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Septoplasty Repair in San Diego, CA

One method to confirm whether or not a nose reconstruction surgeon has adequately repaired a deviated septum - or crooked nasal septum - is to pass an instrument once the nasal airway has been fixed. This is a great visual example of this being performed by San Diego's leading expert in septoplasty and rhinoplasty - Dr. John Hilinski. This patient underwent a number of changes to the shape of her nose. But she also needed... Continue Reading

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
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Read About This Amazing Case of Revision Rhinoplasty

Read more about this amazing revision rhinoplasty case that involves a female patient who had previous nose job surgery by a different plastic surgeon. Unfortunately, her results were not as successful as she desired. She suffered for many years with a nose that simply did not fit her face - until she discovered Dr. Hilinski was a regional expert in revision rhinoplasty surgery to correct previously unsuccessful nose job results. Her case is discussed in... Continue Reading
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Playing Sports After Nose Fracture in San Diego, CA

I recently saw a new patient in my office for evaluation of his nose following an injury sustained while playing soccer. Immediately following the nose injury, he was seen and evaluated in a local emergency room. X-rays were taken and confirmed an obvious nasal fracture. While in the emergency room, he was told that he needed to have the nasal fracture repaired by a nose specialist. Unfortunately, he was also told that he would never... Continue Reading
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Rhinoplasty Imaging & Realistic Nose Reshaping Results

I wanted to post a plastic surgery blog entry focusing on rhinoplasty imaging as it relates to achieving realistic results in nose reshaping. This particular San Diego rhinoplasty patient had suffered trauma to the nose when he was actually stepped on after falling to the ground. As you can see on his frontal rhinoplasty view, he had severe trauma to the bridge of his nose with collapse. You can see his frontal view looks 'washed... Continue Reading
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Accepting Nostril Asymmetry Following Rhinoplasty

One rhinoplasty topic that I see commonly discussed online is the issue of persistent nostril asymmetry following rhinoplasty. I think this is a topic that deserves some mention and clarification. Many rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty patients note some degree of nostril asymmetry following their nasal reshaping procedure. This is certainly more the rule than the exception. The real question is whether or not the persistent nostril asymmetry noted is easily visible on frontal view of... Continue Reading
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Cosmetic Reshaping of the Crooked Ethnic Nose

Wanted to post a quick blog entry on cosmetic reshaping of the crooked ethnic nose. Correcting a crooked nose deformity is arguably one of the most difficult and challenging types of cosmetic rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping, procedures. This young rhinoplasty patient from San Diego presented to my office with a notable crooked nose. As you can see, her nose alignment is shifted to her right side. Like her, most rhinoplasty patients are bothered by the... Continue Reading
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Septoplasty (Septal Reconstruction) Tutorial

We are proud to announce that we have added a new page to our San Diego Rhinoplasty Tutorial focusing on septal reconstruction, or septoplasty. Here is the link to the new septoplasty tutorial page. We hope this provides some assistance to those patients out there who are considering septoplasty surgery for difficulty breathing through the nose.

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