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Rhinoplasty & Smoking

Our office just got an email inquiry from a patient who desired cosmetic rhinoplasty surgery from Dr. Hilinski. In her inquiry she noted that she was a smoker. This was a nice opportunity for us to clarify our stance and opinion regarding rhinoplasty surgery and smokers. The bottom line is - smoking is not good for you. But it is really, really bad for you when considering any type of elective cosmetic surgery, such as... Continue Reading
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Lengthening a Short Nose

This young lady from outside of San Diego, CA desired to have a revision rhinopalsty following prior surgery by another plastic surgeon. Her main concern was in the region of the nasal tip where she thought her tip was too 'piggy' or turned up. Some people refer to this type of nose as also being too short since it is lacking proper length as measured from between the eyes down to the nasal tip. Others... Continue Reading
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Tertiary Revision Rhinoplasty

This is a quick example of a tertiary rhinoplasty outcome. So what is tertiary? Tertiary means this is the third time this young lady has had nose surgery. Unfortunately, she was involved in an accident many years ago that resulted in a number of cosmetic deformities to her nose. She underwent unsuccessful attempted rhinoplasty on two different occasions - performed by other surgeons. Despite the prior surgeries, her nose was left as you see it... Continue Reading

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