Natural-Looking Facelift Results Using the Fogli Lift

Sydney plastic surgeon Dr Darryl Hodgkinson says modern facelifting techniques can recontour the neck and jawline to achieve a natural-looking, more youthful appearance without any telltale signs of surgery.

Before and after facelift by Dr Hodgkinson

Many women are afraid of having a facelift because they do not want to look tight or unnatural. Instead, they want to look fresh, more youthful and rejuvenated.

To achieve a natural-looking result, my preferred technique is the Fogli lift, which combines a deep plane facelift and neck lift. This procedure was originally developed by French surgeon Alain Fogli and it focuses on creating a natural-looking contour to the neck and jaw line.

It is important that all the aesthetic units of the face and neck be addressed at the same time to create a look that is natural. Correcting just the face and not the neck or vice versa can leave a person looking incongruous, with different areas of the face appearing to have aged at different rates. This is always a telltale sign of surgery.

‘All the aesthetic units of the face and neck should be addressed at the same time’

A successful facelift surgery according to Dr Hodgkinson must address the underlying tissues of the face. Skin lifts, threads and other lesser lifts use tension on the skin to create a more youthful contour. I believe employing the skin like ‘cling wrap’ gives the face a tight and unnatural appearance.

The sagging muscles and tissues of the face must first be tightened so the skin can be gently redraped across the newly sculpted, more youthful contours to avoid any tension on the skin or incision lines and thereby help avoid any obvious scars.

Other areas of the face can be rejuvenated at the same time if necessary, such as the brow, eyes or even resurfacing of the skin, to create an overall more youthful-looking appearance.

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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.

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About Dr Darryl Hodgkinson

Dr. Darryl J. Hodgkinson is recognized world-wide as an expert in cosmetic plastic surgery with more than thirty years of experience in both cosmetic and plastic/reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Hodgkinson did his plastic surgical training at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in the United States and is amongst an elite group of a very few surgeons to hold two degrees in plastic surgery from American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons, Canada.

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