funt before joining Shafer Plastic Surgery in Manhattan.

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Lets Get Personal

Graceanne lives on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, with her creative and artistic daughter.  Together, they enjoy walking in our neighborhood, exploring the local parks, and tasting their way through New York's amazing cafes and restaurants.  In her spare time, she takes dance classes, watches movies and goes to local events and museums.