Your face is you, and it’s always on display. If you’re considering nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, you need a facial specialist, and that specialist should be someone extraordinary. Dr. David Mabrie is a facial plastic surgeon in San Francisco who works with men and women from throughout the Bay Area. He specializes in creating Your Face, Perfected with injectable fillers in a process he calls Illumination 360°.
Dr. Mabrie (and his patient, Tamara) won a national contest held by NewBeauty: The Beauty Authority for Best Before-and-After. The results Dr. Mabrie achieved with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA were featured in a full-color spread in a 2015 issue of NewBeauty magazine.
Dr. Mabrie in His Own Words
The Facts About Me
Here’s a closer look at my credentials.
Board certification. I've earned certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. This board has stringent standards regarding education, training, experience, and ethics.
Education at prestigious institutions. After earning my BS in Physiology from the University of California, Davis, I earned my MD from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine.
Advanced training. My training includes a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Stanford, as well as an internship and surgical residency at Johns Hopkins University.
Expertise with injectables. DermaSculpt® has recognized my skill by authorizing me to educate other practitioners in the use of the DermaSculpt microcannula. This incredibly precise instrument administers injectables with less pain and bruising than a traditional needle injection. I have also been voted the RealSelf community's Most Loved Injector in the Bay Area; won the New Beauty award for Best Results With JUVÉDERM VOLUMA; am a 2018 Galderma GAIN trainer; and am an Allergan Top 250 provider.
Dedicated to patient education. I am honored to be named among the RealSelf Top 500, which recognizes doctors of cosmetic and aesthetic medicine who are dedicated to sharing their expertise in this online forum. This honor highlights my commitment to helping people attain accurate information and make sound decisions by regularly answering questions and sharing patient photos on RealSelf.com.
This is just a summary of my credentials. For a more detailed account of my qualifications, review my professional résumé.
If you’d like to hear from real patients why they chose me as their facial plastic surgeon in San Francisco, visit the testimonials page.
Out of 2,000 nominees in the U.S., Dr. Mabrie was voted one of the Top 25 Most Loved Injectors for 2017 by the RealSelf community. Thanks to all our amazing patients for making him the only injector in the Bay Area to receive this honor.
My Passion for Aesthetic Medicine
I’m continuing a family tradition, following in my father’s footsteps. He is a well-respected head and neck surgeon practicing in Houston. I was inspired by what he did, and it encouraged me to specialize in facial plastic surgery.
I knew I needed the best possible education and training. So I began with what all surgeons do; I got my undergraduate degree, finished 4 years of medical school, and then moved on to my training. That’s where I was different than many of my peers. I completed a general surgery internship and then went on to complete a residency for head and neck surgery and an additional fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
"I help people transform the way they look and the way they feel – I can't imagine anything more rewarding."
Finding My Home & My Passion
When I was ready to start my own practice, I had no problem choosing San Francisco. It’s such a dynamic city, with really interesting people. It had just the right progressive, yet established atmosphere for me. You get that same feeling from my office. We’ve created the space with Virgin hospitality in mind while offering all of the safety and amenities of a modern medical practice.
As I built my facial plastic surgery practice, I began to grow more and more fascinated by dermal fillers. These remarkable products—in skilled hands—seem to have almost unlimited potential for enhancing a person’s youthfulness and beauty. I began to intensely study, train, and practice with fillers, and for about the past 10 years, I have focused my practice almost exclusively on nonsurgical facial rejuvenation and enhancement.
In many cases, the results I create for my patients with fillers are superior to what can be achieved with surgery. What I find so exciting and satisfying is that, in just one or two sessions, I can use fillers to create a full-face enhancement that is more precise, predictable, and comprehensive than the outcome of a surgical procedure. Fillers have brought me full circle in my journey to combine my artistic eye, surgeon’s hands, and medical training to produce a superior aesthetic result for my patients.
Every day has been a reminder that I chose the right path. Like my father, I know I’m doing what I’m meant to do. So what does the future have in store? Moving forward, I’m planning to continue to be open to new developments and agile enough to incorporate them into my practice. I’m going to stay ahead of the curve.
I get to be a part of helping people transform the way they look and often the way they feel about their lives—I can’t imagine anything more rewarding.