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Dr. Mabrie understands that not everyone wants or needs facial plastic surgery. At his San Francisco practice, he achieves remarkable results through the artful use of injectable products like BOTOX® and dermal fillers. He has dedicated himself to discovering new and innovative ways to improve facial attractiveness without surgery. He can take years off of your appearance, or improve the symmetry and harmony of your features, without incisions or a lengthy recuperation period.

If you're not ready for surgery, but you're not getting the results you want from cosmetics and skin care, San Francisco facial plastic surgeon Dr. Mabrie may have the answer. Request a consultation online or call us at (415) 689-6634 to schedule an appointment at our East Bay or downtown offices.

Featured Cases

Case 352

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This young lady is a professional writer living in San Francisco. For ten years, she'd been considering having cosmetic surgery to preserve her signature youthful charm. Like most of those who choose my practice, she didn't want to look too "done" or "plastic". After reading some of my responses on RealSelf, she contacted my office and scheduled a consultation to see how we coul...

Case 415

ABOUT OUR PATIENT You may recognize this patient...(hint) she is also one of our Medical Assistants! After helping Dr. Mabrie treat many patients and seeing other patient's results, Ms. C wanted her own treatment. Feeling that she was looking a little tired and a Snapchat filter devotee, she was ready for some rejuvenation and enhancement similar to her favorite Snapchat filter photos. She loved ...

Case 339

ABOUT OUR PATIENT Chins say a lot about your face. They can make or break a person's character. This thirty something San Francisco resident knows all about the importance of mandibles from person experience. Like most people, he was subconsciously aware that an understated chin is synonymous with having a "weak" personality. Unfortunately, that's how he felt about his own jawline for the longes...

Case 335

ABOUT OUR PATIENT   Although this Bay Area resident leads an active lifestyle and maintains a great physique, he was beginning to notice common signs of aging around the neck and jawline area. He didn’t want a lengthy recovery time because of his busy schedule, making non-surgical treatments the best option.   DR. MABRIE’S TREATMENT PLAN   During our consultation, ...

Case 406

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This patient first consulted with Dr. Mabrie for help with under eye bag correction. She felt that her under eye bags made her appear tired and aged. While she did have prominent volume loss, Dr. Mabrie felt that she could benefit from a non-surgical approach. There was significant improvement in her appearance at her 2-week follow-up, she was eager to non-surgically rejuvenate ...

Case 135

Background: This 48 year old woman from San Francisco was interested in augmenting her lips to provide more fullness and body, but without looking unnatural or having it be obvious that she had received treatment.   Dr Mabrie’s Assessment: “Her lips had a good shape to start, which makes filling in the existing area with volume-adding Dermafiller a quick and straig...

Case 230

ABOUT OUR PATIENT Developing bags under your eyes is a common sign of aging that can be easily remedied with the use of facial Dermal Fillers. This particular patient of mine, from Northern California, approached me about the bags she started seeing beneath her eyes. She visited my office located in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we discussed non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic solutions. DR....

Case 394

Background: This woman, from Modesto, was now in her 50's and wanted to rejuvenate her looks. She spent time researching cosmetic surgeons and procedures, and decided to consult with Dr. Mabrie after reviewing his website. They discussed options for giving her a younger and more attractive looking face. She had never received Dermafillers before and was concerned about bruising, as she did no...

Case 399

ABOUT OUR PATIENT A lot of patients visit my office in search of a way to stop looking tired all the time. For most cases, this effect is usually a sign of volume loss occurring around the eyes and tear trough region. But this time, it was caused by another telltale sign of aging in a different part of the face that's just as noticeable - jowling. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN Fortunately, much l...

Case 373

ABOUT OUR PATIENT When it comes to the lips, symmetry is important. When one of your lips looks bigger than the other, you'll definitely take notice because they're a noticeable part of your face. This young woman from Oakland had been feeling self-conscious of her own lips. For most of her life, she had always looked at pictures of people with "ideal" lips, wishing that hers would be just as fu...

Case 119

ABOUT OUR PATIENT When this particular patient, a San Francisco businesswoman, first came in to talk to me about the possibilities of plastic surgery, she wanted to know how to remove the wrinkles that were starting to show in different areas around her face using non-surgical methods. We also talked a little bit about adding more definition to her cheekbone area. This case interested me quite a...

Case 217

ABOUT OUR PATIENT "How can I get fuller lips?" As you can probably guess, I hear that question a lot. The answer is different each time, since each patient I help has a unique facial structure. This woman from the Bay Area, in particular, asked me about her lips when she came in for a consultation at my office in downtown San Francisco. We discussed the many benefits and options for Lip Augm...

Case 389

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This young woman from Oakland had been feeling self-conscious of her lips. When she came into my San Francisco office for a consultation, she asked me if it was possible for her lips to look just like how she always wanted them to. I told her that by using dermal filler injections, we could help her lips look fuller without compromising her facial structure's harmony. After try...

Case 308

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This Filipina woman in her 50's consulted with me about using Dermal Fillers to correct the signs of aging starting to show under her eyes. During our in-depth discussion in my San Francisco office, I noted that her temples were also looking very sunken. I knew we could use fillers to contour both areas. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN We didn't notice the hollowed area at first b...

Case 343

ABOUT OUR PATIENT Ever since she could remember, this patient had laugh lines that distracted from her graceful good looks. Last year, after searching around for non-surgical laugh line reduction in San Francisco, she was referred to our practice by one of her good friends. Soon after, she stopped by my office for an in-depth consultation.  DR. MABRIE’S TREATMENT PLAN  The...

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Contouring the Face with Fillers and BOTOX®

Injectables offer many advantages over traditional surgical procedures. Non-surgical treatments yield almost immediate results, do not require incisions or sutures, and in many cases the results may be reversed if needed. Non-surgical procedures are of performed in-office, allowing for more controlled and nuanced enhancements, often producing superior results when compared to surgery. Non-surgical treatments are increasingly popular among men at our practice.


Low, heavy brows and wrinkles on the forehead can make the face look older. Both of these problems can be treated with BOTOX or Dysport, giving a relaxed and youthful appearance.

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Like other areas of the face such as the tear troughs, cheeks, and mid-face, the temple area can benefit from dermal filler treatment. The temples can lose volume with age, creating a hollowed and gaunt appearance. Dr. Mabrie carefully restores the youthful contours of the temple area using RADIESSE, softening the appearance of age.

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One of the most important areas of the face is the transition zone between the eyes and the cheeks. This is one of the earliest places to show signs of fatigue or aging. When there is a lack of support beneath the skin in this area, the surface becomes uneven, creating shadows, dark circles or even bags under the eyes.

This is an area where the fillers not only have less side effects and risks than the surgical option of blepharoplasty, they can actually provide far superior results. This is because often the cause of dark circles and under eye bags isn't that there is too much fat under the eye, but that there is a loss of volume and support beneath the skin.

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Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

The nose is a very interesting anatomical area. Being in the center of the face, it can have a huge impact on the overall facial appearance. If it is round and undefined, it can take away from an otherwise attractive face. Surprisingly the majority of cases don't require a huge change to the nose. Small refinements will actually be better in the long run. Fillers may be strategically placed to augment the nasal bridge and increase tip definition. Many patients come to the office convinced they will need a surgical procedure, but are pleasantly surprised at the significant improvement offered by fillers.

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The cheeks are critical to the attractive face. Having adequate cheekbone structure supports the cheek skin (reducing nasolabial folds), helps reduce circles under the eyes, and gives the face an overall attractive appearance. This is another area where fillers are able to do what cannot be done surgically. Applying the fillers carefully, Dr. Mabrie is able to carefully contour the face and create a smooth transition from the eyes to the cheeks.

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Nasolabial Folds

Patients frequently meet with Dr. Mabrie requesting treatment for nasolabial folds. They have noticed that their face is looking older and assume the heavy folds are the main reason. "I spend some time explaining to patients that often the nasolabial folds aren't the primary problem, but a secondary problem," Dr. Mabrie says. As the cheek skin loses support from volume loss it begins to sag, while the skin around the mouth doesn't move. As the sagging cheek skin meets the immobile mouth skin, the naslobial folds form. Non-surgically placing fillers directly into the nasolabial folds or augmenting the cheeks to lift the skin is a much better option than surgical mid-face lifts, cheek implants, or full-face lifts.

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The lips are an important part of the youthful, attractive face. As we get older, we lose volume both in the lips and in the area around the lips. Fillers may be used to smooth wrinkles around the mouth, remove shadows on the side of the mouth and restore the healthy appearance of volume to the lips.

Learn more about non-surgical options for the Lips


A strong chin is key for an attractive face. The chin helps define both the face and the neck line. Dr. Mabrie states, "Chin augmentation is one of the more satisfying procedures I do!" Non-surgical augmentation with fillers is now a great option for individuals who want to audition or avoid a surgical procedure.

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A double chin caused by excess fat on the upper neck can be a stubborn concern for even the fittest people. Dr. Mabrie can use an innovative injectable called KYBELLA™ to destroy this fat in a few simple sessions. The result is a trim, sleek contour and an enhanced profile - all without surgery.

Learn more about using KYBELLA for a double chin

San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon David C. Mabrie M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Dr. David Mabrie offers:

  • Double board certification
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  • Specialization in the face and neck
  • A trainer's skill in injectable filler techniques
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Mabrie Facial Cosmetic: David C. Mabrie, MD
166 Geary Street
13th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 445-9513
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.