FAQs

FAQs

    Anti-Wrinkle Injections

  • Wrinkle Relaxation Treatment

    Wrinkle Relaxation Treatment

    More and more people are turning to Dr Hodgkinson and his team of Specialist Cosmetic Treatment Nurses at the Cosmetic & Restorative Surgery Clinic for rejuvenation techniques, to help their face reflect the way they feel inside.

    One such rejuvenation technique is wrinkle relaxation treatment. It can be used to relax the specific facial muscles that cause upper facial lines (crow’s feet, forehead and glabellar frown lines) to form.

    The following information explains how wrinkle relaxation treatment works and what is involved with the treatment.

    Q: How and why do wrinkles form?

    A: Many facial wrinkles occur when we use our muscles to form facial expressions. The wrinkles formed during these expressions are called dynamic wrinkles. For example, when we smile our eye wrinkles become prominent and when we frown the vertical lines between our eyebrows become noticeable.

    When we are young our skin springs back to its initial position after facial expressions, but as we get older dynamic wrinkles remain on the skin to form static wrinkles; these are the wrinkles and folds that are present at rest. This process occurs because natural substances such as collagen (the major structural protein in the skin), elastin (the protein that causes tissue to stretch) and hyaluronic acid (which gives skin volume) decrease with age. This, together with environmental factors such as exposure to sunlight, smoking and stress all contribute to the creation of wrinkles and folds.

    Q: What is wrinkle relaxation treatment?

    A: Wrinkle relaxation treatment involves a natural, purified protein that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles, creating a rejuvenated appearance. The active ingredient in wrinkle relaxation treatment is derived from bacteria in much the same way penicillin is derived from mould. It is manufactured in sterile laboratory conditions.

    The treatment is a prescription-only medicine and treatment is only available from a qualified medical professional such as Dr Hodgkinson and his team. It is registered for the treatment of crow’s feet (the lines that radiate from the corner of your eye when you smile or squint), forehead lines (the horizontal lines that form when you raise your eyebrows) and glabellar frown lines (the vertical lines that appear between your eyebrows when you frown).

    Q: How does wrinkle relaxation treatment work?

    A: The treatment can be used to relax specific facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles (these are the wrinkles that are formed during facial expression). Once the muscles are relaxed, you cannot contract them and continue to make the undesirable facial expressions. Thus, the lines gradually smooth and new lines are prevented from forming.

    Q: What does wrinkle relaxation treatment involve?

    A: Wrinkle relaxation treatment is a non-surgical procedure whereby a small amount of product is administered into selected facial muscles by Dr Hodgkinson or one of his staff specialists using a very fine needle. Generally, the treatment takes around 10 -15 minutes. At the Cosmetic& Restorative Surgery Clinic we have used our vast experience with these treatments to develop methods to minimize any discomfort so that no anaesthetic is usually required. The injection may sting for a few seconds but normal activities can be resumed soon after.

    After the injection, it takes 2 -3 days for the treatment to begin taking effect and about 7 days to see the full effect. The dose recommended for the treatment will vary depending on your individual situation and the severity of your lines. Dr Hodgkinson and his staff will know what the best dose is for you and which muscles to inject to give you the best results.

    Q: How long does wrinkle relaxation treatment last?

    A: The effect can last up to 4 months before lines slowly begin to return. If you have repeat anti-wrinkle treatments, the effect tends to last longer.

    Does wrinkle relaxation treatment cause more wrinkles to form?

    The treatment will relax the facial muscles that cause expression lines. It does not cause more wrinkles to form. If you choose not to have further treatments your muscles will eventually return to normal activity and your wrinkles will gradually revert to their pre-treatment levels.

    Q: Will facial expression be affected by wrinkle relaxation treatment?

    A: The treatment works specifically on the muscles treated. This means that any muscle left untreated, including untreated facial muscles, should not be affected by the treatment. Dr Hodgkinson or one of the nurses will determine the best dose for you and which muscles to inject to give you the best results.

    Q: Are there any side effects?

    A: In addition to its use for cosmetic reasons, the product used in wrinkle relaxation treatment is also used to treat patients in a variety of therapeutic indications including cerebral palsy in children, movement disorders (head, neck, shoulder, face), and axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating).

    In the amounts used for the treatment of upper facial lines, the side effects are usually temporary and localised to the area of injection. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning/stinging, bruising, swelling or redness at the injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids/eyebrows, swollen eyelids, skin tightness, tingling sensations, itichiness, nausea and flu like symptoms.

    Q: How long has wrinkle relaxation treatment been used?

    A: The treatment has been used in Australia and New Zealand in therapeutic treatments for over 15 years. It was first approved for use in Australia for movement disorders (eye & face) in 1993 and for eye spasms and crossed eyes in New Zealand in 1991.

    Q: Can wrinkle relaxation be combined with other products and procedures?

    A: Absolutely.  To get the desired result other non-surgical treatments such as injectible fillers, Thermage® or microdermabrasion may be used a combination with wrinkle relaxation treatment. The team at the Cosmetic & Restorative Surgery Clinic will advise you as to whether or not you will receive better results if your treatment is combined with other products and/or procedures.

  • How Long Does An Anti-Wrinkle Injection Last, And What Are The Long-Term Effects Of Injecting A Poison Into Your Body?

    The effects from your anti-wrinkle injection should last between four to six months. However, if your body metabolises the substance quickly or if too little toxin has been applied, then the effects may fade after two to three months.

    There are no known long-term side effects from anti-wrinkle injections. It is worth noting that the injectable is not a “poison”, rather a medical grade purified protein.

  • Are anti-wrinkle injections safe?

    Q: Are Anti-Wrinkle injections safe?

    Absolutely, if performed by a qualified and experienced doctor. The television show ‘Body Work’ recently demonstrated anti-wrinkle injections both to smooth and soften lines and folds as well as injectable fillers to enhance lips.The areas usually addressed are the frown lines between the eyebrows, the horizontal lines in the forehead and the crows feet around the side of the eyes.
    Folds most commonly softened are those around the mouth. These injections are highly popular as they can be performed in a matter of minutes and either instantly or within a few days the patient has a benefit which lasts for a number of months.
    Note: the injectables used for these procedures can only be ordered by a doctor, and the manufacturers and the medical community do not endorse their use in a party environment.

    For more information on anti-wrinkle and other injectibles see this information

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  • After Repeated Anti Wrinkle Injections, Will Facial Muscles Ever Lose Their Ability To Frown?

    After the anti wrinkle injections wear off, usually in 3 to 6 months, the muscles do recover.

    However, because the muscles have not been active for a long time, they usually do not recover to the same intensity as before you had the anti wrinkle injections.

    This means that the facial muscles do still function, so you have normal expression but not with the intensity in the brow area that gives you the frowning and angry, unapproachable appearance that the scowling heavy muscles deliver to those with whom you are talking or communicating with.

  • Arm Lifts & Brachioplasty

  • What can I do about my ‘Floppy’ Arms?

    Q: What can I do about my “floppy” arms – liposuction?

    A: Excessive fat and/or skin in the upper arms can often be extremely embarrassing to many women, young and old.

    Another name for “floppy” arms is “bat wings” or “tuckshop” arms. The skin of the upper arm becomes very thin and fragile and does not contract quite as well after weight loss or liposuction.

    Sometimes the excessive skin in the arms causes such embarrassment that an arm plasty or brachioplasty can be performed.

    In this young woman of 23 years of age, I reduced the “bat wings” by the procedure of an arm plasty, carried out as an outpatient procedure at the Double Bay Day Surgery. The patient is now taking pleasure in wearing sleeveless dresses for the first time in several years.

    Arm reduction (Brachioplasty)

    Arm reduction (Brachioplasty)

    Before

    After

    Call us at the Clinic to learn more, or learn more in our Procedures section and check out our Patients’

    Before and After Gallery.

  • Breast Implants & Enhancements

  • Will my implants last forever?

    A: All implants ultimately fail so if you are thinking about having implants you will need to plan for replacement surgery later in life. The life of an implant is usually somewhere between ten and 15 years. Your body changes over your lifetime with the influence of hormones, pregnancies, menopause and weight gain, so the size of your original implants may be inappropriate for your changed shape.

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    • What is the rupture rate of saline implants?

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  • What type of implant do you prefer for breast enhancement?

    Q: What type of implant do you prefer for breast enhancement?

    A: I’m often asked this question. In contrast to many surgeons who prefer to use one particular type, I use every sort of implant as well as a wide range of incisions to insert them. This flexibility is important to meet the patient’s desires and obtain the optimal result. The choice is contingent upon the patient’s shape, the condition of the breast tissue, whether there is droop (ptosis) of the breasts and the overall figure shape. In over 90% of cases, I use a saline implant. The smooth-walled saline is ideal for the younger patient who has never had an implant, has very little ptosis of the breasts and wants to have a C or C+ brassiere size.

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  • What is the rupture rate of saline implants?

    A: The rupture rate is less than one per cent per annum. If they do rupture and deflate the saline solution is merely absorbed into the tissues. Replacement surgery is relatively simple. Because the manufacturer replaces the implants, the cost is reduced to 25 per cent of the original surgery.

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    A: This is called “capsular contracture” and is caused by a build-up of scar tissue around the implant. This is more common with the silicone implants when they are positioned behind the breast tissue in front of the chest muscle.

    Newer (textured) implants have reduced the rate of capsular contracture in recent years.

    My rate of capsular contracture using the smooth-walled saline implants in the partial sub-muscular position (behind the pectoralis) is one per cent.

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    A: The shape you wish to achieve is measured against your existing breasts and your chest wall to determine the appropriate size and shape for you. Implants come in many shapes and sizes, from round to tear drop, asymmetrical and anatomic.

    When considering a patient for implants, I take many things into consideration along with the patients desires and the physical realities e.g. current size and shape of the breast, elasticity of the breast skin, position of the nipple, and the shape and bony contour of her chest wall. Placing silicone gel implants partly under the chest muscles is often a better choice for very thin women so that the implant will not show through the skin.

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    A: Gaining a natural looking breast implant is possible — it’s a matter of eliminating the give-aways such as seeing the margins (outlines) of the implant, an implant that is too large and an implant that is too “perky”. Once these have been eliminated, it is easier to choose the size, shape and position correctly and create a natural slope of your chest wall and a shape and size that is in balance with the body. The trend in Australia is to have a “C” cup for a more natural result.

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    What is the difference between liposuction and liposculpture?

    Q: What is the difference between liposuction and liposculpture? A: Liposuction is the removal of fat cells. When the surgeon is removing fat from the body to create a more pleasing shape, it is critical to create a smooth contour. To create the desired contour

    Q: My tummy bulges out no matter what I try since I’ve had children. What can I do?

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    I have a rather lined and wrinkled forehead but I’m not keen on surgery. I’ve heard a lot about Anti-wrinkle injections … how do they work?

    Q: I have a rather lined and wrinkled forehead but I’m not keen on surgery. I’ve heard a lot about anti-wrinkle injections … how do they work? A: Anti-wrinkle injections are booming because they temporarily deactivate the over-active muscles of facial expression that create crows’ feet and frown lines. The injected

    I am a 25-year-old man with a thin build and no chest. What can be done? (Pectoral implants)

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  • I thought silicone breast implants were in danger of leaking, so why are they still used?

    Silicone implants are no longer made of liquid silicone in a sac. They are now composed of Silicone Gel, so if you were to cut them in half, you would find a cohesive gel-like semi-solid substance which cannot explode or leak into the body.

    These implants can still rupture (all breast implants have a rupture rate of about three to five per cent in ten years)  and a lump may develop as the body reacts to the extruded gel. In this case the implant would need to be removed so the gel can be removed and the implant replaced with a new one.

    Although Silicone Gel implants are safe, Dr Hodgkinson prefers to use Saline (salt water) implants, which require a smaller incision than gel implants. Furthermore, if a rupture does occur, it is much easier to detect with a saline implant as it causes almost immediate deflation in the affected side.

  • I have large breasts and would like them reduced. What type of scars would this operation leave?

    A: Many women with large breasts (over a D size) suffer from back pain, neck strain and are unable to wear certain clothes. Scarring from an operation to reduce their breast size (reduction mammaplasty) naturally concerns them.

    While no-one can guarantee what quality of scars a particular patient will form after surgery (people form scars in different ways), I try to minimise the amount of scarring in all breast surgery. When performing reduction mammaplasty, I try to avoid the anchor or T incision on the lower half of the breasts. If possible it’s best to minimise scarring on the breast and to limit it to the area around the areola if the nipple does not have to be lifted more than 6cms and the reduction is not more than 400gm. This is called the Bennelli technique. For the larger breasts more skin has to be removed so a vertical and sometimes horizontal incision may be needed.

    The breast tissue needs to be stabilised internally and total breast reshaping is maintained by the use of an internal stitching or mesh brassiere. All the breast tissue can be reached and reshaped through the nipple. Patients are generally pleased with the new shape and size and with the elimination of the symptoms of large uncomfortable breasts. I have performed this operation on patients as young as 15 and as old as 72.

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  • I have heard a lot about “Furry Brazilian Implants” – What are they?

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    A: Furry Brazilian Implants is a sexy name for an implant manufactured by a Brazilian Company called a Polyurethane implant.  Polyurethane implants have been in the market for over 30 years but they were taken off the market in 1992 in the Moratorium against implants in the United States and have never returned there.

    For a complete overview of “fuzzy” Brazilian implants or Polyurethane implants, please see my articles and news release called the “Fuzzy Logic Behind Furry Brazilian Breast Implants”

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  • Can I tell the implant size I need by the bra size I want to wear?

    Breast size, bra size and implant size cannot be directly compared. Correct sizing of patients is important because no two women are the same, no woman has the same exact same sized breasts on both sides and no two bras are the same, but two implants by the same manufacturer will be the same size. We pride ourselves on our ability to size a patient accurately based on the size she wants for breast implants, not only by measurements but also by various ways of trialling different sizes and shapes. To learn more about breast implants and other procedures, contact us at the Clinic or just check our website.

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      Q: Do implants move? A:    In fact, it is unusual for implants to move. In placing any implant—whether it is a breast, cheek, chin or calf implant—the aim of the procedure is to make the pocket the correct size and shape for the proposed implant. Previously, when cortisone (a steroid) was used

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  • Breast Lifting

  • If I have a breast lift, will my breasts sag again?

    A: Unfortunately, due to previous enlargement and shrinkage of the breasts following pregnancy and lactation, the skin will have lost its original elasticity—an obvious sign of which is stretch marks. Loss of elasticity will make the breasts prone to sag again with time and this will be even more evident if there is weight gain or loss.

    A breast implant in conjuction with a lift can help prop up the sagging breast tissue. If necessary, a mastoplexy (breast lift) can be repeated at a later date.

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    Q: What is a neck-lift? A: Some people age prematurely in the neck. This may be a familial trait—especially in the chin; if the chin is weak, the neck will age more rapidly. The “turkey” or “chook” neck is an obvious sign of ageing that

    Tuberous Breasts

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    I am 45. If I have a facelift now, will I need to have another one later on, say when I’m 60?

    Q: I am 45. If I have a facelift now, will I need to have another one later on, say when I’m 60? A: You will need another lift if you want to keep your youthful look, however it’s unlikely to be the same type

  • I am 38 and have found my breasts have sagged after having children. Would a breast-lift help?

    Q: I am 38 and have found my breasts have sagged after having children. Would a breast-lift help?

    A: Drooping breasts can be a source of embarrassment as well as a sign of their loss of youth and femininity. This sagging can occur naturally with age or follow after pregnancy when the breast tissue shrinks. Breast droop can be corrected with an operation called mastopexy which involves removing some skin and excess tissue from the lower breast with a vertical incision or via an oval incision around the areola (the Bennelli technique).

    The skin is drawn together and stitched creating a higher, tighter breast. Sometimes I insert an implant to give the breast added support and fullness if the patient has inadequate breast tissue.

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  • Breast Reconstruction

  • I have had a mastectomy. What techniques are used for breast reconstruction?

    A: There are basically two options for patients who want a reconstruction: to use your own tissues to make a new breast or to try to get more skin and then place an implant under the skin (the expansion technique).

    Post-operative treatment following a mastectomy, such as radiation or chemotherapy, might impact on the available options. If the patient has not had radiation, then the expansion method can be used. This involves placing a silastic balloon underneath the residual skin on the chest wall. Every two weeks, more saline solution is added to the balloon in order to stretch the skin. Once the required amount of skin has grown, a gel implant is positioned.

    In the method that uses your own tissue (autogenous), the tissue can be brought from the back or the abdomen to make the new breast. We use both these techniques for breast reconstruction

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    Breast Reduction

    Before and After Breast Reduction Surgery by Dr Hodgkinson Breast Reduction is a very popular procedure for women who are weighed down by heavy enlarged breasts which often cause symptoms of back pain, neck strain, rashes in the summertime and an inability to wear attractive and brief clothes and with too

    If I have a breast lift, will my breasts sag again?

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    Revision of Rhinoplasty

    Getting Rhinoplasty right Rhinoplasty surgery involves reshaping the nasal bone and/or cartilage to create a nose that aesthetically enriches the face. A failed rhinoplasty can be distressing. Rather than achieving an improvement, the patient has to deal with an unsatisfactory result. There are many reasons for a failed rhinoplasty, including non-compliance by the

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  • Breast Reduction

  • What type of scars can I expect from a breast reduction?

    Q: What type of scar results from breast reduction?

    A: Many patients with large breasts over D size become quite symptomatic, suffering from back pain, neck strain and the inability to wear certain clothes. They often inquire about breast reduction and are concerned about what types of scar result from the different procedures.

    While we cannot guarantee what type of scar each patient will form after surgery, I try to minimise the amount of scarring with all breast surgery. In reduction mammaplasty I try to evert the anchor or invert a T incision which is on the lower pole of the breasts. Some surgeons do a W type scar, others a vertical scar on the breast, but if possible, it is best to limit the scars which are on the breast itself and try to put them only around the areola. This technique is called the Bennelli technique and it is very useful also for breast lifts. I have recently visited Dr Goes from Brazil in Sao Paulo and have a few new tricks to further reduce scarring.

    Breast reduction is one of the most successful operations as patients are grateful for the new shape, size and the elimination of symptoms associated with having large breasts. It is has been performed in patients from as young as 14 years to as old as 72 years.

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  • I look tired and I’m often asked what I’m worried about. What can I do about this?

    A: A tired or angry appearance is associated with brow ptosis (i.e. drooping). The eyebrows have begun to undergo the effects of gravity and instead of being arched over open eyes, they have descended and the eyes look small. Over-activity of the face muscles from frowning, squinting, asthma or breathing disorders is also often associated with brow ptosis.

    Although anti-wrinkle injections can temporarily improve the “scowling” appearance, a longer-term solution is a brow-lift. This procedure, popular in the 30–50 age group, can take away that worried, angry or tired appearance and make you look friendlier, fresher and less concerned.

    The endoscopic brow-lift is a major improvement over the traditional brow-lift as the incisions are small and the recovery time minimal. I have been performing the endoscopic brow-lift for more than ten years and the vast majority of my patients (nearly 500) have been satisfied with the result. The procedure is always performed as an outpatient at my clinic.

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    Q: I am a 50-year old man and generally feel I have an aged and tired appearance. Would a facelift be suitable for me?

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    I want my nose fixed but am worried I will end up with a “cute” nose.”

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    Q: What procedures are most popular with males?

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  • Buttock Implants

  • I have no bottom. Is there anything I can do about this?

    Q: I have no bottom. Is there anything I can do about this?

    A: Everyone has a bottom of course but some people have a flat bottom with no shape or a very small bottom. A fuller bottom can give a woman a more feminine shape.

    We also do implants on men—in men, a “flat butt” is an ageing butt. Implants can make the male buttocks look more in proportion with the rest of the body, especially if they have been exercising and building up the upper body.

    The three main groups of patients I do are South American women with flat bottoms, Chinese women with small bottoms and gay male patients.

    Some doctors have used injections of fat but the results can be quite unpredictable. I use implants made from solid silicone or cohesive gel. They come in either round or lozenge shape and in various sizes. The implant is inserted deep underneath the main muscle—the gluteus muscle (glute) via a small incision between the cheeks and the muscle.

    The number of women seeking buttock implants is definitely increasing, particularly since the popularity of the American Latino singer, Jennifer Lopez. The pioneers of buttock implants were actually the South Americans, particularly the Brazilians and the Mexicans, where culturally generous buttocks are more popular than breast enhancement.

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  • Calf Implants

  • What can I do about skinny legs?

    Q: I’m embarrassed by my skinny legs – what can I do?

    A: Calf implants continue to be popular, especially in summer. Usually, women choose to have one implant on the inside of their leg to produce a nice curve below their knee, while men choose four implants – two implants in each leg – one on the inside and one on the out-side, to provide a much more “bulked up” appearance.

    A small incision is made at the back of the knee area in a crease in order to insert the implant. Careful planning is necessary and often patients undergo liposculpture at the same time.

    In the twenty years I have been performing this procedure, there have been very minimal complications and problems in these patients.

    Women who have had calf implantation are delighted to be able to wear a short skirt and men are much more comfortable about wearing shorts and at the beach.

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  • Cheek Implants

  • Do cheek implants feel natural?

    Do Cheek Implants feel natural?

    Cheek Implants have now become more popular as we are exposed to so many attractive fashion models with very prominent high cheek bones. High or prominent cheek bones are typically associated with young and beautiful, smiling faces. Flat cheeks may produce a sad or depressed appearance and cheek implants can produce a fullness similar to smiling.

    Cheek implants are created from silicone or Gore-tex and are usually inserted through a small incision inside the mouth. A wide variety of shapes and sizes is available. This is an outpatient procedure performed under twilight anaesthesia.

    After about a month, implants do indeed feel natural and produce an improvement in shape and appearance of the face, glamourising the face for women and strengthening it for males. Careful selection of the size and shape of your implants should be made by you and your surgeon.

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  • Chin Implants

  • Do chin implants look natural?

    A: Chin implants are solid silicone prostheses which are inserted into the chin and the side of the lower jaw to give more definition to the lower third of the face.

    In a male patient, the implant can give a more chiselled, masculine appearance to the jaw. In women, it can assist in giving a better definition to the neck. A chin implant balances both the male and female profile and is sometimes combined with rhinoplasty, liposuction or a facelift. Implants are placed via a small incision either in the mouth or under the chin in a skin crease. These implants are not visible as they sit firmly on the jawbone itself and do not move or break over time. Surgeons should not be tempted to put in an over-large implant into the jaw as its appearance will be quite unnatural. If appropriately sized and placed, the implant should have a natural appearance.

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  • Eyelid Surgery

  • Will I feel anything during my eyelid surgery?

    A: You will be sedated intravenously and locally anaesthetised around the eye area. You will not feel any pain, possibly just a slight pulling sensation. After surgery ice-soaked gauze applied to the eyelid area reduces swelling and bruising

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    Q: If I have my lids done, will I be able to close my eyes properly? A: An upper lid blepharoplasty should remove just enough redundant skin from the upper lids to reveal a nice lid fold. If excessive skin is removed, patients may be unable to close their eyes properly.

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  • What can I do about my heavy eyelids? (Asian)

    Q: What can I do about my heavy eyelids? (Asian)

    A: Some Asian patients don’t have an upper eyelid fold when their eyes are open but want to have what is called the “double eyelid” fold. Basic techniques just use a stitch through the eyelid which does not last very long.

    The surgical procedure that creates the best, permanent result involves making an attachment between the levatar muscle that lifts the eyelid and the skin of the eyelid. Caucasian and Asian patients have a natural attachment, but it is usually much lower in Asian eyes, so may not be noticeable when the eyelid is open.

    It is very important to make the fold the correct height. If a Caucasian height is chosen it may look unnatural for an Asian so a midheight is usually best. The procedure involves very carefully making a symmetrical incision, taking a very conservative amount of fat and stitching a connection between the levatar muscle and the skin. Twilight sedation is used so the patient can open their eyes during the procedure to ensure the folds are absolutely symmetrical.

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  • What about my heavy eyelids?

    Q: I know I need a facelift, but how about my heavy eyelids?

    A: When thinking about a facelift, it’s important to consider your eye area as well. “Droopy”, “sleepy” upper eyelids and excessive “baggage” on the lower lids are quite common complaints by many patients seeking cosmetic improvement around their eye area.

    Racial characteristics, excessive expression, allergies and sun exposure all contribute to “droopy” lids where loose skin bends down the eyelashes. Removal of the excessive skin above the eyes and readjustment of crows’ feet can be achieved by blepharoplasty.

    In the lower lids, bulging fat is removed alleviating the baggage and reducing the dark rings under the eyelids.

    Facelift with Blepharoplasty (Eyelid lift)

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    Q: I want to look just as competitive as I feel – what can I do?

  • My eyes were my best feature when I was young.

    The procedure to rejuvenate the eyes (eyelids) is called blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty involves a surgical procedure, performed as an outpatient under twilight sedation or light general anaesthesia, where the excessive skin and bulging fat of the upper and lower eyelids is removed and the youthful stance of the eyelids restored.

    Care must be taken not to overresect tissue but to create a crisp fold in the upper eyelid and not ‘hollow out’ the lid. This outpatient surgical procedure requires precision and experience to rejuvenate your ‘look’.

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    It is very important to make the fold the correct height. If a Caucasian height is chosen it may look unnatural for an Asian, so a mid-height is usually best. The procedure involves carefully making a symmetrical incision, removing a very conservative amount of fat and then stitching a connection between the levator muscle and the skin. Twilight sedation is used to allow the patient to open their eyes during the procedure to ensure the folds are absolutely symmetrical.

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  • Facelift

  • What is the S-Lift?

    Q: What is the S-Lift?

    A: Many patients ask this. The S-Lift is a re-invention of a very antiquated technique of facelifting; one that was abandoned because it did not address the major problems of ageing which include laxity of the soft tissues of the neck and fat accumulation. The S-Lift is described as “surgery for beginners” and a technique which “merely approaches the laxity of skin issue”. It is commonly known that tightening the skin alone leads to unacceptable scars and extremely short-term results. Before and after results most often published show patients after only a few days or weeks.

    The plastic surgical community abandoned the initial facelifting techniques (which were introduced in the 1920s and 1930s and continued into the 1950s) to perform more thorough procedures. With these early techniques, patients were dissatisfied with the fact that they underwent a surgical procedure with subsequent visible scarring and very temporary results.

    In the 1970s and 1980s, with the introduction of the more thorough procedures, it was established that by working first on the fat and the loose tissues underneath the skin to re-establish a youthful contour and then redraping the skin, a longer lasting, more natural and hence cost-effective result without the unwanted scars could be achieved.

    I am still following up the first facelift I did for a patient upon my return to Australia in 1990. This patient is still satisfied with her result more than ten years later, because the issues and tissues of the ageing face were dealt with properly at the outset. I hope this explains to you what the

    S-Lift is and why I would never revert to a procedure which I know is a waste of a patient’s time, energy and money.

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    A: Facelifts and other procedures, such as eyelid surgery, brow-lifts, neck-lifts and skin rejuvenation techniques like chemical peeling, laserbrasion and dermabrasion, are especially popular in winter. These procedures require the patient to reduce their exposure to the sun and this is easier to do in the cooler months. Winter is also traditionally socially quieter than summer.

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    How much younger do you look with a facelift?

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    I am in my early 50s and want a facelift but I’m also worried about my sun-damaged skin. Would a facelift help my skin?

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    How long does it take to recover from a facelift?

    Q: How long does it take to recover from a facelift? A: The less invasive nature of today’s facelift procedures means that most people can be back at work after two weeks. There will be bruising and swelling after the operation but even the most severe swelling should be gone by

    I am 45. If I have a facelift now, will I need to have another one later on, say when I’m 60?

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  • What Is The Age Limit For A Facelift Or Liposuction?

    The age limit for a facelift is probably in the seventies.  More and more people in their late 60s and 70s are still in the workforce and still very active socially and professionally.

    Therefore, when one is in their 70s, this is not too old to undergo a facelift.

     

    Regarding the procedure of liposuction, the skin loses its elasticity as one ages, so probably the age limit for having liposuction, is probably in one’s sixties.

     

  • What exactly does a mini-lift do?

    A: This is a minimal incision procedure on the lower two-thirds of the face that elevates and “fixes” the underlying tissues. The results always look more natural than just tightening the skin.

    The advantage of a minimal incision procedure over a traditional one is less scarring and less “down-time” while maintaining the longer lasting and more natural result of a complete facelift procedure by securing the lax underlying SMAS and muscle tissues.

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    What is a neck-lift?

    Q: What is a neck-lift? A: Some people age prematurely in the neck. This may be a familial trait—especially in the chin; if the chin is weak, the neck will age more rapidly. The “turkey” or “chook” neck is an obvious sign of ageing that

    Q: I am 38 and have found my breasts have sagged after having children. Would a breast-lift help?

    Q: I am 38 and have found my breasts have sagged after having children. Would a breast-lift help? A: Drooping breasts can be a source of embarrassment as well as a sign of their loss of youth and femininity. This sagging can occur naturally with age or follow after pregnancy when

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    I am 45. If I have a facelift now, will I need to have another one later on, say when I’m 60?

    Q: I am 45. If I have a facelift now, will I need to have another one later on, say when I’m 60? A: You will need another lift if you want to keep your youthful look, however it’s unlikely to be the same type

  • I have a sagging neck. Do I need a facelift?

    A: No-one wants a double chin (or “turkey neck”) but regardless of your age, you can usually do something about it.

    From late teens some people notice the hereditary feature of a chubby fat neck. Just looking at your relatives gives you the clue that diet and exercise are not going to fix the problem. Liposuction is generally very effective for these fatty accumulations up to the age of about 40.

    After 40 years, men and women who are ageing relatively normally, note a laxity of skin and sagging muscles under the chin. A mini-lift is the treatment of choice at this age and can result in a marked “firming” and tensioning of the underlying muscles of the upper neck.

    After about age 45, fat and sagging skin combine to make the problem more severe and at this stage a neck-lift or a facelift is a better option.

    To find out the most suitable procedure for you, be sure to consult a surgeon with extensive experience in facelifts. Beware of the “latest”, the “newest”, the “L”, the “S” or “the turbo”! These procedures may have a nifty name but liposuction, a mini-lift and neck-lift have a proven track record of more than 20 years.

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    Face First

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    Q: I am a 50-year old man and generally feel I have an aged and tired appearance. Would a facelift be suitable for me?

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  • I have a sagging neck but do I need a facelift?

    Q: I have a sagging neck but do I need a facelift?

    A: No-one likes having a double chin (“turkey neck”). But young or older, you can usually do something about it. From late teenage years, some patients notice the hereditary feature of a chubby fat neck. Just checking your relatives gives you the clue this is not going to go away with diet or exercise. Liposuction is generally highly effective for these fatty accumulations up to the age of about 40.

    After 40 years, men and women who are aging relatively normally note laxity of skin and the sagging of muscles under the chin. A mini-lift is the treatment of choice at this age and can result in a marked “firming” and tensioning of the underlying muscles of the upper neck. After about 45 years of age, fat and sagging skin combine to make the problem more severe, and usually a neck lift or facelift is performed.

    To find out the best procedure for you, be sure to consult a surgeon with experience and expertise. Beware of the “latest”, the “newest”, the “L” or the “S” or the “turbo”! These procedures may have a nifty eponym but liposuction, mini-lift and neck lift have a proven track record of over 20 years.

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    Q: I’m 44 years of age and have noticed some excess wrinkling around my eyes, jowling, and some thickness in my neck and under my chin. My friends say I am looking tired. Am I too young for a facelift?

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  • I have a double chin. What can I do?

    Q: I have a double chin. What can I do?

    A: A double chin is not only a sign of aging or being overweight but can also be a hereditary area for fatty deposits. For persons in their teens to thirties who still have good elasticity in their skin (and even older in some cases) Liposuction to the chin can produce remarkable results. Naturally, the surgeon must be artistically skilled in remodelling the patient’s profile to suit their features and facial balance.

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    Q: I look tired and my friends ask “what are you worrying about?”

    Q: I’m 44 years of age and have noticed some excess wrinkling around my eyes, jowling, and some thickness in my neck and under my chin. My friends say I am looking tired. Am I too young for a facelift?

    Q: What is the S-Lift?

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  • I am in my early 50s and want a facelift but I’m also worried about my sun-damaged skin. Would a facelift help my skin?

    A: Because the Australian environment is especially harsh on the skin and the skin may be sun-damaged, you may need more than just the tightening of the underlying tissues. In combination with a facelift you may benefit from a skin rejuvenation program using laser resurfacing or a chemical peel which can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and make a great deal of difference to the texture of the skin and your complexion.

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    Q: I am 44 years old, am I too young for a facelift?

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    How long does it take to recover from a facelift?

    Q: How long does it take to recover from a facelift? A: The less invasive nature of today’s facelift procedures means that most people can be back at work after two weeks. There will be bruising and swelling after the operation but even the most severe swelling should be gone by

    What is the best time of the year to have a facelift?

    Q: What is the best time of the year to have a facelift? A: Facelifts and other procedures, such as eyelid surgery, brow-lifts, neck-lifts and skin rejuvenation techniques like chemical peeling, laserbrasion and dermabrasion, are especially popular in winter. These procedures require the patient to

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    Q: I am a 50-year old man. I don’t regard myself as old but I have sagging jowls, a bit of a double chin and generally feel I have an aged and tired appearance. Would a facelift be suitable for me?

    A: Men are also feeling the pressure of normal ageing—the sagging of the jowls, the double chin and the aged tired look as you described. But most 50-year-olds do not regard themselves as old and still feel competitive and turn to the gym, nutritional awareness, less smoking, anti-ageing medicines and yes, facelifts. Encouraged by the success of rejuvenation surgery in women, men are now coming forward for surgical procedures and 30 per cent of my practice is now comprised of men.

    When I perform facelifts on men, I concentrate on defining the jaw and eliminating the double chin.

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    • I have a sagging neck. Do I need a facelift?

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    • I look tired and I’m often asked what I’m worried about. What can I do about this?

      Q: I look tired and I’m often asked what I’m worried about. What can I do about this? A: A tired or angry appearance is associated with brow ptosis (i.e. drooping). The eyebrows have begun to undergo the effects of gravity and instead of being

    • I know my neck is starting to sag but the rest of my face seems to have aged as well.

      Patients usually come to me with something that bothers them: their eyelids, their neck, etc. However, to rejuvenate a face we have to address the entire face and the ageing process as it affects each particular patient. So it is common to perform a facelift at the same time as

  • I am 60, can I have a facelift that looks natural?

    Q: I am 60 and have a lot of loose skin on my face. I want a facelift but I don’t want that obviously stretched look. Can I have a facelift that looks natural?

    A: Fortunately, today’s procedures do not lead to that stretched, over-operated on “Hollywood” appearance of by-gone years. To gain an un-operated, natural appearance the focus in the over-60 age group is completely different. Because the bones are degenerating and the mid-face is getting smaller, it is essential to focus on the bony structure of the face and facial volume. Because the skin has more laxity, more redundant skin will need to be removed, usually resulting in longer scars. I concentrate not only on the skin and muscles, but also on the shape of the face. I re-establish the cheek projection and jaw-line and often put in more than I take out using volume-enhancing procedures such as cheek implants and fat transfer.

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      Q: I am in my early 50s and want a facelift but I’m also worried about my sun-damaged skin. Would a facelift help my skin? A: Because the Australian environment is especially harsh on the skin and the skin may be sun-damaged, you may need

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    Q: I am 45. If I have a facelift now, will I need to have another one later on, say when I’m 60?

    A: You will need another lift if you want to keep your youthful look, however it’s unlikely to be the same type of facelift. The second lift is likely to be more of a touch-up procedure at about 8 to 12 years after the first lift. The old incisions are revisited and the sagging tissues re-tightened.

    The over-operated-on “wind tunnel” appearance after two or three facelifts as often seen in the social pages, needs to be avoided. The tight look is avoided with judicious restoration of sagging tissues and by not removing any more skin. Another obvious look to be avoided is the long or distorted earlobes and a stepped or too high hairline.

    If you are committed to staying youthful, budget for later life; look after your first facelift by not smoking or taking drugs and by avoiding excessive sun exposure.

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    A: The whole idea of waiting until 60 for a one-off facelift has gone. There has been a growing trend over the past ten years for people in their late 30s and early 40s to actively seek facelifting. In this age group the skin starts to give way to gravity—the brow may droop a little and the skin around the eyes loosen. However, muscle and ligament tone is still quite elastic and patients usually require less extensive rejuvenating techniques. I minimise incisions by using less invasive techniques, often using the endoscope or limited incision surgery. Usually some tightening of the underlying muscle and ligament tissue is enough. The jowls and neck area can be tightened and the brow-lift procedure can elevate the corners of the eyes and also tighten the upper cheek area.

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      Q:    How long does it take to recover from a facelift? A:    The less invasive nature of today’s facelift procedures means that most people can be back at work after two weeks. There will be bruising and swelling after the operation but even the most severe swelling should be gone by

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  • How long will a facelift last?

    A: How long the results of restoration surgery will last depends on many factors. These may include genetics, life-style habits such as drinking and smoking, sun exposure, stress and the effectiveness of the original procedure.

    While we continue to age after we have had surgery, the surgical procedure can help set back the hands of time and start them ticking again from an earlier point.

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    A: The less invasive nature of today’s facelift procedures means that most people can be back at work after two weeks. There will be bruising and swelling after the operation but even the most severe swelling should be gone by the third week. Heavy work, stress and sudden movements should be avoided for the first ten days so as not to aggravate swelling or put any stress on the stitches.

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    Jowls are commonly associated with ageing in the lower half of the face. Everyone ages differently but jowls are a common complaint of patients that present at the clinic to find out what their options are and what is the best procedure for sagging jowls.  As we get older, not only our skin loses elasticity but the underlying tissues and fat pats atrophy as well.  This ageing process creates this sagging, loose appearance, wherein the jawline loses its definition and often there is also a laxity of the tissues under the chin, giving the person a double chin or “turkey neck”.

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    How to correct sagging jowls?

    The best procedure or treatment for sagging jowls usually involves a minimal incision facelift of just the lower two-thirds of the face, which is enough to elevate these tissues combined with some fixation of the tissues underneath  ( not just a skin lift or S-Lift).  It is not possible to create natural looking results when the skin is stretched and tightened like cling wrap to hold the sagging tissues in place. The advantage of the minimal incision facelift combined with the fixation of the underlying tissues over more traditional procedures is that there is less scarring and “down-time” while still providing for a long lasting and more natural result.

    Find out more about facelifts at our Sydney cosmetic clinic.

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    A: High cheek bones have always been associated with youth and the maintenance of a youthful face as we age. The problem with ageing in the cheek area is that the tissues underneath the eye slide down with the effects of gravity and facial movement, producing nasolabial folds. These can be improved with injections of non-permanent injectibles; however, there comes a point where simply plumping up will not do the job.

    Fortunately, we now have a newer procedure called “Mid-Face Lifting” which is done without leaving evident scars. Small incisions in the mouth and hairline enable us to endoscopically release these droopy tissues to bring them up higher, recreating the fullness of youth in the cheek area.
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  • How do I remove spider veins on my face?

    A: For spider veins on the face—usually around the cheeks and nose—we use the KTP laser which is very successful at removing these unattractive blemishes. Further skin damage, usually from wind and sun will result in the reappearance of these veins and the laser therapy will have to be repeated.

    No anaesthesia is needed for this laser treatment. The patient wears special goggles during treatment to protect the eyes. The cosmetic surgeon traces out these small veins with a laser light which obliterates them. A laser session usually takes about half an hour. A second session may be needed.

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    Facial Resurfacing: Ready for Spring

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    Q: If I have my lids done, will I be able to close my eyes properly?

    Q: If I have my lids done, will I be able to close my eyes properly? A: An upper lid blepharoplasty should remove just enough redundant skin from the upper lids to reveal a nice lid fold. If excessive skin is removed, patients may be unable to close their eyes properly.

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    Q: Can you liposuction more than one area of the body at the same time?

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  • I have quite deep lines around my lips and cheek areas. What can I do about these?

    A: For deeper and more extensive lines I prefer to resurface the upper lip with either dermabrasion or the carbon dioxide laser treatment. The smooth resurfaced skin takes seven to ten days to heal and leaves new, pink skin which for six to eight weeks requires makeup to conceal and sunscreen for protection.

    The new, smooth upper lip can be a little shiny and lighter in colour than the rest of your face. This is why resurfacing the whole face is sometimes better so that there is a uniform lighter colour all over rather than have a demarcation line around your mouth and a sun-tanned, freckled complexion on the rest of your face.

     

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  • I diet and exercise but still have but still have big hips.

    I diet and exercise but still have big hips

    Liposculpture is a highly effective procedure for a young woman like yourself who is fit and but still has pockets of fat that simply will not budge. The art in liposculpture, unlike simple liposuction, is not just to remove the pockets of fat but to sculpt a new figure for the patient.

    To achieve a new figure requires the surgeon to have an appreciation of the artistic modeling of the fat so that after skin retraction, visually appealing contours are revealed.

    Liposculpture by Dr Hodgkinson

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  • I have thin lips. Is there something I can do to fill them out?

    A: We have a number of excellent ways of plumping out your lips. Even if your lips are not necessarily thin we can enhance the way they look either temporarily or permanently and with the trend towards cosmetic dentistry, enhancing the lips can make the smile even more attractive.

    There is a range of injectable fillers available for a temporary result. The newest one normally lasts longer than collagen, which has been used for more than 20 years. For more permanent enhancement, I use either a dermal fat graft or the patient’s own fat (usually drawn from the abdomen or inner thigh).

    Lip Enlargement by fat injection

     

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  • Why is the fat on my hips, thighs and waist so hard to get rid of?

    A: Many women gain weight on their hips and thighs during their teenage years. This if often related to genetics. The main contributor to later fat deposits is hormonal including pregnancies, menopause or HRT (hormone replacement therapy). Overeating is another contributor. We encourage a healthy diet and regular exercise but this is not enough for many patients. Treatment options include liposculpture, either with a traditional procedure or the newer ultrasonic method or for patients with more sagging skin around the abdomen, a “tummy tuck” may be more suitable.

    In some patients, particularly those with very large amounts of fat deposits or loose and sagging skin (possibly after a large weight loss) we may suggest a thigh or body lift. The scars from these procedures are extensive but generally tolerated in order to get rid of the large amount of excessive skin that accompanies dramatic weight loss.

    Figure Liposculpture: hips, inner and outer thighs

     

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  • What is the difference between liposuction and liposculpture?

    Q: What is the difference between Liposuction and Liposculpture?

    A: When the fat cells are removed, it is critical that the surgeon creates a smooth contour.

    Creating this contour or figure for the patient requires the surgeon to remove fat to the right depth in both the area affected and all surrounding areas to avoid the pitfalls of dimpling. This can necessitate the use of multiple liposculpture techniques including tumescent and ultrasonic as well as many sizes of cannulae (instruments).

    In Liposculpture, the expertise of the surgeon is more important than any machine or method, as creating the right contour takes many years of experience.

    I was at the meeting where liposuction was first introduced by Dr. Illouz from Paris over 25 years ago and have enjoyed great success with these techniques for over two decades.

    Liposculpture

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    The age limit for a facelift is probably in the seventies.  More and more people in their late 60s and 70s are still in the workforce and still very active socially and professionally.

    Therefore, when one is in their 70s, this is not too old to undergo a facelift.

     

    Regarding the procedure of liposuction, the skin loses its elasticity as one ages, so probably the age limit for having liposuction, is probably in one’s sixties.

     

  • What can you do for my ’love handles’? Exercise and diet don’t seem to help at all!

    Q: “What can you do for my ‘love handles’?  Exercise and diet don’t seem to help at all!”

    A: Liposuction is extremely effective for the love handle area. Men store fat in different areas to women and just like women, find these isolated pockets of fat hard to shift with diet and exercise. Liposuction, or the removal of fat cells, is ideal in such areas to restore or even improve a man’s physique.The major difference in liposculpture for men and women, is that in men the goal is to expose muscularity, whereas in women the emphasis is on creating sensuous curves. This procedure can be carried out as an outpatient at my licensed day surgery facility.

    For more information on this or other procedures, just call the clinic or visit our website.

    Liposculpture by Dr Hodgkinson

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    Male body-shaping is becoming more popular each year. To review some of Dr. Hodgkinson’s Liposuction cases, please check out our Patients’ Before and After Gallery.

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  • Is liposuction the best way to get rid of cellulite?

    No. Liposuction works on the deeper layer of fat, and cellulite is more superficial. Sadly, there are no truly effective treatments for cellulite.

    Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and avoiding weight fluctuations can help some people improve the appearance of cellulite.

  • I have heard that I have to wear a compression garment after liposuction. What is this for?

    A: The compression garment helps reduce swelling for the first 24 hours and is essential to reduce serum loss into the tissue for the first few hours after the operation. It also helps flatten the tunnels caused by the removal of fat and rebinds the tissue into its new shape. After liposuction, swelling is normal and bruising will take two to three months to resolve.

    I recommend my patients wear the compression garment from four to six weeks to help the skin contract around the reshaped body.

    Liposculpture of the outer and inner thigh

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    Q: I have a few extra kilos from winter – what can I do before summer?

    A: So many patients are coming to us now wanting liposculpture of their waist, hips and thighs to get back their figure so that they can fit into the summer fashions.

    Liposculpture to enhance your figure involves reshaping from the waist to the hips and thighs using the latest pneumatic and ultrasonic liposculpture cannulas. The procedure is carried out as an outpatient at my fully licensed facility, the Double Bay Day Surgery, under a light anaesthesia. Patients usually return to most activities and work within 7-10 days.

    Liposuction

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    For more information on figure liposculpture and other procedures just call us at the Clinic on 9362 7400.

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    Q: I can’t get rid of the fat round my waist. What can I do?

    A: It is no secret that the well-known “Aussie beer gut” is not a good look. Diet and exercise go a long way to helping get rid of it, but liposuction can offer a more rapid and predictable result. Liposuction for men generally includes the “love handle” area, the abdomen and sometimes the chest. The average male’s skin contracts better than women’s and skin etching techniques can define the “six-pack”, the pectorals and the waist area.

    If diet and exercise have failed to give you the shape you need, then you should not only keep up the good work but consider liposuction. I use the ultrasonic and power cannula techniques to refine the male torso. We have been delighted with the definition that can be achieved by using the newer operating procedures.

    This 40 year old male is a recent case shown here before and after liposuction.

    Male Liposuction

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    To find out more about liposuction and other procedures for male patients, please call us at the Clinic, or browse further information from our website.

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    Liposculpture: saddle bags (375cc) buttocks (250cc)

     

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  • Nose Reshaping

  • What is the difference between a rhinoplasty and a nose job?

    Q: What is the difference between a rhinoplasty and a nose job?

    A: The recent expose on Michael Jackson aired on television drew much comment on rhinoplasty. Certainly the fear of many patients seeking rhinoplasty is of ending up with a nose with that obviously operated-on look so they are tagged as having had a ‘nose job’.

    Too much tissue taken out of the tip of the nose, too great a reduction of the dorsum or bridge of the nose and an inappropriate respositioning of the nasal bones, all by inexperienced surgeons are the usual causes.

    Another common cause is the use of plastic in the nose. These ‘plastic implants’ are common amongst Asian patients and are rarely successful in the long term. Part of Michael’s problem is the exposure of plastic (probably silicone) in the nose.

    Rhinoplasty

    A rhinoplasty is one of the most satisfying procedures, beautifying the face and improving the patient’s profile. Any breathing problems can be dealt with at the same time. To review some of Dr. Hodgkinson’s rhinoplasty cases, please check out our Patients’ Before and After Gallery.

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  • What is a good age to have my nose fixed?

    Q: What is a good age to have my nose fixed?

    A: We find the most common age for people to undergo nose surgery is in their young adult years between the ages of 18 and 30, especially for those starting their university education or beginning new careers.
    In fact, it is during the school summer holidays that we see the most student-aged patients for nose surgery. The full age range of patients, however, extends from 15 to 75!

    Improving a patient’s profile can dramatically enhance their overall appearance, and often rhinoplasty is combined with a cosmetic procedure on the chin or facial rejuvenation surgery to balance and enhance the look of the face as a whole.

    Rhinoplasty
    Rhinoplasty Rhinoplasty
    Before                       After

    To obtain more information on rhinoplasty or other procedures, please call us at the Clinic or look at the before and after patient images on our website.

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    A: We encourage patients to make use of the many tools we have available to help them explain to us what they want to achieve. The use of “before and after” photos of actual patients, clinical procedural brochures, videos and digital computer imaging all play a vital role in helping us to understand your expectations and desired result.

    I like a patient to describe what they want and show me photos of the noses that he or she likes. I also like them to show me photos of any relative of theirs who they think has a particularly attractive nose. Patients may bring photos of models, celebrities, or film actors from popular magazines. I don’t discourage this. In fact, I encourage this as a tool for communication. My philosophy is to encourage clear, accurate communication between myself and my patient; this is a top priority to allow a proper assessment to be made and realistic advice to be given.

    Before and After Rhinoplasty by Dr Hodgkinson
  • The skijump nose – what can I do about it?

    Q: The “skijump” nose – what can I do about it?

    A: The “skijump” nose is usually caused by trauma, an accident or in some unfortunate cases, previous over-zealous rhinoplasty surgery.

    I have recently treated a young man who suffered such a situation and was extremely embarrassed by his profile. In a male, a small, weak nose is seen as most unattractive and lacking masculinity.

    Most men want a good strong nose and to achieve this we use a patient’s own tissues to build up the top of the nose, thereby producing a more handsome, defined profile. You can leave the ‘skijump’ on the slopes for the snow fields!

    Rhinoplasty (secondary)

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    After

    A strong projection to the nose can be achieved by the use of nasal grafting. To learn more about this or other procedures, please call us at the Clinic or just check out our website.

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  • I want to have my nose fixed but how long will I have to be off work?

    A: Most patients have a good idea about what they dislike about their nose and what they want done but a big concern is how much time they will miss from work and/or how much pain they will experience. The surgery surprisingly causes minimal discomfort and oral painkillers such as Panadol can control this. Recovery from rhinoplasty takes approximately seven to ten days and you can resume most activities within two weeks, except for contact sports. Rigorous activities can be resumed at about six weeks.

    Nose (Rhinoplasty)

     

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    • I want my nose fixed but am worried I will end up with a “cute” nose.”Dr Hodgkinson comments: It is important whether male or female that surgery to the nose be carried out with a sensitivity to the patient’s face, gender, ethnic background and family resemblance. Experts in nose surgery/ rhinoplasty can individualise the result for each patient to ensure that their new look is
  • I want my nose improved but I still want to look like me

    Most patients want improvement – not change.  Many patients in my practice voice a concern about having plastic surgery that they feel might make them look like someone else.  After years of looking at yourself in the mirror or of your family and friends looking at you it is normal to be concerned about too great a change. This is something that it is important to discuss with your surgeon as in expert hands it is possible to customize the result of rhinoplasty or other cosmetic surgery to ensure that you look like the best you possible – not someone else.

    For more information on rhinoplasty or other cosmetic/plastic surgical procedures, contact us at the Clinic and have a look around our website.

    Rhinoplasty

    Before and After Nose Surgery by Dr Hodgkinson

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    • Rhinoplasty: Taking Care of Breathing As WellBefore & After Rhinoplasty by Dr. Hodgkinson One of the most gratifying procedures for patients is to repair their breathing and improve their breathing when compromised as well as improve the aesthetics of the nose when we perform rhinoplasty. Having performed cosmetic rhinoplasty for over 30 years on thousands of patients, I
    • Revision of RhinoplastyGetting Rhinoplasty right Rhinoplasty surgery involves reshaping the nasal bone and/or cartilage to create a nose that aesthetically enriches the face. A failed rhinoplasty can be distressing. Rather than achieving an improvement, the patient has to deal with an unsatisfactory result. There are many reasons for a failed rhinoplasty, including non-compliance by the
    • What’s the difference between a rhinoplasty and a nose job?Q: What’s the difference between a rhinoplasty and a nose job? A: The obvious surgery on Michael Jackson’s nose attracts a lot of comment about rhinoplasty. Many people seeking rhinoplasty have a natural fear of ending up with a nose with an obviously operated-on look
    • Male Rhinoplasty/Nose SurgeryBefore & After Rhinoplasty by Dr Hodgkinson Here is the result of one of my recent cases; a young Australian man of Greek heritage before and after rhinoplasty (nose reshaping surgery). To create this result, I had to refine the hump, narrrow the tip of the nose and balance the
  • I want my nose fixed but can I be sure that it will be in proportion to my face?

    A: This is a very important consideration with nasal surgery. The shape of the face and the chin as well as the position of the eyes should all be taken in consideration when contemplating changing the shape of your nose.

    We find that digital imaging and image manipulation can often give the patient a better visual idea of what the end result might be. We encourage patients to bring photos of noses they like so we can discuss their expectations and what is realistic.

    The trend is away from making a too-cute or stylised nose and more towards individualised rhinoplasty to suit the patient’s aesthetic requirements.

    Rhinoplasty by Dr Hodgkinson

     

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    • “I like my face, just not the bump on my nose.”Dr Hodgkinson explains how this can be fixed: Many patients both female and male come to me who have had a broken nose or who have a bump on the dorsum that is genetic. This “bump” can be surgically corrected with a rhinoplasty to give the nose a more refined contour.
    • Q: What is a good age to have my nose fixed?Q: What is a good age to have my nose fixed? A: The most common age for people to undergo nose surgery is in their young adult years—between the ages of 18 and 30, especially those starting their university education or beginning new careers. In fact, during the school summer holidays we
    • Q: I want to have my nose fixed but how long will I have to be off work?Q: I want to have my nose fixed but how long will I have to be off work? A: Most patients have a good idea about what they dislike about their nose and what they want done but a big concern is how much time they will miss from work and/or
    • I want my nose fixed but am worried I will end up with a “cute” nose.”Dr Hodgkinson comments: It is important whether male or female that surgery to the nose be carried out with a sensitivity to the patient’s face, gender, ethnic background and family resemblance. Experts in nose surgery/ rhinoplasty can individualise the result for each patient to ensure that their new look is
    • Rhinoplasty/Nose Surgery For MenKEEPING IT MASCULINE, KEEPING IT REAL Rhinoplasty or Nose Surgery for Men has special considerations just like all male cosmetic plastic surgery. When performing aesthetic surgery for men’s faces, men are worried that they will be given a “too cute” nose or feminised look. Dr Hodgkinson has more than 30 years
  • I want my nose fixed but am worried I will end up with a “cute” nose

    Dr Hodgkinson comments: It is important whether male or female that surgery to the nose be carried out with a sensitivity to the patient’s face, gender, ethnic background and family resemblance. Experts in nose surgery/ rhinoplasty can individualise the result for each patient to ensure that their new look is natural, balanced and attractive. Often, patients who want reshaping due to an injury have some sort of breathing problem as well. The two procedures of rhinoplasty and septoplasty can be carried out at the same time, improving both the appearance and the function of the nose.

    Before and After Rhinoplasty by Dr Hodgkinson

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    • Q: What is a good age to have my nose fixed?

      Q: What is a good age to have my nose fixed? A: The most common age for people to undergo nose surgery is in their young adult years—between the ages of 18 and 30, especially those starting their university education or beginning new careers. In fact, during the school summer holidays we

    • Q: I want to have my nose fixed but how long will I have to be off work?

      Q: I want to have my nose fixed but how long will I have to be off work? A: Most patients have a good idea about what they dislike about their nose and what they want done but a big concern is how much time they will miss from work and/or

    • I want my nose fixed but can I be sure that it will be in proportion to my face?

      Q: I want my nose fixed but can I be sure that it will be in proportion to my face? A: This is a very important consideration with nasal surgery. The shape of the face and the chin as well as the position of the

    • “I like my face, just not the bump on my nose.”

      Dr Hodgkinson explains how this can be fixed: Many patients both female and male come to me who have had a broken nose or who have a bump on the dorsum that is genetic. This “bump” can be surgically corrected with a rhinoplasty to give the nose a more refined contour.

     

       

  • I have a flat nose – what can I do about it?

    Q: I have a “flat” nose – what can I do about it?

    A: Some Caucasians and many Oriental patients have a “flat” nose and request us to build up their nose’s bridge. This results in a better balance with the eyes and in Asians creates a more Eurasian apppearance.

    Nasal fractures, often associated with contact sports like football and boxing, can also cause an undesirable “flattening” of the nose.

    Elevation of the nasal bridge with silicone is an occasional option, but here at the Double Bay Day Surgery we generally prefer to use the patient’s own tissue.

    This Indonesian lady had a small piece of bone taken from her elbow and transplanted into her nose to produce not only a more refined profile but also a better appearance from the front view, glamorising and highlighting the upper part of her face.

    Nose Enhancement

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    After

    For more information on treatment of a “flat” nose, please call us at the Clinic, or just check this website.

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    Q: The “ski-jump” nose – what can I do about it?

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    Q: Can cosmetic surgery to my nose also improve my breathing?

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  • Can cosmetic surgery to my nose also improve my breathing?

    Q: Can cosmetic surgery to my nose also improve my breathing?

    A: Yes it can. At the same time that nose reshaping surgery (rhinoplasty) is carried out, issues with breathing can also be addressed.

    If the septum, the internal division between the nostrils, has been twisted or damaged from trauma this can be fixed along with any external structures to ‘free-up’ your airways and improve your breathing. This procedure is called a ‘septoplasty’.

    Usually, patients who want reshaping due to some injury have some sort of breathing problem to improve as well. The two procedures of rhinoplasty and septoplasty can be carried out at the same time, improving both the appearance and the function of the nose.

    Rhinoplastry

    Before

    After

    A rhinoplasty is one of the most satisfying procedures, beautifying the face and improving the patient’s profile. Any breathing problems can be dealt with at the same time. To review some of Dr. Hodgkinson’s rhinoplasty cases, please check out our Patients’ Before and After Gallery.

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  • Otoplasty & Ear Reshaping

  • What is a good age to have my child’s ears pinned back?

    A: Bat ears or very protuberant ears usually cause parents concern when the child is attending pre-school or kindergarten. Unkind comments from other children may prompt parents to seek advice from a plastic surgeon. At least 80 per cent of the ears’ growth is complete by the age of six so the operation can be done any time after this.

    The ears protrude because of their shape and their projection from the side of the head. Both issues must be dealt with individually in each patient. The procedure to “pin” the ears back is carried out under a general anaesthetic. During the teenage years the procedure can be done under sedation and local anaesthesia only.

    Before and After Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

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    Q: I am 25 and my ears stick out—I am sick of trying to hide them with my hair. What can I do? A: The procedure is the same as if done when a child except it will be done under a light anaesthetic and sedation. Because an adult’s ears are

    A Nurses’s Story

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    Otoplasty – Ear Reshaping Surgery

    Before & After Otoplasty Surgery by Dr Hodgkinson Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is often thought of as surgery for children with ‘sticking out ears’. While it is not uncommon for parents to bring children in to discuss otoplasty with Dr Hodgkinson due to teasing and bullying at school as well as

    What is a neck-lift?

    Q: What is a neck-lift? A: Some people age prematurely in the neck. This may be a familial trait—especially in the chin; if the chin is weak, the neck will age more rapidly. The “turkey” or “chook” neck is an obvious sign of ageing that

    Q: What is a good age to have my nose fixed?

    Q: What is a good age to have my nose fixed? A: The most common age for people to undergo nose surgery is in their young adult years—between the ages of 18 and 30, especially those starting their university education or beginning new careers. In fact, during the school summer holidays we

  • I am 25 and my ears stick out I am sick of trying to hide them with my hair. What can I do?

    Q: I am 25 and my ears stick out—I am sick of trying to hide them with my hair. What can I do?

    A: The procedure is the same as if done when a child except it will be done under a light anaesthetic and sedation. Because an adult’s ears are stiffer than a child’s there may be more initial post-operative pain related to the increased tension on the internal stitches. But the result is the same—a flatter ear and a more attractive overall facial appearance. Some women have an otoplasty at 40 to 50 during their first facelift.

    Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)

     

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    • Otoplasty – Ear Reshaping SurgeryBefore & After Otoplasty Surgery by Dr Hodgkinson Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is often thought of as surgery for children with ‘sticking out ears’.  While it is not uncommon for parents to bring children in to discuss otoplasty with Dr Hodgkinson due to teasing and bullying at school as well as
    • What is a neck-lift?Q: What is a neck-lift? A: Some people age prematurely in the neck. This may be a familial trait—especially in the chin; if the chin is weak, the neck will age more rapidly. The “turkey” or “chook” neck is an obvious sign of ageing that
    • A Nurses’s StorySharp knives are not always a good thing.  Chopping large amounts of leak requires considerable leverage and in doing just that not so long ago, I cleanly removed the tip of my finger.  Such a shock to see a clean slice of finger lying on the chopping
  • Pectoral Implants

  • I am a 25-year-old man with a thin build and no chest. What can be done?

    Q: I am a 25-year-old man with a thin build and no chest. What can be done?

    A: Pectoral implants can be used to give your chest a more masculine look. The implants are made from firm silicone and are trimmed or customised to fit your individual chest wall.

    The implant is placed underneath the pectoralis muscle, not under the skin, and is inserted via an incision under the armpit. You will need to wear a compression garment day and night for four weeks and not undertake any strenuous activity for six weeks.

    Pectoral implants are becoming more popular, not only with body builders but they are also used in conjunction with “ man boob” operations.

    Before and After Pectoral Implants

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    I would like breast implants but I have a thin build. What would be a suitable size?

    Q: I would like breast implants but I have a thin build. What would be a suitable size? A: The shape you wish to achieve is measured against your existing breasts and your chest wall to determine the appropriate size and shape for you. Implants

    Q: I have thin lips. Is there something I can do to fill them out?

    Q: I have thin lips. Is there something I can do to fill them out? A: We have a number of excellent ways of plumping out your lips. Even if your lips are not necessarily thin we can enhance the way they look either temporarily or permanently and with the trend

    I’ve read somewhere that breast implants can go hard. Can you explain this?

    Q: I’ve read somewhere that implants can go hard. Can you explain this? A: This is called “capsular contracture” and is caused by a build-up of scar tissue around the implant. This is more common with the silicone implants when they are positioned behind the

    Do implants move?

    Q: Do implants move? A: In fact, it is unusual for implants to move. In placing any implant—whether it is a breast, cheek, chin or calf implant—the aim of the procedure is to make the pocket the correct size and shape for the proposed implant. Previously, when cortisone (a steroid) was used

    Breast Implants Explained

    Before and After Breast Augmentation Surgery by Dr Hodgkinson If you are thinking about Breast Augmentation Dr Darryl Hodgkinson is one of the most experienced and qualified Plastic Surgeons in this field. With over 30 years of experience the fact that Dr Hodgkinson performs Breast Augmentation with both Saline and Silicone

  • Skin Peels

  • What are the different chemical peels used for?

    A: Chemical peels are effective if the skin is splotchy and freckled or has age spots. A milder peel using alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) is an office procedure where the skin stings for about ten minutes. Mild skin flaking occurs for the next seven days.

    If you have more accumulated skin damage or the brown pigmented “pregnancy mask”, then a deeper trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel would be more suitable. This usually requires a light anaesthetic.

    You will need seven to ten days off work as the healing process strips off the skin and leaves new, pink skin underneath. Makeup and sunscreen protection is required for six to ten weeks after the procedure.

    I have found that patients often find chemical peeling very gratifying and are usually keen to protect their new skin with sunscreen.

    Before and After Chemical Peel by Dr Hodgkinson

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    Q: I have acne scarring. Will a chemical peel improve this? A: Acne scarring usually occurs during the teenage years and, with age, worsens as the skin progressively loses its elasticity. Chemical peels will lighten the colour of your skin and remove freckles or age spots but will not improve scarring. For

    Facial Resurfacing: Ready for Spring

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    What is the best time of the year to have a facelift?

    Q: What is the best time of the year to have a facelift? A: Facelifts and other procedures, such as eyelid surgery, brow-lifts, neck-lifts and skin rejuvenation techniques like chemical peeling, laserbrasion and dermabrasion, are especially popular in winter. These procedures require the patient to

    I am in my early 50s and want a facelift but I’m also worried about my sun-damaged skin. Would a facelift help my skin?

    Q: I am in my early 50s and want a facelift but I’m also worried about my sun-damaged skin. Would a facelift help my skin? A: Because the Australian environment is especially harsh on the skin and the skin may be sun-damaged, you may need

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  • I have acne scarring. Will a chemical peel improve this?

    Q: I have acne scarring. Will a chemical peel improve this?

    A: Acne scarring usually occurs during the teenage years and, with age, worsens as the skin progressively loses its elasticity. Chemical peels will lighten the colour of your skin and remove freckles or age spots but will not improve scarring.

    For acne scarring, we can utilise other resurfacing techniques such as dermabrasion, Erbium or carbon dioxide laser treatment. Unfortunately, as a side effect of trying to improve the scarring, resurfacing procedures may lighten the skin pigment permanently. Dermabrasion, using newer, highspeed air-driven diamond burrs, improves the scarring with less likelihood of a permanent skin colour change than the laser.

    All resurfacing procedures usually require two to three sessions to achieve the optimal result. Ten to 14 days are needed to recuperate from resurfacing. The skin is still pink and due to its sensitivity needs protection from the sun for up to six to ten weeks. Make-up and sunscreen must be used fastidiously during the healing process to protect the newly resurfaced skin.

    Dermabrasion

     

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    • I am in my early 50s and want a facelift but I’m also worried about my sun-damaged skin. Would a facelift help my skin?

      Q: I am in my early 50s and want a facelift but I’m also worried about my sun-damaged skin. Would a facelift help my skin? A: Because the Australian environment is especially harsh on the skin and the skin may be sun-damaged, you may need

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    • The good news about winter

      Winter is the best time for facial resurfacing; that is peeling, lasering or dermabrasion to improve the sun damage and/or complexion of your facial skin. This can be a light resurfacing, or if your damage is not severe, a series of Jessner peels or TCA or a total facial resurfacing

    • Q: I have large breasts and would like them reduced. What type of scars would this operation leave

      Q: I have large breasts and would like them reduced. What type of scars would this operation leave? A: Many women with large breasts (over a D size) suffer from back pain, neck strain and are unable to wear certain clothes. Scarring from an operation to reduce their breast size (reduction

  • How Can Facial Peels That Strip Skin Make You Look Younger?

    When the skin peels off, it is very similar to some animals that strip their skin, like a snake and there is new skin underneath.

    As we age and we experience sun damage, which causes “browning” of the skin, “splotchiness” of the skin and fine lines, this gives one an aged appearance.

    Stripping off the fine lines and the discolouration gives the skin a nice, fresher look and the rejuvenated look and enhanced complexion makes one look younger.

  • Thermage

  • I saw a segment about a non-surgical facelift on ‘Oprah’. What is this?

    Q: I saw a segment about a non-surgical facelift on ‘Oprah’. What is this?

    A: The answer is THERMAGE. Thermage has been available in the USA for years and has FDA approval. It is only being released in Australia now and our clinic will be the first one with this technology in the immediate future.

    This ‘non-surgical’ facelift is actually a non-invasive procedure suitable for the 35-55 year old age group, employing radiofrequency technology to tighten loose skin by using heat to shrink tissues and stimulate collagen growth.

    It is also called the ‘Thermacool Facelift’ because it has a cooling spray to protect the surface skin. No anaesthesia or down time is required and the procedure takes between one and two hours to perform.

    Thermage Facelift

    Before

    After

    To learn more about this or other procedures, please call us at the Clinic or just check out our website.

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    Q: How can I get rid of my sagging jowls?

    Q: I am only 28 and I have a double chin. What can I do?

    Q: I look tired and my friends ask “what are you worrying about?”

    Q: I’m 44 years of age and have noticed some excess wrinkling around my eyes, jowling, and some thickness in my neck and under my chin. My friends say I am looking tired. Am I too young for a facelift?

    Q: What is the S-Lift?

    Q: I want to look just as competitive as I feel – what can I do?

    Q: “My eyes were my best feature when I was young, now everyone says I look tired. Can my eyes look young again?”

    Q: I know I need a facelift, but how about my heavy eyelids?

    Q: What can I do about my heavy eyelids? (Asian)

     

  • Tummy Tucks

  • My tummy bulges out no matter what I try since I’ve had children. What can I do about it?

    Q: My tummy bulges out no matter what I try since I’ve had children. What can I do about it?

    A: Unfortunately after you have had children (especially large babies or multiple births) your stomach muscles may remain stretched, and while you can strengthen these muscles, no amount of exercise will shorten them.

    If you find the protuberance bothers you when wearing swimwear or fitted clothes, then a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) can be an option to regain or even create a flat tummy.

    In fact, as an extra bonus with a tummy tuck the stretch marks on the skin are often also eliminated. Call us at the Clinic for details.

    Facelift

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    Q: Why are the fat deposits on my hips, thighs and waist so hard to budge, even though I am exercising and have a sensible diet

    Q: I diet and exercise but still have big hips, what can I do?

    Q: I have a few extra kilos from winter – what can I do before summer?

    Q: I exercise regularly and eat carefully but I can’t get rid of the fat round my waist. What can I do?

    Q: My tummy bulges out no matter what I try since I’ve had children. What can I do about it?

    Q: I work out at the gym, eat well, but my chest is still flabby. What can I do about it?

    Q: Male breasts are in the news – but can you do anything about them?

     

  • Many years ago I had a caesarian section and the scar looks ugly and my tummy bulges over it. What can be done?

    A: This is very common in women who have had a caesarian section. As time goes by the low scar may widen or look crooked and accentuate any bulging over it. The “tummy tuck” procedure (abdominoplasty) can be used here too. The scar can be revised and the abdominal muscles tightened to flatten your stomach.

    Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) by Dr Hodgkinson

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    What is a ‘Mummy Makeover’?

    A “mummy make-over” is a one stage procedure of restoring the body contour by performing a breast augmentation or lift, a tummy tuck and liposuction. A study of over 151 consecutive cases from California confirms that there is no increase in risk from combining these procedures on an outpatient surgical

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    Thermage®- The Non-Surgical Facelift

    Figure 1. Before and After Thermage of the lower face by Dr. Hodgkinson Looking for smoother, tighter skin with less sagging? Thermage® could be the answer! If you are looking for smoother, tighter skin with less sagging, then Thermage could be for you! This ‘non-surgical’ facelift is actually a non-invasive procedure

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