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John M. Hilinski, M.D. (5 out of 285 Reviews)

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Nov 06, 2018

    Dr. Hilinski used the CO2 laser procedure on my facial scar and it did wonders for 7/8 of the scar! I’ve come a long way, and I appreciate his precision and kindness. Always responsive to my emails, Dr. Hilinski is the best! THIS MAN KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING!!!!!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    S Carter Nov 05, 2018

    Dr. Hilinski used the CO2 laser procedure on my facial scar and it did wonders for 7/8 of the scar! I’ve come a long way, and I appreciate his precision and kindness. Always responsive to my emails, Dr. Hilinski is the best! THIS MAN KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING!!!!!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Nov 05, 2018

    Dr. Hilinski used the CO2 laser procedure on my facial scar and it did wonders for 7/8 of the scar! I’ve come a long way, and I appreciate his precision and kindness. Always responsive to my emails, Dr. Hilinski is the best! THIS MAN KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING!!!!!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Nov 05, 2018

    Dr. Hilinski is amazing Dr. Hilinski used the CO2 laser procedure on my facial scar and it did wonders for 7/8 of the scar! I’ve come a long way, and I appreciate his precision and kindness. Always responsive to my emails, Dr. Hilinski is the best! THIS MAN KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING!!!!!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Mary Ellen Attridge Oct 26, 2018

    Professional, accurate and well-trained staff. A friend recommended this medical office for Botox and I will never go anywhere else

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    DesertRose777  Oct 18, 2018

    Dr. Hilinski and his staff have been nothing short of wonderful! I had a hump on my nose that has bothered me ever since I was in middle school. I always felt like my nose was out of proportion to the other features on my face. I researched rhinoplasty for a long time but was always nervous to actually go through with it. After a consultation with a couple of different surgeons who I didn't feel 100% comfortable going with, a friend recommended Dr. Hilinski to me with glowing acclaim. After my first consultation, I felt extremely comfortable with choosing Dr. Hilinski as my plastic surgeon. He was the only doctor who told me that he would do an open rhinoplasty instead of closed one and really took time with me, instead of rushing me out the door. He explained the procedure to me, step by step, and related to me why this procedure was best for my nose and for the outcome I was looking for. After hearing all of this I was worried that his price would be far more than what the other surgeons quoted me for a closed rhinoplasty. As it turned out, his price was exactly the same as what they quoted me! Before the procedure, and after, Dr. Hilinski was always super quick to respond to any questions or concerns I had. Email is the best form of communication. It was the quickest and easiest way to send photos and ask questions. He was also always honest and realistic, which I greatly appreciated. It has been almost a year now since my operation and I absolutely love my nose! I feel as though Dr. H listened everything I had to say, used his expertise to envision the nose that best fit my face, all while making sure that I still completely look like me. I also would like to note that his staff is super friendly, welcoming, and great with scheduling follow-up appointments. I would enthusiastically recommend Dr. Hilinski and his staff to any of my friends or family.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    kamired  Oct 02, 2018

    Dr Hilinski gave me my smile back. I had permanent filler put in 13 years ago that had shifted and my lips were not symmetrical and I felt they were ugly. I didn't like to smile and didn't want my picture taken. After Dr. Hilinski removed the filler I love my smile and let people take my picture again! I couldn't believe the difference in how my lips and face looked. There was minimal swelling and recovery time! I wish I had done it sooner!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Kamali Ramos Oct 02, 2018

    Dr Hilinski absolutely changed my view of my face. I had permenant lip filler put in about 13 years ago that deformed my lips and made me not want to smile or get my picture taken. Dr. Hilinski removed the filler and gave me a new smile and now I love getting my picture taken. My lips look better than they did before I had the permenant filler put in! The process was very comfortable and I had very little swelling or down time I would do it over again if I has to.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    M.N.  Sep 26, 2018

    For over 10 years now, I have been popping in and out of his office. This has been the absolute best money I ever spent. I trust Dr. Hilinski for my fillers and botox and will never go anywhere else.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Sep 26, 2018

    It's been over 10 years now that I've popped in and out of his office for fillers or botox or more. Best money I ever spent. Excellent service and results. I will never go anywhere else.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Sep 26, 2018

    Excellent in every way. I trust Dr. Hilinski with my botox and fillers and anything else I may decide on in the future. I first saw him over 10 years ago and I refuse to go anywhere else. Excellent service in every way and excellent results.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Nicole Contos Sep 26, 2018

    This review is long overdue! My whole life I had wanted to change my profile, but it wasn't until I found Dr. Hilinski that I felt confident about doing so. What impressed me was his confident yet conservative approach. He's not in the business of giving you a new face...he is in the business of enhancing the one you already have. That means his work is very subtle and natural. I made my decision about ten years ago and have never regretted it. I also go to him for Botox for the same reasons. He really listens and never overdoes it.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    M.E.V.N.  Sep 26, 2018

    Excellent service always and excellent results always! I'm someone who never thought they would see a plastic surgeon and someone who does not have a lot of disposable income but I first saw him over 10 years ago and it has been the best money I ever spent. I've gotten fillers and Botox.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Heather Jahn Sep 19, 2018

    Dr. Hilinski is highly qualified and skilled in his area of expertise. Dr. Hilinski and his staff are very professional and give patients personalized attention. I have been a patient for many years. I would highly recommend Dr. Hilinkski.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Amy Bosworth Sep 19, 2018

    Cool Sculpting REALLY does work! I had treatments done on my abs and flanks and 4 months later I have noticeably less fat in those areas. The office staff is helpful, knowledgable, and very professional. Kelly, Ariana, Nicole and Melissa are also extremely approachable and only recommend treatment on areas that are appropriate and research supported. I am 100% satisfied with my experiences here and results!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Amy Bosworth Sep 13, 2018

    Cool Sculpting REALLY does work! I had treatments done on my abs and flanks and 4 months later I have noticeably less fat in those areas. The office staff is helpful, knowledgable, and very professional. Kelly, Ariana, Nicole and Melissa are also extremely approachable and only recommend treatment on areas that are appropriate and research supported. I am 100% satisfied with my experiences here and results!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Sep 12, 2018

    Cool Sculpting REALLY does work! I had treatments done on my abs and flanks and 4 months later I have noticeably less fat in those areas. The office staff is helpful, knowledgable, and very professional. Kelly, Ariana, Nicole and Melissa are also extremely approachable and only recommend treatment on areas that are appropriate and research supported. I am 100% satisfied with my experiences here and results!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Sep 12, 2018

    Amazing!! Cool Sculpting REALLY does work! I had treatments done on my abs and flanks and 4 months later I have noticeably less fat in those areas. The office staff is helpful, knowledgable, and very professional. Kelly, Ariana, Nicole and Melissa are also extremely approachable and only recommend treatment on areas that are appropriate and research supported. I am 100% satisfied with my experiences here and results!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Donna Mark Sep 10, 2018

    Dr. Hilinski is the BEST OF THE BEST; he worked on my nose like an artist to get it just right. My nose was broke in 3 places and off to the side of my face. Dr. worked wonders on my beautiful nose and it shows, soo pleased will never go to anyone but Dr.Hilinski

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Melissa Ochoa Sep 10, 2018

    I’ve been seeing Dr.Hilinski for about 2 years now for my Juvederm and Dysport. I don’t think I could ever see anyone else. I like my lips very full and Dr. Hilinski does such an amazing job and they really look so natural. I get so many compliments on the them. Him and his staff are so friendly and just make every visit so enjoyable.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    M G Sep 10, 2018

    Dr. Hilinski is a great doctor who has been able to correct previous work done by other doctors. I am happy to have a compassionate doctor who understands my struggles. His staff is wonderful and I have always felt comfortable going there.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Cora Rall Sep 10, 2018

    Dr. John Hilinski is the best of the best! I broke my nose in high school and then broke it again in a bad car accident last year. I had to have surgery to reset it that didn’t fix the problem. The doctor said my nose was too hard for him to fix because it had been broken before and my septum was collapsed. I am so grateful a friend referred me to Dr Hilinski. He was able to rebuild my septum so I could breath better than ever. At the same time he made my nose look amazing without changing it too much. People tell me I look younger but they can’t tell exactly what is different. I have referred friends and family members to Dr. Hilinski. He truly is an incredible plastic surgeon!!!!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    M G Aug 30, 2018

    Dr. Hilinski is a great doctor who has been able to correct previous work done by other doctors. I am happy to have a compassionate doctor who understands my struggles. His staff is wonderful and I have always felt comfortable going there.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Aug 29, 2018

    Dr. Hilinski is a great doctor who has been able to correct previous work done by other doctors. I am happy to have a compassionate doctor who understands my struggles. His staff is wonderful and I have always felt comfortable going there.

  • Anonymous  Aug 17, 2018

    Wish the results were more to my liking and the process didn’t drag out for years, but Dr. Hilinski is kind and very knowledgeable.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    brimarie111  Aug 13, 2018

    Dr. John Hilinski is the best rhinoplasty surgeon hands down. He did my rhinoplasty a little over a year ago and I am so thrilled with the results. He's so good at giving you a nose that you love while making sure you still look like YOU! I didn't want my nose to look "over done" and I definitely wanted it to function properly without any issues down the road. He absolutely nailed it and I couldn't be happier with my results. His office is super clean and tidy, his staff is really friendly and welcoming and Dr. Hilinski could not be any nicer and easy to talk. I cannot recommend him enough!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    sdnatvbb  Aug 12, 2018

    Wonderful physician from start to finish. I had upperlid blepheroplasty on 9/15/17 and he did a great job. I wasn't incapacitated at all after the procedure and had minimal bruising and swelling. I healed quickly without complications.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Chris Daher Aug 10, 2018

    Dr. Hilinski really listens, is always on time, doesn't push me into something I'm not ready for and has a great bedside manner! I highly recommend him and is great staff!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Heather K Aug 10, 2018

    Exceptional highly skilled doctor and friendly staff. Dr. Hilinski was referred by a medical professional. Anyone seeking a natural refreshed more youthful appearance will benefit. After seeing other doctors it's clear Dr. Hilinski is a master at his craft.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Aug 03, 2018

    JMT Dr. HILINSKI IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST SURGEON!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Aug 03, 2018

    Dr. Hilinski is extremely skilled, and adept at revision rhinoplasty and difficult cases. After researching where to go, Dr. H prevailed. He did a fantastic revision on my nose and I could not be happier. Wish I had gone to him first!! I travelled over 1,000 miles one way to have Dr. H perform my revision, and it was the best decision I have ever made. He provides better education to patients on how to prevent scarring and future problems with healing. Visit his website at www.drhilinski.com and look at his excellent work and videos showing after care. His anesthesiologist, Dan, is also top notch. I'm 10 days out from a revision rhinoplasty, and what really was amazing was that my throat was not scratchy or sore from the breathing tube. My nose looks great!! I was totally amazed at how much better it looks. In addition, Dr. Hilinski is so gentle/skilled when breaking the nose in order to perform the revision, that there is very little bruising, which equates to less recovery time. The entire experience was a beautifully orchestrated serenade of skill, class, and humanity. I'll be going back to only him from now on. If you're considering plastic/cosmetic surgery of any kind, you can totally trust and have peace of mind with Dr. Hilinski and his entire staff.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    JM  Aug 03, 2018

    Dr. Hilinski is extremely skilled, and adept at revision rhinoplasty and difficult cases. After researching, Dr. H prevailed. He did a fantastic revision on my nose and I could not be happier. Wish I had gone to him first!! I travelled over 1,000 miles one way to have Dr. H perform my revision, and it was the best decision I have ever made. He provides better education to patients on how to prevent scarring and future problems with healing. Visit his website at www.drhilinski.com

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    JT00000000  Aug 02, 2018

    Dr. Hilinski is the very best. He did a open revision rhinoplasty on me, and I could not be happier with his work. He is so skilled! I will post a photo soon. He is very gifted, skilled, and talented. I had more than one botched rhinoplasty, so finding a surgeon who would even look at me, started getting difficult. He is very personable and pretty speedy with the email responses! If you're looking for an excellent revision rhinoplasty surgeon, this is your answer!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    heatherk33  Jul 13, 2018

    Exceptional highly skilled doctor and friendly staff. Dr. Hilinski was referred by a medical professional. Anyone seeking a natural refreshed more youthful appearance will benefit. After seeing other doctors it's clear Dr. Hilinski is a master at his craft.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Heather  Jul 13, 2018

    Exceptional highly skilled doctor and friendly staff. Dr. Hilinski was referred by a medical professional. Anyone seeking a natural refreshed more youthful appearance will benefit. After seeing other doctors it's clear Dr. Hilinski is a master at his craft.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Lisa Gisczinski Jul 11, 2018

    Here's the thing, before you have a huge surgery like I did (nose), you're going to do your research. I read review after review and kept coming back to the same surgeon because of all of the positive reviews. John Hilinski is even better than all of the positive reviews you will read about him! I truly believe that. He is kind, and knowledgeable and most importantly available to you! I had my surgery just before Christmas and things couldn't have gone more wrong in the healing process. Turns out, I am allergic to medical tape so my face swelled up, I also got an infection and had to undergo a second emergency surgery, then I got the flu TWICE! I kid you not. But here's the amazing part of Dr Hilinski and his staff, even though he was vacationing with his family in Hawaii, he was 100% available to me, to answer my concerns, to give me incredible advice and eventually to bring me out of a terrible circumstance. Even though the beginning part of the process was difficult, I am forever grateful to him for my new nose, of which I can finally breathe out of again. I 100% believe in him and would recommend him to anyone who asks!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Monika  Jul 11, 2018

    Dr. Hilinski has the best bedside manner I have ever come across. He answered all my questions thoroughly. He seemed to be very experienced when discussing the issues I was concerned about. His staff was also very accommodating.The parking and location are also very easy for patients.

  • Anonymous  Jun 20, 2018

    Dr. Hilinski is amazing ... his staff is wonderful. I have been visiting this Doctor for 5 years. I highly recommend him.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Ariana Bell Jun 11, 2018

    Dr. H is the best! I have been receiving injections from him for a few years now and I am never disappointed. He is very conservative, which I appreciate because I still want to look like me just a little more full! He has wonderful staff, clean office and excellent bedside manner. Highly recommend Dr. H for anything Facial Plastics!! Thank you Dr. H!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    MN Arroyo Jun 11, 2018

    Dr. Hilinski has been doing my Dysport, and filler for about 3 years now. I can’t imagine going anywhere else. With plenty of not so great past experiences I can say I have never had a bad experience with him or his expertise & level of care. My results are always natural and he is really a master in his field, I have recommended multiple friends to him and they are all equally as happy with their results. Not to mention he is a great guy that is down to earth, and you feel like he is really listening to your concerns. I also recently had cool sculpting done in his office by his nurse Kellie, the entire process was so easy! They have two machines so I was able to “dual sculpt” problem areas in half of the time! I am still waiting on my results but I could not be more pleased with the whole treatment experience. I had no downtime and no discomfort it was really that simple! Kellie was also amazing, very sweet, professional and made me comfortable during the entire consultation & cool sculpting treatment. I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Hilinski and his practice.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Susan K Pierce Jun 11, 2018

    after my initial septotomy and request for symmetry did not go well, i searched for 2 years for information on how to repair my breathing and look of course. i came upon dr. hilinski's insightful tutorial for various nose issues, hope! dr. hilinski's calm, discerning assessment of my situation was so appreciated. my breathing corrected, appearance improved, confidence restored. i have since gone on to repair my earlobes after many years of heavy earrings and my upper lip correcting a droopy side from an auto accident damaging my face years ago. dr. hilinski's in depth knowledge and intricate ability for corrections and improvements are an accessible treasure. I have been a patient for 5 years, returning for botox maintenance. his office staff always very helpful, efficient, kind. i highly recommend dr. hilinski for repairs, corrections, improvements. my only disappointment is that i did not come to dr. hilinski first.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jun 03, 2018

    I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Hilinski. I had booked consultations with 3 facial plastic surgeons prior to my initial visit with Dr. Hilinski and knew that he was the right choice for my rhinoplasty procedure. He was kind, knowledgeable and patient. I am very happy with my results and appreciate his great work and professionalism.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Debita06  Jun 01, 2018

    I love going to Dr. Hilinski for my cosmetic needs. I wouldn’t go to anyone else! My favorite thing about him is his conservative approach—he is very thoughtful and advises only what you personally need to look and feel your best. Most recently, I got some Dispora, fillers and something to plump my cheeks. I’m 54 years old and I feel like I look at least 10 years younger. Aside from the services I get at his office, Dr. Hilinski and his staff are extremely professional, kind, and accommodating. Thank you, Dr. Hilinski! Til next time!!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  May 18, 2018

    Excellent facial plastic surgeon Dr. John Hilinski is an excellent facial plastic surgeon. He is very professional, up to date on the latest trends and procedures in facial plastic surgery, and has a fantastic personality. His office staff is very professional, knowledgeable, and caring. I would highly recommend Dr. John Hilinski and staff.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    gaganp  May 15, 2018

    Dr Hilinski provided a very honest recommendation for my injury scar. He was patient and told me the best possible solution for my issue I’d recommend him to anyone who needs a good honest opinion for a scar removal!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  May 12, 2018

    Best in town! Dr. Hilinski has been doing my Dysport, and filler for about 3 years now. I can’t imagine going anywhere else. With plenty of not so great past experiences I can say I have never had a bad experience with him or his expertise & level of care. My results are always natural and he is really a master in his field, I have recommended multiple friends to him and they are all equally as happy with their results. Not to mention he is a great guy that is down to earth, and you feel like he is really listening to your concerns. I also recently had cool sculpting done in his office by his nurse Kellie, the entire process was so easy! They have two machines so I was able to “dual sculpt” problem areas in half of the time! I am still waiting on my results but I could not be more pleased with the whole treatment experience. I had no downtime and no discomfort it was really that simple! Kellie was also amazing, very sweet, professional and made me comfortable during the entire consultation & cool sculpting treatment. I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Hilinski and his practice.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    n050683  May 11, 2018

    Dr. Hilinski has been doing my Dysport, and filler for about 3 years now. I can’t imagine going anywhere else. With plenty of not so great past experiences I can say I have never had a bad experience with him or his expertise & level of care. My results are always natural and he is really a master in his field, I have recommended multiple friends to him and they are all equally as happy with their results. Not to mention he is a great guy that is down to earth, and you feel like he is really listening to your concerns. I also recently had cool sculpting done in his office by his nurse Kellie, the entire process was so easy! They have two machines so I was able to “dual sculpt” problem areas in half of the time! I am still waiting on my results but I could not be more pleased with the whole treatment experience. I had no downtime and no discomfort it was really that simple! Kellie was also amazing, very sweet, professional and made me comfortable during the entire consultation & cool sculpting treatment. I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Hilinski and his practice.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Naquita Gray May 11, 2018

    Dr. Hilinski performed an upper lip lift on me in November 2017 & I am so happy with the results! He & his staff were professional and made me feel comfortable before, during and after my procedure. I have a more defined upper lip while still keeping a natural look. I would recommend Dr Hilinski to anyone looking to have this procedure!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Deanna Wegge May 11, 2018

    When it comes to anything involving your face and neck, why settle for a general plastic surgeon? This is what Dr. Hilinski specializes in (face and neck) and his results are AWESOME! He has calm, professional bedside manner and gives thorough explanations. I always recommend him to family and friends. The BEST!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    MissDespe  May 01, 2018

    This Dr basically has all the qualities you might search for in a surgeon! Kind, skilled, artistic, humble and cautious! Dr Hilinski is an amazing surgeon and a very kind person. He made me feel safe, listened and he was very humble. He adapts his speech to his patients, he doesn't hide behind technical medical terms out of your reach, he actually explains what he'll do very simply and is open to questions you might have. It makes people feel cared for and reassured. Dr Hilinski is very gentle, I was amazed to see how little bruising I had. I was swollen and that's about it, it went down pretty quickly too. This makes me think that he really is gentle during the procedure. Dr Hilinski was also honest about what was doable or not and adopted a safe approach to my procedure. No matter how bad you wish for something to happen, the best that can happen to you is having a surgeon who knows what he does and knows where the limit is between what's doable and what's not because you obviously alone cannot know this limit.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Apr 13, 2018

    Best Face and Neck Plastic Surgeon! Truly the best at his craft and why settle for anything less when it comes to your face? Rhinoplasty, Botox, injectable fillers, and whatever else needed... his results are awesome!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Linz2115  Apr 12, 2018

    I had my rhinoplasty almost two years ago and it's been an incredible experience. I was very nervous and did TONS of research before finally deciding to get it done at 32 years old. I knew Dr. H and his office were the best because of the amount of time he took in my consult to go over every detail and question with my mom and I. He went over the entire procedure and all the corrections in detail, making sure not to talk over our heads or underestimate our research. He also shows the images and corrections he will make himself, which a lot of doctors don't do, they usually give it to a nurse to go through the corrections even though she/he will not be doing the surgery! I felt extremely safe from day one and scheduled the surgery that day. His staff made me feel very comfortable the day of the surgery and although it was a long/complex bulbous nose surgery, everything went smoothly. Two years later, I am SO happy that I decided to finally get it done and picked the best surgeon to do it! Dr. H still sees me every few months to make sure I am getting the absolute best results. I didn't realize but there are injections that he can do to make sure it's healing and looking its absolute best and all of this has been at no charge. I was very open about my surgery to friends and family and I get compliments all the time, including from my friend who got one from another doctor and is jealous of my results! I've never looked back from before the surgery, I'm so happy and my self confidence has improved dramatically. Thanks so much Dr. H!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    9wexford  Apr 11, 2018

    Dr. Hilinski is a special doctor. He is an even better person. I work closely with many specialized medical surgeons which provides a unique perspective for a profound respect for John's skill as a surgeon. I would refer anyone I care about with complete and total confidence to Dr. Hilinski.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Mar 20, 2018

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  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    GLOBAL PROMISES Mar 11, 2018

    Dr. Hilinski. is honest and straight forward. He is not about making deal or business matter. He cares about his medical practice. I took my son there for the scar revision and he gave me his honest medical opinion and options. I really appreciated it. Thank you for everything. You are a good man.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    ConfusedLola  Feb 09, 2018

    I got my nose messed up pretty good by Dr Ghavami. Aesthetically it was a disaster not to mention it wasn’t working too well either. I honestly can’t say enough good things about Dr. Hilinski. He has a warm and compassionate demeanor which is rare among such accomplished surgeons such as himself. He genuinely cares and was always very diligent about making sure I knew what was going on. He corrected the aesthetic issues with my nose which were not minor. Plus made it so for the first time in a year I CAN BREATHE! Wonderful doctor and wonderful human. 100/10 would recommend. His staff is really lovely as well.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    laura goldberg Dec 10, 2017

    Fantastic outcome on my upper eyelid ptosis correction. So glad I chose Dr Hilinski for this delicate procedure.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Nov 15, 2017

    I broke my nose 20-years ago in a sporting event and the rhinoplasty simply didn’t work. I struggled for years to breath properly. Then a visit to Dr Hilinski and his team solved my issue with a Rhino Redo! Amazing to be able to breath through my nose again and not snore at night. Thank you Dr Hilinski!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Sinead Loftus Nov 10, 2017

    A very kind and sincere gentleman. His vast knowledge and experience of the industry has put my mind at rest. Highly recommend. Thank you again.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    thomas555  Nov 08, 2017

    Enlarge these photos to better see before/after.See my review of Dr Helinski’s surgery upon my ears...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    inquisitive90  Nov 06, 2017

    Dr. Hilinski is a godsend. He fixed the macrotia on my ears where other doctors failed. I was suggested many different procedures by other plastic surgeons but they didn't seem to fit what I needed. After trying one procedure that left me scarred and with even larger ears in appearance, I found Dr. Hilinski who knew exactly what he was doing. It's changed everything and I couldn't be happier! Thanks!!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Oct 17, 2017

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  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    SanDiegoGirl9  Oct 17, 2017

    I had wanted a rhinoplasty for years when I started looking into it. My nose was cute, but had a bump on the bridge, a slightly flat spot where I had broken it, and a slightly bulbous tip. I was very nervous. I saw several doctors who clearly wanted to move on to the next patient, or had portfolios of overcorrected noses that looked "done," etc etc etc... Then I met Dr. Hilinski! He takes his time, has a keen eye for balance and natural-looking results, and has every professional certification I was looking for in my doctor. I chose Dr. Hilinski and booked a surgery date (August 18, 2016) Everybody in my life was telling me not to go ahead with it. It has been a year and a few months since my surgery and I'm so incredibly happy I went through with it. I do not think it could have turned out better. He ended up doing a double osteotomy, graft, and whatever else can be done to a nose. Recovery was tough, but worth it. Even though I had paid in full and Dr. Hilinski was not making another cent off of me, he continued to work with me on the slight callus that had formed on my bridge. We did very gentle steroid shots for a while and then a rasping. I'm so impressed that he stuck with me until the results were absolutely perfect, even though I was not paying additional fees. He answers emails very quickly and takes his time with every visit. He created a natural, beautiful look with my nose. He never rushes through our interactions or procedures. It's clear he is dedicated to his work and wants to see the best results as a matter of personal pride and accomplishment-- not just to make money. Nobody has noticed that I got my nose done, but people have definitely noticed that I look way better. Highly highly recommend!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Dalton Petrie Oct 10, 2017

    I have known John for 10 plus years, he did my nose surgery after two other doctors messed it up. His work is superior! Johns cares. And his attention to detail is why I will only see him. He always has an awesome and friendly staff ,very professional. I also ho to John for any fillers or Botox that I may need because her airs the side of caution not overdoing it. Thanks for all you do John & staff! ~Dalton

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Bev Smith Oct 10, 2017

    Dr. Hilinski has a gift of making a person feel really at ease from the get go. When a person feels at ease, they are free to ask any questions and get the optimal service they are looking for. I won't trust anyone other than Dr. Hilinski in all of San Diego. He is a skilled surgeon and gives excellent, trustworthy advice. His deepest desire is to take care of his patient as though they are his immediate family. He did a terrific job on my daughter's nose and continues to care for my husband's issues and has given me guidance into my concerns as well. Thanks to him for being so wonderful!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Eladia Medin Oct 10, 2017

    As my husband says, he is a meticulous perfectionist, which is exactly what you need in a plastic surgeon - especially for the face! He even does the fillers himself!! I had a "lip lift" and Bellafill after losing 15 pounds of body fat. Not easy for someone weighing less than 130 pounds! (some of the fat came off my face which is why the Bellafill was needed)

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Parker Smith Oct 10, 2017

    Dr. Hilinski has a gift of making a person feel really at ease from the get go. When a person feels at ease, they are free to ask any questions and get the optimal service they are looking for. I won't trust anyone other than Dr. Hilinski in all of San Diego. He is a skilled surgeon and gives excellent, trustworthy advice. His deepest desire is to take care of his patient as though they are his immediate family. He did a terrific job on my daughter's nose and continues to care for my husband's issues and has given me guidance into my concerns as well. Thanks to him for being so wonderful!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Katherine Bynon Oct 10, 2017

    I always told myself that I would try to age gracefully. Approaching my sixth decade, I could see the "life" I had lived in the wrinkles and the sags on my face. At that point, I decided that I would rather "tell" people of my life's triumphs and tribulations rather than have them read about them on my face. So, I took my face to see Dr. John Hilinski, and now I can honestly say that I AM growing old gracefully! I have had a TON of work done and I am quite happy about the way everything has turned out. I still look "age appropriate" ( none of that over-done look for me, thank you!). If I didn't tell everyone my "secret", I am sure people would think I have the best genes on the planet. (OK, Jennifer Anniston has the best genes on the planet, but I can exaggerate a little, right?) Over the last 12 years I have had: a face and neck lift, an upper eyelid lift, a lip lift, a forehead lift, (yes, gravity sucks!) a chin implant, laser and chemical peels, fillers, Botox and Sculptra. Lest you think I am a freak, I am more than willing to share current pictures of me....of Dr. Hilinski's work. I don't look like Jennifer, but I sure do look like a pretty well-preserved, healthy and rested! Thank you, Dr. Hilinski

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    roy yousif Oct 10, 2017

    I had rhinoplasty and one of my ears pinned back. I am so amazed with the results. He is worth every penny. Don't waste your time going to other doctors and try to save a buck you get what you pay for. I would definitely recommend this doctor. The best hands down .

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Jane Loomis Oct 10, 2017

    He's top of line! Couldn't have asked for a better surgeon. I'm so happy True professional ‍ I got Rhinoplasty. He's did an amazing job. It's refined yet still looks like me. He rocks and I would HIGHLY suggest him to anyone.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Billie Jean Oct 10, 2017

    Dr. Hilinski, Thank you, thank you, thank you! After conducting extensive research on rhinoplasty and consulting with two other facial surgeons, when I flew in to see you from another state I knew you were the "right guy," particularly over the Beverly Hills surgeon with whom I also consulted. Before you and I met, I was impressed with your online reviews, the array of pictorial evidence of surgical excellence on your website, and of course your Harvard credentials. When we met, I was also impressed by you professionally. You were obviously smart and you asked lots of good questions about what I wanted to see in my rhinoplasty. I liked your direct approach to what could or could not be accomplished, and I trusted your surgical vision immediately. Your staff including Nicole was also responsive and informed (on my day of surgery your assistant Andrew even stayed overnight in my hotel room to care for me, as I traveled alone, and he was so patient and kind), but more important you were too, both before and long after the surgery. I sincerely appreciate your willingness to respond by e-mail to me directly and do so promptly. In addition, when we consulted by Skype and in person I must have asked you 35 questions, and you patiently answered every one. If that's not amazing customer service, I don't know what is. Regarding the result itself, your computer imaging projecting the post-op result was very much on point with my actual result. I honestly can't tell you how happy I am. I truly feel my nose is now perfect for my face. I sincerely believe this could not have been accomplished as perfectly by another surgeon, and I'm so glad I selected you. Additionally, as an African American, I wondered if, through surgery, I could have a natural nose that isn't too obvious of a change, and you really hit the nail on the head. (For anyone out there with concerns about having thick skin and whether Dr. Hilinski can handle the job, particularly on minority noses, I can tell you firsthand the answer is a RESOUNDING YES!) Bottom line is, I was in excellent hands from the beginning to the end, and I strongly recommend you as a talented master artist of the nose! Last but not least, you also simultaneously completed two other facial surgeries of mine - my upper eyelid and chin implant procedures. While I could write a million more nice things, here's the bottom line: Excellent on all fronts!!!!!! A++++++++++++. Again, thank you for making this entire experience absolutely smooth and wonderful!! I just wish I had done my procedures years ago!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Sep 12, 2017

    Best doctor ever!! I highly recommend Dr Hilinski! His work is gorgeous!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Aug 18, 2017

    I'm so grateful that I found Dr. Hilinski. He reconstructed my terribly botched nose. It's a miracle. I can't believe how amazing everything turned out. I can finally breathe and my nose looks amazing. He is extremely Knowledgeable and a true genius in his field. The entire office has been super accomodating and kind. Thank You!!!!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jul 20, 2017

    Dr. Hilinsk saved me from a botched surgery the evil Dr. Paul E. Chasan over at Ranch & Coast caused me. He is one of the few qualified surgeon that can fix botched complicated surgeries. Saved my life after Dr. Paul E. Chasan ruined it.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jul 03, 2017

    Three family members has seen him for our noses and perfection!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Daniel  Jun 30, 2017

    If you are looking for someone you can trust to give you an honest assessment of what you are asking for, this is the doctor you are looking for. He is very straight-forward about telling you what you should expect and I have been very pleased with my results. Would not see anyone else!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jun 30, 2017

    Simply put. The best. Knowledge and skill are extremely high. Wonderful results. Highly recommend!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jun 29, 2017

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  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jun 29, 2017

    I have been a patient of Dr. Hilinski since 2002. I have never been disappointed with any of the work he has done for me. I enjoy coming to the office, the reception area is light, bright and comfortable, the staff is friendly and helpful and Dr. Hilinski has never suggested anything to me that hasn't turned out well.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Charliej2616  Jun 27, 2017

    Ever since I was 16 I've been bothered by my ear. After 12 yrs I decided that I'm going to get my ear reduced because I felt it wasn't in harmony with my face. Saw Dr on here ND flew to San Diego.Gr8

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jun 07, 2017

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  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    jmedin  May 21, 2017

    As my husband says, he is a meticulous perfectionist, which is exactly what you need in a plastic surgeon - especially for the face! He even does the fillers himself!! I had a "lip lift" and Bellafill after losing 15 pounds of body fat. Not easy for someone weighing less than 130 pounds! (some of the fat came off my face which is why the Bellafill was needed)

  • Anonymous  May 11, 2017

    He's top of line! Couldn't have asked for a better surgeon. I'm so happy 😁 True professional 🏽👨‍⚕️❤️

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Apr 13, 2017

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  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Apr 13, 2017

    My overall experience is worth more than five stars. Dr. Hilinski is an amazing surgeon. I had a very difficult revision rhino case and the results exceeded my expectations. Dr. Hilinski has an excellent staff that is very organized and always willing to help answer questions. If you are looking for The BEST surgeon look no further!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Apr 13, 2017

    Dr. Hilinski is a master in revision rhino's. I felt very confident after my consultation that he was the man for the job. He is not only kind, compassionate and highly skilled but also humble. The outcome of the surgery is truly incredible. It has been almost one year and I am amazed at the transformation. Thank you Dr. Hilinski!!!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Apr 12, 2017

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  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Julie  Mar 24, 2017

    The entire experience was excellent from the consultation to post surgical appointment. The staff is friendly, efficient and accommodating. Dr Hilinski is a very skilled and brilliant plastic surgeon and I couldn't be happier with my result! I absolutely love his conservative approach yielding amazingly natural results. I look rested and refreshed and my pre/post surgical photos tell the story!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Billie Jean Jan 30, 2017

    Dr. Hilinski, Thank you, thank you, thank you! After conducting extensive research on rhinoplasty and consulting with two other facial surgeons, when I flew in to see you from another state I knew you were the "right guy," particularly over the Beverly Hills surgeon with whom I also consulted. Before you and I met, I was impressed with your online reviews, the array of pictorial evidence of surgical excellence on your website, and of course your Harvard credentials. When we met, I was als

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jan 30, 2017

    Dr. Hilinski, Thank you, thank you, thank you! After conducting extensive research on rhinoplasty and consulting with two other facial surgeons, when I flew in to see you from another state I knew you were the "right guy," particularly over the Beverly Hills surgeon with whom I also consulted. Before you and I met, I was impressed with your online reviews, the array of pictorial evidence of surgical excellence on your website, and of course your Harvard credentials. When we met, I was also impressed by you professionally. You were obviously smart and you asked lots of good questions about what I wanted to see in my rhinoplasty. I liked your direct approach to what could or could not be accomplished, and I trusted your surgical vision immediately. Your staff including Nicole was also responsive and informed (on my day of surgery your assistant Andrew even stayed overnight in my hotel room to care for me, as I traveled alone, and he was so patient and kind), but more important you were too, both before and long after the surgery. I sincerely appreciate your willingness to respond by e-mail to me directly and do so promptly. In addition, when we consulted by Skype and in person I must have asked you 35 questions, and you patiently answered every one. If that's not amazing customer service, I don't know what is. Regarding the result itself, your computer imaging projecting the post-op result was very much on point with my actual result. I honestly can't tell you how happy I am. I truly feel my nose is now perfect for my face. I sincerely believe this could not have been accomplished as perfectly by another surgeon, and I'm so glad I selected you. Additionally, as an African American, I wondered if, through surgery, I could have a natural nose that isn't too obvious of a change, and you really hit the nail on the head. (For anyone out there with concerns about having thick skin and whether Dr. Hilinski can handle the job, particularly on minority noses, I can tell you firsthand the answer is a RESOUNDING YES!) Bottom line is, I was in excellent hands from the beginning to the end, and I strongly recommend you as a talented master artist of the nose! Last but not least, you also simultaneously completed two other facial surgeries of mine - my upper eyelid and chin implant procedures. Excellent on all fronts!!!!!! A++++++++++++. Again, thank you for making this entire experience absolutely smooth and wonderful!! I just wish I had done my procedures years ago!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jan 30, 2017

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  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    nikkig91  Jan 24, 2017

    Dr. Hilinski is a very talented surgeon and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to have a rhinoplasty- especially a revision! I I went to several different surgeons looking for someone I could trust to fix my deformed nose and I am so glad I chose Dr.Hilinski. His staff is very kind, personable and made time to answer my questions and take my calls in the months leading up to my procedure. I always feel comfortable in his office and have received excellent after care following my surgery. Thanks to Dr.Hilinski I can look in the mirror and feel beautiful again.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jan 18, 2017

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  • Anonymous  Dec 29, 2016

    I had 2 previous rhinoplasties, that left me with a nose that even some surgeons refused to further operate on. I travelled internationally to have a revision rhinoplasty with dr.hilinski. I am exceptionally happy with my results. If you are looking for a real, skilled, & genuine surgeon, dr.hilinski is the one. Thank you dr.hilinski for doing what you do.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Dec 13, 2016

    Truly Dr Hilinski is an artist. His energy is calming an confident. Work is a reflection of his remarkable skills. Thank you Dr an your great Team

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    TheBlondeGirl  Dec 09, 2016

    Dr. Hilinski did a great job on my lip enhancement. His office is beautiful and his staff are all so sweet. They made sure I was clear about how it would feel and look for a couple of days after my lip injections. My lips are exactly what I wanted...me with a little more OOMPH!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    thatCAgirl  Nov 23, 2016

    The staff was super accommodating and Dr. Hilinski has been very nice. I chose him because his work is natural and no one looked pulled or unusual. I am 6 days post op and have had little bruising, and only minor discomfort. It's important to rest because this is major surgery! I paid a deposit of $1,400 when I booked my procedure. I was able to make payments up until the balance was due which was at my pre-op appointment. This was nice so I didn't get hit all at once.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Laura81655  Oct 26, 2016

    This review is long overdue. I had Botox injections to my forehead, frown lines and crows feet this past Oct. 2016 by Dr. John Hilinski. What a great experience after dealing with several different doctors and having bad results such as headaches, tingling, and droopy upper eyelids! In addition, his costs are very reasonable as well. I hope to continue seeing him for additional Botox and other cosmetic procedures. I also feel it pays to see a faces only plastic surgeon when having these procedures. His kindness and honesty was very refreshing!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Monica  Oct 26, 2016

    Dr Hilinski listens, shares facts, and designs lovely noses which blend with your facial structure.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Amber Grider Oct 10, 2016

    From beginning to end, my experience with Dr. Hilinski's office was wonderful. I researched many doctors and decided to make the 90 mile commute to San Diego from the Inland Empire because Dr. Hilinski's work was the most impressive to me. I contacted the office interested in an earlobe repair - I had two stretched holes in each ear, the first at 7/8" and the second at a 0 gauge. I knew I didn't have much tissue to work with in repairing my earlobes but I wanted to see them repaired. The receptionist team gave me a somewhat detailed walk-through of what the whole process would be like, from consultation to surgery to aftercare. The staff was very friendly and did their best to answer any questions I had. I'm extremely pleased with the results of my earlobe repair. Dr. Hilinski was personable, friendly and very professional - he did amazing work. I recommend anyone who is looking for face/neck repair/work to review his portfolio and schedule a consultation with him.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    J.M. Waters Oct 10, 2016

    I couldn't have asked for a better experience with my eyelid surgery. I am very squeamish about having surgery under a local anesthetic, but this was clearly the better option. I had lots of support, and all went well. Before the surgery, I was well- prepared by the staff. Perhaps that would be my only complaint about the staff though. They called, texted, emailed, to remind me of my appointments (As if I was going to back out?? I found this to be a bit disruptive). During the surgery, I was well cared for. My only concern was that no one called after the surgery to see how I was doing. Luckily, I had a friend who had been through this procedure who stayed with me, so I wasn't that concerned. 6 weeks post surgery, I can see that the Dr. did an excellent job. I can hardly see the scars myself, and my eyes look much more open.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Oct 10, 2016

    Great Surgeon, Wonderful Experience I had rhinoplasty surgery 5+ years ago and am very happy with the results.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Gerardo Lopez Oct 10, 2016

    I had an otoplasty procedure (ear surgery) done about two months ago and I am extremely satisfied with the results. Dr. Hilinski and his staff were always very polite and professional. They made sure to explain everything quite thoroughly to ensure I knew exactly what I was getting myself into. I had googled the average cost of this surgery and the price I ended up paying fell within the range I had seen online. I would recommend asking for pretty strong pain meds because the first day/night post surgery is pretty rough. I would recommend Dr. Hilinski if you are considering getting this procedure done.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Brian Grasela Oct 10, 2016

    I just had a visit with Dr. Hilinski and he was extremely thorough and generous with his time. Most Doctors are trying to get you out of the office as soon as possible and he was the opposite. Thanks for the visit and appreciate the help

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Evinraban raban Oct 10, 2016

    Love my new nose!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Sep 20, 2016

    Dr Hilinski is a facial artist! Kind, intelligent and very skilled. Have utilized his facial fillers skills and am quite happy with the results.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    rhinojourney2016  Sep 11, 2016

    Dr. Hilinski is professional and listened to all I had to say, answered my questions and explained what he was going to do. He seemed very knowledgeable and confident in his work. Nicole and Christine were also super sweet and helpful along the way; the whole staff made me feel welcome. Although I didn't spend a lot of time with the Dr, I am confident my result will be fantastic! Would def recommend.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Aug 25, 2016

    Dr. Hilinski was very good an communicating my options for several procedures. He took the time to make sure I understood how to achieve my goals while still maintaining a natural look. He is very knowledgable and approachable. It meant a lot to me and helped me to make a decision that I was very happy with. If you are looking for great, natural looking results for any procedure, I would highly recommend him!

  • Anonymous  Aug 01, 2016

    If you are reading this, you are most likely considering a facial procedure. I have had two rhinoplasty surgeries, in an attempt to improve a bulbous tip. The first surgeon was a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Riverside and the result was disappointing. My rhinoplasty case was difficult, as I have thick skin and had a lot of scar tissue formation post procedure. When I was considering my revision surgery, it was between Dr. Hilinski and one other surgeon, who had done an excellent job on my mom's nose. (However, the circumstances of our anatomy and desired end result were quite different....I inherited by Dad's larger Italian nose.) If I could do it all over again, I would ABSOLUTELY have selected Dr. Hilinski for my first procedure. He is highly skilled in steroid injections and was the only doctor that was willing to take on my case and work with me over a course of a couple years to "fine tune" my nose and reduce the excessive swelling that I experienced after my two rhinoplasties. I believe that it is quite easy to find a surgeon that is willing to perform a rhinoplasty procedure. However, I also believe it is imperative to select a surgeon that will work with you long-term…the months, perhaps years later… to evaluate the swelling that can result. Having a doctor that will work with you during this difficult time and share your goal of ultimately achieving the best outcome is unique. I am truly honored that Dr. Hilinski has chosen to take my case and I am confident that my end result will be beautiful. His expertise and skill utilizing steroid injections has improved the appearance of my nose beyond my expectations. He has shared with the before and after photos of our progress so far and I could not be happier! I highly recommend visiting his website, looking over the before/after photos and scheduling a consult. Once you meet him, you will know exactly what I am talking about. You will be great in hands. My hope that by sharing my experience will help others to either select Dr. Hilinski for their first procedure, or at least meet with him to explore what options are available for you for a revision. Hopefully, this save will you some research in finding the best facial plastic surgeon. A big thank you to Dr. Hilinki and his staff! He will be my first choice for any future procedures I may consider.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jul 31, 2016

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  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    kristinkat  Jul 31, 2016

    If you are reading this, you are most likely considering a facial procedure. I have had two rhinoplasty surgeries, in an attempt to improve a bulbous tip. The first surgeon was a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Riverside and the result was disappointing. My rhinoplasty case was difficult, as I have thick skin and had a lot of scar tissue formation post procedure. When I was considering my revision surgery, it was between Dr. Hilinski and one other surgeon, who had done an excellent job on my mom's nose. (However, the circumstances of our anatomy and desired end result were quite different....I inherited by Dad's larger Italian nose.) If I could do it all over again, I would ABSOLUTELY have selected Dr. Hilinski for my first procedure. He is highly skilled in steroid injections and was the only doctor that was willing to take on my case and work with me over a course of a couple years to "fine tune" my nose and reduce the excessive swelling that I experienced after my two rhinoplasties. I believe that it is quite easy to find a surgeon that is willing to perform a rhinoplasty procedure. However, I also believe it is imperative to select a surgeon that will work with you long-term…the months, perhaps years later… to evaluate the swelling that can result. Having a doctor that will work with you during this difficult time and share your goal of ultimately achieving the best outcome is unique. I am truly honored that Dr. Hilinski has chosen to take my case and I am confident that my end result will be beautiful. His expertise and skill utilizing steroid injections has improved the appearance of my nose beyond my expectations. He has shared with the before and after photos of our progress so far and I could not be happier! I highly recommend visiting his website, looking over the before/after photos and scheduling a consult. Once you meet him, you will know exactly what I am talking about. You will be great in hands. My hope that by sharing my experience will help others to either select Dr. Hilinski for their first procedure, or at least meet with him to explore what options are available for you for a revision. Hopefully, this save will you some research in finding the best facial plastic surgeon. A big thank you to Dr. Hilinki and his staff! He will be my first choice for any future procedures I may consider.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jun 29, 2016

    fixed my upturned, short nose Dr. Hilinski was able to lengthened my nose which was left short and upturned after a previous rhinoplasty with a different doctor. He also removed a mole I had on my nose that I had since a little girl. His bedside manners are great and attention to detail. He even had me visit several times for a whole year to make sure my nose was looking nicely, at no extra cost. He was also very good at replying to my emails before the surgery and after. Great doctor!.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    tikalin  Jun 28, 2016

    Dr. Hilinski is a wonderful doctor. He did revision rhinoplasty to fix a nose that was left with problems from my first rhinoplasty. This first surgeon left my nose too short and upturned and with the bridge a bit uneven and short. Dr. Hilinski was able to make it longer and less upturned and more straight and smooth. He also removed a little mole on my nose that I had since a little girl. He had me visit several times after the surgery to make sure the nose procedure went well and I was recuperating nicely. All of this extra care for no extra cost. I highly recommend him.

  • 4 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  May 28, 2016

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  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  May 26, 2016

    Great surgeon! Went with him for rhinoplasty about 8 years ago and very happy with results

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  May 26, 2016

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  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  May 25, 2016

    Great surgeon

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Lily  May 21, 2016

    My protruding ears had always been a source of embarrassment for me. When I turned 50, I decide it was time. I selected Dr. Hilinski after speaking with other surgeons because I found him to be knowledgeable, approachable, and personable. He also made me feel at ease during my consultation, surgery and afterward. Dr. Hilinski himself responded promptly to my email questions. His website has an extensive before/after gallery that helped me decide that this doctor was the one. His work is top

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  May 20, 2016

    I selected Dr. Hilinski after speaking with other surgeons because I found him to be knowledgeable. He also made me feel at ease during my consultation, surgery and afterward. His work is top notch. His staff is accommodating too. His coordinator was able to squeeze me into his busy schedule. I highly recommend this practice.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  May 20, 2016

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  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Alohamom  May 20, 2016

    Dr. Hilinski is a top notch person and doctor. I highly recommend this practice.

  • 4 out of 5 Stars

    Dave in California Apr 30, 2016

    Decent bedside manner, pre-op visits were brief, and office was very nice. I wish he would budget a few more mins during consults for questions...or that staff would remind you to make a list of things to ask on the reminder call as it is easy to forget when put on the spot. Due to the fact that this doc did the initial procedure, then a revision, then took measures to correct the revision (stretching with q-tip & silicone injections) then hinted at a 2nd revision (3rd surgery), I'm not confident to recommend him for guaranteed good results the first time, but I'm sure it is possible. Maybe my surgery was complicated?? Overall, I like what it looks like now vs. before, so I can't complain. And for the price I paid, I'm quite content.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Apr 29, 2016

    I have been a patient of Dr. Hillinski's for just under 10 years starting in 2007. I initially began seeing him for Botox and then in 2011 had a conservative nose job, a replacement of a chin implant, an upper eye lift and lipo of the double chin area. I recently began having Dr. H. inject filler into the under eye area . My experience has been very positive with John. Firstly, he is extremely personable trustworthy and approachable. I never felt he was in it for the money. He always put what might be best for me ahead of suggesting procedures to make more money. There were some instances where I inquired about a possible procedure that he told me emphatically I did not need. But even in those instances I always felt the choice was ultimately up to me. Dr. H. is also not the sort of plastic surgeon that will suggest getting procedures done. What I mean by that is, based on my nearly 10 years of experience, it will always be up to YOU to inquire about getting something new done. He will never say, for example, "Ever consider getting your nose done?" That is not his style. You will never feel like you are with a salesman trying to up-sell you. As for his work: his signature approach and style is conservative and natural. All of my work is almost impossible to detect. I tell people all the time what I have had stuff done and everyone is always stunned because they cannot tell I have had any work done. I am 52 and people always assume I am in my mid 30s. I get a kick out of telling people my age. Jaws always drop agape. I get a thrill out of blowing people's minds! And I do! In some instances he has gone more conservative than I had originally wanted -- only to later be glad that he did. Of course no one is perfect. There have been instances when I have not been perfectly satisfied with something --- and Dr. H. happily made necessary refinements until I achieved what I had originally wanted. I never felt uneasy saying: "This is not quite what I want so can we work on this a little more?" I knew he would be very cool about it. In fact, my experience with Dr. H was that I was really in a partnership with him. I was an active co-participant in designing and making aesthetic improvements to my look. At this point I live in NYC. but I still come to S.D. to see Dr. H. There are many plastic surgeons in NYC. but I trust Dr. H. and I like him. I know he will never give me stuff I do not need or will not look good on me to make a buck. I also like knowing Dr. H is a Harvard Medical School graduate with a residency and internship in facial plastic surgery from a top medical institution. I know I am in good hands with Dr. Hillinski. I can recommend him without reservation and do so enthusiastically!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Realself_7283  Apr 28, 2016

    Dr. Hilinski and he has been absolutely amazing. He has spent a considerable amount of time with me post surgery with regular follow up visits to make sure the results were as good as it could possibly be. I am grateful to have found a doctor with his level of skill, care and commitment. This was the only Doctor I went to that actually does his own digital imaging to give you a realistic expectation of what you will look like post surgery. Every other place I went to had an assistant do this with no knowledge of what was actually visually and functionally appropriate. He is also one of the only docs who will post front facing profile photos instead of just side profile before and after photos. He understands symmetry and the art and science of having a nose that fits your face and doesn't look fake. Dr. Hilinski is truly in a class of his own and he specializes in nose surgery. I highly recommend him and can't say enough good things about him. He is very response to email and answered all my questions prior to the surgery and didn't over promise with unrealistic expectations.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Apr 28, 2016

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  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jan 29, 2016

    I have been very pleased by the quality of service and work by Dr. Hilinski. He is meticulous with his work, friendly, and very punctual. I would highly recommend him.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Tiffany N Jan 29, 2016

    I love my nose so much I can't even describe my gratitude. 1. REVISION - I came to Dr. Hilinski after 3 botched nose jobs, leaving my nose thin, crooked, along with other issues. It was so ugly and difficult to work with that at that point, I wasn't shooting for a pretty nose, I just wanted to look remotely normal/natural which I didn't even think was possible. A year later, my nose looks like the best possible version of my original nose and fits my face perfectly.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jan 28, 2016

    Best money ever spent and one of the best decisions I've ever made. I love my nose so much I can't even describe my gratitude. 1. REVISION - I came to Dr. Hilinski after 3 botched nose jobs, leaving my nose thin, crooked, along with other issues. It was so ugly and difficult to work with that at that point, I wasn't shooting for a pretty nose, I just wanted to look remotely normal/natural which I didn't even think was possible. A year later, my nose looks like the best possible version of my original nose and fits my face perfectly. 2. PRICE - A steal of a price, despite it being a difficult case. Having paid for three previous surgeries, and after getting a $25K quote from another LA doctor, I couldn't believe how affordable Dr. Hilinski's services were especially considering all the follow up care over the last 1+ year has been included. It was 60% less and I got a Harvard trained specialist. The consultation was also free. 3. TECHNIQUE - Being that my skin was thinned out from multiple surgeries and all the cartilage from both my ears and septum has already been harvested, other surgeons told me that to repair my nose we would have to harvest cartilage from my rib and tissue from my scalp. That would've not only been extremely painful, but would've left me with more scars. Imagine how relieved I was when Dr. Hilinski told me he was going to use cadaver cartilage. It's expensive for doctors to purchase cadaver cartilage and I needed a lot so honestly, all things considered I don't even know how they could've made any money on me. 4. MANNERS - Having been on multiple consultations where I paid upwards of $250, Dr. Hilinski was the only doctor who didn't make me feel rushed through my questions, took the time to address all my concerns, and has always been patient in being thorough with me. 5. ACCURACY - Unlike my previous doctors, Dr. Hilinski gave me photo-shopped depictions of what to expect. More than a year later when I compare the depictions with the after photos, they look identical. He gave me exactly the nose he depicted. 6. EDUCATION - I never knew how important aftercare over the first 2 years of recovery was because no one ever took the time to educate me. Dr. Hilinski educated me on it's importance, how to change my habits in handling my nose, etc. to ensure proper healing. In retrospect, I can't believe how poorly I mishandled my nose after the previous surgeries because I didn't know better. This time my nose healed much better and the scar even looks less noticeable because Dr. Hilinski recommended a great scar cream. 7. FOLLOW UP - Typically I only had 1-2 follow ups in the past. Dr. Hilinski is the only doctor who has continued to follow up with me over a year later, regularly tracking my healing progression and making tiny non-invasive tweaks here and there to further improve the subtle details. I loved my nose after the surgery but over the last year of follow up, it has continued to get better; we're not even done yet with the final tweaks and I'm looking forward to my next appointment as it keeps getting better every time I come in. 8. NATURAL - My closest friends, my bff, and even my mom tell me they think it looks the same and they can't tell the difference when they look at me. But then I show them the before and afters side by side and they're blown away at the changes. The changes are dramatic to me but subtle enough that people can't put their finger on what it was I did. They just think I got prettier but don't suspect plastic surgery. It's certainly a girly girl nose and makes me feel a lot prettier.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jan 28, 2016

    The only person I would allow to do any procedure to my face. I am an RN. I love his expertise and count on his expert, conservative advice. He will tell you no you do not need that. Very much the best facial MD around.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jan 28, 2016

    I love my nose so much I can't even describe my gratitude. 1. REVISION - I came to Dr. Hilinski after 3 botched nose jobs, leaving my nose thin, crooked, along with other issues. It was so ugly and difficult to work with that at that point, I wasn't shooting for a pretty nose, I just wanted to look remotely normal/natural which I didn't even think was possible. A year later, my nose looks like the best possible version of my original nose and fits my face perfectly. 2. PRICE - A steal of a price, despite it being a difficult case. Having paid for three previous surgeries, and after getting a $25K quote from another LA doctor, I couldn't believe how affordable Dr. Hilinski's services were especially considering all the follow up care over the last 1+ year has been included. It was 60% less and I got a Harvard trained specialist. The consultation was also free. 3. TECHNIQUE - Being that my skin was thinned out from multiple surgeries and all the cartilage from both my ears and septum has already been harvested, other surgeons told me that to repair my nose we would have to harvest cartilage from my rib and tissue from my scalp. That would've not only been extremely painful, but would've left me with more scars. Imagine how relieved I was when Dr. Hilinski told me he was going to use cadaver cartilage. It's expensive for doctors to purchase cadaver cartilage and I needed a lot so honestly, all things considered I don't even know how they could've made any money on me. 4. MANNERS - Having been on multiple consultations where I paid upwards of $250, Dr. Hilinski was the only doctor who didn't make me feel rushed through my questions, took the time to address all my concerns, and has always been patient in being thorough with me. 5. ACCURACY - Unlike my previous doctors, Dr. Hilinski gave me photo-shopped depictions of what to expect. More than a year later when I compare the depictions with the after photos, they look identical. He gave me exactly the nose he depicted. 6. EDUCATION - I never knew how important aftercare over the first 2 years of recovery was because no one ever took the time to educate me. Dr. Hilinski educated me on it's importance, how to change my habits in handling my nose, etc. to ensure proper healing. In retrospect, I can't believe how poorly I mishandled my nose after the previous surgeries because I didn't know better. This time my nose healed much better and the scar even looks less noticeable because Dr. Hilinski recommended a great scar cream. 7. FOLLOW UP - Typically I only had 1-2 follow ups in the past. Dr. Hilinski is the only doctor who has continued to follow up with me over a year later, regularly tracking my healing progression and making tiny non-invasive tweaks here and there to further improve the subtle details. I loved my nose after the surgery but over the last year of follow up, it has continued to get better; we're not even done yet with the final tweaks and I'm looking forward to my next appointment as it keeps getting better every time I come in. 8. NATURAL - My closest friends, my bff, and even my mom tell me they think it looks the same and they can't tell the difference when they look at me. But then I show them the before and afters side by side and they're blown away at the changes. The changes are dramatic to me but subtle enough that people can't put their finger on what it was I did. They just think I got prettier but don't suspect plastic surgery. It's certainly a girly girl nose and makes me feel a lot prettier.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    luckystwee  Jan 28, 2016

    I love my nose so much I can't even describe my gratitude. 1. REVISION - I came to Dr. Hilinski after 3 botched nose jobs, leaving my nose thin, crooked, along with other issues. It was so ugly and difficult to work with that at that point, I wasn't shooting for a pretty nose, I just wanted to look remotely normal/natural which I didn't even think was possible. A year later, my nose looks like the best possible version of my original nose and fits my face perfectly. 2. PRICE - A steal of a price, despite it being a difficult case. Having paid for three previous surgeries, and after getting a $25K quote from another LA doctor, I couldn't believe how affordable Dr. Hilinski's services were especially considering all the follow up care over the last 1+ year has been included. It was 60% less and I got a Harvard trained specialist. The consultation was also free. 3. TECHNIQUE - Being that my skin was thinned out from multiple surgeries and all the cartilage from both my ears and septum has already been harvested, other surgeons told me that to repair my nose we would have to harvest cartilage from my rib and tissue from my scalp. That would've not only been extremely painful, but would've left me with more scars. Imagine how relieved I was when Dr. Hilinski told me he was going to use cadaver cartilage. It's expensive for doctors to purchase cadaver cartilage and I needed a lot so honestly, all things considered I don't even know how they could've made any money on me. 4. MANNERS - Having been on multiple consultations where I paid upwards of $250, Dr. Hilinski was the only doctor who didn't make me feel rushed through my questions, took the time to address all my concerns, and has always been patient in being thorough with me. 5. ACCURACY - Unlike my previous doctors, Dr. Hilinski gave me photo-shopped depictions of what to expect. More than a year later when I compare the depictions with the after photos, they look identical. He gave me exactly the nose he depicted. 6. EDUCATION - I never knew how important aftercare over the first 2 years of recovery was because no one ever took the time to educate me. Dr. Hilinski educated me on it's importance, how to change my habits in handling my nose, etc. to ensure proper healing. In retrospect, I can't believe how poorly I mishandled my nose after the previous surgeries because I didn't know better. This time my nose healed much better and the scar even looks less noticeable because Dr. Hilinski recommended a great scar cream. 7. FOLLOW UP - Typically I only had 1-2 follow ups in the past. Dr. Hilinski is the only doctor who has continued to follow up with me over a year later, regularly tracking my healing progression and making tiny non-invasive tweaks here and there to further improve the subtle details. I loved my nose after the surgery but over the last year of follow up, it has continued to get better; we're not even done yet with the final tweaks and I'm looking forward to my next appointment as it keeps getting better every time I come in. 8. NATURAL - My closest friends, my bff, and even my mom tell me they think it looks the same and they can't tell the difference when they look at me. But then I show them the before and afters side by side and they're blown away at the changes. The changes are dramatic to me but subtle enough that people can't put their finger on what it was I did. They just think I got prettier but don't suspect plastic surgery. It's certainly a girly girl nose and makes me feel a lot prettier.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jan 27, 2016

    The only person I would let do any procedure, filler or surgery. Wonderful and conservative. Always very natural looking.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Dec 25, 2015

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  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Nov 02, 2015

    I came to doctor Hilinski about 2 years ago. We consulted on my Rhinoplasty, however I didn't have the funds to afford it at that moment. A year later I was ready to proceed with the surgery, he brushed up on my file and knew my vision. He was honest with me and told me all the realities and what to expect of the process. He was great with scheduling and rescheduling my appointments as necessary and was very understanding. He did a phenomenal job on my nose and I honestly had never been after after I finally got off all the castings and everything on my nose. My confidence rose and one of my dreams finally came true. He is a fantastic surgeon and really takes the time to understand your questions and concerns on the spot. I recommend him to anyone in need of surgery. People come to him from all over the globe for a reason. Any reviews you may see that are low ratings are the arrogant human beings that expect more than what their bodies or faces can even handle that are honestly asking for too much to expect. He is straight forward and an excellent surgeon. Thank you Dr. Hilinski for changing my life.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Nov 02, 2015

    You'd be a fool not to have Dr. Hilinski as your surgeon I came to doctor Hilinski about 2 years ago. We consulted on my Rhinoplasty, however I didn't have the funds to afford it at that moment. A year later I was ready to proceed with the surgery, he brushed up on my file and knew my vision. He was honest with me and told me all the realities and what to expect of the process. He was great with scheduling and rescheduling my appointments as necessary and was very understanding. He did a phenomenal job on my nose and I honestly had never been after after I finally got off all the castings and everything on my nose. My confidence rose and one of my dreams finally came true. He is a fantastic surgeon and really takes the time to understand your questions and concerns on the spot. I recommend him to anyone in need of surgery. People come to him from all over the globe for a reason. Any reviews you may see that are low ratings are the arrogant human beings that expect more than what their bodies or faces can even handle that are honestly asking for too much to expect. He is straight forward and an excellent surgeon. Thank you Dr. Hilinski for changing my life.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Oct 13, 2015

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  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Hannah Bucklin Oct 11, 2015

    I went to see Dr. Hilinski for chin lipo. I had never had any sort of cosmetic surgery, or any type of surgery, before seeing Dr. Hilinski and so was nervous when I arrived for my consultation. From the moment I walked into the office I felt at ease. The cozy waiting room and extremely friendly surgical nurses who met me made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Hilinksi was very good with explaining my procedure, answering all my questions and talking me through all my nerves. The Hilinkski staff was amazing from the start of my surgery and until my last post op appointment. I am very pleased with my results. I had a great experience at Dr. Hilinkis's and would gladly return in the future!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Joe Logsdon Oct 11, 2015

    In 2011 I broke my nose and was left with a severely deviated septum. After an unsuccessful surgery with another doctor, my nose was left incapable of breathing properly, and my bridge was significantly lower than it had been in the past. I knowingly had a very difficult nose to work on and I was hesitant to undergo another rhinoplasty. Because of Dr. Hilinski's immediate understanding of my issues simply by examining me, I was confident in his ability to correct my problems. Today I am breathing better than most people and I have regained confidence with a normal bridge height and overall natural appearance. His precise memory and proven experience enable him to recall what works and what doesn't.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    dhruv malhotra Oct 11, 2015

    Great doctor!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Leslie Sebastian Oct 11, 2015

    Dr. Hilinski is amazing. He repaired my daughter's nose that had been botched completely by a surgeon performing sinus surgery. His skills are amazing and he knows how to make things natural. He is been a g-d-send for us!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Robyn Johnson Oct 11, 2015

    Dr Hilinski really takes the time to listen to what it is you are looking for. I had my nose straightened and my face lifted several years ago. I've been very happy with both. I recently had botox and again was very pleased with the outcome. I plan on going back in to discuss facial fillers next month.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    A B Oct 11, 2015

    I couldn't breath and I was ashamed at my appearance after Dr. PAUL CHASAN at RANCHO COAST screwed up my life. Dr. Chasan tried 4 revisions, and still couldnt correct the problem he caused. After years of suffering with nose infections because I wasn't breathing due to Chasan causing me restrictions in my valves without being able to breath causing me panic attacks, and embarrassed about my appreances do to Dr. Chasan incompetence, i felt hopeless. Not to mention waste of time and money. Then an EMT doctor Dr. TORCHINSKI refered me to Dr. H. Dr. H is not only a revision reconstruction guru, he is a warm loving, and empathetic human being. He spend 6 hours correcting my Dr. Paul Chasan mess. After years living in misery , I can breath , look great, and feel great about myself. I owe Dr. H my life, thank you.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Kelly Schott Oct 11, 2015

    It’s been almost three years since my ear reconstructive surgery with Dr. Hilinksi. I am still coming in every few months for progress ‘check-ups’ – to see how they are filling out and the tiny wrinkles are fading. Dr. Hilinksi is very thorough with his work! Nobody can believe I once had stretched earlobes- over one inch holes, even. My ears now are lovely, they’re very cute. Even immediately after healing from the surgery, they looked good. The follow up visits just show how thorough and dedicated Dr. Hilinksi is with his work, and how much he cares about his patients. There are not enough good things I can say about this place. The bedside manner is top notch, all the lovely ladies that work here are sweet and polite, they always welcome you with a smile. Dr. Hilinksi performs all procedures himself, he caters to his patients in that he makes 100% sure everything is done correctly by his own hand – and personally develops a relationship with his patients. It’s always a pleasant visit at the office. I had and still have many friends with stretched ears. Those who have had their earlobes closed have mentioned their ears did come out nearly as nice as mine did. I feel this is because they had only the procedure done - with no aftercare, post-surgery check ups. They developed scars that are visible and really weren’t clearly advised as how to best take care of their ears afterwards. I have had many people ask me where I went to have them fixed and I always recommend Dr. Hilinksi. I wouldn’t feel comfortable going anywhere else for any cosmetic procedure, to be honest. There’s just something really special about this place! If anyone is considering cosmetic surgery for any reason, this is the place to go.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Claudia Hansen Oct 11, 2015

    Surgery 11/19/14 Task: rebuild right nostril after basal cell cancer surgery left a notch, widening the nostril opening in an unsightly manner. Dr. Hilinski was one of 3 surgeons I interviewed. I selected him for the method he chose. Rather than just sewing it together, leaving a smaller and unbalanced visual effect, or just putting filler in, which the original dermatologist offered, he carefully evaluated me, shot photos, and proposed the 2-hour graft surgery using ear tissue. The other factors that led me to select Dr H were: stand-alone dedicated surgery right on premises with its own parking, competent associates (some of whose names begin with A and C!), and his educational background and website. On Nov 19, the anesthesiologist lightly anesthetized me, and my nose repaired in a 2 hour operation. The nose pain lasted only a few days, but the ear hurt much longer. At the one month mark, I could see that my nose had been restored to a normal shape. Other than a slight color difference, the surgery was done with such skill that no one even notices now, 4 months after the operation. The ear pain has begun to subside. I was very happy at every step of the process, and highly relieved that my normal appearance has been restored. He also has a radiant personality and gives the patient confidence that everything will turn out right, and it did.

  • 3 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Sep 25, 2015

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  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Aug 16, 2015

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  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Aug 05, 2015

    Have been going to Dr. Hilinski for years, he is excellent and he and his staff are always professional and kind. In fact, I've moved away from San Diego but always make a yearly appointment when I come to town to visit family!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    meidebok  May 07, 2015

    Dr. John Hillinski and his staff were very friendly and comforting, helping me with any questions or concerns that I had. The procedure took no longer than 15 minutes. Dr. John Hillinski understood what I wanted and got straight to it. He totally made me feel like there was nothing I had to worry about and that I was in good hands. What I wanted done was to camoflauge the appearance of a bump on my nose to give it a more smooth flowing look to it, and whats exactly what the outcome was. The first few days I did experience some swelling, but after the swelling and minor bruising was gone, the result was great! I didn't experience any major pain at all, only a little discomfort during the procedure but that was it. This was my 2nd time having this procedure done. My first experience was with a different doctor, but I wanted to go with Dr. Hillinski my 2nd time around because of the great reviews I have been reading.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Amanda198271  Apr 15, 2015

    My experience with Dr. Hilinski was fantastic. From the moment we began discussing my procedure he instilled confidence by discussing the details of the surgery in an in depth and realistic manner. I appreciated his willingness to explain the technical details of the procedure such as the use of cartilage splints with Alloderm grafts. Many other doctors I spoke with seemed to dumb these things down which made me feel uneasy. I was definitely an anxious patient in the lead up to the surgery and Dr. Hilinski was very understanding of my barrage of questions. He made clear that it was important for me to both understand and feel comfortable with the surgery and the range of possible results. In the end he performed a surgery that was conservative while accomplishing my goals. My new nose fits my face so well that many people have been unaware that it changed. However, I have gotten a lot of complements on how great I look. What they say is true in that you cannot judge the results for quite a while. There was a period where I was really afraid that the dorsal hump had not been taken down enough. But now that I am 6 months out I can say that it absolutely was. Again Dr. Hilinski was fantastic in fielding my questions as my nose changed. Throughout the whole process he was personally available by email with almost immediate responses. I was truly happy and surprised by the level of customer service he provided. Additionally, he was much less expensive than other doctors in the area. I can’t recommend him highly enough.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Apr 14, 2015

    Chin Lipo I had never had any sort of cosmetic surgery, or any type of surgery, before seeing Dr. Hilinski and so was nervous when I arrived for my consultation. From the moment I walked into the office I felt at ease. The cozy waiting room and extremely friendly surgical nurses who met me made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Hilinksi was very good with explaining my procedure, answering all my questions and talking me through all my nerves. The Hilinkski staff was amazing from the start of my surgery and until my last post op appointment. I am very pleased with my results. I had a great experience at Dr. Hilinkis's and would gladly return in the future!

  • Anonymous  Apr 14, 2015

    Dr. Hilinksi did chin lipo on me. I had never had any sort of cosmetic surgery, or any type of surgery, before seeing Dr. Hilinski and so was nervous when I arrived for my consultation. From the moment I walked into the office I felt at ease. The cozy waiting room and extremely friendly surgical nurses who met me made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Hilinksi was very good with explaining my procedure, answering all my questions and talking me through all my nerves. The Hilinkski staff was amazing from the start of my surgery and until my last post op appointment. I am very pleased with my results. I had a great experience at Dr. Hilinkis's and would gladly return in the future!

  • Anonymous  Mar 13, 2015

    Surgery 11/19/14 Task: rebuild right nostril after basal cell cancer surgery left a notch, widening the nostril opening in an unsightly manner. Dr. Hilinski was one of 3 surgeons I interviewed. I selected him for the method he chose. Rather than just sewing it together, leaving a smaller and unbalanced visual effect, or just putting filler in, which the original dermatologist offered, he carefully evaluated me, shot photos, and proposed graft surgery using ear tissue. The other factors that led me to select Dr H were: stand-alone dedicated surgery right on premises with its own parking, competent associates (whose names begin with A and C!), and his educational background and website. On Nov 19, the anesthesiologist lightly anesthetized me, and my nose was repaired in a 2 hour operation. The nose pain lasted only a few days, but the ear hurt much longer. At the one month mark, I could see that my nose had been restored to a normal shape. Other than a slight color difference, the surgery was done with such skill that no one even notices now, 4 months after the operation. The ear pain has begun to subside. I was very happy at every step of the process, and highly relieved that my normal appearance has been restored. He also has a radiant personality and gives the patient confidence that everything will turn out right, and it did.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    AJ1985sm  Mar 04, 2015

    I usually don't write reviews, but I believe in matters like these where you will have to make a life time decision every one should share their experience. I saw doctor Hilinski a month ago for a revision rhinoplasty consultation, I had had my nose done eight years ago by a different doctor, and wasn't 100% satisfied with the results, I felt my nose was still wide. So I went to see Dr. Hilniski after I had done my research and was convinced that he's one of the best. I told him what I was really looking for, which is a thinner bridge and a smaller base, I also wanted to add more definition to the tip but he suggested not to do so and to leave the tip as it is and told me that it would look better after we bring the nostrils in and reshape the bones. After I left his office, he sent me a picture of how my nose would approximately look like after the surgery and I was sold because it looked very realistic and very close to the end results that I was looking for. I scheduled an appointment for the surgery, and I went there the day of the surgery really relaxed for some reason! As if I was going to get my hair cut or something. I trusted dr. Hilinski and his staff on my life. Every one the day of the surgery was nice and warm from the nurse to the anesthesiologist to the doctor himself. The surgery took about 3 hours and when I woke up I was nauseated, it wasn't the best feeling ever, the worst part lasted for like ten minutes and after that I felt a bit better. Went home that day and took my pills as suggested and cleaned my nose for the next few days. It's five days now and I just came back from his office after I had removed the cast and the bandages. I know it's very early to tell, but I think I will fall in love with my new nose, it's still very swollen, but keep in mind that this is my second rhinoplasty and I know that after the swollen subsides it'd look perfect. I will keep every one posted and come back here in ten days to let you know if I'm right or if got very disappointed.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Peter Kennedy Oct 11, 2014

    For decades I had a mole near my left ear that I nicked when I shaved. I didn’t want to grow long sideburns to cover it, so I finally resolved to having it removed. After I searched online, I found Dr. John M. Hilinski. The reviews were positive, so I set up an appointment. Dr. Hilinski is a true professional and I was at ease from the first consult. The mole removal went extremely smoothly and he had excellent follow up visits. I now kick myself that I did not go to him years earlier. Dr. Hilinski has my strongest recommendation!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Jana Morgan Oct 11, 2014

    I picked Dr. Hilinski for my earlobe repair surgery because both Dr. Hilinski and his staff were incredibly thoughtful and attentive. I wanted to get rid of my stretched ears because I wanted to look more professional for my business and clients. I reviewed another surgeon ages ago and had an awful experience with another doctor who had awful bedside manners and was incredibly rude. When I met everyone here at Dr. Hilinski's office, I knew I was in the right place. Everyone is very nice and I never felt rushed during my consultations and appointments. To top it all off, everything with my surgery went very smoothly and the staff helped to keep me calm and relaxed. I was even given a pill to help because I was really nervous, and it calmed me right down. I even remember laughing during the minor procedure because I was so relaxed. My ears healed perfectly, they look wonderful, and you would never have known that I had stretched ears before! The surgery went so smoothly that I actually didn't even take any pain killers after the surgery too, but I have a high tolerance for pain, and this felt like nothing to me other than some minor discomfort while sleeping at night. I would go back in a heartbeat for any other procedures and would recommend Dr. Hilinski to all of my friends and family without hesitation. Thank you, Dr. Hilinski!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Elisabeth Smith Oct 11, 2014

    Excellent experience and results. I appreciate the one year follow up with a series of injections to soften the scar under the chin.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Laurie Forgy Oct 11, 2014

    After beating breast cancer, I felt that I appeared more tired on the outside than I felt on the inside. I wanted to firm my sagging jaw line, get rid of the creases above my mouth, and reduce the sagging eyelids that I found difficult to keep open most evenings. My husband accompanied me on my quest to find the right surgeon. Most of the surgeons that I interviewed were impersonal, outlandishly expensive, and had high-pressure sales in the front office. I felt that I could not make a good decision based on what I had seen and heard. From the very first visit, Dr. Hilinski and his staff gave me personalized care and concern. I felt that the information was based on my individual face, not a generalized ideal. My surgery was comfortable, professional, and I felt well cared for during the entire procedure. My husband and I both have been very happy with the results, and the follow-up care has been beyond what we could ever have expected. I have enthusiastically endorsed Dr. Hilinski to all of my friends, who are still telling me that my outsides now match the person that they know is on the inside! Thank you, Dr. Hilinski, for helping me attain my goals!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Ciao Louise Oct 11, 2014

    I wanted a conservative approach to looking somewhat better--a necklift, a mid-face lift and lipo under my puffy eyes. I am amazed how well these procedures turned out. The effect is very natural looking--not one of those "Joker" smiles you see on so many people with facelifts. And the follow-through by his office has been amazing. I had this procedure done in late 12/12; I just had my last follow up visit this week (5/14). He is a perfectionist and wants to make sure your surgery is 100% healed and accomplished what you wanted. If I were to do this again, I would not hesitate to use Dr. Hilinski.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    wendy cirello Oct 11, 2014

    Dr. Hilinski and his staff are first rate from start to finish. The facility is beautiful and inviting. I was taken care of from the moment I walked through the door. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Hilinski. His attention to detail is outstanding. He takes great pride and purpose in his work. I am so happy with my results. I am a happy customer for life!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    shelly sutphen Oct 11, 2014

    Dr. Hilinski and his staff are outstanding - they take time to be friendly and courteous while understanding your needs. Dr. Hilinski listens and customizes your treatment to your desired outcome. He is a terrific, careful surgeon and his work is excellent. Whether it is for dermatology/skin or surgical needs this is the office to visit. A clean, well organized, streamlined environment which is easily located for all surrounding San Diego areas.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Jeanice Ortiz Oct 11, 2014

    I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Hiliski for any procedure you would need done. I find him to be a Phenomenal Plastic Surgeon and I have been to a few others and in comparison I find him to be the best. I had a chin procedure done with Dr. Hilinski he had done liposuction on my chin and neck because I had never had a defined chin. He had done a Wonderful job and I am so very happy with the results. He explained everything that would be done in the procedure and it went extremely smoothly. I felt that he connected to me and was very friendly and professional all at the same time. Sometimes I go to a doctor and I feel like a number, I did not feel this way at all his office staff was warm, welcoming and very professional. I thank you Dr.Hilinski for the WONDERFUL work you have done. I am so happy with my new chin that I had never seen before. I am one Happy Patient. jeanice

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Vivian Scarborough Oct 11, 2014

    Age and a rhinoplasty had elongated the distance between my nose and mouth, which prior to surgery measured about 17mm. I researched lip lifts for more than a year--this is only now becoming a popular surgery and many surgeons don't do it at all (or if they do, they don't do it well). I was really impressed with Dr. HIlinski's before and after photos; some of his patients had narrow noses with lips that extend a bit beyond the nasal base (like mine) and he was able to give them a natural (but noticeable) result without hiking the center part of the lips up, rendering the sides too "slopey." I live in New York City and actually flew out to San Diego and stayed there for a week because I thought Dr. Hilinski was the best surgeon for the job. Dr. Hilinski measured my face and decided to excise 5mm in the center and 6 going out toward the sides, at the longest point, leaving me with a distance of about 12mm. He only cuts skin, not muscle, and I've had no problems with movement or function of my mouth. After one day of pain I was fine. No bruising at all. My stitches were neat and tidy and my scar (after an initial bit of redness) is nearly invisible. It's been six months since my surgery and I am thrilled with the outcome--there's a marked difference without looking obvious or "done." The distance is shorter and I have increased vermillion show, which enhances the cupid's bow. Overall, my mouth and face looks more youthful. Dr. Hilinski is truly an artist, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone (or to go back for future work myself!)

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Sep 16, 2014

    Dr. Hilinski did an amazing job on my daughter's sinus issues . I am so happy that we traveled the three hours to San diego. He is the best surgeon thank you linda kapitz

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Aug 18, 2014

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  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Babyswole  Jun 10, 2014

    One of the most important things to me when I first consulted with Dr. Hilinski is that he's board certified both as an ENT & as a plastic surgeon. This added level of training was important for the surgery I needed, but as much as I needed the surgery, I was also rather hesitant to get it, as I've heard horror stories over the years about people who'd received bad results from doctor's around the country. I really made a point to do my homework on Dr. Hilinski, & he definitely checked out...from the double board certifications to Harvard Med School, he's the real deal & a phenomenal surgeon. Dr. Hilinski also has a very good "bedside manner" which is truly appreciated from a patient standpoint. Both prior to & after my surgery, I was able to directly e-mail him questions/concerns/etc., & got a quick & thorough response from him every single time. His office staff is efficient & easy to work with, & his medical staff (nurses, anesthesiologist, etc.) during the surgery were all absolutely great. Also, both Dr. Hilinski & his staff worked hard for me to get insurance approval to cover the surgery, including the doctor directly speaking with the insurance company & providing them with information necessary for approval. With all of that said, I'm now 2 1/2 years post op, & I am so unbelievably happy with the work he did. The results he'd predicted/estimated in the pre-op appointments were very accurate to the results I now have. Since the initial surgery, he has met with me for regular post-ops & done injections to ensure the best possible outcome & avoid any issues with scar tissue. His patience & expertise are the reason my end results are so incredible. I have both wanted & needed this surgery for over a decade, & I couldn't be happier with how this whole process has gone. It was definitely worth the wait in order to find a doctor like him who has done such a wonderful job.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jun 10, 2014

    One of the most important things to me when I first consulted with Dr. Hilinski is that he's a board certified ENT & plastic surgeon. I really made a point to do my homework on Dr. Hilinski, & he definitely checked out...he's the real deal & a phenomenal surgeon. Dr. Hilinski also has a very good "bedside manner," and both prior to & after my surgery, I was able to directly contact him & get a quick response from him. His office staff is efficient & friendly, & his medical staff during the surgery were all absolutely great. Also, his office worked hard to get insurance approval to cover my surgery. With all of that said, I'm now 2 1/2 years post op, & I'm THRILLED with the work he did. The results he'd estimated in the pre-ops were very accurate to the results I now have. Since the initial surgery, he met with me regularly & did injections to ensure the best possible outcome & avoid any scar tissue. His patience & expertise are the reason my end results are so incredible.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Apr 07, 2014

    otoplasty My son was in first grade when he had his otoplasty done by Dr. Hilinksi. I researched different doctors for about a year until I found Dr. Hilinksi, as he put my mind at ease in regard to the procedure itself, outcome, and recovery period. I was shocked with how quick my son healed and bounced back to his normal routine. The only thing my son complained about was the first bandaged they wrapped him in (it went around his head and under his chin for the first night). The next day they take off the bandage that goes under his chin. From that moment on he was gold. Other than that he had zero discomfort. I kept asking my son, "are you sure you are feeling okay?" His response, “yeah mom, I’m fine.” All the worrying I did before surgery and right after surgery was so unnecessary. Dr. Hilinksi was extremely understanding of all my questions and concerns. He truly had the patience to deal with me, lol. My son absolutely loves the results. His ears originally went out at a 90 degree angle (straight from the side of his head with no bend) and he had a hard time putting on his helmet for baseball, putting on ear phones, etc. When you look at him now, you would never know he had those issues before. Look wise he just loves it. I realized I made the best decision when I caught him looking at himself in the mirror and telling himself how handsome he thought he was. I am a parent and I can’t stress to you how worried I was of making the decision to have my son go under the knife. Once I found out Dr. Hilinki has two little kids as well and how easy it was to talk to him “parent to parent”…it sealed the deal for me. I highly recommend this procedure and Dr. Hilinksi.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Apr 07, 2014

    My son was in first grade when he had his otoplasty done by Dr. Hilinksi. I researched different doctors for about a year until I found Dr. Hilinksi, as he put my mind at ease in regard to the procedure itself, outcome, and recovery period. I was shocked with how quick my son healed and bounced back to his normal routine. The only thing my son complained about was the first bandaged they wrapped him in (it went around his head and under his chin for the first night). The next day they take off the bandage that goes under his chin. Other than that he had zero discomfort. All the worrying I did before surgery and right after surgery was so unnecessary. Dr. Hilinksi was extremely understanding of all my questions and concerns. He truly had the patience to deal with me, lol. My son absolutely loves the results. I highly recommend this procedure and Dr. Hilinksi.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    joseph_sd  Mar 05, 2014

    Dr. Hilinski does the best work, has very accomodating prices, and most importantly he genuinely cares about his patients.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Mar 04, 2014

    Could Not Be Happier For decades I had a mole near my left ear that I nicked when I shaved. I didn’t want to grow long sideburns to cover it, so I finally resolved to having it removed. After I searched online, I found Dr. John M. Hilinski. The reviews were positive, so I set up an appointment. Dr. Hilinski is a true professional and I was at ease from the first consult. The mole removal went extremely smoothly and he had excellent follow up visits. I now kick myself that I did not go to him years earlier. Dr. Hilinski has my strongest recommendation!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 13, 2014

    This doctor is a very gifted surgeon and artist! I had him do a couple procedures and I'm very happy with my results. One of my family members is very respected surgeon in his field, and I have been around MD's all my life, this man ranks up there with the very best of them in his abilities!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Warren Z Feb 13, 2014

    This doctor is a very gifted surgeon and artist! I had him do a couple procedures and I'm very happy with my results. One of my family members is very respected surgeon in his field, and I have been around MD's all my life, this man ranks up there with the very best of them in his abilities! Thanks again Dr. Hilinski!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 12, 2014

    Mole Removal Success I met with various Dr.'s before deciding Dr. Hilinksi was the one I trusted most to help me remove a facial mole. The results are exceptional and I highly recommend him.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    johnjac  Feb 11, 2014

    I had considered having a facial mole removed for a couple years. I met with a few Dr.'s and I felt most comfortable and confident in the hands of Dr. Hilinski. He was patient to explain the process and was incredibly response to my questions after the shaved mole was removed. He is clearly an artist, an expert facial surgeon, and is someone I would go back to in the future. I do not hesitate in recommending him.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jan 26, 2014

    Amazing!!!! The only doctor I can trust I went to Hilinski for a revision rhinoplasty years ago. I couldn't begin to tell you how happy I am. I trust him 100% and could not have asked for better results. Recently I had to go to him again to correct jevuderm that was put under my eyes. It was a 20 minute visit and he fixed my mistake yet again. It is a bit of a drive for me but worth every minute because I trust him and know the results will be well worth it. I have referred 3 people to him for rhinoplasty and they look beautiful and couldn't be happier.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    neelyo'hara  Dec 07, 2013

    I've been researching lip lifts for about a year. Age and a rhinoplasty had elongated the distance between my nose and mouth, which prior to surgery measured about 17mm. I was really impressed with Dr. HIlinski's before and after photos; some of his patients had narrow noses with lips that extend a bit beyond the nasal base (like mine) and he was able to give them a natural (but noticeable) result without hiking the center part of the lips up, rendering the sides too "slopey." Dr. Hilinski measured my face and decided to excise 5mm in the center and 6 going out toward the sides, at the longest point, leaving me with a distance of about 12mm. He only cuts skin, not muscle, and I've had no problems with movement or function of my mouth. After one day of pain I was fine. No bruising at all. My stitches were neat and tidy and my scar (after an initial bit of redness) is healing nicely. I had to fly out for the surgery, and the doctor is always quick to respond to follow-up emails and address any concerns. I was hoping to have a bit of tooth show when all was said and done; I do have more when I smile, but not when my mouth is relaxed. That's the fault of my jaw anatomy, though, and not the doctor's--if he had removed any more I think I would have looked unnatural and "hiked up." I'm especially pleased with the increased vermillion show; he was able to "roll it out" and give me back a cupid's bow. Here's one before and after; I'll post more later.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Dec 05, 2013

    Very Satisfied I was very pleased with Dr. Hilinksi's suggestions at my consultation. He suggested electrocautery for a small burst blood vessel on my upper chest, and the "shave" technique for two moles under my eye. The end results are great and I will be coming back for more mole removals in the future. The entire staff is very friendly and Dr. Hilinski seems to really care about getting the perfect result.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    SD_ED  Dec 05, 2013

    He is very friendly and professional. He makes many follow up appointments to make sure the end result is truly good over time, which I really appreciated and never experienced in the past with other doctors removing moles (with others I got maybe one follow up a week after and that was it).

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Dec 04, 2013

    Recommended after having facial cancer surgery, I was extremely pleased with Dr. Hilinski's conservative approach to my needs. He recommended I wait for the healing process to work and he was correct. I then had follow on work done on my eyelids and I couldn't be more pleased. Again, his work was perfect and it looks so natural without scaring. I would highly recommend his services.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Brett Sauers Oct 11, 2013

    After several years of hesitation, I finally made the leap to visit Dr. Hilinski's office for a consultation with respect to otoplasty (ear pinning/reshaping). The office staff was very accommodating to my schedule, and Dr. Hilinski was very professional. At the time of my first consult, I was undecided as to whether or not I should simply reshape just one ear, or perform work on both (one was in much "worse" shape than the other). There was no pressure to perform work on both if that was not what I wanted (both ears = more money), which I was very relieved about. We evaluated both options, and discussed the outlook and pros/cons of both. In fact, after a few weeks, I was still very undecided as to whether I should go for both, that I requested a second consult, which the office was very willing to assist with. At the time, I decided on just one ear, and scheduled my appointment. As the surgery neared, I was nervous about my decision to only work on the one ear, and about a week prior I decided to actually switch to performing work on both ears. The office staff and Dr. Hilinski were again very helpful and accommodating in finding a new time that fit my compressed schedule (both ears required more table time). The surgery was very painless, and the staff was very friendly and kept me engaged the entire time (local anesthesia). About three weeks out of the surgery is when the swelling finally mostly subsided and the ears "released" into a more natural state, as indicated in the primer, and I could not be more happy with the results. I feel incredibly more confident and infinitely less self-conscious. I would strongly recommend Dr. Hilinski and specifically the Otoplasty procedure to anyone with a similar situation. My only regret is that I wish I had gone sooner!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Christine D Oct 11, 2013

    I had suffered from anxiety all my life because I had a case of Macrotia (large ears). I almost lost all hope after many failed attempts in searching for a reputable board certified plastic surgeon to perform the difficult ear reduction surgery. Not many surgeons heard of this kind of operation let alone perform it. Then I found Dr. Hilinski. Finding him is like finding a pot of gold. Dr. Hilinski and his staff went above and beyond to make me feel so comfortable with their outstanding services and commitment to each and everyone of their patients. I knew with this type of procedure, a scar would be visible because an incision had to be made on the outside of the ears. I expected it. He literally took my ears apart, shrunk it, and placed it back on my head. After all the swelling went down, I could not believed how amazing my ears looked with no visible scar . What Dr. Hilinski did to my ears exceeded my expectations. He has the hands of God. I will never ever let any other surgeon touch me, Dr. Hilinski is the only doctor I have 110% trust in. I will never find a more down to earth, sweet, caring, and talented doctor. I am truly thankful to Dr. Hilinski for changing my life!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Dan Ross Oct 11, 2013

    I had a mole removed from my top lip and a mole removed from my bottom lip. Dr. Hilinski was careful to make the incisions along the lines of my lips to hide any scars. I believe his price was very fair. I received a consultation, the surgery, two follow-up appointments, and I have a third follow-up appointment scheduled. Dr. Hilinski and his staff are friendly and professional. I would recommend his practice to others and I will return if I need to have any other procedures done.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Traci S Oct 11, 2013

    I was referred to Dr. Hilinski by another physician for septoplasty to correct a deviated septum. I was very happy with Dr. Hilinski's approach, the process, the staff, and the outcome of my procedure. I was particularly happy with his technique which involved internal, dissolving stitches and WITHOUT splints and packing. I did have the typical post op pain/discomfort, but easily managed that with pain meds. I had surgery on a Wednesday and was back to work Monday (1/2 day). Although I don't personally know how it feels to have the splints and gauze packing, I understand it's really miserable for 3-4 days and painful when removed. I was so happy to by-pass all that. I would highly recommend Dr. Hilinski and the process he uses for septoplasty. Thanks!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Christine13110  Oct 03, 2013

    >> Five stars are not enough, if I could give a million, I would. I currently reside in Las Vegas, Nevada. You would think it is easy to find a reputable board certified plastic surgeon to give you exactly what you want, think again. I had macroctia (large ears) and I was so embarrassed of them all my life I never ever tied up my hair in public. I would have anxiety when people asked to see my earrings that I ended up taking them off completely. I needed an ear reduction and I knew this procedure would involved making an incision on the outside of the ears that could potentially leave a very large noticeable scar. I was so desperate at that point, I did not care. I expected it. I contacted every ear surgeons in my local area, some never heard of it and only one perform this kind of procedure. He was all talk when we corresponded through emails so I scheduled a consultation with him. I asked if he could reduced my ears to a normal height, he said no. I asked if he could reduced my conchal bowl, he said there's nothing he can do about it. Every question I asked was a let down. He went on to say my ears fit my appearance and when he looked at me, my ears were not the first thing he would notice. Then he started making comments about monkeys, how they have large ears and that they can hear better in the jungle. Really? I am not a monkey and I do not live in the jungle. What he was basically telling me was he is not that good of a surgeon and that if there is no difference after surgery, I should expect it because he told me so. I saw right through him. No thank you! >> >> I almost lost all hope. Then I found Dr. Hilinski in San Diego after I read many great reviews about his absolute dedications to his clients and the wonderful miracles he performed. I looked at his before and after photos and I was in complete awe with all the amazing results. His work really speaks for itself. I was browsing through RealSelf.com when someone asked about ear reductions and Dr. Hilinski responded that he perform this type of surgery. The feeling I had finding Dr. Hilinksi was like finding a pot of gold. I immediately scheduled a Skype consultation with Dr. Hilinski, he went through the procedure and how it would be performed and warned me about scarring. Every question I asked was answered directly. I was so nervous because of the many failed attempts with other surgeons, but at that moment I knew Dr. Hilinski was my doctor. Next thing I knew, I was driving over 300 miles to have my surgery. His staffs are amazingly wonderful and sweet. The office is very cozy and comfortable. I was a nervous wreck because I cannot believed I was finally having it done after years of suffering from anxiety. During the procedure, everyone at the operating room made sure I was completely relaxed and comfortable. We listened to music and we had conversations the whole entire time and that made me forget I was being operated on. I stayed in San Diego for five days because I needed to change the bandage and had post surgery follow ups. I had a pretty hard time recovering because this was not a simple procedure. Dr. Hilinski literally took out my entire ears, shrunk it, and placed it back to my head. But the pain was simply controlled with medication. You would think with the amount of work that was done on my ears you would see a huge scar, not even close. I could hardly tell anything was done let alone anyone else. What Dr. Hilinski did to my ears exceeded my expectations. He has the hands of God. I will never ever let any other surgeon touch me, Dr. Hilinski is the only doctor I have 110% trust in. I will never find a more down to earth, sweet, caring, and talented doctor. Thank you Dr. Hilinski for changing my life! >> >> I have been going back to Dr. Hilinski for follow ups every three months now. I see it as a mini vacation where I can enjoy beautiful San Diego and sit in hotel rooms and indulge in delicious food while watching television. Do yourself a favor if you plan on having any type of procedure done, do a lot of homework and research. Do not go to a plastic surgeon because of convenience even if the price is right because the outcome will cost you more than you can imagine. Thank you for taking your time to read my experiences.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Oct 03, 2013

    Amazing results! I had suffered from anxiety all my life because I had a case of Macrotia (large ears). I almost lost all hope after many failed attempts in searching for a reputable board certified plastic surgeon to perform the difficult ear reduction surgery. Not many surgeons heard of this kind of operation let alone perform it. Then I found Dr. Hilinski. Finding him is like finding a pot of gold. Dr. Hilinski and his staff went above and beyond to made me feel so comfortable with their outstanding services and commitment to each and everyone of their patients. I knew with this type of procedure, a scar would be visible because an incision had to be made on the outside of the ears. I expected it. He literally took my ears apart, shrunk it, and placed it back on my head. After all the swelling went down, I could not believed how amazing my ears looked with no scar visible. What Dr. Hilinski did to my ears exceeded my expectations. He has the hands of God. I will never ever let any other surgeon touch me, Dr. Hilinski is the only doctor I have 110% trust in. I will never find a more down to earth, sweet, caring, and talented doctor. I am truly thankful to Dr. Hilinski for changing my life!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Oct 03, 2013

    I had suffered from anxiety all my life because I had a case of Macrotia (large ears). I almost lost all hope after many failed attempts in searching for a reputable board certified plastic surgeon to perform the difficult ear reduction surgery. Not many surgeons heard of this kind of operation let alone perform it. Then I found Dr. Hilinski. Finding him is like finding a pot of gold. Dr. Hilinski and his staff went above and beyond to make me feel so comfortable with their outstanding services and commitment to each and everyone of their patients. After surgery and after all the swelling went down, I could not believed how amazing my ears looked with no visible scar. What Dr. Hilinski did to my ears exceeded my expectations. He has the hands of God. I will never ever let any other surgeon touch me, Dr. Hilinski is the only doctor I have 110% trust in. I will never find a more down to earth, sweet, caring, and talented doctor. I am truly thankful to Dr. Hilinski for changing my life!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  May 19, 2013

    M.D. Dr Hilinski is an excellent physician and has a wonderful "bedside" manner. It just makes sense to go to the best, and if you are considering ANY facial work, go to him, because that is all he does, and he does the best. I am a physician, and I am thrilled with the natural look I achieved with his skill. I have referred friends and they too are thrilled.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Mar 18, 2013

    Dr. Hilinski did nothing short of amazing to fix my nose after a pretty bad dog bite that ripped through one nostril and tore the other one open. I could not be happier with my nose. After the dog bite I naturally thought I would have a gross looking nose for the rest of my life. In a moment where I was vulnerable, Dr. Hilinski gave me back self-confidence. I'm so thankful that I came from Central California down to San Diego. The staff is very helpful and on multiple occasions post-operation I was seated early and out quickly. You will not meet a friendlier or more helpful doctor. I would recommend him to anyone. I think there are pictures on his website of my nose if anyone is curious.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Oct 04, 2012

    Very kind and caring doctor, was very helpful to me after a bad experience elsewhere. He didn't even charge me, calling all the visits "consults" even though I kept asking him. Great injector as well. A+ doc

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Aug 26, 2012

    In one word 'Fantastic' Dr Hilinski is a highly skilled and compassionate surgeon with excellant listening skills. I am still in healing phrase, but, already results surpass my expectations!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jul 24, 2012

    The most outstanding care and amazing results! I could not be happier! Thank you to Doctor Hilinski and his staff. The level of care I received by Dr. Hilinski and his staff is second to none. As other patients have put it - he is a perfectionist! Shouldn't that be one of the top characteristic you look for when considering a facial plastic surgeon?! Less than eight weeks ago I underwent an operation for a chin implant and neck liposuction. No matter how many pounds I shed, I always had a weak neckline and chin. I expressed my feelings to Dr. Hilinski in an initial consultation, he photographed my face and profile; he then used a special program to show me exactly how my face was going to be transformed. Two months have past since the operation; I have a new found sense of confidence, a strong chin and an actual neck! He has an extraordinary vision and makes his vision a reality. I am forever grateful to Dr. Hilinksi and his staff, thank you for confirming that I made the right decision to proceed with this operation - I could not be happier with the results. He is the best of the best!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jul 23, 2012

    I had my nose job months ago and still see Dr. Hilinski. I think it looks perfect and I am very happy. But he is like an artist and wants to make it look even better all for no additional fee. I admire this. Plus his office has become more timely

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jul 11, 2012

    Outstanding! Dr. Hilinski is a superb surgeon with a wonderful bedside manner. He is extremely professional and a true perfectionist. Dr. H was recommended by another ENT, which says a lot about his reputation. My daughter's nasal septum was a challenge to fix/reconstruct and the final result is both functionally perfect and aesthetically beautiful. After her surgery, she experienced very little pain and hardly any bruising. I would highly recommend Dr. Hilinski to anyone who wants the best!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jun 25, 2012

    Very happy with Doctor and results. Absolutely painless. Staff is experienced and very nice .

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  May 05, 2012

    Simply The Best! Dr. Hilinski and his staff are the best. After my first contact with Dr. Hilinski, I knew he would be the one to reconstruct my daughter's ears. He created "normal" ears that she nolonger has to hide. The gift he has given her is one that is life changing. The professionalism of all at The Hilinski Foundation was exceptional. From the very first appointment to long after we returned home, Dr. Hilinski has been there. He takes his time to answer all the questions. He was there in the middle of the night when I had questions. His staff made sure that anything I needed was taken care of. We will be forever thankful for The Hilinski Foundation.

  • Anonymous  May 02, 2012

    I needed to shut the holes in my earlobes with minimum scars in order to join Coast Guard and Dr. John Hilinski did great job!! Now my ears are completely healed and it's hard to say that there were holes before (they were about 3-4mm)! I'm really satisfied with the result and would want to recommend this doctor to others! Thank you!!!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  May 02, 2012

    Dr. Hilinski performed a series of reconstructive facial surgeries on my daughter to address a congenital growth on her nose. We are extremely happy with the outcome of the surgery. Dr. Hilinski and his staff provided us with the highest quality care. We would recommend Dr. Hilinski without reservation to anyone considering facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  May 01, 2012

    Dr. Hilinski performed a series of reconstructive facial surgeries on my daughter to address a congenital growth on her nose. We are extremely happy with the outcome of the surgery. Dr. Hilinski and his staff provided us with the highest quality care. We would recommend Dr. Hilinski without reservation to anyone considering facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

  • Anonymous  Apr 21, 2012

    Since the day I walked in Dr Hilinskis office I felt very welcomed and there was no fee for consultation. He explained everything and answered any questions I had. After the surgery I was very happy with his work. I kept going back for little tweaks that I wanted and he never charged me extra for several visits. As someone who works in the medical field I wanted the very best and had talked to a lot of people who worked with him and patients of him that recomended Dr Hilinski.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Apr 19, 2012

    When searching for a doctor to alter your physical appearance it can be scary and VERY important to obtain a qualified doctor. Dr. Hilinski's education, experience and character is outstanding and rare! I searched and researched hundreds of doctors in the San Diego and La county areas and after each consultation I was more and more discouraged. Meeting with Dr. Hilinski was a breath of fresh air. He was extremely confident and friendly, two characteristics that do not usually go hand in hand in the medical world. When it came to researching for a highly skilled doctor I took full advantage of the many resources out there to help me find the best doctor and that is Dr. Hilinski. In my personal experience I experienced a great deal of scar tissue build up after I had my nose done, this was very depressing. Dr. Hilinksi stuck by my side and performed minor procedure and injections to help with this. Hilinski is loyal and a highly qualified facial specialist. I am happy with my results!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Apr 19, 2012

    When searching for a doctor to alter your physical appearance it can be scary and VERY important to obtain a qualified doctor. Dr. Hilinski's education, experience and character is outstanding and rare! I searched and researched hundreds of doctors in the San Diego and La county areas and after each consultation I was more and more discouraged. Meeting with Dr. Hilinski was a breath of fresh air. He was extremely confident and friendly, two characteristics that do not usually go hand in hand in the medical world. I am a long time student and extensive research is a task that I perform daily. When it came to researching for a highly skilled doctor I took full advantage of the many resources out there to help me find the best doctor and that is Dr. Hilinski. In my personal experience I experienced a great deal of scar tissue build up after I had my nose done, this was very depressing. Dr. Hilinksi stuck by my side and performed minor procedure and injections to help with this. Most doctors would not go above and beyond to accommodate their patients when it is their bodys anatomy that is the issue rather than their surgical skills. Dr. Hilinksi is loyal beyond words and that is a priceless characteristic to find in a doctor when searching for a plastic surgeon. Dr. Hilinksi is a surgeon that possesses brilliant surgical skills and impeccable loyalty and understanding; all three elements make for a highly qualified doctor.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    feelingfabulous  Mar 29, 2012

    I had a great experience and fabulous results!!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Nothing2say2u  Dec 19, 2011

    I knew i was right all along, and all i needed was to find a good, trustworthy doctor and voila! My expectations were reasonable all along ¡ I also expected much from this doctor, and he lived up to my expectations thank you so much! I would post my pics but I am dealing with issues with being impersonated so sorry! I will be giving my pictures to Dr. Hilinski so if you want to see my results he can show them to you during your consult, :)

  • Anonymous  Dec 02, 2011

    I had really bad deviated septum problem and my nose didn't look nice due to deviation. Dr. Hilinski fixed it in September 2011, and each day it looks better and better. I am so grateful to him and his staff for everything they had done for me. He exceeded all my expectations and I would highly recommend him to anyone that has breathing problems or wants to fix the look of their nose. He is the best, no need to search more! I would highly recommend Dr.Hilinski! He is knowledgable, listens to patients and most important honest. I really feel like I hit jackpot by going with Dr.Hilinski. I look amazing and feel amazing all thanks to Dr.H

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Oct 27, 2011

    I received Botox treatment by Dr. Hilinski and will definitely go back for another treatment when it wears off. (So far, results have lasted two months.) The staff were friendly; and the cost of treatment was reasonable. Best of all, I had received treatment in the past by other doctors -- and I did not get the impression that Dr. Hilinski nor his staff were trying to "over-sell" their products. I especially appreciated that the results of the treatment were a fresh and naturally youthful look (as opposed to the frozen-faced look that I'm certain most of us want to avoid). I highly recommend Dr. Hilinski to anyone looking for a Botox treatment.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Sep 19, 2011

    Fabulous Facelift Had a face and neck lift for my 60th birthday and I went to 3 other surgeons before I saw Dr. Hilinski. Firstly his office staff is friendly, helpful, and generally outstanding. He's easy to talk to and his solution to my under eye hollows was to fill them with permanent filler. The other surgeons I saw had rather 'scary' ideas as how to fix that area. My face and neck lift along with the filler were 100% success. Don't worry about seeing Dr. Hilinski for a facelift, he's not going to make you look scary, strange, or oddly stretched, just gorgeous!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Sep 19, 2011

    Had a face and neck lift for my 60th birthday and I went to 3 other surgeons before I saw Dr. Hilinski. Firstly his office staff is friendly, helpful, and generally outstanding. He's easy to talk to and his solution to my under eye hollows was to fill them with permanent filler. The other surgeons I saw had rather 'scary' ideas as how to fix that area. My face and neck lift along with the filler were 100% success. Don't worry about seeing Dr. Hilinski for a facelift, he's not going to make you look scary, strange, or oddly stretched, just gorgeous!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    nsae  Sep 13, 2011

    Had a face and neck lift for my 60th birthday and I went to 3 other surgeons before I saw Dr. Hilinski. Firstly his office staff is friendly, helpful, and generally outstanding. He's easy to talk to and his solution to my under eye hollows was to fill them with permanent filler. The other surgeons I saw had rather 'scary' ideas as how to fix that area. My face and neck lift along with the filler were 100% success. Don't worry about seeing Dr. Hilinski for a facelift, he's not going to make you look scary, strange, or oddly stretched, just gorgeous!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Sep 11, 2011

    Dr. Helinski performed a much needed surgery on me in 1996, my neck had a large growth. The doctor labored on a project that most surgeons would not have touched. The work was marvelous and I remain faithful to him as a client 5 years later. He is a "saint" in my book!!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    sblady  Sep 09, 2011

    Dr. Hilinski is a wonderful physician. He performed a rhino revision for me several years ago. I referred a friend to him for a mini face lift, she was also very happy with her results. Skilled, patient and a good choice.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Aug 15, 2011

    I went to Dr. Hilinski for my first Botox treatment for migraine pain. I chose him because he was affordable and had great Yelp reviews. He was very straightforward, the injections were quick and painless, and the results were immediate. I had the most wonderful experience and am recommending all my friends who suffer from migraines to visit him.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Aug 06, 2011

    Chin Implant/Neck Lift Combo I can't speak highly enough about the skill (artistry is probably a better word) and professionalism of Dr. John Hilinski. He performed a combination chin implant/neck lift for me, and the result looks so natural that not even my mother noticed the difference until I pointed it out to her, and then she was amazed. I traveled a great distance (I live outside the US) to have my surgery done by Dr H, who came recommended to me by a friend who used him, and I would do it over again in a second, b/c finding the right doctor is 90% of the battle. The consultation process was smooth and easy even from such a distance...he was extremely responsive to my initial inquiries about a chin implant over email, requesting photos from various angles. After he viewed them, he suggested the combo procedure would give me a better result and after doing my own research on this I agreed. Best decision I ever made! After the initial emails he was accommodating in scheduling a Skype consultation to fit the time zone differences, and we were able to confirm everything to be done, and he patiently answered all my (many!) questions. Upon arrival at his office he and all his staff were friendly and welcoming, and aside from the usual nerves you have when undergoing any procedure, I felt safe and confident in going ahead. He explained everything to me very well and it's gone exactly as he said it would, and my result has been nothing short of fantastic! I would recommend Dr. Hilinski to anyone who wants the best result possible - don't settle for less and don't rule out driving/flying to San Diego to have it done right.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Aug 05, 2011

    Four years ago, I found Dr. Hilinski through an advertisement in, I believe, a magazine. Basically, I was throwing darts in choosing him, and I hit the jackpot. I have received botox injections over the course of the last four years. Do not let his impressive credentials intimidate you; he is genuine, extremely kind, extremely patient, thorough, and at the same time, very professional. I highly recommend him.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jun 10, 2011

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  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jun 02, 2011

    Excellent surgeon and caring dr. I recently had nasal surgery and would recommend both Dr. Hilinski and staff. They are knowledgeable, professional and caring and offer excellent services. Thank you.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  May 27, 2011

    OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCE Dr Hilinski is most professional, genuine and caring. Would highly recommend him.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Bestdoc4me  May 04, 2011

    See comments...highly recommend!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Apr 06, 2011

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  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Mar 09, 2011

    Fabulous doctor and staff! After numerous consultations with several doctors(telling me they couldn't help me and/or the nasal reconstruction needed wasn't possible) I was FINALLY referred to Dr Hilinski. To say my encounters with him and his staff have been positive is an understatement! Not only was Dr Hilinski able to fix my sinus and nasal problems and restore my quality of life, he and his staff also went to bat for me with regard to insurance coverage issues. He is a skilled Dr/plastic surgeon that truly goes above and beyond with his "patient first approach". There's no one else I would trust with my facial reconstruction needs... Dr Hilinski truly makes the impossible; POSSIBLE!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Mar 08, 2011

    After numerous consultations with several doctors(telling me they couldn't help me and/or the nasal reconstruction needed wasn't possible) I was FINALLY referred to Dr Hilinski. To say my encounters with him and his staff have been positive is an understatement! Not only was Dr Hilinski able to fix my sinus and nasal problems and restore my quality of life, he and his staff also went to bat for me with regard to insurance coverage issues. He is a skilled Dr/plastic surgeon that truly goes above and beyond with his "patient first approach". There's no one else I would trust with my facial reconstruction needs... Dr Hilinski truly makes the impossible; POSSIBLE!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 24, 2011

    Dr. Hilinski is great! I can't thank Dr. Hilinski enough for fixing a poorly done rhinoplasty by another physician. As a nurse I appeciate Dr. Hilinski's over the top safety measures. As an individual I am thrilled with the functional result of being able to breathe again. As a woman I love the new appearance of my nose. Dr. Hilinski exceeded my greatest desires on fixing my septoplasty and repositioning my nose tissues. At five days post-opt the results are nothing short of amazing. My first surgeon was double Board certified, but it took the expertise and artistry of Dr. Hilinski to fix the mess created by the first surgeon. Not all surgeons are created equally. If you are looking for a great rhinoplasty result, I highly recommend Dr. Hilinski.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 04, 2011

    excellent experience I originally saw Dr. Hilinski to close a skin cancer surgery on my upper lip. I was terrified when I saw the hole in my face, but was immediately comforted by his office's warm environment and the caring staff.He did an unbelievable job repairing my face! A year or so later, the scar seemed to get a little worse and he very carefully did some silicone injections a tiny bit at a time to make it almost invisible!After that experience, I would trust him with anything!! He has also done some Botox and he is fabulous and always natural! Never overdone! I will definitely be recommending Dr. Hilinski to everyone I know!!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 04, 2011

    I highly recommend Dr. Hilinski. I have been going to him for 3 years for botox and fillers and have been extremely satisfied with the results of his suggestions and expertise. He has been great at helping me age gracefully not drastically. There is no question that he is not in his business for money but to truly make his patients happy and feel better about themselves. I had been to a few different cosmetic surgeons and dermotologists for botox in San Diego before finding Dr. Hilinski. Not only have I found him to be the most reasonable, he has actually told me "no" when I thought I needed more of something and he disagreed. I admire and appreciate his honesty, he could have just gone along with me to make more money. He has a great bedside manner, is very much a perfectionist, and is also genuinely interested in you personally. I have never felt like he was rushing to get to the next room, he has always taken the time to answer all my questions and concerns. Best of all I feel great about myself and am constantly complimented and challenged on my age thanks to Dr. Hilinski!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jan 31, 2011

    Dr Hilinski has a very confident attitude that makes you feel comfortable. He listens to your concerns and asks many questions. After explaining his recommendations he outlines all the steps that will be needed. My surgery went just as he had indicated and I have NO visual scarring. I will recommend Dr Hilinski to everyone needing facial surgery.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jan 25, 2011

    Dr. Hilinski specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery. Credentials are outstanding.I came to Dr. Hilinski to fix the poor repair after cancer removal on my nose. My internist recommended this surgeon to me,known for his artistic skill and concern. The Dr. was clear it would not be an easy repair, and might need to occur in stages. He did compassionate pt. education. His post-operative care was outstanding. As an RN, I was interested to hear the nurses in the OR rave about his skill and kind treatment. Thanks to Dr. Hilinski I knew what to expect with surgery, and felt confident in his hands. I now no longer feel disfigured and am beyond grateful. In 2010 my mother was diagnosed with the same cancer on her nose. We knew to see Dr. Hilinski after the cancer removal.You now would not even know that a scalpel ever touched my mother's nose. I have referred 3 friends to the Dr. All were very satisfied. Simply, you would not want anyone else to touch your face.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jan 25, 2011

    Dr. Hilinski is a compassionate, talented ENT/surgeon I came to Dr. Hilinski after a very poor outcome after cancer removal on my nose. I went to numerous plastic surgeons to discuss options to try to repair the damage done by a poor repair job after the basal cell cancer was removed. I was very fortunate to have Dr. Hilinski recommended to me. From the beginning the doctor let me know it would not be an easy repair, and might need to occur in stages. He educated me well and with compassion. His surgical skill and post-operative care was wonderful. As a nurse, I was interested to hear the nurses in the operating room rave about his skill and kind treatment of all. Thanks to Dr. Hilinkski I knew what to expect with surgery, and felt safe and trusting in his hands. I now no longer feel disfigured and am very grateful. A few years after my treatment, my mother was diagnosed with the same cancer on her nose. Given my prior experience, we knew to see Dr. Hilinski after the dermatologist removed the cancer. You now would not even know that a scalpel ever touched my mother's nose. Dr. Hilinski is a perfectionist (in a good way!) and that is what you would want in your surgeon. The fact that he is also a kind man who spends as much time as is needed with his patients is a great bonus. I could not recommend anyone more highly than Dr. Hilinkski. As an added point--note Dr. Hilinski's training at Harvard, and the fact he trained under one of the best nose surgeon's in the country. Dr. Hilinski is not simply a plastic surgeon, he specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery. He is also "double-boarded" in Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery. His credentials are outstanding. Simply, you would not want anyone else to touch your face.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jan 24, 2011

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  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jan 22, 2011

    I went to Dr. Hilinski for a rhinoplasty and later on for lip augmentation. I did my research and had preliminary meetings with other surgeons, but decided on Dr. Hilinski and am 100% satisfied with the outcomes. He can provide you with images prior to surgery of how he predicts you will look afterwards. Also, he's Harvard-trained, double board-certified and specializes in facial procedures only. I wasn't comfortable going to a plastic surgeon that performs procedures from head to toe. All Dr. Hilinski does is face work and and he really puts in the thought and time to make sure you are happy with your results.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jan 20, 2011

    My experience with Dr. Hilinski and his office was excellent. Every procedure I had was explained to me upfront and clearly and every question I had was answered with detail. The entire staff is knowledgeable and courteous and it really mad for an overall great experience. Every procedure I had done went flawlessly and if you are shopping around for different doctors (like I do) you dont need to look any further.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jan 03, 2011

    Revision Rhinoplasty Dr. Hilinski performed a revision rhynoplasty for me. I am not only extremely pleased with the results, but I am also very happy with the Dr. and his office. He is very caring and down to earth yet highly educated and trained. He charges much less than doctors of a similar level of eduction and experience in Beverly Hills. I highly recommend Dr. Hilinski for a primary or revision rhynoplasty

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Dec 31, 2010

    Highly recommend Dr. Hilinski! Dr.Hilinski previously in Mission Hills and now also conventiently located in Hillcrest on 4th Avenue, has been performing my Botox injections for over four years now. I have never had a undesired outcome and am always so pleased with my results! Dr. Hilinski has a wonderful bedside manner, doesn't try and tell you that you need unwanted treatments/surgeries, he is honest and extremely knowledgable. His office is always clean and seems well managed. Everyone is friendly there as well, they are very accomodating.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Dec 17, 2010

    I consulted with Dr. Hilinski after a previous general plastic surgeon operated on my nose. I presented with a severely blunted nasal tip along with abnormalities in my nasal bridge that was visible through the thin skin of my nose. Dr. H was able to build up my nose using ear cartilage and fascia. My rhinoplasty journey (as most rhinoplasty journeys) was long and fraught with ups and downs. However, whenever I felt down Dr. H was always there to remind me that he wasn't giving up so I shouldn't either. Although a doctor's skill is measured by medical knowledge and experience, there are other components to a doctor that elevates a good surgeon to a great one. Dr. H is hands down a great surgeon and a great person. He doesn't back down from a challenge and he doesn't give up. There are a lot of doctors out there with good credentials but there needs to be more with compassion. Dr. H has it all.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Dec 17, 2010

    Dr. Hilinski is one of the best in the industry! Not only does he have the education and the experience that makes him a great surgeon, but he also has the compassion and personality that makes him one of the BEST surgeons today. I first sought Dr. Hs help to correct numerous and unfortunately very visible defects to the appearance of my nose. For starters, the tip of my nose was overly blunted with very little definition and the bridge of my nose suffered from what appeared to be indents on either side of the bridge. Overall my nose was in need of serious care that was beyond the abilities of most surgeons. From my understanding of my own experience and research, it is far easier to rasp down a bump than it is to build up a nose not many can but lucky for me, Dr. Hilinski can and he did! Today, close to three years after my surgery, I still see Dr. Hilinski for follow-up appointments (which in and of itself is UNHEARD OF as standard practice) and I am gratified that he still is the same perfectionist that drew me to him in the first place. I urge anyone who is considering any type of facial surgery or rejuvenation to seek out Dr. Hilinskis office.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Dec 10, 2010

    Great experience! Dr. Hilinski has my highest recommendations. I was referred to Dr. Hilinski by my head and neck doctor at Sharp, who said he was the best plastic surgeon in San Diego. I had a very crooked nose with one large and one very small nostril and I would rarely use my nose to breath through. I went to Dr. Hilinski, and he explained in details, how surgery could improve my breathing. He also took a photo and rendered it digitally so I could see what my nose would eventually look like. My big concern was, that I would look different. It sounds crazy, but I was kind of attached to my crooked nose, and I feel like it is often the imperfections that make people beautiful. I guess I was afraid to end up looking like someone who definitely had plastic surgery. Dr. Hilinski promised me that I would look like myself, only with a better and more functional nose. It has now been almost a month since my operation, and I can not tell you how happy I am with the result. It is my nose, but only straight with two equally sized nostrils, and most important, I can breath properly now for the first time. I also like that Dr. Hilinski never tried to push me to make a decision about anything. Furthermore he was able to fix my nose without breaking anything and using a closed surgery method which meant shorter recovery for me. As far as I can understand that is pretty spectacular considering how bad my poor nose was! I would recommend Dr. Hilinski any day. He is not only an AMAZING surgeon, but also a really nice person.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Nov 23, 2010

    Canadian Patient Visiting San Diego As a visiting Canadian I observed several people at Dr. Hilinski's former office which was near where I was staying. I took a chance to drop in and ask for some botox and filler advice. The staff was very efficient and set me up with an appointment where Dr. Hilinski discussed my concerns and objectives. I was very happy with the results and scheduled another appointment on my next San Diego visit. The Brilliant Distinctions Program is also an incentive for future procedures. Dr. Hilinski makes the patient feel comfortable and important and I look forward to my next visit!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Nov 16, 2010

    Excellent results from a gifted Doctor! I can't say enough good things about Dr. Hilinski. He is the most talented and caring surgeon who really takes pride in his work. I went to him after several failed rhinoplasties from 3 different docs. From the first time in his office, he clearly explained what improvements can be made and what techniques he would utilize. Well, 2 years later I am ecstatic at the results. I look and feel like a completely different person! He is absolutely amazing and his staff was wonderful. A great experience overall!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Nov 16, 2010

    I can't say enough good things about Dr. Hilinski. He is the most talented and caring surgeon who really takes pride in his work. I went to him after several failed rhinoplasties from 3 different docs. From the first time in his office, he clearly explained what improvements can be made and what techniques he would utilize. Well, 2 years later I am ecstatic at the results. I look and feel like a completely different person! He is absolutely amazing and his staff was wonderful. A great experience overall!

  • Anonymous  Nov 12, 2010

    I went to Dr. Hilinski because I could not breath through the left side of my nose after it was operated on and made worse by an ear nose and throat doctor who was trying to fix my deviated septum. Dr. Hilinski performed surgery and my nose was better but still not functioning perfectly. Dr. Hilinki discussed what could realistically be done to improve the outcome. I agreed to a second surgery and my nose now looks and works better than it has in years. I am very happy with my results and I sleep better because I can breath better. My results were so good that my husband who also had a deviated septum (from a hockey stick to the face when he was young) decided to have surgery with Dr. Hilinski. My husband also breathes better now that the surgery was done. Based on my experiences and those of my husband I think Dr. Hilinski is an excellent surgeon and he has always been very sympathetic and professional with us. Regina L.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Nov 12, 2010

    revisionary rhinoplasty I went to Dr. Hilinski because I could not breath through the left side of my nose after it was operated on and made worse by an ear nose and throat doctor who was trying to fix my deviated septum. Dr. Hilinski performed surgery and my nose was better but still not functioning perfectly. Dr. Hilinki discussed what could realistically be done to improve the outcome. I agreed to a second surgery and my nose now looks and works better than it has in years. I am very happy with my results and I sleep better because I can breath better. My results were so good that my husband who also had a deviated septum (from a hockey stick to the face when he was young) decided to have surgery with Dr. Hilinski. My husband also breathes better now that the surgery was done. Based on my experiences and those of my husband I think Dr. Hilinski is an excellent surgeon and he has always been very sympathetic and professional with us.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Nov 08, 2010

    I have had multiple Rhino's Dr. Hilinski is excellent at correcting unfavorable results from past Rhino's. He straighten mine out and I have had over 8 surgery. Do yourself the favor and talk to the good Doctor he can help.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Nov 04, 2010

    I couldn't be more pleased I highly recommend Dr. Hilinski.I've had great results and I even recommended him to my friend, who is now a patient and couldn't be happier.He is very friendly,kind,knowledgeable and helpful at each visit which makes the process so much easier.I completely trust him. He is very talented and gets the great natural-looking results for people.I go to him for dermal fillers for my lips, nasolabial folds and under eye hollows. Results are the above and beyond expectations! After seeing his work, I wouldn't hesitate for a second to use him for surgery.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Nov 03, 2010

    Excellent "bedside manner" I am extremely pleased with the results of my rhinoplasty, erbium laser (lower eyelids) and blepharoplasty (upper eyelids). Dr. Hilinski has excellent bedside manner and seems to be very reasonable in his approach and strives for natural-looking results which I really appreciate. He is a very likeable person and I completely trust him. I have also received Refirme laser tightening treatments by one of his staff nurses, Deanne, who is terrific.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Nov 03, 2010

    A tough surgery executed extremely well Dr. Hilinski took on my rhinoplasty reconstruction case when no other doctor in the area would tackle what had become a relatively "deformed" nose after an attempt at reconstruction 10 years ago in another state. The surgery was complicated and would involve several reconstructive elements that made me nervous --not to mention having to overcome my fear of a total deformity due to too much reconstructive nose surgery.Dr Hilinski was very confident about being able to "fix" the deformity, took me through the process in great detail so that I could be sure about what to expect and, after a lengthy surgery involving a lot of detail and time-consuming, delicate surgery, he delivered, beautifully. I could not be happier with the natural, straight look (very difficult to achieve in reconstructive surgery) and finally I was able to breath perfectly. That was two years ago and I am still so happy about trusting Dr. Hilinski with the surgery.I was so pleased with my own experience that I recommended my best friend to him. She flew from Dubai and, 6 mos after her first appointment, she had a facelift, chin implant, and work on her eyes done. She looks terrific. Her healing time was unusually low and she was up and about much earlier than we though she would be. My friends and I feel we have found a Face and Neck specialist for life. Dr Hilinski is one of the kindest and most genuine doctors I have met as well, which makes all the difference in the world when deciding to entrust our face with a surgeon.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Nov 03, 2010

    I had a rhinoplasty performed about five years ago that left my nose looking too narrow and the tip uneven. I was very reluctant to consider surgery again but I am so glad I did. I did so much research the 2nd time in order to find the right surgeon and that is when I discovered Dr. Hilinski. I was reassured by how he listened and understood what I wanted. His confidence made me feel at ease. I knew I was in good hands. I had the procedure 2 years ago and am so happy I did. I just wish I would have went to him the first time so there would have never needed to be a revision.

  • Anonymous  Nov 03, 2010

    Dr. Hilinski is very personable and frindly. He takes time to listen,chat and pays attention to ones concern and interests. The staff has changed and the office moved since I was last there for treatment, so I have not interacted with them at this clinic.

  • Anonymous  Nov 03, 2010

    I absolutely love Dr. Hilinski. He did my rhinoplasty about 3 years ago, and it turned out perfectly, very natural and not too noticeable. He was able to show me on the computer beforehand what my nose would look like. More recently I had blepharoplasty on my droopy/uneven eyelids, and that too turned out great. It was a relatively simple and inexpensive procedure with amazing results. I am so happy with my face and feel I do look younger than my age. Dr. Hilinski is very informative, caring, a perfectionist. Very thorough in follow-up, wants the results to be perfect. He goes for a natural look which I appreciate. Overall a great guy, excellent surgeon and I might even call him an artist! Nowadays I go in for injectable fillers and get my Latisse through him. He does such a great job. Also his office is comfortable and not too stuffy, and I like the staff too.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Oct 29, 2010

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  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Oct 25, 2010

    I have been going to Dr. Hilinski with my daughter for over 2 years. I would not go to another doctor in his field. His conservative approach gives me the confidence to know that I will look refreshed and not "over done". He takes time to listen, make suggestions only when asked. I like the fact that he is not a salesman, like I have felt when I have gone to other doctors of his expertise. I have always been pleased with my results and would highly recommend his services if you you would like professionalism and no pressure.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Oct 17, 2010

    Dr. John Hilinski is a very caring and kind doctor, and the best injector I've had. Highly worth seeing! The wait time is a little long because he is taking his time with other patients, which is better than the fast PSs who rush you when things go bad.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Sep 30, 2010

    Outstanding I had revision rhinoplasty by Dr. Hilinski to repair two failed previous rhinoplasty surgeries. He exceeded my expectations! I wish I had Dr. Hilinski fix my nose sooner.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Sep 30, 2010

    I came to Dr. Hilinski with a very complicated rhinoplasty surgery that had been operated on twice before, with failed results. I took my time very carefully in selecting Dr. Hilinski. I drove to LA to see Dr. 90210 and my uncle is even a plastic surgeon. Ultimately, it was Dr. Hiliski's expertise, attention to detail, honesty, and calm demeanor that made my decision. It was the best desision I ever made. He did an increadible job!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Sep 28, 2010

    What an artist! I went to Dr. Hilinski for a revision Rhinoplasty and blephroplasty (nose and eyelid surgery). I was very careful who to choose esp. since this is my 2nd rhinoplasty. I interviewed 7 doctors. I am so blessed and so happy I chose him. He is an artist, and a very skilled facial plastic surgeon. I had a problem with my first rhinoplasty, I had a deviated septum and could not breath, he took care of that problem, I have not been able to breath this well for a decade, my eyes and nose have never looked this good. Thank you Thank you Dr. Hilinski. He is the best out there. I very highly recommend him.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Vicki La Jolla Aug 18, 2010

    He specializes in only face and neck procedures. He is a gifted surgeon who also listens to his patients. I interviewed several renowned plastic surgeons in this area and Dr. H's experience, bedside manner and extra effort to make me feel comfortable was way beyond the call of duty!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Aug 16, 2010

    Thanks from Vicki! I cannot give a higher recommendation than for Dr. John Hilinski. After consulting with three other well respected plastic surgeons I visited with him. In just over a half hour, he explained the entire procedure step by step. Since he specializes in only facial and neck surgeries I felt certain he was the physician for me! Not only am I thrilled with the results of my mini face lift, but he also did a remarkably natural repair for my upper eyelids which were operated on about 10 years ago. I didnt think that my eyes would ever look this naturally youthful again, and every time I look in the mirror I say thanks Dr. Hilinski! He is the best in SoCal!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    6962anon  Jun 18, 2010

    I visited tons of doctors' websites before choosing my doctor... When I came in for a consultation, I was immediately impressed with him. He actually listened to what I wanted (a subtle change that would make me feel less self conscious about the size of my nose, but not so dramatic that my friends/family would notice.) It's been three months since the operation, and I'm really happy with the results! Plus, none of my friends even noticed! They just said things like, "you look great" or "you keep looking younger and younger" or "your eyes look really nice"... They could see that I looked better, but they weren't sure why! :) Great doc - highly recommend him!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jun 18, 2010

    Great doc! I visited tons of doctors' websites before choosing Hilinski... When I came in for a consultation, I was immediately impressed with him. He actually listened to what I wanted (a subtle change that would make me feel less self conscious about the size of my nose, but not so dramatic that my friends/family would notice.) It's been three months since the operation, and I'm really happy with the results! Plus, none of my friends even noticed! They just said things like, "you look great" or "you keep looking younger and younger" or "your eyes look really nice"... They could see that I looked better, but they weren't sure why! :) Great doc - highly recommend him!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jun 13, 2010

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  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    2449anon  Jun 07, 2010

    He was recommended by a friend who is a surgical nurse who's been in the operating room with him and said he is the best. He believes in a very natural look. My eyes are perfectly symmetrical and look very natural - no wide-eyed plastic look. I will definitely go back to him.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jun 03, 2010

    Beyond my expectations! I found Dr. Hilinski by doing a general search on the internet and after more reseach I found that 2 of my good friends had used Dr. Hilinski as their plastic surgeon. I got two amazing remarks regarding their experiences with him so I decided to go ahead as well. Dr. Hilinski is extremely professional, he is up on the most recent procedures, he made me feel extremely comfortable in his office by answering all of my many questions before the procedure and was always swift at getting back to every one of my emails post op within a day or two. His staff is very professional and caring and made me feel at ease with everything and were accessable to me at all times no matter if I had questions or needed to change an apt.I had a Rhinoplasty (nose job) and I am thrilled with how natural the results came out! Dr. Hilinski took the time to really listen to all of my concerns with my nose and what I ultimately desired. Dr. Hilinski is a new friend to me and I would recommend his services to anyone and everyone! You will not be disappointed and you will be very happy with your results as I am.

  • Anonymous  Feb 25, 2010

    Dr. Hilinski is a very nice doctor, he was the doctor that I contacted immediately after another surgeon with the same first initials made a disaster of my face. Dr. Hilinski was very helpful and knowledgeable and he replied to my emails quickly and spent time discussing my problems , which really says a lot about him. I truly regret missing my appointment with him , I am sure I would be happy with his work. I have trust issues with doctors , but this doctor actually cares and he is smart and i admire him for helping people who have been botched. Thank you doctor and I am sorry.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 24, 2010

    Overall wonderfull experience! Thank you!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 18, 2010

    Dr. Hilinski performed a beautiful revision rhinoplasty on me. He listened to all of my concerns and always explained to me what his plans were, leaving me confident in his hands. I would highly recommend him to anyone I love. I am grateful for my new nose and confidence!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 18, 2010

    The Best Facial Specialist In All of San Diego What really sold me on booking my initial consultation with Dr. Hilinski was that he was a Harvard trained facial specialist. That immediately gave me a lot of confidence in his ability. Once I met him, I found him to be extremely intelligent, well informed on current products and procedures, and a perfectionist. Those are the qualities you want in a doctor to inspire the trust needed to let someone permanently alter your facial features. I have him augment my lips regularly and hide my wrinkles and laugh lines. I have seen so many botched lip jobs that I am happy to say Dr. Hilinski takes a conservative approach to adding volume, following the philosophy that more filler can always be added if needed, but not to over do things. I am so happy with my results, and he introduced me to some excellent permanent dermal fillers and lip augmentation treatments so that I don't have to do continual maintenance every year and keep spending money for the rest of my life. So far, I have referred at least five of my friends to him, and one girl that seriously needed her lip augmentation from another surgeon fixed. I couldn't be happier that I found this amazing doctor, and will continue to see him and refer my friends. Plus he is an ENT, so if I am sick he can take care of that too and is on most insurance plans!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 17, 2010

    I would HIGHLY ,HIGHLY recommend dr.hilinski,the best thing that ever happened to me was when i foundout about his office on Randolph street.This is my story:over 5 years ago i had my lips and cheeks injected by a filler that was done by a non experienced doctor outside the country,so i ended up with large lumps on both my lips and cheeks,it completely changed the way i looked,i was so depressed and hated when someone took a photo of me,during these 5 years ive been to so many docotrs hoping that they will be able to help me have my face back to normal,they all said that there was nothing they could do and that cutting any lumps out would cause nerve damage and that any type of steroid injection would cause fat atrophy,and that i would be substituing one problem with another,it disappointed me so much everytime i heard that.just as i was about to loose all hope,i read some great reviews on Dr.hilinski on the internet,when i went to see him,he was the nicest person you can ever meet,he understood my problem before i even had to explain further,he suggested kenalog injections in small dosages over a period of visits,he uses a fanning motion when injecting to avoid any fat atrophyand and IT WORKED! i actually began to see resaults from the very firt day,and regarding my lips he cut out the lumps in one office visit that took less than half an hour,he did it so well that you can barely see any scars,and i still have my senses in that area like nothing happened.Im so happy to meet dr. hilinski, i even had my mom make an appointment with him.Dr.Hilinski is extremly nice,honest,supportive,patient,understanding,and i recommend him to anyone who is looking for an excellent plastic surgeon.Thank You Dr. Hilinski, The results far surpassed my expectations.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 16, 2010

    My Doctor of the Decade I went in to see Dr. Hiliniski after having had 4 botched rhinoplasties. I honestly didn't know if my expectations could be met because at that point I had lost hope in ever achieving the results I wanted. I am now nearly a year post surgery and the shape of my nose has improved dramatically. If anyone ever makes a comment on my nose, it is only to complement me on having a nice nose. (That by the way looks natural!!) I researched many doctors before I decided to go to Dr. Hilinski. The choice was more a given due to his talents, intelligence, professionalism, achievements and credentials. It was one of the best decisions I made. This month I had a small cyst removed from my head. I had asked Dr. H to take a look at it and he said it would not be a problem removing it. He was my first choice, because I trust and know the type of work he does. He's a perfectionist, and it puts me at ease knowing I am going to get the best quality results. He will definitely be my doctor for decades to come.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 06, 2010

    Dr. H is the BEST I searched for many years for a doctor I felt comfortable with and confident in for my surgery (revision rhinoplasty). Dr. H made sure he understood exactly what I wanted and told me exactly what he could do. I am extremely happy with the results!!!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 04, 2010

    Dr. Hilinski is wonderful! Prior to my decision to undergo surgery, I had seen four other surgeons throughout San Diego county and Beverly Hills. It was not until I met Dr. Hilinksi that I felt confident and comfortable enough to go through with the procedure. He is absolutely the the best of the best in the industry. I had a primary rhinoplasty procedure done by him and could not be happier. He is an extremely professional and caring Surgeon and I would highly recommend him!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 04, 2010

    Septorhinoplasty I did my research regarding this procedure and the RIGHT Surgeon. I would recommend Dr. Hilinski without hesitation. He is wonderful and the outcome is better than expected. THe office staff, Debbie, Heather, and Jennifer are so kind and worked tirelessly to get me scheduled around my work time. Thank You Dr. Hilinski. You changed my life.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 04, 2010

    I trust Dr. Hilinski entirely I came to Dr. Hilinski for a consultaion for a nose surgery. I went to two other doctors before I finally decided to go with him. I felt very confident with Dr. Hilinski because he made me feel confident that he could do what I wanted, without making me looking like a crazy person. He is a very smart, talented, caring doctor as well as being extremely kind. After my surgery I wasn't sure that things were going to turn out exactly as I wanted, but he took the time to explain each step to me, and what to expect. I have no regrets with my decision to go with Dr. Hilinski, and refer him to anyone who is seeking the services that he provides. He's very honest and he he wont just do something if he believes it wont look good, or may be unsafe. I trust him with my face entirely, which is a very big deal.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 03, 2010

    Four green stars for Dr. John Hilinski-Excellent! Hello. I first want to start out by detailing my very positive experience with Dr. John Hilinski and his staff of San Diego. But, before I do that, I think it's important for me to build some prior background of my previous rhinoplasties done by other plastic surgeons, before my good fortunue of meeting Dr. Hilinski. Before I met Dr. Hilnski, I had four previous rhinoplasties from doctors (who will remain anonymous due to the protection of their privacy). After being very disappointed with what the previous plastic surgeons had done to my nose via operations using ear and rib, I spent 3 years on the internet at a special plastic surgery website, called "rhinoplasty4u." Everyday for three years, I would go on this site, looking for the best doctor to fix my nose and reconstruct it in a way that I found satisfactory (mainly, I wanted my "cultural" look back). I would research these doctors on their websites in terms of their schooling,fellowships, etc. and then ask others what they thought of the surgeons. Before I knew of Dr. Hilinski, I traveled to Ohio to a see a renowned ps. I left his office disappointed because he communicated that he wouldn't give me my "orginal cultural look back." After that, I went to New York and saw the same type of ps. He said he would give me my "cultural look back," however, he wanted to put an artificial substance in my nose (which I had read about and learned that it had the potential to cause harmful complications, including infection). So, with luck on my side,and many years of searching and hoping, I finally found a girl on "rhinoplasty4u" who had been operated on by Dr. Hilinski, and when she showed me her pictures in a private e-mail, I saw that Dr. Hilinski had restored her "cultural look." I was so pleased with her results, that I questioned her further. I then made a trip out to California and had a consultation with Dr. Hilinski. I found he and his staff to be genuinely friendly and caring. Dr. Hilinski spent an hour with me, just listening to my previous experiences. From there, we discussed whether he would be able to give me what I wanted. When I flew home to Michigan, I found Dr. Hilinski to be very cutting-edge. He sent my picture to me via email, by using "an imaging application" and it showed me different options of how my nose could look after his surgery. We negotiated back and forth until we found a look that we both agreed upon. I flew from my home state of Michigan, 2,000 miles to San Diego for a second time for my surgery, where Dr. Hilinski used rib and ear cartilage to fix my nose to my liking. I can honestly say that they day the bandages came off, was the happiest day of my life!!!!!! Dr. Hilinski went out on a limb with me, since I was going for my previous cultural look, rather than the look that many plastic surgeons will tell you you should have based on a formula for beauty. Although I have no doubt that Dr. Hilinski could offer anyone the formula for beauty and do that for their face, that wasn't the formula I was going for. I felt like Dr. Hilinski is not only a gifted surgeon, but he "thought outside of the box" for me. Since then, I have told my story on plastic surgery websites and I was inundated with emails from people all over the world who wanted their original looks back, due to cultural reasons and regretted their first rhinoplasties from other surgeons who might have been too aggressive with their noses.My husband, who is himself is a surgeon, has done nothing but sing Dr. Hilinski's praises for the last 3-4 years. Dr. Hilinski saved my life in the sense that I just couldn't live with what the other doctors had given me when I looked in the mirror. But, when I look in the mirror at what Dr. Hilinski has done for me, I feel pure bliss and euphoria. Dr. Hilinski went out on a limb for me, because I had a nose that had already been operated on before I got to him and the surgery I requested was not easy by any means. It was a complex surgery. Since that surgery in 2006, I have spent a lot of my free time becoming an advocate for Dr. Hilinski as a ps, because after my experiences with plastic surgeons in Los Angeles, Boston, Ohio, and New York, I believe that Dr. Hilinski is a "one of a kind" doctor, who has an EXCELLENT BEDSIDE MANNER. I would even go as far as saying that with my many experiences with plastic surgeons, Dr. John Hilinski is the best of the best! I hope that anyone who finds themself in the dire straights I was in prior to me finding Dr. Hilinski, will read this and make the trip to San Diego for a consultation. I can't say enough great things about Dr. Hilinski, his staff, and the operating staff he works with in the local San Diego hospitals! Thank you, Dr. Hilinski and I will be eternally grateful to you!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 02, 2010

    Great Experience

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Dec 18, 2009

    I was truly blessed to find Dr. Hilinski, he really is one of the best in the revision rhinoplasty industry. After having had 4 rhinoplasties, I went in for my 5th, so I was apprehensive about whether or not my desired results could be achieved. I am now 9 months post-op, I am still swollen, but I am loving the results thus far. Dr. H has been very caring and professional. His staff is amazing!! Going to Dr. H's office was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    bridgettemay  Sep 19, 2009

    Harvard Medical School graduate. Highly experienced in lip augmentation. Dr.H chose the perfect size of saline implants to balance out my features.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jun 28, 2009

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