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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 with more defined features and a slightly upturned tip, men often want a longer nose with a higher bridge and... 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

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 droopy appearance. She had moderately thick nasal skin, which proved to be somewhat of a challenge. But, as you can... 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

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 and reshape this patient's nose - restoring what is essentially a normal look. These results demonstrate what typical rhinophyma patients look... 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

Am I a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed each year. The purpose of the surgery is to improve the appearance and/or function of your nose, while maintaining a natural look that is harmonious with the rest of your facial features. Men and women with varying physical needs and aesthetic goals can benefit from rhinoplasty. It is a highly customizable procedure that Dr. John Hilinski is highly skilled and experienced in performing. If... Continue Reading

Can I Afford Rhinoplasty?

The cost of rhinoplasty (or a nose job) can vary according to several factors. While cosmetic procedures are often not covered by insurance providers, a rhinoplasty that is intended to improve breathing functionality may be covered since it is reconstructive in nature. In addition to your insurance, the following factors may influence the total amount you can expect to pay: Anesthesia Surgical facility Medical tests Post-surgery garments and medications Expertise of the surgeon Although cost... Continue Reading

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