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Facial Plastic Surgery

Nasal Valve Stenosis Correction

This is a great example of how rhinoplasty technique is used to help correct a collapsed nasal tip - or narrowed external nasal valve area. This very pleasant gentleman from San Diego was having problems breathing through his nose - especially on his left side. As you can see in his before rhinoplasty surgery photos, the nostril wall would collapse inward upon inspiration. I ended up performing a complex open rhinoplasty procedure that included placement... Continue Reading

Long Term Rhinoplasty Results

This San Diego rhinoplasty patient recently returned for a quick inquiry about her nose. She is nearly 4 years out from cosmetic rhinoplasty that I performed on her. Normally, plastic surgeons and rhinoplasty experts, like myself, will see patients for upwards of a year or two after surgery. Rarely do we get to see our rhinoplasty patients 4 years out! As you can see from her photo comparisons provided here, she has a beautiful, sustained... Continue Reading

Pinched Nose Repair

Learn more about repairing a pinched nasal tip! See the latest addition to our ever-expanding online rhinoplasty tutorial. This most recent case focuses on a patient who had his tip collapsed following prior rhinoplasty by a different plastic surgeon. This very pleasant gentleman researched revision rhinoplasty online and discovered that our office was one of the most experienced in the nation. He lives outside of the San Diego area, but felt it was worthwhile to... Continue Reading

Complimentary Vial of Sculptra Aesthetic®!

Complimentary vial of Sculptra®? No, that's not a typo! Our office is currently running a promotion that can save patients up to $745 off of their total Sculptra® treatment!* - that's about the cost of an entire vial! When purchasing a full course of Sculptra® treatment, patients may qualify for the following discounts: $150 off 1st treatment $175 off 2nd treatment $200 off 3rd treatment Be sure to sign up for Aspire... Continue Reading

Getting to Know Sculptra Aesthetic!

To help determine if Sculptra Aesthetic is right for you, we have answered a few frequently asked questions. What is Sculptra Aesthetic? Sculptra Aesthetic is a facial injectable designed to replace lost collagen, correcting shallow to deep wrinkles and restoring lost volume. Sculptra's primary ingredient is poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) - a biodegradable, biocompatible material that has been used by plastic surgeons for many years. PLLA is also commonly found in sutures used during surgery. Sculptra works deep in the skin to stimulate your own collagen production. Many patients enjoy... Continue Reading

What To Expect During Your Sculptra Treatment

How long does the appointment take? You can expect to spend a total of about an hour at the office for a Sculptra treatment. The majority of the this time is dedicated to the preparation, including application of a topical numbing agent over the desired treatment areas. The actual injection portion is only a couple of minutes! What happens during treatment? Patients are told to arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to their treatment, in order to... Continue Reading

Abnormal Smile After Rhinoplasty?

One concern I hear quite often from my rhinoplasty patients relates to smiling during the early recovery process. It is quite normal for many rhinoplasty patients to experience a 'stiff upper lip' in the early weeks to months of recovery. This is especially true if I have done a lot of work near the columella region of the nose. The swelling that can develop in this area often times leads to the feeling of having... Continue Reading

Facial Mole Shave Removal

This is another great example of how moles can be permanently removed with minimal signs of scarring. This young lady desired to have her facial moles taken off. I recommended a specialized shave technique where the mole is removed without having to use sutures or stitches. You can see from the photo comparison here that the moles have been successfully erased with really no obvious signs of visible scarring. Let us know what you think... Continue Reading
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Rhinoplasty Tip Reshaping

Learn more about what can be done for a collapsed tip through this latest revision rhinoplasty case example of Dr. John Hilinski. This case highlights what might happen with excess removal of tip cartilage and the surgical methods that may be indicated to help restore proper nasal tip shape and contour. This is the most recent addition to our ever-growing online rhinoplasty resource for patients considering cosmetic and functional nose surgery. Let us know what... Continue Reading

Avoiding the Stigma of Male Cosmetic Surgery

This is a great case example of what great facial plastic surgery can do - while avoiding the stigma of male cosmetic surgery. One of the most compelling reasons male patients choose not to have plastic surgery is the fear of looking 'surgically done' to family and friends. This is a male patient of mine who underwent a lower facelift and neck lift to give him a more rested, youthful look. Notice how he still looks... Continue Reading

Rhinoplasty Patient Examples

As one of the regions top experts in cosmetic nose reshaping and functional nasal reconstruction, it stands to reason that Dr. Hilinski's before and after gallery of patient examples is quite expanse. In fact, Dr. Hilinski has literally hundreds of before and after rhinoplasty examples. This includes an incredibly wide range of primary rhinoplasty photos as well has revision rhinoplasty photos. Take a look at his gallery of some of the best rhinoplasty examples out there.

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