I am 51 still full of energy and am working in the...
28 Jan 2016
4 months post
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 !