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Does My Neck Get Lifted With A Facelift?

Over the past several weeks we have consulted with a number of San Diego patients seeking to have cosmetic surgery to enhance the appearance of the lower face and upper neck region. A good percentage of these patients have asked what the difference is between having a lower facelift and an upper neck lift.  Because this inquiry has arisen during many of these consultations, I thought it would be helpful to post my answer here... Continue Reading
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Cosmetic Rhinoplasty Updates in San Diego, CA

We just updated our San Diego rhinoplasty gallery this past week with additional examples of cosmetic nose reshaping patients who had their nose job performed by Dr. Hilinski. Our rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty galleries are among the largest online examples of cosmetic nose surgery in southern California. As an experienced and dedicated rhinoplasty expert, Dr. John Hilinski performs this type of facial plastic surgery on a very regular basis - in fact, much, much more... Continue Reading
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Facial Filler Facts

Facial dermal fillers, such as Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm and Artefill, are some of the most popular cosmetic office-based treatments I perform on a daily basis. These minimally invasive injection procedures involve careful placement of a gel-like filler substance to correct unwanted facial lines and creases. The results in most cases can be a significant improvement and enhancement of the facial appearance with essentially no downtime, which is why these fillers as so attractive to so... Continue Reading
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Wearing Glasses After Cosmetic Ear Reshaping

A question that has come up frequently over the past few months involves whether or not patients can wear eyeglasses or sunglasses after cosmetic ear reshaping, or otoplasty. Our San Diego facial plastic surgery office happens to do a very high volume of otoplasty surgery with probably more experience in cosmetic ear reshaping than most plastic surgeons in Southern California. Over the past few months many of our otoplasty patients have asked about resuming use... Continue Reading
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Facial Plastic Surgeon in San Diego Discusses How to Choose the Right Practice for Rhinoplasty

According to the latest statistics from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), rhinoplasty was the top procedure performed by facial plastic surgeons in 2010, with an average of 54 procedures performed per surgeon. Dr. John Hilinski, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon in San Diego, says that because of the difficulty involved... Continue Reading
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Save $50 on Botox Cosmetic For Frown Lines

Save $50 on your next Botox cosmetic treatment for those unwanted frown lines and crow's feet! Get ready for the upcoming 2011 holiday season by looking your best with a Botox treatment session by San Diego board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. John Hilinski. Botox cosmetic is an incredibly popular office-based procedure that can make a dramatic improvement in your facial appearance with no downtime. Whether you are a Botox veteran or a first time... Continue Reading
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Upper Eyelid Lift – Droopy Eyes San Diego, CA

Droopy eyes? Looking tired? Perhaps you would benefit from an upper eyelid lift. Learn more about functional and cosmetic enhancement of the eyelid using blepharoplasty technique. As a board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. John Hilinski performs eyelid lift surgery on a very regular basis. This latest addition to our comprehensive San Diego plastic surgery website focuses on eyelid lift surgery to correct droopy, tired looking eyes. To learn more about this most recent update... Continue Reading
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Tip Rhinoplasty Following Nasal Cancer in San Diego, CA

This is great example of tip rhinoplasty, or nasal tip reshaping, in a patient who had an obvious deformity following skin cancer involving her nose. This patient underwent removal of a skin cancer in the nasal tip region, which was performed by a different plastic surgery years prior. Unfortunately, the area where the skin cancer was removed from the nose did not heal well - leaving the patient with a very visible depression. As you... Continue Reading
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Injectable Silicone for Facial Enhancement of the Cheek

Many patients inquire about non-absorbable options for treating unwanted hollowing and volume deficiency of the face. These are patients that have tried temporary injectable fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane and Radiesse, but are unhappy with having to get repeated treatments every year. One alternative is to use liquid silicone injections to achieve a more long-lasting cosmetic enhancement. Silicone injections are considered off-label when used for this type of purpose. They are FDA approved for... Continue Reading
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Chin Implant to Enhance Facial Harmony and Balance

This young female patient from San Diego is a great example of how a chin implant can significantly enhance facial harmony and balance without looking surgically 'altered' or 'done' as some people fear. This particular patient had what we would describe as facial plastic surgeons was poor chin projection. Meaning, her chin simply too small for her lower face and did not project outward sufficiently to be in balance with the mid to upper face.... Continue Reading
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Forehead Lift Suspension For Crooked Eyebrow Position

Many patients inquire about crooked eyebrow position, also known as asymmetric eyebrow positioning, and whether or not a browlift might help. What they are referring to is the actual position and shape of the eyebrows. In a good majority of people, the eyebrows naturally sit differently on both sides of the forehead - one side is usually higher than the other. Most of us are simply born this way. In most social situations and conversational... Continue Reading
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Neck Lifting Using Liposuction, Platysmaplasty and Chin Implant

This is a great case example of how to perform a neck lift on a patient using a combined surgical approach. This particular male patient from San Diego, CA desired a more defined neck line. On examination he was found to have evidence of excess fat under the chin as well as a poorly shaped muscle, called the platysma muscle. Furthermore, he had less chin prominence than average. We discussed the various options available to... Continue Reading

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