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Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Right for Me?

Typically, good candidates for laser skin resurfacing have a number of cosmetic concerns that can be treated simultaneously with our dynamic Lumenis® UltraPulse® Encore™ laser. With two configurations, this laser can be used to minimize the appearance of fine facial wrinkles, enhance skin tone, and improve texture. Since the laser encourages skin cell turnover, new collagen growth can tighten the skin, making skin resurfacing a beneficial procedure for patients seeking a non-surgical lift. Patients who... Continue Reading

What Are the Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Designed to rejuvenate the surface of the skin, laser skin resurfacing treatments use a distinctly different tactic than facelift procedures. While a facelift is best used to minimize the appearance of deep facial creases and folds, laser skin resurfacing can better address fine facial wrinkles. Since laser skin resurfacing is a non-surgical procedure, the recovery from these treatments can be both faster and easier. At our practice, Dr. John Hilinski uses the Lumenis® UltraPulse® Encore™... Continue Reading

Juvederm Lip Filler Treatment

Example of lip augmentation using Juvederm to give this young lady fuller, plumper, more shapely lips. A key to performing lip enhancement with injectable fillers like this is to always try and maintain a natural look. Contact our office today for a personalized consultation with Dr. Hilinski to see what filler (Juvederm, Restylane, the new Vollure) may be your best option to have more beautiful lips.
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Restylane Wrinkle Filler

It is no surprise to see how fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, help to improve the appearance of facial wrinkles. But here is a great visual of just how much improvement can be realized with this type of simple office-based procedure. This older, female patient would certainly have benefitted from a laser skin procedure, but didn't want to deal with the downtime. So she opted for a quick filler injection treatment done in the... Continue Reading

How Can I Tighten Skin on My Neck?

Loose or sagging skin along the jawline or neck can make a person look older than they actually are. This can occur even when the face itself does not show prominent signs of age. Although there are some laser and non-surgical techniques that can tighten the skin to some degree, the success of these methods can often be minimal. A neck lift is a surgical procedure designed to eliminate excess skin and tighten the remaining... Continue Reading

Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift?

A facelift is designed to reduce visible signs of aging, including facial wrinkles, sagging skin, and jowling. After the procedure, patients typically look years younger, enjoy a rejuvenated and rested appearance, and experience a boost in confidence. With so many benefits, facelift surgery is one of the most frequently requested facial plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States. If you are considering facelift surgery, a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon will determine if... Continue Reading

How Long Should Swelling and Numbness Last After a Facelift?

Since the facelift procedure is customized to address each patient’s unique needs, the recovery will vary depending upon the techniques used by the surgeon. Mild swelling and bruising should be expected after surgery, and isolated areas of facial numbness are not uncommon. However, most patients report discomfort instead of pain after the facelift procedure, which can be easily managed with oral pain medication. Within a week of surgery, postoperative swelling and bruising should begin to... Continue Reading
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Otoplasty Helical Rim Reshaping

This is a visual case example showing how otoplasty surgery can help correct a prominent helical rim contour. This patient had otoplasty surgery to pin the ears back, but he was bothered by the fact his helical rim continued to stick out just a bit. This is actually not unusual when it comes to cosmetic ear surgery and otoplasty. In order to address this problem, a procedure was performed under just local anesthesia. A short,... Continue Reading

Juvederm Lip Plumping

This patient had Juvederm lip filler to create a plumper, smoother lip contour. Like many younger patients her age, she started off with reasonable lip shape and volume. But she wanted to have even fuller lips. Juvederm is an excellent option that I use on a very regular basis to achieve results like those shown here - where the lips appear enhanced, yet they do not look excessively puffy. This is the essence of doing... Continue Reading

Male Rhinoplasty vs Female Rhinoplasty

Though the basics of rhinoplasty surgery are the same for men and women, the success of the procedure is dependent upon the artistic eye of your board-certified plastic surgeon. Men and women typically have different cosmetic goals when it comes to the shape and size of the nose. While women typically desire a smaller nose with more defined features and a slightly upturned tip, men often want a longer nose with a higher bridge and... Continue Reading

Why Rhinoplasty May be Better Than the Non-Surgical Nose Job

Recently, there has been some buzz about changing the shape of the nose without the need for rhinoplasty surgery. While non-surgical alternatives are often attractive due to lower costs and shorter recovery times, they may not always be the better option in the long run. In some cases, in order to change the shape of the nose without surgery, it requires a great deal of dermal filler to build up the bridge of the nose... Continue Reading

Macrotia (Scapha Reduction) Case Example

When it comes to making a large ear smaller, I happen to be one of the few surgeons in the country who does this on a regular basis. This is termed macrotia surgery - also known as scapha reduction since the actual scapha is made to be smaller. Keep in mind this is totally unlike ear pinning, or otoplasty, surgery where the ear is essentially brought closer to the side of the head. Macrotia (scapha... Continue Reading

Facelift Necklift Rejuvenation

Despite all the latest fillers and laser devices being advertised out there in 2016, there is no substitute for a beautifully performed lower face and upper neck lift. This patient here exemplifies what this type of facial surgery can do to help reverse the signs of aging while providing a much more rejuvenated facial appearance. You can see from her photos how she had moderate jowling along the jaw line in addition to sagging skin... Continue Reading

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