Choosing a surgeon to work on your face is a very important decision. Three characteristics which differentiate Dr. Mabrie as a top facial plastic surgeon in San Francisco are his listening skills, his superb medical and surgical training, and his specialization in surgery of the head, face, and neck.

If you’re ready to discover why so many people choose Dr. Mabrie as their facial plastic surgeon, request a consultation online or call us at (415) 445-9513. At his office in San Francisco, Dr. Mabrie serves men and women from throughout the Bay Area.


Dr. Mabrie graduating from the University of California with his grandmother

Graduating from the University of California, San Francisco medical school with honors and having my grandmother ‘hood’ me is one of the highlights of my career. My grandmother was an excellent communicator.

More than anything Dr. Mabrie understands that two-way dialogue between a facial plastic surgeon and his patients is as integral to success as the procedures themselves. His San Francisco plastic surgery patients frequently describe him as ‘caring and thorough’ during all phases of their care.

“Having studied facial surgery techniques and principles for more than 15 years, I am an expert on surgical procedures of the face and neck. Each patient has daily experiences with their own face and, in a very real way, is the expert on their particular face. I am also dedicated to understanding the fundamentals of the attractive face and how to enhance a person’s attractiveness with or without surgery.

Today’s patient is very savvy and well-informed. They want to have an open discussion about their facial features and ways to improve them. My role is to listen to the desires of each and every patient, learn what they like about their face, and what they would like to improve. I then educate each patient on what procedures are available and explain the benefits and risks of each method.”

Medical and Surgical Training, Unparalled Excellence

John Hopkins Hospital

The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the flaghip of Johns Hopkins Medicine and top-rated hospital in the nation, is known for its excellent faculty, nurses, and staff specializing in every aspect of medical care.

Dr. Mabrie has been fortunate to train at some of the very best medical and surgical centers in the United States. After graduating from medical school at the University of California at San Francisco at the top of his class, Dr. Mabrie traveled to the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, felt by many to be the #1 hospital in the United States. The Head & Neck Surgery Department at Johns Hopkins is continually ranked as one of the best in the world. Dr. Mabrie returned to the Bay Area in 2000 to complete a 1 year advanced fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University.



“I have always strived to pursue excellence in my medical endeavors and in my surgical training. I guarantee to give that high standard of care and excellence to my patients.”


Dr. Mabrie with his father, Dr. Herman J. Mabrie III

Dr. Mabrie is continuing a family tradition, following the footsteps of his father, Dr. Herman J. Mabrie III, a well-respected Head & Neck surgeon in Houston, Texas.

While proportionately a small part of the body, the face is nonetheless a very complex area of our anatomy.Facial surgery demands accurate and appropriate usage of imagery and imagination.As the son of a Head & Neck surgeon in Houston Texas, Dr. Mabrie realized early in his career the importance of a specialized training. He chose to complete a 5 year surgical residency in Head and Neck Surgery, performing over 2000 surgeries involving the head and neck. He then furthered his surgical training with a 1 year fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Mabrie’s extensive familiarity with facial anatomy is the cornerstone of his outstanding skill with injectable dermal fillers. His ability to pinpoint the exact location where the filler will be the most beneficial makes him a veritable makeup artist. Dr. Mabrie uses the revolutionary DermaSculpt® microcannula instead of a needle to administer injectables. This enables him to access more sensitive areas, blend and sculpt the filler more effectively, and reduce bruising and swelling. As a testament to his technical and aesthetic expertise, DermaSculpt has authorized him to instruct other practitioners in the finer points of handling this valuable tool.

By specializing cosmetic surgery of the face and neck, Dr. Mabrie has focused his training and knowledge and offers his patients the highest level of care in this area. By way of travel, video conferencing, and Internet, Dr. Mabrie stays abreast the latest advances in the field, again, enhancing his commitment to offering the best that is available to his patients.