Dr. Christopher Tolan
Testimonials for Dr. Tolan
Dr. Tolan helped us tremendously! We are thankful to find him.
I enjoy seeing Dr. Tolan. He projects confidence and he has the respect of his subordinates (yes, I;ve talked to them about him).
He is a great Dr. and an overall great guy. I have been highly recommending him to people.
He is the BEST doctor – ever!
Pleasant, not intimidating, spoke in terms that I could understand, knowledgeable
Very pleased with the care I received. He took time to explain what he was doing and why.
Look no further. Dr. Tolan and the entire team is amazing. I’ve been a client for many years, and refer many friends and even my mother to their offices. Very professional and love the “less is more” approach. Sarah is my only go to for facials. If you haven’t tried a hydrofacial, book one soon. I can’t praise this clinic high enough, no need to look any further. This is the A team, on time and skilled all around. – AP
The staff is professional and personable. I have seen Dr. Tolan for several years and have been extremely satisfied with the results of treatments. I have facials with Amie, and it really feels like such a treat for myself. I would recommend this team to anyone who wants to look their best, without looking like they had help to get there. – KW
I highly recommend Dr. Tolan and his entire staff in Woodbury for anyone’s skincare needs. The care is top notch and thorough. – AS
I saw Dr. Christopher Tolan at both the Woodbury and Eagan locations to remove a benign pillar cyst (bump from ingrown hair follicle) that had developed on the left side of the bridge of my nose, where glasses would sit. This was an extremely slow growing “hard ball” under the skin, that took 15 years to get big enough to be noticeable to others. I had asked my Mayo Clinic doctor about the bump a few years ago, and he said, “yea, it’s just a cyst.” Once it was large enough that it was bothering me and many were commenting on it, I knew it I wanted it to be removed and I asked my doctor who should I go to? Without any hesitation he said from his memory, “You want to go to Christopher Tolan”. After a free initial consultation, I felt confident in his skills, his facility, his reputation and his professional team. A few weeks later, the surgery took place in Woodbury at their surgery center, and it took about 1 hour. It was easy, painless and not scary. The entire surgery team was professional, friendly and put me at ease. I was not in much pain afterwords, and went to work the next day. They sent the cyst off to the lab, just to make sure it was benign, and they called a week later to confirm that. I am thrilled with the cosmetic look of the final look of the incision and scar. It will only keep getting more invisible as time goes on. It’s as good as I hoped and nearly invisible. I had three followup appointments with him at the Eagan location which is very close to my work. After about 4 months I am done with follow up appointments. Thanks Dr. Tolan! I am glad I found you and trusted my face to your expertise and surgery skills! – JG
Some of us inherit favorable family traits like our mother’s emerald green eyes, or our father’s dark full hair. But, what if the feature that is passed onto us is the dreaded ‘double chin’? Luckily, a new injectable on the market, Kybella, promises to make turtlenecks a thing of the past and let patients embrace a whole new profile.
“I knew I couldn’t escape it. My dad’s side of the family calls it the ‘Bullfrog Neck’, and while my sister was skipped, my brother and I succumbed to this unfortunate genetic legacy,” laughs Jackie, a Woodbury, MN healthcare professional who asked that her last name not be used for professional reasons.
“All joking aside, my chin was making me painfully self-conscious. I work out daily at the gym and eat clean, but the fat under my chin wouldn’t budge,” complains Jackie. “When I heard about this new fat melting injection, Kybella, on the news, I immediately made an appointment for a consultation with Midwest Facial Plastics.”
“We’ve been limited for years in non-surgical treatment options for the chin area,” says Dr. Christopher Tolan, an ENT & Facial Plastic Surgeon with Midwest Facial Plastics and a national physician trainer for Kybella. “We could, somewhat, downsize a double chin with tightening lasers, or mask the appearance by using dermal fillers along the jawline, but never consistently address it,” explains Dr. Tolan. “The addition of Kybella to our practice allows me to improve the appearance of the chin area for patients, and heighten their confidence,” he adds.
Kybella is the first, FDA approved, injectable for the treatment of sub mental fullness, or “double chin”. It is precisely injected, by your provider, into the areas of excess fat under your chin. In time, it progressively destroys the fat cells there, and your lymphatic systems clears them from your system permanently. Depending on the quantity of fat in the treatment area, multiple treatments may be needed. These are spaced 8 weeks apart, with full results seen 16 weeks after your initial injection.
“I still can’t believe the results,” exclaims Jackie, now a regular patient of Dr. Tolan. “I had quite a bit of fat there to start, so I needed the full 4 treatments, but I literally watched my chin change each month in the mirror. My results from Kybella have vastly improved my confidence in my appearance,” she continues.
“I even got Botox at my second Kybella appointment with Dr. Tolan,” Jackie proclaims. “I felt so much better about myself that I wanted to check out other treatments to make me look as young as I feel. That huge crease between my eyebrows was driving me crazy and people kept asking me if I was tired or mad at them. These are obviously NOT good questions from people when you’re a nurse,” laughs Jackie!
“Jackie is like many of our female patients, she initially comes to the practice with a specific concern, and once that concern is resolved, she becomes curious in other treatments to naturally improve her appearance, “explains Dr. Tolan. “It’s exciting to see the landscape of this industry change as women take a more proactive role in maintaining their skin’s health and appearance,” he continues.
Call today to schedule a consultation for Kybella, or any other treatment at Midwest Facial Plastics 651.632.9700! – Defy
I want to thank Dr. Tolan for doing such an amazing job with my rhinoplasty surgery. I absolutely love my nose! There doesn’t appear to be any swelling at all that I can see, but I know it takes awhile for it to heal. I feel fantastic! I’m able to breathe a lot better. Thank you so very much! – AS
I was very impressed with how prepared Dr. Tolan was for my appointment. While I hadn’t seen him in years (8-10) and I didn’t remember my own history, he took the time to review my incident and spoke very knowledgeably about my patient history, even providing pictures documenting my last visit. He clearly outlined my options, and explained the potential surgery process, which was helpful.
He was professional, personal, and instrumental in guiding me to making an informed decision. I am comfortable getting surgery under his care. – CG
I am loving the results! My best friend of 35 years told me that I look so relaxed and younger since I retired. She does not know about any of the procedures I’ve had. Everything is great, the filler for my tear troughs is something I will want to do again. I can’t thank you enough!!! – NR
Thanks for your hard work and “artistic” skill. It’s been very uplifting! – JH
I want to express my gratitude to Dr. Tolan and the Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery & Esthetic Skincare staff for the reconstructive surgery for my husband. Your team was a Godsend. My husband and I have been married for 28 years and have four kids. He’s always been a confident man, but occasionally I would see him become so self-conscious about his cleft lip and nose it tore at my heart. I know it pained him. This never happens anymore. It’s been over a year since his first initial surgery and I’ve wanted to share with you how much I appreciate you helping others to see (at least physically) what I’ve always seen (spiritually) about my husband…the wonderful handsome man he is! I know he views you as a dear friend and incredible doctor. Thank you for sharing your God given talent. – LC
I love the results. Love them, love them, love them. I am going to get the peels and Botox from Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery & Esthetic Skincare for as long as I live. Wonderful. FIVE STARS! LOVE IT! – KD
Double-board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology.
With over two decades of experience in Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Christopher Tolan knew that he wanted to start a different kind of facial plastic surgery clinic. One, which respected that the health and vitality of our appearance is multifaceted, and thus, deserved a multidimensional approach. A clinic that offered patients the empowerment of education and choice, and truly put their best interests at heart. As a result, Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery was born, and has quickly become one of the most respected and prominent surgical clinics in the Midwest.
Dr. Tolan’s Background
Dr. Tolan’s medical background is homegrown. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and went on to complete his residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics. While in training, Dr. Tolan became interested in plastic surgery after observing children who had undergone repair of congenital facial deformities, such as cleft lip and palate. He felt passionate about making a difference in these children’s lives and anyone who suffers from this condition. As a result, he decided to dedicate his training in residency, fellowship, and clinical practice to reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the face and neck. To this day, Dr. Tolan continues to perform hundreds of cleft lip and palate surgeries both locally and internationally. He also participates yearly in medical mission trips, providing surgical cleft care to those in need.
Following his residency, Dr. Tolan pursued his fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California – Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California. Since the completion of his fellowship, Dr. Tolan has also received board certification from both The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Tolan is also a member of The American Society of Laser Medicine and The American Academy of Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery. These credentials and qualifications make him one of the more unique and sought after facial plastic surgeons in the Midwest.
Realizing that the surgical aspect was only one component of the overall framework of skin health and appearance, Dr. Tolan and his partner, Dr. Garrett Griffin, started Face Cosmetic Skincare as a sister company to Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery. Face offers non-surgical facial rejuvenation services such as laser, chemical peels and botox/dermal fillers, which can stand alone in their results, or complement and enhance the results of surgical patients.
Dr. Tolan has become a regional leader in the cosmetic injectable world. He serves as a national trainer for Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox, and also lectures and instructs other physicians and health care providers on the most up to date techniques for the proper use of Botox® and dermal fillers. As a result of these efforts, Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery is in the top 1% of all 36,000 clinics providing Botox in the United States. This has earned the clinic the coveted Black Diamond Status with Allergan.
In addition to his national training, Dr. Tolan has appeared as a guest expert on both television and radio. He is proud to have been voted an area “Top Doctor” by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine several times. Adamant about enriching the education of others in his field, Dr. Tolan has also served as a physician consultant and educator for one of the world’s top pharmaceutical companies.
Dr. Tolan’s passion for education extends to his patients. He wants his patients to feel informed, educated and comfortable with their decisions, regardless of if you are pursuing a surgical procedure, or a Botox injection. He believes that a great physician never forgets what it feels like to be in their patient’s shoes. In turn, he strives to make everyone he touches feel empowered and more confident through the treatments he offers along with the amazing team at Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery.
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I have been going to Midwest Facial for over 20 years. Everyone I have ever met with there has been very professional, friendly and seemed to have my best interest at heart. This is also a fun group of people which makes going there a pleasure. I highly recommend.
DR. GRIFFIN IS THE G.O.A.T. He is knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate and tactful when giving recommendations. Excellent bedside manner. Definitely helped improve my condition and restore my confidence. I am so happy with my results. The staff from the nurse to front desk person were kind, courteous and professional. 10/10 I highly recommend going to this clinic.
Dr. Tolan and the entire staff at Midwest Facial and Plastic Surgery have helped me so much. I am so fortunate to have been treated by him... The entire experience has been so wonderful I don't know why I waited so long?
I have been a client of Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery for around a decade. The staff is so friendly and courteous. My treatments have exceeded my expectations and family/friends are complimenting me on how healthy my skin looks.
Every single person I met during my visit was warm, compassionate, knowledgeable, supportive and helpful. I felt like I was their most important patient of the day even though they had a full schedule. I left my appointment with a full understanding of my options and next steps.
Dr. Farhood made me very comfortable with the procedure from the beginning to the end… He truly cares about us people! He is very confident in his work and that says a lot.
Before + After Results
View before and after photos of surgeries performed by facial plastic surgeons Dr. Christopher Tolan, Dr. Garrett Griffin, and Dr. Zachary Farhood in Minneapolis, MN.