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San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon Improves Facial Harmony With Upper Lip Lift

Dr. John Hilinski authors two blog posts revealing his technique for creating fuller lips, as well as the many benefits of the procedure.

San Diego, CA – As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. John Hilinski is keenly aware of how to create balance among his patients’ facial features. At his private plastic surgery practice, Dr. Hilinski uses upper lip lift procedures to improve facial harmony. By shortening the upper lip to be in proportion with the patients’ surrounding facial features, he can help patients achieve a look that is more aesthetically pleasing when the face is at rest while also displaying more of the patients’ teeth when they smile.

In a recent pair of blog posts, Dr. Hilinski discusses the ideal upper lip lift patient as well as his personal approach to maximizing the benefits of the surgery. According to Dr. Hilinski, “The overall appearance of the face can be dramatically impacted when one area of the face looks unbalanced.” He notes that patients with an elongated upper lip, or patients who feel the length of their lip is out of proportion with the rest of their facial features, are possible candidates for the procedure.

“Since the lower third plays a significant role in the balance of the face, an upper lip lift procedure that targets this zone can have a dramatic impact to improve overall facial harmony,” says Dr. Hilinski in his blog post titled, “Can An Upper Lip Lift Improve Your Facial Balance?” Additionally, the procedure can also create the appearance of a fuller upper lip for patients who have minimal upper lip volume.

In a follow-up blog post titled, “Upper Lip Lift Techniques For Best Results,” Dr. Hilinski explains the two main surgical methods for the procedure. While both methods are effective in removing excess skin, he typically employs the method with greater potential to hide the incision after the recovery process. “However,” according to Dr. Hilinski, “my approach in determining which technique is best for each individual is based on patient feedback.” The final decision for the treatment approach always rests in the hands of his patients.

For Dr. Hilinski’s facial plastic surgery patients who wish to truly maximize the results of their upper lip lift, dermal fillers can often be used to augment the lower lip. These injectable fillers can create more volume for the lower lip while the upper lip lift creates more volume for the upper lip. Combined with the elimination of excess skin between the lowest point of the nose and the upper lip, Dr. Hilinski says his upper lip lift patients are generally able to achieve fuller lips and a more balanced facial appearance.

About John Hilinski, MD
With a medical degree from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Hilinski is board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as Head and Neck Surgery. In addition to serving on several clinical appointments, he is a member of numerous medical organizations, including the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Hilinski is available for interview upon request.

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3720 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 296-3223

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