SOURCE: John Hilinski, MD
SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 17, 2012) - Dr. John Hilinski, a facial plastic surgeon in San Diego, has recently announced the launch of a new mobile website for his practice to help assist patients in their search for online care and procedure information. As mobile phones and tablets continue to become an integral part of mainstream culture, Dr. Hilinski says more and more patients are utilizing the internet to research their facial plastic surgery procedures. He says adding the mobile website to his patient services provides a unique opportunity to meet patients where they are with accurate and reliable education.
At his practice, Dr. Hilinski focuses on a wide variety of facial plastic procedures with a particular emphasis on rhinoplasty in San Diego. He says maintaining open communication with his patients is essential for ensuring the proper results are achieved. With the launch of the new mobile website, Dr. Hilinski says he hopes to offer another outlet for patients to explore all of the potential plastic surgery possibilities in the burgeoning aesthetic industry: "I think anytime we, as facial plastic surgeons, can equip our patients with more accurate, up-to-date information regarding their procedure of interest, it will increase the likelihood of achieving successful surgical outcomes. With a growing percentage of patients utilizing mobile devices for plastic surgery research online, it is important that we help in providing them with the proper tools to conduct this research in a user-friendly manner."
According to the most recent statistics from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), over 42 percent of patients now receive most of their information about plastic surgery from social media. Dr. Hilinski says mobile phones and portable internet connections are now making social media a more valuable and accessible resource for finding details and advice about facial plastic surgery procedures. He says by providing patients with a mobile community, he hopes they will be able to get the latest information and most trustworthy reviews so that they can make the best decision possible regarding their treatment: "I think it is important for patients to have widespread access to a variety of social networks so they can gather as much valid data as possible that will lead to a more informed decision regarding plastic surgery."
Regardless of whether they are looking for a surgical procedure such as rhinoplasty or a minimally invasive treatment like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dr. Hilinski says patients should be sure to conduct extensive research both online and during a personalized consultation. He encourages all patients to seek treatment and advice from a board-certified facial plastic surgeon before undergoing any procedure, so as to ensure they receive the safest, highest quality results possible. Dr. Hilinski adds that he is excited for the release of the new mobile website as it will provide patients with an accurate resource for reliable, handy information, whatever their plastic surgery needs may be: "There are so many non-plastic surgeons out there trying to garner the attention of prospective patients that it is more important than ever for patients to do their due diligence to find a board-certified plastic surgeon. Chat sites and forums have their role, but by and large patients should stick with recommendations and suggestions that come directly from a board certified specialist who has spent years in education and training to be a true authority on the subject."
About John Hilinski, MD
Dr. John Hilinski earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, after which he completed a general surgery internship followed by a Head and Neck Surgery Residency at the University of California, San Diego. He has served as a Clinical Instructor in the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Illinois, Chicago College of Medicine and was chosen for a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship sponsored by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Hilinski is double board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery, in addition to being a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and several other professional organizations. He has been published in several medical journals and book chapters for his work in rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty.
Located at 3720 Fourth Avenue in San Diego, CA, Dr. Hilinski's practice can be reached at (619) 296-3223. It can also be contacted online via the website drhilinski.com or his San Diego facial plastic surgery Facebook page. His mobile website may be viewed by visiting www.drhilinski.com on any mobile device.