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Fixing Protruding Ears in San Diego

Did you know that Dr. Hilinski is one of the nation's leading experts when it comes to fixing protruding ears? In fact, Dr. Hilinski is actually considered one of the world's foremost authorities on cosmetic ear reshaping - having earned an international reputation with patients coming from all over the globe to get their new ears! Otoplasty, or ear pinning, for prominent, protruding ears is among the most common surgeries he performs. There are so... Continue Reading
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Toner Tighter Tummy

For those of you who think Coolsculpting is only for those people who have lots of excess fat, think again! Here is a nice example of what abdominal Coolsculpting can do for patients who are already fit. This female in her late 20s wanted to get a toner, tighter tummy without undergoing a surgical procedure, such as liposuction. As you can see, she did not have an overabundance of tummy fat. She simply wanted to... Continue Reading
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Gauge Repair in San Diego

This photo example shows why Dr. Hilinski is considered San Diego's premiere gauge earring defect repair expert. He has extensive knowledge and experience performing this operation and does so on a very regular basis. In fact, Dr. Hilinski is one of only a few plastic surgeons who has actually published a medical paper on the topic of gauge earring defect correction. Although many plastic surgeons perform this type of cosmetic ear surgery, many do so... Continue Reading
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Amazing Upper Lip Transformation

Just saw this patient back in the office. She underwent an upper lip lift by Dr. Hilinski nearly 4 years ago. You can see how well she has healed and how little scarring there is under the nose. You can also readily appreciate what beautiful changes the lip lift made for her. She has a shorter upper lip, which translates into much better proportions and balance. She also has more upper lip 'pink show' -... Continue Reading
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Never Too Old For Eyelid Lift

This very pleasant lady demonstrates you are never too old to have cosmetic face surgery. She was bothered by her upper eyelids and how the excess skin contributed to a tired look for her eyes. In addition, she wanted the skin under her eyes to look smoother and more youthful. She consulted with San Diego's leading expert in facial rejuvenation - Dr. John Hilinski - who advised her to undergo an upper eyelid lift combined... Continue Reading

BioCorneum® Available Online!

Did you know that you can now purchase BioCorneum® online directly from our office? BioCorneum® is a physician-only dispensed topical silicone gel that is America's #1 recommended topical treatment to help aid in scar management. BioCorneum® works beautifully for both surgical and traumatic scars. Applied daily to the scar, BioCorneum® can help improve the cosmetic appearance during the healing process. Most patients will use BioCorneum® topically for upwards of 3-4 months to attain optimal results. In... Continue Reading
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Revision of Nose Done in Mexico

Want to see a dramatic transformation of a nose that was previously done in Mexico? Dr. Hilinski has added a new case example to his website that is dedicated to cosmetic and functional nose surgery. This young lady had her first nose job done in Mexico. Unfortunately, she came out with a nose that was overly rotated upward and stuck out too far from her face. In addition, she had severe asymmetry of the... Continue Reading

Zwivel’s Guide To Facelift Surgery Featuring Dr. Hilinski

Dr. John Hilinski is dedicated to helping patients reach their aesthetic goals. In addition to his surgical skill, Dr. Hilinski’s patients also benefit from his extensive knowledge and experience. He takes time to advise potential patients of their options, explain the benefits of each procedure, and develop a personalized treatment plan. Dr. Hilinski was recently featured as an expert in Zwivel’s Complete Guide To Facelift Surgery. Zwivel is a comprehensive plastic surgery platform that helps... Continue Reading

Exercising After Botox?

If you have been to our San Diego office and had Botox and/or Dysport injections you will likely have heard Dr. Hilinski recommend that you should refrain from exercising for at least 24-48 hours after the treatment. But why is this? Is it because of unwanted bruising after Botox or Dsyport? Nope. The main reason Dr. Hilinski recommends you avoid exertional activities for 24-48 hours is to minimize your blood pressure and heart rate from... Continue Reading

Migraine Headaches and Botox

Did you know that Botox and Dysport can significantly improve migraine headaches? There are many, many patients here in San Diego who undergo Botox and Dysport treatment - and discover that their migraine headaches are much better after regular treatment. The migraines can be improved in both severity and frequency with Botox and Dysport injections. There is a specific protocol that many neurologists will use in terms of Botox injection, which involves a well-established pattern... Continue Reading

Botox Versus Dysport Units

In 2018, Botox and Dysport continue to be the most popular and effective wrinkle fighting agents that we use in our San Diego office. Both treatments are quite effective in reducing unwanted wrinkles and lines - and can be considered fairly equivalent when it comes to delivering cosmetic results. But Botox and Dysport are fairly different in terms of how potent each 'unit' is in controlling muscle movement. One (1) unit of Botox is about... Continue Reading

5 Common Myths About Botox

There are so many myths out there regarding Botox and Dysport that it would be exhausting to post about all of them here. But let's review - and debunk - 5 of the most common myths about Botox and Dysport injections for unwanted wrinkles and creases. Your face will be frozen from Botox and Dysport. If done well, Botox and Dysport will smooth out unwanted wrinkles and lines, but should leave you with some degree of... Continue Reading

Neck Liposuction and Jaw Definition

Neck Liposuction Vs Kybella In today's day and age of minimal downtime cosmetic treatments, everyone wants to look better without the downtime of traditional surgery. This is exactly why Kybella became so incredibly popular so quickly - it was touted as the non-surgical neck lift with results that mimicked what liposuctioning could do for you. Unfortunately, as Dr. Hilinski will openly say, that is simply not the case when it comes to comparing Kybella with... Continue Reading

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