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"The end result in all three procedures exceeded my expectations"


I am a 69 year old lady that recently had a "Thigh Lift" performed by Dr. Shu. I am highly pleased with the result. Although I am within about 10 pounds of what the weight chart says I should be for my age and height, I tend to carry extra weight in my upper arms and thigh area. I do jog 2 miles a day 5 days a week in an effort to stay reasonably fit and toned. Whereas this effort probably did help to tone my legs to some extent, still- the inner thigh area remained excessively flabby and unattractive. I can wear a skirt/dress and look quite nice- but to wear blue jeans ( or trousers of any kind) as just about every female in America does these days- I would automatically appear to be heavier than what I actually am. "So what- some of you might say if you read my letter- isn't it about having fun and forgetting how one looks in a pair of blue jeans?" Well, as hard as I would try to adapt to that attitude, it did bother me. I would return to wearing my skirts and kind of "standing out" and not in a good way (is the way it felt to me) when out @ the mall or in most casual social situations. I previously have had several procedures performed on me by Dr. Shu. He performed a "Mini Face Lift" on me several years ago and the result is very good. Thank you, Dr. Shu! In the summer of 2012, Dr. Shu performed a "Vaser Scarless Breast Reduction" on me.The result is not only visually more appealing in the way I look in clothes (well, not jeans) but almost completely diminished constant pain from a permanent upper right shoulder soft tissue injury sustained in a car accident some years ago. People have commented how much better I look but cannot seem to put their finger on why it might be. Probably the fact that my facial expression is no longer grimaced in constant pain is a huge contributing factor, I would think. Thank you, Dr. Shu! Now it felt that I wanted to complete my new look by having a "Thigh Lift" and feeling comfortable in the way I look in jeans. I did not for a moment consider seeking out another surgeon. When one has had two previous very positive experiences with both the surgeon and his staff, why change? Dr. Shu, true to form, performed his magic once again! I recently put on a pair of "skinny jeans" and look plain right down good in them. It has never been my goal to look years younger. I do not mind looking my age- I just want to look good for my age. With the help of Dr. Shu and his amazing skill as a cosmetic surgeon, I think I have achieved that. Thank you, Dr. Shu! I just want to say to all you folks out there desiring a cosmetic procedure, Dr. Steven Shu is the surgeon for you! I have had a total of three very good experiences and complete satisfaction with the outcome with Dr. Shu and his caring, competent staff. I really cannot sing their praises enough! Dr. Shu is completely honest. In all three of my cosmetic procedures, Dr. Shu did not promise anything that he did not deliver. The end result in all three procedures exceeded my expectations and I am very happy. Thank you Dr. Shu!

- S.A. Minneapolis

"I would refer my friends to Dr. Shu."


Dr. Shu and staff were always friendly, knowledgeable and on time. I feel that I was treated with respect and my concerns were addressed as they arose. The recovery time didn't take very long, as explained before-hand. The end result looked great, and I am a satisfied customer. I would refer my friends to Dr. Shu.

- SK

"Everything is five star!"


I am very happy with Dr. Shu and his wonderful assistants and staff. The procedure went smooth and the results are more than expected. Follow up is wonderful. I would not consider going anywhere else. The people, the cost, the results, everything is five star.

- Laura Passe, Minnesota

"I regret not seeing Dr. Shu from the beginning!"


I had suffered through and recovered from a liposuction procedure elsewhere that was a complete nightmare with several complications in recovery. I was definitely not satisfied with the work done and I decided to visit Dr. Shu for a consultation. I was completely impressed by his expertise and felt completely at ease with his knowledge of the subject. He advised that I needed more lipo and a mini tummy tuck to repair the work previously done. I knew that I was not an easy case, after 4 pregnancies with 2 cesarean sections, my age of 61 and the previous liposuction has left me with loose skin and areas of scarred fat that would not go away.

Once I scheduled the appointment, everything completely as planned. The procedure was quick, professional and much than I anticipated. I was utterly amazed at the ease of recovery this time and the professionalism of all the personnel involved in my procedure. Five days after the procedure, the outcome has already made a tremendous change in my torso and, I know that once I have completely recuperated, it will be a definite improvement of a condition that I have lived with for over 40 years. I can actually consider wearing a two piece bathing suit.

I regret not seeing Dr. Shu from the beginning and would recommend him to anyone interested in any kind of elective cosmetic surgery. He is an expert in his field, meticulous in his work and completely honest. I will definitely continue to use his services for all my needs.

- M.J.

"Dr. Shu truly makes his cosmetic surgery the tops of the country!"


Dr. Shu and his staff are very great and professional! He is very much a perfectionist and it shows from his staff to his expert treatment. Dr. Shu truly makes his cosmetic surgery the tops of the country!

- C.F.

"This place is fantastic!"

My experience at Shu Cosmetics was great. The staff were friendly and willing to answer any questions I had. Dr. was great as well. He always was thorough with questions and my procedure. With Dr. Shu's work, I am now able to wear the swimsuit of my choice with no embarrassment. Overall, this place is fantastic!

- B.B.

"I would definitely come back again"

I would recommend Dr.Shu to anyone. Very good doctor with great experience. The staff in the office is great, especially Bonnie. Everyone made me feel comfortable. Everyone was very professional and the new office looks amazing. I would definitely come back again. Great job Dr.Shu

- K.M.

"I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Shu to anyone desiring a cosmetic procedure"


I am a 69 year old lady that recently had a Vaser Scarless Breast Reduction procedure performed by Dr. Steven Shu. Although I had previously had breast-reduction surgery some years ago, unfortunately, all of the fatty tissue around the breast area had returned in full-force and then some. I have an upper right shoulder permanent soft-tissue injury sustained in a car accident some years ago. I was in constant pain from the extra weight of the fatty breast tissue. In addition, I had quite a bit of visible scarring from the previous reduction surgery. I can tell you that Dr. Shu is a true miracle worker. Not only is the pain almost non-existent but I am left with a "feminine" appearance and look nice in my clothes. Dr. Shu was able to position my breasts so that the scars from the previous surgery are hardly visible.

Dr. Shu also performed a Mini Face-Lift on me several years ago. I have a wonderful result and am very pleased.

Dr. Steven Shu, in my opinion, is a skilled surgeon, an artist-if you will, of the highest caliber. Dr. Shu excels in his profession. I would also like to comment that the staff working with Dr. Shu are competent, professional, but yet kind (even when I was a little grumpy.) The staff, that I had contact with, is consistently pleasant and supportive.

I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Shu to anyone desiring a cosmetic procedure.

S.A. Minneapolis

"I will recommend Dr. Shu time and time again!"

In 2011 I had a Full Lipoabdominoplasty after having loose skin after my 2 pregnancies. Dr Shu and his staff were FANTASTIC! I am very pleased with their customer service and with my results! I also had a Breast Augmentation with saline breast implants to fill out my deflated breasts post pregnancy I am VERY please with my results:) I will recommend Dr. Shu time and time again!

- K. D.

January 2012

I came to you to help me to find some semblance of what I once was before I gave birth to 3 children in random succession (30 years ago). I was blessed with beautiful, healthy babies and for that I am thankful. However, the havoc it played with my midsection was difficult to hide in any style of pants. Oh, sure, I worked out on a regular basis and actually had a decent muscular abdominal wall. The problem wasn't with muscle, however. It lied in the extra stretched out skin that lay upon that muscular wall. And, by the way, while breastfeeding your baby is so perfect for that precious life you brought into this world , it's not exactly the formula for looking perfect in the low-cut blouse. Little did I know that when I came to you for a mere chop off the extra skin that was hanging around my c-section, I would ultimately come away with so much more than I initially bargained for. I ended up having a mini tummy tuck with some laser fat removal and then they took that bit of fat and replaced it (breast fat transfer) in the breasts that just happened to be depleted from serving those said babies. What an amazing concept and, even more so, how organic! Using one's own fat to plump up areas that have been depleted over years! No embarrassing moments at the mammogram test when you have to tell them you had a breast augmentation. Of course, I'm no Pamela Anderson but you have made me a firm (no pun intended) believer. I actually fill in the skin that was left over from the child bearing years. Not only did the surgery (not so uncomfortable as one would think) go swimmingly but the recovery was, seriously, so much quicker than I had expected. Yes, I sought you out and paid for a service you were to provide but I am sincere when I tell you that I am more than pleased with the whole procedure. From the moment I came to your office for the initial consultation, your staff was professional and courteous. I remember thinking that if the doctor was condescending and smug, I was walking out. I love when I'm wrong. There was no one in your office that was remotely smug or condescending. Just friendly, sincere staff. You, Dr Shu, were really impressive. I knew you were confident but I also sensed you were a pleaser. I was sold. And, likewise, I was not disappointed. I am truly embarrassed that I didn't contact you before now. I have, seriously, thought of you so many times since this surgery and praised your name but just haven't taken the time to write you. Thank you SO much for your work. I know you did your best during my surgery and it shows. I'm not a spring chicken but, dangit, if I don't feel kind of sassy!!!! Thank you for your hard work, your expertise and employing a support staff that embodies the tenets of your philosophy. I am so thankful to have come upon your name in my online research and hope others get that same opportunity. Seriously, Dr. Shu, Thank you.

- S.W.

November 2011

I have had several procedures done by Dr Shu, including laser vaginal rejuvenation with labiaplasty and perineoplasty, and I couldn't be happier. I've never had to wait more than ten minutes to see him, and I've never felt rushed when discussing my options with him. He and his staff have always been friendly and made me feel comfortable. His ability to perform cosmetic surgical procedures that were once offered only under general anesthesia have given many patients a safer and more economic alternative that still gives fantastic results.

- K.S.

September 2011

I am writing because the care I received from Dr Shu and his staff was exceptional.  I had a tummy tuck and liposuction done in April and could not be happier.  I have wanted to do this for many years but I waited and now I am so glad I did.  I don’t think I could have gone anywhere else and received the results I have.  Dr Shu, Sarah and Bonnie have been over the top in my care.  They took the time to explain each step to me and made sure I understood.  They made follow calls to ensure my comfort and health.  I would recommend Dr Shu and his staff to anyone who is looking for a facility that truly having you walking out with the confidence we all want.

Thank you Dr Shu  - you truly are the best!!


June 2011

Dear Dr. Shu,

Thank you so much for the incredible service you and your staff provided me in November of 2010. My confidence and zest for living has been restored!

All of your staff are wonderful, but Sonya Stelmachuk should be commended for her  professionalism and genuine caring.

It is so nice to be treated as a person. You, Sonya and your entire staff go out of your way to do just that. Thank you again, for your professionalism, care and concern, it is rare in today’s world.


James F

June 2011

I had natural breast augmentation with fat transfer and Vaser Hi Def LipoSculpture performed on my stomach in 2010. I was a little skeptical at first, but once I had the procedures done, all my worries were gone. It's been almost a year, and I can say that there is a very noticeable difference in the appearance of my breasts; my stomach also looks great. Dr. Shu is a true artist, as well as an extremely professional and detailed surgeon. Not only do I feel more confident now, it's also exciting to know that if I plan to further enhance my breasts in the future, I can do so by using the newest fat transfer technology - Stem Cell Enhanced natural breast augmentation. 


March 23, 2011 by M.B.

The months I participated in the laser treatment combined with the aftercare greatly improved my skin, and have continued to gradually get better. At first I was afraid; the word "laser" is a frightening one. After my first treatment I had no idea what I had been afraid of. The pain was very minimal especially factoring in that I had seen results almost instantly. My skin has improved so much and is continuing to show improvement with the face wash. I am so grateful to be a part of this experimental process.


November 20, 2010 by Aman V

"Thank you" seems inadequate as I try to express my gratitude to you. You and all your staff have treated me with great respect and kindness. I have always felt comfortable through everything. I especially want to thank you for the extra surgery time you gave me and the perfect, beautiful new body and leg. You are an angel and a gifted, inspired surgeon!! God bless you always!!

Thank you so much for everything you have done for me. Just a note of thanks for all you have done in such a short amount of time since my first call to you! In less than a year I have sexy body and a whole new leg..LOL! I have been wanting this for a long time, but there was always an issue that prevented me from actually going through with it....I think as you get older, you worry less about those things that prevent you from doing things and you say, "This isn't about anyone but ME!" I wanted to feel complete. Now I can finally wear clothes that compliment my body.

I want to thank you for your encouragement throughout my procedure and better decision.
Thank you so much for your expertise, advice and professionalism. From the moment I wanted into the office I felt completely cared for and in good hands. I love the new look and feel like 42 isn't going to be so bad after all!

I would like to thank you for making my experience such a positive one. It's wonderful to be around such positive, upbeat, kind Doc. and the ladies!

It was so nice to be your patient and your staff and you are such a great team. My life has changed. People keep giving me compliments. Thanks a lot for your patience. I can't say enough about Dr. Shu and his staff. ALL of them are wonderful, respectful and kind. I was made to feel comfortable every step of the way. Words cannot explain how happy I am with everything Dr. Shu has done for me. I have been treated like an individual and Dr. Shu has listened to me and explained to me. He is the BEST! I never once felt as though I was just a number. All you are quite professional, yet loving and caring…a rare combination in today's medical environment! I felt as though my heart was as well cared for as my body! It has been pleasure being cared for by such great people!! I was truly impressed with Dr. Shu's skill as a surgeon and as human being. He answered all my of my questions and did a fantastic job on the surgery.

Aman V

November 15, 2010 by U.P.

I was very impressed with the time Dr. Shu spent with me discussing my expectations and my options to achieve the results I wanted. The nursing staff was very warm and put me a ease immediately. Enhancing or rejuvenating oneself can be a stressful decision, but Dr. Shu and his staff made it easy from day one. Even financing was simple! I was shocked by how quickly I healed and saw results. The body line I wanted was apparent within just a couple weeks. I am thrilled with my results!

Signed U.P.

October 12, 2010 by Liza E from Minneapolis

After I read the advertising about Dr. Steven Shu's experience and the variety of procedures he's performing, I knew I would be in very good hands.

I had two procedures: neck liposuction and fat transfer to my face from my back. My face and neck look much younger and tighter, and my friends have noticed that too. I look great!

Thank you, Dr. Shu, Sarah and Bonnie, you are a great team and I'll be your big advocate to my aging friends.

Liza E., Minneapolis

June 4, 2010 by PJ

Dear Dr. Shu,

Thank you for the excellent cosmetic work you have done for me, including the Profractional laser treatment, filler injections, and most recently, the mini facelift. All procedures provided me results beyond my expectations!

It is true what I have heard about you: that you are extremely passionate about what you do, are highly skilled, and a perfectionist, with an "artistic" eye for true cosmetic beauty.

As far as my mini face lift, I was truly amazed that you were able to create a far superior outcome than I had received from another highly regarded cosmetic surgeon years earlier. You actually corrected and restored my more natural-looking earlobes, and completely eliminated my jowls. I now have a jaw line that I haven't seen in 20 years! And yet though I look and consequently feel younger, you left me with such a natural look, that my friends just think the reason "I look so good," is that I've lost weight.

Thanks to you and your professional team, you have restored my faith in the artistry of cosmetic enhancement, and consequently I will confidently and happily refer your services to others.


March 20, 2010 by Jean J

Mirror, mirror on the wall....I was no longer the youthful woman I recognized looking back at me, at all. My days of basking in the sun left an over abundance of freckles and brown splotchy skin patches, wrinkles and sagging skin. My youthful look had grown older and tired looking.

Researching facial rejuvenation options I discovered the Rejuvelaser Skin & Lipo Clinic. In my complimentary consultation with Dr. Shu we addressed my concerns, goals and expectations. My facial enhancement truly has been his goal. His professional cosmetic and artistic evaluation recommended to me the ProFractional laser resurfacing. He assured me I would see subtle changes for a more youthful appearance and that I did.

Every step of the procedure was thoroughly explained. Explicit directions were given to me for home care with an invitation to call the office if I had any concerns.

Home followup and care went well and each day was more thrilling than the last when the visible changes emerged. My skin tone, texture and wrinkles dramatically improved. The treatment removed years of freckles and age spots. In fact, one morning while cleansing, right before my eyes, I wiped away a large brown spot that had plagued me for a long time. There was minimal interruption to my busy schedule. Seeing the process really work has been exciting.

Dr. Shu gave me back my confidence. I look and feel refreshed and natural. Now, I can again identify with the person looking back at me in the mirror as the person I want to look like...and people notice.

Dr. Shu and his staff were highly professional and caring throughout the procedure and most welcoming and friendly on my return followup visits. They have a dedicated passion for delivering service, skill, perfection, integrity and honesty.