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Facial Plastic Surgery San Diego - Dr. John Hilinski

A San Diego native, Dr. John Hilinski was pleased to return here and establish his facial plastic surgery practice. Dr. Hilinski attended Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduation, he completed a General Surgery internship followed by a Head and Neck Surgery residency at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center. Throughout his residency, Dr. Hilinski focused his efforts exclusively on surgery of the face and neck.

Such specialty training and experience provided him an unparalleled foundation to become a facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Hilinski was chosen for a prestigious Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery fellowship sponsored by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He completed his fellowship in Chicago, Illinois under the direction of internationally renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Dean M. Toriumi. In conjunction with his training, Dr. Hilinski served as a Clinical Instructor in the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Illinois, Chicago College of Medicine. During his fellowship, Dr. Hilinski learned the latest advancements in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, encompassing all aspects of cosmetic facial enhancement. In particular, he received advanced training in rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty technique. Dr. Hilinski is a featured rhinoplasty expert on RealSelf.com.

Dr. Hilinski - Plastic Surgery Blog

Large Gauge Earlobe Defect

Over the past several years, my practice has seen a huge increase in the number of patients seeking corrective plastic surgery for gauge earring defects. These patients have all had prior piercings with use of gauges that have stretched the earlobes to a variable degree. Once they stop using the gauges, the earlobes are left […]

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Magazine Features Dr. Hilinski for His Practice Software

Most people know Dr. John Hilinski for his expertise in facial plastic surgery. However, a little known fact about him is that he enjoys writing business software in his spare time. For the past two years, our team has been utilizing software that Dr. Hilinski developed – called “E-Log” – for a more efficient, paperless […]

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Dr. Hilinski Lectures at UCSD on Nasal Tip Refinement

Our experienced facial plastic surgeon recently had the honor of speaking at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) at the Medical Center Division of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Dr. John Hilinski focused his lecture on rhinoplasty, discussing the various surgical techniques for achieving the desired nasal tip shape. In his lecture, which was titled, “Nasal […]

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What Our Patients Say

Hello Dr. Hilinski
Well it has been about a year and a half since my rhinoplasty surgery, and I don’t think that I ever returned for photos, so I wanted to send you my own. Also, I would like to thank you so much for making my dream come true. The surgery has definitely boosted my confidence, and it was one of the best decisions that I have ever made. Rachel, San Diego Rhinoplasty Patient

Dear Dr. Hilinski,
Just a quick update. Everything seems to be healing very nicely and my nose looks great! This is the happiest I have been in 6 years! You have truly given me my life back! I know you went out on a limb, but you have changed my life for the better. I can’t believe that I found you – truly divine intervention.

Rich and I were so pleased with you and he was blown away by your credentials and skills. I feel so blessed. I no longer look in the mirror and see a stranger! I see the old Paula – I missed that look for so long. No more depression, anxiety, and obsessing. I never thought I could feel so good again. I can’t tell you how many tears of joy I have cried over the past couple of weeks.
Fondly,
Paula, Revision Rhinoplasty Patient from Michigan who flew to San Diego for surgery