When it comes to achieving the best outcome, at Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Skin Care we believe it is to essential to understand each patient’s goal along with having an intimate understanding of facial anatomy as well as beauty. Both Drs. Tolan and Griffin are highly trained Facial Plastic Surgeons and are committed to making your surgical experience as positive as possible. We respect each of our patient’s decisions on whether or not they would share their experience. Our Minneapolis plastic surgery before and after photo gallery is composed of our patients that we have operated on. We are very indebted to those patients who have given us permission to use their photos to educate prospective persons on the many different surgical procedures we perform. As you can see we are experts of working with our patients to assist them in achieving a natural, refreshed, and beautiful look.


Upper blepharoplasty is a surgery designed to improve the appearance and youthfulness of the upper eyelid. As we age, we lose fat and bone volume from the upper lid region, and the skin becomes looser which combine to create the appearance of loose, saggy, or excess upper eyelid skin. This makes people look older and more tired. See More >

Facial Paralysis

Facial nerve paralysis is a common problem that involves the paralysis of any structures innervated by the facial nerve. The pathway of the facial nerve is long and relatively convoluted, and so there are a number of causes that may result in facial nerve paralysis. The most common is Bell's palsy, an idiopathic disease that may only be diagnosed by exclusion. See More >


A facelift is a surgery designed to improve the shape and youthfulness of a person’s face. As we age, our face goes from being heart-shaped to being more rectangular. This is because we lose fat and bone from the upper part of our face, and because our skin becomes less resilient. See More >


Rhinoplasty (nose job) is one of the most common facial cosmetic surgery procedures. A rhinoplasty can help correct a variety of features that individuals would like to alter, such as balance crooked or oversized noses or nostrils, as well as remove bumps on the nose. See More >

Injectable Fillers

While many people think of aging as merely getting wrinkles, it is also commonly associated with the loss of volume in the face. Skin loses collagen and elasticity as we age. Facial features once accentuated by fullness can become marked by more severe contours and thin skin. Injectable Fillers can provide volume to the face to achieve the desired result. See More >

Eye Lift

Droopy upper eyelids are the results of excess sagging eyelid skin, and can make you look tired, sad or older. The lower eyelids become puffy and bags develop with age due to prolapse of fat underneath the eyes. These changes often contribute to a worn look. This procedure cannot alter fine wrinkles around the eyes nor sagging eyebrows. See More >

Brow/Forehead Lift

A brow lift is a surgery designed to improve the appearance of the forehead and eyebrows. As we get older, the outside half of our eyebrows can begin to fall, creating a feeling of heaviness and an aged, tired appearance. We also lose fat from our temples and the area beneath our eyebrows, making them look more flat. See More >

Neck Lift

The best candidate for a neck lift is a man or woman whose face and neck have begun to sag, but whose skin still has some elasticity and whose bone structure is strong and well-defined. Most patients are in their forties to sixties, but neck lifts can be done successfully on people in their seventies or eighties as well. See More >

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing, also know as a laser peel, laser vaporization and lasabrasion, can reduce facial wrinkles, scars and blemishes. Newer laser technologies give your surgeon a new level of control in laser surfacing, permitting extreme precision, especially in delicate areas. See More >

Otoplasty (Ear Reconstruction)

Otoplasty (ear reconstruction) is a surgery designed to adjust or correct the appearance of the external ears. The ear is primarily composed of cartilage; a firm but flexible type of tissue that allows the ear to maintain its shape but still bend. This external structure, called the pinna, is meant to help amplify what we hear by focusing sound to our eardrum. Although it has no appreciable effect on hearing, the otoplasty procedure... See More >

Cleft Lip / Nose

A child born with cleft lip and palate can be an overwhelming experience for parents, siblings, and relatives. Cleft lip and palate congenital abnormalities are one of most common birth defects affecting approximately 1 in 750 births in the U.S. Although the diagnosis is frequently made by ultrasound during pregnancy, at times it is not discovered until birth. See More >

Facial Implants/Chin Augmentation

Chin augmentation using surgical implants can alter the underlying structure of the face, providing better balance to the facial features. The specific medical terms mentoplasty and genioplasty are used to refer to the reduction and addition of material to a patient's chin. This can take the form of chin height reduction or chin rounding by osteotomy, or chin augmentation using implants. See More >

Lip Augmentation

As we age, our lips tend to droop and become thin. The red portion of the lip and the border lose their fullness and voluptuous shape. Any woman desiring bigger lips can gain some benefit from lip augmentation. Those who have thinning lips and loss of a definable lip border secondary to the aging process will greatly appreciate the ability of filler to replace what was once there. See More >

Mohs Reconstruction

We refer to the area where the skin cancer was, which is now a hole, as a Mohs defect. Reconstruction may be undertaken immediately or delayed for one to several weeks depending on the size and location. See More >

Bell's Palsy

Bell’s palsy is a diagnosis of exclusion. What this means is that facial weakness or paralysis is attributed to Bell’s palsy ONLY after all other possible causes are considered and eliminated. Bell’s palsy is sudden in onset and usually progresses from normal facial movement to peak facial weakness over 72 hours or less. See More >