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Male Rhinoplasty vs Female Rhinoplasty

Though the basics of rhinoplasty surgery are the same for men and women, the success of the procedure is dependent upon the artistic eye of your board-certified plastic surgeon. Men and women typically have different cosmetic goals when it comes to the shape and size of the nose. While women typically desire a smaller nose […]

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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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Narrowing a Wide Nasal Tip

This is an example of cosmetic rhinoplasty to reshape a wide and droopy nasal tip. She is a very pleasant teenager who desired to have the tip of her nose reshaped. Using an open rhinoplasty technique, I was able to provide her with a nicely, narrowed tip that was rotated just enough to reduce the […]

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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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CO2 Laser Rhinophyma Treatment

This is one of my favorite procedures to perform – CO2 laser treatment for rhinophyma. As an expert rhinoplasty surgeon, performing cosmetic reshaping of the nose never gets old. This is a unique type of nose that has excessive glandular activity creating the classic look of rhinophyma. I used a CO2 laser to actually sculpt […]

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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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