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Does Coolsculpting Actually Work?

We get asked all the time from prospective patients - does Coolsculpting actually work? Can you really freeze fat away without having liposuction surgery? It almost sounds way too good to be true. But it isn't! Just take a look at this case example provided here, which visually demonstrates to you that Coolsculpting actually does work to freeze fat away - and can do so with fairly dramatic improvement. This 77 year old female from... Continue Reading
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Pinning Effect of Ear Reduction

Here is a great 2 minute video that shows how Dr. Hilinski can make the ear look pinned back using macrotia ear reduction surgery technique. So many patients who have excessively big ears end up undergoing traditional otoplasty surgery, or ear pinning. Unfortunately, many of these patients end up in our office still unhappy with their excessively large ears. That is because ear pinning can help make the ear look a little less prominent from... Continue Reading
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Ear Pinning Expert

Who does more otoplasty, or ear pinning, than any other facial plastic surgeon in San Diego? Our guess is that Dr. John Hilinski performs ear pinning surgery more frequently than all other plastic surgeons here in town. If you look, for example, at his online photo gallery of otoplasty results, you will find that Dr. Hilinski has more real-life examples of ear pinning compared with most doctors in San Diego. Here is just one of... Continue Reading
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Exosomes in Plastic Surgery

We recently had a series of inquiries from prospective patients who wanted to have 'exosome' cosmetic treatment. Given this recent trend (as of late 2020), we decided to post on our blog here to shed a little light on the whole concept of exosome treatment in plastic surgery. What Are Exosomes? So what are exosomes? They are microscopic particles that get released from a cell and, simply put, signal surrounding cells to change their biological... Continue Reading
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Excess Neck Fat

One of the most common procedures performed in all of plastic surgery is liposuction. This procedure is also known as lipocontouring since it utilizes liposuction technique to remove excess fat while contouring the neckline. This young male patient came to Dr. Hilinski desiring to have a more defined jaw and neck. He was most bothered by the accumulation of excess fatty tissue under his chin and along this jawline. Despite his best efforts to reduce... Continue Reading
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Evening Out Upper Eyelids

So many patients who undergo upper eyelid lift surgery also have issues with asymmetry. Meaning, one eyelid is usually much heavier than the other and can draw even more unwanted attention to an already concerning area. Here is a great example of just that - a San Diego patient who had excess upper eyelid skin on both sides but had more droopy skin on her left upper eyelid. She consulted with Dr. Hilinski about a... Continue Reading
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Amazing Eyelid Rejuvenation

Check out these amazing eyelid rejuvenation results obtained by one of San Diego's leading blepharoplasty surgeons, Dr. John Hilinski. This female patient in her 40s wanted to have the heavy eyelid skin removed to give her a more rested look. As you can see in her preoperative photos, there is a significant amount of excess, weighted, loose eyelid skin that literally drapes over her eyelashes. Dr. Hilinski recommended an upper blepharoplasty (pronounced blef-R-O-plasty) to carefully... Continue Reading
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Medical Spa Services in San Diego

Did you know that - in addition to cosmetic facial surgery - our office offers a full complement of medical spa services to patients throughout San Diego? Under the direction and guidance of Dr. Hilinski, our medical spa performs a host of non-surgical cosmetic enhancement procedures. By far, the most popular of all the medspa treatments is Botox and Dysport. But dermal filler treatments, such as Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse and Bellafill are also done on... Continue Reading
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Facial Slimming Treatment

Did you know that Botox can be used as a fantastic non-surgical facial slimming treatment? Well, it can be! Many cosmetic patients are bothered by an overly wide face that can be attributed to hyperactive facial muscles. In particular, this is from a masseter muscle that is overly active and bulky. This is especially prominent in some female patients. In the adjacent photo diagram, you can see this for yourself where this female patient from... Continue Reading
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TMJ Treatment

Over the years, Botox has become increasingly popular as an adjunct treatment for San Diego patients who suffer from symptoms of TMJ. One of the stronger muscles involved in TMJ disorder is the masseter muscle - a rectangular-shaped muscle that sits over the side of the jaw as is shown diagrammatically in the adjacent photo. It is the masseter muscle that commonly contributes to problems related to TMJ disorder - which includes chronic, recurrent pain... Continue Reading
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Having Smaller Ears is Possible!

We just had to post this personal account of a patient who came to see Dr. Hilinski to get her ears made smaller in size. We are so honored to be part of these life-changing operations for patients like her!! 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... Continue Reading
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Video Testimonial

Want to know what it is like to have your ears made smaller in size? Ever consider having cosmetic ear reduction surgery, but weren't so sure what to expect? Take a look at this eye-opening interview and expose on macrotia ear reduction surgery that was focused on one of Dr. Hilinski's own patients. She was so happy with the outcome of her surgery to make her new, designer ears that she helped in the production... Continue Reading
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Liposuction for Chipmunk Cheeks?

Some patients have asked whether or not liposuction can be used to reduce chipmunk cheeks. Unfortunately, the answer is no - liposuction is not a viable option for treating the buccal fat pad. This has to do with the fact that the buccal fat pad is surrounded by a number of important facial structures, which would be put at risk of being damaged by the liposuction device. In addition, the buccal fat pad is comprised... Continue Reading

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