Location: Kansas City
Member since 1/16/2013


  • 51 total posts
  • 1 review
  • 2 questions

Reviews & Stories

Restored the proportions of my face... - San Diego, CA

I've been researching lip lifts for about a year. Age and a rhinoplasty had elongated the distance between my nose and mouth, which prior to surgery measured about 17mm. I was really impressed with Dr. HIlinski's before and after photos; some of his patients had narrow noses with lips that extend a bit beyond the nasal base (like mine) and he was able to give them a natural (but noticeable)... READ MORE

Questions from neelyo'hara

Many Conflicting Opinions on Upper Lip Lift Surgery? (photo)

Hi, I'm interested in reducing the space between my nose and upper lip, which now measures 1.7mm. I have no "tooth show" when my mouth is relaxed (see photo) but I'm not sure... READ MORE

Had a lip lift, but still no tooth show. Anything I can do? (photo)

I had a bullhorn lip lift two weeks ago. The doctor removed 5-6mm. I'm very pleased with the new shortened distance between my nose and mouth and my enhanced vermillion show,... READ MORE

Recent comments from neelyo'hara

I remember that tape! You look fabulous already. So pleased for you. Keep us posted...Xx READ COMMENT

You're gorgeous, MM! Can't wait to see your new results. Dr. H. will take good care of you. Xx READ COMMENT

Thank you, and so sorry for the delayed reply... the procedure was $2500, but I did have to fly out there and stay for six days, so total cost was around $3000. Reasonable, I think, and completely worth it... READ COMMENT

Thanks for posting, Sarah! I am still debating going back to remove another mm or two, but I would never have the muscle cut (and Dr. Hilinski's non-hemming technique is one of the reasons I chose him). READ COMMENT

Thanks, Pixie! The scar could be concealed fairly easily with foundation at around two weeks, although there was still some redness. Two months later and it's not noticeable at all. READ COMMENT