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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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Chipmunk Cheek Treatment

Do you have chipmunk cheeks that detract from having a sculpted, defined face? Are your cheeks excessively round and puffy? If so, you might be a good candidate to undergo buccal fat removal by one of San Diego's leading plastic surgeons, Dr. John Hilinski. Buccal fat is the layer of fatty tissue sitting inside of the cheek that contributes to fullness of the face. If the buccal fat pad is excessively large, the cheek will... Continue Reading
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Price in San Diego

At our San Diego medical spa, we get phone calls on a nearly daily basis asking about the price of Botox. In so many of these instances, prospective patients seeking Botox treatment are price-shopping to see who they can go to in order to get the cheapest price for Botox. Unfortunately, what so many of these patients don't realize is that Botox price is only one of the major considerations you should ponder before deciding... Continue Reading
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Restylane Eyelid Lift

Have unwanted lower eyelid hollows? Do your eyes look prematurely tired? Do you have lower eyelid bags or shadows, but don't want facial plastic surgery? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, then you need to contact one of San Diego's finest medical spas offering Restylane and Juvederm injectable filler treatment. The offices of Dr. Hilinski have assembled an amazing team of experts - including an RN aesthetic specialist - who can help... Continue Reading
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Ear Reduction Expert

Here is a fantastic macrotia ear reduction case that vividly demonstrates how Dr. Hilinski can make large ears much smaller in size. This is a patient who - like so many of our cosmetic ear reduction patients - discovered Dr. Hilinski online in her attempt to find someone who could shrink her large ears down in size. Now Dr. Hilinski has been performing this exact operation for many years now. But despite this, patients with... Continue Reading
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Get Your COVID Creases Treated

We are so happy to announce that our office is now back open and offering cosmetic Botox injections! Kellie, our amazing aesthetic RN, is available for all of you patients who have been anxiously waiting to get rid of those pesky 'COVID creases' that popped up during the quarantine! Of course, we have implemented many precautionary measures within the office to help combat the spread of COVID-19. We realize these added measures may be inconvenient... Continue Reading

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