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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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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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Teenage Nose Job

Here is a great example of teenage rhinoplasty performed by Dr. Hilinski. This is a young lady who traveled to San Diego to see Dr. Hilinski because of his renowned skills in rhinoplasty surgery. As with many teenagers, she was quite concerned about the appearance of her nose. More specifically, she was unhappy about how large her nose appeared relative to her other facial features. On the front view of her nose, you can see... 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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Wide Nasal Bones and Wide Tip

This is a great case study on how Dr. Hilinski used great rhinoplasty technique to narrow this San Diego lady's broad, wide nose. She consulted with Dr. Hilinski and noted how unhappy she was with the bulbous, wide nasal tip. When you looked closely at her nasal tip region, one could readily see how the nasal tip was lacking in definition. In addition, she had fairly wide, or splayed, nasal bones. She has obvious freckling... Continue Reading
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Male Rhinoplasty Chin Implant

Here is a great example of how rhinoplasty and chin augmentation with an implant can be combined to enhance the overall facial appearance. This male patient from San Diego disliked the broad, bulbous nasal tip appearance he had. In addition, he wanted to give his face a bit more structure and balance by adding projection to the chin using an implant. In patients like this, it doesn't mean they want to look entirely different after... Continue Reading
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Teenage Hump/Bump Reduction

This is classic example of hump or bump removal in rhinoplasty surgery. This young lady from San Diego decided to undergo cosmetic nose reduction surgery to reduce the dorsal hump or bump. This happens to be one of the most common types of nose jobs that Dr. Hilinski performs. Reshaping of this type of nose can be done with either an open or a closed rhinoplasty approach. The former is used more frequently by Dr.... 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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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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