Dr. Darryl Hodgkinson is a highly qualified and sought-after Australian plastic surgeon who trained at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in the United States. He has licensure and speciality recognition as a plastic surgeon in Australia, the United States & Canada. He is recognised worldwide as a leader in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery with over 30 years’ experience and is regularly invited by plastic surgeons worldwide to publish and present his world-class results and techniques especially in facelifting, facial rejuvenation surgery and rhinoplasty. Dr Hodgkinson represented Australia and New Zealand in the 50th ISAPS Olympiad competing against 20 other surgeons from around the world lecturing on Neck Lift.

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Plastic surgeon Dr. Darryl Hodgkinson

Expertise is Everything

The number one factor in the quality of your result is the experience of the cosmetic surgeon.

– Dr Hodgkinson –



At The Cosmetic & Restorative Surgery Clinic, Facial Surgery is our area of excellence. Dr. Hodgkinson is a highly trained and world-class plastic surgeon with over 30 years’ experience in all facial surgeries for both women and men. By using proven, qualified and safe techniques, combined with the latest advancements and refinements, Dr Hodgkinson can produce the best natural looking results for each of his patients whether they are seeking facial rejuvenation for ageing with facelifting or eyelid surgery or refinement of their features through nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) surgery. He is one of the most highly qualified, experienced and trusted facial plastic surgeons Sydney has to offer.

He is also one of only two plastic and reconstructive surgeons in Australia and the only one in Sydney to have trained at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in the United States and the only plastic or cosmetic surgeon in Sydney to be a member of the prestigious international Rhinoplasty Society. With his experience and leadership, the Cosmetic & Restorative Surgery Clinic is recognised as one of the best plastic surgery clinics in Australia.

Having cosmetic plastic surgery is a big step in your life; you want a licensed and accredited facility with a safety track record you can trust and results that have been proven. The Double Bay Day Surgery & Dr Hodgkinson tick all those boxes.

Dr Hodgkinson continues to be a thought leader in cosmetic plastic surgery not only in Australia but internationally. He has been invited to lecture at numerous international universities & plastic surgery societies including the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, French Society of Plastic Surgery, the German Society of Plastic Surgery, the Swedish Society of Plastic Surgery, the Indian Society of Plastic Surgery, the Oriental Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to name but a few.

medical team at cosmetic & restorative surgery clinic in Double Bay, Sydney
your safety is a  priority for a our medical team at cosmetic & restorative surgery clinic


Licensure and Accreditation are your guarantee of safety! The Double Bay Day Surgery (DBDS) is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility that caters for your safety, privacy and care. The Double Bay Day Surgery has two complete surgical theatres dedicated solely to plastic surgery and is staffed by highly skilled and trained Nurses and Anaesthetists who specialize in delivering safe and quality cosmetic and plastic surgery outcomes.

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You Need to be Informed!

Our News & Resources area has dozens of articles on cosmetic surgery procedures and cosmedical treatments as well as information and news about the latest not only from our clinic but from the cosmetic surgery industry in general. Take a moment to do some research on our site and of course feel free to contact us with any questions…


out of town patients

out of town patients

Are you coming from out of town?

At the Cosmetic & Restorative Surgery Clinic and Double Bay Day Surgery, we have welcomed hundreds of patients from out of town, interstate and overseas over the years. We pride ourselves on our world-class, state-of-the-art facilities and results and are able to help make your stay as comfortable as possible.


Dr. Darryl Hodgkinson Plastic Surgeon in Sydney

our Charity

Operation Restore Hope

Operation Restore Hope Australia was founded by Dr. Darryl Hodgkinson Plastic Surgeon in Sydney, to help less fortunate children in the Philippines with birth defects and deformities especially cleft lip and palate. Since it began in 1993, the charity operated on more than 3,000 children…



Please find answers to frequently asked questions about plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

What's the difference between a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon?

A plastic surgeon is a medical practitioner that focuses on medical and surgical procedures aimed at correcting any bodily deformity. They restore parts of the anatomy that are compromised due to illness, trauma or genetics. On the other hand, a cosmetic surgeon is a medical practitioner that performs surgical procedures to augment the aesthetic appeal and beauty of a person.

No, not any surgeon can perform plastic surgery. To perform plastic surgery, the surgeon must be a restoration surgeon and a specialist in rejuvenation procedures. In addition, the surgeon must be board certified, and have a speciality recognition as a plastic surgeon. Such surgeons typically go through extra learning, usually 7-10 years after medical school, and examinations to become a surgeon for plastic surgeries.

There are many considerations that someone may have when selecting a plastic surgeon that they’d like to use for achieving their body goals. In all cases, the experience of your selected surgeon will be the number 1 determining factor in the quality of your outcome, so it is very important that you select a surgeon who has the experience in the area of plastic surgery that you are inquiring about.

As a minimum, you should make sure that your chosen surgeon is certified and has completed their specialist training in the areas that you are looking to address.  Also, your selected surgeon should only be working in accredited licensed medical facilities.

Your initial consultation is the best opportunity to get to know and discuss your situation with your potential surgeon.  During this consultation, you should be able to ask and get answers to all of the questions that are concerning you, and communicate the goals that are important to you.  At no point should you ever feel rushed and burdened to decide, and only when you feel confident and comfortable with your selected surgeon should you consider proceeding.   And you should not be influenced by price and be wary of claims made on Social Media using posed or made up photographs.

And finally, you should also consider aftercare when choosing your plastic surgeon, and how you will be treated in the days following the procedure.  A clinic with a strong practice of extensive aftercare shows a commitment on their part towards achieving a successful outcome, and a healthy result for the patient.

There are not many experienced plastic surgeons in Sydney. The number of successful procedures is part of what separates the top plastic surgeons. Dr. Darryl Hodgkinson’s extensive expertise and recognition as a leader in the industry worldwide, means he is one of the best surgeons in Sydney, Australia that can help in improving your physical appearance, if not the best.

Procedures that are done for medical reasons; such as correcting breathing difficulties in the nasal passages or facial reconstruction surgery following an accident, can be covered by Medicare.  But in general, plastic and cosmetic surgery that is done for cosmetic purposes is not covered by Medicare, only procedures that are deemed medically necessary would qualify.  You can search the online Medicare Benefits Schedule to see if you would be covered, or you can discuss your unique circumstance with Dr Hodgkinson during your initial consultation.

Depending on the procedure and the goals of the patient, plastic surgery can range dramatically in price. Dr Hodgkinson has provided detailed descriptions and more information about the procedures he offers, including the cost breakdown of them in free information packages.  You can access these free information packages on this website in the link provided.

If you’re looking for more information about cosmetic and plastic surgery, Dr Hodgkinson has recently published a book titled “Your Guide To Cosmetic Surgery : Just The Facts” (2020). If you have ever thought that a cosmetic surgical procedure might be right for you, this book will provide you with genuine and expert information, offering an excellent companion for prospective patients in the journey towards making an informed decision that best suits their needs.


Specialising in Facial Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery for Women and Men.

My philosophy is to present factual information about the procedures and treatments we perform so that our patients are well informed about the surgery they may be considering. I take great pride in presenting the untouched and unposed photographs of my surgical results from patients who were so pleased that they gave me permission to share their before and after images with you.

I thank each and every one of these patients for their generosity in helping to assist others in their decision making process. These images represent only a fraction of the many thousand satisfied patients I have had the privilege to serve.

Dr. Darryl Hodgkinson Renowned Plastic Surgeon in Sydney