Get the facts about cosmetic surgery

September 17, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Get the facts about cosmetic surgery. "Extreme Makeover's" Dr. Griffin answers your questions.

The length of a face lift

Question: "My question that I would ask a surgeon is how long will a face lift last?"

Answer: Depending on the type of skin, whether you smoke and your overall health, it can last anywhere between 5 to 10 years.

About Dr. Griffin
Renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Griffin. is considered one of the foremost authorities on plastic surgery for African Americans and ethnic skin types. Though his patients are of every type, he is a crusader to spread the word that minorities who have plastic surgery no longer need to copy traditional beauty ideals. "I want people to know they can enhance their natural beauty and still retain their ethnic identity," Dr. Griffin said.

He is a pioneer in scar-free surgery for scar-prone minorities, author of a book on the subject and works hard to promote new safe ethnic surgical techniques to other plastic surgeons. His surgeries have been featured on ABC's "Extreme Makeover," CNN, Time Magazine, the Discovery Health Channel, Essence Magazine, National Geographic, The Learning Channel and more. As a general expert on all things plastic surgery he is a regular commentator on E! Entertainment and seen on shows like "Access Hollywood."

His signature procedures are the "Brazilian Butt Lift (tm)," the rage with those who want to sculpt their figure like Beyoncé and J-Lo, the "Six-Pack Tummy Tuck (tm)," popular with people who want abs instead of flab and the "No-Tell Nose Job (tm)," nose surgery without a trace. He is author of "Surgery Without Scars: A Worry-Free, Multi-Cultural Guide to Plastic Surgery Today." Though he is getting more attention these days, his real success all stems from a solid practice and years of satisfied patients spreading the word of his skills. Dr. Griffin is a graduate of Brown University and USC. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has more than 10 years of training and experience in plastic surgery.

He is a board certified member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Griffin has published many scientific articles and has made numerous presentations throughout the United States and abroad. Despite his demanding schedule, Dr. Griffin donates his time and talent to volunteer for Operation Smile, an organization that provides free reconstructive surgery for children suffering from cleft lips and cleft palates in developing countries around the world. for more information: www.operationsmile.org.

Anthony Griffin MD FACS
Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgery Institute
8641 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite #305, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(between Robertson and La Cienega)
Ph: 310.657.8264
Fax: 310.657.8268
www.griffinmd.com


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