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What Are the Benefits of Otoplasty Surgery?

Otoplasty, also known as ear pinning or ear shaping, can improve the position and/or shape of the ears. The procedure is most common in children between the ages of five and ten, as it helps prevent them from being teased and embarrassed at school. Otoplasty is also a viable option for adults who are self-conscious about their ears. Ear surgery can improve a variety of cosmetic concerns, including: The balance from one ear to the... Continue Reading

Narrowing a Wide Nasal Tip

This is an example of cosmetic rhinoplasty to reshape a wide and droopy nasal tip. She is a very pleasant teenager who desired to have the tip of her nose reshaped. Using an open rhinoplasty technique, I was able to provide her with a nicely, narrowed tip that was rotated just enough to reduce the droopy appearance. She had moderately thick nasal skin, which proved to be somewhat of a challenge. But, as you can... Continue Reading

What is the Difference Between BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®?

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® can both effectively minimize the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles for smoother, more youthful-looking skin. These popular injectables are neuromodulators that can temporarily inhibit the overactive facial muscles that often lead to unwanted wrinkles and fine lines. Both BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are nonsurgical treatments that can be used to treat the forehead, the lower face, and the area around the eyes. There are, however, a couple key differences. In... Continue Reading

Long Term Rhinoplasty Results

This San Diego rhinoplasty patient recently returned for a quick inquiry about her nose. She is nearly 4 years out from cosmetic rhinoplasty that I performed on her. Normally, plastic surgeons and rhinoplasty experts, like myself, will see patients for upwards of a year or two after surgery. Rarely do we get to see our rhinoplasty patients 4 years out! As you can see from her photo comparisons provided here, she has a beautiful, sustained... Continue Reading

How to Eliminate a Double Chin

A double chin is a common cosmetic concern that can alter the shape of the face and reduce the prominence of the chin and natural jawline. Traditionally, surgical procedures such as liposuction or a neck lift have been used to address excess fat below the chin. For patients who want to take a more conservative approach to eliminating the appearance of a double chin, Dr. John Hilinski offers KYBELLA® – an injectable treatment designed to... Continue Reading

Pinched Nose Repair

Learn more about repairing a pinched nasal tip! See the latest addition to our ever-expanding online rhinoplasty tutorial. This most recent case focuses on a patient who had his tip collapsed following prior rhinoplasty by a different plastic surgeon. This very pleasant gentleman researched revision rhinoplasty online and discovered that our office was one of the most experienced in the nation. He lives outside of the San Diego area, but felt it was worthwhile to... Continue Reading

Complimentary Vial of Sculptra Aesthetic®!

Complimentary vial of Sculptra®? No, that's not a typo! Our office is currently running a promotion that can save patients up to $745 off of their total Sculptra® treatment!* - that's about the cost of an entire vial! When purchasing a full course of Sculptra® treatment, patients may qualify for the following discounts: $150 off 1st treatment $175 off 2nd treatment $200 off 3rd treatment Be sure to sign up for Aspire... Continue Reading

The Truth Behind Rhinoplasty Photos

A photo gallery can be a great resource when determining the best rhinoplasty surgeon for you. Under the best circumstances, these photographs can give you an idea of the skill, experience, and artistic eye of the plastic surgeon. However, Dr. John Hilinski offers a couple tips to keep in mind when viewing these galleries to make sure you are looking at a true representation of the surgeon’s work. Dr. Hilinski highlights that many of these... Continue Reading

Revision Upper Lip Lift

This is a very pleasant middle-aged female from out of state who consulted with me to have a revision upper lip lift procedure. She had prior upper lip lifting by another plastic surgeon. Unfortunately, her lip elongated and she needed to have a revision procedure. I performed shortening of her upper lip length using a subnasale upper lip lift technique. The end result is shown here. As you can see, her upper lip is now... Continue Reading

Getting to Know Sculptra Aesthetic!

To help determine if Sculptra Aesthetic is right for you, we have answered a few frequently asked questions. What is Sculptra Aesthetic? Sculptra Aesthetic is a facial injectable designed to replace lost collagen, correcting shallow to deep wrinkles and restoring lost volume. Sculptra's primary ingredient is poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) - a biodegradable, biocompatible material that has been used by plastic surgeons for many years. PLLA is also commonly found in sutures used during surgery. Sculptra works deep in the skin to stimulate your own collagen production. Many patients enjoy... Continue Reading

CO2 Laser Rhinophyma Treatment

This is one of my favorite procedures to perform - CO2 laser treatment for rhinophyma. As an expert rhinoplasty surgeon, performing cosmetic reshaping of the nose never gets old. This is a unique type of nose that has excessive glandular activity creating the classic look of rhinophyma. I used a CO2 laser to actually sculpt and reshape this patient's nose - restoring what is essentially a normal look. These results demonstrate what typical rhinophyma patients look... Continue Reading

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What To Expect During Your Sculptra Treatment

How long does the appointment take? You can expect to spend a total of about an hour at the office for a Sculptra treatment. The majority of the this time is dedicated to the preparation, including application of a topical numbing agent over the desired treatment areas. The actual injection portion is only a couple of minutes! What happens during treatment? Patients are told to arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to their treatment, in order to... Continue Reading

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