Dr. Garrett Griffin
Testimonials for Dr. Griffin
I have found Dr. Griffin to be a highly skilled surgeon who listened carefully to my requests and preferences, answered all my questions pre- and post- surgery, and provided clear information. I’m very please with the results of my surgery and with all of my interactions with Dr. Griffin and his staff.
I just want you to know how thankful I am to you for everything that you’ve done for me since my consultation, until now. You have helped me be optimistic throughout the entire process. I could not be happier with the results of my septorhinoplasty and I beam with confidence everywhere I go! Oh, and it helps that I can now breathe too
I cannot thank you and your team enough!
P.S. You have a super cool x-ray tech – BH
Thank you for:
- being persistent with ___ to get her procedure done.
- taking such great care of her during the procedure and doing such a thorough job.
- giving a mother, who her loves her daughter more than anything in the world, peace of mind.
“Hello Dr. Girffin,
I tried to send this via email but once again I am technology challenged. You operated on my husband _____ face on ________. His follow up caregivers have all told us they were expecting a bizarre looking person according to the facial fractures he sustained that were documented in the chart and were surprised at how perfect his face looks now. One of the therapists said ____ it looks like Michaelangelo must have operated on him. His eye site is improving also. I can’t say thank you enough Dr. Michaelangelo!” – Dr. Michelangelo
So often we fail to express appreciation for those who attend to our everyday needs. This is certainly true who service our medical needs. However I want to thank you and your associate for going “the extra mile” in diagnosing, planning, preparation details and expert surgery skills and healing care during my surgery. Thanks for your patience, kindness and overall medical care for this 96 yr (not easy to care for) patient. Please express my appreciation to the many staff members. – RC
My experience with this office was TOPS from the first phone call for setting an appointment, to the receptionist at the front desk when I arrived, to the nurse who took me back to the studio and prepared me, and to the doctor who did my surgical procedure. I am extremely grateful and happy for my entire experience with MFPS and the results of Dr. Griffin’s precision work which removed a lump from the center of my face with minimal scarring (in fact it is practically invisible, amazing). I am most pleased and delighted. It was the best health care experience I have had all year–a total success. I have been proud of Dr. Griffin’s work (since the moment I took off the bandage some days after the procedure), and I have been singing his praises ever since, referring my friends to Dr. Griffin for their future reference, should they ever need a facial plastic surgeon. Thank you so very much for your professional expertise and help! I feel greatly relieved, happy, and confident for all that we accomplished together. It was great team work, a winner solution. I cannot think of one thing to improve my experience. Keep up the great work. I will be happy to come again if/as needed. – LC
I want to commend Dr. Griffin for his demeanor and calming way as I was very anxious. He explained each step of the surgery on my nose. I had basal cell cancer removed. I felt comfortable and confident that I had someone who knew I was anxious and knew how to allay my fears. I was elated when he removed the stitches and I saw my nose looking as normal as it had before the cancer. He is truly an excellent surgeon and I would not hesitate recommending him to my family and friends. – JL
Dr. Griffin has an exceptional bedside manner, and is highly skilled and competent. Very impressed.
Everything was excellent. – AN
Dr. Griffin spent plenty of time with me and discussed lots of options. He was honest and direct about my appearance and ways to improve it. He was not at all pushy. I was very happy with the treatment and would recommend Dr. Griffin to anyone interested in facial plastics or esthetic skincare. – RW
I was recently in for face fillers and botox, performed by Dr. Griffin. I have been simply astounded by the results. My closest family and friends just keep telling me I look great, but not one of them knows I had work done unless told. Dr. Griffin is an artist, pure and simple, and has the best bed-side manner. I am thrilled with the results and the experience. Never felt better. I am so happy with the results. – SM
Double-board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology.
A lifelong love of drawing was the catalyst that led Dr. Garrett Griffin to pursue his medical specialty. Being able to combine artistry with science and surgical skill attracted him to Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and he firmly believes the two are complementary. This philosophy transcends throughout his work as all cosmetic surgeries must include a reconstructive component to ensure that the results are natural and long-lasting. Likewise, the goal of any facial reconstructive surgery is to fully restore the patient’s appearance and beauty.
Dr. Griffin’s Background
Dr. Griffin’s medical training began at the University of Virginia Medical School where he graduated in the top 3 in his class. He went on to complete his Head and Neck Surgery residency at the University of Michigan. From there, Dr. Griffin traveled West to complete his fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Southern California and Cedars-Sinai Hospitals in Beverly Hills, California.
Completing this training on the West Coast, a part of the country world-renowned for its plastic surgery skill, gained him considerable experience. Dr. Griffin’s surgical skills quickly advanced in performing esthetic facial surgeries including facelifts, cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), otoplasty, and rhinoplasty. He trained directly under Dr. Paul Nassif, one of the featured plastic surgeons on the E! Entertainment show, “Botched.”
During his time in California, Dr. Garrett Griffin also completed training with Dr. Babak Azizzadeh and Dr. Guy Massry at The Facial Paralysis Institute. It was there that he developed a passion for caring for patients with Bell’s palsy and facial nerve injury. These are often devastating conditions affecting a person’s social function and self-esteem. Dr. Griffin is currently one of the nation’s experts in this field, and performs the full range of procedures for facial paralysis including hypoglossal- and masseteric-facial nerve substitution and free gracilis muscle transfer. For patients who develop synkinesis (unintended facial movements) after Bell’s palsy, he combines filler and/or Botox injections and, if necessary, precisely-targeted surgery, to maximize facial symmetry and control. These complementary treatments and approaches make Dr. Griffin truly unique in his field.
Dr. Griffin has presented his research at multiple national and international symposia and is the author of numerous medical book chapters and scientific publications regarding facial plastic and reconstructive surgery . He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on major local television shows including Twin Cities Live and the KSTC 45 Morning News.
With a foundation solidified in sound and exemplary surgical skill, Dr. Garrett Griffin has grown a thriving cosmetic injectable practice as well. In this realm, his love of drawing and artistry truly shines as he utilizes Botox® and dermal fillers to achieve balance and youthfulness in his patients’ faces. Dr. Griffin finds that these treatments can even enhance and extend the longevity of some of his surgical results.
Dr. Garrett Griffin feels incredibly grateful to be able to use his passion and skill to help restore his patients’ self-confidence. Regardless of whether you are seeing him for a reconstructive or cosmetic procedure, rest assured that you will be met with kindness and respect, and that he will patiently educate you about all of your options. You can be certain that you are being cared for by one of the most skilled providers in the Midwest.
Dr. Griffin’s Published Articles
Minimally Invasive Orbicularis Sparing (MIOS) Procedure for Lower Eyelid Retraction
Associations and Awards
Thank you Amie!
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, Dr. Zachary Farhood and Dr. Anna Bakeman in Minneapolis, MN.