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.

July 26, 2017 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Face

The nose is perhaps the most important facial feature, in terms of facial symmetry. This is because it is a noticeable feature and, ideally, should sit right in the center of the face, both horizontally and vertically. There have been numerous studies looking at perceptions of facial beauty. The general consensus is that humans perceive faces that are as close as possible to being perfectly symmetrical as more attractive than those that are not as symmetrical. Of course, the size and shape of the nose play a large role in how symmetrical the overall facial features may be.

June 18, 2017 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Face

Rhinoplasty (nose job) is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in America. Adjusting the various structures of the nose can have a dramatic impact on facial symmetry and overall appearance.

Many patients who would like to undergo rhinoplasty experience issues with the bridge of their nose. Below is some information on how rhinoplasty can address the needs of these patients.

Cosmetic Issues Caused by the Nasal Bridge

There are many issues that can affect the appearance of the bridge of the nose. They include:

October 16, 2014 | TOPICS: Cosmetic Surgery, Face, Breast, Body, Skin

Individuals over the age of 45 don’t have to look and feel old. In fact, the mid to late 40s and beyond can be rewarding years as long as the patient is healthy and does not suffer from any major illnesses. The physical signs of aging can be treated with various plastic surgery procedures, helping men and women age gracefully as they prepare for their senior years.

October 16, 2014 | TOPICS: Cosmetic Surgery, Face, Breast, Body, Skin

Aging is inevitable, and signs often start to develop earlier than you would think. According to research, many areas of our body (including the skin) begin a downward spiral around the time we hit our mid-20s. As a leading plastic surgeon, Dr. Griffin understands the aging process and offers a range of cosmetic surgery procedures and non-surgical treatments to address cosmetic concerns at any stage of life.

In Dr. Griffin’s experience, the following procedures are the most popular with patients ages 35 to 50:

September 30, 2014 | TOPICS: Cosmetic Surgery, Face

A facelift procedure can rejuvenate the appearance of the face, producing a more youthful and refreshed look. In today’s youth-oriented culture, a procedure such as a facelift may help active older patients look as young as they feel.

September 30, 2014 | TOPICS: Cosmetic Surgery, Face

Many patients experience bruising around the nose and under the eyes after undergoing rhinoplasty. This is usually accompanied by swelling and some pain, all of which indicate a healthy healing process; still, bruising can be uncomfortable and inconvenient for those who have received this surgery.

September 30, 2014 | TOPICS: Face

Non-surgical cheek augmentation can help to dramatically change the contours of the face, without any surgery. This is good news for men and women who want to avoid surgery but would like to either increase fullness, fill out sagging skin, or simply believe that their face would be improved with higher or more pronounced cheekbones. Instead of making an incision and inserting an implant, the doctor simply injects a dermal filler into the skin, which actually then becomes part of your tissue, plumping the appearance of the face for up to a year.

September 30, 2014 | TOPICS: Cosmetic Surgery, Face

A facelift can rejuvenate the appearance, making patients look young and vibrant. Although most patients experience excellent results, there are also some very important risks to consider. 

Due to the nature of the procedure, complications can occur during the recovery period. During facelift surgery, several factors come into play. Varying outcomes are possible if complications aren’t prevented or treated immediately. When considering a facelift, it is important to consider the risks involved in the surgery, and how a patient can prevent them from happening.

September 30, 2014 | TOPICS: Cosmetic Surgery, Face

The eyes are often called the “windows to the soul,” but they are also the windows to a person’s age. Wrinkles around the eyes are often the first fine lines to appear on the face, despite preventative measures. Drooping eyelids and eyebrows, bags under the eyes, and crows’ feet will betray a person’s age faster than any other sign of aging. Luckily, there are a number of plastic surgery procedures that enable a patient to eliminate or reduce the appearance of all of these problems, creating a more youthful look.