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Nose Reshaping

Fixing a Droopy Nasal Tip

Read about correction of a droopy, or plunging, nasal tip in this latest addition to our expanding online rhinoplasty tutorial - one of the most detailed and informative resources online for prospective cosmetic nose surgery patients. This case example reviews the nuances of evaluating a droopy, or ptotic, nasal tip deformity and includes a series of before and after photos describing the changes that have taken place.

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

The Truth Behind Rhinoplasty Photos

A photo gallery can be a great resource when determining the best rhinoplasty surgeon for you. Under the best circumstances, these photographs can give you an idea of the skill, experience, and artistic eye of the plastic surgeon. However, Dr. John Hilinski offers a couple tips to keep in mind when viewing these galleries to make sure you are looking at a true representation of the surgeon’s work. Dr. Hilinski highlights that many of these... Continue Reading

Tip Rebuilding and Deprojection

See how this patient had his nose rebuilt following prior unsuccessful nose surgery performed by a different plastic surgeon. In the process of making his nose function better, I was able to bring the tip in closer to his face. This latter maneuver is called deprojection of the nasal tip. This featured patient is the latest addition in our ever-expanding online rhinoplasty patient tutorial. Let us know what you think of his results!

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
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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

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.

Narrowing a Wide Nasal Bridge

Learn more about narrowing a wide nasal bridge in this latest addition to our online rhinoplasty tutorial. This female patient desired to have (among other things) a more narrowed bridge. This was accomplished with osteotomies - whereby the nasal bones are intentionally broken and reshaped. Take a look at her before and after rhinoplasty results and let me know what you think!

Cephalic Orientation of Cartilage

Our most recent addition to San Diego's best and ever-expanding online rhinoplasty tutorial focuses on a special problem related to the bulbous nasal tip - cephalic orientation of the lower lateral cartilage. This is a relatively common problem in many patients seeking cosmetic nose work. Take a closer look to find out more about a highly specialized technique that can be used to provide a natural looking, more feminine nose in this group of rhinoplasty... Continue Reading

Teenage Nose Job Surgery

See the latest addition to our online rhinoplasty tutorial focusing on teenagers undergoing cosmetic nose job surgery. This young lady from San Diego desired to have her nose reshaped after several years of contemplating what nose job surgery might do for her facial appearance. This demographic group of teenagers seeking cosmetic nose surgery is a growing part of my rhinoplasty practice - largely due to the dynamics of social media such as Instagram and Facebook.... Continue Reading

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