June 15, 2018 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Breast

Many breast augmentation patients wonder what they can do to maintain the results of their surgery. One of the best things patients can do is to lead a healthy lifestyle and avoid major weight gain or weight loss. Losing a significant amount of weight could have an impact on the appearance and feel of your breast implants.

May 30, 2018 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Breast

3-D imaging allows our patients to virtually “try on” breast implants in different sizes and shapes before you decide to undergo breast augmentation surgery. How does this technology work? What are the advantages over using sizers (such as tester implants that can be inserted into your bra) to determine the right size and shape implant for your procedure?

Here, Dr. John R. Griffin discusses how 3D imaging can be used to help our San Mateo, CA patients decide if breast augmentation is right for them.

May 24, 2018 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Face

A rhinoplasty (nose job) can work wonders for a person’s appearance. Just a small adjustment to the nose can bring out the best qualities of other facial features, and boost overall self-esteem in the process. 

A number patients at our San Mateo, CA plastic surgery center have undergone rhinoplasty to correct problems with the nasal tip. Let’s consider how a long or overprojected nasal tip can lead affect a person’s self-image, and how a cosmetic surgeon can address these issues.

May 08, 2018 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Breast

Thanks to breast implants, women can enhance their curves and improve their overall figure. There are risks to keep in mind after breast augmentation, however. For example, implant ruptures can negatively impact health in patients with silicone breast implants. According to new findings by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), patients with textured breast implants must also consider potential health risks.

April 24, 2018 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Face

When it comes to enhancing the appearance of your face, reshaping the nose can work wonders. This might explain why rhinoplasty (nose job) is among the most popular procedures at our San Mateo, CA plastic surgery practice.

April 05, 2018 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Breast

Many patients who’ve undergone breast augmentation surgery at our San Mateo, CA practice have achieved excellent results. With enhanced curves and improved body contour, these patients experienced a renewed sense of self and a better overall self-image. While the majority of our patients are satisfied with the results, there are times when some correction/revision may be required. That’s certainly the case with breast implant rippling.

March 21, 2018 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Cosmetic Surgery

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recently released their 2017 statistics on cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. As you may have expected, breast augmentation surgery and rhinoplasty (nose job) were two of the most popular procedures performed. Yet there’s more to the numbers than that. These figures help surgeons understand trends in aesthetic treatments and what the future may hold for aesthetic rejuvenation.

March 01, 2018 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Face

The nose has a certain distinction as part of the various features that make up the face. Not only should it ideally be right in the center of the face, both horizontally and vertically, but it is also the largest single feature of the face. This means that even a small imperfection in the size or shape of just one part of the nose can throw off the balance of all the facial features.

February 15, 2018 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Breast

Capsular contracture refers to the formation of excessive scar tissue around a breast implant following breast augmentation surgery. This scar tissue can harden and compress the breast implant, causing pain as well as problems with the appearance and texture of the breast. It’s estimated that capsular contracture occurs in 5 to 8 percent of breast augmentation patients, with signs and symptoms developing up to five years after surgery. The degree of capsular contracture can range from mild to severe.

January 31, 2018 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Face

Scar tissue is unavoidable after undergoing any kind of surgery. It’s your body’s natural response to trauma. Most of the time, scar tissue is not a major problem for facial plastic surgery patients thanks to careful planning and our surgical expertise. In some cases, however, scar tissue can lead to a number of problems for patients.