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Facelifting Preserving Facial Expression

Before & After Pan Facial Rejuvenation by Dr Hodgkinson, Facelift, Endoscopic Browlift, Upper & Lower Eyelid Surgery

The purpose of a facelift is not to tighten the face but to re-establish the youthful contours of the jawline, neck and cheekbones. Dr Hodgkinson employs the more sophisticated techniques of facelifting which address all the aesthetic areas of the face, known as Pan Facial Rejuvenation. The key to Pan Facial Rejuvenation is to give an overall more youthful appearance by creating a younger shaped face but without eliminating natural lines of expression such as ‘smile lines’ so that the face looks natural not only when the person is at rest but also when animated: speaking, laughing etc.

Expert surgeons like Dr Hodgkinson can tighten the underlying muscles and tissues of the face and then redrape the skin to avoid a “tight” look. Skin lifts or S-lifts pull these tissues into unnatural positions by the using the skin like “cling wrap” to create tension and tightness in the face therefore compromising the natural contours and expression.

Leaving a few lines actually enhances the outcome as the patient maintains their personality, so that when they communicate their facial expressions remain familiar and natural, whereas a patient who has no lines in their face might appear expressionless, blank or neutral.

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Dr. Darryl Hodgkinson is an experienced cosmetic plastic surgeon and is the Surgical Dean of The Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgeons as well as serving on the editorial board of the international journal Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.  He is an invited guest lecturer and teacher to plastic surgeons internationally on the topics of facelifting, rhinoplasty, body contour surgery and general cosmetic surgery and has more than 30 years of experience in performing a range of surgical procedures. His Double Bay clinic is a fully licensed and accredited day surgery centre.

To learn more about cosmetic surgery book in a consultation email the clinic on info@drhodgkinson.com.au or call us to discuss procedures or make an appointment on 02 9362 7400