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.

December 13, 2017 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Face

All surgeries carry a certain degree of risk. It's important to us that Dr. John R. Griffin's patients are made aware of the potential complications of any procedure they are about to undergo. It helps with pre-op surgical preparations and gives patients a better appreciation for their post-op instructions and follow-up visits.

November 15, 2017 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Face

When it comes to any sort of surgery, it's important for patients to understand the procedure they're about to undergo and what the outcomes might be. Before and after photos of other patients can be a good gauge for a plastic surgeon's expertise, but patients really want to know the results of surgery performed on their own face. 

September 21, 2017 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Face

When a person undergoes a rhinoplasty (nose job), the results can be extraordinary. The overall symmetry and appearance of the face may be greatly enhanced. Often, this means added balance or improved prominence to various facial features, translating into improved confidence and a better sense of self.

September 06, 2017 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Face

There have been a number of psychology studies that have shown that people’s perceptions of facial beauty are closely tied to symmetry. In other words, the more symmetrical the individual facial features, the more likely it is that the entire face will be perceived as beautiful. Of course, very few people have exact symmetry to their facial features.

August 17, 2017 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Face

A rhinoplasty (nose job) cosmetic surgical procedure can do wonders for your facial appearance. In some cases, it can also allow you to breathe easier and sleep better by reducing your snoring. No doubt, you are excited to see and feel these results from your procedure as soon as possible.

August 16, 2017 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Face

A rhinoplasty can make a world of difference. Removing a bump on the bridge, altering the size of the nostrils, and changing the angle of the tip of the nose can improve your appearance. Yet many patients do not realize that the results of a rhinoplasty can be affected by what happens before surgery.

Our team would like to consider the pre-op phase before a rhinoplasty is performed at our San Mateo, CA practice. As you're about to read, this can be a crucial part of looking your very best.

August 12, 2017 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Face

The nose is such a prominent facial feature. It's also problematic because of its prominence. An issue with the shape or size of the nose can result in a poor appearance as well as problems with self-confidence. Such is the case with dorsal bumps. These humps on the bridge of the nose can be a major cause of self-consciousness. In fact, just a small bump can throw off the symmetry and proportions of your face. This can impact self-esteem for many years.

August 12, 2017 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Face

Once you have made your decision to undergo a rhinoplasty cosmetic surgical procedure with Dr. Griffin, you are no doubt already excitedly looking forward to what your new nose will look like. You may even be thinking that you will get to see that reshaped nose almost immediately after surgery.

July 27, 2017 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Face

What qualities make people determine which features they find more attractive than others? This question certainly is subjective, as everybody has their own idea of what they consider attractive. Some people may prefer large lips, while others may prefer round eyes. However, there may be a scientific way to determine which types of features are more likely to be considered attractive.