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John M. Hilinski, M.D. (4.7 out of 376 Reviews)

  • 4 out of 5 Stars

    Evelina Bigornia Oct 15, 2020

    I had a rhinoplasty and Dr. Hillinski did exactly what he promised. The changes he did on my nose is very subtle but more define. I’m happy. Thank you.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Genuine4686  Oct 01, 2020

    I had the best experience with Dr Hilinski and his staff when I got my rhinoplasty done in November 2019. From my first consultation to the surgery to all the follow up appointments, Dr Hilinski and his staff have been nothing short of amazing. I instantly felt comfortable with their team after the initial consultation and couldn’t be happier with my experience and rhinoplasty results. I HIGHLY recommend Dr Hilinski for anyone looking to do rhinoplasty or any other plastic surgery. He’s so good that my mom is now getting a procedure done from him as well!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Verdi Gantzel Sep 23, 2020

    I highly recommend Dr Hilinski. He listened to me and delivered the result I wanted.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Lisa Mason Sep 16, 2020

    My daughter had an accidental fall on the playground when she was in the second grade which resulted in 6 stitches to her lip. Due to the quick stitch-up in the ER at the time, the stitches were healing poorly producing a lot of scar tissue. Dr. Hilinski did an amazing job helping her with a scar revision. Now 4 years later, the area is healing well and is back on track to looking more normal. Thank you Dr. Hilinski!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Sep 15, 2020

    The results look like a great change and the surgery was painless.

  • 3 out of 5 Stars

    aleenfritz  Sep 14, 2020

    I got a rhinoplasty in December 2019 around 9 months ago. I’m extremely happy that my new nose looks way better than my old nose. The tip of my nose looks really good and he gave me the perfect/natural lift that I needed. It is a little frustrating that he left a bit of my dorsal hump though. At first I couldn’t see it with the swelling but as the swelling keeps going down, it becomes more prominent. Another problem is that I was supposed to go in for my three month appointment but it got cancelled due to the pandemic around March. They’ve been open for like 5 months and they haven’t emailed me or called me at all to schedule another appointment. I do want to end on a good note. The surgeon and his staff are very friendly people. They have great customer service. When I got out of surgery, one of his nurse/assistants was helping me. I really wish I remembered what his name was because he was incredibly nice.

  • 3 out of 5 Stars

    Aleen Fritz Sep 13, 2020

    I got a rhinoplasty in December 2019 around 9 months ago. I’m extremely happy that my new nose looks way better than my old nose. The tip of my nose looks really good and he gave me the perfect/natural lift that I needed. It is a little frustrating that he left a bit of my dorsal hump though. At first I couldn’t see it with the swelling but as the swelling keeps going down, it becomes more prominent. Another problem is that I was supposed to go in for my three month appointment but it got cancelled due to the pandemic around March. They’ve been open for like 5 months and they haven’t emailed me or called me at all to schedule another appointment. I do want to end on a good note. The surgeon and his staff are very friendly people. They have great customer service. When I got out of surgery, one of his nurse/assistants was helping me. I really wish I remembered what his name was because he was incredibly nice.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Sep 06, 2020

    Only surgeon I found worldwide who could do the ear reduction surgery I required. Excellent professional, personable surgeon, great clinic and super friendly staff. Highly recommended for any ear surgery.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Aug 27, 2020

    This was my first plastic surgery experience and it was the absolute best experience I could have ever hoped for. From the office staff to the doctor himself, they all made me feel so comfortable. I am very grateful for the positive experience I had. Not to mention I have the most beautiful ears now, thanks to Dr. Hilinski. Thank you!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Aug 25, 2020

    Very pleased with results. Dr Hilinski has been very great and professional. Staff is also very friendly and helpful.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Aug 18, 2020

    I had 2 previous Ear surgeries And was not happy with the results. Searching sites i came across Dr Hilinski and decide to schedule a consultation. After the consultation I knew I wanted him to do my final surgery. I am 2 months post op now and could not be any happier with my results. Dr Hilinski and his staff are amazing.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Aug 18, 2020

    My results are amazing! Staff is very kind and friendly.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Aug 07, 2020

    I can’t express how happy I am with the results of my rhinoplasty. I would do it all over! His staff is extremely professional and friendly. If you are in search, this is the place

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Pioneering495393  Aug 06, 2020

    My experience was stellar. Not only was he excellent and professional, his staff was too. I’m so happy with my rhinoplasty. He is definitely a perfectionist and would go back to him 1 million times! So happy:)

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Aug 06, 2020

    I had such a pleasant experience at this office. Dr. Hilinski is a professional and in my opinion a perfectionist. I am so happy with the results of my rhinoplasty, I would do it all over if I had to. Also, his staff is the best. Also professional and friendly I’m so happy!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Aug 01, 2020

    I am so glad I came to Dr. Hilinski. Dr. Hilinski performed a posterior neck lift and J Plasma on my under chin area. He corrected a previous doctor's mistake of over aggressive lipo under my chin. I cannot thank Dr. Hilinski enough. It has only been six weeks post op and I already feel good in my skin again.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Melissa Maldonado Jul 23, 2020

    Excellent service, the staff is very friendly and professional.

  • Anonymous  Jul 17, 2020

    Overall very pleased with Dr. Hilinski's work. Makes me feel comfortable, always thoroughly explains what he is doing, and very on top of handling any issues or concerns I may have. Was able to fix a lot of major issues I had with my nose during my revision rhinoplasty.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Reserved4297  Jul 14, 2020

    Dr. Hilinski and his staff members were amazing! I had large ears all my life. With 5 different consults and no resolution, I was fortunate to find his office. Dr. Hilinski combined the science and art and reshaped my ears to be smaller with a natural look. Procedure time was about 2 hours and I felt comfortable and safe!! No rush in his work!!! Post op was 3 days later and my reveal was astonishing! Pain was minimal!! He is the only one in the country that has the experience and great outcomes for large ears!!! Thank you!!!!!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Kim Hightower Jul 07, 2020

    I saw Kellie today for the first time for Botox and lip fillers....she is outstanding! Kellie is very professional, knowledgable, kind and compassionate. I highly recommend her!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jul 06, 2020

    I started doing research for ear surgery about 20 years ago. I had a consultation with a surgeon and she recommended otoplasty, but I knew that’s not what I wanted. When I asked about making my ears SMALLER, she said it wasn’t possible. I lost hope and shelved the idea until last year when I started researching again, and after 20 years, and I happened upon Dr. Hilinski's practice. I was amazed at what I saw. Not just otoplasty, but macrotia surgery to reduce the size of ears. I looked at his gallery and my mouth dropped. Where has Dr. Hilinski been my whole life? Fast forward to the day of surgery, you wouldn’t have even known I was having surgery. Dr. Hilinski, Andrew and I listened to country music, chatted and laughed the whole time and I just had such a wonderful, fun experience. I felt comfortable and knew I was in great hands. Everything was explained in depth, from the initial consultation, to the pre-op, during surgery and even after. No question or concern went unanswered. His entire staff, Nicole, Ariana, and Andrew are just wonderful. Today I had my post surgery appointment and after Dr. Hilinski removed the bandages, I cried tears of happiness. I couldn’t believe my eyes. My hair was up, and even though my ears were moderately swollen and bruised, I could see beyond that and that my ears were beautiful! I am so happy with the results, it’s an understatement. For the remainder of the day I couldn’t stop staring at my ears. I kept thinking, “So THIS is what it’s like to have normal sized ears…” My new, “designer ears” will go perfectly with my designer shoes, ha! I can’t wait to fully heal so I can experiment with all sorts of updos, something I’ve never been able to do, but have always dreamed of. Dr. Hilinski has changed my whole life and it’s only 3 days post-op. It was like waking up on Christmas morning, and what I imagine Cinderella felt like after the proverbial Bippity Boppity Boo… Only at the stroke of midnight my ears will still be fabulous. I’m eternally grateful to Dr. Hilinski for working his magic as well as to his entire staff who are just SO pleasant and put up with my million plus questions. I’ve waited my whole life for this.. THANK YOU Dr. Hilinski for not only making it possible, but for making my dreams come true.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Lindsay Nehrer Jul 03, 2020

    Got my rhinoplasty here and my Botox and 3 years after my rhinoplasty I couldn’t be happier. I was a med rep for many years and was in the OR with many docs and always admired Dr. H’s patience and attention to detail and bedside manner, when it came time to pick a doctor- it was an obvious choice. Have also started getting my Botox here after years of going to reputable med spas and I will never go back to med spas again, this is definitely the best Botox I’ve had b/c they listened to all my concerns and other nurses have told me they can’t fix certain areas but not Kellie! She knew exactly what to do.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Michelle7125  Jun 23, 2020

    My experience was absolutely amazing. I went to Dr Hilinski to get Macrotia surgery and from the time I checked in with his staff to the end of the surgery was awesome. Dr. Hilinski did an amazing job, made me feel incredibly comfortable, and my results are everything I imagined and manifested. His staff was very professional and courteous. If you are considering any plastic surgery please check him out and highly recommend. I’m so happy that I know feel like my real self!!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    gimmeaC  Jun 07, 2020

    I had a followup visit for my lipo this day. This is now my primary source of discomfort. I did take off the drip pad to clean again today and got a little dizzy, might have stood up too fast. During my lipo follow-up I asked if they would help me remove the gauze from my nostrils as this was due today. They did and said everything looked good. I now have to keep cleaning like before but also add in saline spray around 5x a day as needed to keep it wet and washed. My eyes are starting to get swollen today, no obvious bruising, the arnica may really be helping with that. I got cleared to shower my body but can't get face wet with the cast on so I'm still gonna hold off since my body is so sore.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    gimmeaC  Jun 07, 2020

    Not alot to update on. My stitches swelled up over the weekend and doc had me restart bacitracin. It helped. Now they are slowly starting to dissolve and fall out. Nose is sore to touch. Hurts like a bitch when you accidentally bump it. I'm still taping it nightly. The adhesive stuck on my face all the tome sucks alot. Also my poor pores. I still notice a bump on my bridge. Cant get upset about it since full results can take a year..but damn i hope it goes away :/ Tip is still swollen. I'll try to post maybe weekly updates moving forward...it's a slow process. I miss being able to wear my glasses already...and spicy food..

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    gimmeaC  Jun 07, 2020

    The nose pain continues to improve. Drainage has slowed. Sometimes I have a dull headache, sometimes it stings when I clean the sutures. I'm still barely bruised and just a tiny bit swollen around my eyes, i continue to take the arnica for this. Still cleaning 2-3x a day and spraying. I showered below the shoulders today. I did get dizzy/lightheaded when cleaning my sutures again which is odd but something to look out for. I'm still eating mostly softs just because I'm scared to chew drastically. I'm making this weird snoring noise while sleeping and keep waking myself up doing it. I'm still sleeping with the humidifier since my mouth still gets very dry and sleeping on my lawnchair because I'm still nervous ill roll onto my face while sleeping. Followup for cast removal Thursday / day 5

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    gimmeaC  Jun 07, 2020

    My entire life I've always wanted to get my nose fixed. My family tends to carry a special trait of a big nose and I've always been horrified by my side profile. As I've gotten older in addition to the way it looks it's functionality has begun to dwindle significantly. The bridge was high and the skin was thin so every time I inhaled it just collapsed on itself. I would get short of breath when eating because Ijust can't seem to breath. This year I finally was ready to take the plunge! Initially I had hoped to be able to help my cost by going through my insurance to cover the breathing component. Unfortunately I have an HMO and they would not allow me to see the facial specialist I was recommended by many. I decided to meet the doc the assigned me anyways to feel him out. I knew within moments I was not a fan. He was abrupt, seemed annoyed at my questions and just gave me a bad vibe. For my breathing fixing he wanted to remove some of my turbinates, do a septoplasty and put in cartilage supports to support my bridge. This all seemed to make sense to me so they said they would type up a quote and that insurance would cover the breathing elements. When they gave me my quote my stomach dropped. Just for the cosmetic portion they wanted 11,000. I asked the nurse if this was typical. I had been quoted 5500 back when I lived in IL so was not expecting this - even for California prices. The nurse said the doc was the head surgeon and very good at what he does but it was definitely on the high end. At this time I decided to get a second opinion with the MDthat multiple people recommend and was a facial plastic specialist - which made more sense anyways. It took a few more months to get into him and then Covid happened. I was finally able to do a Zoom consult in May. I immediately like him better. He was patient, didn't rush me and seemed happy to answer all of my questions. I told him what the initial doc had planned and this doc disagreed and believed it was overkill. He believed that by just lowering my hump and fixing my septum I would have a great improvement in breathing. He said the adding of cartilage grafts can create more problems than it fixes and he wouldn't want to do unless absolutely necessary. He also explained complications of removal of turbinates, elaborating that these have a special and important role to play in breathing when they humidify your air and that he would simply push them back a bit to preserve their functionality.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    gimmeaC  Jun 07, 2020

    Today I got my cast off! I was so nervous I would hate it and it would hurt but I was so ready and it was itching. He took it off and was surprised how little I bruised (barely at all) but said he is very particular about how he breaks the nose to avoid nasty bruising. Maybe it was the arnica too?! I'm definitely swollen though, especially the tip. He taught me this method of taping my nose down along my bridge to help assist my skin in forming to the new bone stricture. Because my skin is very thick this is harder and will take longer so every night i will put on the strips with pressure to force the skin down- DEFINITELY uncomfortable. When I shower I let it get wet then gently peel off. If I'm just chillin at home for the day I am to just leave the tape on. I am to do this 4 weeks and follow up. No more peroxide- one more day of ointment on stitches. Continue salt spray indefinitely. No scrubbing the nose. Stitches will dissolve. Low salt diet to prevent swelling. I still am to lay on my back when sleeping till my 4 week follow up which will be so so hard

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Shelle Wisdom May 25, 2020

    I had rhinoplasty and blepharplasty. I am happy with the results. Dr. Hilinski was responsive and available for email and phone consultations. He made me feel comfortable even though I was nervous.

  • Anonymous  Mar 03, 2020

    Excellent - would highly recommend to others. Well informed throughout the process. Dr. Hilinski is an excellent surgeon and attentive to ensuring best outcomes, office staff are also well informed, helpful and accessible.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 29, 2020

    From the very beginning of my rhinoplasty journey, Dr. Hilinski and his staff have been excellent from the moment I had my consultation back in 2018, all the way until now in 2020. I had my procedure done in late 2018, and a year and a half later I am loving my results! I come in from time to time to get follows up and they are great at making sure my recovery is going smoothly and I am making good progress ad it takes a lot of patience to rechieve the final result. I would highly recommend his team to my fellow friends who are interested in getting a plastic surgery.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Susan Scheurer Feb 20, 2020

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  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Elizabeth Scamahorn Feb 17, 2020

    No comment given

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 15, 2020

    I love Dr. Hilinski because he is conservative and take an approach to make you look very natural and not overdone.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 13, 2020

    Wonderful experience from interactions with everyone to the end result of my procedure.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 11, 2020

    Amazing care has been taken to make my ears look normal again very satisfied with the overall procedure.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 08, 2020

    Dr. Hilinski is an expert in facial cosmetic surgery. I have had a great experience with him and would recommend him to anyone who is thinking of getting a cosmetic surgical procedure done on their face. My particular case required 2 otoplasty procedures unfortunately, but Dr. Hilinski took the time to make sure it was what I wanted/would be happy with! The staff is kind and welcoming. very well done :)

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    anthony rodriguez Feb 04, 2020

    Like one of my favorite songs from miss Toni Braxton "breath again breath again now I can finally breath again" hahahahaha thanks Doc!!!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jan 31, 2020

    This is my first time getting any type of injection and I must say that I am overjoyed with the results. I am ecstatic to have found a surgeon who knows how to inject properly and is all about looking natural. Dr. Hilinski is a fantastic doctor with excellent bedside manner. He answers any questions I have thoroughly and without judgment.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jan 26, 2020

    Overall I had an amazing experience. Staff has been super nice and helpful. Doctor has been very professional and informative. Results are amazing!!!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jan 24, 2020

    Overall satisfied with results. One procedure needed 2nd pass which was scheduled and preformed Doctor and staff very professional and pleasant.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Jessica Sanders Jan 24, 2020

    Best practice I’ve ever been to. I love the doc and love the treatments. High quality, accommodating, friendly staff, easy parking, knowledgeable. I’ve been going here for years for various treatments. Most notably, I had two rhinoplasty operations before Dr. Hilinski and went to him for a third. He worked his magic and I gotta say it takes a true master to fix what I had going on. A little pricey, but the expertise is worth it. I’ve possibly been called high maintenance and hard to please, but this practice does everything right. Truly top notch. No complaints from me and I will be back!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jan 16, 2020

    The staff is always extremely friendly and welcoming and the procedures are always conducted with the utmost care.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jan 16, 2020

    The results of my nose is amazing. I never imagined how much it would change my overall confidence ultimately changing my life. Dr. Hilinski is amazing. He strives for natural looking beautiful results that fit your unique face. The results went beyond my expectation. I love my new look and the Hilinski staff.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jan 13, 2020

    The results of my procedure were better than anticipated and the staff/ Dr. Hilinski were knowledge and very personable.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jan 04, 2020

    Dr. Hilinski has excellent communication skills and technical surgical skills. I would highly recommend!!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Dec 17, 2019

    Great experience with doctor and staff.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Dec 09, 2019

    Extremely pleased with my rhinoplasty, there was a drastic improvement in the appearance of my nose. Very happy!! :).

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Nov 26, 2019

    My experience is amazing, Dr. Hilinski and staff are very thorough in regards of the process and expectations. Answered all my questions and concerns, made me feel very comfortable. That is why I chose this clinic to proceed with my surgery. I am profoundly pleased in the environment and the professionalism with the whole staff. If possible give everyone a raise if applicable, lol. Thank you all for your meticulous time and efforts I sincerely appreciate it!!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Nov 20, 2019

    Dr. Hilinski is a kind and honest doctor. I have had the best results!! His staff is always kind and prompt with scheduling me in.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Nov 18, 2019

    I love this practice. I wish my results of my procedure were better. I have had to get several steroid injections due to a raised are on my right side of my nose, and some indentation on the left. I think Dr. Hilinski is an incredible surgeon, and I realize that sometimes these things happen after surgery, and during the healing process. Love the staff and the entire office vibe. Very friendly and relaxed, but professional.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Nov 14, 2019

    My experience with my surgery was very good, a bite of discomfort, the first 3days were the worst but after that it got better. My results are amazing, it's been almost 2 months and i look great no loose skin at all, i cannot stop looking my self at the mirror. Dr. Hilinski is an excellent surgeon, his staff is very professional. I would sincerely recommend any one that is looking to have surgery done to talk with Dr. Hilinski.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Nov 07, 2019

    Dr. Hilinksi is wonderful, very patient and sweet and i love my result from my revison rhinoplasty he did. He and his staff are amazing and always accommodating.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Nov 06, 2019

    Dr. Hilinski is an extremely talented surgeon! He looked at me for just a few seconds and already had the vision of exactly what needs to get done. I am beyond pleased with my results and would recommend Dr. Hilinski in a heartbeat! The staff is also wonderful and informative as well! Hands down one of the most talented surgeons I have met.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Oct 29, 2019

    I am extremely happy with the results of my operations here at Hilinski Plastic Surgery. I had a deviated septum that was affecting my breathing for a long time before I decided to take care of it. After deciding to go through with one big surgery and one mini touch up, I can actually breath through my nose comfortably and I have not been getting sinus infections almost every month like I was before. I would definitely recommend that anyone interested in fixing something about themselves should come here.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Oct 10, 2019

    Everyone is so helpful and sweet and made my procedure very easy and seamless.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Oct 04, 2019

    My experience with Dr. Hilinski has been nothing but positive. I picked him based on the results he has achieved with other patients and the reviews on all his social/review platforms. Because a rhinoplasty is such a permanent and noticeable procedure, I did hours/days/weeks of research over the course of 2 years to find the perfect doctor. I found Dr. Hilinski coincidentally through a negative Yelp review of an LA based plastic surgeon, where a patient had a failed rhinoplasty with the LA based surgeon and sought a revision rhinoplasty with Dr. Hilinksi in San Diego to fix her nose, and she raved about her experience. I met with several other facial plastic surgeons following my initial consult with Dr. Hilinski, just to make sure I was thorough in my research, but it was clear he was the best fit. I trusted his confidence at my consultation to give me the results I was looking for, and I could not be happier with my outcome! If I could do the experience all over again, I would not change a thing.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Oct 03, 2019

    I had great experience. Everyone in the office was very nice and helpful. Scheduling appointments was very easy. I am very happy with my overall results. Doctor Hilinski was very knowledgeable and I felt comfortable and taken care of from beginning to the last appointment

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Oct 01, 2019

    I am very happy with my procedure results. Dr. Hilinski and the staff were very responsive and helpful before, during, and after the procedure. They provided me with a lot of helpful information that made me feel comfortable entrusting my care in their hands. I had met a few other doctors but none made me feel as comfortable or confident with their care.

  • 4 out of 5 Stars

    Becky Lacasa Sep 26, 2019

    Excellent customer service, and bedside manners :). All staff are very professional compassionate and very accommodating. Awesome experience

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Sep 13, 2019

    From the minute I walked into the door, the staff made me feel comfortable, and throughout the entire procedure. In addition, the follow-up care was completely thorough.

  • Anonymous  Sep 06, 2019

    Excellent - would highly recommend. Office is professional, procedure went off without a hitch, staff make you feel at home.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Aug 27, 2019

    Very diligent/proactive staff that is very knowledgable. The doctors are also personable and informative as well. I felt very comfortable with all the procedures and office visits. They also resolved issues with my insurance which I really appreciate.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Aug 24, 2019

    Very kind and has a conservative approach which is great.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Aug 14, 2019

    My experience here at Dr. Hilinski's has been great. The staff is super nice and attentive. I immediately felt confident in choosing Dr. Hilinski because of his knowledge, experience, and patience. The procedure went smoothly and at 3 months my results are exactly what he promised me and better than I hoped for.

  • 4 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Aug 10, 2019

    Staff and doctor are very professional and the doctor achieved expected results. I also like that I still look like myself.

  • Anonymous  Aug 06, 2019

    I am so happy with my new nose, my only regret is not doing it 10 years earlier! Dr. Hilinski and staff are wonderful consummate professionals. If I have to nitpick, I do wish the slight residual cartilage indentation at the very tip of my nose were not visible- but I have extremely thin skin, and it's only in certain light. Similarly, I had two residual bony bumps rasped down 11 months post-op, and I would have been happier without them, but that is just the reality you face with rhinoplasty. The rasping procedure was far easier and more painless than I expected! I cannot wait to see the final results after the swelling comes down.

  • Anonymous  Aug 03, 2019

    Very pleased with my results! My experience was as described. Procedure and recovery went very well. Staff was very responsive pre and post procedure. My experience with staff, the Dr. and team has been exceptional.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    sandiegosurgery  Aug 03, 2019

    Okay! Update. So just wanted to clarify I am updating as I go so others know it is a process. I had an ethnic rhinoplasty. I have thicker skin than average, especially near the tip. It is said that thicker skin heals slower than normal. I am being patient. I have provided a photo that shows a comparison of my front view from 8/15 (left) vs 8/19 (right). As you can see my front view does look asymmetrical, BUT my nose is still changing and will continue to do so over time. You can see what a difference 4 days made. My nose has much more definition than it did on Thursday. I will not know if it stays uneven until I am fully recovered. My side view looks great. I like it a lot, it looks very natural and is subtle as I asked. Any further updates I will add later on. Any questions let me know :D

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    sandiegosurgery  Aug 02, 2019

    I’d also like to add that it only looks asymmetrical from a certain angle, so I’m really hoping it evens out :’( lol. pray for me

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    sandiegosurgery  Aug 02, 2019

    I had always been self conscious of my nose. Although I don't think my nose had been all that ugly, and was never bullied for it, I saw the imperfections and wanted to change it. I am scared to see the results, but I thought I can keep whoever is reading this updated! :)

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jul 25, 2019

    Could not be more pleased with result of cancer reconstruction.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jul 24, 2019

    At almost 4 months postop, I am very satisfied with my results and things are still healing. Dr. Hilinski and his staff are very professional and the procedure went as expected.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jul 21, 2019

    The results of my procedure fit what i wanted perfectly and my overall experience was amazing. I would rate the doctor and staff at a 10 on a scale of 1-10 because everyone was extremely helpful, caring, and excellent.

  • Anonymous  Jul 19, 2019

    I went to Dr. Hilinski in May 2019 for an earlobe revision due to sagging earlobes from excessive piercings. I could not have been happier with my decision ! I did a ton of research on surgeons who specialize in earlobe revision or wedge reduction and came across his name several times. This isnt a complicated surgery but I really wanted someone who knew / had experience with this. Dr . Hilinski and his staff are so professional and welcoming. He even re-pierced my ears after they were done healing and i could not be happier with the results !!!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jul 04, 2019

    Excellent Dr and staff and very pleased on nose results. Dr. Hilinski is the BEST!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jul 04, 2019

    Very happy with my experience

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jul 01, 2019

    Natural results. Exceeded my expectations. Treated me like family! Would highly recommend to anyone!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Margaret Kennedy Jul 01, 2019

    I highly recommend Dr. HIlinski and his office staff. I’ve had a major procedure with a facelift and laser peel and look awesome! Dr. Hilinski has had me come in for several follow up appointments and I am very satisfied with the results.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Maria Ferguson Jun 20, 2019

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  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jun 12, 2019

    Excellent care. Dr. Hilinski has been amazing from my very first visit and continues to be. He is very personable, always informative and answers all my questions. I am very pleased with all the procedures I have received from Botox to fillers and my surgery as well. My results are incredible. Wonderful caring staff as well.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Brittany Hebert Jun 07, 2019

    Could not expect anything better.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jun 05, 2019

    Referred by Dr. Cyrus Torchinsky for deviated septum repair. Primary goal acheived: I can breath!! Bonus: my nose is now version 2.0, natural and suits me perfectly.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    jt s Jun 05, 2019

    Dr. Hilinski is a master at his craft. I trusted my face to him and am very happy I did. Highly recommend dermatologist and facial plastic surgeon.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Imaginative8203  Jun 04, 2019

    I was self couscous about my ear size since I was a child (40 now). They were very large (top to bottom) and over 12cm larger than the average ear. I was teased my whole life about it and thought there was no solution until I found Dr. Hilinski. I recently had Macrotia surgery done to correct and resize/reshape the ears and while very nervous was anxious to put a life long issue behind me. I traveled to San Diego and the surgery was fairly painless. I only felt slight mild pain on the numbing injections (2/10 on the pain scale) and the surgery was done in less than a couple hours. I did not need to take more than one pain pill for the first night only to help me sleep. The dressings were removed 3 days later and swelling was minimal. I can say that the results were nothing short of amazing.. I cannot believe how nice the shape is of my ears and how much better they fit my facial features. The only regret I have is not doing it sooner. Within 7 days I could be seen in public without anyone being able to detect anything. I am so glad that I was able to find a doc like Dr. Hilinski who literally took a weight off my shoulders that I had been suffering with since I was a kid. Scarring is also healing very well and looks like it would be hardly noticeable when fully healed. I am at 3 weeks post op. Dr. Hilinski is not only a great Doc but a person who seems really caring about his patients and their needs. I cannot thank him and his staff more for the great treatments and friendly atmosphere in the office. Again my only regret... that I didn't do it sooner. Thank you so much!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jun 03, 2019

    Kellie is very professional and made me feel very comfortable. She understood my concerns and gave me her professional opinion. The staff was also very friendly.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  May 17, 2019

    Great job. Very happy with my results.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  May 17, 2019

    Dr. Hilinski has been amazing during this whole time. He has never given up and has exceeded my expectations. He has gone above and beyond on everything and has tried everything possible to get the best results, no matter how long it would take. The staff is very careing and professional. Best doctor and staff hands down! He cares about your journey through this and will always watch for your best interest!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  May 16, 2019

    The entire staff was super nice and everything went smoothly during recovery. Results look great and will look better when swelling goes down. Dr. Hilinksi is amazing.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  May 15, 2019

    Good experience. Results were amazing. The best part is the fact that no one really notices, but compliments me on how great I look. Thanks all...!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  May 15, 2019

    Friendly and welcoming staff. Dr Hilinski does not overdo the Botox. Always come out looking natural. .

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  May 12, 2019

    I am very happy with the result, dr. Hilinski truly is a miracle worker, overall I had a great experience, terrific office, staff are friendly and helpful

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  May 11, 2019

    Doctor Hilinski has provided me with the most genuine care when dealing with my concerns. I trust him with his recommendations on my procedure , overall I have had a great experience under his care.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  May 09, 2019

    Dr. Hilinski is amazing! Extremely satisfied with my procedure.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  May 04, 2019

    Wonderful experience from start to finish. Loved having my surgery in-house, it was very comfortable and low-stress. Dr. Hilinksi is great and made me feel like I was in good hands. And I am so happy with the results of my turbinate reduction. I can breathe again and am so happy I had the surgery! I was nervous before but so glad I went with Dr. Hilinksi, he and his staff are the best.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  May 02, 2019

    Results are fabulous and friendly staff .

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  May 01, 2019

    Dr Hilinski is an amazing doctor. He is friendly, honest and thorough. I felt confident I chose the best doctor for my procedures. I would highly recommend him. The staff is also great, always prompt. Appointments were always on time and everyone is very helpful.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  May 01, 2019

    Dr. Hilinksi and his staff are excellent in all regards. Everyone was professional, courteous and thourough in their communications. Dr. Hilinski is knowledagble, experienced and detail oriented. He addresses your concerns and does not try and sell you on procedures for issues you did not come in to discusss. I will, and already have, recommended him to friends.

  • Anonymous  Apr 26, 2019

    I had a procedure done by Dr. Hilinski in 2008 and returned due to my high level of satisfaction with his and the team's services then. I am pleased with the recommendations now and will continue to return.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Ben Aydt Apr 26, 2019

    Dr. Hilinski helped fix my nose, and I can finally breathe with no effort. His staff is helpful and friendly, and they make you feel at home. Overall a great experience. I would definitely recommend to anyone.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Apr 24, 2019

    I find this doctor and practice very professional, warm, and helpful. I truly trust the doctor and his efforts. He is very patient, honest, and kind. I have always been treated with respect here. He definitely took care of my concerns.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Apr 17, 2019

    Results beyond what I had even hoped for. Phenomenal experience with Dr. Hilinski and all of his wonderful staff.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Apr 16, 2019

    Dr. Hilinski and his staff have been amazing. I have had the best care and results. He and everyone at the office have made me feel very comfortable at every visit and with any follow up care. Dr. Hilinski is really personable and makes himself available which has been nice to feel like you can contact him with your concerns. I would recommend him to anyone. I love my results and feel very confident in him and his team. Thank you!!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Apr 07, 2019

    Total satisfaction with all procedures Dr. Hilinski has performed on my nose. He is a great communicator and artist.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Apr 02, 2019

    I love my nose job. It is very very subtle, but does look way better (crazy how you can have both!).

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    madssays  Apr 02, 2019

    Excellent results and great care and service!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    mads says Mar 29, 2019

    Excellent results and great care and service!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Mar 28, 2019

    All the staff is very supportive, kind, ad helpful! They are all very genuine and caring about the patient's needs.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Andrea Bennett Mar 21, 2019

    Very happy with everything!!! Everyone takes great care of me and are all so nice. Highly recommend!!!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Mar 18, 2019

    Excellent. Great results. Also, thanks for squeezing me into your schedule in 2018 at the last minute.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    barry hacker Mar 16, 2019

    Saw Dr Hilinski for a follow up issue of a recent surgery he did for me. He knew exactly what the problem was and took care of it in about five minutes. He was his caring, expert self as always. And his staff made me feel as welcome as the first time I saw them. Can’t thank Dr. Hilinski enough for everything.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    barry hacker Mar 15, 2019

    No comment given

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Mar 09, 2019

    Everyone here is awesome. I am a long time patient and always feel very well taken care of!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    martina birkner Mar 08, 2019

    The best! Superb skill level and the nicest person. Wouldn’t go to anyone else. The office staff is amazing!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    J.L.  Mar 07, 2019

    I could not be happier with my results for revision rhinoplasty. I was extremely upset after my initial rhinoplasty performed by another doctor. Dr. Hilinski's work is amazing, my results are very natural and it looks as though never had any work on my nose.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Mar 06, 2019

    Always a pleasure! I have known John for many years, would not think of going anywhere else for services. And his staff it the best!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 28, 2019

    I had a visit here to look at the location of a surgery I had done a while ago. I came in 15 minutes early and was attended right away. It was very quick and Dr. Hilinski was very helpful with the concern I had. Overall it was a very positive experience.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 25, 2019

    After searching for a doctor that could perform an otoplasty procedure that would reduce the size of my ears versus 'pinning' them, I found Dr. John Hilinski. The results are stunning! None of my family or friends even know I had a procedure performed and my ears look naturally symmetrical and beautiful. Dr. Hilinski exceeded my expectations and I would absolutely recommend him.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    jay hardway Feb 22, 2019

    Hello, my name is Steven and I underwent Dr. Hilinski's ear reduction procedure, before this procedure I was really self conscious about the size of my ears as I had never seen anyone else with the size of ears that I had; I would constantly cover my ears with long haircuts, but one day I decided that I was tired of hiding my ears with long hairstyle and came across Dr. Hilinski's practice. I got to admit that at first I had my doubt as he was the only one in my area that specialized in such a practice however my doubts were put to rest when I saw the before and after results of his many happy patients. After my procedure I was extremely pleased with the end result even with current brusing my ears look significantly smaller and now I don't have to be afraid to try short haircuts. Its definitely a life changer for sure, now I can definitely be more confident in social situations.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    R.L.  Feb 21, 2019

    Excellent and thorough. TRUE EXPECTATIONS.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 15, 2019

    I am very happy with the results of my surgery, and appreciate the friendly staff, and atmosphere.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Carla Garcia Feb 14, 2019

    No comment given

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Ramon Nours Feb 13, 2019

    An excellent Dr. Really glad took my daughter to him. He’s an artist, and a wonderful surgeon. When it came to follow up appointments, he made sure that my daughter was totally happy... and she is! Would totally recommend him to family, friends, and anyone else! Wish could give him more stars!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 08, 2019

    Very helpful, took the time to answer all my questions. The pre-op prep was clear and I liked that it was done well in advance, then a check in a few days before, then a post-op check in a couple days after.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 07, 2019

    I always appreciate the warm staff and upbeat office. Dr. Hilinski is always kind and conversational no matter how busy he is-which is great!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Feb 03, 2019

    Dr Hilinski listened to all my needs and my outcome exceeded my expectations.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jan 21, 2019

    Dr. Hilinski is a great Facial Plastic Surgeon he listens to and addresses your concerns. He explains what can be done and allows you to make the decision. He is very kind and has a great sense of humor! He is staff is great and they are very knowledgeable. He and his staff get 5 stars from me!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jan 20, 2019

    Highly recommend Dr. Hillinski!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Mary Kalil Jan 20, 2019

    This review is long overdue! Dr. Hilinski is honestly the best!! I chose him for many reasons! He is known for being the TOP Facial Plastic Surgeon for Rhinoplasty and Revisions but he’s also Double Board Certified and specializes in Head/Neck and ENT! He knows and does it all! Education and experience is a huge factor for me when choosing a surgeon in any aspect, especially when it comes to my face! It’s so important to pick a surgeon that specializes in the specific region you are looking to address/change/fix/enhance. I LOVED that he attended Harvard Medical School! After graduation, he completed a General Surgery internship followed by a Head and Neck Surgery RESIDENCY at UCSD Medical Center. Through residency, focused his efforts exclusively on surgery of the face and neck. This was all extremely impressive to me and important when making my decision! Can you say over-achiever?! I couldn’t be happier with my decision! I had Rhinoplasty about 18 years prior in my younger years. (I was 23 and had my Revision at 41) My breathing was becoming an issue; not only in my fitness life but it was affecting many aspects of my life. I literally couldn’t breathe well and became a night mouth-breather. Also, the shape of my nose and the tip was changing as well which also started bothering me. I started noticing changes in pictures and the mirror. I didn’t know why this was all happening and it turned out that I had a major collapsed nasal valve along with a lot of other problems! Who knew!? I can’t tell you how detailed and thorough Dr. Hilinski was from the very beginning! Since Day 1, He took his time to really see what was going on and explain things to me so well! He explained that I might need extra cartilage taken from one area (for me it was the back of my ear) to build and reshape my nose on the inside and explained what it all entailed! I think had I went to a different/regular Plastic Surgeon (not ENT/Head/Face/Neck, not HIM), they would have just performed a textbook rhinoplasty for the aesthetic portion of the problem and made my nose pretty, without addressing and fixing the more important internal and functional portion- the parts you can’t see! I’m SO lucky to have found him and couldn’t be happier with my results! It wasn’t a piece of cake surgery but his hands are MAGIC and he really took care of me! I’m not a doctor so I can’t go into all the medical terms, but in simple terms, my surgery evolved around nasal valve repair and Septoplasty following the prior attempted nose reconstruction. So I had an amazing revision and a much needed repair! My nose is not only perfect (in my opinion and from what everyone tells me) but it functions SO MUCH BETTER! I can run and do HIIT along with my other workouts without struggling to breathe, turning bright red or getting fatigued because of lack of oxygen from proper breathing! I’m a personal trainer so this is all extra important to me. And… bonus, it’s SO pretty! In addition to fixing all the internal components, he made it really attractive and well suited to my face:) His follow-up is amazing! Lots of photos are taken throughout the process and lots of follow-up appointments are made! He really sticks with you in the long run and truly cares about your progress- I love that about him! He office staff- ALL OF THEM- have been the same for years and they are all amazing, sweet, caring and professional. I have sent at least 10 people to him and they were ALL happy with their results and experience! He is super intelligent, patient, kind, caring, professional and has an incredible background. Like I said, Magic Hands- The Fixer. Do some research on him- you’ll be impressed! I absolutely recommend Dr. Hilinski! Thank you Dr. Hillinski for everything- you are the best and I’m very grateful!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Jan 20, 2019

    This review is long overdue! Dr. Hilinski is honestly the best!! I chose him for many reasons! He is known for being the TOP Facial Plastic Surgeon for Rhinoplasty and Revisions but he’s also Double Board Certified and specializes in Head/Neck and ENT! He knows and does it all! Education and experience is a huge factor for me when choosing a surgeon in any aspect, especially when it comes to my face! It’s so important to pick a surgeon that specializes in the specific region you are looking to address/change/fix/enhance. I LOVED that he attended Harvard Medical School! After graduation, he completed a General Surgery internship followed by a Head and Neck Surgery RESIDENCY at UCSD Medical Center. Through residency, focused his efforts exclusively on surgery of the face and neck. This was all extremely impressive to me and important when making my decision! Can you say over-achiever?! I couldn’t be happier with my decision! I had Rhinoplasty about 18 years prior in my younger years. (I was 23 and had my Revision at 41) My breathing was becoming an issue; not only in my fitness life but it was affecting many aspects of my life. I literally couldn’t breathe well and became a night mouth-breather. Also, the shape of my nose and the tip was changing as well which also started bothering me. I started noticing changes in pictures and the mirror. I didn’t know why this was all happening and it turned out that I had a major collapsed nasal valve along with a lot of other problems! Who knew!? I can’t tell you how detailed and thorough Dr. Hilinski was from the very beginning! Since Day 1, He took his time to really see what was going on and explain things to me so well! He explained that I might need extra cartilage taken from one area (for me it was the back of my ear) to build and reshape my nose on the inside and explained what it all entailed! I think had I went to a different/regular Plastic Surgeon (not ENT/Head/Face/Neck, not HIM), they would have just performed a textbook rhinoplasty for the aesthetic portion of the problem and made my nose pretty, without addressing and fixing the more important internal and functional portion- the parts you can’t see! I’m SO lucky to have found him and couldn’t be happier with my results! It wasn’t a piece of cake surgery but his hands are MAGIC and he really took care of me! I’m not a doctor so I can’t go into all the medical terms, but in simple terms, my surgery evolved around nasal valve repair and Septoplasty following the prior attempted nose reconstruction. So I had an amazing revision and a much needed repair! My nose is not only perfect (in my opinion and from what everyone tells me) but it functions SO MUCH BETTER! I can run and do HIIT along with my other workouts without struggling to breathe, turning bright red or getting fatigued because of lack of oxygen from proper breathing! I’m a personal trainer so this is all extra important to me. And… bonus, it’s SO pretty! In addition to fixing all the internal components, he made it really attractive and well suited to my face:) His follow-up is amazing! Lots of photos are taken throughout the process and lots of follow-up appointments are made! He really sticks with you in the long run and truly cares about your progress- I love that about him! He office staff- ALL OF THEM- have been the same for years and they are all amazing, sweet, caring and professional. I have sent at least 10 people to him and they were ALL happy with their results and experience! He is super intelligent, patient, kind, caring, professional and has an incredible background. Like I said, Magic Hands- The Fixer. Do some research on him- you’ll be impressed! I absolutely recommend Dr. Hilinski! Thank you Dr. Hilinski for everything- you are the best and I’m very grateful!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Brenda Barnaby Jan 18, 2019

    Dr H and Kelly are the best. The support team is always on top of things and helpful.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Tiffany Taft Dec 09, 2018

    Dr. Hilinski and his staff have been nothing short of wonderful. It has been a year now since my rhinoplasty and I absolutely love my nose! I feel as though Dr. H listened to 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

    Elisa Tahmisian Dec 08, 2018

    Dr. John Hilinski is absolutely the most skilled artistic plastic surgeon in the world!! If I had to travel to see him I would. No joke! I had rhinoplasty with him 6 almost 7 years ago and I cannot tell you how happy I am with my results. I love my new nose. Not only did he perfect my nose, he's also perfected my 11's with Botox. Botox in the past with other doctors had not worked for me and Dr Hilinski used less with a better outcome. He'll always be my first choice. He and his staff are professional yet friendly. He's the real deal. You will not be disappointed when choosing him for your plastic surgery needs.

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Chloe Baker Dec 06, 2018

    Kellie is an absolute gem! I wanted some very conservative under eye filler and botox in my forehead and she completely understood and injected accordingly. My before and afters were so incredible - very subtle to others, but I saw the immediate difference. I could not be happier, my face looks so amazing. Kellie is the best!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    cc81  Nov 23, 2018

    Last January (1/2018) I had an otoplasty/ear pinning, AND macrotia procedure performed by Dr. Hilinski. I had always been very self conscious about the amount to which my ears stuck out and the overall size of them. Kind of thought of them as elf ears. Dr. Hilinksi was excellent in discussing with me how the procedure would go and what to expect. I was and am extremely happy with the results. To be honest most people in my life told me that my ears were fine and that I didn't need to have the surgery but after they saw the results EVERY SINGLE PERSON said "Oh wow! Yeah they look so much better!". I was so pleased with the entire experience, care, and results provided by Dr. Hilinski that I am also having him perform my Rhinoplasty revision in less than two weeks. He's also doing a small adjustment on my ears from the first operation. Not a big deal at all, just something that I personally wanted tweaked that he graciously agreed to do. To give you an idea of how great I think Dr. Hilinski is, the doctor who performed my rhinoplasty was willing to do the revision and it basically would have been free of charge, my cost would've only been the anaesthetics but I chose instead to go to Dr. Hilinski for my rhinoplasty revision and pay a full price. That is how much I trust Dr. Hilinski and how highly I think of him, his work, and his staff. There are so many doctors to choose from out there and I am incredibly thankful that I found him! The end result highlights.... Was Ear Pinning and Macrotia worth it: 100% Would I do it again: 100% Would I go to Dr. Hilinksi again: 100%

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    Anonymous  Nov 20, 2018

    I had always been super self conscious about my nose so I finally decided to do something about it! Dr. Hilinksi gave me the nose I’ve always wanted! Legitimately one of the best decisions of my life. Eternally grateful for his surgical talent!

  • 5 out of 5 Stars

    SDLady123  Nov 19, 2018

    I had always been super self conscious about my nose so I finally decided to do something about it! Dr. Hilinksi gave me the nose I’ve always wanted. Legitimately one of the best decisions of my life. Eternally grateful for his surgical talent!

  • 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

    SunnyCarter  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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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.

  • 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

    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

    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  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

    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  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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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

    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  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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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  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  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

  • 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 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

    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

    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

    Bestdoc4me  May 04, 2011

    See comments...highly recommend!

  • 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  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  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  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.

  • 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  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

    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

    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

    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.

  • 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

    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.