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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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