Dr. John Hilinski, MD

Dr. John Hilinski, MD

Facial Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. John Hilinski, MD is a facial plastic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1995 and specializes in facial plastic surgery and ear, nose, and throat.Read his story

3720 4th Ave

San Diego, CA 92103

Contact Information

(619) 296-3223

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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more than 22% of peers

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Dr. Hilinski's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hilinski "Certified in both plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as surgery of the head and neck, I have focused my San Diego practice on facial plastic surgery. My extensive training and continued education in the field have allowed me to offer state-of-the-art procedures using the latest technology. In addition to my experience, I have been published in academic journals and books for my work with rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty, and frequently lecture around the country to fellow surgeons. In addition to advanced nose surgery, I perform such procedures as the eyelid lift, BOTOX® Cosmetic, facelift, facial reconstruction, and many other surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments."

2  Specialties

  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

7  Conditions Treated

31  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University Of California, San Diego Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California, San Diego Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California, San Diego Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Illinois, Chicago Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hilinski has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hilinski's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hilinski to family and friends
40 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (40)

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Dr. Hilinski's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Hilinski. I had booked consultations with 3 facial plastic surgeons prior to my initial visit with Dr. Hilinski and knew that he was the right choice for my rhinoplasty procedure. He was kind, knowledgeable and patient. I am very happy with my results and...more
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Best Face and Neck Plastic Surgeon! Truly the best at his craft and why settle for anything less when it comes to your face? Rhinoplasty, Botox, injectable fillers, and whatever else needed... his results are awesome!
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If you are looking for someone you can trust to give you an honest assessment of what you are asking for, this is the doctor you are looking for. He is very straight-forward about telling you what you should expect and I have been very pleased with my results. Would not see anyone else!
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My overall experience is worth more than five stars. Dr. Hilinski is an amazing surgeon. I had a very difficult revision rhino case and the results exceeded my expectations. Dr. Hilinski has an excellent staff that is very organized and always willing to help answer questions. If you are looking...more
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The entire experience was excellent from the consultation to post surgical appointment. The staff is friendly, efficient and accommodating. Dr Hilinski is a very skilled and brilliant plastic surgeon and I couldn't be happier with my result! I absolutely love his conservative approach yielding...more
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