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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) 445-9513 to schedule an appointment at our East Bay or downtown offices.

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Case 406

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This patient first concluded 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 405

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This young man in his mid-20's consulted with me because he felt that he was looking tired. In particular, he was unhappy about the shadows under his eyes. Mr. H wanted to look fresher and more awake. He also wanted to explore ways to improve his appearance. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN I was excited to work with Mr. H because he was ready for full face treatment. He was all-in...

Case 404

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This patient came to me with two goals. The first was to correct his nose, he had a Surgical Rhinoplasty 2 decades previously but felt his nasal bridge could be straighter and his nasal tip more defined. The second was to enhance his cheeks and he was interested in learning the difference between cheek implants, fat transfers and facial dermal fillers. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PL...

Case 403

ABOUT OUR PATIENT One of the most important procedures I perform at my practice is correcting the effects of previous dermal filler treatments that leave patients with less than ideal results. This patient had dermal filler placed too superficially under her eyes by a different injector, which was causing a Tyndall Effect (blueish tint). DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN While examining the effects o...

Case 401

ABOUT OUR PATIENT As soon as this soon-to-be Full Face patient stepped into my San Francisco office, I noticed the inherent elegance of her face. I saw opportunities to reverse the effects of aging, accentuating her features and restore her natural allure non-surgically. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN This patient's primary issue was a facial sagging that distracted from her striking features. I i...

Case 400

ABOUT OUR PATIENT Most of us have something we'd like to change about our faces. This patient has several. She wasn't too happy with her nose, her right eyebrow was lower than her left, and she said she looked tired all the time. I took time to focus on fixing each one of these issues, eventually treating her full face in the long run. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN It only took a few injections o...

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 397

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This San Francisco man had been researching for information about CoolSculpting on RealSelf when he came across my profile. He looked through my site and was impressed by our before and after photo gallery. He wanted to find a way to get rid of the bags that were forming under his eyes. Yet I saw a lot of potential in this patient's face, and that his features would be significa...

Case 396

ABOUT OUR PATIENT During a recent modeling photoshoot, this patient was amazed to see how the photographer highlighted his chin and cheekbones with some good old-fashioned lighting tricks. So he started searching online for how to emphasize these parts of his face in real life. When he found my website, he set up an appointment to talk options. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN Right from the start, ...

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 393

ABOUT OUR PATIENT Does this patient look familiar to some of you? Well, she ought to. She's my medical assistant, Nicole! You'll see her helping me around the office with surgeries and filler injections. Nicole and I first started talking about treating the area beneath her eyes. Like most of the patients I see, she was noticing dark circles developing under her eyes. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMEN...

Case 392

ABOUT OUR PATIENT What's one of the most common complaints that patients come to me with? "I have bags under my eyes. I'm getting older!" This woman from Hercules came into my office in the San Francisco Bay Area to talk about the state of her face with me. Her biggest concerns were the bags under her eyes along with the shadows they were creating. I knew early on that dermal fillers would be...

Case 390

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This young woman from Napa was looking for a solution for her lips, which she felt weren't as full as they could be. During our examination in my office in San Francisco Bay Area, I noticed signs of moderate volume loss in her upper lip. Her bottom lip, on the other hand, was only experiencing minimal loss. This is exactly the kind of situation that can be adjusted in just a few...

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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.

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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
  • Excellent training & experience
  • 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.