51 Years , Still Active and Full of Life but Feeling my Appearance Had Lost Its Youth - Sydney, Australia

I am 51 still full of energy and am working in the...

I am 51 still full of energy and am working in the corporate fashion industry . Being in this industry and in the corporate world you need to keep up with your appearances to compete with the young guns coming thru the industry. I have always cared about my presentation , love fashion and want to feel confident in how I look each day . I have been using Botox for many years and have been very happy with the results at all times . However , during the later part of 2014 and early 2015 I all of a sudden noticed the Botox just was not enough any longer to maintain my fresh youthful appearance . I was seeking new employment and felt I was not looking my best during this period . It was not until I was looking thru some photos taken at my 50th while in Italy that I realized my face just did not look like me anymore ! I did not recognize myself any longer , I felt depressed and so unhappy with my appearance. There were days I could not even look at myself in a mirror. I always had a great neck and jaw line and this had also suddenly dropped so much I could not bare it ! I had visited my Surgeon before for other issues and it was time to discuss my options . Initially I did not contemplate a face lift , only because I imagined the process to be painful and would require a lot of time off work . After discussing my options and concerns with Dr Darryl Hodgkinson I knew to feel my self again and bring back my outgoing confident personality I needed to make a decision . The day of the operations came so fast , I could not wait ! The team at The Cosmetic Restorative Clinic at Double Bay are amazing , I was treated so well with sincere care and thorough attention to detail thru out the entire process .I would highly recommend Dr Darryl Hodgkinson to anyone . He is genuinely caring about all his patients and is a perfectionist . The results are amazing !!!! I have just come thru the 4th month after the operation and my friends and family cannot believe the difference . I ran into an old work colleague last month and he remarked I looked 15 to 20 years younger . The comments just keep coming how well and youthful I look. I feel fantastic , my neck and decolletage have been lifted and my face looks like I am 40 again ! You may wonder about the recuperation after the actual face lift ? I could not believe how little pain was involved , in fact I was off painkillers 2 days after . Stitches were removed 10 days later and I was back at work the next day . Obviously still had swelling but to those that did not know the swelling was not obvious . The scars are minimal and have healed so well . I have had so many comments from customers that I meet in my industry that make statements about "When I get to their age" ! Little do they know I am their age . I feel amazing , happy and full of life again . I am proud of what I have achieved and the results are unbelievable . However , I do believe that it is all because I chose the right surgeon to place my happiness in his hands . Without a doubt he had the experience , the latest techniques and the care factor . The results and healing improves every day and I am enjoying my looks again . I have even gone back to showing of my decolletage as its been lifted so beautifully . I would do it all again without any hesitation - not one regret . The easy part is just to book yourself in !
I cannot thank Dr Darryl Hodgkinson and his team enough . You have given me my happiness and confidence back . Now I look in the mirror and really like what I see !
Sydney Plastic Surgeon

Dr Darryl Hodgkinson - Double Bay Sydney Australia . Experience , technique and sincere care about his patients are just a few highlights that you will be treated with . Dr Hodgkinson is attentive , honest and dedicated to his patients to get the best results possible. His manner is sincere and he approaches all his patients as individuals. His team of experts are amazing from the first appointment right thru to the after care follow up appointments . They listen to your concerns and address the issue with professionalism and expertise . I would only ever trust Dr Darryl Hodgkinson to perform surgery of this nature . They make you feel so important and strive for excellence in regards to the results and after care .

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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