Natural Facelifts When Non-Surgical Options Become Ineffective

Sydney plastic surgeon Dr Darryl Hodgkinson believes there comes a time when only a facelift can effectively rejuvenate an ageing face.

As time marches on, the use of Thermage, Anti-Wrinkle Injections, Injectable Fillers and other cosmedical treatments may prove an adjunct to a surgical solution but to effectively counter the signs of an ageing face I believe surgery is the most effective option.

In the hands of an experienced surgeon, procedures such as a facelift in conjunction with other rejuvenation procedures such as a brow lift, neck lift, eye lift surgery and skin resurfacing can create a natural-looking, overall more youthful appearance. This combination of procedures is called Pan Facial Rejuvenation.

I believe other procedures that masquerade as a 'real' facelift such as S-Lifts and MAC S Lifts can confuse patients. In my opinion, a real facelift deals with the deep underlying tissues and muscles of the face known as the SMA S. While this surgery is more complex and requires more expertise than more basic methods, I believe it creates the most youthful and natural-appearing results.

Before and after Pan Facial Rejuvenation facelift, eye lift and chemical peel by Dr Hodgkinson
Before and after Pan Facial Rejuvenation facelift, eyelift and chemical peel by Dr Hodgkinson

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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