Minneapolis Facial Plastic Surgeon
2080 Woodwinds Dr., Ste. 220
Woodbury, Minnesota 55125 US
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5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Juvederm and Botox for Bell's Palsy Damage - Eagan, MN

I had Bell's Palsy almost 3 years ago and have residual nerve problems on one side of my face; especially how the mouth and eye related. I was so excited when I found Dr. Griffin when I was doing a frantic internet search one day looking from relief for my chronic eye/mouth problem (move my mouth and my eye contracts; eye continually sore and heavy). Dr. Griffin took a lot of time with me and...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Looked Older Than I Felt! Minneapolis, MN

I was tired of catching glimpses of myself in mirrors and thinking, "who is that older woman?" After researching surgeons I booked a consultation with Dr. Griffin. I had had prior consultations with other surgeons and never achieved the comfort level that I felt necessary to proceed with this surgery. I have never had any surgery for anything and was very apprehensive. Dr. Griffin's...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

50 Year Old + Septoplasty + Chin Implant with Lipo. Minneapolis, MN

For 30+ years I have had issues with sinus infections and awful breathing problems. I was shocked that the world was full of nose breathers - WHAT? I had never once been able to breathe out of my nose without feeling like I was holding my breathe. I had talked with a ENT Specialist 20 years ago and we had a language barrier so there was NO WAY with all my questions that was going to work. I...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

18 Year Old Male - Woodbury, MN

The outcome of my rhinoplasty and otoplasty was amazing. I was incredibly nervous, but looking back I'm glad I made the decision to perform these surgeries. Growing up I was very insecure about my looks and have always wanted to get these procedure done. Pre op Dr. Griffin was very quick and responsive to my numerous texts and concerns about my surgery and precautions after it.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Always Hated my Nose. - Woodbury, MN

I always hated my nose. It's pointy and bumpy. My side profile is horrible and highlights my bump. The thought of having pictures at my wedding from all angles terrifies me. I have very few "good" pictured. I finally decided to make my dream come true of having pictures taken that I don't want to tear up immediately. Ever since I can remember I have hated the way my nose looked in pictures...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Great Experience! - Eagan, MN

Nothing but a top notch doctor supported by outstanding staff at the Midwest ENT. Dr Griffin is very warm welcoming. Very professional, knowledgeable and caring - most definitely. I am very thankful for this his expertise and attention. I appreciate his straightforward manner. Kind and made me feel very comfortable. Really listened to my concerns and understood what I hoped to accomplish....

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Post-Mohs Reconstruction and Rhinoplasty. Woodbury, MN

I was referred to Dr. Griffin following a Mohs procedure that had left a very large hole at the junction of my nose and cheek. He explained the possible options for reconstruction in a manner that gave me the strength I needed to pull myself together. He made me feel important; I could tell he had put a lot of thought into developing his plan. While I wish the scar wasn't there, it’s t...

5 out of 5 stars Brow Lift

Facial Symmetry Due to Bell's Palsy - Saint Paul, MN

I had a Bell's Palsy many years ago and over time my left eye brow became lower than my right side and my eyelid was much heavier creating more of a closed eye. My facial symmetry became more differentiated as I aged. I had Bell's Palsy in my 20's and am now in my late 40's. Dr. Griffin performed a brow lift on my left side only. He also removed a conservative amount of eyelid skin and small...

5 out of 5 stars Facial

Botox for Facial Paralysis or Bells Palsy. Saint Paul, MN

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...

5 out of 5 stars Septoplasty

48 Year Old -Septoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Turbinate Reduction – Woodbury MN

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 wha...

Personal Statement

Growing up, my first love was drawing. I was attracted to the field of Facial Plastic Surgery so that I could use my artistic interests to make people feel better about themselves on a daily basis. I love my job and am privileged to have the opportunity to enter the lives of my patients.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

Consultation Fee

The $75 consultation fee can be used for any service including surgery, injectables, or aesthetician services. It cannot be used towards skincare products.

Awards & Recognition

Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine Rising Stars, 2015, 2016
Minnesota Monthly Top Doctors for Women, 2015
Minnesota Monthly Top Doctors, 2014
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Griffin has hospital affiliations at HealthEast Hospitals, Allina Hospitals, Fairview Hospitals.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of Richmond
    Medical: MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Head & Neck Surgery, University of Michigan
    Fellowship: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), with Drs. Paul Nassif, Babak Azizzadeh, and Guy Massry, Beverly Hills, California

Treatments offered at Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Skincare

Blog Posts and Articles

Kiss the “Trout Pout” Goodbye!

Kiss the “Trout Pout” Goodbye, an interview with Dr. Griffin, Board Certified Facial Plastic SurgeonIf there is one concern cosmetic injectors hear over and over again from first time patients, it is a fear of looking like one of the many ‘overdone’ and ‘over-filled’ celebrities they see on TV and gossip magazines.  “Trout Pout, Cat Lady, Real Housewives…these are all references that patients give me of what they DON’T want to look like when they come into our practice,” says Dr. ...

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If Facelift Results Are the Same Why Would I Invest More Recovery Time and Money?

Grace60: I recently wrote a book chapter on facelifting and read all of the scientific publications comparing SMAS and deep-plane facelifts.... READ MORE

Does swelling affect the profile of a nose or will this be my final size? (Photo)

Leelee: at 13 days postoperatively, you still have a fair amount of swelling. While the "shape" on profile won't change much, the overall size of your... READ MORE

To early for mini lift at 36? (Photo)

Hi Thickskin 77: your age alone is not the only consideration. Looking at just these 2 photos, it is difficult to fuly appreciate your aging process,... READ MORE

Would I benefit from upper eyelid surgery? (photo)

You have a couple of options here.  If a direct browlift is executed very carefully, the incision at the upper edge of the eyebrow is quite invisible.... READ MORE

Unsatisfied with nose tip, it's very big and rounded 1 month post nose job, is it possible to change it? If so, how? (photos)

Hi Gita: I know it is hard to be patient but please know that 1 month is very early in terms of rhinoplasty swelling.  The tip is where the swelling l... READ MORE

After facelift/neck lift, is it common to still have excess skin still under chin? (Photos)

If you don't do any platysmal tightening, then the laxity under the chin can reacummulate pretty quickly.  Did you have an incision under your chin? ... READ MORE

How long do results from Kybella take? (Photo)

Hi Anon: It sounds like you develop quite a bit of inflammation (swelling) after the injections which is usually good as this usually means fat is... READ MORE

2 weeks post FL, when I speak, the right side of my mouth works fine the left side doesn't. Will the nerves reattach? (photo)

Sh_naz: I am sorry this happened.  If you have some movement but not complete movement that is very encouraging and it is most likely due to injury ... READ MORE

Chin Implant? Chin surgery? Filler? Permanent Artecoll? (Photo)

I would recommend a silicone chin implant.  Permanent fillers have a 1-2 % risk of foreign body reaction requiring their removal and it is hard to re... READ MORE

What eyelid surgery do I need? I've got horrible eyes and I'm only 20 (Photo)

Desmond: I think the issues are that your eyes slant downwards, your upper lids are a little low, and your lower lids are much too low.  You appear ... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Griffin

Garrett Griffin, MD has shared 49 before and after pictures with 111 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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