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Restylane Wrinkle Filler

It is no surprise to see how fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, help to improve the appearance of facial wrinkles. But here is a great visual of just how much improvement can be realized with this type of simple office-based procedure. This older, female patient would certainly have benefitted from a laser skin procedure, but didn't want to deal with the downtime. So she opted for a quick filler injection treatment done in the... Continue Reading

How Can I Tighten Skin on My Neck?

Loose or sagging skin along the jawline or neck can make a person look older than they actually are. This can occur even when the face itself does not show prominent signs of age. Although there are some laser and non-surgical techniques that can tighten the skin to some degree, the success of these methods can often be minimal. A neck lift is a surgical procedure designed to eliminate excess skin and tighten the remaining... Continue Reading

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

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

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

Galderma Preferred

Dr. John Hilinski and his staff are proud to be recognized by Galderma as a preferred center for cosmetic treatments. Galderma is the manufacturer of several products used by Dr. Hilinski on a regular basis. These include Dysport, Restylane, Resytlane Lyft, and Sculptra Aesthetic. All of these products are wonderful choices for patients of all ages to help keep them looking their best. Call our office today to discuss which Galderma product may be best... 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

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

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