September 29, 2018 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Face

There are many kinds of imperfections that affect the appearance of the face. Some of these issues are genetic while others are the result of injury or the environment. When it comes to correcting the appearance of the nose, undergoing a rhinoplasty (nose job) can make a major difference.

September 13, 2018 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Breast

If you have breast implants, it’s important to know what you should do in case an implant ruptures. Whether the deflation is immediate or the leak is gradual, ruptured breast implants have a negative impact on your appearance. The problem could potentially have an adverse effect on your health as well. Thankfully, San Mateo, CA plastic surgeon John R. Griffin can correct ruptured implants through breast augmentation revision surgery.

August 31, 2018 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Breast

When people think about breast augmentation, they often think about the cosmetic benefits for women with small breasts. Yet breast implants have many uses, allowing cosmetic surgeons to restore and enhance a patient’s appearance in many ways. For instance, a number of women may benefit from getting breast implants after they’ve finished breastfeeding.

August 22, 2018 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Face

The nose is extremely delicate after rhinoplasty (nose job). In fact, blowing your nose and wearing glasses can negatively impact the appearance of the nose while you are healing. To prevent these kinds of problems from occurring, it’s important to protect the nose and keep it stabilized in the early days after surgery. That’s where rhinoplasty splints come into play.

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

Accidents can happen any time, any place, and anywhere. Some of these accidents are minor and result in bumps and scrapes, while others may result in facial injuries. The nose is of particular concern in these cases. A broken nose can have a lasting effect on your appearance as well as your overall health and wellness.

July 14, 2018 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Breast

Thanks to breast augmentation surgery, we can enhance the size and improve the shape of patients’ breasts. While making the breasts larger is one of the aesthetic goals, it’s just one facet of achieving effective surgery results.

There are many other considerations to keep in mind, especially for patients who have small breasts to begin with. To achieve ideal results in small-breasted patients, surgeons will need to make a few important choices.

June 30, 2018 - by: Dr. John Griffin | TOPICS: Face

A rhinoplasty (nose job) is often performed to help make a wide nose appear narrower. It is also possible to perform a rhinoplasty to widen a narrow nose. These aesthetic surgeries on the nose can go a long way toward enhancing overall facial appearance.

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.