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

Prospective patients should do their homework when deciding upon not only just whether or not to undergo a cosmetic surgical procedure, but also which cosmetic surgeon they want to perform the surgery. There can be an overwhelming number of physicians from which to choose, and all will claim to have many years of education, training, and expertise in performing a wide variety of cosmetic procedures.

September 30, 2014 | TOPICS: Cosmetic Surgery

Bruising is one of the most common side effects of plastic surgery. Because blood vessels are broken, cut, and disturbed during any surgery, the patient is likely to experience at least minor bruising. In general, this is no cause for concern, but it can be unsightly and uncomfortable for some patients.

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: Breast

If your breasts are too large for your body, you may experience significant physical and psychological trauma. Not only do large breasts create a strain on the shoulders, neck, and back, they can also lead to public embarrassment and trouble finding clothing that fits. Whether your breasts are a result of genetics or breast augmentation, the pain associated with breasts that are too large may call for breast reduction surgery.

September 30, 2014 | TOPICS: Cosmetic Surgery, Body

The body stores fat under the skin, and no matter how hard patients work out, sometimes they have fat deposits that simply will not go away. Luckily, liposuction can physically remove these fat cells, giving the body a lean and toned look. Liposuction is most commonly performed on the following areas of the body.