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San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon Differentiates Between Facelift Procedures

Dr. John Hilinski details what the facelift, mid facelift, and mini lift procedures each address in regard to rejuvenating the face.

San Diego, CA – Dr. John Hilinski, a facial plastic surgeon in San Diego, explains that the facelift is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries he performs each year. He finds that it can take years, if not decades, off the face’s appearance, allowing people to finally look as young as they feel. When it comes to the lifting procedure, however, the surgeon explains that there are several approaches a patient can take: the traditional facelift, the mini lift, and the mid facelift.

In a recent blog post titled, “The Difference Between Facelift & Mini Lift Procedures,” Dr. Hilinski elaborates on the traditional and mini lifting procedures, noting their differences. He reveals that the facelift is a highly beneficial solution for many people, as it addresses advanced signs of aging in the lower one-third of the face as well as the upper neck. On the other hand, he says the mini lift can be a great option for patients unhappy with slight sagging of the lower face and upper neck.

For his second post of the series, Dr. Hilinski answers the question, “What is a Mid Facelift?” He says this type of facial lifting procedure is designed for restoring volume and lifting tissue of the cheek area. By repositioning the muscles and tissue that have stretched and begun to sag with time, Dr. Hilinski is able to restore a more youthful contour and overall aesthetic.

Depending on the specific concerns being expressed by his patients, Dr. Hilinski will consider how different facial rejuvenation procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, can benefit them individually. He recommends anyone interested in achieving a more youthful facial appearance schedule a consultation with a board certified facial plastic surgeon to learn what options can help them reach their goals.

About John Hilinski, MD

After earning his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Dr. Hilinski trained in a General Surgery internship and a Head and Neck Surgery residency at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center. Dr. Hilinski was then selected for a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship under the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is double board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as head and neck surgery. Dr. Hilinski is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is available for interview upon request.

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San Diego, CA 92103
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