I really cannot believe I have a doctor that cares enough to personally email and call me. I apologize for missing my appt. It truly was accidental.

I meant to write to you earlier, but then time marched on. I don’t know if I’ve been good at telling you how fortunate I feel that I was referred to you… so I want to do that now.

When I first came to see you after the Mohs, your nurse told me you were very detail-oriented and would not be satisfied until everything was the best it could be. I spent the weekend trying to process the options you had laid out. Your calm demeanor at the office kept me strong. The day after surgery, when I took off the bandage, I was seriously devastated. But I kept telling myself you said I needed to give you 6 months. During my next visit, you told me you still had my pictures all over your floor from trying to figure out what to do. It didn’t even matter if it was true. You made me feel like I was important and you had put forth a great deal of effort when making the plan. The scar has continued to improve. While I wish it wasn’t there, it’s truly miraculous what you accomplished.

And then you created a nose from my rib. How cool is that?! I’m only stretching my nostril maybe once a day. My nose is solid. It stabilized the contracting pull on my cheek; I no longer have to stretch it and my oral range of motion is back to normal. It feels great to have a real nose that can breathe.

Between the hole on my face and my awkward nose, your enormous skills are obvious to everyone who sees me. But it’s even more than that. You’ve gone above and beyond the typical standard of care. Your compassion and thoughtfulness have gotten me through a relatively small, but significant loss. And the older I get, the more difficult it is to “give things up”… things that I never knew were that important to me, or that I assumed would always be ok, or that have gotten worse, no matter what I do. Who sings something about you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone?

So, Dr. Griffin, I am incredibly grateful to you for all you’ve done to make this easier for me.


Dr. Griffin is Fantastic. Five out of five stars! I came to Dr. Griffin with a fairly complicated set of problems that needed multiple procedures to fully correct. I had been living with – and struggling with – breathing issues for decades. The inner structure and function of my nose had been messed up since birth – the outward appearance of it was no better. Dr. Griffin clearly explained what needed to be done to correct the problems and assured me that he could do it – and made me feel very comfortable and confident that he could do it well. Even with my confidence high going in to surgery, I have to say that I have been amazed at what a great job he did – and what an incredible difference the procedures have made in my life. Dr. Griffin is a great surgeon for sure, but he is also a great artist! Not only does my nose function as it should, now, but I look and feel like a million bucks! Friends and family have all commented on how great it looks. I highly recommend Dr. Griffin.



If you are looking for the premiere plastic surgeon in the Midwest if not in the entire Country look no further than Dr. Tolan. Dr. Tolan fixed my chronic sinus disorder with a septorhinoplasty procedure. In addition, with the ultimate sign of respect I asked Dr. Tolan to remove a hairy nevus on my daughter’s cheek. Dr. Tolan was recommended to me by one of the best Doctors in the Twin Cities. In addition to being an excellent surgeon he has one of the best personalities I have come across especially in the medical field. He is clearly in his profession for all of the right reasons. He cares about people and it shows in how he communicates with you as a patient.


Dr. Griffin is an expert in the area of facial paralysis and synkinesis. If you have abnormal muscle patterns or facial weakness, Botox makes a huge difference. I was looking for someone who had expertise with Botox and facial paralysis. I met with Dr. Griffin. He is wonderful. He was familiar with all the recent literature and top doctors in the country. He had trained at the Facial Paralysis Center in CA and knew of all the latest advances. His results are fantastic. Botox definitely calms down over active or hypertonic muscles on the active side. It can also reduce abnormal muscle patterns on the paralyzed side. The result is a much more symmetric face and less synkinesis. He is kind, thorough and really is an expert.



A great thank you to Dr. Tolan and staff! I have had excellent care from beginning to end! The bouquet of flowers was a pleasant surprise, and most importantly- I love my Face!


Dr. Griffin was fabulous and everyone in the office that I encountered was very knowledgeable and nice


Cottage Grove Dr. Tolan & Staff, Thank you all for allowing me to be part of your trial study. I’d say it was a huge success! When I came in for my initial visit, I had redness and broken vessels across my nose & checks along with deep pockets of acne scaring on my face. After completing the laser treatments and using the NIA 24 products, I feel like I have a new lease on life. Thank you all for helping me have a beautiful complexion as I turn age 50.


The results of the surgery are amazing. My brows are perfectly symmetric. Although I wasn’t expecting perfection, it was the outcome. My eye is much more open as well. The results are very natural looking and everything I hoped to achieve. Dr. Griffin is an expert in his field. He took the time with me to answer my many questions and was very detailed and patient. I was extremely nervous to have surgery on my face and am so pleased with the outcome and the entire process. I would not hesitate to put your trust in this doctor if you are considering a procedure.




I think Dr. Griffin is great! The staff is wonderful. I was very pleased with the care I received.