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.

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: