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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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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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Insurance-Based Nose Job

I get inquiries quite frequently from patients asking about insurance-based nose job surgery. This link here will explain in more detail the type of nose surgery that is commonly covered by PPO health insurance carriers like Cigna, Health Net, United Healthcare, Aetna and other PPO plans. This is just one example of many types of […]

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Composite Ear Graft Surgery

The latest addition to our ever-growing online rhinoplasty tutorial for rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty patients focuses on a specific technique to correct excessively arched nostril rims – the composite ear graft. Take a look using the link provided here to learn more detailed information about correction of alar retraction or arched nostril rims.

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Rhinoplasty Incision Cleaning

We now have an instructional rhinoplasty video up on the website that goes into visual detail on how to properly clean your rhinoplasty incision. This should be helpful for anyone out there having an open rhinoplasty approach. You will find the video link on our ever-growing Rhinoplasty Tutorial page. I hope you find it useful. […]

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Revision Rhinoplasty: San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon Reveals Common Patient Concerns

The thought of undergoing a secondary rhinoplasty procedure may be unsettling, but Dr. John Hilinski says patients needing revision nose surgery in San Diego are not alone. San Diego, CA — Dr. John Hilinski, a facial plastic surgeon in San Diego, says revision rhinoplasty is one of the most popular procedures requested at his practice. […]

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