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Non Cosmetic Reasons for Rhinoplasty

What many patients here in San Diego don't know is the fact that lots of patients seek out rhinoplasty surgeons to perform reconstruction of their nose for non-cosmetic reasons. Why is this? That is because the top rhinoplasty surgeons in San Diego also have extensive background education and training in functional nose surgery. This is particular true if they did their surgical training in head and neck surgery and went on to achieve board certification... Continue Reading
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Artistry or Engineering?

We have so many of our San Diego patients who comment on how much of an artist Dr. Hilinski is when it comes to rhinoplasty and nose job surgery. But there are also those patients who ask how the nose can be re-engineered to be structurally sound and functional. So the question arises - is there more artistry or engineering involve when it comes to reshaping noses during rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty surgery? The answer... Continue Reading
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Computer Morphing

Does Dr. Hilinski offer computer morphing, or computer imaging, for rhinoplasty surgery in San Diego? The answer is - absolutely! In most cases of rhinoplasty surgery - including revision rhinoplasty - Dr. Hilinski will perform some type of computer imaging of your actual clinical photos to get a better idea about the desired direction and degree of change with your nose. Rhinoplasty Result Is the computer image the exact outcome you can expect from your... Continue Reading
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San Diego Top Rhinoplasty Doctor

For many years now, Dr. Hilinski has gained a reputation in and around San Diego as one of the top rhinoplasty doctors. This comes as now surprise given his impeccable credentials in terms of education and training. Dr. Hilinski graduated from Harvard Medical School - widely considered the nation's best academic institute for medical education. After completing a residency in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center, he... Continue Reading
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Rhinoplasty Costs in San Diego

According to recent online surveys, the costs for cosmetic rhinoplasty here in San Diego ranges in price from $4500 to nearly $10,000. Keep in mind this is for primary rhinoplasty - meaning first time cosmetic nose surgery where no prior work has been done to the nose. The average price for a nose job in San Diego is around $7200-7300 or so. These prices would normally include the following: The rhinoplasty surgeon's professional fee The... Continue Reading
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Teenage Tip Refinement

Here is a quick case example of teenage rhinoplasty surgery to help create a more defined looking nasal tip. This young lady had more of a 'full' tip in that the end of her nose was not as defined as she desired. This is actually a fairly common complaint among teenagers seeking cosmetic nose surgery - they want to have the tip of their nose more defined. If you look more closely at her nose,... Continue Reading
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Bulbous Nasal Tip Repair

One of the most frequent type of nasal tip deformities I encounter is often simply called a 'bulbous' nose. This term refers to a nose that has the appearance of a ball on the end of it. This case example highlights management of this type of nose deformity with real before and after photos. This patient presented to me complaining of a bulbous looking nose. In addition, she noted difficulty breathing through her nose. Her... Continue Reading

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